10 Tips To Fight Off Cellulite

10 Tips To Fight Off Cellulite

If you want to wear a bathing suit or bikini, cellulite seems like the most unwanted enemy of them all. Luckily, there are many ways to fight off cellulite:

1. Water is your greatest ally in the battle against cellulite. Drink at least two liters of liquid a day, which can be distributed between eight glasses of water a day and the rest can be herbal teas or natural juices. The water will help the kidneys perform effective as well as the circulatory system and it helps the fiber to have an effect on your body.

2. Find an anti-cellulite cream that contains caffeine. Among other benefits, this will boost the levels of energy in the cells, causing to tone up your skin.

3. Give the skin a massage. Rub the place where there is cellulite for 10 minutes every day. This will help to break down the fat knots, and subsequently boost lymph flow. While it would be ideal to get a professional masseur to treat the affected area, you can also opt for an electric cellulite massager.

4. Avoid sodium consumption. Try to lower your salt intake as well the consumption of ready meals and canned food. Instead of using salt - which favors liquid retention- to season your food, opt for aromatic herbs or vegetables such as onion and garlic.

5. Alcoholic beverages cause liquid retention and subsequently cellulite. Therefore, you must avoid them if you want to fight off cellulite.

6. Quit smoking or avoid it. Tobacco is one of the main causes of the premature aging of the skin, leaving it dry, dull and lifeless. Besides, smoking obstructs an optimal blood flow.

7. Eat natural products. Raw foods and steamed meals are more easily digested and they are better assimilated by our body. Besides, they bring less toxins into our bodies.

8. Include fiber in your diet. To avoid cellulite, you must also avoid constipation. Therefore, you need to eat lots of fiber, including vegetables, fruits and whole grains.

9. Wear clothes according to your right size. Tight clothing will only obstruct a normal blood flow and favor cellulite.

10. Start training. Sports, preferably cardiovascular activities. will help you sweat, burn fat and get rid of cellulite. Swimming is one of the best sports to achieve the best results as it helps tone up your body at the same time it boosts blood flow.

Celebrity Diets

Celebrity Diets

"I don't like fancy food at all. I much prefer an extremely simple meal that's exquisitely done... A perfectly cooked steak, a beautiful salad, some raspberries" - Audrey Hepburn.

Many people wonder how celebrities manage to have such fabulous figures. While some follow a strict diet, some are addicted to doing exercise, while others are naturally fit.

Some diets become popular from time to time as recommended by celebrities. For instance, the Cabbage Soup Diet of the 1980s, the early 2000s Atkins low carb approach once favoured by Renée Zellweger and Sara Jessica Parker, and the Zone, a 1990s favourite that has recently become popular again thanks to Jennifer Aniston and Cindy Crawford, who follow its rules of different rations of food eaten in measured amounts to regulate the body's production of insulin.

Apparently, most celebrities follow their own diets, so here are some tips you might find useful:

Drew Barrymore: "I just think you should eat less of everything. A little bit less. I don't want to live a life where you can't have what you want; it just makes you want it more."

Jessica Alba: "High blood pressure and cholesterol run in my family. From a young age, I knew that most people with problems that go along with these conditions can be fixed through diet and exercise. I altered my diet by eating lean protein, like chicken or fish, and lots of fruits and veggies. During the day I'll have some dried fruit, or a chocolate or strawberry frozen yogurt, but I try to steer clear of desserts and bread."

Angelina Jolie follows the Upside-Down Diet. She eats a gigantic breakfast, a small lunch and an even smaller dinner washed down with two litters of ice cold water to speed up your metabolism.

Miriam Hopkins banned fried food, spices and tarts, at the same time she stuck to three pet don'ts: Don't overeat, oversleep, or oversit.

Kate Moss found success in the holistic detox diet. She lost eight pounds in 21 days by eating only from a constricted list of foods including red meat, nuts and tea. One of the secrets of this method is to chew food 10 times before swallowing to speed digestion.

Catherine Zeta-Jones doesn't eat carbs after five o' clock and hasn't eaten chips since she was 14.

Charlize Theron revealed, "Barbecue is a big part of my life. For breakfast, steak and eggs. But I will not mix sugar and salt like the American breakfast of pancakes, eggs and bacon."

Boost Your Metabolism

Boost Your Metabolism

A slow metabolism is very common among people past their teenage years and it can make it really difficult to lose weight and extremely easy to gain weight. Besides, a slow metabolism can you tire out easily so you don't enjoy life to the fullest. Fortunately, you can easily boost your metabolism naturally and you can find easy ways to do this below:

1. Early morning intense exercise: a short burst of intense exercise after just waking up is an excellent way to speed up your metabolism. And the best part is that you only need five minutes of intense exercise. Either running in place, jumping jacks or lunges will do trick. Also, if you have a stair master or a jogging machine, that is perfect as well. Get your heart rate up for five minutes and cool down for two minutes.

2. Drink lots of water: drinking more than 2 litres of water a day will not only cleanse your body but it will also boost your metabolism because the metabolic process needs water for fuel it. To get the best results, drink alkaline water.

3. Eat more spicy foods: Indian cuisine had it right... Hot spices like curry, cayenne pepper, black pepper, cumin, and turmeric all help the body speed up your metabolism. There are also other hot spices that won't strike you as such but they have that effect on the body. These include cinnamon, cardamon, ginger and nutmeg. These spices can be added to different dishes, including soups, stir-fries, casseroles, among others. A great combination is cinnamon an coffee. Just add it before you brew it.

4. Take care of your thyroid. This gland needs certain minerals such as selenium, zinc, copper, and iodine to work efficiently. You can get such minerals from seafoods and nuts. 

5. Don't skip breakfast. Many people skip this very important meal of the day due to their fast-paced lifestyle or their lack of appetite when they wake up. However, your metabolism needs a healthy breakfast to perform efficiently during the day. That is why it is a good idea to have some healthy protein like eggs and fruit bursting with antioxidants like blueberries and strawberries in the morning.

6. Eat less late in the day. It is not recommended to have a big meal for dinner nor snacking at night before bedtime if you want to speed up your metabolism. Follow the pyramid diet: eat more earlier in the day and less at dinner.

7. Get your omega-3's. Eating great amounts of food rich in omega-3 fatty acids such as salmon, herring and tuna can help boost your metabolism since omega-3s balance blood sugar and reduce inflammation, helping to regulate metabolism. They may also reduce resistance to the hormone leptin, which researchers have linked to how fast fat is burned.

8. Make some muscles. This rule is not only for body builders, but for everyone. In fact, muscle uses more energy than fat. After months of strength-training, your resting metabolism will burn more calories.

All About Glamour

All About Glamour

"Glamour is what makes a man ask for your telephone number and a woman as for the name of your dressmaker", said Lilly Daché, New York Milliner, 1950s.

Glamour is about creating a fantasy and winning over the admiration of others. Many people can look good, but everyone can be adored, plus glamour is not only about the appearances but also about personality and attitude.

When we talk about glamour, one celebrity comes to mind in a split of a second - Marilyn Monroe. The iconic star from the 1950s could switch it on and off with a smile. It didn't matter what she was wearing. She could glow with a simple pose.

In fact, one day the glamorous idol was with friend Susan Strasberg in a New York street wearing casual clothes and wearing no make-up. People around her ignored her until she whispered to Strasberg, ‘Watch this'. Her body language changed, her hips swiveled, and heads started to turn. In a matter of seconds, crowds were asking for her autograph.

In her own words, "Beauty and femininity are ageless and can't be contrived, and glamour, although the manufacturers won't like this, cannot be manufactured. Not real glamour; it's based on femininity."

A true glamorpuss has this kind of female sorcery with the power to enchant everyone around. As Caroline Cox states in her book, "How to be Adored", "A woman of glamour has a magnetism few men can resist, yet all of us can attain it - even those without classically natural beauty... This is because glamour is about artifice, as clearly displayed in the world's origins, grammarye, an ancient term for necromancy - the harnessing of supernatural forces.

"The original belief was that magic had the power to elevate mundane reality - through the right combination of spells, the eye could be fooled into thinking that what it was seeing was something spectacular. In the early Twentieth century, when glamour began to be used to describe a woman's physical presence". 

Essentially, the artifice of make-up, hair design and all the frills and furbelows of fashion played the most significant part in making a woman look fabulous. 

Lucky for us, Marilyn Monroe shared her secrets with the rest of the world. The first rule is to be yourself; second: "glamour is not all low-cut gowns and the slinky look. Blue jeans can still make you look attractive"; you need to believe you are attractive first so others can believe it too; be happy with being a woman and men will follow; and when in comes to deciding how to dress, trust your own instincts.