Sticking to a pre-made list will keep you from slipping up at the store. See pictures of diet fads. ©iStockphoto.com/sjlocke Eating at home is the best way to eat healthy for a fit lifestyle. Restaurants are too full of fatty temptations and if you're looking to get slim, you may be challenged in the willpower department. This means that going to the grocery store and shopping for your own healthy groceries is your best bet, because you'll have more control over what foods you eat and how they're prepared. You can do the research beforehand, looking for healthful ways to prepare foods you love. The recipe is pretty simple -- choose a well-balanced diet of fresh foods that are low in saturated fats and empty calories. There's no need for any kind of fad or restrictive diet. If you eat the right foods and make time for exercise, you'll lose weight. The key is to make sure more calories are being burned than consumed. Here are some grocery shopping tips to get you started. … [Read more...] about Your Ultimate Get-slim Grocery Shopping Tips
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Funbag Time for your weekly edition of the Deadspin Funbag. Got something on your mind? [Email the Funbag](mailto:[email protected]). Today we’re talking about groomzillas, NFL bye weeks, Olive Garden, shitty teams, and more. Happy 2019, kiddos. Drew is doing well and appreciates everyone’s love. While he’s recuperating, I’m next on the rotation of guest Funbaggers. Keep sending us all your most deranged questions. James: Christmas vs. Halloween vs. Easter candy - who ya got?! Let’s start by ruling out Easter, which really only offers marshmallow Peeps (garbage), Cadbury creme eggs (worse than garbage), and plain milk chocolate in various shapes (fine in a pinch, I guess?). Jelly beans aren’t that good and aren’t even really an Easter candy; they’re just a regular candy that’s been co-opted by Big Bunny. Ham is mostly terrible too, which makes Easter easily the worst food holiday. Christmas vs. Halloween is trickier. … [Read more...] about Christmas Candy Vs. Halloween Candy: Who Ya Got?!
Hack Your City Each Monday we ask you for your best tips on a city: driving tips, restaurant recs, things to do, and any other advice for visitors and locals. Then on Thursday, we present the best comments. We’re working our way around the U.S. and around the globe. This week we asked for your tips on visiting or living in Los Angeles, the Albany of the West. You delivered. (Thanks to the commenters who suggested “Don’t go to L.A.” Your usefulness cannot be understated.) Here are your best suggestions for the whole greater Los Angeles area. For Visitors Here’s one general itinerary to get us started: Mercifully, L.A. is one of those places where “Hate the weather? Wait fifteen minutes” doesn’t apply: But in a long guide to the city, dchall8 advises: If you go to the LA county beaches, take a wind breaker or sweater. At 2pm the sea breeze picks up and is pretty chilly. This works every day of the year except when the Santa Ana winds … [Read more...] about The Best L.A. Hacks From Our Readers
As a non-fan of baby-back ribs or unlimited breadsticks, I tend to avoid the giant sit-down restaurant chains. I am fortunate enough to live in a major metropolitan area, so why would I go to Olive Garden when there are so many superior Italian restaurants around? But I have one glaring exception, a lifelong devotion to a certain chain that frequently advertises on TV: I really love Red Lobster. My affection for the seafood chain—which turns 50 this week—stems from a variety of sources: The fact that seafood is hardly ever a thing I cook for myself, so am happy to have someone else kill the lobster or crack open the crab legs. I love the brightly colored laminated menus and the cheerful Mai Tais. I even can find actually informative facts (about sea life) on their kid menus. After a recent domestic dispute, the next day my husband announced that we were going out to dinner, and the destination was a surprise. I gasped as we approached the parking lot: Red freakin’ … [Read more...] about Cheddar Bay Biscuit Mix lets you take the best part of Red Lobster home
Chances are my life would’ve turned out differently if not for Al’s Deli. I was young and directionless, as most college sophomores are, with vague aspirations of becoming a music writer. Granted, I knew nothing about music, other than I had watched Almost Famous and a career riding on tour with bands and opining about records sounded romantic. But that changed the moment I walked through the doors of 914 Noyes Street in Evanston, Illinois, drawn by a handwritten “Help Wanted” sign. Little did I know, Al’s Deli would become the best, most formative job I ever had. It was a place that taught me about food, wine, love, and became a reassuring constant when my family was splintering apart. It even led me down a path of food and beer writing. And it revealed to me one of life’s simplest truths: A well-made sandwich is the quickest path we mortals have to experiencing the divine. “Can you work Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays during the day? Do … [Read more...] about Everything I know about life I learned at Al’s Deli