This week the host for Fashion Flash is Kari at Fab Over Forty. She has, IMO, the best makeup picks on the web. Recently she reviewed the new Burberry colors for Spring. Too many make-up colors are either too bright, too brown or too pale for me. Kari profiled the Burberry shades that work for women who find most brands miss the mark. She spots new colors and trends and puts them into context with 40 plus beauty needs. And the Glam Gals at Fabulous After 40 offer incredibly timely fashion advice on trench coats. Apparently it is never going to stop raining– and good looking rain gear is now as important as the right shade of lipstick. Reading the Glam Gals advice this week, I am definately going out to buy that red raincaot I saw on sale at Filene’s.
The NHANES nutritional study reported that carbohydrate intake was linked to skin aging. As the daily carbohydrate levels rose so did the appearance of lines and wrinkles. But unlike the data on linoleic acid and vitamin C, there is no single accepted recommendation for daily carbohydrates. The standard diabetic diet has about 125 grams of carbs each day. The South Beach Diet ( phase 1) allows about 50 grams/day, while the heart healthy Pritikin or Ornish programs can have as many as 300 grams of daily carbs. Adding to the confusion, NHANES did not differentiate between so-called “good carbs, eg whole grains, fruits and vegetables and “bad carbs” including sugar, white flour, and potatoes Since all carbs eventually turn to sugar in the body, maybe it doesn’t matter, but I’m not satisfied with that answer.
Looking at it another way, experts give carb recommendations on the basis of percentage of daily calories. Jillian Michaels, the uber-trainer … Continue Reading… →