Petty boobs: For small busted women By: Maria Veronica Capistrano

27 Sep

Boobs and women go hand in hand like peanut butter and jelly…Says a guy in one of his article.
It is how you distinguished women from being man, how discriminating huh …other says “breasts scream sex. Men and women alike hanker after bigger than A cup breasts and it is obviously their focal point of sight.”
Yeah right! -_____- big are always better…
But I go for smaller is sexier,
What do say about that? I’m not against for those women who are gifted to have fuller breast, (though mine is just a so, so… so don’t bother asking hahaha  ) but it was just that I wanted to give confidence for those who have low esteem for not having the bump 
Here are some reasons why small chested women should be proud, confident and happy with their size:
1) You don’t look fat, -
It’s obvious, no need to elaborate, and there are people who would go into breast reduction rather to be proud of it, I guess it seemed that they’ve been carrying a bag water bag in front of them.
2) Your boobs won’t sag
Yeah, when you age and start to get loose skin, that’s when it sag… and it’s kind a weird and gooey for me I guess  but no discrimination involved  it was understandably happened when you aged .
3) You look classy 24/7 and not slutty 24/7
Just check out Kiera Knightley,andi found one photo of her with her mammary enhanced. Big boobs don’t quite suit her though.

Even with her small chest, men have voted her as the sexiest women in the world. She came in tops in 2006 FHM poll, beating Jessica Alba, Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johansson all whom have 2 cup size bigger.

    

This I agree! So much agree that I didn’t thought of this point at first. But, hey, your mosquito bite over there can look classy and more umpf and shimmer in in the glam light !

3) You can fit into any clothes easily (especially smaller sizes)

True! For I have some clothes since I’m in 1st year college and it still fits me hahaha

4) You won’t be ogled at 24/7 (less self- conscious)
As what I’ve
said a while ago, it is the men’s’ focal view in a women’s body, so you won’t be an obscene display though you want it to 

6) You have dainty nice bras instead of huge cups.

Isnt it cute ? you can have all the cutest print on your bra! And you won’t have bras like these…


Want  one?
Chic clothes hang better on boyish figures, plus you can get away with minimal support—or go braless—under halternecks or low backs.What do you say about that?

  
You ought to be satisfied with the way your body girl! As long as your boobs aren’t raisins or an airport runway 

So, are you already convinced and confident with being smaller is sexier huh? Aside for having confidence, you have to learn about the dimensions, distractions and the illusions that your outfit can make so that your boobs cannot be wrongly viewed and be an asset instead
So I offer you this …

BOOB tricks:

• One of the simplest is to have any detail around the bust area

like pockets, buttons, or patterns. Collars, bows and wide lapels ruching, horizontal stripes with bold color. are good too as they draw the eye upwards towards the face, away from the empty space!

• Pick curvy shapes that highlight and slim the waist. Your bust will look bigger in comparison.

• Stick to higher necklines that don’t expose a (possibly bony) chest.

• Avoid skin-tight fit or clingy fabric.

• ruffles and flounces are your friends—or any other eye-catching detail that spotlights your upper half like what is said to have any detail around the bust area

• Often, small -breasted woman have great arms, so get those sleeveless tops on and draw attention to those great little limbs.
• Or better yet… flaunt elsewhere! Get those sexy backs and shoulders on the work!
Also, even if you wear something that is bare at the top and bare at the bottom, you will hardly look trashy but and no choice but to be fabulously sexy!

• Wearing drapery dress/tops, is the most convincing of all because it is very flattery on your bust and It hardly shows any cleavage yet it hints of one.

So sexy! Yet the touch of classy!

• Another thing! The naturally flat-chested Keira Knightley has revealed how her normally tiny chest balloons needed 45 minutes in makeup to achieve her busty look in Pirates Of The Carribbean

Source:

http://chrispytinetoo.blogspot.com/2010/05/tips-on-how-to-dress-for-flat-chested.html

Due to time constrains, Sorry for this short update!  Really wanted to put more but still spread the love <3

Fashion tips for your body features by Sherina Anne Guce

26 Sep

Buying clothes which you think looks really beautiful is a different kind of feeling BUT, buying clothes which you think looks beautiful AND will look good on you is a whole different thing.

Choosing the best clothes that will definitely look good on you have always been a dilemma to each one of us. Admit it. We always or maybe once in our life experienced it. People who experienced this tend to ask their self why does the actress in their television set looks fashionably beautiful regardless of what she’s wearing. Maybe the answer is that they just know what kind of clothes suits their body’s features.  Yes, your body parts play a major role on how your clothes will look good on you. That’s why I’m here to give you some tips/dos and don’ts in wearing clothes based on the top 3 body parts that women hated the most. :p

1. BROAD SHOULDERS

DOs

  • There’s no need to wear only long-sleeved and bulky clothes. If you have toned shoulders, it is time for you to flash them. The only condition to look gorgeous is to know how to set these body parts into the spotlight in a stylish way.
  • The length of the torso can influence the visual harmony of the body. Moreover, it can do a great favor to play down wide shoulders too. Long tops will draw the attention from the neck area and will put your legs into spotlight. Opt for clothes that add curves to your figure.
  • Sleeves are the central accessories when it comes to shoulders. In general, choosing the right style can have a great effect on the whole look. Plus-size ones are not your allies, the best way to show off your strengths is to wear kimonos and dolman sleeves, these will balance out the uneven proportions.
  • Broad shoulders can be easily masked with sleeves that don’t follow the natural line of these but rather stand lower than the top of the shoulders. Wear dark tones on the upper body and preferably lighter ones on the lower part. This contrast will successfully draw the focus to the narrower areas as the legs and the waist.
  • Straps can also dress up or down your look. Extremely thin straps will only lose in the image of broad shoulders. The best method to avoid this is to choose wide straps that will cover a large proportion of the shoulders and at the same time will harmonize the proportions.

 

 

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DON’Ts

  • Avoid wearing clothes that are tighter around the neck and upper torso. It is unflattering to flash the actual line of the shoulders since these emphasize the broadness of these. Instead, go for floaty and breezy tops or something in between. If you prefer something narrower, make sure that you leave out the critical spot and wear natural collars.
  • Keep away of square and boat necked tops and dresses. The trick when minimizing broad shoulders is to create the illusion of roundness. These geometrical styles would only spoil your overall look and can easily attract the attention from a nice bust and waist to the shoulders. The best choices in neckline styles are the V necklines and the lunging ones.
  • The patterns and colors of clothes also matter. Vivid shades and bright fabrics are no-no accessories of a hip outfit for broad shoulders. Moreover, skip tops or dresses and shirts that have any detail or decoration at the base of the shoulder. It is vital to blend the wide shapes into the overall look rather than emphasize them with any extra-effect.

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Source : http://www.fashion-style.becomegorgeous.com/accessories/how_to_minimize_broad_shoulders-1156.html

More helpful tips for people with broad shoulders:

  • V neck tops are good for broad shoulders especially if you have large chest. Even scoop neck tops make the shoulders look narrow. Try for deep necks to hide the shoulders
  • Try dark colored tops and avoid wearing t-shirts. Tube tops or sporty neck tops are a no-no dresses for women with broad shoulders.
  • Avoid wearing cap sleeves and boat-necks which make the shoulders look heavy.
  • Don’t wear bulky designs like puff sleeves or sleeve cuts which highlight the shoulders.
  • Women with broad shoulders should wear dresses like sleeveless tops and try to show the shoulders instead of covering them under tops.
  • Never wear round neck tops as they make the shoulders appear very heavy and won’t balance with the lower part of the body.
  • Halter neck and strapless tops can make the shoulders appear narrow. It gives the image of hourglass silhouette.
  • Checks, stripes and light colored dresses for women with broad shoulders is a no-no. This not just implies on top but also pants as the heavy shoulders dis-balance the lower part.
  • Skirts with sleeveless tops flatter the broad shoulders. Try teaming with high heels to appear tll and slim!

Source: http://www.boldsky.com/beauty/women-fashion/2011/women-broad-shoulders-dresses-230811.html

 

2. Wide hips

  • Wear the right size clothes. Often women that have big hips hide under baggy, loose fitting clothes.
  • Select pants that do not have any pleats and are fitted to just below the waist. They should have wide legs and no side pockets.
  •   Avoid buying pants that have anything on the back, such as detailing or ornamentation.
  • Choose skirts and dresses in dark colors that are an A-line style to make your hips look smaller.
  • Distract the attention from your hips by wearing a dress that has a tighter top and a looser bottom. A design on the top part of the dress will draw the eye to that area.
  • Opt for coats with wider bottoms to minimize your big hips. A coat with lapels and a big collar will keep the attention on the upper portion of your body.
  • Make hips appear smaller with hip huggers and low rise jeans. Boot cut, flared leg or wide leg jeans help proportion your figure.

Tips & Warnings

  • The color black creates a slimming look because it creates a negative space.
  • Horizontal stripes make your hips appear wider, whereas clothing with vertical lines is more slenderizing.
  • Never wear a pleated skirt, as it will draw attention to your hips.
  • Avoid wearing clothing with pockets. Remove them or have them sewn closed.

 

Source: http://www.ehow.com/how_2154049_dress-minimize-big-hips.html

3. Big stomach

  • Skin-tight jeans and trousers won’t make a perfect outfit for you. Hence, you must avoid wearing jeans and trousers that are skin tight at the hip area are outsized at the base, if you want to hide your big tummy and don’t want to look fatter. So the next fashion tip for women with big tummy is to wear a pair of trousers that have zip on the sides and are upright in the front size.
  • Avoid trousers that have big pockets and prefer the ones that have lateral zips. This will help you to hide your big tummy and will also provide you an urban look.
  • If you are fond of wearing jackets then you need to think about the perfect kind of jackets in case, you have developed big tummy. You can choose a jacket that closes from the bust and is also upright on the tummy area. A jacket that closes from the bust takes away the attention of the people from the tummy area and also enhances the beauty of your bosoms.
  • Avoid wearing dresses that are made of lycra or polyster as they will make your tummy visible.
  • Skirts that have an upright pattern can be worn in combination with a ‘V top’. A two-piece outfit can be accompanied with a ribbon or a belt to get a trendy look.
  • High waisted empire line dresses and tops will fit the upper part of the torso, flatteringly skimming over the stomach area.
  • When wearing jeans or trousers go for a mid-rise which sits flatly on the stomach rather than a low-rise hipster cut, which will sit underneath it and give an unsightly muffin top. . If it means going one size up for comfort and less constriction around the waist then do.
  • Trousers should be tailored, with no bulky pockets at the front. A slightly-flared leg will balance out the belly, so will pants that finish at the heal, thus elongating the leg. Avoid tapered trousers like the plague!
  • A wide elasticated belt will actually prove support for the stomach and provide you with a waist. Wear them over untucked tops and under jackets see how it holds the stomach in.
  • The same single color block top and bottom will smooth and extend the body’s overall silhouette and make a belly less pronounced. Add a contrasting colour coat or jacket over the top. Darker-colored clothing worn against the stomach will accentuate a bulging belly less.
  • That doesn’t have to mean black, however, blue, charcoal gray, purple and burgundy are all stylish winter colors that pop.
    Draw people’s eyes away from the stomach by wearing wide open necklines or detailing around the top half of the body.
  • Last but not the least, women with big tummy should avoid wearing elastic or sleek cloths and should carry a small bag in order to diminish the appearance of their large stomach.

 

I’ve once read online that wearing empire waist dress helps conceal your big tummy.Empire waist are  made for pregnant gals, using a high waistline to allow for lots of extra room in the tummy.

 

Source: http://news.naij.com/2136.html

http://www.typef.com/article/dress-large-belly/

 

Fashion is a way where you can express yourself in a beautiful and comfortable manner. You have the every right to look good and no one can stop you from being fashionably beautiful; not even your body parts. Just do some research and reading and you’ll be knowledgeable enough for what kind of clothes suits you best!

Out From Being Oily by Princess Aniza Alba

25 Sep

Oily skin is one of the problems of most people. That’s why lassie’s use face powder just to cover it coz oily face makes them haggard. Of course, we all wanted to be fresh all throughout the day. We wanted to be beautiful inside and out. Because of this problem, lots of products have been released in the market which promises to reduce your skin from being oily and instructs you to use it regularly for greater effect. Oily skin isn’t just a problem of women but men also. Some guys are using facial wash that is intended for their oily faces. However, it’s very difficult to choose what product you should use because there are varieties of merchandises that have been released in the market. People tend to experience confusion on what product to use and what product tells the truth. Well, lads and lassies cut off yourself from being so confused because right now you will learn a homemade remedy for your oily skin.

According to beauty-tips.net, having oily skin can be big trouble for anyone with unruly sebaceous glands piling sebum (oil) onto your skin. Furthermore, over-active oil glands make it more likely that your skin will develop the dreaded acne. But over-active glands aren’t the only reason why acne pops up on your face/body since changes in hormone activity and added stress also create imbalanced sebaceous glands. Both pregnancy and some birth control products can cause your oil glands to get a little out of whack too.

Luckily there are safe, organic, and easy-to-do home remedies that people can use for oily skin. But before we get into these home remedies, it’s worth discussing a few general tips first.

General Tips for Dealing with Oily Skin

A valuable tip for those with oily skin is to cleanse the dermis only as often as it’s needed. For some this will be twice daily, while others can get away with only cleansing once a day. It should be mentioned that women who wear makeup need to cleanse before they apply makeup and before going to bed to remove any dirt, excess oil, dead skin cells, and debris left on the skin. Use a homemade cleanser to ensure that you’re not adding any harmful chemicals to your skin.

Here are a few homemade cleansers for you to try:

Scented Face and Body Cleanser

Try using castile soap to make a face wash that also doubles as shampoo or body wash so you can combat an oily scalp and acne-prone body. Here is what you’ll need:

  • an empty pump bottle,
  • liquid castile soap,
  • a small funnel,
  • and essential oils like tea tree, rosemary or lavender. All three oils are antibacterial and smell great, which provides another benefit for using a homemade cleanser suitable for both your face and body!
  1. Pour the liquid castile soap into the clean pump bottle using the funnel; this keeps you from creating a mess.
  2. Next, add in your choice of essential oils; you can combine them or just use one. We suggest adding 10-15 drops of tea tree oil and 10-15 drops of rosemary essential oil, but those are only suggestions.
  3. Shake the bottle before pumping the soap onto your hand. Use this on your oily scalp or body, but don’t use this cleanser to remove eye makeup.

From-the-Cupboard Face Cleaner

This is an easy face cleanser recipe for oily skin. You probably have all of the ingredients in your kitchen already, and if you don’t, it’ll only cost a few dollars (writer’s note: money) to get the ingredients. Check your cupboards for baking soda, a small mixing bowl, and fresh lemon juicetomato juice will also work well for this cleanser too.

  1. Take 2 tablespoons of baking soda and enough lemon or tomato juice to make a paste.
  2. Massage the paste gently onto your face, neck, arms, chest, or any other areas of your body that tend to be oily.
  3. Rinse the paste off by using warm water and avoid using overly-hot or too cool of water since these temperature extremes tend to irritate the skin.

Homemade Toner for Oily Skin

Adding a toner to your face routine can help maintain oil production on your face. The toner can soothe skin and aide in the cleanup of bacteria that may be left over after cleansing your skin. Toner also shrinks pores and helps to keep skin firm. Here is how you can make your own toner at home with natural herb essential oils:

  1. Combine 1 cup of witch hazel, 3 drops of palmarosa essential oil, 3 drops of Petitgrain essential oil, 3 drops of lemongrass essential oil, 3 drops of tea tree essential oil, and a single drop of rose geranium essential oil in a dark glass bottle.
  2. Shake the bottle up well to combine all of the ingredients. Let the bottle sit for a day so that the mixture melds together.
  3. Shake the bottle before saturating a cotton round with the toner and gently dab it over your face and neck areas.

Use Oats to absorb Oil on Skin

Make a quick paste using dry oats and witch hazel to clear bogged pores and remove dead skin cells.

  1. Grind 2 teaspoons of dry oats and then sift them. Use a very small amount of witch hazel to create a paste.
  2. For this to work, you’ll need to gently use your fingertips to massage the paste onto your skin.
  3. Rinse with warm water, and then cool water to close and tighten your pores.

Tip: Instead of rinsing with warm water after cleansing, try using buttermilk to rinse your skin. Buttermilk helps clear away dirt, as well as tighten pores when left on the skin for a minute or two before rinsing it off with cool water.

Draw out Impurities in your Skin

Facial masks are wonderful for oily skin. Mud and clay masks both lower the oil that builds up on skin while firming and drawing out impurities. Find facial clay at your local health foods store or purchase them online to make your own face mask to remedy oily skin.

  1. Use 1 teaspoon of facial clay and 1 tablespoon of witch hazel and mix them together.
  2. Leave the clay mask on your face until the mask is dry, then rinse it off.

Raw Foods for reducing Oil on Skin

Make an egg mask to tone, tighten, and moisturize while also controlling stubborn oily skin.

  1. Separate the egg white from the yolk and set the yolk aside.
  2. Stir together 1 raw egg white, 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, and 1 teaspoon of raw honey; this mixture can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  3. Apply the mixture to your skin while avoiding your lips and eyes.
  4. Let the mask dry on your face until your skin feels tight.
  5. Rinse the mixture off of your face using water. Pat your skin dry, then apply the yolk – letting it stay on until your skin feels tight.
  6. Rinse away with warm water to reveal healthy-looking skin.

Apples keep the doctors away and the oily skin at bay.

  1. Peel and chop an apple and place both the apple and peelings with a few tablespoons of water in a pot; allow it to simmer until the apple is soft.
  2. Remove the peelings and throw them out. Mash the apple and add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of dried sage; if you don’t have sage, use lavender or peppermint.
  3. Apply the mask to your face, letting it lay for 5 minutes before rinsing the mask off with warm water.

Assuming you regularly follow this regimen along with some of the aforementioned techniques, you’ll have a much better chance at reducing oily, acne-filled skin.

Always remember, inner beauty is more important than outward beauty. But because we wanted to give extra care our God-given beauty, follow the tips I shared to you. Always remember: Be TRUE. Be YOU.

Face Mapping by Kate Shiene Agna

25 Sep

Wake up in the morning with pimple on your face to greet you? You’ve been wondering how it all happened over night? Then, here comes the answer to your question. I find it so interesting to locate which zone our pimples are located. Together with this zone tracking, we will also learn how to solve this pimple-problem that we have. In all depends in our lifestyle, eating habits or even dehydration could be one main reason. Read, get track and find out!

According to ancient art of face mapping, it could tell you more about your health than you know. “Face mapping” is the art of unlocking the mysteries of problematic skin. It is a type of skin analysis that explains why and how certain areas of your face are connected to other parts of your body. Think of your blemishes as X’s on a map that is your face. Different zones correspond to different problems. With this ‘map’ as your guide, you can address the underlying causes of blemishes and correctly determine how to prevent them from recurring.”- Alex Gariano

Zone 1 & 3: Bladder & Digestive System — improve your diet and drink more water.

Zone 2: Liver — Try cutting back on alcohol, heavy food or dairy. This area can also indicate a food allergy.

Zone 4 & 10: Kidneys — make sure you’re keeping yourself hydrated with water and cut back on liquids that dehydrate you. This means nix the soda, coffee and/or alcohol.

Zone 5 & 9: Respiratory system — those who smoke or have allergies tend to have acne here.

Zone 6 & 8: Kidneys — Dark circles are usually a result of dehydration. Drink up!

Zone 7: Heart — Check your blood pressure and make sure you’re not using makeup that irritates your skin.

Zone 12: Stomach — Consider a detox or adding more fiber to your diet to help with digestion.

Zone 11 & 13: Hormones — Stress and hormonal changes can sometimes be alleviated with more water and a few extra servings of dark, leafy greens but if breakouts in this area persistent, make an appointment with your doctor to look into a possible hormonal imbalance. Additionally, breakouts in this area also indicate when you are ovulating (and which side).

Zone 14: Illness — Can be a sign of your body fighting bacteria to avoid illness. Take a breather and drink plenty of fluids.

So Chic Lady! Next time you have a pimple, don’t fret. Look for the zone where it is located and find things you need to do. Have a pimple-free day girls!:)

Read More http://www.glamour.com/health-fitness/blogs/vitamin-g/2012/06/beauty-health-face-mapping–wh.html#ixzz26nNKo45R

Power of 5: Secrets Behind Bloom by Jessa Bethlene Alajar

25 Sep

Being pretty and fresh all the time is one of the flashes that capture a man’s heart. A girl with an appeal of being charming can bring  an attraction to many. Yes, you may not be gorgeous just like Ms. Angelina Jolie, or even a woman on top of beauty with every crown in pageants, but you can caress the attention of others by just simply being, BLOOMING. Consider the following points to bloom, be Chic!

I : REST YOUR STRESS

Top 10 Stress Relievers: The Best Way To Feel Better

From Your Guide, Elizabeth Scott

There are many ways to reduce tension and relax. Here are the ten stress relievers I believe are most effective for the amount of work and time involved. Some can be learned in the time it takes to read this page, while others take a little more practice, but there’s something here for everyone!

1. Breathing Exercises

Deep breathing is an easy stress reliever that has numerous benefits for the body, including oxygenating the blood, which ‘wakes up’ the brain, relaxing muscles and quieting the mind. Breathing exercises are especially helpful because you can do them anywhere, and they work quickly so you can de-stress in a flash. The Karate Breathing Meditation is a great exercise to start with, and this basic breathing exercise can be done anywhere!

2. Meditation

Meditation builds on deep breathing, and takes it a step further. When you meditate, your brain enters an area of functioning that’s similar to sleep, but carries some added benefits you can’t achieve as well in any other state, including the release of certain hormones that promote health. Also, the mental focus on nothingness keeps your mind from working overtime and increasing your stress level. Here’s an article on different types of meditation to help you get started.

3. Guided Imagery

It takes slightly more time to practice guided imagery, but this is a great way to leave your stress behind for a while and relax your body. Some find it easier to practice than meditation, as lots of us find it more doable to focus on ‘something’ than on ‘nothing’. You can play natural sounds in the background as you practice, to promote a more immersive experience.

4. Visualizations

Building on guided imagery, you can also imagine yourself achieving goals like becoming healthier and more relaxed, doing well at tasks, and handling conflict in better ways. Also, visualizing yourself doing well on tasks you’re trying to master actually functions like physical practice, so you can improve your performance through visualizations  as well!

5. Self-hypnosis

Self-hypnosis incorporates some of the features of guided imagery and visualizations, with the added benefit of enabling you to communicate directly you’re your subconscious mind to enhance your abilities, more easily give up bad habits, feel less pain, more effectively develophealthier habits, and even find answers to questions that may not be clear to your waking mind! It takes some practice and training, but is well worth it. Learn more about using hypnosis to manage stress in your life.

6. Exercise

Many people exercise to control weight and get in better physical condition to become more healthy or physically attractive, but exercise and stress management are also closely linked. Exercise provides a distraction from stressful situations, as well as an outlet for frustrations, and gives you a lift via endorphins as well. This article can tell you more about the stress management benefits of exercise, and help you get more active in your daily life.

7. Progressive Muscle Relaxation

By tensing and relaxing all the muscle groups in your body, you can relieve tension and feel much more relaxed in minutes, with no special training or equipment. Start by tensing all the muscles in your face, holding a tight grimace ten seconds, then completely relaxing for ten seconds. Repeat this with your neck, followed by your shoulders, etc. You can do this anywhere, and as you practice, you will find you can relax more quickly and easily, reducing tension as quickly as it starts!

8. Music

Music therapy has shown numerous health benefits for people with conditions ranging from mild (like stress) to severe (like cancer). When dealing with stress, the right music can actually lower your blood pressure, relax your body and calm your mind. Here are some suggestions of different types of music to listen to, and how to use music in your daily life for effective stress management.

9. Yoga

Yoga is one of the oldest self-improvement practices around, dating back over 5 thousand years! It combines the practices of several other stress management techniques such as breathing, meditation, imagery and movement, giving you a lot of benefit for the amount of time and energy required. Learn more about how to manage stress with yoga.

II : EAT SMART

Top diet and nutrition tips for women 

Women & Alcohol

by Harvard Health Publications

  • Focus on whole, plant-based foods. Fill most of your plate with fruits and leafy green vegetables. Also include a variety of whole grains, beans, and legumes to give you filling fiber and keep you going throughout the day. Try to find minimally-processed or locally-grown foods whenever possible and make these foods the mainstay of your diet.
  • Bone up on calcium. Women are at a greater risk than men of developing osteoporosis, so it’s important to get plenty of calcium to support your bone health. While dairy products are high in calcium, their animal fat and protein can accelerate bone loss. So also consider plant-based sources of calcium like beans, broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts, and collard greens.
  • Don’t eat too much protein. Protein is an essential part of any healthy diet, but eating too much animal-based protein—such as the levels recommended in many low-carb, high-protein diets—is particularly dangerous for women. Eating lots of protein causes calcium loss. Over time, this could lead to a decrease in bone density and osteoporosis.
  • Make sure you get enough iron. Many women don’t get enough iron in their diet. On top of that, women lose a lot of this important mineral during menstruation. Boost your intake by eating iron-rich foods such as lean red meat, dark poultry, lentils, spinach, almonds, and iron-fortified cereals.
  • Cut back on alcohol and caffeine. Women who have more than two alcoholic drinks a day are at higher risk of osteoporosis. Caffeine consumption interferes with hormone levels and also increases the loss of calcium. Try to limit alcohol consumption to one glass a day and caffeine to one cup a day.

III : WORK-OUT

Find time to workout in order for you to burn your calories which may help you glow. Here’s a sample video of basic aerobics:

 

IV : GET DRESSED

Dressing up may be considered a factor to bloom as a lady. But what outstands is how you carry yourself being you in a vogue. You can read my previous article in this blog for some fashion & style tips entitled: Notice Me! Fashion & Style Tips by Jessa Bethlene Alajar

V : SMILE

You don’t need to always wear your cosmetics to look stunning and awesome. Sometimes, all you have to bear is your catchy smile to win people. Remember, smile is the best make-up a woman can wear at all times without any effort of rowing. Just be true, be you, be Chic!

Sources:

http://stress.about.com/od/generaltechniques/tp/toptensionacts.htm

http://www.helpguide.org/life/healthy_eating_women_nutrition.htm

 

 

WATer REALLY MATTERS? by Veronica Capistrano

19 Sep

WHAT REALLY MATTERS? Does Water really matter???  Being a healthy chic is one important factor in women’s lifestyle! So better check out what really matters in our body! Here’s a few fact J

Did you know that …?

  • The human body is anywhere from 55% to 78% water depending on body size and it is the main component of human body. Did you know that your tissues and organs are mainly made up of water? Here is the percentage (%):
  1. Brain consists of 90% of water
  2. Muscle consists of 75% water
  3. Bone consists of 22% of water
  4. Blood consists of 83% water

Health benefits of drinking water

  • Drinking water helps you lose weightbecause it flushes down the by-products of fat breakdown.
  • Drinking water reduces hunger; it’s an effective appetite suppressant so you’ll eat less.
  • Helps to relieve headache and back pains due to dehydration.
  • Helps you think betterbecause your brain is mostly made up of water.
  • You’ll look younger when your skin is properly hydrated.
  • Drinking water raises your metabolism because it helps in digestion. Also Fiber and water goes hand in hand in making your daily movements comfortable that’s why it helps in constipation.
  • Less Cramps and Sprains because Proper hydration helps keep your joints and muscles lubricated, so you’ll less likely get cramps and sprains
  • Drinking water regulates your body temperature. You’ll feel more energetic when doing exercises and prevents heat strokes.
  •  Drinking plenty of water helps fight against flu and other ailments.
  • Reduce the Risk of Cancer because drinking a healthy amount of water may reduce the risks of bladder cancer and colon cancer. Water dilutes the concentration of cancer-causing agents in the urine and shortens the time in which they are in contact with bladder lining.

 

The Harmful Effects Result from Dehydration:

 

Signs and symptoms of dehydration include:

 

 

•             Tiredness

•             Migraine

•             Constipation

•             Muscle cramps

•             Irregular blood pressure

•             Kidney problems

•             Dry skin

•             20% dehydrated – Risk of death

 

 

•             Excessive thirst

•             Fatigue

•             Headache

•             Dry mouth

•             Little or no urination

•             Muscle weakness

•             Dizziness

•             Light-headedness

 

Here are some of the symptoms that you need more water:

•             Dark Urine – Dark Yellow or Orange in Color: Urine is generally pale yellow to clear when you have sufficient water intake. Dark color or strong smell indicates that you need to drink more water.

•             Dry Skin: Skin is the largest body organ and requires its share of water.

•             Thirst: Thirst is the most obvious sign that you’re already dehydrated. It is always a good practice to drink more water when you are not thirsty, don’t wait until you’re thirsty.

•             Hunger: Most people mistake hunger for the indication to eat more, whereas in actual fact, they may be dehydrated. So before you have your meal, grab a glass of water.

•             Fatigue: Water is a source of energy and gives you a boost in energy.

Cases that you need more water:

•             Environment: You need to drink additional water in hot or humid weather to help lower your body temperature and to replace what you lose through sweating. You may also need extra water in cold weather if you sweat while wearing insulated clothing. Heated, indoor air can cause your skin to lose moisture, increasing your daily fluid requirements. And altitudes greater than 2,500 meters (8,200 feet) also can affect how much water your body needs. Higher altitudes may trigger increased urination and more rapid breathing, which uses up more of your fluid reserves.

•             Illnesses or health conditions. Some signs and symptoms of illnesses, such as fever, vomiting and diarrhea, cause your body to lose extra fluids. To replace lost fluids, drink more water or oral rehydration solutions (Gatorade, Powerade, CeraLyte, others). When water loss can’t be replaced orally, intravenous water and electrolytes may be necessary. Increased water intake is nearly always advised in people with urinary tract stones. On the other hand, you may need to limit the amount of water you drink if you have certain conditions that impair excretion of water – such as heart failure and some types of kidney, liver, adrenal and thyroid diseases.

•             Pregnant or breast-feeding. Women who are pregnant or breast-feeding need additional water to stay hydrated and to replenish the fluids lost, especially when nursing. The Institute of Medicine recommends that pregnant women drink 2.3 liters (nearly 10 cups) of fluids a day and women who breast-feed consume 3.1 liters (about 13 cups) of fluids a day.

Eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day

  • Another approach to water intake is the “8 x 8 rule” – drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day (about 1.9 liters). The rule could also be stated, “Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of fluid a day,” as all fluids count toward the daily total. Though this approach isn’t supported by scientific evidence, many people use this basic rule as a guideline for how much water and other fluids to drink.

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•             The body will not function properly without enough water and can’t metabolize stored fat efficiently.

•             Retained water (fluid retention) shows up as excess weight.

•             To get rid of excess water you must drink more water.

•             Drinking water is essential to weight loss.

 

Other sources of water…

 

Water vs. other beverages
  • In an average adult diet, food provides about 20 per cent of total water intake. The remaining 80 per cent comes from beverages of all kinds.
  • Fruits and vegetables – besides being good sources of vitamins, minerals and fiber – contain lots of water. For example, oranges are 87 percent water, and cucumbers are 95 percent water. Milk, juice and other beverages also have large amounts of water. Conversely, dried fruits, nuts, grain products and baked goods generally contain less water.

 

 

  • There is a difference between drinking pure water & beverages that contain water. Fruit juice, soft drinks, coffee, etc., may contain substances that are not healthy, & actually contradict some of the positive effects of the added water.
  • Caffeinated beverages stimulate the adrenal glands and act as diuretics, robbing your body of necessary water.
  • Soft drinks contain phosphorus which can lead to depletion of bone calcium. Soda contains sodium.
  • Fruit juices contain a lot of sugar & stimulate the pancreas. These drinks may tax the body more than they cleanse it. A 12 ounce can of regular soda contains the equivalent of 9 teaspoons of sugar and loads of empty calories.

•             Other beverages also contain dehydrating agents. They may actually reduce the water reserves in the body! Drinking other beverages to the exclusion of water also causes you to lose your taste for water. This is particularly true with children as they become dependent on Sodas & juices.

 

 

Notion…

Thirst not always a reliable gauge

If you’re healthy and not in any dehydrating conditions, you can generally use your thirst as an indicator of when to drink water. But thirst isn’t always an adequate gauge of your body’s need for fluid replenishment. The older you are, the less you’re able to sense that you’re thirsty. And during vigorous exercise, an important amount of your fluid reserves may be lost before you feel thirsty. So make sure that you’re sufficiently hydrated before, during and after exercise.

Increased thirst and increased urination, both in volume and frequency, can be signs and symptoms of diabetes. With diabetes, excess blood sugar (glucose) in your body draws water from your tissues, making you feel dehydrated. To quench your thirst, you drink a lot of water and other beverages and that leads to more frequent urination. If you notice unexplained increases in your thirst and urination, see your doctor. It may not necessarily mean you have diabetes. It could be something else. And some people consume large amounts of water and experience increased urine output not associated with any underlying disease.

 

The other side of water:

Disadvantages of Drinking Pure Water

  • Pure water is the ideal liquid for hydration.  However, if you drink pure water along with an unhealthy diet, it may have some disadvantages. For example, if your diet consists primarily of unhealthy food and snacks, drinking pure water will not benefit you much due to the lack of vitamins and minerals in your diet.
  • Pure water can also be a disadvantage if you exercise in high temperatures, and you are on a no sodium diet.  In this rare case, drinking pure water will absorb the salts in your body which can cause serious complications.  Always consult a physician prior to exercising on a no or low sodium diet.
  • If you drink water from a bottle, thoroughly clean or replace the bottle often. Every time you drink, bacteria from your mouth contaminate water in the bottle. If you use a bottle repeatedly, make sure that the bottle is designed for reuse. To keep it clean, wash your container in hot, soapy water or run it through a dishwasher before refilling it.
  • Though uncommon, it’s possible to drink too much water. Drinking excessive amounts can overwhelm your kidneys’ ability to get rid of the water. This can lead to hyponatremia, a condition in which excess water intake dilutes the normal amount of sodium in the blood. People who are older, who have certain medical conditions such as congestive heart failure and cirrhosis, or who are taking certain diuretics are at higher risk of hyponatremia.

Please note that these water drinking benefits and notion are from various sources found in books and the internet. While all of them are based on scientific findings, the author advises that you always seek professional advice for your ailments and health concerns.

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