Saturday, April 23, 2011

This Weeks' 3 Best Weight Loss Tips

1. Nikki Cascone, new mom, Top Chef veteran and owner of Octavia’s Porch in New York City
 Cascone  prepares good-for-you foods ahead of time, so she can nosh healthfully on the go. Among her slimming staples: I keep washed and sliced veggies that can quickly be transformed into salads along with protein-rich picks like hard boiled eggs, shrimp and smoked salmon and healthy, fiber-rich carbs like lentils, chickpeas, and cooked whole wheat pasta. These items keep me energized and satisfied so I don’t feel the need to nosh on unhealthy foods," she says. The result:  Cascone successfully shed her 42 pounds of post-baby weight in just a few months.
 2. Recent research reveals capcasin, the compound that gives hot peppers their spicy zing, may also boost metabolism
3. Sleeping an extra hour a night could help a person drop 14 pounds in a year, according to a University of Michigan researcher 

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