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11 Foods that Beautify your skin

When you’re eating healthy foods, you feel better. People who don’t pay attention to their diet and fitness don’t understand it, but it’s true. You have more energy, you feel stronger, and yes, you look better too.

Research has shown that your diet can have a direct impact on your skin. It affects hormone levels so when you’re eating right, you have fewer acne breakouts. Eating the right foods can lower inflammation, and that has a direct impact on how your skin ages. Eating well is just as important as buying the right moisturizer and cleaning your face every day.
1. Water
It’s always the first thing on every “good-for-you” list. When it comes to your skin, drinking plenty of water means your skin looks plumper and wrinkles fade.
Not only does water hydrate you, it also replaces other things that are bad for you, like drinks that contain sugar.

When your blood sugar level is high, the sugar attaches to the proteins in collagen. This makes the skin sag so drink up! 
2. Yogurt
Greek yogurt is high in protein, and protein makes your skin firmer and gets rid of fine lines.
3. Pomegranate
Antioxidant is the magic word in skin care. They fight lines and deliver moisture. Pomegranates are loaded with antioxidant polyphenols. They fight free radicals and regulate blood flow, giving your skin that glow we all want. If you can’t find the fresh fruit, drink a glass of organic 100% pomegranate juice a day. Just read the label to be sure the juice has no added sugars.
4. Kidney Beans
You probably don’t associate beans with good skin, but the zinc in kidney beans fights acne. Eating a small portion of zinc-rich food like kidney beans each day will help keep you blemish free.
5. Sunflower Seeds
Sunflower seeds are high in Vitamin E, which protects your skin from the harmful effects of the sun.
6. Oatmeal
Eating a bowl of steel cut oatmeal for breakfast is a great way to keep your blood sugar level stable. The higher your blood sugar levels are, the more harmful hormones your body makes, and these can give you more wrinkles.
7. Green Tea
If you struggle with redness, then green tea is an easy answer. It is very high in an antioxidant called EGCG which fights inflammation. All it takes is one cup a day to make a real difference.
8. Peppers and Carrots
Actually, all yellow or orange vegetables have high levels of carotenoids. These are antioxidants that lower the skin’s sensitivity to the sun, and that means fewer crow’s feet.
9. Chocolate
Always a favorite on any good-for-you list, dark chocolate that’s at least 70% cacao is great for hydrating skin and making it firmer. It also contains flavanols, which are another powerful antioxidant.
10. Almond Milk
If you want to cut inflammation, replace dairy with this yummy non-dairy milk in your coffee and recipes.
11. Coffee
And speaking of coffee, I stick to one cup a day but always make sure it’s SlimROAST!

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Summer Cleanse Day 7

Day 7 of the summer 12 day cleanse, so far have had no side effects or anything I’m not updating my weight loss until the end. I’m feeling less bloated and a lot lighter. I don’t feel tired I’m pretty impressed so far!!

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Day 2

Well 2nd day went well on the breakthrough cleanse, no nasty side effects and slept like a baby. It’s such a simple cleanse 2 drinks a day nothing too harsh 

The first drink tastes of nothing and the one you have after your main meal it tasts  a lot like liquorice but I drink in one go and nothing too revolting. I have done cleanses before and always suffered with side effects or headaches but this so far so good. 

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12 Day Cleanse with Breakthrough 

Started the 12 Day Cleanse which is a new product that was launched 2 weeks ago. 

You take one cold drink in the morning on an empty stomach and the 2nd one after your dinner.

It’s very simple and this is what one need when your want to restart your weightloss after a plateau.

The first one you mix with cold water does not have any taste, they advise to maintain a clean eating diet I myself am a fussy eater so trying to avoid junk food and high carbs. I’m maintaining drinking 2 litres of water. I have had no nasty side effects so far and so far so good. If you are interested in buying the Cleanse please click here 

A breakdown of which ones does:

Breakthrough AM:

A gentle, daily probiotic drink that is a source of antioxidants and probiotics that temporarily modify gut flora.

Contains ProDURA® Bacillus coagulans; a spore-forming probiotic bacterium that has numerous health benefits that are superior to non-spore probiotics.

Helps lower total cholesterol and raise HDL levels while producing a positive impact by improving lipid status.

Helps to reduce lactose intolerance.

Proven to survive the harsh conditions of the gastrointestinal environment demonstrating the durability and tolerance of Bacillus coagulans. ProDURA™ Bacillus coagulans is a registered trademark of Nebraska Cultures, Inc.

Breakthrough PM:

A wholefood, powerful nutrient drink designed to help detoxify and assist the body towards vital wellness.

Traditionally used in herbal medicine as a diuretic and laxative (aperient), and to help treat digestive disturbances.

May help the body with an overgrown Candida Yeast situation.

May help with increased nutrient absorption in the body.

May help with bolstering the metabolism of the body.

A quarterly regimen (every 90 days) designed for ease of use, only 12-days to assist in providing an optimal environment of digestion, detoxification and elimination.

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Are you Eating Enough

Losing weight and saving money aren’t all that different. While the latter requires spending less, the former requires consuming fewer calories. But what some people don’t realize is that cutting too many calories can actually stall weight loss, says Lisa Young, PhD, RD, a nutritionist and adjunct professor of nutrition at New York University. 
“Restricting calories too much almost always backfires,” Young cautions. And that’s because the body actually needs calories to burn calories. It’s a lot like when you want to light a fire. You need to throw kindling in the fireplace to ignite it, she says. 

Think of food as your body’s kindling; it sparks your metabolism, making weight loss possible. When you’re eating enough, the body first uses food for fuel, then turns to the fat it’s been holding onto for energy, Young says. But restrict calories too severely, and your body goes into “starvation mode,” and starts to break down lean muscle tissue to reserve its energy stores. Ultimately, this can slow metabolism, making it tougher to lose weight.

Plus, it’s tough to stick to a super low-calorie diet. Not eating enough for breakfast, for example, will leave you famished, making it harder to skip that cinnamon bun in your morning meeting or lead you to overeat at lunch.

While calorie may differ based on activity level, goals, and gender, most women should consume at least 1,200 to 1,500 calories daily, according to the National Institutes of Health. Once you dip below that number, it becomes difficult for the body to perform basic biological functions that keep us healthy.

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6 Habits for a better Night Sleep & Helps Weight Loss 

Check this out 6 habits people should try and do before bed that can help assist weightloss quite a interesting read!!
Get you Dairy On

A glass of milk, cup of Greek yogurt, or even a protein smoothie before bed can do more than fight the pre-bedtime belly growls. They also help you build more muscle while you sleep. That’s because dairy is chock-full of casein, a slow-to-digest form of protein that keeps exercisers’ muscles fueled with amino acids, so they can build lean mass all night long, according to research published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. Just a refresher: Building muscle is the No. 1 way to increase your metabolic rate and burn more calories every damn day.

Turn down the temperature 

Fine-tuning the thermostat a couple of hours before bed can make drifting off to dreamland (and actually staying in it) way easier. “We need our body temperature to drop in order to sleep through the night,” says Rebecca Scott, Ph.D., research assistant professor of neurology at the NYU Langone Comprehensive Epilepsy Center—Sleep Center.

Plus, research published in Diabetes shows that when people sleep in rooms set to 66.2 degrees, they convert some of their calorie-storing white fat into calorie-burning brown fat. Why? Because brown fat’s in charge of heating your body, says board-certified family and bariatric physician Spencer Nadolsky, a doctor of osteopathic medicine.

Schedule in Solo Time 

“Winding down before bed can seem like a waste of time when most of us are rushing to get everything done right up until we get in bed,” says Scott. But it’s actually better to take the 30 minutes before hitting the hay for yourself—even if that means going to sleep a little later, she says.

Do a relaxing activity that you truly enjoy, like reading. This helps protect your sleep and energy

Set some Mood Lighting 

Even without a bedtime gadget habit, bright lights coming through your bedroom windows can cut down on your body’s production of sleepy-time melatonin, interfering with sleep quality.

Research was done at Oxford uni women who slept in the darkest rooms were 21 percent less likely to be obese than women who slept in the lightest rooms. But if you want to get the biggest benefit from “lights out,” you need to dim your indoor lights along with the setting sun. Think about it: If you spend your evening hours in a brightly lit living room, you’re missing out on a ton of melatonin that boosts your sleep, he says.

Do some bedtime Yoga 

While intense exercise scheduled too close to bed can backfire by energizing you, performing some light stretching or yoga before (or even in) bed helps the body relax, says Nadolsky.

For even more relaxation, incorporate deep, diaphragmatic breathing into your moves. Here’s how to do that: Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth, focusing on taking slow, complete breaths that raise and lower your belly, rather than your chest. Doing so activates your “rest and digest” parasympathetic nervous system to reduce tension and help you fall asleep, he says.

Avoid the night caps 

It might help you drift off (errr, pass out?), but it won’t help you stay that way. “Alcohol consumed too close to bedtime can interfere with sleep quality in the second part of the night,” says Scott. That’s becuase metabolizing the sugar in alcoholic beverages doesn’t let your body actually rest, he says. That results in longer light sleep stages, decreased dream sleep, and more fragmented dream sleep. In one 2015 University of Melbourne study, researchers said that the disruptions in a sleeping brain’s wave patterns after a night of drinking are similar to those induced by mild electric shocks. Sounds like fun, right?