пятница, 22 марта 2013 г.

Menu For Flat Stomach




Interesting Fact! Charlize Theron believes that eating small portions during a day is a great way to improve your metabolism. That is why she eats six times a day but in small portions.


How to achieve flat stomach without torturing yourself with diets? I’ve tried plenty of different diets to achieve it. But all of them were ineffective and required a lot of restrictions. So I found out about new highly effective  method. This is an example of my diet . Variation is acceptable, provided that you include certain products in your menu that help you fight with fat.
 
 
I know it sounds unreal but in fact it works. Lots of men and women have lost extra weight in stomach area thanks to that diet. Here is the top 5 of miracle-working products: olives, nuts and seeds, avocado, vegetable oil, and darkchocolate. That’s right – CHOCOLATE. To get rid of fat around your waist you should eat fat! 
 


The authors of that diet are American dietologist Cynthia Sass and chief editor of Prevention.com Liz Vaccariello. The main basis of their diet is one of the latest invention in dietology. By increasing the amount of good fat on you menu and reducing the amount of bad fat, you loose weight not only faster but in the right places (it means you get rid of those nasty folds of fat on your tummy and hips). 
 
The secret
Good fat is monosaturated fat acids (olives, nuts and seeds, avocado, vegetable oil, and dark chocolate). They are not only delicious they also make you feel full and we don’t feel hunger even when we eat smallportions. Cynthia and Liz suggest dividing your day into four food intakes and each time include one of the products stated below. 
 
As for the bad fat, you will have to forget about semi-products, sweets, bakery, and fast-food. 




Plan of action
The program is divided into two phases. The first phase takes four days. Its goal to improve gastrointestinal tract functioning and get rid of bloating. By the way, bloating can be the real reason of your problem. If it is true, bloating will vanish in a few days time.
The second phase takes four weeks. During this period you will pull up you abs, put your digestive system in order, and show off your stunning figure in a new pair of jeans. 


 
How to get rid of bloating

Start your day with two types of cellulose
 
Combination of soluble and insoluble cellulose works great if you suffer from constipation and fastens removal of extra fat from your body. You feel lighter, weigh less and you stomach looks flat.

 Fall on potassium
 
Bananas, avocados, potatoes are rich with potassium. They help to remove excessive body fluid, thereby reducing a few more inches around your belly and hips. Excess fluid is the result of disbalance between sodium and potassium which occurs due to our misuse of salt, sauces, etc. Make yourself drop the habit of salting your food (you can use spices instead) and try to get 4700 mg of potassium a day (it’s about 4,5 glass of potassium-rich products; see below) 
 
For example: 1 middle-sized baked potato, 1 banana, 1 papaya, avocado, ½ glass of tomato sauce, ½ glass of boiled spinach, 1 orange. 


 
Stop eating caramel, chewing gum, and soda
 
When we drink something through a straw or when we swallow rapidly or suck a caramel, lots of “spare” air accumulates in our digestive system which causes flatulence and bloating.
Start chewing food slowly, drink mineral water and replace chewing gum with dry fruits, nuts, etc. 
 
 Be careful with raw vegetables and fruits! Fresh vegetables and fruits have an amazing health-improving effect. But if you eat too much at once, your stomach stretches, thereby making your belly look bigger.
 
Divide 5 portions of fruits and 7 portions of vegetables between food intakes and use steam cooker, grill, etc. Cooked vegetables and fruits are always smaller in size. 
 
 
Example of a menu on the first phase of diet
 
In the morning before breakfast: 1 glass of “Sassy water”. 
Breakfast: 1 glass of porridge + 1 glass of non-fat milk + 180 g of pineapple + ¼ glass of sunflower seeds. 
 
Lunch

tunny in its own juice (120 g) + salad (1 glass of boiled carrot and grated cheese) 
 
Dinner

fish grill (180 g) + baked potato + 1 glass of string beans + 1 glass of “Sassy water”. 
 
Dessert

bilberry smoothy (blend 1 glass of frozen  bilberry, 1 glass of low-fat yogurt and a handful of flax seeds). 
 
 
Example of a menu on the second phase of diet
 
Breakfast 

salad (mango + spinach + walnuts) Mix fresh spinach, ½ mango, ¼ sweet red pepper, 4 carrots, and 2 tablespoons of walnuts. Dress the salad with 1 tablespoon of raisins and wine vinegar (2 tablespoons). Serve it up in a half of whole grain pita.
Walnuts are fat fighters here. 
 
Second breakfast: chocolate-banana yoghurt.
Mix ½ banana with ¼ of chocolate bar and non-fat yoghurt (180 g)
Chocolate is fat fighter here. 
 
Lunch 

Mediterranean salad.
Boil ½ glass of red lentil and mix it with ½ tablespoon of cherry tomatoes, 1 cucumber, 10 big olives.  Dress the salad with 1 teaspoon of 1 lemon juice. Serve it with half of whole grain pita. 
Olives are fat fighters here. 
 
Dinner

hummus with olives and tomato.
Spread 2 whole-grain bread crisps with hummus (2 tablespoons). Put a slice of tomato and 5 halves of olives on top of the bread. Serve it with orange. 
Olives are fat fighters here. 
 
Recipe of Sassy Water

2 L of water.
1 tablespoons of grated ginger.
1 peeled sliced cucumber.
1 sliced lemon.
12 small leaves of mint

Eating Without Gaining Weight



Interesting Fact! SHARON STONE maintainS her slim figure with the help of PRUNES WHICH PREVENT TUMMY BLOATING AND EASE ELIMINATION.
There are few people who can eat whatever and whenever they want without gaining weight. Unfortunately, most of us have an imperfect metabolism. But you can help your body to burn calories.

Have a Breakfast

Metabolism slows down in the evening when we don’t consume food for 9-12 hours.
Skipping breakfast, you message your metabolic system not to activate and continue to sleep. Thereby your body decides to save energy for the next food intake. Breakfast stimulates metabolism by telling it to start functioning.



Drink Green Tea

Green tea is a fount of
 healthy substances. But the most important feature of green tea is polyphenols which clean liver and help your body to get rid of toxins; and thermogenics which burn fat making metabolism more active



Be More Attentive While Eating
Concentrate on HOW you eat and not WHAT you eat. The process of digestion begins as soon as you sense the smell of food which you are intending to eat. Don’t snack staring into at monitor, don’t supper in front of the TV and don’t have your breakfast with a newspaper or a magazine. Concentrate on the process of food consuming. Eat without rush and chew properly.



Consider Peculiarities of a Diet

Wide variety of food items is needed for your body. But you can make an exception for breakfast. Metabolism will thank you if you begin every morning with porridge. To vary your breakfast you can add some fruits or yoghurt. Fresh juice in the morning is also very much desirable (you can dilute it with water if it’s too sweet). 

Hand-made Lip Gloss




Interesting Fact! Halle Berry adds ground coffee to her body wash in order to increase blood flow and smooth the skin.

This is one my favourite money saving homemade beauty recipe. By the way it’s a perfect solution for allergic individuals: an opportunity to control the composition of any particular hand-made product is one of the advantages of natural cosmetics. 

Chocolate Lip Gloss

You will need:

a small amount of chocolate chips (on the tip of the knife) 
3 tablespoons of cocoa butter
1 capsule of vitamin E
 
Stir all the ingredients constantly while melting them on the bain-marie. Then pour it into the box or jar (whatever container you like), put it in the cold place and let it thicken. That’s all! Enjoy!



Honey-citrus Lip Gloss

You will need:
2 tablespoons of beeswax
1 teaspoon of honey
8 teaspoons of sweet almond oil
1 capsule of vitamin E
5 drops of citrus essential oil
 
Place a plate with beeswax and almond oil in the microwave oven and wait until it melts completely. Then add 1 capsule of vitamin E. Add honey and leave it like that for a few minutes then put it into the container and enjoy your new hand-made lip-gloss. 



Vanilla Lip-gloss
You will need:
 1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel ½ teaspoon of vanilla
1 teaspoon of vaseline
 ½ teaspoon of coconut oil

Place a plate with the ingredients in the microwave oven and wait until it melts completely. Let it cool down for a couple of hours, then put it in the container and enjoy!



Sweet lip-gloss

You will need:

 ¼ teaspoon of grated paraffin
1 teaspoon of coconut oil
1 teaspoon of Vaseline
lollypop
 
Put a lollypop nto the airtight plastic bag and dip the bag into the hot water. Leave it there until the lollypop issolves completely. Then mix that dissolved lollypop with the rest of the ingredients and mix them thoroughly altogether. Put the mixture into the box and let it cool down. That’s all! Now you can use your hand-made lip-gloss. 

среда, 20 марта 2013 г.

Discover your Creative Self With Handmade Cosmetics




Emma Stone puts natural grapeseed oil on her face as a moisturizer.



Handmade cosmetic is not just one of the trends in the beauty industry. Handmade cosmetic is some kind of philosophy. All the ingredients have to be of natural origin and safe. According to the latest scientific researches, only 11 % of 11 500 chemical compounds used in modern cosmetology are safe and nontoxic.

Why overload your skin with chemicals and toxins when all the nature’s gifts are at your service: plant extracts, vegetable oils, herbals. Detoxication begins from the moment you feel a beautiful natural aroma instead of usual chemical scents!   

A few Advantages of Handmade Cosmetics

1. Handmade Cosmetic doesn't require much time and money.
2. Handmade Cosmetic is easy to make.
3. Handmade Cosmetic contains only natural ingredients.
4. You can find all the necessary ingredients right in your kitchen or in the nearest supermarket.
5. You can choose the ingredients yourself.
6. The process of making handmade cosmetics allows you to discover your creative self.



There is no such notion as “natural cosmetics”. Every cosmetic brand which uses at least one natural component in a cream or a shampoo claim that its production is natural. It is really difficult to work with natural ingredients and a very few brands venture to do that. The chemical compound of so called “natural cosmetics” is not controlled by any organization.

Handmade cosmetic gives you an opportunity to control all the compounds and ingredients yourself. You can use only those ingredients that you like and avoid allergenic ones. Here you can find plenty of mask and cream recipes that meet the needs of your skin specifically and correspond with your skin type.



Here some recipes you can try to make right now.

Masks for Dry Hair

Warm up peach kernel oil 50° C. Damp a piece of gauze the in the oil and cover your hair with it, then put on a shower cap. Leave it on your hair for an hour thenwash your hair thoroughly.  

If you have dry hair you, should rub warm olive oil into the scalp and wrap your head in bath towel. Keep it on your hair for 2 hours. Then wash your hair thoroughly using shampoo for oily hair. 




If you want your hair to look shiny, you should make special nourishing and thermal procedures during a month.  Mix 1 yolk with 1 tablespoon of castor oil and add ¼ glass of hot water. Mix it again to obtain a dense viscous paste. Apply this mixture to your hair making massaging movements. Then wrap your hair in a bath towel for 2 hours.

Mix almond oil, yolk, rye bread (steamed in boiled water), and 3-5 drops of any essential oil. Apply this mixture to your clean and damp hair making massaging movements. Leave this mask on your hair for a few minutes then wash your hair with lukewarm water.

Cucumber For Your Beauty



Julia Roberts admits that gardening is her greatest hobby and she likes to grow her own fruits and vegetables which she uses in her homemade facial masks. Cucumbers deal with swelling while strawberry masks whiten skin and remove pigment spots.


Nature is the greatest healer. You may be surprised, but a lot of people use various fruits and vegetables in their homemade beauty recipes. In this article I want to tell you how to take care of your skin using a simple cucumber. Try one of my beauty recipes and enjoy all the advantages of natural cosmetics.

For 4000 years cucumber has been very popular among people of India, Greece, and Egypt. They don’t just eat it they also use it as cosmetics. And there is something behind that!

Cucumber contains lots of water that is why it’s so good for cleaning your body from chemical waste and moisturizing your skin. Besides, this “miracle vegetable” contains calcium and vitamin C. The chemical components of cucumber are very active and rival radionuclides and other heavy metals in all stages of metabolism. Vitamin C is highly indispensable for collagen synthesis which forms structure lattice and makes skin stronger. Besides, vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant which helps to restore skin after damage. 
Bioactive substances (vitamin C, B, A, potassium, sulfur, manganese, iodine, cobalt, etc.) which contain in the cucumbers help to fight various skin defects. Cucumber masks and lotions soften, smooth and tighten skin

Cucumber works great on your skin. Mask made of fresh cucumber cleans and whitens skin. Cucumber lotions tonicize skin, remove acne and make your skin springy and clean.

Dry Skin

Mix 1 tablespoon of grated cucumber with 1 tablespoon of sour cream. Apply this mixture to your face for 15 minutes. Perform this mask twice a week.
Blend 1 cucumber with fatty cream. Apply this mask to your face for 10-15 minutes. Wash it away with lukewarm water.
Mix 3-4 tablespoons of grated cucumber and 2 tablespoons of sour cream. Apply this paste to your face and neck for 20 minutes. Wash it away with lukewarm water. 


 
Normal Skin

Mix 1 grated cucumber with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of milk, and 1 tablespoon of curd. Blend it thoroughly. Apply this mixture to your face for 15 minutes and wash it away with lukewarm water.

Mix 3 tablespoon of cucumber juice and 1 tablespoon of almond oil. Apply this mixture to your face for 30 minutes and wash it away with warm water.

Mix 1 grated cucumber and 1 grated raw potato. Apply this purée to your face, neck, and décolleté area for 15-20 minutes. Wash it away thoroughly with cold water and wipe your face with a towel. Apply an olive oil to your face afterwards and leave there for 20-30 minutes. Then wipe your face, neck, and décolleté area with facial napkin

Oily Skin

Mix 1 grated cucumber with 1 egg white. If you find it necessary you can dissolve this mixture with a little amount of mineral still water. Apply this mixture to your face for 10 minutes and wash it away with lukewarm water.

Mix 2 tablespoons of cucumber juice and 1 frothed egg white. Apply this mixture to your face for 15 minutes and wash it away with lukewarm water
You can clean an oily skin with such mixture: mix cucumber juice with vodka (4:1) and wipe your face with that lotion.

Mix ½ of grated cucumber with vodka (2:1). Draw it for 3-4 hours. Filter it afterwards and dissolve it with mineral still water. Wipe your face with this lotion twice a day. 
 
Aging Skin

Take 2 tablespoons of fresh cucumber juice and rose water and add 1 tablespoon of fatty cream. Whisk it thoroughly until it looks like foam. Apply this “foam” to your face for 5-10 minutes. Then remove it from your face with facial napkin and wipe your skin with cotton ball damped in rose water.

Mix 1 grated cucumber with 1 tablespoon of honey. Apply this mixture to your face for 10 minutes and wash it away with lukewarm water. 





As for me, I prefer to pour cucumber juice into the ice cube moulds and freeze it. I wipe my face with these ice cubes twice a day, leave it for 10 minutes and then wash it away. You can preserve cucumber ice cubes in the freezer up to 24 for days – as long as they keep their healthy substances.
  
Cucumber lotion is very easy to make just by squeezing juice out of cucumber. You can preserve it in a hermetic jar up to 3 days. Such lotion cleans and mat skin perfectly. Besides it removes skin grease. I don’t wash my face after wiping my face with cucumber lotion because it remains clean and fresh.