Pistachio’s monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids stimulate the production of a hormone that sends signals of satiation to the brain. This can decrease hunger pangs and cravings for up to four hours a day.
In bowl of food processor, combine 4 oz. baby arugula, 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 1/3 cup pistachios, 2 Tbs. Olive oil, 2 cloves garlic, and 2 Tbs. water; process 40 seconds, or until smooth. Stir pesto into 1/2 lb. spaghetti, cooked according to package directions. Sprinkle with 2 Tbs. grated Parmesan cheese. Garnish with red-pepper and arugula, if desired.
Oh someone is going to be very surprised when my sister arrives home next month for a short vacation. She is bringing with her the dr beat head phones; her Christmas gift for him. When she heard that her favorite nephew wanted that, she secretly told me not to buy because she’ll be the one to get it for him. Sweet aunt! And I love her for that. Haha. Saved me a few hundred dollars.
Going slower burns 146 percent more fat. Yes, you read it right. There is no need to jog or speed walk to slim down. New research shows that bouts of vigorous physical activity prompt the release of hormone that stimulates appetite and slows metabolism. This spike in said hormone can cause some dieters to eat up to 60 percent more calories at their next meal. If you do vigorous workouts daily, that could result to weight gain of two pounds of fat every week.
Moderate-paced walking is proven to keep appetite in check. Studies show that measured pace slows leptin production, curbing post-workout binges. You’ll burn more stored fat instead of carbs.
Are you one of those people who don’t like sweating it out in a gym? Well, the gym isn’t a must for a fabulous figure. Instead, you can stay active by walking the dog, playing with the kids, running or hiking. Experts explain that these moves to sexy activities push the body into the fat-calorie-burning zone while simultaneously toning muscles.
And to look skinnier instantly, fitness trainers suggest wearing (especially those who recently had a baby) spandex exercise pants like the Allstar Women’s Compression Capri Pants I got at Zalora to keep everything together and looking less jiggly. Then wear a pair of loose sweats over them to camouflage any thickness or untoned spots.
It is also wise to vary your routine by walking on an incline, skipping once in a while or holding one to two pound weights. If you like bringing water bottles, they are great for this. Plus, you can hydrate easily when you’re done.
Also make sure that you’re wearing the right shoes. Running shoes or cross-trainers shoes have supportive materials that can spring back, protecting your ankles, knees and hips.
While it’s true that salmon has high fat content, experts say it can be an effective part of a diet to lose weight. That’s because of the fish’s omega-3 essential fatty acids that we all know can be a great weight-loss tool. Here’s a yummy dish to make you enjoy salmon even more.
1. Heat oven to 450°F. Place salmon fillet skin side down on baking sheet; coat with butter-flavored cooking spray. Season salmon with salt and cracked black pepper, if desired.
2. In bowl, combine roasting rub, lemon zest and leeks. Spread lemon zest-leek mixture evenly over salmon.
3. Sprinkle almonds over salmon. Roast 18 minutes, or until fish flakes with fork. Transfer to platter.