- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Fri, Jan 31, 2014 5:01 PM EST | Comments
You might be surprised (or horrified) to learn that most Americans consume 3,790 calories a day. Rocco DiSpirito is setting out to change that with his new book, "The Pound a Day Diet."
The celebrity chef's diet plan involves 28 days of menus that include meals, snacks, and drinks. The recipes add up to just 850 calories a day. "When you eat only 850 [calories], you create a deficit of enough calories to burn a pound of fat," he says.
Rocco says it's still possible to eat the foods you love. He showed what one day of healthy eating looks like on the plan: a grapefruit and chocolate shake for breakfast; a rotisserie chicken salad for lunch; a banana smoothie snack; turkey bacon-wrapped chicken with rutabaga slaw, iced tea, and raspberries with yogurt for dinner and dessert.
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"You're eating every two-and-a-half to three hours," Rocco explains. "It's called metabolic fasting. It's the opposite of fasting. Fasting causes we...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Fri, Jan 31, 2014 10:54 AM EST | Comments
Some performers listen to music to prepare for a show, others might do vocal exercises to warm up. Aidy Bryant of "Saturday Night Live" does things a little differently. She takes a "friendship nap."
"I share a dressing room with Cecily," she says of her co-star and friend Cecily Strong. "So she and I will take a friendship nap, where we're side by side under blankets resting preshow."
Aidy's favorite skit also involves Cecily. "I love to play Morgan on the 'Girfriends' talk show," she says about the spoof starring two teenage BFFs. "She's a kernel of who I am. She's a put-upon teenager!"
As for her favorite celebrity guest host, Aidy says she loved working with Drake, for more reasons than one. "He was everything. He was just so nice, and he was down for whatever." In one skit during the episode, Aidy played a girl at a sleepover who throws herself at her frie...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Thu, Jan 30, 2014 9:53 AM EST | Comments
We all know the real winner of the Super Bowl is the food. Not sure what to make for the party? Chef and Cooking Channel host Kelsey Nixon shares some of her favorite Super Bowl snack ideas from her first cookbook, "Kitchen Confidence."
8 tomatillos, husked, rinsed, and coarsely chopped
3/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1 avocado, roughly diced
1/2 onion, coarsely chopped
½ jalapeño, coarsely chopped (with seeds)
2 garlic cloves, smashed
Juice of 1 lime
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Tortilla chips, for serving
In a food processor or blender, combine all ingredients through salt and pulse until combined. Serve with tortilla chips.
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2 cups red wine vinegar
1 ½ cups sugar
¼ cup kosher salt
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
¾ teaspoon coriander seeds
½ teaspoon celery seeds
¼ teaspoon whole black peppercorns
2 garlic cloves, smashed
1 red Fresno chi
From playing a sex addict on "Shameless" to a six-packed pirate on "Black Sails," Zach McGowan fills the bill for the latest edition of "Ali Interviews a Hot Guy." The sexy actor made waves in 2012 for his full-frontal scene on "Shameless." Zach's past time spent modeling for art classes helped him ease his anxiety about the scene. "At first I got really nervous," he says, "but then after a while it became, like, no big deal."
With notoriously cold sets, shrinkage is a definite concern. Zach was on his own to make sure his member looked its very best. "There's no fluffer, unfortunately," he says, admitting he searched online for tips to look great naked. "You kind of just have to keep yourself warm. If you drink a lot of water, that helps."
Zach's enjoying his most recent project, playing Charles Vane, a pirate captain with a vicious temper on the Starz show "Black Sails." "They've taken Treasure Island, and you're meeting many of those ch...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Wed, Jan 29, 2014 10:22 AM EST | CommentsDo you ever worry that you're pushing your kids too hard? Dr. Kristen Race, author of "Mindful Parenting," stopped by "Daily Shot" to tell us how an overstuffed schedule can affect a child's life.
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Children today have 50 percent less free time than they did a generation ago, and they spend an average of 53 hours a week interacting with some sort of screen media. Plus, they're sleeping less. "Life is crazy for families today," the psychologist says. "What I'm trying to do is help parents understand the impact of this craziness on our brains and on our children's brains, and how we can create balance in some really simple ways."
So how can you tell if your child is overstressed? Race suggests looking for attention problems that seem similar to a sudden onset of ADHD. "When kids are stressed, it's difficult for them to use the part of their brain that helps them pay attention and solve problems," she explains. If your child is impulsive or more distracted than usual, "th...Read More »