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    5 Treatments for Cellulite That Really Work



    Ah, the C word. Cellulite is nothing to be ashamed of—because let’s face it: Most of us have it. Seriously, it's believed to occur in roughly 90 percent of post-adolescent females. A number of variables factor into the development of the unappealing dimpling, but none of that matters when you just want it to go away. These five remedies for cellulite may seem weird, but they're actually pretty effective. 

    Coffee Scrub
    Caffeine dilates blood vessels, which tightens the outer tissues of the skin. Used on skin, it also lets your body release toxins and metabolize fat. Making your own coffee scrub is super simple—just combine unused grounds with some of your favorite skin oils—like almond or olive—and you're done!

    Seaweed Baths
    Thalassotherapy is a French skin-care treatment that involves applying hot water and seaweed to the skin—either in the form of a bath or a "wrap." Seaweed has a high volume of iodine, which increases thyroid function and local circulation of blood flow to minimize cellulite.

    Gelatin
    Consuming gelatin—which isn't packed with sugar—has lots of health and body benefits, but it's incredibly efficient in increasing collagen production. Gelatin powder can be found at any health food store and most grocery stores—just mix it into your favorite beverage once daily to counteract collagen deficiency, which is partly to blame for cellulite in the first place. And yes, JELL-O counts.

    Cellulite MD Cellulite Cream
    We love this cream because it is ultra hydrating due to its antioxidant rich ingredients. Its formula is paraben free, hypoallergenic, and non comedogenic. Over a few weeks time it visibly diminished the appearance of cellulite and smoothed out the problem areas. There was a noticeable in less than 2 weeks time. 

    How To Tone Your Butt Using Only A Stability Ball | The Only Equipment You Need To Build A Booty

    You're welcome.

    One of the best pieces of gym equipment ever created is the stability (a.k.a. swiss) (a.k.a bonsu) ball. And it’s much more versatile than you can ever imagine. When we asked people what they thought the use was for the stability ball there was the overwhelming same response of “For core exercises”

    While it is great for working out your core, in reality, this ball can also assist you in toning your butt, hamstrings, and thighs as well. The following is a full workout routine that challenges not only your core but your entire lower body such as your thighs, glutes, and your hamstrings. 

    So why and how does it work so well? First you you gotta understand that in order to build muscle you must first break down the muscle.  By activating the deepest stabilizing muscles in your core and your butt, and by raising your body off the ground, you essentially increase the range of motion in your hips so you can better target and break down your glute muscles leading to a great workout. 

    Do this workout once or twice a week. Perform the circuit in order, moving from one exercise to the next without resting. After you've completed all four moves, rest up to one minute, then repeat twice for three total sets.

    HAMSTRING CURLS

    How to: Lie on a yoga mat lie on your back face up. Place both your heels shoulder width apart on a stability ball, then lift your hips making sure your body is a straight line from your shoulders to your feet (a). Pull your heels towards your butt and make sure to roll the ball as close to you as you possibly can (b). Pause and squeeze for a count of "One-one thousand. After your count reverse back to your original position using the exact movement. That is 1 rep. Your goal is to do 3 sets of 12-15 reps. Always remember quality over quantity. 

    ONE-LEG GLUTE LIFT

    How to: Rest your shoulders and the upper portion of your back on a stability ball and position your feet Shoulder width apart. Bend your knees at a 90 degree angle to ensure your body makes a line from your knees to your shoulders. Squeeze your butt and lift your left leg (a), afterwards lower your hips toward the floor (b). Press your right heel to return to start. You have now finished 1 rep. Set a goal to do 12-15 reps on one side. Then make sure you switch sides and repeat

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    ELEVATED LEG LIFT PLANK

    How to: Its the same as doing a pushup except place your feet and shins on top of the bonsu ball (a). Tighten your abs and obliques and flex your butt simultaneosly as you bring your right leg off the ball and out to the side (b). Hold and count "One-one thousand, then return your right leg to its initial position. Do the same thing except with your left leg. Do this a total of 8-10 reps per leg 

    REVERSE HYPER-EXTENSION

    How To Perform: Place your belly, thighs, and hips on a bonsu ball and reach down in front of you and place your hands on the floor(a). Lift your legs into the air slow and steady while at the same time squeezing your butt and lifting your thighs off the ball (b). Steadily move back to your original position, making sure the ball remains stationary. Perform this a total of 12-15 reps

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    Does Your Diet Always Go By The Wayside By Dinner? Follow These 5 Strategies To End The Madness

    Does Your Diet Always Go By The Wayside By Dinner? Follow These 5 Strategies To End The Madness

    No matter how dedicated you are to your weight-loss plan, dinner always seems to be the meal that throws people off, and the culprit isn’t always what you’re eating. Sure, you might have planned to cook healthy meals, but you’ve also got to consider when you’re eating, what you’re drinking, and what the rest of your day has looked like leading up to your evening meal.

    “All the time the one thing I hear from clients is that they are so good during the day but then they blow it at dinner and or after dinner” says John Rayner, R.D., owner of ArcNutrition “But then I ask what happened during the day that they were ‘so good?." It usually boils down to skipping breakfast, or eating too little during the day.”

    Now really contemplate that—dinner comes with a few extra choices and options that can throw you off your weight-loss game. For example, you likely eat breakfast shortly after waking up, so there’s no question of timing, and at lunch, you probably don’t have alcohol (at least not on weekdays). But when it comes time for dinner, these extra variables can complicate what you thought was just your third meal of the day.

    That might seem like a lot to consider for just one meal, but if you implement just a few simple strategies, you won’t have to worry about your meal affecting your waistline, and eventually, they’ll likely turn into lasting healthy habits.


    1) AVOID EATING DINNER LATE AT NIGHT

    “Late” can mean different things depending on your schedule, but the point here is to not wait so long to eat that you’re so ravenous and will scarf down way more than you actually wanted or needed for dinner, says Keri Gans, R.D., author of The Small Change Diet.

    Another reason to eat on the earlier side: Zeitlin recommends at least a two-hour window from table to bed.

    “By giving yourself time to digest your food before lying down, you will get a better night’s sleep and also wake up hungry for breakfast, which is the key to making sure your whole day (and night) stay on track,” she says.


    2) REACH FOR A PREPPED MEAL

    You probably hear this one a lot, but for a good reason—knowing ahead of time what you’re going to be eating takes the guesswork out of the equation, says Gans.

    Having a meal already made (or even just the ingredients ready to go), helps you avoid the temptation of choosing a less healthy meal. So plan ahead! But, if you forgot to prep something, don't worry. Just turn to a known healthy takeout meal, says Gans.

    (Check the nutritional info for that restaurant's dish before you order.) That way, even when you're out of options at home or feeling lazy, you can quickly order takeout that fits with your weight-loss goals, she says


    3) PORTION OUT YOUR PLATE

    You don’t have to specifically measure out your foods, but some general guidelines can help you decide what portions you should be aiming for. Gans suggests this easy combination: one-half of your plate should be vegetables, one-fourth should be your lean meat, and the last fourth is your carbs.

    For example, if you love pasta, there’s no need to give that up for weight loss—just make the veggies the star of the dish and the noodles the "side."


    4) LIMIT YOUR BOOZE

    “You can drink alcohol and still lose weight, but it can easily backfire if you are drinking too much or drinking sugary cocktails,” says Zeitlin. Try to have alcohol no more than three nights a week, and if you are having a glass with dinner, stick to just one.

    And when it comes to choosing your booze, aim for wine or liquors like vodka or tequila, solo or with club soda to avoid anything too sugary. Beer can be more filling, causing you to eat less of your food and then binge later. (Alcohol amps up hunger and lowers your inhibitions, leading you to that late-night slice of pizza.)


    5) 
    DRINK WATER AS AN APPETIZER

    Speaking of dinnertime beverages, one 2015 study from Harvard University found that when adults drank about 16 ounces of water 30 minutes before their meals, they ended up eating far fewer calories during that meal compared to those who just imagined their stomachs were full.

    The result: Twelve weeks later, they had lost an extra 2.6 pounds. Try the bottom's-up tactic: Drink one (if not two!) glasses of water even before you dish out your plate.

    The Top 21 Best Healthy Snacks

    The Top 21 Best Healthy Snacks

    Go to town with these healthy snacks that weigh in at less than 200 calories


    A great life, abundance, your paycheck: Some things should only come in size XL. But at snack time, smaller really can be better—even if your appetite feels super-sized. It's just a matter of figuring out the right type of food to keep you away from hungry and fully satisfied.

    That's why you might feel a bit like Goldilocks when you're choosing a snack. Weight loss strategies can be tough to learn and follow. You don't want to eat so much that you aren't hungry for the next meal, but you still want the snack to be nutritious and filling. It can be a tricky balance—which is why we pulled together this extensive (and nutritionist-approved) list of healthy snacks. Read on for the 21 snacks that will leave you satisfied and prevent a hanger strike at work.

    tomato slices with feta and olive oil
    SLICED TOMATO WITH A SPRINKLE OF FETA AND OLIVE OIL

    Calories: Approximately 110

    Lunch left something to be desired? This savory dish will make your taste buds happy.

    larabar blueberry muffin

    PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF LARABAR
    BLUEBERRY MUFFIN LARABAR

    Calories: 190

    Enjoy this breakfast-inspired snack before a morning meeting and that Danish won't look so damn good.

     

    BANANA

    Calories: 105

    Naturally prepackaged goodness you can take anywhere, with the added benefit of cramp-preventing potassium.

    1/2 CUP EDAMAME (MEASURED SHELLED)

    Calories: 94

    Eating this protein-packed pick-me-up out of the shell will help make the healthy snack last longer.

    QUAKER ORGANIC INSTANT OATMEAL (REGULAR FLAVOR)

    Calories: 150

    This speedy fiber- and protein-packed breakfast also makes for a warm, filling snack.

    YOPLAIT LIGHT YOGURT (FRUIT FLAVORS)

    Calories: 90

    This bone-building goodie provides 20 percent of your RDA for calcium and vitamin D.

    8 SHRIMP AND 4 TBSP COCKTAIL SAUCE

    Calories: About 130

    The perfect appetizer—and no one at the table will know you're counting calories.

    kind bars fruit and nut
    PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF KIND
    KIND BARS FRUIT & NUT

    Calories: 200 

    Stash bars in your glove box to help you resist the lure of the drive-thru when you're on the road.

     

    1 CUP BABY CARROTS WITH 2 TBSP HUMMUS

    Calories: Around 100

    The crunchy texture keeps choppers busy, and tangy hummus feeds your need for comfort food.

    1 1/4 OZ TURKEY JERKY

    Calories: Around 110

    When you must have meat, chew on this low-cal, low-fat power snack.

    1 C VEGETABLE JUICE, SUCH AS V8, AND 2 OZ OSCAR MAYER OVEN-ROASTED TURKEY BREAST

    Calories: 114

    An antioxidant and protein-rich hunger-buster.

    1 TBSP PEANUTS AND 2 TBSP DRIED CRANBERRIES

    Calories: 130

    Toss together this pared-down trail mix and pre-measure into plastic baggies.

    1 CUP STRAWBERRIES AND 3 TBSP REDDI WHIP

    Calories: 67

    For a totally guiltless dessert, dish up a bowl of this sweet, fiber-rich combo.

    1 CUP RASPBERRIES WITH 2 TBSP FAGE TOTAL 0% YOGURT AND 1 TSP HONEY

    Calories: 102

    This sweet mix does the job until you can break away from your desk for a full meal.

    2 EGG WHITES WITH 1 SLICE WHOLE-WHEAT TOAST

    Calories: Around 115

    This protein-and-carb duo gives you a light but energizing start when you have a belly-busting lunch on your calendar.

    5 HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK CHOCOLATE KISSES

    Calories: 105

    A cocoa fix that's equally rich in chocolaty taste and disease-fighting antioxidants—what more could you want in a snack?

    1 OZ YELLOWTAIL AND 1 OZ TUNA SASHIMI WITH 1 PACKET KIKKOMAN INSTANT TOFU MISO SOUP

    Calories: Around 120

    Have it pre-party: The protein will keep you from wiping out the buffet.

    18 FAT-FREE ROLD GOLD TINY TWISTS

    Calories: 110

    Kill a carbs-and-salt craving in a single snack session.

    4 MORNINGSTAR FARMS VEGGIE MEATBALLS WITH 1/4 CUP TOMATO SAUCE

    Calories: 116

    These vegetarian balls hit the spot.


    CHOCOLATE MILK (1 CUP NONFAT MILK + 1 TBSP HERSHEY'S LITE CHOCOLATE SYRUP)

    Calories: 110

    Quell your inner cocoa monster and get a hit of calcium.

    peanut butter rx bar
    1/2 PEANUT BUTTER RXBAR

    Calories: 110

    This peanut bar tastes like something you'd get from the vending machine, minus all the calories and sugar.

    Do Waist Trainers Actually Work: The Surprising Truth To Waist Training And Its Benefits

    Do Waist Trainers Actually Work: The Surprising Truth To Waist Training And Its Benefits

    So what is waist training and does is work? Do they actually help you lose inches off your waist and successfully show off your curves?

    Waist training is a method which helps you appear slimmer. Waist trainers are concealed apparel, such as a corset, which aid in reducing your waistline and hiding excess fat. They also enhance your curves to give you a sleek and slender but curvy appearance. As a domino effect they are also attributed in helping to maintain a stricter diet and assist in daily workouts.

    The answer is YES they do work, however when the desired result is to lose weight, it must also be combined with an exercise and diet plan. Here's an article on how to use a waist trainer to lose weight. What many people don't realize though is that there are many unknown health benefits as well with waist training. 

    We know having a tummy can be a confidence killer. Not only can it affect your confidence and self esteem, but it can also prevent you from looking your best in trendy outfits. 

    In this article we will share strategies that will not only help you shed inches off your waist, expose your sexy curves to look your best, but also list some of the more unknown benefits of waist training

    There are many benefits to waist training In fact, most people are surprised by how many hidden benefits they possess. Below, we will throw some light on the advantages of waist training.

     

    1. Reduced Waist Size

    Waist cinchers contain an internal lining made from steel or plastic strips which support the structures. This creates an attractive hourglass figure by compressing your body while the garment is tightly laced or hooked.

     

    2. Improved Posture

    Due to the sturdy build of the corset or waist training garment it naturally causes the person wearing it to maintain correct posture. By keeping your back straight, when standing and sitting, your posture remains uncompromised. And since we are creatures of habit, after a period of waist training, even when we are not wearing a waist trainer we continue to keep that same posture for the long term. This can prevent future back, spine, and hip issues.

     

    3. Enhanced Workouts

    While waist training can help enhance your workout, it should not be used in all cases. Do NOT use a waist trainer in the following exercises:

    • Crunches
    • Swimming
    • High Intensity Interval Training (The tightness of the waist trainer can restrict your oxygen intake.)

    Exercises to incorporate a waist trainer:

    • Strength Training: When lifting weights while wearing your waist trainer you will sweat more and thus burn more fat. It also assists in keeping your back straight and ensuring you hold your core tight.
    • Running and cardio: We absolutely love the combination of waist training and cardio! Use while on a machine like a treadmill, stairmaster, eliptical or outside.
    • Pilates, Planks, Side Planks
    • There are many other exercises that can be enhanced with a waist trainer. Be on the lookout for our next article where we will be going over them in depth.


    4. Joint Improvement


    Corsets have been linked to helping prevent the weakening of joints experienced by those who have connective tissue disorders. By wearing corsets and improving posture, studies have shown that people with the disorder are less likely to experience the dislocation of joints


    5. Less Headaches

    One great benefit of corsets is the reduction of headaches since people who wear corsets often are inclined to improve their posture, which prevent the nerves from the spine to constrict. Communication of the spine and the brain becomes less obstructed which in turn causes less migraines.

     

    6. Helps Injuries

    Did you know that wearing corsets can strengthen your back and help you with injuries you have experienced in the past? Yes, wearing corsets is beneficial in this aspect. It also prevents osteoporosis and other disorders such as fibromyalgia and arthritis.

     

    7. Helps With Menstrual Cramps 

    Many women use corsets to alleviate the pain of menstrual cramps when they are on their period. Not have to worry about experiencing pain while working or while on the go is a huge relief.

    When wearing the corset, the framing puts pressure on the midsection including the peritoneal organs which help with uterine contractions. The pressure of this massively relieves pain in the midsection area.

    In summary, the benefits of waist training are substantial and have helped countless amounts of women. Electric Curves waist trainers has helped thousands of women lose weight, shed inches off their waist, and look and feel their best. Not sure which one to buy? Check out the best waist trainers for beginners.

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