Sunday, February 7, 2010

Spa Sunday

Hello friends!

Today we'll give you some beauty and nutrition tips!

Here we go...


Don't ever skip breakfast! It's the most important meal of the day. It gives your body the energy you need to start your day. Skipping breakfast is an obesity factor. The first reaction of our body when we skip meals, is to withhold fat and block our metabolism. We go into starvation mode. Our bodies think we are starving so it will hold on to the fat we do take in instead of burning it off as energy.

The basic meals of the day are 3! Breakfast, lunch and a light dinner. In between you have to have some snacks too but nothing too much or too fattening.

Do not drink alcohol before you eat because it opens your appetite!


If you feel the need to eat something sweet, eat a piece of dark chocolate! It improves the skin, our heart health and our mood too!


Drink a lot of water!!! 6 glasses should be enough. Water helps washing the fatty cells of your body and leaves your skin look bright and hydrated.

Chew some chewing gum before your meal. It reduces the appetite for sweets.


Moderate amount of red wine (one drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men) lowers the risk of heart attack for people in middle age. Red wine can raise HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) and prevent LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) from forming. Red wine may help prevent blood clots and reduce the blood vessel damage caused by fat deposits.
Also... red wine is a particularly rich source of antioxidants flavonoid phenolics which means... it has anti-aging activity. Uh huh. *winks* We are not suggesting you should drink red wine on a daily basis because the "empty calories" alcohol is giving, may increase triglycerides (another Bad blood lipids) and result in weight gain. We just want you to know what it can do for you if you consume it responsibly!


Read before you sleep! The exercise of the brain is a weapon against aging (and also Alzheimer disease).

Don't eat in the dark (for example in movie theaters) because you tend to eat more and not control what you consume. The opposite is achieved by eating in bright and well lit places.

That's it for today!

As always, we'd love to read your comments, suggestions, opinions.

Have a great Sunday!

1 comment:

CorrinaT said...

Oooh I may have to try a few of those!