Showing posts with label tips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tips. Show all posts

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Video: Healthy Habits | 5 Easy Tips to Shed Belly Fat in 7 Days

As many of you may know, I am quite obsessive when it comes to fitness and keeping a healthy lifestyle.  Maintaining a healthy appearance both inside and out is important in building self-esteem or confidence.  I receive a lot of inquiries regarding my diet or fitness routine, so today's post features a few of my top tips for shedding stubborn belly fat along with a quick abdomen workout.  Let me know if you would like more "healthy habits" videos!

Friday, December 7, 2012

New Video! My Weight Loss Story: How I Lost 55 Lbs in Two Months

For those of you who don't know, I lost 55 lbs once I had my baby about a year ago and I wanted to share my story with you because I've gotten a lot of requests from people regarding my weight loss regimen and tips on losing weight.  Therefore, I'm sharing my story with you  :)

Although the video is lengthy, it includes my entire story so I didn't really sum it up nor leave out any specific details.  Let me know if you'd like to see more weight loss videos, etc.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Healthy Habits: My Slimming Secrets to Fit in Your Favorite Jeans This Fall

Along with the fall season upon us comes all of the tempting foods and delicious desserts throughout the holidays.  Although it can be difficult to avoid stuffing your face with all of the yummy foods, I have some of my favorite slimming secrets that will help you fit in your favorite skinny jeans during the fall season.  I'm not doing this because I am some sort of fitness expert, but more so to give you some insight on what worked for me in losing weight and keeping fit.  Taking care of your body is imperative to your health and I believe it promotes self-confidence and beauty as well.

Tip #1: Begin your day with a lean protein shake.
Rather than bulking up on a heavy breakfast loaded with carbs, like pancakes, choose to drink a lean protein shake (like Beachbody's Shakeology or GNC Lean Shake).  It will keep you satisfied until lunch time and boosts your protein intake.  Add a small fruit serving as well (i.e. a small apple or banana).

Tip #2: Eat slowly.
When you're consuming a meal, it's always helpful if you chew your food slowly because it gives your brain enough time to realize that you really are full.  Trust me, it works.  When you're eating during the holidays, choose foods that have less oil/butter and stay away from fried foods.

Tip #3: Drink a glass of water before and after each meal.
Believe it or not, drinking a glass of water before and after each meal will also help with your "sense of hunger" and it's great for your skin!

Tip #4: Go fishing.
Instead of eating red meat consistently, opt for fish because it's lower in calories than other protein selections.  I typically go for grilled tilapia or salmon and fill my plate with bright vegetables. 

Tip #5: Soup, soup, soup.
Eating soup is beneficial because it helps you feel full longer and regulate calorie-intake.  However, don't get confused with cream-based soup which is full of fat and calories.  Choose a broth-based soup and put a cap on the broccoli and cheese or clam chowder.

I hope these tips have helped you, and remember to stay away from the Halloween candy (okay, maybe a little is acceptable). 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Healthy Habits: Video Tour of my Kitchen and Food Tips

Hi everyone!  For today's post, I'd like to bring you into my kitchen to show you what I stock my pantry and refrigerator with.  Since I get so many questions about my fitness and/or meal plans, I thought this would be the best way for me to answer those questions.  What better way than to bring you into my kitchen with me??  Enjoy ;)

Let me know if you have any questions in the comment section!

Check out the video here:

Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday Favorites: Teeth Whitening Remedy

For today's Friday Favorites, I'd like to share my favorite teeth whitening remedy for all of you.  

What you will need:
A small portion of toothpaste
A small cup
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide
1/2 teaspoon of water

Mix all of the ingredients in the small cup, and brush your teeth for about two minutes.  Continue this process once per week until you achieve results that you are looking for and shift to once every month or two to follow.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Friday Favorites: Beauty Tips

For today's Friday Favorites, I decided to do something a little different by showcasing some of my favorite products for the week but also how these products became some of my beauty secrets.  Plenty of ladies have items that they use as quick tips or shortcuts to achieving something convenient in terms of beauty.  These are items used on a consistent basis for me and I will explain why.

1) Toothpaste - Oddly enough, I dab a little toothpaste on a blemish when it surfaces because it helps dry it up quickly.

2) Scotch Tape - When I am creating a very dramatic smokey eye for an event or night time look, I achieve this by lining the edge of my brow bone with scotch tape to give it definition.

3) Baby Oil - When I need to clean up the edge of my eye makeup or any eyeshadow fall out from applying, I take a Q-tip and it quickly comes off with a small amount of baby oil.

4) 100% Acetone - Ever since the first time I used this, I won't ever go back to the typical nail polish remover.  This removes nail polish much quicker and more effectively.

5) Band-Aids - If I want to add detail or lining to my nails, I use these to create a nice clean line.