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101-Year-Old Woman Sips 4 Drinks a Day

101-Year-Old Woman Sips 4 Drinks a Day


Perhaps this is the secret to a long life?

While the majority of Americans might drink four alcoholic drinks a week, one Staten Island, N.Y., lady is doing all of that in a day. But she's 101 years old, so she's good.

According to the Staten Island Advance, Nancy Lamperti turned 101 on Saturday, and her secret routine to longevity seems to involve quite a lot of booze. Says the publication, "Louis, our source, reveals that his mom’s day usually begins around 5 a.m. — with her often still insisting on making the coffee — and the beds. Her lunch consists of a small sandwich plus a banana, and two glasses of Paisano wine, that’s followed by a nap at 1 p.m. Louis adds that at 2 p.m., his mom sets the table and at 4 p.m., she indulges in a small glass of Southern Comfort, and at 6 p.m., she enjoys a can of Budweiser. At 10 p.m., she’s fast asleep."

All of that sounds particularly enjoyable (save for the making of the beds, and the seven hours of sleep. We prefer eight or nince); two glasses of wine for lunch, followed by Southern Comfort, and a Budweiser? We'll take it, maybe with some boiled Greek coffee in the morning and Roquefort cheese, just in case.


What Peloton Trainer Jess Sims Eats In A Typical Day

If you're not familiar with Jess Sims, one of Peloton's most beloved trainers (her Bike Bootcamp classes are 🔥🔥🔥), well, you're missing out. The school teacher-turned-trainer is famous for helping exercisers across the globe get that "glazed donut look" with her super-sweaty strength, tread, and cycling sessions&mdashand she's got the seriously-strong bod to back it up.

Her days are jam-packed with shooting live workout classes, working on recovery, and hanging out with her Insta-famous pup, Sienna Grace, so you'd better believe she takes her nutrition seriously.

"My food is primarily my fuel it's what makes me feel good and energetic enough to tackle whatever I have to tackle," Jess tells Women's Health. "My father always told me to splurge on the F's: your friends, family, feet, and food. For me, it's an investment. I have to use my body every day, so it's not worth it to save a couple of dollars but not perform as well."

To figure out her own ideal diet, Jess has tried everything from paleo to vegan&mdashbut she doesn't put a firm label on her eating style. "I feel like fitness and nutrition are two parts of our lives that have become like so campy," she says. "It's so hard not to fall into that, but it's so freeing to just do your own thing."

Though Jess generally tries to eat whole foods and stays away from packaged stuff that contains anything she can't pronounce, she listens to her body's cravings&mdashand never says no to carrot cake.

Here's what your favorite workout hype woman eats in a day.


104-year-old woman: 3 Dr. Peppers a day keeps real doctors away

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 20 (UPI) -- A Texas woman who celebrated her 104th birthday with a Dr. Pepper-shaped cake said she has had three helpings of the soft drink every day for the past 40 years.

Elizabeth Sullivan, 104, of Fort Worth said she marked her birthday this week with a cake shaped like a can of Dr. Pepper and she even received a gift basket from Larry Young, the chief executive officer of the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group.

"When you live to be 104 and still can talk to nice people, you deserve some Dr. Pepper, but I never expected this," Sullivan told KTVK-TV.

Sullivan said she became a Dr. Pepper fan in her 60s and she averages three of the soft drinks per day. "People try to give me coffee for breakfast. Well, I'd rather have a Dr. Pepper." Sullivan said.

"I started drinking them about 40 years ago. Three a day. Every doctor that sees me says they'll kill you, but they die and I don't. So there must be a mistake somewhere."

Sullivan said she is "feeling good."

"I'm glad I'm still here. I'm glad I'm not in a rest home. Glad I can read books and watch TV and have people come by and say hello," she said.

Sullivan said she doesn't know any secrets to long life other than, "you just keep living."


The Queen Has Four Cocktails a Day, but Not at the Times You Might Expect

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Queen Elizabeth II toasts to French President Hollande during a State Banquet in 2014. By Anwar Hussein/WireImage.

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The Queen, it would seem to us, more than essentially anyone else on the planet, deserves to be able to eat and drink and behave absolutely however she wants. If she wanted to jump on a trampoline from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. every day while the Friends theme song played, and wanted to eat sushi with a side of sliced American cheese for every meal, we would just smile, nod our heads, and ask what size trampoline she wants and what brand of American cheese she prefers.

The monarch of more than six decades does, in fact, have quite peculiar and specific dietary preferences. We learned not too long ago that the Queen has a favorite kind of cake—which is made by her Buckingham Palace chefs—that she has a slice of every single day.

And Food and Wine uncovered another detail about the Queen’s daily intake: the 91-year-old reportedly consumes four cocktails a day. And why shouldn’t she!? Let’s run through what they are:

Her first drink, per former royal chef Darren McGrady, enjoyed shortly before lunch, is a gin and Dubonnet with a slice of lemon and a “lot of ice.” Sure, this sounds about right. A classy and posh and powerful concoction.

Then, during lunch, she’ll have a piece of chocolate and a glass of wine at meal’s end. (That we have been eating lunch all these years without closing with a piece of chocolate and glass of wine now makes us feel utterly foolish.)

O.K., then, also at lunch, the Queen drinks a dry gin martini, according to her cousin Margaret Rhodes. So, yes, we are now at three drinks by roughly 1 p.m.

Her final drink of the day? It actually doesn’t come until she’s going to sleep: a glass of Champagne before bed.

The way her four drinks are spaced out throughout the day is not really how we would have anticipated it, but maybe—likely—the Queen knows something we don’t. Three drinks before the end of lunch . . . and then a break until bedtime: the key to success and longevity and happiness? Perhaps the Queen is really onto something. If she didn’t already have enough on her plate, we would be encouraging her right now to start a Goop or Draper James of her own we can only imagine what other sort of lifestyle-related tips she must have to share.


How much protein do you need each day?

Protein is an essential part of a healthy diet, especially if you're working out. Not eating enough protein can lead to muscle loss, undoing all your efforts at the gym.

"Try to consume about 30% of your daily calories from protein," says Nicole Hinckley, RD, LD, Speaker and Nutrition Consultant for Protein2o. "Aim for about 25-35 grams of protein per meal and after a heavy workout. Evenly spacing your protein intake throughout the day can help with optimal absorption."


4. Angel Food Cake

Here’s another drink idea for a girls night but instead of a drink, it’s actually a shot. If you plan on playing drinking games or just want to offer something different and easy to make, this shot definitely fills the bill! Sweet, fruity and smells just as good as it tastes, Angel Food Cake will be a hit with your crew! Make sure you have lots of shot glasses on hand because everyone will want one!

Ingredients:

1/2 oz Stoli Vanil Vodka
1/2 oz Amaretto
1 splash Cranberry Juice
1 splash Pineapple Juice

Mix together over ice and shake until frothy. Strain into shot glass.


Comments

I think food restrictions was the most limiting thing I found when I was pregnant. They need to survey women who are preggers and find out what they really can and can't do.

One of which is working right up to the last minute and even trotting off to work during labour! Although I do know a couple of women who have actually worked right up to popping point. At least use common sense though. If you're in labour you're not about to race off to arrest someone in the detective career!

I think food restrictions was the most limiting thing I found when I was pregnant. They need to survey women who are preggers and find out what they really can and can't do.

One of which is working right up to the last minute and even trotting off to work during labour! Although I do know a couple of women who have actually worked right up to popping point. At least use common sense though. If you're in labour you're not about to race off to arrest someone in the detective career!

I think you'll find that the ingame restrictions are animation related. For whatever reason, the animations have a conflict, or some serious cliping when a sim is pregnant.

And what do you mean by 'food restrictions?'

I think food restrictions was the most limiting thing I found when I was pregnant. They need to survey women who are preggers and find out what they really can and can't do.

One of which is working right up to the last minute and even trotting off to work during labour! Although I do know a couple of women who have actually worked right up to popping point. At least use common sense though. If you're in labour you're not about to race off to arrest someone in the detective career!

I think you'll find that the ingame restrictions are animation related. For whatever reason, the animations have a conflict, or some serious cliping when a sim is pregnant.

And what do you mean by 'food restrictions?'

House of Joy Family Legacy

I clicked my pregnant sim to 'play' with her toddler son, and it comes up with 'is not able to do this while pregnant'!
Have I just not noticed this before or maybe it's a bug or is it a new restriction?

I'm wondering if any of the creators of sims have ever been pregnant as this is silly! After being pregnant believe me you can exercise, go plumming jogging - what do they think you're doing when you're running after a rascally toddler who is heading for a road or something they shouldn't. play boisterously while very VERY pregnant and for goodness sake, when in labour can the bubble bath please ease the uncomfortable mood a tad, it's actually quite nice to have a soak in a tub when in labour.

What other silly restrictions have you found, or surprised you that they can do?

Some of the restrictions are realistic and some aren't!

Restricting vigorous exercise is realistic but eliminating jogging and yoga not so much.. modified jogging and certain types of yoga are wonderful for pregnancy in RL! I do wish there were more light exercise options for the pregnant sims! What everyone was saying above is probably true about EA being unable to make the animations work. Makes sense!

RL food restrictions are probably way too specific for it to be worth implementing into the game lol.. most diet restrictions are specific to the woman's risk factors/conditions, and the "across the board" diet changes are things like a different amount of calcium, not adding or restricting salt, etc and it would be very tediously detailed to have pregnant sims unable to eat the recipes with too much or too little of certain ingredients lol. So i totally understand why they left that out! The only thing that could work and i'm not sure if it is already in game is moodlets from different types of food like a sick moodlet because she doesnt like this food that she normally always likes.. or maybe a craving whim. or an uncomfortable moodlet from eating spicy food or something like that haha. thatd be cute and not too involved!

It would be cool if they could have doctor visits or something like in TS3, maybe take an optional (rabbithole) birthing class.. something like that!


3 Fasting Tips For The Working Woman and Smoothie Recipes to Help You Break a Fast

Helen’s posts have been so popular that I’ve decided to have her keep coming back. If you missed her other posts on intermittent fasting, the body transformation of Naomie from Southern Charm, & how to get rid of the freshman 15 then you have to check them out.

She’s such a badass, & I think she’s such a good example of a TSC reader who is crushing it!

I met Helen through the beauty of social media & fell in love with her through her Blender Bombs. If you guys haven’t had them, let me tell you, they’re the most efficient way to make a smoothie. They’re full of all sorts of goodness & a great thing to throw in a blender when you don’t have time to add 6 million things into your concoction.

Blender Bombs are Omega-3 Rich Smoothie Boosters designed to make your smoothie the ultimate meal replacement! “Blend ’em” in your smoothie,”Break ’em” over your bowl, or “Bite ’em” for a snack. Hushup X Hustle built & approved.

& they’re sooooo good. I’m a huge fan of the Acai.

Anyway, a while ago we interviewed Patricia from Southern Charm ( you have to check out 10 things I’ve learned from her ) & we ran into Helen at a tiny hotel called Zero George Street Hotel. We sipped on skinny margs & talked about Naomie Olindo from Southern Charm & how she completely transformed her body through Blender Bombs & intermittent fasting. Helen told me that she also changed her life through intermittent fasting after she gained the ‘freshman 20.’ So I figured I HAD TO ask her to come on TSC to talk SPECIFICALLY about how her & Naomie tightened up.

So today Helen is back to share some fasting tips for the working woman who’s like always G2G & some smoothie recipes to help you break your intermittent fast. I’ll let Helen take it from here.

Intermittent Fasting ( IF ) is all the rage right now, & for good reason. It can be extremely beneficial to your overall health & yield amazing results. But getting into it can be hard — hard to get through, hard to understand, & hard to stick with. If you don’t know what IF even is, read this first. Then, check out the tips I’ve put together below on how to accomplish a successful day of IF when you’re a boss-ass B working 9 to 5 ( just like Dolly herself ).

FASTING TIPS FOR THE WORKING WOMAN:

♡ First & probably most importantly: STAY. HYDRATED.

My biggest suggestion to combat dehydration while practicing IF is to start the day by drinking a large hot green tea or black coffee (if black coffee grosses you out, just add a small splash of nut milk! ). I usually start my day with warm lemon water & then make the hot tea in a 30 oz YETI cup & add some fresh lemon, which I sip on from about 9AM-11AM. If I don’t do this, sh*t will hit the fan. I will be out of whack. It’s a little #selfcaretip that puts me in a good mood & keeps me satisfied until it’s time to break the fast.

♡ My second biggest tip is to break your fast with a meal-replacement smoothie.

I like to break my fast around noon by drinking my Blender Bomb smoothie topped with ⅓ cup Granola So Bomb & then I fill up my YETI with water ( ice is optional ). Voila! This is the routine that works for me, & it’s also a great way to distract yourself from office temptations like leftover donuts, pastry crumbs, & often-sought-after-but-rarely-around kolaches. The KEY to staying full is to top your BB smoothie with granola because it adds that bit of “crunch” so you feel like you’re chewing something. You can check out some smoothie recipes here.

♡ And lastly, be patient with yourself

( Like, all the time, but especially when you’re attempting an IF lifestyle ).

You might experience some serious hanger the first week while your body adjusts to its new eating schedule, & that’s more than normal. Intermittent fasting is not something that is easy to implement overnight for everyone, so take it slow. If you’re used to eating breakfast at 8AM, try to wait until 8:30 or 9AM. The next week, you may not feel hungry until 9:30 or 10AM! Keep pushing the time back bit by bit until your body is hungry at a time you’re comfortable with.

Of course, if you feel starving or faint, EAT IMMEDIATELY. The point of IF is not to starve yourself to the point of illness. It’s simply a great way for some to heal their gut, feel less bloated, & lose some weight. Also, an important note: Ask your doctor if 16/8 or 5:2 intermittent fasting is okay for you. If you have struggled with disordered eating, or are currently struggling with it, fasting may not be for you. Please be honest with yourself & consult your doctor before starting to implement fasting.

BREAKING YOUR FAST

There are endless ways to break your fast. I mean, after 16ish hours of no food, just about anything sounds good. Personally, I love breaking my fast with a Blender Bomb ® Smoothie. Think about it… a smoothie is a bunch of fruits, veggies, nuts, & seeds all blended together making it SUPER easy to digest. A smoothie a day assures me that I’m getting a significant helping of fruits & veggies right off the bat & keeps me in a routine. I really don’t like to meal plan ( feels boring & stressful to me ), so knowing the first half of my day is going to be full of healthy practices allows me to feel like I’m in a good spot with my relationship with food.

Most days I break my fast with the Chocolate Cravings Smoothie ® . I am not kidding when I say that if I go one week without this smoothie, I begin to CRAVE chocolate at night. Once a chocoholic, always a chocoholic. But some days I need something fruity that reminds me of relaxing on a beach in Mexico. And other days, like after a long trip or a big weekend, I’ll go for a veggie-full “detox” smoothie to get me back on track after a long weekend. There’s no telling what mood my taste buds will be in day-to-day!

Try some of my favorite go-to smoothie recipes below as a way to break your fast & see how you like it!

♡ Chocolate Cravings Smoothie®

BLEND 30 seconds & add ¾ x cup water ( more or less to reach desired consistency )

♡ Vacation Mode Smoothie

1 tbsp coconut cream powder ( or 1 tbsp coconut cream from a can )

¾ cup water ( more to reach desired consistency )

BLEND 30 seconds, add 1 cup ice, BLEND 30 seconds

♡ Spicy Dicey Smoothie

1 cup spinach (or ½ cup frozen spinach )

1 cup fresh cauliflower ( or ½ cup riced cauliflower )

¾ cup water ( more or less to reach desired consistency )

BLEND 30 seconds, add 1 cup ice, BLEND 30 seconds

Option al: Top with ⅓ cup Granola So Bomb

Be sure to follow Helen on Instagram & check out her other posts on The Skinny Confidential ( 1, 2, & 3 ).

+ check out my experience with intermittent fasting here.

++ if you like this post, you’ll love this post on tips for weight loss & healthy eating.


This 107-year-old's secret to a long life? Four bottles of red wine a day

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A ntonio Docampo García, who died last week at the grand old age of 107, attributed his longevity to his drinking habits - four bottles of red wine a day, and no water.

Mr Docampo liked to have two bottles of wine with lunch, and another two with dinner, his family told reporters.

"He could drink a litre and a half all at once," said his son Miguel Docampo López.

"When we were both at home we could get through 200 litres of wine a month. He never drank water."

M r Docampo, of Vigo in north west Spain, owned his own vineyard and was founder of the wine company Bodegas Docampo. (A cynic might suggest that tales of the wine's life-giving properties could contain a teensy trace of marketing spiel.)

Mr Docampo's nephew Jerónimo Docampo, who now runs the vineyard, told La Voz de Galicia: "He sold the majority of the wine he produced, but still kept a decent amount back for himself."

"If he produced 60,000 litres a year he would keep 3,000 litres for himself. He always said that was his secret to living so long."