Losing Weight’s The Easy Part: Here’s How to Maintain It!

Losing Weight’s The Easy Part: Here’s How to Maintain It!

Anybody can lose weight. But very few people are able to keep that weight off for good. Maintaining a fit physique requires both knowledge and consistent effort. Unfortunately, it’s much easier said than done. If you’ve recently dropped some serious poundage and can’t stand the thought of reverting back to the old you, here’s what you should do. Stay Consistent with Exercise and Diet To shed the weight that you’ve already lost, chances are that you started to work out more and eat more nutritious foods. These two are the cornerstones of healthy living and obtaining a slim and sexy body. But don’t make the mistake of cutting back on either once you’ve reached a weight loss goal. That’s how it all comes back–slowly and surely. Make exercise and diet a priority in your life.   Increase Meal Frequency, Decrease Meal Size Who knew that eating more would help you lose weight? It’s true. Eating more meals per day at regular intervals will speed up your metabolic rate and help you burn more calories throughout the day as you’re resting. The catch is to make your meals smaller to lower caloric intake. Aim for five to seven meals each day, and try to eat once every two to three hours.     Eat Lean Protein with Every Meal Going hand-in-hand with upping meal frequency is adding a lot more protein to your diet. Proteins help build muscle to give your body curves and shape. The body works harder to metabolize proteins, and this expends more energy and calories. They also take longer to digest, keeping you fuller throughout the...
2015’s Exciting Skincare Brands Straight From Korea!

2015’s Exciting Skincare Brands Straight From Korea!

Global Wave of Korean Skincare Products Korean skincare is becoming more and more popular all around the world with every passing minute. Whether you’re in Southeast Asia, North America, Europe, Australia or anywhere else on the planet, chances are you’ve encountered various popular Korean skincare brands during your visits to local makeup and skincare product counters. Certain prominent Korean skincare brands are set to make major splashes in 2015, too.   The Joys of Eye Patches Petitfee Korea is an established Korean skincare brand that’s known for its eye patch products. If you’ve noticed that the delicate and thin skin surrounding your eyes looks tired, worn out and dry, then you may just be a good candidate for use of these skincare staples. Petitfee eye patches use ingredients such as grapefruit seed, cucumber, pearl, gold and EGF (epidermal growth factor) to provide the skin with a multitude of exciting benefits. EGF, for example, can be effective for replenishing the skin cells. Cucumber and green tea, on the other hand, can both do wonders for nourishing and hydrating the skin. See all Petitfee Korea products here. Diverse Skincare Brand Elizavecca is another beloved Korean skincare brand that’s rising in the world. The brand has been in business in Korea for roughly two decades at this point. Some examples of the types of skincare products that the brand produces include clay masks, sea salt moisturising creams, brightening masks, cleansing foams and collagen packs. Whether you’d like to even out your skin tone and make it more uniform or simply give it the intense moisture it needs, this brand can help you. The brand’s...

The Surprising Pregnancy Diets Asian Moms Are Following – And Why You Should Too!

Pregnancy is an experience that millions of women worldwide share, but every culture has a different way of approaching this important life event. How pregnant women are expected to act varies by culture, especially when it comes to what they eat. There’s no doubt that a good diet is essential to a healthy pregnancy, but what really comprises a good diet during pregnancy? You might find some of the eating plans that pregnant moms in Asia follow surprising, but there are plenty of good reasons to adopt the eating patterns of these women too.   Asian Moms Challenge Bland Prenatal Diet Expectations In most of the Western world, expecting moms are encouraged to eat bland pregnancy diets to get adequate essential pregnancy nutrients. There are a litany of rules to follow and foods to avoid during pregnancy in these cultures. However, the case isn’t the same in the rest of the world. Moms in Asia in particular opt for interesting foods during pregnancy. Their choices demonstrate the amazing variety of healthy, tasty foods women can enjoy when expecting. Getting Fishy with Japanese Moms In Japan, most pregnant women consider sushi or sashimi an excellent addition to their diet. Oily fish in particular can contribute to a baby’s mental and physical health and to the mental health of mom as well. The fatty acids in fish are so important for physical development that many prenatal vitamins now include highly processed versions of fish oil. For Japanese women, these daily supplements aren’t needed to replace fish itself. Raw fish may be avoided in some areas because doctors are afraid of the...

Veggies, Beans, and Meat: Oh My! The Benefits of a Flexitarian Diet

With the ever-growing number of diet fads and weight loss programs out there, it can be really difficult to decide where and how to begin your weight loss journey. Some diets are homemade, some are really expensive, and some are so rigid that they become almost impossible to follow. Some diets, however, really do promote healthier lifestyles while not attempting to completely rewrite the way you’re currently living. One such diet is the Flexitarian Diet, which was started by Dawn Jackson Blatner in 2009 and continues to be a popular diet choice today. The Flexitarian Diet is centered around the idea of living a vegetarian lifestyle while still being able to occasionally enjoy your favorite meat meals. Instead of taking away a bunch of different types of food or food groups, this diet instead add five new food groups to what you’re currently eating: “New meat” (tofu, beans, lentils), Fruits and Vegetables, Whole grains, Dairy, and Sugar and spice. The idea is to try and incorporate more of these into your meals and start moving away from meat-heavy days, although you aren’t completely refrained from eating meat altogether. The diet aims to hit about 1,500 calories a day – 300 during breakfast, 400 during lunch, and 500 during dinner, with snacks coming in around 150 each. As with any diet, there are both positives and negatives associated with the Flexitarian Diet. Some of the positive points include a variety of available recipes, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and, as the name suggests, more flexibility than a lot of other diets. The negative reviews tend to revolve around just learning...