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Watching Your Weight? Don’t Make These Dieting Mistakes!

February 10, 2016 9:01 am

You might think that you’re on a fairly healthy diet that will eventually lead to your goal weight, but some of your eating habits might actually do more harm than good when it comes to weight loss. Check out these common dieting mistakes to make sure that they’re not a part of your daily routine

  • Eating too fast. By rushing through every meal, you don’t give your body enough time to actually feel full. If you eat slower, you’re more likely to stop eating when you’ve actually had enough.
  • Forgoing meals. Instead of making you lose weight faster, skipping meals actually leads to consuming more calories later in the day. Even if you’re not feeling hungry at meal time, try eating a small snack to keep your appetite regulated.
  • Consuming liquid calories. Many dieters don’t realize just how many calories there are in many common beverages. Drinks like wine, beer, coffee, and even juices can add hundreds of unnecessary calories throughout the day.
  • Eating too-large portions. It’s always smart to measure the portion size of your food before eating it, as it is very difficult to judge the amount of calories simply by looking at a food. You can do this by using a food scale or carrying plastic containers in the recommended sizes.

Diet Mistakes: 6 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight [WebMD]
14 Diet Foods To Avoid [Prevention]
13 Healthy Foods to Avoid For Weight Loss! [Active Beat]
Jillian Michaels: Weight-Loss Tips That Work [Health]

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Sushi Koo: Satisfying Sushi in Los Angeles

February 3, 2016 9:01 am

This cozy, casual spot is known for offering satisfying sushi and rolls at a low cost. With many dishes priced at $3.50, you can indulge without going over budget.

Regulars recommend the rolls, particularly the spicy tuna, spicy yellowtail, the dynamite mac roll, and the scallop roll. One bonus of Sushi Koo is that each table has a container of wasabi, spicy mayonnaise, and ginger, so you can add as much of these garnishes as you want. Frequent guests say the spicy mayo, which includes ginger, ponzu sauce, and soy sauce, is one of the top reasons for eating here.

The dining room is small, so it's not good for large groups, but the service is quick, so it's a great spot for a quick lunch. Sushi Koo is cash only, conveniently, there is an ATM is inside the restaurant.

Sushi Koo
8474 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 653-3959


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If You’re Running Low on Eggs or Vinegar, Try These Substitutes Instead

January 27, 2016 1:49 pm

When you’re running short on ingredients, you might have to get creative in the kitchen. There are a few well-known replacements for some common ingredients if you don't have everything you need on-hand. Here are four cooking substitutes for when you're in a pinch in the kitchen.

  1. If you're missing eggs: It might seem impossible to replace this unique ingredient, but you can do so with half a banana mashed with 1/2-teaspoon baking powder.
  2. If you're missing mayonnaise: If you’re whipping up a summer salad and find you're short on this condiment, substitute one cup of sour cream, yogurt or cottage cheese pureed in a blender for one cup of mayo.
  3. If you're missing vinegar: Don’t give up if you're running low and the recipe calls for 1/4 cup of white vinegar. You can use 1/4-cup of apple cider vinegar or 1/3-cup freshly squeezed lemon juice instead.
  4. If you're missing soy sauce: You won’t have to stop in the middle of your stir-fry to run out and by more soy sauce. Just use four tablespoons Worcestershire sauce mixed with one tablespoon water.

Common Ingredient Substitutions [All Recipes]
Ingredient Substitutions [University of Nebraska]
Baking Ingredient Substitution Table [Joys of Baking]

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