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    7-Day Flat Belly Diet Plan: Get Ready For A Total New Body

    Festivals are around the corner and there could be no time better than this to start that much thought about diet plan. And it is actually possible within a week. Wondering how to lose weight in 7 days? Give this diet plan a try and see the difference on your own. After all, being a women you want to fit in that lehenga of yours and show off that much dreamt of flat belly.

    So pull up your socks for getting that flat stomach really fast, by following these simple food rules:

    1) Chuck that C.R.A.P. out of your body
    Wondering what C.R.A.P. is? Well, it is a group of food that does no good to your body. C for caffeine, R for refined sugar, A for alcohol and P for processed food. If you remove these four food groups from your life, you can live your dream of a flat belly. One of the biggest enemies of a flat stomach, these groups cling to your bodies and make it difficult for you to lose fat.

    2) Treat yourself
    You are already doing good by resisting unnecessary food cravings but a mere treating won’t do any harm. Enjoy a cheat meal once a week, be it creamy pasta, chocolate fudge or anything delightful, it will actually help you speed up your metabolism.

    3) Go for fish-oil supplements
    Found in sardines and salmons, fish oil is a bliss food. Loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for everyone, it should definitely be included in your diet. If not consumed directly, there are a lot of fish oil supplements available in the market too. These supplements help in burning fat, thus, leading to a flat belly.

    4) Never skip breakfast
    We all know the importance of a healthy breakfast and there is a reason it is called one of the most important meals of the day. Breakfast should be consumed within an hour of waking up and should be containing all the essential nutrients our body requires.

    5) Avoid eating after 8pm
    “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper”. Dinner is something, which should be as light as possible because it is that time of the day when your digestive system is preparing to shut down. So avoid eating after 8 pm so as to give your body enough time to digest.

    8 Food Swaps that will flatten your belly in a week

    Mere swapping some food items with their healthy versions can actually change your life. It can help you in getting a flat belly with less effort. Try the following pointers and notice the difference on your own.

    1) Say bye-bye to fizzy drinks

    When we talk about fizzy drinks, the only thing it brings along with it besides taste is gas. These carbonated drinks actually fatten your belly. To prevent yourself from those unnecessary fats, swap them with flat drinks like green teas and juices.

    2) Ditch raw vegetables

    Vegetables are extremely healthy and must be included in your diet. But your body struggles to break it down when it is eaten raw. So it’s better to have steamed veggies instead of eating them raw. It’ll cut the extra efforts your stomach and gastrointestinal tract have to undergo in order to break those vegetables down.

    3) Cut the salt

    Water retention induces a puffed belly. And as salt is something which is attracted to water, it contributes in gaining extra fat. To avoid this unnecessary fat, switch to salt-free seasonings like cayenne pepper and notice the difference on your own.

    4) Probiotic yogurt

    Bacteria present in the gut have a very crucial role in the digestion of food. Its imbalance can actually disrupt the digestion system leading to a puffed belly. Indulge in probiotics like Greek yogurt in order to meet those sugar cravings without gaining extra pounds. It helps in improving intestinal mobility and thus eases digestion.

    5) Drink more fluids

    Fluids are essential for a healthy body. Especially when it comes to bloating, hydrating really helps. And what better fluid can there be than water? Drink at least 8 glasses of water to get a healthy bloat-free body to substitute those sugary drinks.

    6) Avoid the gum

    Some people have a strange habit of chewing something or the other all day long. For meeting this craving of chewing, they often end up eating gums, which do no benefit to the body at all. An amazing swap is to try munching on dry fruits like almonds, which will actually be beneficial to your body and provide it with those necessary nutrients at the same time.

    7) Chuck the carbs

    Our muscles are habitual of storing a kind of carbohydrate known as glycogen. This stored carbohydrate is only consumed when our body does some extra exercise. When we get rid of carbs, we can actually access this stored fuel and consume it off. For this avoid consuming carbs after lunch and substitute with low-carb food so that no new fat is stored.

    8) Eat your fiber

    Fiber is amazing when it comes to helping digestion. Organic fiber cereals actually prevent constipation and help you get that flat stomach quickly if consumed regularly in breakfast. Substitute high fiber oats with any traditional cereal and that flat belly isn’t far.

    Plan Ahead

    Day 1

    Ravioli & Vegetable Soup

    Pictured Recipe: Ravioli & Vegetable Soup

    Breakfast (266 calories)
    Avocado-Egg Toast
    • 1 slice whole-grain bread
    • 1/4 medium avocado
    • 1 large egg, cooked in 1/4 tsp. olive oil or coat pan with a thin layer of cooking spray (1-second spray)
    • Top egg with a pinch of salt and pepper (1/16 tsp. each)
    • 1 clementine

    Morning Snack (61 calories)
    • 1/3 cup blueberries
    • 1/4 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt

    Lunch (341 calories)
    • 2 cups Ravioli & Vegetable Soup
    • 1 Tomato-Cheddar Cheese Toast

    Afternoon Snack (93 calories)
    • 3 Tbsp. hummus
    • 1 cup sliced cucumber

    Dinner (451 calories)
    Salmon & Vegetables
    • 4 oz. baked salmon
    • 1 cup roasted Brussels sprouts
    • 1/2 cup brown rice
    • 1 Tbsp. walnuts
    • Salt and pepper to taste (1/8 tsp. each)
    Vinaigrette
    • Combine 1 1/2 tsp. each olive oil, lemon juice and maple syrup; season with salt to taste (1/8 tsp.).

    Coat Brussels sprouts in 1/2 tsp. olive oil and bake at 425 degrees F until lightly browned, about 15-20 minutes. Coat salmon with 1/4 tsp. olive oil or a thin layer of cooking spray (1 second spray), add salt and pepper to taste (1/8 tsp. each). Bake at 425 degrees F until done, about 4-6 minutes. Serve brown rice, Brussels sprouts and salmon drizzled with vinaigrette and topped with walnuts.

    Plan Ahead: Make the Maple-Nut Granola for tomorrow. You can also buy granola, to make things easier. Aim for a granola that has around 130 calories or less and less than 6 grams of sugar per 1/4 cup.

    Day 2

    Delicata Squash & Tofu Curry

    Pictured Recipe: Delicata Squash & Tofu Curry

    Breakfast (266 calories)
    Avocado-Egg Toast
    • 1 slice whole-grain bread
    • 1/4 medium avocado
    • 1 large egg, cooked in 1/4 tsp. olive oil or coat pan with a thin layer of cooking spray (1 second spray)
    • Top egg with a pinch of pepper (1/16 tsp.)
    • 1 clementine

    Morning Snack (134 calories)
    • 5 dried apricots
    • 7 walnut halves

    Lunch (295 calories)
    Leftover soup
    • 2 cups Ravioli & Vegetable Soup
    • 1 clementine

    Afternoon Snack (93 calories)
    • 3 Tbsp. hummus
    • 1 cup sliced cucumber

    Dinner (424 calories)
    • 1 1/2 cups Delicata Squash & Tofu Curry
    • 1/2 cup brown rice

    Plan Ahead: Hard-boil two eggs—save one for day five. Make the Carrot-Ginger Vinaigrette or opt for a healthy, store-bought Asian-style dressing. When buying salad dressing, choose one made with healthy fats, like olive oil or canola oil. Cook a chicken breast for tomorrow’s lunch or substitute precooked chicken or sliced chicken or turkey breast from the grocery store. When choosing deli items, go for low-sodium, preservative-free options.

    Day 3

    Moroccan-Style Stuffed Peppers

    Pictured Recipe: Moroccan-Style Stuffed Peppers

    Breakfast (267 calories)
    • 1/4 cup Maple-Nut Granola
    • 3/4 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
    • 1/2 cup blueberries

    Morning Snack (35 calories)
    • 1 clementine

    Lunch (351 calories)
    Apple & Cheddar Pita Pocket
    • 1 whole-wheat pita round (6-1/2-inch)
    • 1 Tbsp. mustard
    • 1/2 medium apple, sliced
    • 1 oz. Cheddar cheese
    • 1 cup mixed greens
    Cut pita in half and spread mustard inside. Fill with apple slices and cheese. Toast until the cheese begins to melt. Add greens and serve.

    Afternoon Snack (47 calories)
    • 1/2 medium apple

    Dinner (457 calories)
    • 1 serving (1 pepper) Moroccan-Style Stuffed Peppers
    • 2 cups spinach
    Sauté spinach in 1 tsp. of olive oil and a pinch of both salt and pepper (1/16 tsp. each)

    Evening Snack (50 calories)
    • 1 Tbsp. chocolate chips, preferably dark chocolate

    Plan Ahead: Make the Avocado-Yogurt Dip for tomorrow. You can substitute store-bought hummus for the dip, if desired.

    Day 4

    Warm Lentil Salad with Sausage & Apple

    Pictured Recipe: Warm Lentil Salad with Sausage & Apple

    Breakfast (267 calories)
    • 1/4 cup Maple-Nut Granola
    • 3/4 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
    • 1/2 cup blueberries

    Morning Snack (83 calories)
    • 1 hard boiled egg
    • 1 tsp. hot sauce, if desired

    Lunch (336 calories)
    • 2 cups mixed greens
    • 3 oz. cooked chicken breast
    • 1/2 medium red bell pepper, sliced
    • 1/4 cup grated carrots
    • 1 clementine
    • 2 Tbsp. Carrot-Ginger Vinaigrette
    Combine ingredients & top salad with vinaigrette.

    Afternoon Snack (86 calories)
    • 4 dried apricots
    • 4 walnut halves

    Dinner (444 calories)
    • 2 1/4 cup Warm Lentil Salad with Sausage & Apple
    • 1/2 cup Quick Pickled Beets

    Day 5

    Quick Chicken Tikka Masala

    Pictured Recipe: Quick Chicken Tikka Masala

    Breakfast (266 calories)
    • 1 cup all-bran cereal
    • 3/4-cup skim milk
    • 1/2 cup blueberries

    Morning Snack (101 calories)
    • 2 medium carrots
    • 2 Tbsp. Avocado-Yogurt Dip

    Lunch (314 calories)
    • 1 Tomato-Cheddar Cheese Toast
    • 2 cups mixed greens
    • 3 Tbsp. grated carrot
    • 1/2 cup cucumber, sliced
    • 1 hard-boiled egg
    • 1 Tbsp. unsalted dry-roasted almonds
    Top greens with grated carrot, cucumber, hard-boiled egg, almonds and 1 1/2 tsp. each olive oil & balsamic vinegar.

    Afternoon Snack (93 calories)
    • 3 dried apricots
    • 1/3 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
    • 1 1/2 tsp. chopped walnuts

    Dinner (427 calories)
    • 1 1/2 cups Quick Chicken Tikka Masala
    • 1/2 cup brown rice

    Plan Ahead: Cook a chicken breast for tomorrow’s lunch or substitute precooked chicken or sliced chicken or turkey breast from the grocery store. When choosing deli items, go for low-sodium, preservative-free options.

    Day 6

    Korean Beef Stir-Fry

    Pictured Recipe: Korean Beef Stir-Fry

    Breakfast (266 calories)
    • 1 cup all-bran cereal
    • 3/4-cup skim milk
    • 1/2 cup blueberries

    Morning Snack (66 calories)
    • 2 Tbsp. Avocado-Yogurt Dip
    • 1 cup sliced cucumber

    Lunch (325 calories)
    Leftover Chicken Tikka Masala
    • 1 1/2 cups Quick Chicken Tikka Masala
    • 1 cup spinach
    Reheat the chicken on top of the spinach in the microwave.

    Afternoon Snack (35 calories)
    • 1 clementine

    Dinner (507 calories)
    • 2 cups Korean Beef Stir-Fry
    • 1/2 cup, cooked buckwheat soba noodles (about 1 ounce dry noodles)

    Day 7

    Pictured Recipe: Wild Mushroom Pizza with Arugula & Pecorino

    Breakfast (266 calories)
    • 1 cup all-bran cereal
    • 3/4-cup skim milk
    • 1/2 cup blueberries

    Morning Snack (117 calories)
    • 4 Tbsp. Avocado-Yogurt Dip
    • 1 cup sliced cucumber

    Lunch (301 calories)
    • 2 cups mixed greens
    • 3 oz. cooked chicken breast
    • 1/2 medium red bell pepper, sliced
    • 1/4 cup grated carrots
    • 2 Tbsp. Carrot-Ginger Vinaigrette
    Combine ingredients and top salad with vinaigrette.

    Afternoon Snack (42 calories)
    • 5 dried apricots

    Dinner (494 calories)
    • 1 serving (1/4 pizza) Wild Mushroom Pizza with Arugula & Pecorino

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    The Fastest Exercises To Tone Your Butt And Slim Your Legs! You Must Try!

    Sexy, slim legs

    Want mini-skirt worthy legs? These moves will get you there in no time at all. Pick a few moves, or try them all to sculpt your butt, hamstrings, quads, thighs, and calves.

    Warrior III

    This yoga move can tone your legs, and core too.

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    How to do it: Stand with the feet together, and lift up the left leg with a pointed toe, putting your body weight onto the standing, right leg. Continue to lift your leg and drop the head and torso so they form a straight horizontal line from head to toe with the arms at your sides. Engage your core and make sure the left thigh, hip, and toes are aligned. Remain facing down and keep your back as straight as possible. Ensure your right knee doesn’t lock and center the weight on the middle of the foot. Hold for 5 breaths and then slowly return to standing.

    Switch legs and repeat.

    Lunge like a Ballerina

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    Lunges is one of the best leg toning exercises, but this ballet-inspired lunge will shape those legs in half the time, says Laurie Alfano, Director of Education for Xtend Barre in Boca Raton, Florida. To do it: put one leg forward and one back, making sure both heels are on the ground. Lift both heels up off the floor and then lunge down. Do 10 small pulses (raising up and down a few inches in each direction) before switching legs. Be sure to keep your chest lifted and abs in and if you need frontal support, grab a ballet barre or chair. “This short stance lunge ‘en releve’ (on the balls of the feet) will work the thighs, glutes, hamstrings and calves.”

    Combine Strength and Power

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    “To build lean and strong legs, you need a mix of strength and power, which will also help you to burn more calories faster,” says Marta Montenegro, an exercise physiologist in Miami, Florida. “Perform a lunge around the clock (starting at 6 and ending at 10, which is a side lunge), and do 3 sets of 12-15 reps and right after that, do split jumps (no weight, switching the leg position every time you land for 15 counts) to fully engage all the muscle fibers.”

    Chair Squat

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    This is a perfect move for beginners, and we’re betting you’re sitting on the only equipment you need as you read this. Hint: If you have a chair (and your glutes), you’re good to go.

    How to do it: Begin standing with your back to a chair, feet hip-width apart. While keeping your weight centered on your heels, draw in your abs and hinge forward at the hips slowly lowering your butt toward the chair. Pause right before you would sit down and return to standing while keeping the core engaged.

    Do 3 sets of 10-15 reps.

    Low Lunge Hover

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    This standing move works both the legs and butt.

    How to do it: Stand with feet hip-width apart before stepping your right foot back, and lowering into lunge stance with the left knee over the ankle. Bring your arms over your head and hinge forward from the waist. Lower the chest forward toward the thighs as your arms reach forward. Lift the right leg while straightening the left. Hold for 3 breaths before returning to the starting lunge position.

    Sissy Squat

    Targets quads, hamstrings, and calves

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    Stand with feet hip-width apart with right side next to a chair, right hand holding seat back.
    Rise up onto toes (heels off floor) and bend knees 90 degrees as you lean torso back 45 degrees (so that body forms a straight line from knees to shoulders, abs tight.)
    Return to standing on toes. Do 2 to 3 sets of 15 to 20 reps.

    Tt’s All About the Calories

    To slim your legs and reduce fat, lose no more than two pounds per week by creating a daily caloric deficit of 1,000 calories. Although it might be tempting to severely cut calories to see quick results, drastic measures are hard to maintain in the long run. They can slow your metabolism, make you feel deprived and sluggish, and the weight you lose is often muscle tissue and water weight. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, two pounds per week is healthy to manage and work into your lifestyle.

    Skip the Sugar

    Part of your daily caloric deficit comes from dietary changes. Instead of eating high-calorie foods that contain a lot of sugar, and saturated and trans fats, emphasize low-calorie foods. Replace processed foods like cookies, doughnuts, and candy, with healthier fare, such as fruits, whole grains, veggies, low-fat dairy and lean protein. Eat from smaller plates so you consume fewer calories, and establish a diet that doesn’t feel restrictive so you can make it part of your new healthy lifestyle.

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    10 Habits Help You Lose Weight By Balance Your Hormones!

    Losing weight can certainly be a struggle. With all of the different diets, drinks, pills, and powders on the market claiming to be the best weight loss solution, figuring out where to start can be challenging.

    Dr. Sara Gottfried, a Harvard-trained MD and best-selling author, has decided to share her secrets for weight loss and better overall health through the establishment of a balance of hormones. She’s created a course titled “How to Balance Your Hormones For Glowing Skin, Deeper Sleep & Better Digestion.” Excess weight gain creates inflammation and oxidative stress in the body, promoting even more fat storage. This creates a vicious cycle of hormonal imbalance, symptoms and disease that can greatly affect your health. According to Gottfried, the key to improving your health and losing weight is to reverse hormonal misfires, which in turn can help you control cravings and lessen the storage of fat in the body — especially belly fat.

    Gottfried stresses that not all calories are the same. Calories from some foods make you store belly fat, while other foods make you keep muscle and burn fat, so the ten key strategies she suggests mainly involve food. She explains that reducing your belly fat involves resetting the belly fat hormones — insulin, leptin, cortisol, growth hormone, and adiponectin.

    Eat Protein

    The consumption of protein stimulates the fat burning process and keeps you full, so you should increase the intake of protein-rich foods, such as beans, lentils, and legumes.

    Practice HIIT

    High-intensity interval training (HIIT) helps you burn body fat. This workout includes exercising at a high intensity for 30-75 seconds, with a 2-3 minute break in between, consisted of exercising at a lower intensity.

    Avoid Gluten and Dairy

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    Gluten and dairy are the most common food intolerances, and their avoidance will help you lose weight, and treat inflammation, and insulin resistance.

    Ditch the Alcohol

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    Liquid calories from soda, sugary juices, and alcohol help store belly fat. If you’re serious about losing body fat and losing weight, there’s no room for alcohol in your diet.alcohol beer

    Remove Gluten and Dairy

    Gluten and dairy are the most common food intolerances. Research suggests that going gluten free can reduce fatness, inflammation, and insulin resistance. Food intolerances tend to raise stress hormones such as cortisol, and they can trigger inflammation.

    Manage Stress

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    Chronic stress raises cortisol levels which can lead to weight gain, fat storage, and the breakdown of muscles. Find a way to manage your stress, whether it’s through essential oil baths, yoga, meditation, exercise, or a creative outlet.

    Eat Purslane

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    Purslane is the richest source of omega-3s, which reverse the harmful effects of fructose, and is also high in other beneficial nutrients, so it helps you lose weight, and improve your memory and learning skills.

    A Mini Fast

    Intermittent fasting will help you reduce reducing visceral fat, and Gottfried suggests an 18-hour window for women and a 16-hour window for men.

    Limit Fructose

    Fructose is the most metabolically hurtful sugar. It doesn’t tell your brain when you’re full, so you still feel hungry and keep eating. Fructose goes straight to the liver where it creates fat and triggers insulin and leptin resistance, resulting in inflammation, a stressed liver, and more visceral fat.

    Get Enough Sleep

    In order to burn visceral fat, the body needs 7 to 8.5 hours of uninterrupted sleep. Sleep keeps cortisol and insulin levels in check, so make sure you’re getting a good night’s rest on a regular basis.

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    Do You Have Gap Between Teeth? This Is What It Really Mean

    Physical features have been the objects of study in deciphering the character traits of people. Though not that prominent, the gap between front teeth has always been interpreted in different ways. It is estimated that in India alone there are more than a million people with gap between their front teeth. If you are one among the group or would have an acquaintance with such a feature, then this article shall be of high interest to you in order to be able to understand the personality better.

    If you have a gap between your two front teeth, it is considered to be lucky. But, then again there are some people who spend a lot of money on dental care trying to cover the gap. The gap between your teeth surely looks ugly if the gap is wide enough to pull your tongue through it! It is quite interesting, however, and you might change your mind after reading these facts about the gap in your front teeth.

    TOO INTELLIGENT

    It is said that if you have a gap between your two front teeth, you are considered to be very intelligent. It also means that you have very good creative skills. So, if you have a gap between your two front teeth, you are surely Einstein!

    TALKATIVE

    Do you know why you are a jabber mouth? One of the reasons why you love to talk is because it is said that people who have a gap between their front teeth have this personality in them. They love to talk right through the day.

    GOOD WITH MONEY

    It is said that people who have a gap between their two front teeth knows how to deal with financial matters in a fine manner. It also means that they have the ability to be at extreme ends where they can save their money or be a spendthrift too.

    HEALTHY EATERS

    Those who have a gap in their front teeth are considered to be healthy eaters. They love to eat and try their palates to different types of food. Is this true with you?

    CAREER WISE

    Among all the luck in the world, it is said that when it comes to career, people who have a gap between their two front teeth will have a steady career. They will also grow up to be a very successful people too. So, if you are one of those people who have a gap between the two front upper teeth, you are in luck. These are some of the facts about having a gap between your two front upper teeth.

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    Most Heart-Touching Story Ever: Respect Your Parents At Their Old Age

    An 80 year old man was sitting on the sofa in his house along with his 45 years old highly educated son. Suddenly a crow perched on their window.

    The Father asked his Son, “What is this?” The Son replied “It is a crow”. After a few minutes, the Father asked his Son the 2nd time, “What is this?” The Son said “Father, I have just now told you “It’s a crow”. After a little while, the old Father again asked his Son the 3rd time, What is this?” At this time some expression of irritation was felt in the Son’s tone when he said to his Father with a rebuff. “It’s a crow, a crow”.A little after, the Father again asked his Son the 4th time, “What is this?”

    This time the Son shouted at his Father, “Why do you keep asking me the same question again and again, although I have told you so many times ‘IT IS A CROW’. Are you not able to understand this?”

    A little later the Father went to his room and came back with an old tattered diary, which he had maintained since his Son was born. On opening a page, he asked his Son to read that page. When the son read it, the following words were written in the diary :-

    “Today my little son aged three was sitting with me on the sofa, when a crow was sitting on the window. My Son asked me 23 times what it was, and I replied to him all 23 times that it was a Crow. I hugged him lovingly each time he asked me the same question again and again for 23 times. I did not at all feel irritated I rather felt affection for my innocent child”.

    While the little child asked him 23 times “What is this”, the Father had felt no irritation in replying to the same question all 23 times and when today the Father asked his Son the same question just 4 times, the Son felt irritated and annoyed.

    So..

    If your parents attain old age, do not repulse them or look at them as a burden, but speak to them a gracious word, be cool, obedient, humble and kind to them. Be considerate to your parents.From today say this aloud, “I want to see my parents happy forever. They have cared for me ever since I was a little child. They have always showered their selfless love on me.

    They crossed all mountains and valleys without seeing the storm and heat to make me a person presentable in the society today”. Say a prayer to God, “I will serve my old parents in the BEST way. I will say all good and kind words to my dear parents, no matter how they behave.

    Thanks for spending your time on reading this story……

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    No More Exercises: Melt Cellulite And Excess Fat From Thighs With These Amazing Remedies

    Cellulite? Just the mere mention of the word can make many women shiver. Looking in the mirror and seeing cellulite developing on your own body though can be nothing short of traumatic!!

    If you’re suffering from cellulite right now (which is highly likely since you’re here looking for natural and home remedies for cellulite) then you’ll know what we’re talking about. Fortunately, you can get rid of cellulite quite easily (and for good) with the natural cures we are about to list. And you don’t need to spend a fortune either! You do, however, need to invest a certain amount of time, money and effort if you want real results. The ultimate reward of being able to finally wear that short skirt or bikini (and actually feel comfortable showing off your body instead of covering it up) will certainly make it all worthwhile though.

    So What Is Cellulite and What Actually Causes It?

    It’s estimated that around 85% of women suffer from cellulite, and in the over 30’s group, it’s up around 95%. Of the women who do suffer from cellulite, it would be safe to say that 100% of them hate it with a passion! This problem also affects women of every shape and size too, which lays to rest the mistaken belief that you must be overweight or “fat” to have cellulite. The most prone areas of the body are the thighs, back of the legs, hips, buttocks and stomach.

    Cellulite is made up of free-floating fat cells that lie just beneath the skins surface (these lumpy little fatty deposits look just like cottage cheese or cheesecake dimples). The “cellulite dimples” start to become really noticeable when the connective tissues that hold the skin and muscle together develop a thick layer of this fat between them. As this “free floating” fat accumulates and expands in size, it pushes up against the skin, which gives the lumpy appearance and dimpling effect. Hormonal changes and a build-up of toxins and chemicals in the body, particularly in the fat cells, are the two most common causes of this condition. Here are some others…

    Unhealthy diet.
    Fad dieting.
    Sluggish metabolism.
    Lack of anaerobic exercise.
    Dehydration
    Poor circulation
    Lack of collagen strength and health
    Thickness and color of skin.

    Treating Cellulite is Big Business…

    Billions of dollars are spent each year by women on cellulite reduction. Costs can range anywhere from $20-$30 for a cellulite reduction cream, to around $5,000-$7,000 for the latest treatments such as Cellulaze and PelleFirm. There’s also the plastic surgery option of liposuction if you have more money than you know what to do with! But the fact is, spending a fortune on the latest medi-spa treatment, laser treatment, exfoliated massage or firming product is a just a waste of your hard earned money. Although you may notice an improvement (sometimes) it’s usually only minimal and doesn’t last very long (which many women fail to realize beforehand). You also need to continue to have regular treatments all year round, which further empties your bank account whilst filling up your beauticians or surgeons.

    So our advice for anyone who’s even thinking about going down this expensive road is, firstly… don’t do it! But if that isn’t enough then at least talk to five independent people beforehand (in person or online) who’ve had the procedure done or used the product you’re thinking about using and see what they have to say. Find out if the cost is worth the reward.

    Secondly, don’t listen to any sales people, beauticians or surgeons that are associated with these products or procedures. Of course they’re going to tell you it’s the best cellulite treatment on the planet!! And the truth is, you don’t need their expensive methods anyway. You absolutely can get rid of your cellulite using natural and home remedies, as long as you are willing to follow some basic guidelines and put in some consistent effort. Here’s how…

    Remedy to Burn Thigh Fat and Cellulite

    Apple cider vinegar can get rid of cellulite due to the presence of minerals, potassium, magnesium, and calcium. All these elements play an important role in resisting toxic substances and water retention around the thighs and stomachs.

    In turn, bloating and cellulite decreases. In addition to this, apple cider vinegar also helps to lose weight and low fat means less cellulite pocket.

    1. Mix one part apple cider vinegar with two parts water. If you want, add a little honey, rub the solution on the affected areas, leave it for 30 minutes, and then rinse it with warm water. Repeat this treatment twice until you get the desired results.
    2. Alternatively, add apple cider vinegar and water in equal parts, rub it on the affected area, then wrap the area with a plastic sheet and place a hot towel on it for an hour. Finally, remove the wrap and rinse the area with lukewarm water. Do this one time, until you get rid of your cellulite completely.
    3. You can also mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and a spoon of honey, and regularly drink twice a day.

    Apart from using Apple Cider Vinegar remedies, you should also keep doing exercises like squat, paddling, spot jogging etc to ensure proper blood flow in the thigh and buttocks. Flowing blood will help ACV’s fat burning properties to muscles and carry out the dissolved fat particles.

    Watch this video for more details

     

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    Here’s a simple solution how to remove a double chin (RECIPE)!

    People who have doubled chin using various tricks to hide it. 

    In most cases, fatty deposits under the chin are because of overweight.

    Sagging skin can also be result of the skin ages and loses elasticity.


    Glycerin

    You can also make a natural mask with glycerin to get rid of double chin.

    Make a mask by mixing one tablespoon of glycerin, a half tablespoon of Epsom salt and a few drops of peppermint oil.

    Use a cotton pad to apply it on the neck and chin area.

    Leave it for a few minutes, so it is absorbed into the skin.

    Wash the area thoroughly with cold water.

    Do this three to five times a week in order to get positive results.

    Exercise can also help. You can see the exercise on the photo, straining the chin, or work with these muscles leads to loss of excess skin and fat that is gathered on this area.

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    How To Remove An Ingrown Toenail With 3 Easy Steps!

    An ingrown toenail is a toenail that has grown into the skin instead of over it. This usually happens to the big toe, but it can also happen to other toes. An ingrown toenail can get infected. It may be painful, red, and swollen, and it may drain pus. An ingrown toenail can have a number of different causes. Cutting your toenail too short or rounding the edge of the nail can cause it to grow into the skin. Wearing shoes or socks that don’t fit well can also cause an ingrown toenail.

    If your shoes are too tight, they might press the nail into the toe and cause it to grow into the skin.

    You can get an ingrown toenail if you hurt your toe, such as stubbing it. This can cause the nail to grow inward. Repeating an activity that injuries the nail, such as kicking a soccer ball, can also cause an ingrown nail.

    The good news is that you can avoid an expensive hospital bill and take care of this problem at home.

    How to Remove an Ingrown Toenail Without Surgery

    Start by making your nails and skin softer by preparing a hot bath. Add 3 tablespoons of baking soda in around 5 liters of water. Also, you can add some salt if you want. The water temperature should not be higher than 37 degrees centigrade. After you soak your feet, pull out the ingrown nail.

    You can take a sticking plaster to apply it on the noticed ingrown toenail area. This will ease the process because the toenail will become more accessible.

    Raise the end of the nail by placing a small amount of cotton between the skin and the nail using tweezers. Apply some antibacterial cream like iodine before placing the cotton on the affected area. Change the cotton and the wrapper in every 24 hours for 15 days. After these 15 days, your nail should be normal again.

    If it is hard for you to put the cotton between the skin and the nail, prepare a mixture of 1 tablespoon of raw honey with 1 ground garlic clove or Aloe Vera and place it on the affected area. This mixture has potent antiseptic properties.

    Do not forget that the most important parts of this method are skin softening and changing the used cotton during the procedure.

    When done with the procedure, rub the outer part of the nail. Also, do pedicures regularly and if in the future there is some infection or pus on the nail, consult with a doctor.

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    10 Most Common Hair Care Mistakes That Most Women Are Making!

    Every woman dreams of having long, healthy shiny hair. Natural treatments offer various advantages. In this article we’re going to present you the most effective home remedies for hair growth.

    But, first you should be aware of the common hair care mistakes:

    1. Skipping heat protection;
    2. Using hot irons on damp hair;
    3. Intense towel drying (toss out the towel and use an old t-shirt instead);
    4. Brushing the ends only (in order to keep it healthy you need to brush your hair correctly).
    5. You should avoid using elastics and barrettes that pull on your hair;
    6. Do not use head styling when possible;
    7. Keep dry hair hydrated with some conditioner;
    8. You must take care of your hair after straightening;
    9. By drinking a lot of water you can treat dry, rough and wavy hair;
    10. When detangling your hair, utilize your fingers or a wide-tooth comb instead of a brush in order to prevent breakage and preserve the shape of your curls;

    Hair Growth Cycle:

    During its growth the hair goes through 3 stages:

    • The Anagen stage – In this stage the hair growth is actually seen. The lengthening happens due to follicles which divide.
    • The Catagen stage – In this phase the hair growth stops and the hair shaft is pushed up nearby the surface while the follicle shrinks.
    • The Telogen phase – This phase lasts around 2-4 months and is called resting phase. Once this phase is over, the hair starts to grow again.

    Note: Because of hormonal imbalance, excessive stress and unhealthy diet the hair growth starts to slow down.

    Effective Home Remedies for Hair Growth:

    Onion Juice:

    Onion juice contains great amount of sulfur which accelerates collagen production in the tissue. This is the oldest natural cure and definitely the most effective for hair growth:

    Directions:

    1. Chop red onions into small pieces.
    2. Obtain juice by squeezing them.
    3. After applying it on the scalp, wait for 15 minutes.
    4. Use mild shampoo to rinse the scalp.

    Apple Cider Vinegar:

    The apple cider vinegar cleans the scalp and maintains the pH balance. This results with accelerated hair growth.

    Directions:

    1. First, you need to wash your hair.
    2. To obtain 1L of solution- add 75ml of apple cider vinegar in 1L of water.

    If you want to make smaller amount- add 15 ml of apple cider vinegar in warm filtered water.

    1. Use this cup of water after washing the hair.

    Potato Juice:

    Most people are not familiar with beneficial properties of potato juice. Potato is rich in Vitamin C, A and B which are important for hair growth.

    Directions:

    1. Put potatoes in a juicer.
    2. Apply the potato juice on the scalp.
    3. Wait for 15 minutes.
    4. Rinse it with a mild shampoo.

    Egg Mask:

    Egg is rich in sulfur, selenium, iodine, zinc, phosphorous and iron. It contain proteins which help in hair growth.

    Directions:

    1. Use one egg white.
    2. Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil and honey.
    3. Mix it until a smooth paste is formed.
    4. Apply it gently on the whole hair.
    5. Wait for 20 minutes.
    6. First rinse with cool water, then use shampoo.

    Fenugreek:

    This is widely used remedy. It accelerates the hair growth and protects the hair’s natural color.

    Directions:

    1. Take 1 teaspoon of the fenugreek paste.
    2. Then, add 2 teaspoons of coconut milk in the paste.
    3. Put it on your whole hair and scalp.
    4. Wait for 30 minutes.
    5. Rinse it with a mild shampoo.

    Henna Pack:

    From dry and lifeless henna pack makes the hair shiny and silky and even adds color. It helps the hair growth as it makes the hair roots stronger.

    Directions:

    1. Make a mixture of 1 cup of dry henna powder and ½ cup of yogurt.
    2. Apply it on the entire hair (from its roots to hair ends).
    3. Leave the mixture until it is dried completely.
    4. Wash with a mild shampoo.

    Cayenne pepper:

    Cayenne pepper is rich in Capsaicin. It activates the nerves and increases the blood flow in the scalp. This results with increased absorption of nutrients and improved hair growth.

    Directions:

    1. Make a mixture with 1 teaspoon of pepper powder and 2 teaspoons of olive oil.
    2. Apply it on the area where the hair is thin.
    3. Rinse with cold water.

    Indian gooseberry (amla):

    Amla is rich in antioxidants and vitamin C which are two highly important nutrients that strengthen hair and improve hair color.

    Directions:

    1. Make a mixture from 2 teaspoons of amla powder or juice with 2 teaspoons of lime juice.
    2. Put it on your scalp properly and wait until it is dried.
    3. Wash the hair with warm water.

    Coconut Milk:

    It is rich in potassium, iron, and essential fats and that is why it helps in hair growth and prevents breakage.

    Directions:

    1. Obtain the milk of a coconut.
    2. Apply it on the affected areas.
    3. Keep it overnight.
    4. Wash with cold water the next day.

    Green Tea:

    Green tea is rich in antioxidants, it prevents hair loss and boosts hair growth.

    Directions:

    1. Apply warm green tea (on the whole scalp).
    2. Wait for an hour.
    3. Wash with cold water.

    Cumin Seeds:

    Cumin seeds are rich in numerous nutrients and various vitamins which are beneficial for hair care.

    Directions:

    1. Put cumin seeds in olive oil or castor oil.
    2. Leave them soaked overnight.
    3. The next morning, apply the mixture on the affected areas.
    4. After 15 minutes rinse with a mild shampoo.

    If you find this article useful, don’t forget to share it with your friends and family as you can help someone in need. Thanks.

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    Effective And Fast Nail Growth With These Natural Home Remedies!

    The nails have a protein called keratin. The toe nails usually develop faster than the finger nails. There are many factors that can contribute to slow the growth of the nails like lack of nutrients, health problems, hormonal changes and medicines.

    We will present you few natural remedies that can accelerate the nail growth.

    *Garlic*

    The garlic is great for the nail growth. It protects the nails from infections as it contains antibacterial and antifungal properties. It makes the nails thick and smooth. Cut and clove in half and rub it gently on the fingers. Let it stay for few minutes to absorb in the skin and nails. You can also make a paste of few garlic cloves. Apply it on the nails and leave it for five minutes. You will notice the results very soon.

    *Vitamin E*

    This vitamin is very important for healthy nails and hair and it also stimulates their growth. Mix vitamin E and some essential oil and warm up the mixture. Dip the nails in it before going to sleep. Let it stay overnights and you will be amazed by the results in the morning.

    -Night treatment-

    Open two or three vitamin E capsules and apply it on the nails. Put manicure gloves on the hands and go to sleep. In the morning, take off the gloves and you will see the difference. Do it for one week to get optimal results.

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    Psychological Test: Give Us Your Choice Of Fake Family, We Will Reveal Something Very Interesting About You

    Psychologists use tests and other different assessment tools to observe and understand client’s behavior to get a diagnosis and guide treatment if it’s necessary.

    There is nothing to fear about these tests because they are not like usual tests. And you definitely don’t need to study for it. It’s just an opportunity for experienced psychologists to understand how you see your surroundings and according to that, they can determine the best way to help you.

    This test is just one example. If you think test is accurate, let us know!

    You need to answer the following question: Can You Tell Which One Is NOT A Family?

    If your answer # 1

    You’re not a family-oriented person, and maybe you’ve grown without a strong father figure. As you have noticed, the father looks like he does not care, and the mother keeps him away from the child.

    You like to help others and try to make positive changes in the lives of other people, but you are not sure what the actual family is.

    If your answer # 2

    You are a true family person, aware of the importance of it, and your family is always your priority. Parents in the picture are more focused on themselves, the woman wears a mini skirt, and the father ignores them.

    You believe in strong and stable relationships, love marriage and a happy environment for all family members.

    If your answer # 3

    This image shows a happy family and love, two parents who love and care for their child. If you believe this family is fake, you may have a traumatic psychological illness, as a result of life in a dysfunctional family.

    If one of your parents has been an alcoholic, used a drug, or suffered mental illness, your mind can recognize such a picture for the family and that is why you recognize this kind of false family.

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    If Your Husband Does These Ugly Things, He’s Absolutely Not A Good Partner At All

    OK, so you aren’t an awful husband. But there are some pretty awful things you definitely don’t want creeping into your marriage. Your wife deserves better than a husband with any of these 10 ugly habits.

    1. Critical

    Please watch yourself and don’t get caught in the trap of criticizing your wife. Choose to see the good in your wife. Compliment her on all the things she is doing right. Next time you find yourself wanting to tell her something you don’t like about her, switch it around and pay her a sincere compliment. She will love it.

    2. Treats you like an object

    Please, husbands! Your wife isn’t an object. She is your wife, your best friend and your queen. She deserves your utmost respect, especially when it comes to sexual intimacy. Always respect her and her body and work on establishing emotional connection and trust before thinking about sharing sexual intimacy with your wife. Sex can be the most unifying, fulfilling and beautiful thing in marriage when you both treat each other respectfully.

    3. Uses crude or dirty language

    Husbands, come on. You aren’t teenage boys anymore (and even then, bad language wasn’t really cool). Watch your mouth. Work to cut the swearing habit, and remove crude, rude and dirty language from your vocabulary. You may be amazed at all the other words available for use in expressing your feelings. Your wife deserves to hear words that a gentleman would speak, not a raga-muffin. Buy yourself a dictionary. OK, not really, but try some new words. Your wife will be tickled pink and others will think you’re much more intelligent.

    4. Has too high of expectations

    The last thing your sweet wife needs to hear is that she doesn’t measure up to your unrealistic expectations. Please don’t compare your wife’s body, budgeting skills, or parenting skills to so-and-so down the street. Your comparisons will, over time, crush her self-esteem. Decide to be kind, to be patient, to be forgiving and to be flexible. The more you emphasize all of her positive qualities, the more she will naturally start living up to those positive compliments and become the woman you describe, and more.

    5. Loses his temper often

    You are a grown man. Yelling at your wife is not appropriate, effective or helpful. Hitting is completely off limits. Rage, lashing out, throwing things and threatening are all forms of abuse. You can learn to control your temper. You can learn to respond calmly and with love. As you do, your wife will feel safe with you and love being around you.

    6. Lies and cheats

    If you think you can sneak off with that babe from work and your wife will never know, then you’re kidding yourself and in for a very rude awakening. And honestly, even if your wife never found out, it’s still wrong. Don’t throw away everything that is truly meaningful for a fleeting moment of pleasure. Choose to be honest. Choose to be loyal. Live up to those promises you made to your bride. She deserves all that, and more.

    7. Doesn’t help out around the house

    Seriously? You may bring in half the income, or all of it, but that doesn’t mean you can chill on the couch while your wife cleans, tidies and washes dishes day-in and day-out. Kick it up a notch and offer to help out. Clean the toilet (yes, the one you use every day), carry in the groceries or unload the dishwasher (oh, the horror). You and your wife are a team and ought to work side by side creating the home of your dreams.

    8. Views pornography

    This is one sure way to ruin your marriage, your life and your future. Simply put, don’t view pornography and let your eyes linger everywhere you go. Look inward and decide to choose a better path. If you are entrenched in the ugly habit of pornography, seek out professional help (there are many great resources to turn to). Find a counselor who can help you begin the process of becoming free from this addiction. You have to want change for yourself and for those you love. So dig deep and decide what kind of life you really want.

    9. Doesn’t give you the time of day

    You have a wife. You lucky guy. Please don’t forget about her. Don’t be too busy to call her, text her or recognize her when she walks in the room. The next time you see her, give her a big hug and tell her you love her. Let her know she is your top priority by putting her first – ahead of work, time with your buddies, or watching that game. Sit on the couch and talk to her. Tell her about your day, your thoughts, your worries, and your funny experiences. Beware, you may find that sparks suddenly start flying around like crazy.

    10. Controlling

    Believe it or not, you aren’t always right. And your beautiful wife is actually very good at making her own decisions (and typically she makes very good decisions). So stop feeling like you need to control where she’s going, what she’s doing, how much she’s spending and more. Instead of stressing about that, work together as a team, encouraging and supporting each other. Let your wife be her own person, and give her wings to fly.

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