Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Reducing fat intake
Healthy eating guidelines recommend that a maximum of 30 per cent of calories in the diet should come from fat; a low-fat diet for weight loss will typically reduce this to around 20 per cent. However, as usual, the total energy intake is what counts on a low-fat diet just by replacing fatty foods with high-sugar, high-calorie foods, so it is important to keep an eye on the overall balance of the diet, too.
What you can eat
As we have seen, some fats are essential for good health while an excess of others can be harmful. The fats in a low-fat diet should primarily be ‘good’ monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fats, such as those that are found in olive oil or oily fish, for example. Saturated fats, which are found in foods such as fatty meat and poultry skin or full-fat dairy products, should be kept to a minimum, as should ‘trans fats’- hydrogenated vegetable oils, which are most often found in processed foods.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are taking PDA to another level. Before locking lips in front of millions at the Billboard Music Awards -- and being photographed with the Disney star's hand dangerously high on the BieberThigh -- the pair were spotted in all their puppy love glory at LA's airport.
"They are so cute together," a friend who saw the young couple check in together at LAX on their way to Vegas for the awards show. "They cut the line right in front of me in first class and were holding hands and giggling."
My spy in first class was about to confront them, "then I saw they were so in love it made me smile. Ah, young love, nothing is more beautiful."