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Originally posted 10/03/2012 11:30AM
The problem with most people's attempts at weight loss is that they stop eating foods they enjoy and force themselves to eat kelp, kale and kippers.
While some of you may actually enjoy these foods, most of us miss the gooey cheese, tangy tomato and crunchy crust of a nice pizza.
The truth is, you CAN have your cake and eat it, too! Well, maybe not cake, but many other of your classic favorites can be slightly modified to keep you more than content, thus keeping your cravings at bay and helping you stay on the path of good nutrition (and a shrinking waistline).
I've been tricking my clients for years by giving them what they want while having them lose weight at the same time.
Here are three "healthy" versions of my favorite cheat meals that are all under 350 calories, high in fiber and protein (the duo that makes you feel fuller longer) and BIG on taste.
Originally posted 10/01/2012 09:50AM
With a visit to Sierra Leone, Eva Mendes is helping raise awareness about serious issues affecting girls and women around the world.
Based on the best-selling book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, the new series Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide introduces Mendes and other stars, including America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union and Olivia Wilde to women and girls living under difficult circumstances, ranging from maternal death to prostitution.
Mendes, 38, kicks off the four-hour series – airing Oct. 1 and 2 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS – with her visit to Sierra Leone, where she meets with activist Amie Kandeh, a survivor of gender-based violence working with the International Rescue Committee to help other survivors toward safe, productive futures.
Originally posted 08/03/2012 05:30PM
If the way to Ryan Gosling's heart is through his pet, then Eva Mendes is certainly doing something right.
The actress and her beau's beloved mutt were spotted happily strolling around Beverly Hills on Thursday, with George leading the way.
Mendes was first snapped on a solo stroll with the pooch in January, while Gosling was out of the country filming. But with the actor stepping out in L.A. earlier in the week, it seems she's now taken to walking George even when her boyfriend is around.
Originally posted 06/07/2012 10:55AM
Ryan Gosling couldn't bring girlfriend Eva Mendes to his native Canadian province of Ontario without a visit to its most famous attraction – Niagara Falls!
On their trip north of the border this week, the Hollywood couple were spotted doing a little sightseeing, even taking a ride on the Niagara SkyWheel to get a good view of the iconic falls.
For Gosling, 31, who grew up in London, Ontario, it was a special trip in another way, too. On Wednesday, he and Mendes, 38, attended graduation at Brock University to cheer on Gosling's mother Donna as she earned her bachelor's degree in education.
The Toronto Sun reports that Gosling, proud of his mom, jumped to his feet and applauded and snapped pictures as she received her diploma. Otherwise the actor and his girlfriend sat toward the back of the auditorium, the paper reports, whispering to each other during the ceremony.
Originally posted 06/03/2012 06:45PM
It looks like Ryan Gosling won't be around to hear the outcome of his MTV Movie Awards nominations Sunday night.
The actor, who received nods in the Best Male Performance, Best Gut-Wrenching Performance and Best Kiss categories, was photographed heading out of Los Angeles with some very precious cargo: his girlfriend of nearly one year, Eva Mendes.
Mendes, 38, rocking bright green pants, and Gosling, 31, dressed down in jeans, caught a flight to Montreal Saturday at the Los Angeles International Airport.
Originally posted 05/11/2012 11:00AM
It's a springtime romance!
Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes enjoyed a couple's stroll in New York City on Thursday, holding hands and sipping coffee.
Gosling, 31, and Mendes, 38, have been linked since last year, but have yet to confirm their relationship.
However, this isn't the first time the rumored couple have been affectionate in public.
Originally posted 05/07/2012 04:45PM
Originally posted 02/08/2012 07:30AM
Eva Mendes and her dog speak a special language.
"It sounds so pretentious," the actress tells Marie Claire, "but he learned his commands in French."
Mendes, 37, brought her Belgian Malinois, Hugo, along for her cover interview at L.A.'s Griffith Park, and the "rather intimidating" dog instantly obeyed Mendes's orders for him to coucher, or lie down.
Originally posted 02/07/2012 10:20AM
Just like Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling's fairytale Disneyland dates, working together on The Place Beyond the Pines was also a fantasy come true for the happy couple.
"He's your dream costar," Mendes, 37, tells Marie Claire in its March issue. "I have never felt so creatively satisfied on a film. He's amazing."
But that's about as much as the notably private actress would reveal about Gosling, 31, who Mendes was first photographed holding hands with in September.
Originally posted 01/14/2012 06:00PM
An embarrassment of dishes: The nominees of this year's Golden Globes have three courses of deliciousity to feast upon, thanks to the Beverly Hilton's executive hotel chef, Suki Sugiura, and executive pastry chef Thomas Henzi.
The evening's culinary fireworks kick off with pistachio-crusted pistou ravioli with wild arugula, smoked tomato, kabocha compote and burrata cheese.
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