Mistakes in your beauty regime can be unflattering and even make you look older, here are 10 to avoid.

To always look and feel your best, make sure you’re not guilty of these top ten beauty blunders:

1.     Putting moisturiser all over your face

It’s instinctive to panic and lather your face with moisturiser for a quick fix when your skin is dry and patchy. But applying moisturiser all over your face, especially underneath your eyes, can result in puffiness and milia (small, white bumps).

Ensure you’re only applying moisturiser to your forehead, cheeks and chin and use an eye cream or gel underneath the delicate eye area.

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How to Have Prettier Feet Now

If you have no time for a professional pedicure, there are some easy and effective at-home treatments you can try. Besides saving time, these treatments have the added benefit of being easy and cost-effective because they can be done with inexpensive products you may already have at home.

These simple steps will have your feet looking and feeling better fast:

  1. Start with a Soak – Add a few tablespoons of bath salts or Epsom salts to a basin of warm water and soak your feet for 5-15 minutes. This will cleanse and soften skin and nails, making toenail trimming and callus removal much easier.Read More

Top 10 Foods Highest in Calories

Calories are the basic unit of energy found in all foods and are necessary to maintain the body’s vital functions or basal metabolic rate. The amount of calories a person needs depends on factors like their age, gender, and lean muscle mass. Eating too few calories for a prolonged period of time causes a person to become underweight (per the BMI) leading to muscle atrophy, weakened immunity, and eventually, organ failure. Conversely, eating too many calories causes a person to become overweight and obese, increasing their chances of heart disease, type II diabetes, and cancer. The amount of calories a person needs depends on their age, gender, activity level, and muscle mass. The DV for calories is 2000 calories.

#1: Fats & Oils (Beef Tallow, Lard, Fish Oil, Vegetable Oil)

Calories 100g Per cup (205g) Per tablespoon (13g)
902 calories 1849 calories 117 calories

Other Fats & Oils High in Calories (Calories per tablespoon): Soy bean Oil, Peanut Oil, Canola Oil, Olive Oil, Palm Oil, Sesame Oil, Cocoa Butter, Sunflower Oil, Grape seed Oil, Walnut Oil, Almond Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Hazelnut Oil, Avocado Oil, Safflower Oil & Flaxseed Oil (124), Coconut Oil (121), Mutton Tallow, Chicken, Turkey & Goose Fat (117), and Butter (100).

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Days 5+6: Vegetarian Friendly Protein Sources

The Cabbage Soup Diet week questions comes from non-meat eaters, or people looking to eat less meat, and they ask:

What protein sources can I have during Days 5&6 (instead of red meat, fish, or chicken)?

That’s a great question, and the good thing is, there are a lot of tasty, healthy answers!

Instead of meat, check out the following for your protein fix on Days 5&6, or just in general.

Maybe you’ve joined the “meatless Monday” trend or maybe you’re a vegetarian for life.  Either way, these items are sure to be hits in your household!

Protein Sources For Vegetarians:

-Beans & Lentils – this protein packed food is also the least expensive and easy to store.  Buy dried beans and you’ve got plenty of meals in store.  Try to avoid canned beans which may have added sodium to increase their shelf life. Remember to read those labels!

Nuts – Almonds, walnuts, pecans, cashews and pine nuts are all vegetarian friendly protein sources, but you should eat them in moderation on the CSD.  Off the Cabbage Soup plan, nuts make awesome snacks for on the go, too – much better and more filling than a fast-food pit stop!

Chia Seeds/hemp seeds – better known for fiber content, chia and hemp seeds are the perfect addition to a morning smoothie.  Add them to your soup during the CSD.

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7 Day Cabbage Soup Diet Plan

Remember: The Cabbage Soup Diet is not a long-term program.  It is a Seven Day Diet only, meant to help you lose up to ten pounds in a week.  This should encourage you and is meant to be a jump start in your weight loss as you move into a long-term, more sustainable program.

Here is how to make the most of your week.  Stick to the following instructions each day.

Follow This Plan:

Day One:

Today, eat mostly fruit and soup.  Aim for 3 to 4 bowls of soup today.  Drink at least 8 glasses of water.  You can also drink black coffee, unsweetened tea, and unsweetened cranberry juice.  Do not eat bananas today.

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