Its Fashion Flash Monday and this weeks’s host is Jodell of Black Cat Plus. Today she is featuring Simply Silk, an online-label that has a totally useable collection of simple tunics and pants topped with eye-catching tops. The Glam Gals at Fabulous After Forty are exploring how to wear summer white. I’ve bought several white pieces, but felt I looked huge, like a nurse or like a huge nurse. Now I get it– just add color! Hot AND exhausted? Over at Menopause Makeover, Staness offers great tips on dealing with sleep problems during menopause.
Now that bare arms season is here for real, I am especially aware of what I eat. This week, I looked at The South Beach Diet. I am really impressed by the design of this plan for three key reasons:
1. It was designed by a well -respected cardiologist, Dr Arthur Agatston who earned his stripes for important research in invasive cardiology. It makes me trust his ideas and approach.
2. Its a low carb diet that contains all the things you should eat and none of the sutff you shouldn’t. Because its low carb you will avoid the glycation problems that has been linked to earlier skin wrinkling.
3. The affordable meals plan can be easily followed both at home, on the road and in restaurants. Basically you can stay on the South Beach Diet with a rotisserie chicken and salad bar. Its that easy.
There are three stages to the South Beach Diet. The first one is a very strict, very low carb plan and I could not stay on it more than two days. No prob. Its designed for more rapid weight loss to motivate us and you will still drop pounds on stages two and three. The low carb, low salt, low cholesterol meals are also packed with anti-aging nutrients including anti-aging omega-3 unsaturated fats. You will more than meet the 5 recommended servings of fruits and vegetables that are linked to younger looking skin.
This diet meets all my requirements. It’s controls heart healthy, controls weight, reduces diabetes risk and follows the NHANES recommendation for fewer lines and wrinkles. The original book came out in 2003. He has now extended the brand with cookbooks, with recipes provided by some of the coolest chefs in South Beach Florida.