Many people say they want to lose weight, meaning they want to weigh less. But as far as losing weight is concerned they mean they want to lose fat. No one wants to lose muscle tissue and end up with loose, saggy skin but most people who diet incorrectly do so. For many who have tried quick-fix ‘fad’ diets, you know that initially you lose some weight but because of the half-starve, impractical regime usually involved in such diets it’s impossible to maintain.
If you do push on with it you can end up looking drawn and haggard in the face and the problem body parts remain. Sensible healthy weight loss means losing excess body fat that has formed throughout the body, particularly in places that make you look fat like the waist, hips, buttocks and thighs.
Choose activities that you enjoy and can do regularly. Fitting activity into a daily routine can be easy — such as taking a brisk 10 minute walk to and from the parking lot, bus stop, or subway station. Or, join an exercise class. Keep it interesting by trying something different on alternate days. Every little bit adds up and doing something is better than doing nothing.
Make sure to do at least 10 minutes of activity at a time, shorter bursts of activity will not have the same health benefits. For example, walking the dog for 10 minutes before and after work or adding a 10 minute walk at lunchtime can add to your weekly goal. Mix it up. Swim, take a yoga class, garden or lift weights...
Could a juice actually act as an effective sleep aid? It just might, according to Dr. Oz , Daytime Emmy Award winning host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” For many people, sleep aids like melatonin just don’t do the trick. According to Dr. Oz, this is for two main reasons: 1) Most people take way more melatonin than the recommended dose, rendering it ineffective. 2) Many people take melatonin too late at night. In order for melatonin to work properly as a sleep aid, it requires 2-3 hours to circulate in the body. Try taking melatonin right after dinner to allow ample time for absorption.
Another sleep aid method for some is to have a glass of wine or two before bedtime. Dr. Oz warns against this habit, as alcohol in any amount could affect your natural sleep cycle, especially in women.
Beef brisket is the centerpiece of many Jewish holiday meals, particularly at Passover, and every family has their favorite way of preparing it. There are countless recipes out there, but how many do you need besides your grandmother’s? At least one more: This one!
Why? Because the meat is slowly braised in Pinot Noir, and the cherry notes in the wine pair brilliantly with dried tart cherries, which plump up with winey beef juices to become little mini-pouches of flavor on their own. Add to that a bit of star anise, which perfumes the brisket and your home with an exotic and enticing hint of licorice. Season the mixture with the sweet-and-sour agrodolce dance of brown sugar and balsamic vinegar, and you have a brisket that is at once counterintuitively familiar and wonderfully different...
This old-time cake recipe reminds me a little of my grandma Iny’s prune cake, in that it’s a sticky, gooey, sweet delight…and that it’s from the same era. But this one’s chock full of cherries and is a tad easier to prepare. It comes from our old church cookbook and should be served on a Friday night when you have friends over, just to ensure that you’ll have no cake leftover. It’s addictive and difficult to resist.
1 cup sugar
2 tbsps softened butter ? Tasty tip
1 whole eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 cup whole milk
15 ozs pie filling
1/2 cup pecans (finely chopped)
1 cup Natures Blessed Cherry Juice
1 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 tbsp butter ? Tasty tip
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
whipping cream (unsweetened freshly)
Q. I am 55 years old and suffer from arthritis in my knees. One day I decided to try some unflavored gelatin with tart cherry juice because my nails were not growing as well as they used to, and gelatin is said to help with that. Tart cherry juice is supposed to be a good anti-inflammatory. Much to my surprise, the pain in my knees subsided substantially within a week! I had tried OTC pain relievers before, to no avail.
I now swear by this gelatin mixture I drink every morning. I find that if I miss my morning concoction, I feel pain before that day ends. Drinking it helps me so much that I go to the gym more often and have much relief from both the gelatin and the exercise.
A. We love your story! Anything that helps people exercise is worth a try.
Many readers report that tart cherry juic...
If you are one of over 40 million Americans suffering from insomnia, there may be some help for you in the form of cherry juice. A pilot study conducted by a team of University of Pennsylvania, University of Rochester and VA Center of Canandaigua researchers found that cherry juice blend could have modest but beneficial effects on sleep in older adults with insomnia.
Many of our friends online have reached out to use to share their success using Nature Blessed Cherry Juice for many different health concerns.
I have been taking 2 ounces before bed for the last 6 months. It has helped me greatly! Both to fall asleep and stay asleep. Love your product. – Marjorie
Although the researchers cautioned that the effects cherry juice has on insomnia are considerably less than those for evidence-base...
Chocoholics beware as Brunch at Bobby Flay puts together a decadent and dangerously good brunch based entirely around chocolate! Poached Eggs in a mouth-watering Mole along with Creamy Green Rice might become your new brunch staple. Bobby follows that up with Chocolate Crepes filled with a Chocolate Whipped Ricotta-Almond Filling and Warm Cherries. And if you still haven’t had your fix, he blends up a Frothy Hot White Chocolate to round out the meal. Yum.
CHOCOLATE WHIPPED RICOTTA-ALMOND FILLING:
2 cups fresh ricotta, drained in a cheesecloth-lined strainer set over a bowl for at least 4 hours
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened Dutch process cocoa powder, such as Valrhona
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 ounce bittersweet chocolate, finely grated
1/4 cup slivered toa...