Shrimp– Everyones Favorite Fish

Shrimp is the fish that even people who don’t like fish are happy to  see on a plate.  I confess that shrimp is one of my favorite foods.  Like  that scene in Forrest Gump, I like  broiled shrimp, shrimp cocktail, fried shrimp, shrimp salad, stuffed shrimp….  I also felt that a dinner of shrimp  was a great low calorie meal.  It was  low in  salt, calories and fat  and high in protein and omega3.   It all true. 

A four ounce serving of shrimp  has just 99 calories and 21 grams of protein.  It also  offers  just about  a full days requirement of omega 3 and 1/2RDA of vitamin B12.  But shrimp is not the perfect food.  Turns out that, ounce for ounce,  shrimp  has as much cholesterol as beef, which means its not … Continue Reading…

Anti-Aging Clothing– Safe and Chic

Along with  Stonehenge and the ingredients of McDonalds special sauce, one of the great mysteries of life is how I can get a sunburn on my back and chest  when I’m wearing a tee shirt.  Turns out that a plain white tee offers  only an SPF5– and which drops to SPF2 when wet. This year I decided to try out  sun-protective clothing to enjoy the sunshine without  the burn.

My first  outfit  delivered on its promise.  I felt cooler and did not develop even the slightest redness during a sunny all day hike in the Hudson Valley.  And my Tilley hat that was fortified with insect repellant was so effective I wore it long into evening as I grilled chicken and corn for a dinner with friends. But the … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

I’m hosting Fashion Flash this week  and we’ve got a must read  line-up:

* Are you well-heeled?  Cat  At Obsessed With Shoes believes shoes  can make  or break  your overall look, but with   Pedro Garcia pumps you’ll look fantastic for fall.

* Do you have 15 minutes?  Shawna of Female Fat Loss Over Forty  says you have time to get in shape.  This week try  her full body workout.

* Want a simple way to go from Frumpy to Fabulous.  Add a great necklace!  The Glam Gals  show you the right( and wrong) way  to do it at Fabulous After 40.

* Concerned about what you put in your body as well as what you put on it?  Fab Over Forty reviews the natural skincare line by Sponge.

* Heart disease is the … Continue Reading…

Berries for Beautiful Skin

Berries including strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries are the jewel in the crown of the fruit world.  They are loaded with vitamins, antioxidants and fiber.  Even better they are  super low in calories and both salt-free and fat-free.

All berries are high in vitamin C, the one nutrient most associated with fewer wrinkles.  A mere 1/2 cup of strawberries ( 30 calories) has 70% of the RDA for vitamin C– ounce for ounce 60% more vitamin C than grapefruit.

IMO berries are the most delicious source of fiber.  One cup raspberries ( 75 calories)   yields 15 grams of fiber– more than 1/2 the RDA for this nutrient.  By comparison 1/2 cup of cooked beans ( which are famous for their fiber)  has the same 15 grams of fiber at twice the … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

This week, the Glam Gals of Fabulous After 40 are hosting Fashion Flash.  I’ve been feeling so  much more confident about my fashion choices   and its due to the advice that I’ve gleaned from this incredible  site for fashion guidence. For example, in NYC everyone wears black all the the time.  No exaggeration.  But the fashion  mags are  always urging us to wear COLOR.  Every time I wear an orange sweater or blue dress I feel so self concious I can’t wait to get home and change.  Then the Glam Gals suggested that I use color in my accessories.  Now   I wear  my little black dress and  spike it with a green bag tied with a color drenched scarf and finished off with a pair of shiny black snakeskin shoes. I feel “fabulous” where ever … Continue Reading…