November 2011

November 28, 2011

Nutrient Rich Foods: Less is More

One of the keys to weight control and maintaining a healthy diet is picking foods that not only satisfy your hunger in the moment but keep you from feeling hungry as soon as you are finished eating.  Be sure to pick nutrient rich foods that offer a combination of protein, healthy fat and fiber.  Here are some suggestions for tasty foods that will keep you satiated:

1. Eggs- are low in calories and high in protein.  Studies have shown that women who eat eggs for breakfast eat less throughout the day and have more energy

2. Soup– like other foods that contain a lot of water, helps you feel full more quickly.  Broth-based soups, such as chicken and vegetable, are your best bet when aiming for wait loss and hunger

3. Avocados– are rich in healthy fats along with folate, potassium and vitamin E, which research suggests can help in making you feel full

4. Beans and Lentils– are high in protein and complex carbohydrates that your body processes more slowly, helping to keep you feeling satiated longer

5. Nuts– offer a combination of fiber, protein and fat.  Be sure to keep portions small to avoid excess calorie consumption

6. Low-fat Greek Yogurt– high in protein, this low fat snack provides serious hunger control

7. Oatmeal - not only full of filling fiber and protein, oatmeal is the perfect vehicle for a daily serving of fruit as well.  Try adding blueberries for extra fiber and fullness

8. Apples– low in calories, but high in filling fiber and water content, they are the perfect between meal snack

9. Salad – people who eat salad prior to a meal tend to feel full sooner and consume fewer calories

Processed foods and sugary carbohydrates can actually make you hungry more quickly.  Choose whole-grain snacks instead of cookies, crackers, and sugary cereals, and be sure to include the nine foods above in your daily intake to keep your stomach from growling too quickly after meals.

 

Sources: Glamour Magazine, Women’s Health Magazine

 


November 21, 2011

Seaweed for more than just Sushi Rolls

Not just relegated to California Rolls, seaweed can be used in both at home and salon skincare regimens.  Both topically and ingested, seaweed has been proven to slow down the aging process and boost blood flow, repairing damaged skin.

Seaweed promotes detoxification and increases circulation, bringing essential nutrients and oxygen to the body.  Infusing the system with oxygen, vitamins and minerals detoxifies the body and improves overall health.  Stimulation of the lymph system by seaweed tones and firms the skin for an even complexion and a healthy glow.

Do not let cold and flu season get you down; seaweed helps fortify immunity.  Rich in organic iodine, seaweed also helps stimulate the metabolism and regulate thyroid function.

Seaweed is packed with vitamins and minerals including iron, magnesium, iodine, calcium, beta carotene and fiber. Calcium and magnesium bring balance to the nervous system that can result in a less stressed state.  We could all benefit from less stress, particularly around the holidays.

Whether you choose to add seaweed salad to your menu or use a product with seaweed or algae as an active ingredient, this super food can rejuvenate your skin and health this winter.  

 


November 15, 2011

SPECIAL TIPS FOR APPLYING UN-WRINKLE

The application of Un-Wrinkle can be challenging if you do not read our instruction booklet very carefully. Customers who cannot live without this product have overcome the challenges of applying this unique formula to get the results they want. A few of them have been kind enough to share their “secrets” with us:

Un-Wrinkle Superfans share their SECRETS…

Maria likes to put Un-Wrinklejust under her eyebrows to lift the arch and give her eyes a more open and younger look.

Allison smoothes the two vertical thin lines between her eyebrows and calls it her “secret anti-aging weapon!”

Suzanne paints Un-Wrinkle on the tiny lines above her upper lip with our Bent Angle Liner Brush. She is convinced “it is the only thing that keeps lipstick from bleeding!”

Myra, a print model, counts on Un-Wrinkleto smooth out the bags under her eyes before every shoot!

Do you have a “secret” to apply Un-Wrinkle? We would love to hear from you!


 

 


November 14, 2011

Celebrate the Holidays without Added Pounds

The holiday season means more time with friends and family, but also more excuses for eating and drinking.  You do not have to miss out on the fun of dinners and parties in order to maintain your healthy habits.

- Be more conscious of what you are eating at home, so you can splurge at gatherings without feeling guilty.

- Try cooking a healthy meal on the weekend that you can eat multiple times during the week or increase your vegetable intake by having a salad for dinner 1 or 2 nights of the week.

- You can eat what you want at holiday parties as long as it is in moderation.  Do not deny yourself the buffet item or dessert that you really want, it will only make you eat more of the things you find less satisfying.  The key to enjoying yourself without losing track of your healthy lifestyle is portion control.

- Try alternating a sparkling water between alcoholic beverages to keep your liquid calories and alcohol consumption in check. 

Don’t forget to make time for yourself this holiday season.  By keeping up with your exercise routine you can relieve holiday stress that leads to overeating.


November 7, 2011

Heart Attack Awareness and Women of All Ages

Contrary to popular belief heart disease is the number-one killer of women in theUnited States.  Even more shocking, women are twice as likely as men of the same age to die following a heart attack.

Because women do not suffer the same dramatic chest pain as men, and may just feel uncomfortable, early recognition can be difficult.

Early warning signs of a heart attack in women may appear a month or more before onset. They can be vague in nature, including unusual fatigue, sleep disturbance, shortness of breath, indigestion, and anxiety.  Women tend to think of themselves as invincible and ignore these early signs.

Women of all ages can reduce their risk of heat attack by exercising regularly and by substituting magnesium rich foods, such as nuts, fish, or a low-fat dairy product, for a daily serving of red meat.

It is not  just older women who are in danger of suffering a heart attack.  Recent research indicates that women in their 30s and 40s are most at risk.

 

New Year’s Resolutions that you’ll Keep!
Make meaningful and achievable resolutions this year that will not leave you feeling like a failure after January.
Here are some suggestions for New Year’s resolutions you can actually keep:
Be nicer to people: whether you are aiming for a promotion or just want to spread happiness, research has shown that generous people are more likely to gain respect, cooperation, and rise in status. Instead of just removing a bad habit, replace it with a good one. Positive resolutions are more effective. Such as, adding more water to your diet while aiming to lower your fat in take. Set up an automatic savings plan: even if you start as small as $5 a week, set a specific goal, and check your progress periodically. Don’t forget to floss: dentists are not just trying to add time to your morning routine. Flossing helps reduce bacteria that lead to gum disease. Stop smoking, even if you only smoke socially: even just one cigarette with friends outside a party increases the stiffness of arteries and the risk for heart disease and stroke. Aim for five servings of fruits and vegetables each day: fruits like apples and bananas make great snack on the go. According to the Center for Disease Control, you need two servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Swap water for sugary drinks: one or two here and there is fine, but sugar packed beverages can lead to weight gain, diabetes and tooth decay. Add exercise to your daily life, not just at the gym: take the stairs instead of the escalator, walk over to a colleagues desk instead of sending an email, park further away instead of taking the closes parking spots, or stand while your on the train. Any of these options will get your blood pumping during the day. Get enough sleep: Aim for 7-8 hours per night. Not only will you have more energy, your relationship may improve with sleep quality. Research indicates that when couples do not sleep well it can lead to conflict during the day.
Setting smart, measurable and attainable goals will help you meet them more easily and be happier with yourself as a result. Remember this can be an ongoing process. Just because you break your resolution one week, does not mean you should give up for the rest of the year. Above all else, try to stay positive in the New Year.
Sources: Glamour.com, HuffingtonPost.com

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