One metabolic difference between men and women is women burn a greater ratio of fat to carbs than men, which is the reason why women tend to do very well on a low carb diet. Due to this fact we recommend women follow a low-carb (not no carb) diet to lose fat and gain toned, lean muscle.
The biggest factor in a diet is calories in versus calories out; your total calories will determine if you lose or gain weight. Eating too many calories will lead to fat gain. But if you don’t eat enough calories you will not gain lean muscle. Setting a target calorie intake and counting the amount of calories you eat each day is vital to losing fat and gaining lean muscle.
(hat tip: SimplyShredded.com)
Fruits SHOULD be eaten on an EMPTY stomach!
Not after you've had your meal. Not as dessert.
Eating ‘dessert’ in the form of fruits has become a habit in many cultures. Not many people realize, however, that eating fruits after meals cause the food to ferment, which in turn causes bloating, or gas. If you eat two slices of bread, for example, followed by a slice of fruit, it will be difficult for the fruit to go straight through the stomach and into the intestines. The moment the fruit comes into contact with the food in the stomach and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil. The fruit mixes with other foods and putrefy them, producing gas. Hence you bloat.
All fruits become alkaline in our body, according to Dr. Herbert Shelton who did research on this matter. If you have mastered the correct way of eating fruits, you have the Secret of beauty, longevity, health, energy, happiness and normal weight.
When you need to drink fruit juice - drink only fresh fruit juice, NOT from the cans. Don't even drink juice that has been heated up. Don't eat cooked fruits because you don't get the nutrients at all. You only get to taste. Cooking destroys all the vitamins. Forget about that fried banana fritter or that fruit tart. Who're you trying to kid?!
Did you know that kiwis are better than oranges?
Tiny but MIGHTY! Kiwis are a good source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin E & fiber. Its vitamin C content is T W I C E that of an orange!However, they also do cost a little more. What's your favorite fruit? Mine are plums, cherries and honeydew
Quick Tip! The darker and richer the color of the fruit, the more nutrients it contains.
I was just reading womenshealthmag.com & I am appalled to find out that a drink could be 2,010 calories!
The PB&C shake from Cold Stone is officially the most fattening drink in the world!
It is currently the Worst Drink in America with 2,010 calories, 131 grams of fat and 153 grams of sugar.
PB&C is intended to denote peanut butter and chocolate, but the more accurate translation might be potbellies and cardiovascular disease.
That almost made my favorite drink - bubble milk tea with tapioca pearls - seem like an innocent, mere 510 calorie drink. Almost.
There's just something about a man's scent that really turns me on.
It's sexy, appealing, alluring, erotic and desirable...
If a girl pulls you close to and takes a deep breath under your neck with her eyes closed and tells you that you smell nice, it's clear that she wants you. Guys, that is the biggest compliment you'll ever get. And girls, if a guy does that to you; congratulations, you're in control. (We usually are, anyway.)
My top 3 favorite scents for him & her...
How to turn her on:
How to turn him on:
My personal favorite is 8 from Abercrombie & Fitch but unfortunately, they don't sell that here in Asia.
I've found a new signature scent...
If you want to know what I wear to bed... here is your answer:
Refined, sweet and seductive.
It starts out with the notes of bergamot, blackcurrant and lotus followed by the heart note composed of rose, jasmine and cedar.
Base notes include amber, vanilla and musk.
✭✭✭✭✭ Love it.
What's your signature scent?
Quicktip: Think about what you can add to your diet, not what you should take away.
When in comes to dieting, most people instantly think about the foods they should cut down on or take away.
Many of whom end up binge eating and it is obvious why this "diet plan" doesn't work - when you are deprived of your favorite foods, over-eating is only a spoonful away.
A better approach to start a healthier lifestyle is to think about the foods you can ADD to your diet.
Include more fruits & vegetables to your plate. Not only will you feel more full, you are meeting your fiber goals which helps prevent constipation. You're also less likely to overeat because fruits and vegetables displace fat in the diet.