How To: Slim City Look 10 lbs lighter

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Shave off 10 pounds from you figure sans diet and exercise with these quick-fix tips and tricks that’ll yu have looking slimmer, better and sexier in an instant!

1. The most common misconception is that bigger clothes will make you look slimmer (NOT true!). Fight the temptation to drown your figure in loose frocks. Instead, wear body-skimming (as opposed to skin tight) clothes which will give you a more flattering shape. Pile on lightweight vertical pieces (think long cardigans, scarves, necklaces) to build a body-lengthening look without the bulk.

2. Go Monochromatic. Wearing varying shades of one color makes your body look longer and leaner. t might seem tough to pull off, but I promise it’s easier than it looks! If nothing else, rocking a single shade will make you look at your wardrobe with fresh eyes and help you see new clothing combinations that you never would have thought of otherwise. So pick your favorite color and let’s get going! Below are some tips to rock that monochromatic outfit.

 

  • Look for contrast within the same hue. Mix navy and sky blue, army and lime green, or goldenrod and light yellow to get the monochromatic look without resembling a crayon!
  • Stay away from neutrals. Rocking an outfit made entirely of black, white, or another neutral is hardly a challenge! Push your style boundaries and try something daring.
  • Create contrast with textures. Mix satin with sequins or cotton with suede to add interest.
  • Stay away from pairing shades that are too similar. If the colors of your top and bottom are just a little bit off from each other, it will look like your outfit is accidentally clashing rather than intentionally monochromatic.
  • Try it with denim. If you want a more tame way to rock this challenge, try wearing a blue top, blue shoes, and blue accessories with your favorite pair of jeans.
  • As always, wear with confidence! Because, after all, your attitude and aura can make or break any outfit. 🙂

3. Size your accessories according to your body frame. Accessories are like everything else that you wear; they create optical illusions on your body. Petites should go for tiny baubles while fuller figures should slip on bigger extras. Everything needs to be in proportion.

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7 – Diet Mistakes and Fast Fixes

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Been trying to lose those extra weight but you can’t seem to really get there? You are not alone! A lot of girls are sharing the same dilemma. You were so good all week, but then you snack some donuts….and then another and then some frap. Oppssiee! hard to resist, but you have to get back on track quickly!

That dreaded point in every attempt to lose weight. After being successful in shedding off 10 pounds, that’s when you tend to slack off a little. You skip lunch one Saturday, and later that night you ate out in a restaurant perhaps with your love one or friends. you’re feeling ravenous that you order the salad, the soup, the entree and a glass of soda. Plus you sampled on half of the dessert cart. Uh-oh! you think “I’ve blown it!” — then you are in a state of denial that you refuse to give your weighing scale a visit and begin to slack off even more and before you know it, those 10 pounds are back! And then you are back to cycle 1 again. Sound familiar? Many can totally relate :). Yo-yo dieting seem to have become a cycle but it’s not unbreakable.

Here are 7 common diet goofs and tips on how to avoid future slipups when dieting.

1. “I skipped Breakfast”
Maybe you were in a hurry. Maybe you woke up super late. Maybe you thought you could cut some calories. But now it’s 11am and you haven’t eaten anything for 15 hours straight. You’re so famished, you can’t decide whether to steal candy from you coworker’s stash, or wait until lunch so you can pigout at your favorite Chinese restaurant. “Breakfast is a must” otherwise, you’ll end up wanting to eat everything you see.

Fast FixEat something, but resist the junk food. You’ll stay fuller longer if you have fruit, low-fat yogurt, or string cheese. An energy bar will also do the trick. But make sure you find one that has staying power-that means at least 3 grams of fiber, 8 grams of protein and less than 250 calories.
Next Time – Make breakfast SIMPLE. To guarantee you never skip this meal again, keep a week’s worth of easy eats in the house. A few good picks (which you can also stash at the office for midday munches): single-serve instant oatmeal; low-fat granola, which you can mix with plain yogurt; and single-serving cans of light fruit. Be beware of so-called breakfast bars, which are often packed with sugar. Make sure you read the labels carefully before you buy.
Eat every four hours during the day. That’s about how much time it takes for hunger to return after a meal. You’ll do far less damage if you have a small snack mid-morning and in the afternoon than if you try to assuage your gnawing hunger at mealtimes, when the plates, portions, and your appetite are all bigger.

2. “I ate a supersize fast-food meal” – Hitting the drive-through at a burger joint once isn’t a big deal – the problem is that if you it one time, you’re much more likely to swing by again. And that’s when the pounds really start to pile on. A study revealed that people who ate fast food more than twice a week gained 10 more pounds than participants who had it less than once a week. Furthermore, the drive-through frequenters had a higher risk of diabetes.

Fast Fix – Savor your indulgence. “Splurgers do happen” says chef-turned physician Timothy Harlan M.D. “for some of us, it’s fast food; for others, it’s a big chocolate bar.” The trick is to focus on each and every bite — this is a treat, one you won’t be having tomorrow, so take the time to really enjoy it.

Next Time – Order low-cal. IF you MUST hit the drive-through, choose foods that won’t do major diet damage. Order a burger with less calories and skip the fries. Order an side salad instead.

Don’t skip supper to compensate. That kind of starvation strategy always backfires. The day after your sever restriction, you’ll be eating everything!

3. “I drank too much last night”The body doesn’t register liquid calories, so even if you drink 500 of them, you’ll still crave food. When researchers gave people a caloric drink (such as fruit juice, sweetened soda or even milk) with a meal, the participants didn’t consume any less food when they sat down to eat. And neither did you — so now you have all the alcohol calories to burn off, as well as a huge dinner.

Fast FixGet some exercise. Taking a walk or a bike ride will shift your mind-set from “I am a colossal failure” to “I’m back in the game!” You haven’t failed unless you continue the counterproductive behavior.

Next TimeNever drink on an empty stomach. At parties grab a handful of nuts (they’re satisfying and healthy) before you pick up a wineglass. If you’re out to dinner try to sip your wine slowly until the salad is served.

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Slimming Easy is Possible

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As we age, slimming becomes way too difficult. Metabolism naturally slows down no matter what we do. Extensive workouts can be tiring, painful and hard to follow through. Not everyone has the time for a fitness regimen that will turn us into the goddesses we’ve once been! This shouldn’t stop us from reshaping that body, and there are easy ways how:

1. Cosmetic Surgery – this has the stigma of being scary, invasive AND expensive, but there are a number of reputable skin and body clinics that now offer reasonable rates. The result is a sexy body in a flash, plus recuperation is way faster with newer micro-lipo technology. The trick here is maintaining that new shape way after the surgery.

2. Yoga / Pilates – helps us develop our core muscles, improve our postures, and eventually trim our bodies after regular practice.

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Good Health Power Couples

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Research shows that pairing certain foods gives you more nutritional bang for your bite. “There are certain foods that when we eat together their components work in sync – they produce good health – promoting results that far outweigh what you’d get from eating either food alone,” according to Elaine Magee R.D. author of Food Synergy. To get the most punch from your plate, try these dynamic duos.

MORE ENERGY
Chickpeas + Red Peppers

1 out of 5 women doesn’t get enough energy-boosting iron. But eating more iron-rich food won’t do much if your body can’t process it. According to owner of Nutrition CheckUp, Heather Mangieri, R.D. “The kind of iron that comes from plant foods is difficult for our bodies to absorb.” Does that mean that all those iron from beans like chickpease goes to waste? NOT IF you add some delish red peppers.

How does it work?
The Vitamin C in the scarlet veggie acts as a key and unlocks plant-based iron so your blood cells can get to it. Simply toss in roasted red pepper when making homemade hummus (or use dipping vehicle), and top salads with red peppers and chickpeas.

SMOOTHER SKIN
Tomatoes + Olive Oil

Lycopene, a powerful antioxidant found mostly in tomatoes, can help prevent sun damage. But for supple skin, don’t eat them plain. First coat them with olive oil. The healthy fats in this Mediterranean staple allow lycopene to be better absorbed by your body.

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Coconut Oil – Healthy Bikini Body Secret

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The world of fashion is never complete without the beauty and exciting body of Miranda Kerr. She joined the mommy club when she gave birth to her son with husband Orlando Bloom and yet that body is still something to envy! The 28 year-old Victoria’s Secret top model shared her best birth control for weight loss and her secret in maintaining such beautiful body. “I personally take four tablespoons of coconut oil per day, either on my salads, in my cooking or in my cups of green tea.”

Ladies, here are some FACTS about the COCONUT OIL.

You can take coconut oil both internally and externally. Those who are proponents of this cure do both. The typical amount to take internally per day is 3 TBSP. It is recommended that you take 1 TBSP with each meal. Coconut Oil apparently gives an instant energy lift and may assist you to quit caffeine! Several sports nutrition bars and drinks include coconut oil for its energizing properties.

Warning: Coconut Oil is contraindicated for those with hypertension . But if you suffer from low blood pressure, this is an excellent remedy for you.

Lots of research has already been done on the subject of Fatty Acids and Monogycerides (found in coconut oil). Some of the reported cures from research are:

 

WEIGHT LOSS:

A great great weight loss resources. Encourages loss of excess weight by increasing metabolic rate. Is utilized by the body to create energy in preference to getting stored as body fat such as other dietary fats. Helps protect against obesity and over weight problems.

 

DIGESTION:

Coconut Oil offers a nutritional source of speedy energy; Increases energy and endurance, improving physical and athletic effectiveness; Improves digestion and absorption of other nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and amino acids; Boosts insulin secretion and utilization of blood glucose; Minimizes stress on pancreas and enzyme systems of the body; Reduces symptoms associated with pancreatitis;

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Good Health with Herbalife

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My daily meal savior is a protein shake from Herbalife. My favorite is the Duch Chocolate flavor that I can just add up cold water to it then mixed it well (just shake it) then wallah! meal is ready for me! It’s really effective I must say, it soothes my hunger feeling and definitely keeps me going all day. I of course still eat my regular meal, this is just a replacement of either my lunch or supper. My friend introduced me to Herbalife last year if I am not mistaken. I instantly tried it and I liked the results. I haven’t had the chance to really make it a business as my work is taking a lot of my time. Well anyway, let me give you a little preview on Herbalife.

Herbalife is a premier nutrition and weight-management company. We offer life-changing products and an unparalleled business opportunity. What started with founder Mark Hughes’ dream over 28 years ago has become a world-class company with over 1.7 million Distributors. Herbalife have Weight Management Products that helps manage weight and make you look great! Shapeworks programs includes Cellular Nutrition, nourishing your body at a cellular level with an infusion of vitamins, essential nutrients and fiber.

Healthy Meals

shakeHerbalife’s delicious protein shakes are loaded with essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients that are perfect for busy people. Whether you’re on the go or just want a nutritious meal, reach for an Herbalife Formula 1 shake to satisfy your hunger and help manage your weight.

Appetite Control

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Controlling our hunger can be a challenge. Herbalife’s appetite control products are designed to help curb your appetite, manage your sweet tooth and reduce the urge to snack between meals

Metabolism Boosters

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Metabolism is the rate which your body burns energy. Herbalife’s metabolism boosting products are designed to support weight loss efforts and give you the edge that you need (Total Control).

Protein Snacks

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Curb hunger and manage weight with Herbalife’s guilt-free snacks. They’re packed with protein and flavor to keep you satisfied, yet low in calories. Enjoy peanut butter and chocolate bars or oven-roasted soy nuts as part of your ShapeWorks® program.

These are just some of the good and healthy things Herbalife can offer. Great products for Heart Health, Women’s Solutions, Men’s Solutions, Children’s Health, Healthy Aging, Digestive Health, Immune Solutions and Stress Management to Personal Care for a more beautiful you. Herbalife also offers business opportunities worldwide. Contact your distributor now!

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Women’s Health Care is Getting Fit at any Age

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Thousands of women nowadays are struggling to stay in good health and stay fit, loose those bumps and bulges and stay awesomely well. It is becoming hard for most women due to the hectic schedule that we have which does not allow us to have extra activities at the end of the day. It’s like we work 25 x 8! Imagine! Well, there’s a saying that “if there’s a will, there’s a way!”.

There are various activities that will help us to maintain the figure, achieve that body we so want to have and get back into our old body. So we have age brackets categories, the 20s, 30s and 40s. Let’s see what are the activities that fits to which age bracket we belong.

To keep fit in your 20s and 30s

According to exercise physiologist who was Personal Fitness Professional Magazine’s 2004 Online Trainer of the Year Calabrese, “Fitness in the 20s and 30s is really all about creating good health habits, and that should really be your main goal.”

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In our 20s bones are still developing in this decade. Exercise that help build the strongest bones possible are ideal. The idea is to put bones into stress which encourages them to become stronger. Doing weight-bearing workouts such as those that work your muscles and bones against gravity, like walking or jogging for 30 minutes at least twice a week helps a lot! Having a regular cardio workouts even just for 20-30 minutes two times a weekm an aerobic activity (running), swimming, biking or even dancing, you will reduce the risk of hypertension, high cholesterol, or even heart attack later in life.

In terms of your future good health, nothing is more important than regular cardio workouts. You can reap benefits from just 20-30 minutes, twice a week, of an aerobic activity like running, swimming, biking, or even dancing, Carmichael tells WebMD: “You will reduce your risk of hypertension, high cholesterol, or even heart attack later in life.”And the sooner you incorporate fitness into your daily life, the more likely you will be to carry the habit into the next several decades.

“It’s a lot easier to carry a behavior from one decade to the next, than trying to change a behavior in later years,” Carmichael says.

At your 40s

stationary bike

There’s no denying that by the age of 40, no matter how active we were, women’s body begin to change and one of the most significant changes we encounter is the decrease of hormones which does not only affect the bones, heart and health but as well as the weight. The exercise goal during these years is to build muscles that will condition the heart and control weight. Shorter but harder aerobics type workouts to reap cardiovascular benefits is suggested by exercise psychologist Kelli Calabrese.

Lifting Weights while standing, riding in a stationary bike 10 minutes twice a week or sitting in a chair, then standing up, 20 times (both have the same effect) are suggested as strength-training workouts and in strengthening the thigh muscles, or quadriceps, thus giving attention to knee problems. These helps avoiding many mobility problems in the
later years.

As to the cardio workouts, it is safe to continue the routines that you’ve been doing in your 20s and 30s. Any form of activity that gets your heart beating faster such as walking on a treadmill or doing step aerobics at least twice a week will keep you in shape and in good health.

Remember, exercising should go along with eating right, good healthy foods and the right life habit.

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Diet Tips for Good Health and Beautiful Figure

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Slim figureDiet and exercise are the two main essentials in maintaining a good health and in keeping the figure beautiful. No woman can reduce weight, improve a clumsy and ungainly figure, through exercise alone. Diet comes first. Comparatively few women need fattening. What most need is reduction.

FIRST AID FOR THE THIN

Yet for those whose figure needs building up and filling out, the following facts should be borned in mind. First, relax mentally. Worry and nervous tension use up calories – the calorie is the unit by which we measure heat and food – very rapidly, and tend to reduce weight below normal. Secondly, sleep enough and breathe fresh air in plenty. Third, exercise, to stimulate the appetite and aid all the organs of the body to do their work. Fourth, eat more of the foods that are high in food value. Butter, sugar, cream and cream sauce on vegetables, cod-liver oil and olive oil, are all fattening.

FIRST AID FOR THE FAT

Do not cultivate fallacies, if you are fat and wish to reduce your figure in accord with the normal and ideal body measurements, . Shun antifat patent medicines and quack “cures.” Often they are based on mercury, arsenic or thyroid extract. Shun Epsom salts baths and too many Turkish baths. They do harm and no good. The reduction of calories is the real secret of successful fat reduction, and a key to that unit of measurement will enable you to bring your figure within the proper limits, to keep your figure beautiful. The whole point is to know how many calories of food you need per day. Now, normally, a woman who does not “work” in any actual sense of the word, can do with 1,600 to 1,800 calories per day. If she follows some sedentary occupation, 2,000 to 2,200 calories will suffice her. If her business requires walking, standing or any lighter manual labor, she can run her calorie allowance up to 2,500. If she performs hard physical labor, she is entitled to 2,500 to 3,000 calories. All this is normally speaking. But if you are too fat, if you wish to bring back your figure to its rightful lines, you must know what your ideal net weight should be in order to cut off the number of calories of food you do not need.

Among the kinds of food, note that Proteins, which build tissue and yield energy, may store fat. Proteins are contained in meat, fish, fowl, nuts, milk, cheese, vegetables. Fats (animal fats, oils, chocolate, nuts) are stored by the body as fat. So are Carbohydrates (sugars, starches, including bread, cereals, potatoes, corn, etc.). Vitamins, food substances needed for growth, occur in animal fats, but not in vegetable ones, as also in eggs, milk, butter and meat, vegetable outer skins, grain germs and fruits.

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