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4 homemade face scrubs to treat your skin as a princess

 

4 homemade face scrubs to treat your skin as a princess

After the sun baths of summer, it’s time to revitalize your skin! Find out here four natural recipes for facial scrubs that can be prepared with the ingredients of your kitchen!

Exfoliation is an important step of your daily facial routine and we recommend to do it 2-3 times a week. Why exfoliation is so important? Because it will help your skin to get rid of dead skin cells by uncloging pores. Try one of these homemade face scrubs and give us your opinion!

🔸Oat Face Scrub

This face scrub is very easy to prepare! You just need a blender, water, and ½ cup old-fashioned oats.

In a blender, blend the oats until ground. Take the ground oats in your hand and add water in order to obtain a pasty form. Spread gently the mixture into a clean face and neck. Rinse with warm water. If you don’t use all the mixture, you can store it in an airtight container for the next use.

🔸Honey & Brown Sugar Face Scrub

For this scrub, you need 1 tablespoon brown sugar and 1 tablespoon honey. Mix together the sugar and the honey. Apply to clean face in circular motions. Rinse with warm water and use a washcloth to remove all the mixture.

🔸Baking Soda cleanser

You can use your cleanser and double its function by adding 1 teaspoon of baking soda: you created an exfoliating cleanser.

🔸Coffee & Oil Face Scrub

If you have a coffee machine with grounds, then reuse the coffee grounds from your morning cup! Use 1 tablespoon coffee grounds and add 1 tablespoon of oil (olive or rosehip). You have a scrub ready to use!

 

4 ways to recover after eating too much

 

4 ways to recover after eating too much

Even the healthiest people may go through some overeating periods during which they eat too many sweets, snacks, or fatty burgers. The reason? Too much work or stress, too many office events, weddings, birthdays… Every opportunity is good to break your diet!

The problem happens when you associate this type of food with these events and occasions (bad habits). For example, every time you are under stress or you are tired, you will eat a pint of ice cream to “feel better”. And the worst, is that this type of pleasure is ephemeral.

The solution to get back on the right track is not by depriving yourself.

Find out our tips to establish achievable goals and recover after eating too much: 

🔸Change your way of thinking

Depriving yourself of the “unhealthy” foods you love, and being frustrated is not the solution. You have to maintain a balance: find a healthy way to eat your favorite meal. For example, replacing the butter with coconut oil or extra virgin oil is a good step.

Fix objectives you can achieve: for example, one healthy meal by day in the first instance. 

🔸Increase your intake of fiber-rich foods

If you eat foods rich in fibers as well as a variety of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, and other plant-based proteins, you will feel full longer which reduces hunger and may help you lose weight. In addition, most of the time, the foods rich in fibers are also rich in antioxidants, which can help treat inflammations in the body caused by stress due to unhealthy eating habits.

We recommend the green smoothie bowl, rich in fibers and low in sugar to reset your body after overeating.

🔸Follow a meal plan

The best strategy to fight overeating is to create a meal plan that includes your breakfast, lunch, dinner, even dessert and healthy snacks for every single day. Prepare a shopping list for the all week, you will be less tempted to buy unhealthy foods and it will help you to have more control over what you eat.

🔸Move

There is no secret: nutrition and sport go hand in hand. If you eat too much, your metabolism will slow down because you are consuming more calories than you are burning. By working out, your body understands how to use carbs and fats efficiently.

Moreover, exercising can help you to reduce stress and can help reset your body for new healthy habits.

 

Losing weight: 10 morning habits to get into

Losing weight: 10 morning habits to get into

Losing weight, no matter what objectives you have, may be a hard thing to achieve, specifically if it involves a complete change of your current lifestyle. In fact, people making smaller changes in their routine have reached better results. The change has to be done steps by steps.

Here are 10 simple morning habits you can get into in order to reach your weight loss goal.

  1. High-protein Breakfast

Studies have shown that having a high-protein breakfast can help to lose weight by increasing fullness, reducing craving and ghrelin levels (the hunger hormone responsible for increasing appetite). A good example of high-protein breakfast is eggs, yogurt, cottage cheese, nuts, and chia seeds.

2. Water, water and water

Drinking a lot of water throughout the day has been associated to better results in weight loss and can help reduce appetite. Start the day by drinking one or two glasses of water before breakfast in order to boost weight loss (easy!).

Water can help increase the number of calories your body is burning and reduce the number of calories you are consuming at breakfast.

A study on overweight women demonstrated that they lost 4.4 pounds (2kg) more over one year just by increasing their water intake to one liter per day.

 3. Weigh Yourself

Weighing yourself daily can increase your motivation and give you a better control on your weight evolution (increase restraint). Studies prove that controlling the weight can increase weight loss. Weigh yourself preferably when you wake up.

4. Sunbathe

Get some sun will provide you with all the vitamin D you needs, which can increase weight loss. Having breakfast in a terrace would be perfect but this becomes harder in winter. However, a study has shown that even simple exposure to light can have an influence on weight.

5. Connect with your senses

The practice of mindfulness can help increase weight loss and promote healthy habits. How can you practise it? When you wake up, spend 5 minutes in your room and connect with your senses.

6. Move

Doing a few physical exercises directly after going out of your bed may increase satiety and improve blood sugar control.

7. Plan your lunch

The quality of your diet will be improved if you prepare a meal plan with home-cooked meals. Planning will make you do better food choices (quality and variety) and has been shown to increase weight loss.

8. Sleep well and longer

Sleeping bad may increase appetite and cravings. 

9. Go to work by bike or by foot

If you have the possibility to go to work by bike or by foot, do it! Even a few times per week, it will boost your weight loss!

10. Track what you eat

Tracking your food intake may help increase weight loss by having more control over what you eat. You can buy a diary or use an app to record your daily intake. 

 

6 REASONS TO GET MOVING

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Even small amounts of physical activity can be good for your health. But do you know all the reasons why?

If the thought of exercise turns you off, it may be time to reframe your perspective. Research shows that it’s not just structured exercise but any type of physical activity that has benefits. This means anything that gets you moving—a walk with a friend, raking leaves in the yard, climbing several flights of stairs—counts, as long as it gets you moving for a sustained amount of time. And any amount of physical activity is better than none. This means getting moving for just 15 minutes a day can start to bring benefits, especially if you are usually not active.

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GET HEALTHY AT WORK

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Spring-clean your desk habits to improve your health and well-being.

For most of us, working is a necessary fact of life. And while you can’t do much about a toxic boss or a job that you don’t love, you can control some aspects of your work environment. These tweaks can help you be your healthiest self at work.

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Find out how you can fall asleep faster with these tips from a sleep expert

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If you’ve struggled with falling asleep at night, don’t give up hope! Changing up your routine in the evenings can lead to easier, sounder sleep. If you’re having trouble drifting into dreamland, these tips may help.

To sail smoothly into the land of Nod, Katherine Albert M.D., Ph.D., author of Get a Good Night’s Sleep, suggests trying one—or all—of the following:

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Sleep Hack: 3 Easy Ways to Improve Your Health

Did you know that sleep may be one of the most significant factors in weight loss, more even than diet and exercise? Getting a good night’s sleep is essential to our body’s self-regulation, affecting each and every one of our systems. Sleep is a time when our cells can work on repair and restoration, clearing the way for a healthy next day. Follow the following advise and enrich your life.

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