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Monday, June 28, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday #64


Mango and kiwi smoothies... what do you like?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Smooth Out Dimply Fat

Dimples are cute, but not when they are on your thighs! We all know how hard it is to get rid of cellulites but you can do something to lessen them. Foods rich in lecithin (like eggs, oranges, tomatoes and cauliflower) are proven to lessen the unsightly dimples. Lecithin strengthens connective tissue, blood vessels and skin-cell walls. It also speeds the removal of trapped toxins and water. Experts suggest to eat two eggs weekly, plus one cup of any lecithin-rich treat daily. Forget those pricey creams and start munching your way to smooth skin.

Clip and Save

While it's true that not many of us want to go through the trouble of clipping coupons and sorting through shop ads and newspapers because it's time consuming, I'd say it's worth it. You may not realize it but you can save a lot of money with coupons. The web has made it easier for coupon lovers, vitacost coupons can now be downloaded on the internet and are printable. One of the most popular sites I found is eBillme. You can find everything here -- home improvement products, shoes, clothes, books, watches, beauty products and groceries.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday #63


This photo was snapped last February during my son's Family Day celebration in school. The theme was luau and their class did the hula dance.

Happy MYM everyone!

DVD Duplication Service

My aunt who recently came back from the US is organizing a high school reunion. She has been out of the country for so many years and she wanted to meet up with old friends and classmates. My cousins and I are helping her with all the details. For souvenirs, my cousin helped her make an album, a collection of the photos and transferred them to a disc. But since there's no way we can make 500 copies using our computers (in only 1 week!), we have decided to look for a dvd duplication service. It's actually a good thing that we did because the company even edited the photos to make them look more professional and even added background music. I don't think anyone of us can do that, haha.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Healthier "Meats"

Who doesn't love barbecue? Seeing that thick, juicy and caramelizing slab of meat on your grill already makes your mouth water, right? But before you eat too much of that baby back ribs, read this: According to the American Institute for Cancer Research's Guidelines for Cancer Prevention, once you go over the recommended max of 18 ounces of lean red meat per week, each additional 1.5 ounces increases your cancer risk by 15%. And those numbers are worse if you're chowing down on processed meats: For every 15 ounces eaten per day, your colorectal cancer risk increases by 21%. Scary isn't it?

Experts recommend transforming your diet so it consists mostly of plants, which not only lowers your cancer risk but also boosts intake of cancer-protective nutrients. I'm sure you're silently protesting cause that doesn't sound delicious, but if you learn to prepare some meat alternatives right, you'll satisfy your cravings for meat, minus the fat, calories, and potential health risks.

Here, meet some of the fakers that are guaranteed to satisfy your cravings.

1) TOFU - is crafted from coagulated soy milk curds that are then pressed into blocks. It is super absorbent, which means it will soak up any flavor, that makes the options for what you can do with it limitless.

2) TEMPEH - is made from whole fermented soybeans formed into cakes that have a nutty flavor and chewy texture. Like tofu, tempeh soaks up flavoring well so it can easily be used to recreate meat flavors.

3) SEITAN - is wheat gluten, or the protein part of wheat. It has a remarkably meat-like texture and is used most commonly in vegetarian Asian cuisine to make mock-meat dishes. It is fat-free and has almost twice as much protein as tofu.

4) TEXTURED VEGETABLE PROTEIN (TVP) - Can you believe Bac-Os is tvp? Don't laugh but all the while I thought those were really dried up bacon bits. TVP is made from defatted soy flour (a by-product of making soybean oil) shaped into flakes or chunks. It makes a good ground beef or ground turkey substitute because of its meaty texture.

Simple But Practical

All too often, we fall into predictable gift-giving patterns for those dearest to us. If every birthday, Christmas or Father's Day you find yourself shopping for yet another tie or a box of golf balls to dear old dad, he may not complain but surely he must be tired of them. Go for something that he can use like an electric razor or a leather briefcase. Gifts are appreciated most while they are used, so go for more practical things.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday #62


Care for some ice cream?

Friday, June 11, 2010

Know What To Take

With so many types of supplements on the shelves today, how do we know what to take? You could get dizzy by just looking at them so I hope the guide I found would help you choose which exact supplement to take.

1) Supplement with D - According to experts, unless you gulp 10 glasses of milk each day or you bask in the midday sun up to a half hour several days a week, aim for 800 to 1000 international units (IUs) of vitamin D3. That's more than the usually suggested 200 to 600 IUs. Deficiency is linked to osteoporosis and possibly heart disease and cancers of the breast, colon and prostate.

2) Bone Up - You know you need calcium to help prevent osteoporosis. Women need 1000 milligrams (mg) of calcium per day and increase to 1200 mg after menopause. Men need calcium too, but no more than 1000 mg per day. Early studies suggest a possible link between too much calcium and prostate cancer. Best sources of calcium are dairy products, like milk and yogurt, or supplements.

3) Consider Magnesium - Regular headaches, muscle aches, and constipation may call for magnesium to combat the deficiency studies show most people have.

If you are not so sure if you really need these supplements, it's best to ask your doctor first. :)

Aim for more fiber

They say, fiber is the next big diet craze. So move over Atkins and toss out those diet pills, I recently read an article about fiber as the ultimate secret weight loss weapon. I was doing a research on lipozene review when I found this news. Fiber blocks calorie absorption by keeping intestines from breaking down the caloric parts of your food. A USDA study found that women who doubled their fiber intake from 12 to 24 grams per day absorbed fewer calories - that could add up to 10 pounds lost in a year.

So eat more fiber ladies and you'll lose those pounds effortlessly. Check food labels for the word "whole," as in whole wheat or whole grain; eat the skin on your veggies; get your fruit from fresh or frozen, but not juice, which is virtually fiber-free; and eat a bowl of fiber-rich cereal.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Getting Proper Representation

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Monday, June 7, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday #61


Found the fire tree flower while walking with hubs last weekend. Happy MYM everyone!
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