A healthy weight loss depends largely on what you eat daily. There are some foods or ingredients we use that adds way more calories than we realize.
You might think your meal portion is really small and you aren’t consuming a lot of calories but you would be surprised at how many calories that tiny food contains.
It can be frustrating when you try your best to work out, get your fruits veggies in, you stop eating some high calorie food, I mean you even put away the ice cream bowls and still the weight won’t bulge. It’s time to identify the culprits.
The purpose of this post is expose some of these foods and ingredients that sabotage your weight loss efforts.
Let’s go in.
1. Fruit juice
Fruit juice like oranges, over ripe pineapple, mango usually contain high sugar without the fibre (the fibre is what makes … Read more
Eating healthy is easy.
I’ll show you how by giving you 5 quick tips you can start using today
You have to take it one step at a time. It takes one healthy ingredient at a time, one healthy purchase at a time and one healthy meal at a time.
Instead of thinking about how difficult it is going to be for you to become a pro at cooking healthy meals like those Instagram chefs or thinking about how you can eat only spinach and carrots and be satisfied like some of these Instagram fitness models, you need to think about enjoying the process.
You should have fun discovering new healthy meals, different ways to make them and how your body feels after indulging in a delicious healthy meal.
As much as you would love to spend time thinking about healthy eating, life happens and we tend to be … Read more
Healthy habits should be very easy to execute but then life happens.
You always start your day with good intentions. You get out of bed and decide to make today the day you start eating healthier. You already made plans to do a 30 minute workout and make a yummy green smoothie. But when you look at the time and it’s already 6:30am.
The time went by so fast while you were making breakfast for your family and getting ready for work.
You tell yourself that you will just order in a healthy meal during lunch break but your day gets filled up with meetings and client work and you forget to eat. At this point, anything will do. Even a doughnut.
You haven’t given up yet though. You can still do a 15 minute workout when you get home in the evening. When you get home, you get preoccupied … Read more
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live” – John Rohn
Do you love your body?
If you say you do, how do you show it? How do you take care of your body and treat it like a priceless treasure? Ok I’m not trying to be deep or anything like that.
I see people punishing their body by starving themselves in an effort to lose weight. Using beauty products with harmful chemicals to get a fairer skin is actually hurting your body and skin. Eating junk food that could lead to high cholesterol and obesity is not a way to take care of your body.
Yeah you could say you are enjoying yourself by taking ice cream and pizza every day but what about your immune system and possible weight gain.
A slim body, flawless skin tone and serene mind mean nothing without a … Read more
How long since the list time you pulled out from your makeup storage and used your seasonal lipstick shade? Let’s also not forget when’s the last time you bought yourself a new set of brushes.
We understand your admiration for that plum lipstick but leaving it sitting unused for quite a long time calls for it to go down the wastebasket. We know it’s heart-wrenching but it has to be done. You’ll tell with the consistency of the product when it needs to go.
No matter how much you spent to purchase these items, it’s got to go when it needs to go. Even your makeup bag needs spring cleaning!
Lifespan: One year
Lipsticks are not as prone to formula spoiling since it doesn’t contain water. However, it contains oily substances that makes the formula run dry over time. This results to uneven application and creates that waxy, unpleasant … Read more
Most of us believe that lives of supermodels are all about glamour, travelling and having fun. But looking perfect at all times is not as easy as it seems. Preparations for the fashion weeks, castings and important photo shoots require certain sacrifices and a lifestyle that will ensure that their bodies will remain in top shape for the catwalk.
This, of course, involves regular visits to the gym, strenuous exercising, getting a lot of sleep, staying hydrated, and also doing yoga and meditation to balance the mood and banish stress. But eating properly is just as important, especially during those hectic days when it is hard to keep any good habits at all between two shows. Here is how to eat like a supermodel.
1. Start Light in the Morning and Go Heavier as the Day Goes on
It is important to start your day with something that … Read more
Today, we are giving the spotlight to Apple Cider Vinegar!
This natural inexpensive product has been in existence as far back as 400 BC by Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine. He used it in his time.
Apple Cider Vinegar is formed by fermentation process. Bacteria and yeast breakdown the sugars in the cider. The sugars are first turned to alcohol and it further ferments to vinegar.
Ok so enough with the history and the process. What you really want to know is how does it help your skin glow, how can it get rid of your pimples and make your skin look younger. So let’s get into that.
Apple cider contains acetic acid, vitamins, mineral salts and amino acids. The pH of apple cider vinegar is similar to the outer layer of the skin. So it helps to restore and balance the pH of the skin and acid … Read more
“Have you been sleeping well lately?”, asks your friend while looking at your dark bags under your eyes.
We’ve heard it many times before and it’s true in any shape and form, our eyes are indeed the windows to our souls. However, the dark circles surrounding our view makes it rather less appealing. Plus, it gives the notion of having health issues, sleep deprivation and others.
Donning panda eyes, or some even call it raccoon eyes, can be frustrating as it ruins your whole look. No matter how much concealer you apply over it, some dark under eye bags just won’t give in. Sometimes, makeup, beauty hacks and tricks aren’t enough.
Dark circles is a dilemma for men and women alike. Men are just structured to be less conscious about such issues. Nobody strikes a smile while staring at the mirror getting a clear sight of the exhausted look on … Read more
If someone told me years back that I’ll be able to stop eating hot dog every day, I would probably have looked at that person and laughed. Seriously I was a junk food addict. I loved and enjoyed eating junk food every day. I also had the bad habit of eating late. Imagine eating eba by 10pm (I know! what???) I didn’t care about what it did to my skin or body. Yup I would gain weight like crazy every now and then.
I would look at a picture of Beyonce and say “body goals” but I didn’t do anything about it. I honestly never taught eating healthy was a big deal. Sometimes when I would want to do something about it, I’ll just go for a short jog and in my mind I’ve done something big and I should probably have lost 5kg. Ha!
My wakeup call came … Read more
Wrinkles are signs of aging that most people are never comfortable with it. Most people struggle with it using various beauty products and others plastic surgery. It reaches a point when the age has gone too far and can no longer be overcome. However, there are wrinkles that are not caused by aging; they are caused by strong beauty products, exposure to the sun and other things that affect the skin collagen. This is the kind that requires the following remedies;
1. Keeping the skin moisturized
Sometimes drying of the skin leads to the formation of wrinkles according to research conducted by Dr Nick Lowe, consultant dermatologist at The Cranley Clinic in Los Angeles. Therefore, always keep your skin moisturized or any other part of the skin to reduce the chances of early formation of wrinkles. Moisturizing should occur especially after coming into contact with water. There are varieties of … Read more