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The Anti-Aging Plan to Lose Weight, Feel Younger and Boost Vitality after 50

By Bob on September 29, 2016 1:57 AM | Read More

By Manuel Villacorta, author, Whole Body Reboot

As I approach 50, I am reflecting even more on my nutrition and lifestyle. When many of us reach this age, the desire to lose weight and take charge of our health becomes a much bigger priority. With so much information out there, many of us feel overwhelmed on how to even begin. Unfortunately, some people opt for a 'quick fix' with false promises. In this article, I'm going to share some insights on how I take care of my body at age 50, and how I've helped countless clients in my private practice do the same. You can also use this same insight to help you jump-start your health.

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Here's the Dish

Skillet Zucchini Parmesan

By Charlotte on September 27, 2016 5:48 PM | Read More

In Texas, we enjoy fresh zucchini year-round. So I'm all about finding new ways to prepare this green, cucumber-lookalike.

Here's one of our latest favorites. It's super simple because you need only seven ingredients. Actually, make that five - zucchini, tomato, Parmesan cheese, chives and olive oil - because the other two are salt and pepper. And they shouldn't even count!

Great for weeknights when you're short on time (like always!), this yummy, stovetop side or vegetarian main dish comes together in under half an hour. You just slice some zucchini and mix it with diced, fresh tomato and dried chives. Then sauté the medley in olive oil until the zucchini is tender crisp and has absorbed most of the tomato juice.

Then toss on some Parmesan cheese for an Italian-inspired treat. Anything but boring, it's a vegetable the whole family will adore.

We like this stovetop sensation with crusty bread and grilled chicken or fish. But it works well with just about any basic main dish. 

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Daily Distraction

It's Official?

By Bob on September 27, 2016 4:12 AM | Read More

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I Said I'd Walk Her to School, Didn't I?

By Bob on September 20, 2016 3:06 AM | Read More

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Don't Try This At Home

4 to See on Netflix Now

By Bob on September 19, 2016 2:41 AM | Read More

Remember when the fall network TV schedule was an eagerly anticipated event?

All us folks out here in flyover country couldn't wait to see what the BIG 3 networks had to offer. If it wasn't on ABC, CBS or NBC it didn't exist. At least not in our house. 

Thank God those days are over.

Charlotte displays the various bins where we keep our network television shows here at Boomer Brief HQ

1950's trash cans-480.jpgI'm just gonna put it out there 'merica. Network TV just plain SUCKS and it has for some time. I've seen the fall previews and there is not a single show worthy of DVR space here at Boomer Brief HQ. 

But, that's why God made Netflix. 

The streaming service has been hitting homeruns with its original programming and European series that kick network TV's ass. Like crime dramas that'll keep you on the edge of your seat?

Well, there are four streaming on Netflix that you have to watch. NOW.  

 River...sees dead people 

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Here's the Thing

By Bob on September 15, 2016 4:27 PM | Read More

Actor Alec Baldwin is one of those performers you either love or hate. Some people just love to hate him. Me? I love his podcast, Here's the Thing, and I'll let y'all sort out the rest of it for yourselves.

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Let Quality Slippers Change Your Life

By Bob on September 15, 2016 1:34 AM | Read More

Where have all the bead wearing, peace loving flower children of the late sixties and early seventies gone? You might still find some wandering the beaches of sun-soaked Madras in India, but most of them, like every young generation, grew up to accept career challenges and raise their families.

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Daily Distraction

Nothing Much...What's New With You?

By Bob on September 13, 2016 3:59 AM | Read More

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Protecting the Upper Crust

By Bob on September 6, 2016 4:37 AM | Read More

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4 Ways to Make Your Retirement Years Cheaper

By Bob on September 1, 2016 1:24 AM | Read More

Approaching retirement age is often scary, especially for people who haven't saved a lot of money. With a reduced income, you may need to change some of your habits. If you're looking for ways to make your retirement years cheaper, try these four tips.

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Diabetes-Friendly Chicken Burrito Bowl

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By Laura Cipullo and Lisa Mikus, authors of Everyday Diabetes Meals
Image credit: Colin Erricson

Prepare your own Mexican quick fix with this Chipotle-inspired bowl. Carbs are moderated by filling the bowl with beans, extra veggies and chicken. No need for rice, since the beans count as carbs.


If you love tomatoes, increase the quantity to 1/2 cup, but note that the carbohydrates will also increase.

If preparing this recipe for one person, cut all of the ingredients in half. Or simply prepare the full recipe up to the end of step 2 and store leftover chicken and vegetable-bean mixture in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave on High for 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through, and continue with step 3.

Health Bite: The iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper and zinc in black beans help to keep bones strong and healthy.

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Playing Favorites

Windy City

It's been almost 18 years since Alison Krauss gave us a solo album, but the wait is over with Windy City. The release (her fifth solo studio album) features ten covers of classic songs (and some bonus tracks) she picked with producer Buddy Cannon.

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