The Scale Of Things

How much do you weigh, and why? For too many people, scale weight means so much more. Our emotions get involved. Certain numbers make us happy, others make us feel awful. The scale is so misunderstood that the device itself becomes another source for our emotional and psychological struggles with our transformation goals. The numbers the … Continue reading The Scale Of Things

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6 Foods That Cause Inflammation

Inflammation can be good or bad, depending on the situation. On one hand, it's your body's natural way of protecting itself when you are injured or sick. It can help your body defend itself from foreign invaders, and can stimulate healing. On the other hand, chronic, sustained inflammation in the body can be harmful. It … Continue reading 6 Foods That Cause Inflammation

Other Factors That Influence Scale Weight

Understanding that the weight you get from a scale is influenced by various factors can help you better comprehend why the scale can be your biggest foe in the “Battle Of The Bulge”.   Scale weight changes constantly throughout the day. Any figure that the scale reports to you is merely a snapshot, a moment in … Continue reading Other Factors That Influence Scale Weight

Colloidal Oatmeal Cream Recipe

This is an amazing moisturizing cream recipe. I highly recommend this formulation for dry, damaged skin and/or winters itch. Besides being all natural, this colloidal oatmeal cream recipe contains ingredients that will help protect, soften, nourish, heal and rejuvenate the skin. Making your own homemade cream is fun, rewarding and easy. Use this on your … Continue reading Colloidal Oatmeal Cream Recipe

Homemade Sugar Scrub

The purpose of a body or face scrub is to remove dead skin cells. This is called exfoliation. When dead cells are removed, your skin becomes more vibrant.  You do have to be careful of scrubs if your skin is sensitive or thin (the plight of aging skin). The recipe that follows is a gentle … Continue reading Homemade Sugar Scrub

Colloidal Oatmeal – A Really Really Simple Bath for Dry Itchy Skin

You may have an itchy skin because you are plagued with dry skin, eczema, psoriasis or a rash caused by poison ivy or another contact allergen. It might also be caused by those pesky mosquitoes or other insect bites. Whatever the cause, try a soothing oatmeal bath to calm that angry skin. The perfect colloidal … Continue reading Colloidal Oatmeal – A Really Really Simple Bath for Dry Itchy Skin

The Unsung Hero Of Fat Loss!

SLEEP As you begin scrambling for the latest and most scientific information relating to stripping off those last few layers of body fat that seem to cling to you for dear life, you're likely coming across a wide range of content concerning the best foods for belly-fat loss. Maybe you're also finding the best exercises to help boost the metabolism, … Continue reading The Unsung Hero Of Fat Loss!

Festive Prawns On The Braai

With chorizo, garlic and lemon dressing Servings : 4 Ingredients 1/4 cup olive oil 1 chilli, deseeded and thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 4 fresh tomatoes, deseeded and chopped 100 g chorizo, thinly sliced juice of 2 lemons salt and freshly ground pepper 10 g parsley, roughly chopped 1.5 kg prawns, de-veined and butterflied … Continue reading Festive Prawns On The Braai

Chimmichurri chicken bake

Ingredients CHIMMICHURRI PASTE: 2 handful parsley, no stems 2 handful fresh coriander 1 handful baby spinach 1/2 red onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely sliced 4 Tbs olive oil 2 Tbs lime or lemon juice 1 red chilli (no seeds) 20 g roasted almonds FOR THE CHICKEN: 6 chicken pieces (thighs and legs) 500 … Continue reading Chimmichurri chicken bake