Friday, April 30, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Dr. Oz has developed a 4-step plan that will teach you how to restock your kitchen, prepare healthful meals and snacks and start exercising - all with the support of a loved one.
So enlisted a loved one and let's get started!
Step One: Dump Day
Together clear out each other's pantry and kitchen. These 4 ingredients that must go:
- Simple Sugars
- Saturated Fats
- Trans Fats
- Enriched Flour
It's easier to eat right when your food choices are automated. Every weekend, meet with your buddy to plan, prep, and cook your lunches for the week. For example, cook a healthy protein like chicken that you can then use to make:
- Chicken Tortilla Wraps: Wrap grilled chicken, tomatoes, lettuce, and onion in a whole wheat wrap. Tomatoes have lycopene to fight cancers and heart disease.
- Chicken, Spinach, Walnut and Citrus Salad: Spinach is a great source of iron, calcium and other vitamins and walnuts contain healthy fats and Omega-3s.
- Chicken Kabobs: Chicken, mushrooms, bell peppers, onions and tomatoes provide protein, lycopene, fiber, and vitamins A and C.
It's unrealistic to get rid of snacks altogether. So replace unhealthy snacks with ones that are good for you like fresh veggies, protein bars and shakes.
Step 4: Workout Together
Exercise together is more fun and creates accountability. Get moving together --30 minutes a day, 3 times a week to start. Then start to integrate strength training exercises.
Article Taken from The Dr. Oz Show website.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Special Thanks to Chef Asata Reid! For the yummy menu, we will be trying those recipes at home. Right Ladies! For more on Chef Asata Reid, and her favorite recipes visit www.lifechef.net. All recipes from TASTY III Hampton's in the A! Will be available tomorrow. So you too can enjoy Asata's Spanish style Fish Soup (Stew), Ina Garten's Baked Shrimp Scampi. As well as warm green salad with roasted chicken.
Also we would also like to thank Poggenpohl Kitchen Showroom! If you are in the market for a new kitchen or bath they are worth investigating. They are the world's oldest cabinet maker; however, they stay on the cutting edge of design. We all fell in love yesterday with the user friendly technology of the applicances and beautiful design of the kitchens. www.poggenpohl-usa.com
Stay tuned as something delicious is already being developed for the next TASTY session!
~Keep it Spicy~
Monday, April 19, 2010
Vow to live a long and healthy life together. Start by exercising and eating right before and after the big day. Look to each other for support. Lead by example and encourage your partner to keep his or her promise. And don't forget to reward yourselves for all the hard work!
Tone your body with these muscle-building snacks! Packed with protein and monounsaturated fats, these are desserts perfect for the post-workout treat.
Blackberry Belly Buster Parfait
Makes 2 servings
1 cup low-fat ricotta
1 ripe avocado
2 tsp honey
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 pint blackberries
Directions: Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Pour into a tall glass, alternating layers of blackberries and the puree. Enjoy!
Whey Protein Faux Ice Cream Sandwiches
1 cup fat free Greek yogurt
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 scoop whey protein
Graham crackers (reserve)
Directions: Puree all ingredients together and freeze until semi-solid. Stir a few times while freezing. Once it has reached "ice cream" consistency, sandwich a scoop between 2 low fat graham crackers and return to freezer to firm up. Serve or keep in and air-tight container in the freezer until you're ready for your next post-workout snack.
Article Taken from The Dr. Oz Show website.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
It's the middle of the week so here's a little inspiration to help you get prepared for this weekend. How about greeting your hubby dressed in lingerie and an apron with heels to get things stirred up in the kitchen? Ladies we have to be creative and inspire our men and ourselves. I saw this video and thought now that's inspiration for a Spicy Wifey! You don't have to reinact the video. the point is to be creative, step outside of the box, and upgrade what I'm sure is already a good sex game. Create a character or an alter ego for yourself if you feel weird about stepping outside of the box. For example instead of being Tracy become Trixie! And Trixie isn't afraid of anything, because she's with her lover.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
Join Steve Harvey Friday night, April 9th at 7pm, for a LIVE debate for ABC -TV's "Nightline" at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center, located at 3181 Rainbow Drive in Decatur!
Representing the ladies will be Sherrie Shepherd, co-host of ABC's "The View," and journalist Jacque Reid from VH1's "Lets Talk About Pep!"
Representing the men will be Hill Harper, "CSI-NY" actor and author of the "The Conversation," and Jim Izrael, NPR correspondent and author of "The Denzel Principle."
This is a free town hall debate. Doors pen to the public at 6pm, but space is limited so get there early!
If you aren't in Atlanta or can't make it to the debate share your thoughts here with Spicy Wifey. Let's discuss!
Story taken from Majic 107.5 & 97.5 Atlanta's Home for the Adult Urban Community.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Ladies let's wear our Spicy Wifey aprons or gear!
Monday, April 5, 2010
Last week it was announced that Jennifer Hudson is now the new spokesperson for Weight Watchers. If you've seen Jennifer Hudson in the past few months it's been undeniable the changes in her weight! Now we know how she's doing it...Weight Watchers. On Good Morning America she said that she wanted to set a great example for her new baby boy by making healthier choices.
Weight Watchers has a four-way approach to healthy weight loss.
- EAT SMARTER
- MOVE MORE
- HELPFUL HABITS
- GET SUPPORT
So basically if you have some type of regular support system you will be more like to lose and keep more of it off. Which is what everyone ultimately wants. So if it is Weight Watchers or some other type of weight loss or healthy lifestyle support group or system the battle may be better won together than alone.
Have you tried Weight Watchers or any other type of support tool or system for weight loss or healthy living?
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Reuniting the same charismatic cast and characters from his original hit comedy/drama WHY DID I GET MARRIED? Tyler Perry brings us the next chapter in the lives of eight college friends struggling with the challenges of marital life in WHY DID I GET MARRIED TOO?
Gathered together in the Bahamas for their annual one-week reunion, four close couples eagerly reconnect, sharing news about thier lives and relationships. But an intimate week in paradise is disrupted by the unexpected arrival of Shelia's ex-husband Mike, who hopes to break up her now marriage with Troy and win her back.