How to Get Rid of Lower Belly Fat: 7 Tips to Cure Ab Flab!

April 30th, 2011 by Jenny No comments »

Do you desire to learn how to get rid of lower belly fat quickly, but you don’t know where to look or how to go about your belly fat reduction? If so, please know that you can easily reduce your abdominal fat when you have the right plan to adhere to, and that is what this article was created for!

Quite simply, abdominal flab is the hardest body fat to eliminate, and it is also the deadliest form of excess fat that you can carry. Excess stomach fat may lead to coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, a stroke, or diabetes: all of which are reasons to melt away your ab flab!

Anyways, I will teach you how to get rid of lower belly fat fast with these simple tips:

#1: First of all, let me say this: cardio exercises by themselves will *not* aid you in reducing tummy fat if you don’t incorporate them with a full body workout plan. Remember, too much cardio will burn muscle instead of fat, and that’s not the desired outcome I want for you. Anyways, the best cardiovascular exercises you can perform are circuit workouts, supersets, running, walking, jogging, and swimming. However, once again, let me say that you should only attempt cardio when you are eating healthily and working out your entire body!

#2: Since you want to learn how to get rid of lower belly fat, I’d recommend that you avoid eating anything 3-4 hours before you lay down and sleep. The explanation for this is that your body’s metabolism will start to slow down when you’re resting, which is bad when you’re trying to melt away lower stomach fat and not keep it. I know this may be hard for you, but you’ll have to reprogram your mindset to not eat after a certain period of time if you want to easily lose ab flab.

#3: Another technique I always recommend for you all is to write down your weight loss goals and efforts on paper. The reason for this is that you must keep track of what you’re doing every day so that you can know whether you’re progressing as fast as you’d like; plus, it keeps you honest with yourself as well! Write down how much you exercise, what types of exercises you perform, how much you eat, what you eat every day, and so on to measure how well your efforts are aiding you.

#4: Drinking a lot of water is good for those of you who want to discover how to get rid of lower belly fat, as fat tissue is about 15% water but lean muscle tissue is about 75% water! This means that having less fat on your body will allow you to retain more water, so the fatter you are, the less water that your body will retain. Also, water is nature’s greatest detoxifier of toxins not only in your abdomen, but in your entire body as well, so be sure to drink enough if you want to reduce tummy fat.

(P.S: Even though 6-8 glasses a day is good, try to drink at least half of your body’s weight in ounces of water every day instead!)

#5: For those of you who like exercising, incorporating calisthenics (bodyweight exercises) such as lunges, squats, elevated pushups, and thrusts into your workouts will greatly assist you in reducing stomach fat. This is because not only will you (1) be greatly boosting your metabolic fat burning capacity, but you’ll also (2) be burning fat off of your entire body! Even though none of these exercises are for abs, they’ll still melt away any fat that you have on them, regardless!

#6: Another way of how to get rid of lower belly fat is to eat these fat burning foods: almonds, spinach, apples, walnuts, jalapeno peppers, pineapples, peaches, oranges, and green beans. All of these foods are either great sources of protein, fiber, or complex carbohydrates: all of which enhance your metabolism’s fat burning abilities.

#7: Last but not least, I recommend that you cut down on eating the sweets and instead replace the junk food with more fruits, vegetables, and lean meats. All junk food does is store saturated fat in your body, which is the bad kind of fat. Instead, fruits and vegetables will bless your body with monounsaturated fat, which is the good kind of fat that benefits your body (look it up)!

Fasting menus

May 31st, 2010 by Jenny No comments »

Cook-It-AllThe month of Ramazan is just around the corner and we Muslims wait anxiously for it the whole year. This is a month to exercise self-control and self-discipline, offering us an opportunity to practice personal management.

One of the most important features of this month is abstinence from food and drink. For some people, this may sound like a great weight reduction therapy, but due to our eating habits, it seldom works this way. In fact, most people end up eating a lot more in the month of Ramazan, than they would in other months of the year. After a long day of fasting, hunger pangs are a big challenge to overcome, making us crave more for food by the end of the day.

Your browser may not support display of this image. One of the most discussed topic during the month of Ramazan is what will you have for “Iftar”? And the answer usually includes a long list of snacks and fried foods such as samosas, pakoras, rolls, French fries, chat and dahi baray. These foods are not only high in calories, but they are low in fibre and nutrient content and cause problems when consumed in large amounts. Once you indulge in these heavy fatty foods, they cause stuffed bellies which not only lower our energy levels but also cause problems like indigestion, negating the whole concept of fasting.

As Muslims, we need to understand how amazing the fasting mechanism is. During fasting, our body works smartly by adjusting its metabolic rate according to the limited amount of food and water it receives. Therefore, the metabolic rate of a fasting person slows down and other regulatory mechanisms start working. This acts as a signal to the digestive system to relax and break down fats already stored by the body to obtain energy from. And when we force down more food than our body needs at Iftar time, we end up hampering the systemic and efficient utilization of food by our body, because by eating more, the body used the food eaten instead of using the stored fat.

Secondly, lack of physical activity during fasting also slows down the breakup of nutrients from the body’s stored reserves. Therefore, most of us end up gaining weight during the month of Ramazan.

Improving eating habits during fasting

By improving your eating habits during Ramazan, you can strategically control how your body functions and also manage to control your lipid and cholesterol levels, along with shedding some extra pounds. This does not mean that you have to stop eating at Iftar parties, or avoid them. Just follow some simple tips to get the maximum benefit from this month. Here are some to get you started:

Take a light Sehri – Avoid grease laden foods at Sehri time as they can cause heartburn. Go for light toast or chapatti with yogurt or some cereal with a cup of milk. A light sehri is also helpful for those people who tend to sleep after Fajar prayers.

Ensure your daily water intake – Do not let fasting educe your daily water intake. A normal person should take 8 glasses of water every day, so make sure you drink 4 to 5 glasses at Sehri time and another 4 – 5 glasses after Iftar. This will make sure that you meet your daily intake of 8 to 10 glasses of water. Drinking water will make sure that your kidneys function properly during the month of Ramazan.

Avoid sugary foods and drinks – Taking foods which have high sugar content, like drinks, desserts, frizzy drinks and sherbets as well as other confectionaries will give you an initial boost of energy, followed by an energy drain, lethargy and sleepiness. Therefore, what ever you consume, make sure you take it in controlled amounts.

Don’t go overboard when dining out or ordering fast food – Most restaurants offer “eat-all-you-can” deals which may sound very exciting. Ordering your favourite pizza or burger may be very tempting, but keep the principle of moderation in mind when ordering or dining out.

Eat more fruits and vegetables – These foods are high in fibre and also have nutrients and minerals which the body needs. They also help reduce gastric acidity and prevent constipation which is common if you eat a lot of fried and spicy foods.

Alter your cooking styles – Alternate your cooking styles each day, for example if you go for fried foods today, go for roasted, grilled or baked foods the next day. Grilled and baked foods are a lot better than fried ones.

Go for nutrient dense foods at Iftar parties – Break your fast with a date, followed by a glass of milk, sherbet or any other liquid, before moving on to semi-solids and solids. Also, stick with nutrient dense foods such as dahi baray, chana chaat, mixed vegetables, sandwiches and fruit salad instead of samosas, pakoras, fried rolls, patties and so on. Keeping your Iftar light and simple will allow you eat a light dinner as well and avoid indigestion.

Make sure you eat a healthy diet during the month of Ramazan and a bit of everything, choosing your foods sensibly. Make sure you choose an appropriate portion size and avoid overindulgence.null

Hands Care

May 4th, 2010 by Jenny No comments »

Hands CareBeautiful, healthy and delicate hands are very important. Hands represent a number of things about you. Hands tell how you lead your life and how you take care of your body and skin. It is said that hands can represent the age of a woman. No matter how old you are, your hands tell an observer a lot about yourself as a person. Even your beautiful dress will be of no use if you do not take care of your hands and feet. While speaking or communicating with others you use your hands to express yourself, emphasize a point etc. Hands play an important role in gathering or communication. Think for a minute, what life would be like without your hands. It is a very essential part of the body that you use the most, while reading, cooking, writing, empathize with them and shake others hands when you meet them. Take good care of your hands and treat them well as they are essential for your existence.

Following are few hand care tips:

  • For greasy, shiny and soft hands, after washing your hands rub cornmeal on them.
  • Wear rubber gloves while working at home or in the garden.
  • Try to protect and prevent your hands from aging and abuse.
  • The delicate and thin skin of your hands needs some extra care.
  • Apply your face cream on your hands before you go to bed once a week.
  • For dry hands after washing your hands with soap, wet them again. Pour salt on your hands and then scrub them under water. Dry hands and apply moisturizer on them.
  • Protect your hands from sun, so use some sun block.
  • Moisturize your hands at least four times a day.
  • It’s the best way to take care of your hands to protect them on daily basis.
  • Protect your hands from the ravages of changing weather.

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Beauty Tips

April 25th, 2010 by Jenny No comments »

Re-Use mascara wand

Sweep a clean, fresh mascara wand through eye lashes when they are wet.

You can also reuse old mascara wands. When you finish mascara, clean the wand in eye makeup remover, then wash with soap and dry. Keep it clean by washing it whenever you wash your makeup tools.

Keep lashes from clumping

For some, lash combs are simply too selective. But for some makeup artists, they’re a great creation and keep eye lashes glob-free and absolutely detached.

Apply mascara at the lash base and then wiggle the lash comb through to the tips of your lashes.

Wipe wand on tissue, this eliminates blobs before you start.

Mascara on upper eye lashes

To make eyes look wider, apply to the bottom, too. But make sure you give eye lashes a light touch. Not great at getting those bottom lashes? Try putting a tissue under them before application.

How to Properly Apply Mascara

You can apply your mascara with three-step process:

1:  Twist the wand left to right at the base of lashes. It’s the mascara placed near the roots, not the tips that gives the illusion of length.

2:  Pull the wand up and through eye lashes, wiggling as you go. The wiggling part is very important.

3:  In this final step close the eye and place the mascara wand on top of eye lashes at the base and pull through to remove any clumps.

Skin and Face Cream

April 23rd, 2010 by Jenny No comments »

Skin and Face CreamFace is the most sensitive, delicate and visible asset of our body, it needs some extra care. Our face is always nude to solar radiation and directly effect from environment. Face not just need any care. It needs loving care and needs some extra dedication and a few wise decisions.
If you think that it is in your best interest to follow a routine daily regimen that uses just one product for a lifetime of healthy, glowing skin, it will be best option for you.
It’s not necessary that it would be very cheap stuff, but we are sure you may be willing to be kind with yourself and invest a few cents a day to maintain your skin and protect that cherished asset of yours, for years to come, in flawless shape and looks.
You must also be willing to dedicate few minutes in a day, twice or everyday, if you really want glowing and fair skin complexion. You should not believe to any one having beautiful, flawless skin who tells you they don’t do anything, unless they are part of the 1% of those who have blessed with natural perfect skin.
Skin will glow beautifully if it is healthy as well as you are healthy. A lot of water, some exercise, the right nutrients, and a daily facial skin care routine will surely give you a healthy glowing skin.
This skin cream is planned to gently ditch out damaged cells of your skin on a regular basis. Not only will you slough off that dulling, dead, outermost layer of skin that is less than a micron thick, frequently. But, you will keep the circulation flowing in your body alive, which will revive you and your skins liveliness.
This can be achieved with one complete and balanced skin cream made with a natural matter that softly dissolves or digests spoiled and worn out cells and triggers the regeneration of healthy skin cells.

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Skin and Face Brightener

April 18th, 2010 by Jenny No comments »

Skin BrightenerIt’s not hard to get glowing, beautiful and brightener skin is much easier with some care and some of good moisturizers, skin highlighters and creams that can actually help lighten up your skin for shiny glow.

You can try some natural ways to help you achieve the healthy radiance, follow three steps to clean up your skin, adopt moisturizer regularly and make habit to take water in good quantity, regular exercise and concentrate on your diet. Skin brightener can help you to amplify the effect of vibrant skin even further. It will enhance your look and give you sizzling glow.

Skin brighteners have ability to lighten the pigment of your skin, removes discoloration, dark pots and other dark blemishes. If you have acne scars on your skin or some other problems that can make your skin look dull, a skin brightener can be a valuable asset to make your color tone fare and bright.

Use skin brighteners in routine, this will illuminate skin treatments, and have anti-aging properties. This can help to minimize appearance of fine lines and can help to promote healthy cells and a smooth skin surface.

Skin brighteners are way to enhance the look and feel of your skin. You can take a basic overnight cream to get started, or apply a layer of lotion under makeup. You will see a change in your skin within a week.

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Hair Removal

April 12th, 2010 by Jenny No comments »

Hair RemovalHair removal is the need of both men and women. There are two kinds of hairs on our body. The first type is Vellus hair, this type of hair are soft, short and lighter like hairs on face, back, belly ect. and second type is Terminal hairs, these are darker, hard and long, like the head hairs. What kind of hair removal method we should choose to remove our hair depends on hair type.

Facial Hair Removal:

Face is the most important and prominent part of the face and many women face a problem of having too much hair on their face. Mostly they become desperate to find any kind of solution to their problem.

There are different areas of concern for facial hairs in women, like chin, eyebrows, upper lips and some time inside the nose, but the area where mostly hair can be found are cheeks. If someone has darker skin tone then it will not be such a big problem but if the skin tone is lighter then hair growth is noticeable and they need to be removal after intervals. Plucking is not the good solution for these hairs.

There are many different areas of concern for the facial hair in women as you can find hair at different places like the chin, eyebrows, upper lips, and even inside the nose. But the areas where most of the hair can be found on the face are the cheeks. If the person has a darker skin complexion then this will not be such a big problem but if the skin is lighter than the excessive hair growth is more noticeable and it should be removed as soon as possible. Plucking is not the solution for these hairs as there are plenty of them, one would have a hard time removing them all one by one, and also it takes a lot of the time. Some of the most common methods include waxing, electrolysis, laser procedures, and depilatories among other treatments.

Depilatories are cheap than the laser treatments and electrolysis, but they are less effective in the longer run. One must be assure that you are not allergic to depilatories like some of the women. If you feel burning sensation in your skin then you should avoid some other method. Following are the some methods for body hair removal.

Body Hair Removal:

Following are the different methods to remove body hairs including face.

Laser Hair Removal:

It may be a long lasting hair removal method. They claim for permanent hair removal but most of the time you have to visit  them after every 6 month.


Electrolysis:

This is too much time taking and painful method. In this method electrolyte insert a needle in the body and give the electric shook to kill root hair. It may be scarring… I think its enough…. J

Waxing:

In this method a sticky wax is serenaded on required area and a hard (mostly jean) stuff cloth strip then applied over the wax and pulled off quickly.

Shaving:

In this method, a razor is used to remove unwanted hairs, it’s not good for women as in this method you need to use razor every 2 or 3 days and new hairs appear may be more harder and darker than earlier.

Depilatories:

In this method a cream or liquid is used to remove hairs. It is better method than shaving but waxing method is better than depilatories. Mostly hair removing creams can damage your skin. That just is not something you want to keep doing and doing and doing.

Those rotary coils:

You do not want to be going anywhere with that except the drawer. Ouch! Forget it…

Free Ultra:

Only Finally Free Ultra is Painless, Permanent Hair Removal that is proven as effective as electrolysis, without the pain, redness, or scarring. The results of clinical studies were so astonishing they were peer reviewed and verified.
The best part, it also works anywhere on your body, legs, underarms, face, back, bikini, chin. Anywhere you have unwanted hair you want gone for good! Hair Removal

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Asian Summer Dress Designs for 2010

April 10th, 2010 by Jenny No comments »

Summer Dress DesignSalwar Kameez is the most popular outfit for South Asian Women specially Pakistan and India. These outfits are extremely comfortable and look very graceful on women of all ages.

Pakistani clothing including evening wear, casual wear, formal wear shalwar kameez, and modern apparels which are worn usually in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and all over South Asia and at South Asian families in other areas of the world.

Here are some Pakistani dress designs for summer season for 2010. You can see beautiful dress designs, and you will find the latest fashion designs in Pakistan and to make you look good and stand out by enhance these dresses by unique embellishment using different kinds of Embroideries, Block Print, Bead, Sequins, Zardosi, Dabka, Tilla work, Ghara work, cut work etc.

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Face Care

April 8th, 2010 by Jenny No comments »

Healthy and beautiful shiny skin is not to hard to get, its just need proper precautions and pay attention to your diet and exercise. Balance diet is very important factor for skin care. Hydration and protection from sun and wind should be a part of your daily regimen. I am going to tell you some basic steps for skin care that are necessary and you should not miss them. If you want natural glowing skin it is important that you should use products according to your skin type.

Skin Toning:

Toners not only cleans up your skin but also help in removing any remnants of particles that you have left behind but also cools, nourishes, hydrates freshens up your skin. It will make your skin tight and close up any skin pores that may have opened up while deep cleansing the face. Toners must be alcohol free.

Skin Cleaning:

Cleaning is most important thing to avoid acnes and skin infections. Wash your skin regularly using a face wash that suites your skin and also wipe off with a clean washcloth. It is very important to get rid of impurities such as dirt particles and makeup before going to sleep, so your skin can breathe properly in whole night. Use mild cleanser twice a day.

Face Care

Skin Exfoliating:

Exfoliants remove dead cells from skin and eliminate wrinkles from the face. The skin that surfaces after exfoliation naturally looks more beautiful and glowing. These products mostly have alpha or beta hydroxide acids to quicken up the process but do avoid the exfoliants that are granular as they tend to damage the new skin too that is much more sensitive than mature layer of skin.

Skin Moisturizing:

Our skin needs hydration and proper nutrients to keep skin healthy like other body parts. So teat it with a good moisturizer and a broad-spectrum sunscreen with more than 15 daily basis and night cream regularly that helps the skin to balance and restores any damage that may occur to it over night.

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Nail Care

April 1st, 2010 by Jenny No comments »

Nail Care is very important part of personal grooming. If any woman has applied makeup carefully and attired herself with most fashionable clothes, but her nails are looking dull and deadly; how do you think she would look like then? Isn’t it a bit shabby? It happens in our everyday life. We should give some more attention to nail care. Here are some essential tips on nail care which would definitely help you a lot.

Nail Care

Diet directly affects your nails. If you are living on barbecue or fries then don’t expect that your nail will be strong and healthy. You need to take fresh juices, fruits and vegetables then you can feel a shine and glow in your nails.

Try to use rubber gloves to protect your nails as often as possible. Consider how often they are in water or sun. Also use gloves during gardening, still your nails may get dirty but something is better than nothing, and you will find no broken nails at the end of the day.

You can use any moisturizer while reading any book or watching tv, it is very helpful for your skin as well as for your nails. I will not only make you relax but also help to make nails stronger.

Keep you nail trimmed and nails will last longer.

Nails benefit from not using polish; if they are polished, they will look healthier.

Cuticles can also be helpful for nails. They need to be pampered and dry cuticles also contribute to hangnails, make sure to spend a little time on them daily.

Gorgeous nails need to be pampered and if you remember simple tips, you could be in possession of gorgeous nails yourself.

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