Oct 06

Olive Oil I What The Heck Are You Eating

Have you ever wondered why there are so many kinds of olive oil? What is the difference? Does it matter? Do you know your olive oils?

This short little video is very informative. Worth watching.

Leave a comment below. Did you know about the different olive oils?

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Sep 30

What is the most popular plastic surgery right now?

Can you guess? What is the most in demand plastic surgery right now?

Surpassing breast augmentation…in case you were betting on that. body wrap for the chin

I will give you a hint. I has to do with modern technology…

OK, you give up?

New trend emerging: “chin augmentation”.

And yes, it is bypassing breast augmentation according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, (ASPS).

Why you ask? Because of Skype, Facetime and similar technology that we use talking to each other using real time video.  I guess we are sick of looking at our sagging chin or double chin….while talking specially that we know the person on the other end is getting a really good close up of that….It is funny in a way but I can see that turning into an sore spot.

Plastic surgeon have been busy with all the chin “fixing” requests but there is another, much more gentler way of dealing with that less than perfect chin. Cosmetic and reconstructive surgeons say that our culture has moved into a technical age in which having an appealing appearance gives professionals a competitive edge. There a lot of men who are having their chin “fixed”.

There is company called It Works. They have an excellent botanically infused natural wraps.

These wraps help you lose inches of of any body part that storing stubborn fat and many people use it to tighten, tone and form their chin.

  • No pain – No expensive surgery
  • Helps reduce fat and double-chin or neck folds
  • No more loose or hanging skin
  • Firm, lift and smooth your neckline

Go ahead and check out this awesome wrap.

Please leave your comments below. Curious on what you have to say.


Aug 28

Five Reasons You Are Not Losing Fat

Ever tired to lose weight but for some reason it just didn’t work or at least it didn’t quite work to your expectations? I think many of have been there….and what do we do? We give up.

There might be some simple fixes, solutions that we could apply in order to succeed and lose that weight, that we just didn’t think of.

Read this article below to find out some things that might impede our success to weight loss. You might be surprised to realize what some of them are. As usual please leave a comment.

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Having trouble sticking to your diet? When your body doesnâ??t respond to your efforts the way you expect, itâ??s easy to lose the motivation to continue.

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Aug 26

Motivation booster – Weight loss – before and after pictures

Here is a video showing you a whole bunch of before and after weight loss pictures. I think it’s good to watch this video once in a while to reinforce in our mind that yes, we can do it. We can lose weight, others have done it.
Losing weight is not easy and we can use all the help we can get. I hope you enjoy this short video. Please leave your comments below. Love to hear from you.

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Aug 24

Have you heard of Body Wraps? Before and After – video

I don’t know about you but I am kind of intrigued about body wraps. I heard about them before and I know there are many different kinds. So I am just trying to sort out what’s out there and see what others are thinking about body wraps and what kind of experience they have using them.

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Jul 23

Do you have 3 minutes to trim your tummy?

I found this short little video that is just under 3 minutes long. I have it bookmarked since I will always have 3 minutes to do a bit of exercising in order to trim my belly.

I find it easier to adhere to exercises that are not long, even if I do them more then once a day. It really eliminates the “I have no time” excuse.

Try it and let me know.

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Jul 21

Summer Weight Loss Tips

We cannot hide under our winter coat in the summer so why not take action and lose some weight. It is actually a bit easier to shed the extra pounds in the summer because we tend to move more and eat more salads (watch that dressing…) and BBQ-d meats. One downfall could be alcohol and sugary drinks and yes, that tempting ice cream bar.

I say, enjoy your summer and make it a point in eating healthy and move as much as possible. It fun and you will be rewarded with smaller dress size and more energy.

Read this article below. I found it had some good points.

No need to starve yourself on a crazy diet if you dream of looking sexy in shorts. In summer, weight loss can happen quite quickly. The reason? I won?t fool you. It is not because your digestion or metabolism is related in anyway to the heat. But there are two reasons why summer weight loss is easy:

  • During summer, heavy, spicy, oily food automatically becomes less appealing. Instead, people choose light, refreshing, cool foods. That means less calories, of course.
  • Summer offers you a number of easy ways in which you can fight the flab.

Summer gives you the perfect excuse to eat and drink right. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. This will keep your skin sparkling fresh. Avoid food that is oily and spicy as this can cause your skin to break out. Eat melons, berries, tomatoes, cucumbers, beets, fresh greens and veggies. Instead of colas, go for chilled, broth-based soups. With food like these, you don?t have to worry about portion control!

Summer is the best time to up your exercise level. This is the time you can get out of the hateful gym and go for a jog near the beach or take a run around the park. No need to drag yourself to your gym when there is great weather outside.

A word of warning: Keep a bottle of water with you so you can keep yourself hydrated. Also, splash a generous amount of sunscreen on you before you venture out in the sun.

Summer gives you more choices. Unlike in the winter when only the daft and the hard-headed can venture outdoors, in summer, there is plenty to be done out of doors. Mow the lawn, do a spot of gardening, mend that yard or play ball with your kids. Remember, every time you move your body, you are losing calories!

Summer is the best time to take up fun activities. I like to swim during summer because the water is so deliciously warm that I could stay in it for hours. For me, this is one exercise that feels less like exercise and more like having tons of fun.

Summer is the best time to kick-start your new diet plan, if you have one. Unlike in the winter when you are always feeling hungry, the summer makes you feel wonderful. Also, since you are not cooped up in a room all day, chances of reneging on your diet are slimmer. Because of all the activities (I mentioned above), you will also find that the calories slip off you much faster than in the winter. All the more reason to work a little harder this summer.

As you can see, in summer weight loss can happen like a dream. There are so many things to do. So, get out there and work out a huge sweat.

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Jul 19

Weight Loss using Garcinia Cambogia Review – Pros, Cons & Warnings

Great video to watch about the latest craze of Garcinia Cambodia miracle weight loss plant extract. I wanted to try it out myself and went to the local health food store to buy it. They are telling me it is so popular they can’t keep it stocked on their shelves. I had to have my name on a waiting list, lol.

I am curious if it is really going to work. Not expecting miracles but it would be nice to lose some weight. As usual, weight loss should be a lifestyle change if you want it to stick but a little help doesn’t hurt.

Leave a comment. Let me know if you tried Garcinia Cambogia and what is your experience.

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Jul 17

Have you heard of Garcinia Cambogia?

No, it’s not a pop singer or upcoming actress. Sounds like such a name to me…It is a fruit, a plant native to Indonesia, getting a lot of attention lately because it was endorsed by Dr. Oz as a weight loss method.

The warning I hear is that you really have to make sure you are using a high quality product if you want to see results. Read this article I found on it if you want to know more.

Garcinia cambogia is a fruit bearing plant indigenous to Indonesia. The plant is also grown in the southern Asia including south India and Srilanka. Fruits of Garcinia cambogia are commonly known as gambooge and used as a spice or flavouring agent in traditional cooking. The plant has been used as a health supplement traditionally. Ayurveda has also mentioned its use in weigh loss preparations. Recently the plant has gained some reputation as a weight loss medicine among scientists also. because of presence of hydroxycitric acid (HCA). On a weight basis, gambooge yields more than 20% of HCA.

What is the mechanism of Garcinia cambogia?

The role of Garcinia cambogia as weight loss medicine depends on hydroxycitric acid (HCA). On a weight basis, gambooge yields more than 20% of HCA. Garcinia cambogia is though to work by dual mechanism. It is believed to have activities such as appetite suppression and fat synthesis. By producing appetite suppression it decreases intake of extra calories and by blocking also blocks the fat synthesis it leads to decrease in the body fat over longer period of time.

It is well known that higher cholesterol level is the most common culprit of adverse cardiovascular outcome. Cholesterol is synthesized from the biochemical called acetyl co-A. Acetyl Co-A is derived from the cleavage of citric acid with the help of an enzyme called citrate lyase. HCA is blocks the activity of citrate lyase leading to decreased synthesis of cholesterol. Thus, Garcinia cambogia not only promotes weight loss but also prevents occurrence of cardiovascular disease.

Administration of Garcinia cambogia extract to rats continuously for 5 weeks has shown decrease in plasma cholesterol and low density lipoprotein. These results support the mechanism of HCS discussed above.

Proof of weigh loss benefits

Scientists from different regions have studied and published the weigh loss properties of Garcinia cambogia extract (GCE) in humans. In one study, GCE (2g/day) was administered tot he overweight patients for 10 weeks and was compared to the similar patients not receiving any medication. Blood cholesterol levels were found to be lower in the patients receiving GCE.
Another study has evaluated the effects of GCE containing 500 mg HCE on 35 human volunteers. After treatment for 5 weeks the patients sowed decreased lipid and appetite with benefits in mood and overall behaviour. It also improved overall well being of the patients receiving the extract.

What is the dose of Garcinia cambogia?

There is no established dose of Garcinia cambogia extract. But looking at the studies in human, it can be said that extract containing 500 mg HCA are required to produce appetite suppression and effective weight loss.

Safety of Garcinia cambogia

Garcinia cambogia is a natural herbal medicine, which is devoid of any side effects. The toxicity studies in animals have not shown any significant toxicity of the extract even at higher doses. Furthermore, no incidences of any adverse event have been reported at the doses being administered for the weight loss purpose. Safety of Garcinia cambogia in pregnant and lactating women is not established. Pregnant and lactating women should avoid the use of Garcinia cambogia.

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Jun 07

Pregnancy Stretch Marks – Helpful Tips For Preventing Them

Around half of the women who get pregnant end up with stretchmarks somewhere on their body Understanding why and how do pregnancy stretchmarks occur helps with the process of prevention.

There are may things to be considered, such as proper hydration, diet during pregnancy, vitamin and mineral levels, and of course genetics.

This article is quite informative and I highly recommend you read it. Also check out the great PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION section for preventing pregnancy stretchmarks.

Over 50% of all expectant mothers fall victim to pregnancy stretch marks. Many women are unprepared for this unwelcome side effect of pregnancy and seek remedies to reduce or eliminate the presence of these scars. Depending on the woman’s complexion, the stretch marks may be light brown or pinkish in color. The unsightly but painless scars typically become less noticeable over time.

Unfortunately, however, due to factors such as skin type, genetics and the amount of weight gain one experiences during her pregnancy, getting rid of stretch marks can be a challenging endeavor. Although there are certain treatments that can fade or otherwise lessen the appearance of such scars, it is difficult to entirely eliminate them once they have occurred.

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