OWN NATURAL MIX

What’s this then?! I look like a bumpy toad, huh?! It might look frightening, but this is completely back to nature. All the stuff on the market nowadays say they are good for your skin, and then they are full of chemicals, alcohol, parabens, propylene glycol… and the list goes on. So, in my own search for a non-harsh, non-abrasive scrub and mask, I simply made my own.

I looked around to what others had tried and decided to mix up a blend of oatmeal, sugar, honey and some water… and voilà! We got ourself a mild scrub and mask that is kind to your skin, completely natural and even tastes good…

Give it a try. You’ll love your post-smooth skin.

YUMMY SAUCE

Sure, you can! To eat delicious food, that is, while eating helthy. It doesn’t have to be boring. Just use your imagination and your taste buds (and calorie counter) to create some excellent tasting foods that suits your palate.

For me, I love my broccoli, green beans and chicken for dinner, all cooked up in a frying pan with water and loads of herbs and spices. However, I miss my sauces, so I came up with a very low-fat, low-calorie, yummy tasting sauce. I mix 1dl of Organic low-fat Yoghurt with some Dijon and regular mustard. DELISH! And only 45 calories for the whole serving. Can it get any better?!

Now, dig in! 🙂

HOW TO TAKE OFF THOSE LAST 10 POUNDS

You know what I like to call those last 10 or 15 pounds that won’t come off no matter what you do? Vanity pounds. The term describes our desire to lose weight that, as far as our bodies are concerned, actually feels healthy. Today’s society pressures us to want to look a certain way, so for aesthetic reasons we try to be thinner than our bodies want us to be. Personally, I have gained and lost the same 8 vanity pounds more times than I care to admit.

Losing your first 50 pounds might have been tough, but believe me, dropping those final few stubborn pounds is a whole different challenge. The body struggles to hold on to that last bit of fat for survival purposes. Now, don’t get me wrong — you can lose the weight if you want to, but it will require you to muster a tremendous amount of restraint and willpower. If you’re really up for it, do the following for 30 days:

1. Cut your sodium to 1,000 mg a day.


2. Drink at least 80 ounces of water daily.


3. Cut out processed foods.


4. Abstain from alcohol.


5. Train at 85 percent of your MHR (maximum heart rate) for 1 hour 5 times a week.

You can do a lot in 30 days — in fact, I can pretty much guarantee you will lose at least 5 pounds. And you’ll feel like a rock star!

From LOSING IT! With Jillian Michaels