Gina Jaqueline http://www.ginajaqueline.com Health, Beauty & Fashion Blog Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:05:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Avoiding Diet Scams: What You Need To Know http://www.ginajaqueline.com/avoiding-diet-scams-need-know/ http://www.ginajaqueline.com/avoiding-diet-scams-need-know/#comments Thu, 11 Dec 2014 21:02:56 +0000 http://www.ginajaqueline.com/?p=156 People in this country are gaining weight at a tremendous rate and, because of this, we are spending more money each year on fads, approximately $35 billion in fact, that promise that they will help us lose weight quickly and effortlessly. However, despite the headlines to the contrary, there are no easy weight loss solutions. To achieve weight loss, we [Read More]

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People in this country are gaining weight at a tremendous rate and, because of this, we are spending more money each year on fads, approximately $35 billion in fact, that promise that they will help us lose weight quickly and effortlessly.

However, despite the headlines to the contrary, there are no easy weight loss solutions.

To achieve weight loss, we must make the right lifestyle choices and commit to maintaining these changes over a period of time.

Any product that promises to help you lose weight without reducing your calorie intake and increasing your activity levels is a sham and a waste of money.

Why Do People Buy These Types of Products?

The biggest reason that we succumb to these types of scams is because we live in a society that is used to instant gratification. This point is clearly reflected in our willingness to purchase products that promise instant results.

In the United States, over half of the population is overweight and the numbers are increasing.

To deal with our increased weight, we tend to buy products that state that their usage will enable us to lose 30 pounds in 30 days.

This is a clear indicator that many of us don’t want to abstain from eating our favorite foods and that we are looking for something that will melt away our calories; as if by magic.

These scams hand feed us false promises that we fall for because we hope that they are offer a faster, easier, and painless way to lose weight.

And it is because of this demand for weight loss products (and the revenue that they generate) that companies are willing to supply us with this merchandise; even if they don’t work.

As a result, the number of companies that sell bogus supplements and other weight loss products has been increasing rapidly over these past few years.

How to Spot a Weight Loss Scam

Generally, you will know that a product is offering false promises if they are making unrealistic remarks.

For example, products that promise that you will lose weight without dieting are making fraudulent claims because the truth is a reduced caloric intake is essential for weight loss.

Basically, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.Additional hints that a weight loss product may be a scam include:

1. Claims that it is a secret formula: As of right now, there are no weight loss secrets that are being withheld from the public. In the US, approximately 1000 people die from obesity related problems on a daily basis. If there truly were a secret formula, it would help physicians save the lives of over 300,000 people annually.

2. The business has no physical address: Legitimate products and/or services will have a phone number and physical address so if a product only offers a mailbox or a toll-free number, it is best to be wary. It is important to note, however, that not all companies who only have a Post Office or private mailbox (PMB) are scams, but many of them are.

If you notice that the letters PMB come after a physical address, this means that it’s a private mail box and that the mail that it receives can be forwarded to any location in the world.

The internet is another place that is being used to promote fraudulent products. Just because a company has a professional looking website doesn’t mean that the product that they offer is any good. The only thing a professional looking website indicates is that the web designer that created is highly skilled.

3. They make promises of rapid weight loss: Rapid weight loss is unhealthy and will, most likely, up the chances of you gaining it back just as fast. The most effective weight loss plans promote slow and steady weight loss (approximately 7 pounds a month) over a long period of time.

4. They claim that they can help you lose weight or cellulite in a specific part of the body: There is no way to specifically target a part of the body for weight loss. When we diet, our total body mass index (BMI) is reduced; it doesn’t occur in one specific spot.

5. They promise that they will help you lose weight permanently: There is no product anywhere that can do this because permanent weight loss can only be maintained through the changing of unhealthy habits.When you avoid products with the above red flags in their advertising, you can save money and protect yourself from weight loss scams.

Types of Weight Loss Scams

Weight loss scams run the gamut from being mildly unethical to very dangerous. For example there are some scams that take your money and send you nothing in return and there are others that send you a sugar pill or something else that doesn’t provide any benefit.

Other types of weight loss scams include:

  • Products that make certain claims about an ingredient without the relevant studies to back them up.
  • Product that contain only a small amount of the active ingredient
  • Products that have similar names to real products

There are tons of different types of weight loss scams. Today, the most popular scams usually come in the form of herbal teas, powders, pills, and patches that promise to help you lose weight.

weight loss pills and measuring tape

For example, a recent diet fad involved a powder that had to be taken a few hours before going to bed at night.

This product promised to melt away while you were sleeping. However, the only benefit that this product provided was that people who took it no longer ate their bedtime snacks.

In actuality, there was nothing in the powder that could help them achieve their weight loss goals.

In addition, once you purchased the product, the company would bombard you with other products that they claimed would make the original product work better.

Why Are These Scams Still Out There?

Until the Better Business Bureau receives complaints, fraudulent products cannot be investigated. This is further hampered by the fact that many people who were defrauded don’t file complaints.

The BBB only receives complaints for a fraction of the fraudulent products that are currently on the market.

In other words, just because a business has not been shut down doesn’t guarantee that it is selling a quality product. It just means that they haven’t gotten caught yet. This is one of the reasons that it’s important to be a vigilant consumer.

Once complaints have been made, law enforcement will begin to start investigating the fraudulent claims.

If there is enough proof that the company has mislead the public, then the illegal business will be prosecuted and forced to pay restitution to its victims. However, it is important to note that, not every questionable weight loss product can be dealt with in this way.

Some scams, while unethical, are not necessarily illegal. These companies market their products in such a way that the benefits are implied, not stated outright; this allows them to circumvent the legal boundaries of false advertising.

In some cases, it may take some time to stop the fraudulent product because of the time need to delegate jurisdiction and gather the information that is needed to start prosecuting the company.

For example, although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has jurisdiction over scams where a product has been proven to be unsafe, if no harm is done, their hands are tied.

Thankfully, some of these cases can be handed over to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) who uses the information gathered from other agencies.

Protecting Yourself from Scams

If you are obese, one of the best ways to protect yourself from being scammed by a weight loss product is to ask for advice from a bariatric physician who is qualified to help you with your dieting goals.

By seeking medical advice from a qualified physician, you will receive a realistic view of weight loss.

To lose weight you must reduce the amount of calories that you consume as well as start an exercise plan that is personalized to your specific needs.

For example, if you are diabetic, then a diet that is high in protein but low in carbs would be best for you.

Another way to protect yourself from being scammed is to avoid impulse buying:

It is important that you investigate the product that you are interested in as well as the company that supplies it. You can check the company’s reliability by going on the BBB website.

This simple step will save you money and disappointment in the long run.

The Bottom Line

The incidents of consumers being duped by weight loss scams are increasing and so are the numbers of companies who use fraudulent advertising practices.

When you take the time out to carefully investigate a company and its products, as well as working with a qualified physician on reaching your weight loss goals, you will save yourself money and disappointment.

However, the best reason of all to take this route to weight loss is that not only will you lose weight but you will do so while maintaining a healthy body.

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Acne Plus Wrinkle Cure and Prevention for People 30+ http://www.ginajaqueline.com/acne-plus-wrinkle-cure-and-prevention/ http://www.ginajaqueline.com/acne-plus-wrinkle-cure-and-prevention/#comments Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:13:41 +0000 http://www.ginajaqueline.com/?p=141 Around the world, there are millions of teenagers and adults who are suffering from an inoffensive, but yet bothersome skin issue called acne. This visible skin condition tends to make people feel self-conscious about their appearance. Thankfully, there are a couple of things that one can do in order to alleviate this matter the natural way. Although acne might be [Read More]

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Around the world, there are millions of teenagers and adults who are suffering from an inoffensive, but yet bothersome skin issue called acne.

This visible skin condition tends to make people feel self-conscious about their appearance. Thankfully, there are a couple of things that one can do in order to alleviate this matter the natural way.

Although acne might be a rare condition on individuals who are over 30 years of age, it seems that more and more people are dealing with this matter after their teen and young adult years–plus wrinkles.

A great percentage of insurance companies do not pay for tretinoin prescriptions if the patient is over twenty-five, but thankfully, there are a few things that one can do to handle acne and wrinkles the smarter way.

Discover the Cause of Your Acne

Since it is an autoimmune disease, it is recommended that you treat acne first, as this type of disease can negatively affect your environment, emotions, and/or thoughts.

The acne that is present on your complexion can mean a variety of different things, such as stress, bad eating habits, lack of sleep, or etc.

Unraveling the mystery behind the cause of your zits is crucial in order to resolve your acne matter.

Questions to Ask Yourself When Trying to Resolve Acne Matter

Am I Being a Regular at the Loo?

Believe it or not, approximately 70% of your immune system is located in your intestines. Immuno-defenses can be down if this area is blocked with waste.

Instead of waste leaving your body via your rectum, it can be leaving through your skin. This can present itself as acne.

Am I Being too Tense, Regularly?

Tension can greatly reduce the vigor of your immune system. If you are suffering from tension, make sure to walk in the fresh air and take a few deep breaths throughout the day in order to calm your body.

Am I Eating Healthy?

Over the years, several studies that have been conducted by experts in the medical field have shown that individuals on a healthy diet plan who intake edibles that contain vitamin A, zinc, essential fatty acids, and other nutrients have improved their acne.

These nutrients can be found in olive oil, fruits, and green vegetables.

Am I Worrying About Unresolved Matters?

Constantly stressing yourself over unresolved issues can cause conflict in the body; therefore, it is best to address anything that is bothering you so that you can avoid flare ups.

Am I Exercising On a Daily Basis?

When you exercise, you can reduce any stress that is bombarding your life, at a great margin. It helps keep your intestines and muscles toned.

Am I Changing My Pillowcase Often?

Acne can worsen when you are utilizing a dirty pillowcase, as face tends to secrete oil while you sleep. This can only help in clogging your pores.

Moving or Changing Career/Job?

It is important to you find comfort in these changes that are occurring in your life. Do not let them stress you, as this can only worsen your flare ups. Think about the beneficial outcomes of this change and write them down.

Are You Experiencing Erratic Periods and Facial Hair Growth Accompanied by Acne?

If you are suffering from erratic periods, excessive facial hair, and acne, this may indicate that you are suffering an androgen disorder or another hormonal imbalance.

The best way to resolve this issue is by setting up an appointment with your doctor.

Once you find the underlying cause of your acne and learn to have it under control, you can move on to solving your wrinkle matters, which will be much less if you opt to resolve your acne matter first, as you will basically be altering your lifestyle in a patient and healthy manner.

The five basic ingredients in any anti-wrinkling or anti-aging cream are oil or moisturizer, active ingredient, preservatives, scent or flavor, and color.

ylang ylang flower and oil

Out of all of these components, only oil is an essential ingredient. If it’s the right oil, your acne won’t get worse.

The right oils are ylang ylang, tea tree, sandalwood, neroli, lemon, lavender, and bergamot because they contain antibacterial and cleaning properties, which help combat acne.

There are some oils that help regulate the production of oil on the skin, such as orange, clary sage, and geranium. The preservatives are only used to keep the product useful. These two particular ingredients aren’t necessary, as some individuals have allergies to colors and scents.

The active ingredient is often a cosmetic multivitamin or drug that promises you to reverse your age by a couple of years.

The bottom line here is that no matter what you opt to apply to your skin to combat the aging process, it won’t really help in changing your appearance at a great measure, as health begins in the inside.

You are the foods and thoughts that you eat. If you want to look healthy and young, you basically have to think healthy and young thoughts.

Transform Yourself

Begin to change your thoughts. Enjoy nutritious foods that consist of vegetables and fruits. Using olive oil every day has been proven to help keep wrinkles at bay.

Studies show that individuals who eat multigrain breads, nuts, beans, and green leafy vegetables are less predisposed to wrinkles.

Avoid sugary treats, red meat, and butter. Researchers believe that antioxidant vitamins (A, C, and E) in fruits and vegetables actually can help protect one’s skin from environmental damage.

Utilize Gentle Cleanser

If you have acne, steam your face for 5-15 minutes, every day. The steam helps stimulate circulation and removes waxy build-up. This helps to firm the skin and clean pores; therefore, the possibility of flare ups will be miniscule.

Exfoliate

In order to remove dead skin cells, which can age you quite a bit, you need to exfoliate on a daily basis at morning and night.

The skin tends to shed hundreds and hundreds of dead skin cells every hour, which can cause acne and a dull texture to your complexion.

Moisturize Your Skin

Not moisturizing your skin will only help in making your complexion appear dull and old.

To help encourage growth of new skin cells while keeping your skin moisturized, you can opt to create your own moisturizing solution by diluting 1-3 essential oils, such as camellia oil or jojoba oil, in a ratio of one part essential oil to three parts of carrier oil.

When you apply your facial oil, massage your face.

In order to let the blood flow to your head, lie down for 5-20 minutes on a bench that’s inclined.

When going outdoors during the day, wear a sunhat.

Once a month, give yourself a light skin peel (if you are prone to scarring, skip this tip, or try one of these homeade facial skin care recipes).

Top Natural Recipes that Alleviate Acne at Rapid Pace

  • Grind nutmeg with milk that is not boiled and then apply this solution on your acne bumps.This recipe is a popular acne buster that is able to destroy pimples without leaving a mark.
  • Create a paste by mixing 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder and 3 tablespoons of honey. Apply this paste on your acne before you hit your sheets and make sure to wash it off with lukewarm water when you wake up. If you use this recipe for two weeks, you will notice a huge improvement on your complexion.
  • Apply a mixture of 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice onto your acne, and you will see a dramatic change within a week.
  • By grinding it in some water, create an orange peel paste and then apply it on and around your zits.
  • Utilize fresh garlic on a regular basis to rub it on your pimples so that they can soon disappear without a mark.
  • To prevent blackheads and zits, you can also opt to apply a mixture of 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice and 1 tablespoon of groundnut oil on them.
  • To treat pimples as well as scabies, eczema, insect stings, and other skin infections, apply fresh mint juice on your skin before going to bed.
  • To prevent pimples as well as wrinkles and blackheads, every night, apply a paste on your face of fresh fenugreek leaves. Leave it on for about 10-15 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water.
  • When it comes to busting swelling pimples, apply juice of raw papaya (including the seed and skin) on them.
  • Mixed to a glass of boiled milk, apply fresh lime juice to your skin. Utilize it as a face wash to help alleviate your acne matter.
  • In equal portions, mix rose water and lime juice. Apply solution on your acne, leave it on for 20-30 minutes, and then wash it off with lukewarm water.
  • Applying the pulp of ripe tomatoes on pimples can help bust them if you opt to keep this solution on them for an hour and then wash it off.

As you can tell, with a bit of patience, it is quite a facile task to control acne and remedy and prevent wrinkles. Interpret the message that is behind your acne, and educate yourself about wrinkle creams—they are not necessary.

The solution to looking young is in how you feel within and in what you eat.

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Hair Care Tips To Keep You Hair Beautiful http://www.ginajaqueline.com/hair-care-tips-keep-hair-beautiful/ http://www.ginajaqueline.com/hair-care-tips-keep-hair-beautiful/#comments Wed, 10 Dec 2014 20:03:44 +0000 http://www.ginajaqueline.com/?p=101 There are several things that you can conduct on a regular basis in order to improve the overall appearance and health of your hair, as well as several things that you can elude (read below). Brush Your Hair Often When you brush your dry hair, you help stimulate blood supply to the scalp, distribute sebum for moisture and protection, and remove [Read More]

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There are several things that you can conduct on a regular basis in order to improve the overall appearance and health of your hair, as well as several things that you can elude (read below).

Brush Your Hair Often

When you brush your dry hair, you help stimulate blood supply to the scalp, distribute sebum for moisture and protection, and remove dead skin cells from the scalp which helps to avoid infection.

Giving your hair a hundred strokes is the ideal way to provide these brushing benefits. Do it slowly and use a gentle brush or natural bristle brush if you can, as you don’t want to pull or break your hair.

Massage Your Scalp

During the day, it is important to massage your scalp in small circular motions with the pads of your fingers so that you don’t scratch your scalp, mess your style too much, and break your hair.

Give Your Hair a Break

Contrary to popular believe, you don’t have to wash your hair every single day. Give it a rest at least once a week from your daily shampoo and heating tools.

Of course, there are some exceptions. If you have a dirty job, have dandruff, have rashes, have infections, sweat a lot during the day, or are a teenager, you need to wash it every day.

Give Your Hair a Conditioning Treatment

Besides everyday conditioners, you also need to apply a deep conditioning treatment to your hair at least once a week.

In order to apply this type of treatment into your hair, make sure to brush your hair, wash it lightly, dry it with a towel, apply deep conditioner, and leave it for 10-30 minutes.

When you reach this timeframe, rise it with lukewarm water first and then cool water. Cool water will help close the hair cuticle while the warm water will help to remove the conditioner residue that’s in your hair.

Apply Everyday Conditioner

In order to reduce the need for frequent trims, damage that is produced by the usage of heat styling tools, discoloration when coloring, and split ends, make it a habit to apply conditioner every day right after shampooing your hair.

If you tend to use a lot of heat styling tools, search for a product that is designed for thermal styling.

Haircuts

In order to prevent breakage and reduce split ends, make sure to trim your hair every couple of weeks. If you have shoulder length or longer hair, cut it every eight weeks. If you have a shorter hair style, cut it every six weeks.

Up-Dos

In order to keep your hair growing more and more without having it fall or break off, make sure to up-do your long hair a couple of times a week and when you are doing housework throughout the day as well.

If you opt to do this, you will help keep the weight off the root of your hair. If you have shorter hair, this tip is not possible at the moment for you but keep it in mind for the future.

How to Effectively Wash Your Hair

  • When you wash your hair, let it hang naturally while you either stand in the shower or while you are leaning over a bath or shampoo sink. Never in a million years pile it up on your head while you wash it.
  • Always wet your hair with warm water when preparing it for shampooing. Do not use hot water, and make sure to keep the pressure on the showerhead gentle in order to avoid water pressure from bombarding your hair.
  • Pour the shampoo of your choice into the palm of your hand. The more organic the shampoo is…the better.
  • Work the shampoo into a lather and then apply it to your scalp. Work the shampoo into the scalp by massaging with your fingertips, not your fingernails. Never drag your finger tips on your scalp. Move them from one area to the next. If your hair is dirty or oily, work the shampoo to the ends. On the other hand, if your tresses are very processed or dry, it is best that you just wash your scalp, and let the shampoo pick up dirt or oil on the ends when you rinse it out.
  • With lukewarm water, rinse your hair thoroughly and allow it to hang naturally. If you hair is long and requires extra help when rinsing the shampoo out of it, you may spread it out gently with your fingertips.
  • Apply a conditioner to the end of your roots. If you hair tends to be dry, apply the remainder of the conditioner that is left on your hands onto your roots, and repeat rinse.
  • Use a hair towel wrap to keep hair in place. Wrapping your hair in a normal towel increases your risk of hair breakage.
  • Once your hair is completely dry, you may apply a leave-in conditioner.
  • Never brush wet hair. Only utilize a wide-tooth comb when combing your wet hair.
  • Don’t sleep on wet hair, as this can cause breakage and a dull appearance on your hair, as you turn on your pillow.
  • Whenever possible, air-dry your hair

Pro Tips to Treat Your Hair the Right Way

According to the most dynamic fashion and beauty trendsetter in the last 10 years in the East Coast, Gretchen Monahan.

When you highlight or lighten your hair, you are basically stripping away its color to achieve your desire lighter shade, which can make it dry.

In order to make it luminous, smooth, and noticeably softer, Monahan recommends that you wash it daily with Dove Advanced Color Care for Lightened or Highlighted Hair.

When hair is colored to a shade that is darker or similar to its natural shade, it may lose its luster and have a new color-coated feel. Monahan recommends that you wash your hair with Dove Advanced Color Care for Hair Colored Darker or Similar to your natural color shade.

In addition to new hair routine advice, you can also receive advice on how to effectively hydrate your hair with deep conditioning and how to style your hair with a natural wave effect by simply drying hair overnight and maximizing your natural waves by twisting your hair into a bun before going to sleep.

Following this tip will help you wake up with a brand new look.

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A Healthy Diet Plan To Lose Weight Naturally http://www.ginajaqueline.com/healthy-diet-plan-lose-weight-naturally/ http://www.ginajaqueline.com/healthy-diet-plan-lose-weight-naturally/#comments Wed, 10 Dec 2014 17:23:38 +0000 http://www.ginajaqueline.com/?p=89 The best way to lose weight naturally is by sticking to a healthy diet plan that encourages you to eat, as nobody wants to count calories. (Beware of the fad diet scams that are floating around now days.) This type of diets are more effective when it comes to losing weight than diets that consist of counting calories, as once [Read More]

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The best way to lose weight naturally is by sticking to a healthy diet plan that encourages you to eat, as nobody wants to count calories. (Beware of the fad diet scams that are floating around now days.)

This type of diets are more effective when it comes to losing weight than diets that consist of counting calories, as once you lose the weight and stop counting, you will notice when the weight begins to appear again in your body.

Choose a good plan that consists of 4 to 6 meals a day. This type of healthy diet plan keeps your metabolism burning calories, kills your cravings, and ensures that your body attains the nutrients that it needs.

For those of you who love snacks or have a sweet tooth, there are healthy diet plans that can keep you on track.

In general, healthy diet plans help you lose weight fast and also become a lifestyle that enables you to keep off the weight permanently. There are no foods that are off limits, no portion control, and no requirement to count calorie intake.

Make sure to double your vegetable intake and cut your carbohydrate intake in half. Yes, in order to lose weight quickly, cut back on starchy carbs, such as crackers, cereal, potatoes, rice, pasta, and bread also known as simple carbs.

Simple carbohydrates are low on the glycemic index, and cause blood sugar spikes, in turn causing your body to store fat.

Here is a bit of information from the Self Nutrition Data website,

Your body performs best when your blood sugar is kept relatively constant. If your blood sugar drops too low, you become lethargic and/or experience increased hunger. And if it goes too high, your brain signals your pancreas to secrete more insulin. Insulin brings your blood sugar back down, but primarily by converting the excess sugar to stored fat. Also, the greater the rate of increase in your blood sugar, the more chance that your body will release an excess amount of insulin, and drive your blood sugar back down too low.

Therefore, when you eat foods that cause a large and rapid glycemic response, you may feel an initial elevation in energy and mood as your blood sugar rises, but this is followed by a cycle of increased fat storage, lethargy, and more hunger!

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Increasing your vegetable intake allows you to cut calories without the necessity of cutting portion sizes. To attain a health bonus, try cutting out sugar and processed grains, as these carbs are the least nutritious and satiating.

Make Your Workouts More Effective

There several ways you can make your workout more effective. Interval training consists of taking breaks after a period of time of conducting an exercise in order to conduct one that is less ‘heavy.’

For example, try jogging for thirty seconds and then walk for one minute and repeat this process up to ten times. In order to burn more calories, you can add a second workout.

If you are lifting weights, in order to keep your heart rate elevated, try limiting the rest time that you take between exercises. You can opt to conduct ten jumping jacks when you take a break so that you can turn your workout into a cardiovascular workout, too.

Say NO to Liquid Calories

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If your goal is to lose weight as quickly as possible, stop drinking alcohol, lattes, sweetened water, energy drinks, juice, and sodas. You can still drink your coffee, but make sure to pour nonfat milk in it. Instead of soda, how about opting to drink green tea? Green tea has phytonutrients, which have been shown to help people burn fat, particularly during exercise.

Get Plenty of Sleep

Sleeping fewer than six hours, may make you feel more hungry throughout the day and can decrease your body’s ability to process carbohydrates. These two factors can make your weight-loss goal more challenging.

Do Not Starve Yourself

If you tend to follow diets that restrict your food intake, you will start gorging yourself when you do begin eating and will have trouble focusing on certain tasks and will have mood swings. This will only help you in gaining more weight, which will make your body less healthy and less mentally joyful.

You basically have to eat when you are hungry and stop eating when you feel full. Nourish your body with food that contains the right amount of calories so that it can be healthy for you.

Here are a few dieting tips you can follow

Never confuse your thirst with hunger

Always make sure to drink plenty of water and intake calorie-free drinks. Instead of thinking what you should eliminate from your diet, think about what you can integrate it into it.

Start by adding five to nine servings of vegetables and fruits, as they can help you with your overeating habit, as they will give you a fuller feeling ahead of time while you eat. They also can meet your daily fiber requirement.

Discover your level of hunger

Do not wait to stop eating until you are stuffed or bloated. Have food portions that are reasonable so that you can discipline yourself to eat the right way for your body.

Choose low-calorie snacks

Enjoy favorite foods with moderate portions, eat favorite treats only when you are out (such as ice cream), eat small meals, eat protein, integrate spice, be physically active, focus on your goal, stock panty with healthy foods, and be a child when you order at a restaurant.

Yes, when you are in a restaurant, order a kids meal or a small sized order. This will help you learn how to proportionate your plate when you eat at home.

Think Positive at All Times

When somebody mentions the word hypnosis, you might probably think that they are talking about a party trick, as hypnosis is often used on television to make people do weird things on stage.

But it seems that countless and countless of individuals around the world are turning to this mind-control technique to help them make better health choices, such as controlling what they eat on a daily basis.

Hypnosis is a state of inner concentration and absorption; it’s just like being in a trance. Hypnosis consists of using mental images and verbal repetition.

You see, when you undergo hypnosis, you are focused; therefore, more responsive to suggestions regarding behavior changes, which can help you shed pounds right away.

Hypnotherapists truly believe that you have everything within you to succeed in anything that you desire.

Losing weight is about trusting your innate abilities. People tend to achieve what they think is achievable. For that matter, it is important to accentuate the positive.

Hypnosis can help you on this matter, as you’ll begin to think positive things that will motivate you to keep going strong on your quest of losing weight, such as thinking that doughnuts will make you sick and that eating too many French fries won’t do your tummy any good.

Meditation is a good way to start training yourself. It is basically self-hypnosis. When you are meditating, always state positive messages to yourself. If you do this, you’ll begin to see positive results on your quest to losing weight much sooner than later.

Talk to Other People Who are in the Same Boat as You

The great thing about losing weight is that you have the opportunity of talking to other individuals who are in the same boat as you. You can exchange diets and recipes.

Conclusion

Remember, all food is fatting. The idea here is that you choose edibles that are the least fattening and the most helpful, which means that you should eat food that is very low in calories and very high in proteins.

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Advertisements and commercials love to show off beautiful women with flawless complexions. Thanks to the art of enhancing photography, any women can be made beautiful.

However, to achieve a natural, healthy complexion can be a challenge. There are tons of skin care products for sale in today’s world. They may offer some benefits, but what they mostly do is take your money for a temporary beauty fix.

You don’t need to be spending a ton of money to look beautiful. Healthy skin can be achieved using simple household products that work just as well inside your body, as they do on your skin.

You really can have younger, healthier skin – on a budget. Why should you spend hundreds, or thousands, of dollars on skin care products when you can make products at home for a fraction of the cost, with the same, or better results?

Many women already enjoy their homemade facial masks and other treatments. They realize that making skin care products at home is inexpensive when compared to treatments at salons and spas.

The best thing about homemade skin treatments is that they are all extremely safe (unless you have an allergy to a certain food product – in which case, you should avoid that product) and super easy to make and use.

Invite a friend over and make it a “girl’s spa night” at home. Once you learn how easy it is, and how wonderful your skin feels afterwards, you will never need to go to a spa or salon for skin treatments ever again.

Here are a few skin care treatments that you can try yourself. These really are “must-try” recipes:

1. Egg White Mask:

Egg whites are a natural whitening product. To make your egg white mask you will need:

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 2 tablespoons of unflavored gelatin

Mix the honey and the gelatin in a small bowl. In another bowl, beat the egg white until it looks a bit thick and foamy. Mix the honey and gelatin in with the egg and give the mixture a good stir. Once mixed together you can can simply apply to your face. After 15 minutes you can wash it all off with warm water.

2. Cucumber, Honey, & Oatmeal Facial Mask:

This is probably the most popular facial that one can make at home. This is a must try for anyone serious about their skin care treatments.

To make this facial mask you will need:

  • ¼ of a cucumber – either mashed or pureed
  • 1 tablespoon of organic honey
  • 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons of uncooked oatmeal

Mix all ingredients together to form a paste. If too thin, add a bit more oatmeal; if too thick, add a bit more olive oil. Once mixed to the proper consistency, you can apply it to your face. Wait about 10 or 15 minutes, and then rinse your face with warm water.

3. Banana Yogurt Mask:

Have a lot of bananas getting ripe on your counter? Why not put them to good use for this mask. You will need:

  • ½ of a ripe banana – mashed
  • 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt – the whole milk variety
  • 1 tablespoon of organic honey
  • 1 tablespoon of wheat germ

Mix all ingredients and apply to your face. Leave it for 10 or 15 minutes and then rinse off with warm water.

Each of these skin care recipes is designed to leave your skin soft, healthy, and glowing with life. You will be amazed at the changes you can make in your skin with common products you probably already have at home.

There are many books available, and many helpful online sites, that will offer many more recipes like the three above. Have fun, and treat yourself to a homemade facial today. You will be so glad you did.

Image source: pixabay.com

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