When bellying up to the bar, pay attention to what goes into your mouth, and you might shed some of the unwanted bulk. Make the wise and attentive choice of drinks and accompanying snacks an ally in your battle of the bulge.
Most importantly, alcohol makes you hungry. It lessens your inhibitions and your ability to keep tract of things. It is easy to find yourself mindlessly nibbling nuts, chips or anything else within reach. As... Read More
Entertaining friends and family in your home is a much bigger undertaking than many people realize. While it may seem like a more "low-key" option than going out, in reality, there are a lot of things that go into a successful dinner party. It's no wonder that a host can easily get carried away and spend more money than intended. To help combat this trend, read on for tips to help you plan an entertaining, original dinner party without... Read More
Filled with good-for-you stuff like vitamin C and antioxidants, citrus fruits fortify your diet. Although great as snacks in and of themselves, they can also be used as primary ingredients in a variety of recipes. Plus, they have more health benefits than you know, so get creative with citrus fruits!
Of course vitamin C comes to mind when you think of oranges, grapefruits, lemons and limes. But did you... Read More
Think that you aren't sophisticated enough or don't fit in the right income bracket to enjoy wine-tasting? Think again. These tips will help you fake your way through a wine-tasting session -- or develop a lifelong Epicurean hobby (the finest pleasures, not the most!).
Supplies - All you really need is a good wine glass, some wine, and preferably some good company.
Glasses - Obviously if you are at a wine-tasting party or tasting... Read More
Everybody knows that alcoholic drinks are a source of empty calories, but rest easy; you can enjoy a cocktail or two without ruining your diet. As long as you focus on drinks low in fat and sugar, you can enjoy yourself without having to hit the gym extra hard.
Besides choosing drinks that are low-fat and/or low-sugar you should also try to limit your total intake of alcohol. Drinking 5 skinny cocktails... Read More
It was once a ritual usually performed by a man. He would put some salt where the bottom of the thumb met his wrist. After licking the salt, he would take a swig of tequila from a shot glass and then bite into a piece of lime. Ladies were not too fond of this and always drank their tequila mixed into a cocktail. Tequila is listed as a spirit and distilled from the sugar sap of the blue agave plant then fermenting it and producing liquor... Read More
By now, we're all aware of the health benefits of red wine. It offers beneficial antioxidants that work to prevent cancers and heart disease while lowering cholesterol. White wine doesn't seem to offer as many benefits, but its bubbly cousin, champagne, seems to. Researchers have found that sparkling wines, such as champagne, cava and prosecco, contain the same polyphenols as red wine, plant chemicals that boost nitric oxide in the blood,... Read More
Bethenny getting sued. The former Housewife of NYC is the subject of a lawsuit demanding a whopping $100 million. The plaintiff is none other than her former manager, Doug Wald. According to the suit, the Bravo reality star sold her Skinnygirl Cocktails to Fortune Brands for $120 million. Problem is, Frankel cut Wald and his company Raw Talent out of the picture right before signing the blockbuster deal with Fortune Brands. Wald... Read More