The Best Weight Management Skill
Kale Can Improve Your Love Life!
Eating leafy greens, vegetables and garlic can increase your libido. Keri Gans, RD and author suggests eating leafy greens, hot peppers, garlic, asparagus and watermelon to liven things up the bedroom. Leafy greens give you an iron fix and some Vitamin C to keep you awake and asparagus produces histamine, a chemical released during orgasm.
Here's another list of foods to fire up your love life.
The Most Important Weight Loss Skill
You've heard all the tips: "weigh yourself every day," "avoid carbs," "find the right motivation." But a leading weight loss expert says that the number one key to losing weight isn't any of those actions. Dr. Yoni Freedhoff explains that the best weight management skill is to learn to be realistic. Life has ups and downs, and so does dieting. Freedhoff stresses that accepting small dieting defeats can allow you to brush yourself off and continue on with your weight loss goals. Losing weight and keeping it off isn't just about diet and fitness, it's about how you bounce back from overindulgences.
Making Changes to Menu Items in Restaurants Could Cost You More
When ordering in a restaurant, have you ever said: "Please, no cheese," "Can I have my dressing on the side," or "I'd like all white-meat chicken?" A man in New Jersey made headlines when he and his wife were charged extra for food they did not eat. They had been to the Marlboro, N.J. Italian restaurant before, and they had always brought their own whole-wheat pasta to be cooked with their meal. Usually, it wasn't a problem and they were charged less than the average pasta dish since they provided their own. But on a recent visit when the restaurant was under a new manager, the couple was charged way more than any pasta meal on the menu, under the claim that they had to pay for a custom meal.
The meal has sparked controversy over the cost of dietary restrictions around the country. Quick-Service Restaurant (QSR) Magazine suggests that catering to dietary restrictions is a must.
Comment below or tweet us at @LIVESTRONG_COM and let us know if think that people who make changes to menu items should be charged the same, less or even more.
Latin Countries Follow the U.S. in Weight Gain
Bloomberg has tallied up the waistline sizes around the world, and while Americans still lead the pack for the highest among of obesity, they found that the rest of the world isn't far behind. The rapid growth of fast food chains in some areas has led to larger overall waistlines.
Fast food brands such as McDonald's Corp. and Yum! rely heavily on their restaurants outside of the U.S. for revenue. This is causes a major shift in worldwide obesity. And worse, diabetes rates are rising too.
Bloomberg says the average annual weight gain is 0.35 pounds a year and the people with the highest weight gain per year living outside of the U.S. are people living in Brazil, Mexico and Chile.
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