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Another insightful article from Anna Fleet, exploring McDonald's recent efforts to encourage their customers to become more active.

The McWorkout

The McWorkoutMcDonalds, the most notorious proprietor of French fries, fried burgers and fried, well, just about everything else, has come a long way since the popular film Super Size Me, exposed the horrors of the high-fat diet and forced the Ronald to remove the "super sized" options from his fat-induced menu. Ever since the film grossed over $28,548,087 worldwide, the red-haired clown has had a gaping whole is his clogged heart even though the folks at McDonalds Corporate deny that the removal of "super size" menu options was in any way a reaction to the film sure! Its true, McDonalds has gone a long, and even possibly broken a sweat in attempts to resurrect its fryer-soaked image. Now theyre attempting to encourage the burger-eating sect by plugging into their gaming systems.I was really glad to hear about McDonalds new offering, the new Go Active Happy Meal for Adults. On my site, FitnessGear101.com, I always try to offer my readers realistic healthy fast food options for when theyre on the go. This adult happy meal goes a long way in encouraging McDonalds clientele - which lets face it, often leaves something to be desired in the fitness category.The Go Active Happy Meal for Adults, will be available for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PCs starting on April 25 until May 22, and will feature 1 of 4 exclusive Yourself Fitness DVDs each week, plus a bottle of Dasani water or medium/large beverage, and any of the following premium Mickey Ds salads:California Cobb Salad (with grilled or crispy chicken) features plump grape tomatoes, carrots, bleu cheese, smoky bacon and eggs all on a bed of crisp mixed greens. Opt for no cheese, light dressing and grilled chicken for a healthier alternative.Caesar Salad (with grilled or crispy chicken) enjoy bust-in-your-mouth grape tomatoes, parmesan cheese, carrot and crunchy croutons on a bed of fresh greens. Again, say no to the cheese, and opt for a light dressing and grilled chicken for a lower fat meal.Bacon Ranch Salad (with grilled or crispy chicken) a mle of fresh mixed greens, shaved carrot, grape tomatoes, hickory bacon sprinkled with jack and cheddar cheeses. To make this a lower fat meal, ask for no cheese, light dressing and grilled chicken on your salad.Each 15-minute Yourself Fitness DVD features Maya, a virtual personal trainer, who leads viewers through a one-on-one workout that focuses on one of the following:Relaxing YogaCalorie-Shedding CardioToning Resistance TrainingAb-Defining Core Training

Culinary Traditions Of South America: Argentina

Culinary Traditions Of South America: Argentina

Argentina is South America's second largest country, snugly situated between the Andes mountain range, the Pacific Ocean, and the South American countries of Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, and Chile. Being situated in such a manner, Argentina is exposed to many different cultural influences from all directions, including countries all the way across the Pacific. Spain took it upon themselves to permanently settle in the country in the late 1500s, and remained there until Buenos Aires formally emancipated themselves in 1853. One of the most remarkable differences between Argentine Cuisine and exotic cuisines from around the world is the heavy influence that the cuisine of the Italian and Spanish cultures had on it.Startlingly enough, due to the influence of the Italian culture on the country of Argentina, Italian food staples such as lasagna, pizza, pasta, and ravioli are commonly seen on the Argentine table, at least in the country's major cities. Unusually enough (when it comes to Italian food), white bread is also common, as are side dishes made of vegetables native to Argentina, such as potatoes, egglpants, squash, cucumbers, and zucchini.Argentina is also one of the world's leading producers of milk, wheat, corn, and meat (including, but not limited to beef, goat meat, pork, and lamb) so naturally, these things are very common in the Argentine dish.Argentine dishes are normally very high in protein, so grilled meats are commonly seen on a plate of Argentine food.Empanadas, pastries stuffed with meat or cheese, are also an Argentine favorite. They are commonly served in Argentine restaurants, and are national favorites.Empanadas are normally eaten baked or fried, and are often served at parties or festivals as appetizers. The dessert version of an empanada usually consists of brown sugar or fruit such as apples or oranges.In smaller cities, the foreign influences of Spain and Italy are less apparent. Milanesas, thin slivers of meat dipped in eggs, bread crumbs, and then fried in oil, are common fare in the rural areas of Argentina. Their simplicity makes them great snacks, but they can also be served as part of a meal piping hot served with mashed potatoes, or between two slices of bread as a sandwich.The master chefs are more apt to return to the more classic, provincial style of preparing and cooking food, which bears more of a resemblance to Mexican cuisine than that of Italy. Bolder, more intense spices are used. Calling forth once more the Spanish influences in Argentina, Argentine cooks are famous for their tortillas; unlike the Mexican version of the tortilla the Argentines use potato dough, in contrast to the traditional Mexican corn or flour tortilla.Desserts are more popular in these areas, as well. Dulce de leche (which roughly translates into "Milk Jam"), a sweet pudding of sugar and milk, is a popular dessert in Argentina. This lightly brown-colored pudding is eaten alone, or stuffed in cakes or pies. Sometimes the treat is also crystallized into a solid wafer-like candy substance.

How to throw a Poker game in your Home without your wife finding out

How to throw a Poker game in your Home without your wife finding out

It is not uncommon for a man to want to have a night out with the boys, maybe play a little poker. It is also not uncommon to have the plans of men thwarted by their wives. To help with this problem I am telling you the secrets about how to have some harmless fun at home without the wife catching on.The best way to get rid of the wife so you can have a little Man Time is the easiest but most expensive way to do it. For her birthday you get her and one of her friends a trip to a weekend spa place. Your wife will think you the best hubby ever and will never suspect you are going to throw a poker game in her absence, and the best part of this plan is that when it is over your wife will be so grateful for what you have done she may be more inclined to allow you to go out with the boys more often. The next way is a little complicated and will only give you 4 or 5 hours of time at best, but it is much less expensive then a trip for 2. It may seem a little childish and yes I also have seen it on TV but a scavenger hunt scam can work.The trick to the "scavenger hunt" is that each spot has to mean something. An example would be the first place you ever went on a date as one of the places she needs to go.The end of the game is the most important make the last stop a restaurant and make sure to be there before she does. A good idea is to try to think of something meaning full in the area of where you live so you do not have far to drive, this will leave you the maximum amount of time to lay poker with your pals.I have to admit this is not the ideal way to play poker, but getting away with even an hour of poker without her knowing is more excitement than any regular "poker game" could ever be.Now that you have a plan to get her out of the house you need to be ready to go. The most important part of this is a large plastic drop cloth. This is so that if anything spills it will be simple to clean up.Make sure you are ready to go with the table and chairs and make sure they get put back exactly the same as when you took them. You may want to use a digital camera to make sure you remember exactly how everything was before the game, because I promise you that you wife does.If you send your wife on the trip I do not recommend using a cleaning service right before she comes back. If the house is too clean she will know something funny is going onThe last two tips I have is to make sure that you have a really nice gift around at all times just incase she finds out, and the other is that if your wife and your friends wives are friends do not invite those friends, if one guy gets caught you will all get caught.Good Luck.

Idees Pour Mariage et Lune de Miel Inoubliable

Idees Pour Mariage et Lune de Miel Inoubliable

Alors le divorce, entre l'avocat, les frais de procdure, et la dure de ce dernier, tous nos bas de laine y passe. Alors assez! Pour vous, les places ne pas manquer pour russir et votre mariage, et votre lune de miel!L'endroit incontournable pour un mariage hors norme et bas prix: Las Vegas.Pour vous marier a Las Vegas, rien de plus simple. Autre que votre billet d'avion, le budget valu pour un mariage est de prs de $700? Pourquoi hsiter?Ces frais incluent: le permis de mariage, valu $30, la crmonie civile, $50; la chapelle offrant en gnral la crmonie, les tmoins spciaux, la limousine et les photos pour un montant se situant entre $200 et $500, a moins de vouloir pour tmoin Elvis Presley, la a monte un peu plus haut mais pas de grand chose, Votre divorce? Pourquoi pleurer trop longtemps. A Las Vegas, sitt divorc, vous pouvez vous remarier. Alors no woman no cryLes endroits de Las Vegas pour se marier:Une simple crmonie civile:Rendez-vous auprs du Las Vegas Marriage Commissioner. Le mariage peut se faire directement au bureau du Commissionner en 30 minutes pour un cout de $50.Une crmonie religieuse:Rendez-vous dans l'une des clbres chapelles. Sobres, classiques ou plus farfelues, il y en a pour tous les gots!. Vous pouvez mme trouver de ces chapelles pittoresques l'aspect d'une glise entoures par des jardins de roses le long du Las Vegas strip parmi les casinos, bars et poker palaces. Pour une modique somme de 200 500 $, vous pouvez acheter un forfait de mariage qui comprend l'utilisation de la chapelle, la crmonie de mariage, des fleurs, de la musique et des photos. Les forfaits plus coteux comprennent plus d'extras comme le transfert depuis votre htel en limousine ultra longue ou Elvis Presley comme tmoin. Les chapelles des casinos:Pour un mariage mdival, rendez-vous a l'htel Excalibur,sinon MGM Grand a un mariage en montagnes russes, Treasure Island un mariage de pirates bord de son bateau HMS Brittania et le Las Vegas Hilton propose un mariage Star Trek bord du vaisseau spatial Enterprise avec des tmoins Klingon et des invits Ferengi. Les forfaits des casinos peuvent s'lever de 350 $ 3500 $ et au-del. Ils incluent gnralement une ou plusieurs nuits dans une suite "lune de miel" de l'htel ainsi que des photos, des fleurs, de la musique, des divertissements et mme une cure beaut complte dans leur station thermale.Puis pour votre lune de miel, rendez-vous sur l'un de paquebots suivants:Monarch of the seas:Aussi grand que Statue de la Libert, Ses animations pour les enfants sont incomparables. Avec le Monarch, partez la dcouverte du Mexique. Arretez vous dans les villes de Los Angeles, San Diego, Ile Catalina, et Ensenada en cinq jours. Cinq jours de dpaysement garantis.Jewel of the seas:Mis en service en mai 2004, le Jewel of the Seas est caractriss par l'allure innovante des super yachts. Il possde un design avanc avec ses grandes surfaces vitres dans les espaces publics et des ascenseurs de verre donnant sur l'ocan. Au choix, voyagez sur ce paquebot autour des Carabes ou dcouvrez l'Europe Transatlantique. Le "must" des Carabes vous attend aux escales de Fort Lauderdale, Key West, Cozumel, Costa Maya, Georgetown, et en mer. Pour les amoureux de l'Europe, des escales inattendues vous permettront de dcouvrir Oslo Copenhague et Hambourg sous un jour nouveau, ou encore, toute la Scandinavie, ses fjords et la Russie grce des visites Harwich, Oslo, Copenhague, Stockholm, Helsinki, Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, et Tallinn.Voyager of the seas:Destination les Antilles. Ce paquebot est le plus grand au monde, et nous faisons grand usage de l'espace disponible. Vous y trouverez plus d'activits et d'expriences que vous ne pouvez imaginer. Un mur d'escalade vous attend pour pouvoir pratiquer votre souplesse et votre rflexion et dcouvrir l'ocan sus un angle nouveau. Au dpart de Miami, des escales sont prvues Nassau, Saint Thomas, San Juan, Labadie, et deux journes en mer avant un retour au lieu de dpart. Dcouvrez galement la fameuse patinoire o vous pourrez boire un bon chocolat. La vie nocturne y est galement de mise: les boutiques, les cafs et autres animations du s'ouvrent vous. Danser jusqu'au bout de la nuit au Jesters, une bote de nuit entranante rpartie sur deux tages.

Like Your Tea Sweet? Add Honey Instead of Sugar

One of lifes purest pleasures is a cup of steaming tea. Some like it pure but most like it sweet. Adding sugar is by far the most common way of sweetening tea. Common table sugar (sucrose) is comprised of fructose and glucose. While sugar satisfies a natural craving, it is not without its downside.Sugar is the quintessential source of energy and most foods, when digested, are metabolized by the body as basic sugar (glucose). It is a major source of calories in the diet. The body will save the excess energy in sugar as fat. While some stored fat is necessary, too much is undesirable and pose several health concerns especially for diabetics. Sugar also supports the growth of the bacteria that causes tooth decay. A healthier alternative is honey. Honey is one of the oldest sweeteners used by man and was highly valued by ancient Egyptians for its medicinal and healing properties. It is a sweet, usually viscous, liquid made by bees from flower nectar and stored in the cells of the hive for food. Consumed fresh or after processing, it is usually used as a nutritive sweetener.Honey is the ultimate in products derived from herbs. Its like liquid gold. Fashioned through an ingenious alliance between animal and plant kingdoms, honey delivers a diverse array of phytochemicals in one package. This bounty arrives courtesy of the industrious honeybee, who visits some 2 million flowers to manufacture just one pound of honey said Dr.Gina Mohammed, a plant physiologist in Sault Ste Marie, Canada. Honey blends exceptionally well with black and flavored teas and enhances its fragrance, added Kim Yong, founder of Your Tea Place, an online tea site which focuses on tea and health.A study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, shows that the level of antioxidants of honey is comparable to that of many fruits and vegetables. And while you are unlikely to devour a cup of honey in lieu of broccoli, the golden liquid may be a respectable alternative to sugar and a healthy supplement to your diet. It has been found that honey lessens the ill effects of radiation therapy in patients with cancer of the head and neck, improves oral health, preserves food, boosts antioxidants and enhances athletic performance.Researchers at the University of Illinois studied 25 healthy men who consumed various combinations of hot water, buckwheat honey, black tea and sugar. They found that serum antioxidant capacity increased by 7 percent within two hours of ingesting 2 cups of hot water containing about 4 tablespoons of honey. Those antioxidants also help your arteries as it reduces oxidation of low-density lipoproteins (known as bad cholesterol), a benefit which likely thwarts development of atherosclerosis. The findings also show that many varieties are full of phenols and flavonoids known cancer fighters even more powerful than vitamin E.So the next time youre having a cup of tea, do your health a favor by added a spoonful of honey, natures liquid gold.

Omaha Steaks Possibly The Worlds Finest Steaks

Among the finest sources for steaks available, Omaha Steaks is renowned for providing high quality beef and gourmet products to customers across the country and around the world. Their name is well-known among cooks and grillmasters thanks to their continued commitment to providing the best food available. And Omaha Steaks works to make sure that they deliver on that commitment.Starting in 1917, Omaha Steaks built its reputation on supplying high quality Midwestern steaks to people and businesses looking for choice cuts of excellent beef. This family owned business started out in Omaha, Nebraska and has kept its headquarters there throughout its history and expansion. And this expansion has seen the business stretch into areas including food service, mail order, incentive marketing, telesales, retail and even online sales. And with each successive step, Omaha Steaks further cements its reputation as the place to turn to when looking for quality beef.However, despite their name, beef is not the only thing on offer from Omaha Steaks. In fact, they also provide very good selections of poultry, veal, pork and lamb and have even moved into offerings of pastas, side dishes and desserts for their customers. And as Omaha Steaks continues to grow, they will undoubtedly expand into new areas of food offerings, giving their customers even more options when they look to Omaha Steaks. And with this wide selection, customers can put something on the menu for those people who want something tasty, but dont want it to be as heavy as steak.In order to serve their customers better, Omaha Steaks provides a few ways to shop. The most common method for purchasing Omaha Steaks products is through their mail order and online business. Their steaks are shipped to ensure delivery within seven days of going out, so they will still be fresh when they arrive. Omaha Steaks takes every precaution to ensure that their food is just as good when it arrives as the day it was packed. Which means that your purchases will be consistently excellent.However, some areas have access to Omaha Steaks through their retail stores. This growing portion of the business is not as large as their mail order and online services, but it is expanding as the company moves into new markets. This not only allows people to have a more personal experience while they are choosing just the right steak, but also gives people the opportunity to take their selections home immediately and get them on the grill in no time. And, as you would expect, their retail stores provide the same level of quality and commitment to excellence as every other portion of their business.By taking pride in their service and the quality of their products, Omaha Steaks has moved from a small business in Nebraska to a multinational company providing its customers with a wide selection of foods that have them coming back again and again. And by taking care to take care of their customers, Omaha Steaks is making sure that they are always worth coming back to.

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Another insightful article from Anna Fleet, exploring McDonald's recent efforts to encourage their customers to become more active.