This week Erika of Notes From My Dressing Table is hosting Fashion FLash for the first time. I love her real time approach to beauty care products and her hands on approach to exploring new options for nail, skin and make-up. Make certain you subscribe to her site to avoid mising any of her helpful and always entertaining posts.
Fashion Flash Book Review: The Hunter/Farmer Diet Solution by Mark Liponis, MD
Since the #1 New Year’s Resolution is “lose weight”, a new diet book seems like a natural choice for the first Fashion Flash book review of the new year. … Continue Reading… →
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:
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… →