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Lose Weight by Eating Your Favorite Foods

13 Mar

According to the latest statistics, 7 out of 10 people are looking for ways that could help them to lose their excess weights. For the past years, different weight issues have been the hot topic for every group of people. Even in television, you can see people debating and giving their pieces of their minds regarding this very relevant issue. Producers of various talk shows know that the issue on weight problem is guaranteed to capture everyone’s attention. It will make everyone pause on what they are doing and take time to listen, hoping that they could hear the perfect solution to their problems.

Reading this article will help you in dealing with your problem to lose weight by eating your favorite foods. You do not have to starve or even deprive yourself from the foods that you enjoy eating. The only restriction is that you should not eat those which went through processes (like preservation and treatment) and avoid the ones with high amount of unnatural ingredients (like monosodium glutamate, preservatives, food color and preservatives).

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Focus on Green Veggies

A big part of the food lovers diet is focused on eating green vegetables. This is a good thing because it would not just make you lose weight but will also enhance your cardiovascular and digestive system. Ideally, it is recommended to eat green salad before you start with your well-balance main course. The logic behind this is to make you feel full so you can limit the amount of food that you eat. It is alright to stuff yourself up with vegetables because these are low in carbohydrates but high in fiber.

More Proteins and Less Carbohydrates

For your main course, it is okay to eat a little amount of carbohydrates. However, the most important nutrient that you should get is protein. This enables you to develop leaner and stronger muscles while getting rid of the extra fat. At the same time, proteins will make you feel full for a longer time so you would eat less often.

Burn Those Fat Through Exercise

The good thing about food lovers diet is that it encourages you to exercise so you would not easily gain back the weight that you will lose. The plan does not force you to sign up for a gym or go through rigorous workout plan. All it takes is to do simple cardio exercises like jogging, running or swimming, depending on your preference. To strengthen your body, you can also do some push ups, crunches, sit ups or squats.

Sweet Whoopie Pies

13 Mar

The whoopie pies were perfect to represent the black-and-white theme of The Artist. Luckily, my second try was a big, fat (literally) success. And, as it turns out, I picked a great dessert for the night.Whoopie piesIt all starts with a cake mix which is always a fabulous way to begin in my book.  The filling is make with butter, cream cheese, and marshmallow fluff – a deadly but delicious triple combination.  Not only is the filling orange in color, but it also has a light orange flavor thanks to a little orange extract.  If you don’t have the orange extract, just use some vanilla extract in it’s place.  Then you create a simple spider web with a powder sugar glaze.  I also purchased spider rings to add to the whoopie pies.  I just cut off the ring part and set them on top of the cookie.

The other day I overheard a woman talking to her husband about how excited she was that whoopie pies have become popular recently because she loves them. It made me realize it had been too long since I last made a batch of whoopie pies. Usually I don’t like things that have a more cakey texture. I prefer my cookies to be chewy and my brownies to be fudgey. However, for some reason the texture of a whoopie pie just makes me smile and I actually find myself craving it. It’s slightly chewy around the edges but soft and cakey throughout. Not to mention it’s filled high with luscious frosting. Spiderweb-Whoopie-PiesRecently the whoopie pie has become gentrified with the cake rounds being made in pumpkin, ginger, blueberry, chocolate chip, and other flavors and the fillings similarly varied and refined. A short while ago the New York Times featured an article on tony whoopie pies claiming that they were the new cupcake (cup cakes, for your information, having been very trendy for the last two years or so.)

Orcutt cited other state desserts: Massachusetts, for example, has claimed Boston Crème Pie and the chocolate chip cookie both. He gave credit to Ashland High School Youth in Government who practiced legislative skills by writing a bill proposing whoopie pies as the state dessert.

Orcutt encouraged Baldacci to pass the legislation in time to announce it on June 26 which is Whoopie Pie Day in Dover-Foxcroft. Orcutt told the Governor that Maine ought to be known for other food than lobsters.

Whoopie pies are traditionally two rounds of chocolate sponge cake with a vanilla filling made either of sweetened vegetable shortening (that is, Crisco) or a marshmallow based concoction. Their point of origin is in dispute, with Pennsylvania a strong contender but they were adopted in Maine early in the 20th century for no apparent reason and consequently many nostalgic vacationers have fond memories of whoopie pie filled summers in Maine.