10 Tips For Healthful Eating Out

1. Eat five or more servings of a variety of vegetables and fruits each day. Look for vegetables seasoned with herbs or lean spices rather than butter, sour cream, or cheese. Ask for sauces on the side.

2. Choose restaurants that have low-fat low-cholesterol menu items. Choose foods that help you to maintain a healthful weight.

3. Limited consumption of red meats, especially those high in fat and processed. Choose lean deli meats like fresh turkey or lean roast beef instead of higher-fat cuts like salami or bologna.

4. Select poultry, fish, or meat that is broiled, grilled, baked, steamed, or poached rather than fried.

5. At fast-food restaurants, go for grilled chicken and lean roast beef sandwiches or lean plain
hamburgers (but remember to hold the fatty sauces). Salads with low-fat salad dressing, low-fat milk, and low-fat frozen yogurt. Pizza topped with vegetables and minimum cheese is another good choice.

6. Order a low-fat dessert like fruit ice, sorbet, sherbet, or low-fat frozen yogurt.

7. To help prevent dental caries, avoid continuous snacking on high-sugar foods, especially those that stick to the teeth.

8. Don’t be afraid to ask for foods that follow your eating pattern.

9. Control serving sizes by asking for a small serving, sharing a dish, or taking some home.

10. If you drink alcoholic beverages, limit consumption. Limit intake to no more than two drinks per day for men and one drink per day week for women. Regular consumption of even a few drinks per week has been associated with an increased risk of cancer in woman.

5 Tips For Attracting Older Women

Attracting older women goes beyond the fact that you are young.

So if you simply thought that youth gives you the upper hand in this situation, well then you are in for a rude awakening. You have to put your best foot forward! Older women do not have the time or patience to invest time and energy into a younger man that isn’t top notch. By “top notch” I do not mean someone that has the perfect face and the perfect body. It stems much deeper than that, although those things might help.

If your goal is attracting older women, then here are some basic tips to help you accomplish your goal.

1.) Be in good shape. Older women love men that are athletic and by keeping fit you will show her that you value your health and body versus other guys your age that just plop on the couch with a pizza and play video games all night.

2.) Dress to kill. Make sure you are wearing something modern, fashionable and sophisticated. T-shirts that read “The Ladies Like To Dance On My Pole” etc are complete turns offs to most women but will definitely turn off an older woman.

3.) Be mature and prepare to have full intelligent conversations. Read the newspaper and watch the news so you can talk about current events should she engage you in conversation. Really think intelligently when you have a conversation with her.

4.) Compliment her. This is especially important if you are very attractive because she may be feeling insecure why someone so attractive is interested in her. Complimenting her will assure her that you desire her.

5.) Be prepared to pay for expensive dates. She isn’t going to appreciate dinner at the local pizza joint. Take her to out to nice restaurants and other activities.

 

Men Skin Care Tips

Pretty boys, call them what you want, but when a girl has to choose between the clean, well dressed guy or the dirty, acne face dude, she’ll go for the first. It’s not girly at all for a guy to take care of his personal appearance. Whether you’re looking for a girl or already tied the not, taking care of your appearance affects various aspects of your life.

Take for example at work; you can loose a lot of friends for having B.O. And when you get up close and personal with that hottie, she’ll notice your sand paper beard and pimples. Keeping your clothes clean and up to date is also important, whether you it’s a suite for work or something cool and attractive for going out to the clubs.

So how can we keep looking good? Easy, keep your body healthy! Of course it’s more than just saying it, but when you break it down it isn’t that difficult at all.

Men skin care is a piece of cake. With some lotion and moisturizer you can improve the look and feel of your skin dramatically. There are tons of men skin care products on the market to choose from. Find a moisturizer with UV protection and vitamin E. A little tip, man skin care products that have retinol in their ingredients are great because retinol helps minimize fine lines and wrinkles.

Pimples or zits, whatever you call them, acne is something almost all men have to deal with. Since we shave, it only gets worse because we irritate our skin. No need to worry. Times have changes and there are a bunch of creams, cleansers, soaps and even acne medications for men. If you have normal acne, try some medicated soap, and you can even use some concealer for men. Yes, that’s cosmetics FOR MEN. Nothing girly here. If you have more severe acne you MUST see a dermatologist, a doctor will give you the best solution. With some antibiotics and special creams your skin will improve and so will your confidence.

Do you smell that? Body Oder can be a real big turn off not only for girls but the guy’s won’t want hang out with someone that smells like trash. Shower. It’s that simple, oh yeah and DEODORANT! There seem to be some guys that don’t realize this life saver exist. Men tend to sweat more and have a stronger B.O then woman, so deodorant is crucial to keep yourself fresh all day long. Put some money in body wash and a good soap, she’ll notice.

Have you seen those Chia Pets? If your hair looks like that and you’re wondering why you can’t get a date, then pay attention to this next tip: Get a GOOD hair cut. Now don’t go to extremes, remember just because Johnny Depp can pull off his hitch hiker haircut, doesn’t mean you can too. Go to a professional salon, or at least something that’s a little more expensive. The people there are more up to date on new styles and can recommend what suits your face shape and size. Oh and to all the guys going bald… just cut it short! You think that combing it to the side or growing it longer and covering the bald spot does the job… but it doesn’t! Everyone can see that you’re going bald. Accept it, cut it short and move on like a man!

Once you have the cool haircut, you need some stuff to keep it in style. Once again, products for men come to the rescue. There are great waxes, gels and sprays for men that keep your hair looking good and in place.

Eating pizza and drinking beer with the boys is great, but having that beer belly and not being able to go up a flight of stairs with out stopping… well you get the picture. It’s important for a man to keep healthy. I myself am not much of writing down how many calories I eat or how much carbs this or that has. Frankly I don’t care if that chocolate bar is filled with sugar and fatty contents. But nonetheless, I keep a balanced diet. It’s just common sense, if you know you’re going to be drinking beer all night, then eat a healthy breakfast and lunch. Taking some supplements is even better, but these do not replace meals. Just keep a healthy diet, get in some fruits, veggies and lots of water everyday. When you look in the mirror and see your healthy body, you’ll know all the work was worth it.

Of course aside from eating healthy, you have to exercise! If your into sports, play with your buddies, and working out will turn into play. Put in some money for an exercise machine or even cheaper some dumbbells. Did you know you can do a whole body workout with just a pair of dumbbells? Read some information on keeping your body in shape, magazines like Men’s Health are great help. Join a gym or use walking as an alternative to getting around.

Keep your clothes clean and stylish. No, this does not mean you can by that Miami Vice suit. Take a look at some men’s magazines or watch TV and check out the latest trends for men today. You don’t have to waist thousands of dollars on clothes. It’s all about color combination and size. You can even ask for some girl help here, this is great because she knows what clothes other girls think make guys attractive or maybe even what she’s looking to see on you!

Ten Timely Tips for Pregnant Working Women

Should you work while you are pregnant? About 78% of pregnant women continue work through the end of pregnancy. Consult your doctor about working during pregnancy. She will take into consideration your general health, how well the pregnancy is going, and any problems you’ve had with former pregnancies. She will also evaluate your work: how many hours you work, and whether your job could harm you or your baby. Some jobs are risky during pregnancy, such as: heavy lifting, climbing, standing for a long time, and tasks that require balance. If you have had a difficult pregnancy in the past, heavy physical work is not recommended. If your job has no health risks, you can usually work until labor starts. Some women may have to limit or quit work during pregnancy because of health risks or especially demanding jobs.

Ten Timely Tips for Pregnant Working Women

1. Eat three to five healthful meals a day, as well as nutritious snacks, like cut up raw vegetables, fruit, yogurt, cheese, whole grain cereal without sugar, eggs, and so forth. Get four servings of calcium spread out over each day. Your doctor may prescribe special vitamins for you which should include folate and Omega 3. Folate and Omega 3 can help keep your mental health stable as well as your physical health. They are also necessary for proper development of your baby.

2. Keep healthful snacks available at work, such as: popcorn, peanut butter and crackers, cheese, hardboiled eggs, and fruit. Hunger or low blood sugar can cause nausea, but peppermint tea and soda crackers reduce it. Medication for morning sickness is available if the problem becomes serious, but there are safer and more natural remedies which may help you.

3. To stay organized, keep a notepad handy and write reminders to yourself at work and at home. List all appointments and responsibilities on your calendar, which you should keep with you at home and work. Stick to your schedule to avoid becoming overtired. Make sure you’re scheduling relaxation and fun too!

4. Drink lots of water throughout the day to hydrate yourself. Be sure to get enough vitamin C from fruits, juices, or supplements.

5. Get ten or eleven hours of sleep per night.

6. Moderate exercise, such as walking, reduces the possibility of blood clots, varicose veins, and swelling of the feet and legs. Avoid heavy work and lifting, as well as heavy exercise. Swimming is a good exercise for pregnant women. Put your feet up at night.

7. Do not smoke or allow yourself to be near secondhand smoke; it is very harmful to you and the baby. Exposure to smoke can cause abortion, premature birth, low birth weight, and infant death.

8. Don’t drink alcohol at all. There is no safe amount of alcohol during pregnancy. Even if your OB says it’s fine, don’t. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) causes severe retardation and birth defects, and it can be caused by small amounts of alcohol.

9. Don’t take any medications – even if they’re over the counter or herbal – unless approved by your doctor, especially during the first two months of pregnancy. The wrong kind of drug exposure may cause low birth weight, nervous system damage, and physical malformations to the baby such as heart problems and cleft palate.

10. Avoid video display terminals and microwaves.

If you do decide to work during your pregnancy, practice these ten tips. Taking care of yourself is the most important job you have for taking care of your baby! This is good practice for when your baby arrives and will help you prevent mommy burnout.

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Shoshana Bennett, Ph.D. is the author of “Postpartum Depression For Dummies” and co-author of “Beyond the Blues”: Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression. She’s also created guided imagery audios that are specifically focused on helping moms take care of themselves. ABC’s “20/20” featured Dr. Shoshana as the postpartum expert and news stations including CNN consult her. Several publications including the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Jose Mercury News have written articles on Dr. Shoshana’s work. She’s interviewed regularly on radio and television and has been quoted in dozens of newspapers and magazines such as the Boston Globe, Glamour, Psychology Today, New York Post, Self, Cosmopolitan, USA Weekend and the Chicago Tribune. Dr. Shoshana is a survivor of two life-threatening, undiagnosed postpartum depressions. She founded Postpartum Assistance for Mothers in 1987, and is the Past President of Postpartum Support International.