What Do 300 Calorie Meals Look Like? Breakfast Meals English Muffin Breakfast – 394 Calories 1 whole wheat English muffin 2 pats low fat butter 1 hard boiled egg 1/2 cup of fruit 8 oz fruit juice 8 oz water Cereal – 300 Calories 1 cup of cereal 8 oz 2% milk 1 banana 1 coffee or tea Oatmeal – 345 Calories 1 cup (cooked) oatmeal with raisins ½ cup of fruit 1 cup coffee or tea 1 small banana Scrambled eggs – 360 Calories 2 scrambled eggs 2 strips of turkey bacon 1 piece whole wheat toast 1 pat of low fat butter 1 coffee or tea 8 oz water Lunches Baked potato – 305 Calories 1 medium baked potato 2 tablespoons sour cream 2 tablespoons salsa 1 cup sliced melon 12 oz water Roasted Veg. 3 cups mixed greens 1 cup sweet potato 1 cup eggplant 1 cup red bell pepper 3 Tbs lite honey mustard Soup – 350 Calories 1 bowl of soup 1 small tossed salad 2 tablespoons reduced fat oil and vinegar dressing 12 oz water 4 saltine crackers Chicken Salad – 350 Calories Dinners Chicken – 345 Calories Grilled Eggplant – 323 Calories Fish – 365 Calories I can’t. Ouch!
Nature Sounds. Listen and download for free Nutrition 101: Eat To Burn Fat The 15 Best Fat-Burning Foods 1. Walnuts All nuts do contain some amount of the omega-3 fat alpha-linolenic acid, but most only contain trace amounts. One ounce provides almost 3g of alpha-linolenic acid. 2. It has also has been shown to boost calorie burn when eaten. 3. This very slow-digesting carb keeps blood sugar and insulin levels low, so fat burning can stay high. In fact, research has shown that athletes who consume slow-digesting carbs in the morning burn more fat throughout the entire day and during workouts than those consuming fast-digesting carbs. 4. Avocados also contain a very interesting carb called mannoheptulose, a sugar that actually blunts insulin release and enhances calcium absorption, both of which are critical for encouraging fat loss. 5. This way you know you're getting a direct supply of the fats that turn on fat burning and block fat storage. 6. Soy has also been shown to aid fat loss, possibly by decreasing appetite and calorie intake. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.
TetraBox Light by Ed Chew Liquid to Light Designer Ed Chew takes a green step in the right direction with the TetraBox lamp, a light object made from discarded drink packets that would have otherwise ended up in landfills already packed to the brim. The design is achieved by unfolding the packets and refolding them into hexagonal and pentagonal sections that are then pieced together to form a geodesic sphere or any other desired shape. Here, the Epcot-like ball makes an attractive overhead light and casts an impressive web of shadows and shapes on the surrounding space. Designer: Ed Chew Abs Diet: Oblique Exercises Working your obliques is crucial to having the strong, lean body you want. Try these 6 exercises to strengthen your core and bulletproof your obliques. Oblique V-Up Lie on your side with your body in a straight line. 10 repetitions each side [ Beginner ] Hold a pair of lightweight dumbbells over your head, in line with your shoulders, with your elbows slightly bent. Saxon Side Bend 6–10 repetitions on each side [ Beginner to intermediate ] Stand while holding a dumbbell with both hands in front of your midsection. 10 repetitions each side [ Intermediate ] Two-Handed Wood Chop Stand while holding a dumbbell in both hands next to your right ear. Hold a medicine ball or basketball in front of you. 10 repetitions each side [ Intermediate to advanced ] Raise your torso off the floor, with your left forearm on the floor for balance.
20 Habits That Make You Fat 20. #1: Eating "low-fat": It sounds crazy, but stop buying foods marketed as low-fat or fat-free. Typically, they save you only a few calories and, in doing so, they replace harmless fats with low-performing carbohydrates that digest quickly—causing a sugar rush and, immediately afterward, rebound hunger. Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham found that meals that limited carbohydrates to 43 percent were more filling and had a milder effect on blood sugar than meals with 55 percent carbohydrates. 19. #2: Not seeking nutrition advice: Good news here: By reading this, you’re already forming habits that can help you shed pounds. 18. #3: Sleeping too little or too much: According to Wake Forest researchers, dieters who sleep five hours or less put on 2½ times more belly fat, while those who sleep more than eight hours pack on only slightly less than that. 17. #4: Eating free restaurant foods: 16. #5: Drinking soda—even diet! 15. #6: Skipping meals: 14. #7: Eating too quickly:
The automatic meal planner - Eat This Much Simple Ways to Naturally Cleanse Your Body Simple Ways to Naturally Cleanse Your Body March 20th, 2012 · 9 Comments · Cleansing and Detox, Conscious Living, Healthy Living What does tea have to do with naturally cleansing your body? Spring time brings on the waking of the natural world around us and is also a cue to our bodies to break out of our winter routines. Using Food to Naturally Cleanse Your Body The following steps involve which foods to avoid and which to eat more of to keep your body healthy. Say No to Joe: kicking the coffee habit is a tough one for many of us but making the effort to at least cut back is a start. Using Your Body to Naturally Cleanse Your Body Stretching helps to naturally cleanse your body! The title may sound silly but these steps are things you can do each day that will benefit your system’s naturally detoxifying and cleansing abilities by using… your body! Clean Thoughts, Clean Mind: When we keep our feelings of anger or grief bottled up it can take a toll on our health.
DIY Floral Sunglasses We always claim to see the world through rose colored glasses . . . but how about rose trimmed glasses? In honor of the widespread floral trend and our love of Dolce & Gabbana‘s Baroque-inspired fall collection, we’re DIYing a pair of outrageously fabulous sunglasses using the same charming little ceramic roses from a recent tutorial. These will surely be a pair of shades you won’t go unnoticed in this summer! You’ll need:a pair of sunglassesa variety of ceramic roses and flowersdisposable container or popsicle sticka handful of toothpicksE6000 Start by squeezing a small amount of E6000 into a disposable container or onto a wooden popsicle stick. Press the flower firmly onto the outer corner of the sunglasses. Add a few small flowers down the right side of the glasses. Repeat on the other side and allow to dry for a couple of hours. Your floral shades are ready to wear! (top image via Vogue.uk, rest of images by HonestlyWTF)
7 easy ways to boost your immune system - TODAY Health Your body’s immune system is more powerful than you probably imagine. How powerful, you ask? Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania recently took immune cells from three patients with leukemia, then genetically altered them into “serial killer” cells, designed to attack one tumor cell, then another and another. The study was small and the treatment experimental, but the results were groundbreaking—two patients went into complete remission, and the other had a dramatic antitumor response. The modified immune system cells multiplied at least 1,000 times in the body, wiped out cancer cells, and stimulated a population of “memory” cells that may protect against recurrences. Could this treatment work for other types of cancer? 7 Surprising Signs Your Immune System Needs a Boost 1. 20 Heart-Healthy Comfort Foods 2. 25 Best Foods For Your Health 3. 14 Fat-Blasting Walking Workouts 4. Slash Your Risk Of Heart Disease 92 percent 5. Slim Down With Yoga 6. 12 Ways To Lower Cholesterol Naturally
60 Second Chocolate Chip Cookie A la Mode I had so much fun developing this recipe. Talk about kinda dangerous though. This baby is baked in 60 seconds, no lie!! The cookie dough recipe is prepared right in your ramekin, so we are also talking about minimal dishes. Win win, right? You know those fabulous pizzookie’s you order at certain restaurants? In any case, Enjoy my friends!! Start by creaming your butter and sugars right in your ramekin. Just like so, light and fluffy. You’ll add a couple tablespoons of beaten egg next. A splash of vanilla please. Give another good stir of the spoon until combined. Once combined, add your dry ingredients right to the ramekin. Flour, salt and baking soda all set! Give a few stirs then…. Time for some fabulous chips! Oh yah! Top with a lovely scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzle with my homemade magic shell! Mmmmm. To share or not to share? 60 Second Chocolate Chip Cookie A la Mode Ingredients Directions Place butter and sugars into a 2-cup ramekin, beat with spoon until well combined.
Juicer’s Three Day Cleanse | The Skinny Confidential After an exciting summer with friends & family [ & food...+ maybe some alcohol : ) ], I felt like I needed a quick detox to jumpstart my metabolism. When doing a cleanse, it is essential to select one that fits your body’s schedule & needs. I picked this Juicer’s Solana Beach cleanse to rid my system of toxins [ it was nice to drop eight pounds too- [ note: four, of which were attributed to water weight-loss ] because it fit perfectly with my work schedule. It was effortless & tasted decent. The cleanse consists of three days with different juices every hour, lots of water, & lean protein [ first, I choose ground turkey, then chicken, & lastly oysters ] with veggies at night. I would recommend this one in particular because it’s easy to make from home. To purchase my favorite pre-made juice cleanse, click here! Juicer’s Three Day Cleanse * Three days of juices, eight ounces every hour for eight hours, lots of water in between & lean protein with veggies after 6 pm.
5 Ways to Turn Zippers into Awesome Arm Candy UPDATE: By popular demand, Zipper Bracelet Kits ($15) and readymade Zipper Bracelets ($20) are now available in the Brit + Co. shop! You know we love turning unconventional materials into wearable accessories. Today, we’re tackling zippers! We figured out 5 simple, beautiful ways to create bracelets, cuffs, and bangles out of metal, plastic, and repurposed zippers. Materials: - zippers - E-6000 quick hold contact adhesive - velcro or snap buttons - leather crimps + clasps - Tools: needle nose pliers, sharp scissors First thing to do is get your zippers! 1. These bangles are sweet, and have a definite friendship bracelet vibe. Use colored zippers for these, in whatever colors you like. Attach cord ends so that you can add a clasp and loop. 2. For this one, you’ll want a zipper with some contrast. We chose a black zipper with gold teeth. 3. This one is silly simple! Get a zipper with a more interesting material like denim. 4. 5. Last, the wrap bracelet! And that’s a wrap (hehe!).