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Rachelina takes on Global Diets~Day 1

Hi Everyone! This is where I will be posting my diet and fitness updates throughout my journey. I will be keeping a daily food and exercise journal so you will be able to follow me and offer any advice. I'll also be posting videos here too. So check back daily. Thank you for your support !! ^_^ Day 1: May 10, 2012 Starting Weight: 134.65 kg (I will be weighing myself daily) Measurements: (in cm)--Measurements will be done once a week, on Thursday. Left arm: 41.5 Right Arm: 39.5 Bust: 138.5 Waist: 126 Hip: 140 Right thigh: 72.5 Left thigh: 21.5 Right calf: 50 Left calf: 50.5 Note: I am sure people are surprised that I actually posted all of that. lol. I figure, if you see me, you already know I am big, so it's not a surprise. Anyhoo, I am doing this the honest way, so I don't plan on glamorizing it. Exercise: - Brisk walk to work: 3.5K ~2.2 miles - Brisk walk home: 3.5K ~2.2 miles Food Journal: Breakfast: Jamba Juice Power-Size Protein Berry Workout Smoothie Lunch: Odeng (broth) and a spicy chicken skewer Snack: Melon Popsicle Dinner: 4 hard-boiled eggs and a light banana milk Other: Caffe latte with no sugar; 8 glasses of water I plan to be on this diet for 1 month before I change things over. Since it takes 28 days to start a habit or to break one, I figure that will be long enough to set a baseline. Then I will start to change other things to see what works. How do I feel? When I got home I was starving b/c my lunch was kinda light, but after I ate the eggs and drank the milk, I feel fine. I think the banana milk is key. The walk home is much better than the walk to work. I think it is because the walk to work is on an incline the entire way and I don't have any food in my system, so I am low energy. Random note: I realized that this is actually a reverse diet or the big breakfast diet. The biggest meal of the day is my breakfast, medium size meal in lunch, and smallest meal is dinner. I would really like to add the sleep diet aspect of getting 7.5 hours of sleep a night, but the way my life is right now, I don't think it is possible. Maybe that will become a variable later Here is the post from Day 2 if you are interested :) Day 2: http://www.vingle.net/posts/10221
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good luck...and I will follow your foot steps... :3
I should get on one too. I have a wedding to plan :)
Cheer up! I`m on a diet too!!
so cute! be on your side.go sugar!
i want diet, so my crush will like me.:)
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CoolSculpting, truSculpt, and SculpSure do not require a lengthy recovery period, and patients can resume normal activities right away, though mild soreness and swelling are to be expected. Though the results of nonsurgical fat reduction will be less noticeable, you will be able to return to work and resume your life much sooner. Is Liposuction or Nonsurgical Body Contouring the Best Option for Me? For larger deposits of excess fat, liposuction may be an excellent option. It has the potential to significantly improve your figure in multiple areas at the same time. Some disadvantages include a higher cost and a higher risk of health complications when compared to noninvasive techniques. If you are already at your ideal weight, have good skin elasticity, and want to target smaller, stubborn trouble spots, nonsurgical fat reduction may be a better option. The results, however, will not be as dramatic, and multiple treatments may be required. 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Acne is a skin condition that affects the oil glands and hair follicles. The pores in your skin are linked to glands that produce an oily substance called sebum. The glands and your pores are linked by a canal called the follicle, which contains thin hair that grows to the skin's surface. When sebum and dead skin cells combine, they form a plug in the follicle. The bacteria in the plug causes inflammation, which results in red inflamed acne and furthermore, acne scars What is the underlying cause of acne? Despite the fact that the exact cause of acne has yet to be determined. However, there are some things that can cause or worsen acne, such as: 1. Hormonal changes such as puberty, menstruation, and pregnancy can all cause acne. 2. Squeezing or picking at existing pimples 3. Excessive cleaning or scrubbing of the skin 4. Weather with high humidity 5. When you use excessive amounts of cosmetics or experiment with them, as well as harmful hair products and oil-based products such as sunscreen. 6. Corticosteroids and anabolic steroids for body building. 7. Acne on the forehead is linked to dandruff in the hair. What are the signs and symptoms of acne? Everyone is unique, and so are their symptoms. As a result, different symptoms indicate different types of acne. As an example: 1. If you have blackheads, they are open, clogged pores on the surface of your skin. 2. If you have whiteheads, they are plugged pores close to the skin's surface. 3. If you have papules, these are small, tender red/pink bumps on your skin. 4. Pustules are papules with pus on top if you have them. 5. If you have nodules, which are large, painful lumps deep beneath the skin's surface, 6. If you have cysts, they can be painful, pus-filled lumps located beneath the skin's surface. Acne is one of the most common skin conditions that can affect anyone, regardless of age. It is unquestionably a difficult condition to prevent and even more difficult to treat. Certain natural remedies, such as stress control and weight loss help tremendously. If you are suffering from acne do consider discussing it with your dermatologist. Medical science has advanced a lot in treating even the most severe forms of acne such as cystic acne and hormonal acne. You no longer need to suffer alone.
CBD for Sleep, CBD Benefits, Side Effects, and Treatment
People have long used the cannabis plant for medicinal and recreational purposes. Compounds called cannabinoids in the plant are responsible for the effects on the brain, and the two most abundant of these are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). People use CBD for a variety of reasons, including reducing seizures, anxiety, and pain. Some studies have demonstrated that CBD may also be a sleep aid. In this article, we look at whether it works and any associated risks. What the research says In the last decade, growing public interest in the benefits of marijuana, and CBD in particular, has encouraged researchers to study its effects. Early studies indicate that high dosages of CBD may support sleep. One investigation found that, compared with a placebo, a CBD dosage of 160 milligrams (mg) increased sleep duration. The researchers also concluded that the placebo, 5 mg of the insomnia drug nitrazepam, and 40, 80, and 160 mg of CBD helped the participants fall asleep. The stress hormone levels of cortisol are typically peak in the morning, but people with insomnia may have high cortisol levels at night. Independent of insomnia, having high cortisol levels at night is associated with an increased nighttime awakening. In one study on the effects of CBD, researchers found that cortisol levels decreased more significantly when participants took 300 or 600 mg of CBD oil. These results suggest that CBD affects the release of cortisol, possibly acting as a sedative. A more recent analysis of CBD and sleep recruited 103 participants who had anxiety or poor sleep. The researchers studied the effects of CBD combined with those of other prescribed medications. The CBD dosages ranged from 25–175 mg. The researchers found that 25 mg was the most effective dosage for anxiety and that addressing troubled sleep required higher dosages. During the 3-month study, the investigators followed up with the participants monthly. At the first follow-up, 66.7% reported an improvement in sleep, but 25% had worsened sleep. 56.1% of the participants reported improved sleep at the second, but 26.8% had worsened sleep. The researchers conclude that although CBD might help people sleep in the short term, the effects may not be sustained. Side effects and other risks of CBD Overall, the available evidence suggests that CBD is well-tolerated. Some people report fatigue and mental sedation with CBD use, but researchers believe this may be related to the dosage. Taking 10–400 mg of CBD per day for an extended period and by different routes did not have a toxic effect on participants in a large retrospective study. Even dosages of up to 1,500 mg per day were well-tolerated, other researchers report. However, determining whether there are long-term risks of CBD use will require further studies. So far, no reports of lethal CBD overdoses exist. Some researchers may be concerned about CBD abuse, but information on significant complications is limited. One study indicates that dosages of 400–700 mg of CBD, which is considered high, can aggravate cognitive deficits in people with schizophrenia. Combining CBD and THC may, however, improve cognition. Researchers do report that CBD may cause other adverse effects, including: alterations of cell viability in studies conducted in cell cultures decreased fertilization capacity inhibition of drug metabolism in the liver reduced activity of P-glycoprotein and other drug transporters If these effects on drug metabolism and transportation are confirmed, it would indicate that CBD interferes with other medications. Overall, more research is necessary. Still, it is suitable for anyone who wants to use CBD to speak with a healthcare provider first. Check out the best CBD for sleep at Sweet Dream Beauty website.
Easy Lifestyle Changes for Amazing Skin
Your lifestyle choices can lead to hormonal imbalances. Lack of exercise and eating packaged food can cause PCOD or Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome. As a result, you may experience acne and hairloss. Here are some easy lifestyle changes to restore healthy hormone levels. Get Sufficient Sleep Lack of sleep can lead to unhealthy habits. Enough sleep helps to balance ghrelin and leptin – hormones associated with appetite. Ghrelin stimulates your appetite and encourages you to eat more while leptin regulates it. Insufficient sleep increases ghrelin and lowers leptin in your bloodstream. As a result, you tend to eat more than you need. Make sure that you get adequate sleep to avoid gaining weight. Sleep also helps to rejuvenate your skin and body. Don't Stay in One Place When you remain stagnant for a long time, your body experiences hormonal imbalances. That’s why you feel pain in certain organs. To restore balance, make sure that you commit at least 30 minutes every day to exercise. It doesn’t have to be something rigorous. A walk around the neighborhood can do the trick. The goal is to be active and get your blood pumping. The breathing also helps to balance your hormones and breaking a sweat can clear your pores. Remain Calm When you try to do so many things at the same time, it becomes stressful. You can’t stop thinking about all the possibilities – mostly bad ones. Unfortunately, stress causes a lot of hormonal imbalance and hair loss comes with it. You should also avoid a lot of coffee because caffeine can also increase your stress levels. Take a deep breath and relax. Do your things in an orderly manner, and you won’t have to worry about the results. Watch What you Eat There is a direct correlation between your diet and hormones. Insulin and glucagon are hormones produced by the pancreas. Your body produces insulin after you eat. It helps to convert the food into energy. On the other hand, your body produces glucagon when it has gone without food for a while. This hormone helps to convert the stored glycogen into energy. Eating sugary foods causes an insulin imbalance. Your body won’t produce enough insulin to convert the food into energy. That’s why you feel more exhausted after eating unhealthy foods. This also triggers insulin resistance and pigmentation. You should eat foods rich in omega-3 and probiotics. Lean proteins are also good for hormonal balance. Your habits can affect the hormonal balance in your body. Practice the above healthy habits to keep your energy levels and moods up. And do consult your dermatologist if your problems persist.
How to Make Sure Your Neck Never Gives Away Your Age
Your skin care routine is flawless, and your face has never looked more vibrant and glowing. But then you look down to see it - your neck. Your neck, which is frequently affected by wrinkles, bands, and sagging, is one of the first and most visible parts of the body to show signs of ageing. Even using your regular skin care routine on the neck does not always appear to help with these issues. So, what are the best methods for combating and smoothing these age-related fine lines? Surprisingly, the face and the neck are linked; however, the ageing of the neck is slightly different. There are several reasons for this, one of which is that the skin on the neck is extremely thin. It is vulnerable to sun damage. But what distinguishes the neck is that it moves; the neck is a joint, just like your elbow or knee. And we develop creases over our joints over time. Normal skin ageing causes collagen and elastic tissue to break down, which accounts for neck wrinkles and sagging. This typically manifests itself around the mid-20s, and it is exacerbated in those who have had increased exposure to sunlight and pollutants such as cigarette smoke. These creases and bands on the neck have gotten worse in recent decades as a result of a condition known as "tech neck," which is caused by looking down at electronic devices for long periods of time. Neck bands become worse with neck movement, such as moving the neck up and down. They also get deeper when you hold your neck in a downward position while browsing on your phone or working on your laptop. Is there a way to prevent neck ageing? The best solution is to prevent sagging and wrinkles from forming in the first place. It is always easier to prevent damage than it is to repair or rejuvenate it. Sunscreen This product is your best line of defence against wrinkles and other signs of ageing. When choosing a sunscreen, look for one with an SPF of 30 or higher. Sun damage accelerates the appearance of ageing on all parts of the body. Do you already apply sunscreen to your face? Apply the same skin care routine that you use on your face to your neck. Antioxidants Another method of prevention is to use topical treatments and creams containing antioxidants. Ingredients such as vitamin C and E, can help reverse the effects of sunlight and pollution. They also stimulate collagen, reduce fine lines and improve skin elasticity. Retinols Retinols are also beneficial in combating the signs of ageing. If you have sensitive skin and are concerned about the strength, choose a cream that contains Retinyl Palmitate, a ProRetinol that is mild enough for most people. When it comes to stimulating collagen, retinoid creams are an excellent choice. Diet What you eat can also have an impact on how our skin looks. A diet high in antioxidants and low in sugar helps to prevent collagen damage. Weight fluctuation has a significant impact on your neck. If you have a history of yo-yo dieting, this will contribute to neck laxity. The most effective neck wrinkle treatments If you've already developed these unsightly wrinkles and sagging, it may be time to seek treatment. Here are some examples of dermatologist led options... HIFU Ultherapy, which uses ultrasound, penetrates deeper into the skin's layers than creams, stimulating collagen at the deeper layers and preventing sagging neck. Lasers Non-ablative fractionated resurfacing lasers, such as Clear and Brilliant or Fraxel, can help improve your skin's texture. MNRF All radiofrequency microneedling devices stimulate collagen and elastic tissue, which aids in the treatment of horizontal neck bands. If you choose this procedure, keep in mind that it will necessitate multiple treatments. Injectables Another option for filling neck bands and horizontal lines is injectables. Dermal fillers do not treat muscle, but they can help to smooth out fine lines and plump up the skin on the neck, giving it a more youthful appearance. Botox is preferable for bands and neck cords because it softens their appearance by relaxing the muscle.
How Dairy gives You Acne
Everyone who's fighting acne, doubts this at some point in time. 'Does dairy make my acne worse?'. You may stop having dairy for a week, only to realize that it is too much trouble and you can't really tell the difference. Let's figure this out together... Research tells us that inflammatory skin problems such as psoriasis, eczema and acne are more common and more severe in those who consume a diet rich in dairy products. These skin problems are even more common in those who indulge in smoking, consume packaged food and are exposed to polluted air. Cow's milk, which is the largest consumed animal milk in the world, contains casein protein and whey protein. Both these are known to raise the levels of growth hormones in calves as well as humans. Growth hormones such as insulin-like growth factor - 1 or IGF-1 is strongly linked with increased sebum formation in our skin. After infancy our body increasingly loses its ability to digest lactose, a sugar found in milk. We know that more than 50% of the world's population is lactose intolerant. Milk and milk products trigger all sorts of allergies as well as acne. Besides this, cows and buffaloes are regularly injected with artificial hormones to increase their milk supply. When you consume dairy that is mass produced with such practices, it throws your hormones off balance. Dairy may also promote growth of unhealthy gut bacteria and cause gut inflammation. This alters the way your food is digested and absorbed, which in turn leads to vitamin deficiencies and dull skin. How to prevent dairy related skin problems? Reduce dairy intake and switch to high-fiber diet instead. Increase your intake of omega-3 rich food and supplements to achieve a blemish-free skin. Do not substitute dairy with packaged almond milk or soy milk. Consider switching to green tea or freshly brewed black coffee instead. Both of these have plenty of antioxidant benefits which boost your immunity and make your skin glow. If you plan to give a dairy-free lifestyle a try, avoid all dairy products completely for atleast 3 weeks to see the improvement. Any thing less than 2 weeks cannot give you an idea of whether dairy truly aggravates your acne. If your acne persists consider discussing diagnostic tests and acne treatment options with your dermatologist. *Dairy products include milk, yogurt, curd, buttermilk, cheese, paneer, whey protein shakes, cakes and other similar desserts.
How to Get Rid of Dark Circles
While dark circles are not the sign of serious health issues, they can be considered as a sign that you’re not doing what’s healthy for the body. The appearance of the darkened skin around your eyes can look quite unappealing. Here’s what you can do about it… Why do we get dark circles? There are many reasons why we get dark circles. The problem is so common that we tend to ignore it or slather on some concealer and pretend it doesn't exist. Still, dark circles happen due to many poor lifestyle choices and this should be a wake-up call to take some action. The skin around the eye area is similar to the rest of our body, but much thinner. Hence, the effects of something that happens to your body will show up quicker on the eye area before it becomes apparent for the rest of the body. Some of the causes of dark circles include lack of sleep, lack of nutrition in diet, sun exposure, fluid retention, heredity, hyper-pigmentations, allergies, dermatitis, or even as simple as the natural aging process. And rest assured, getting rid of dark circles is certainly doable. How to get rid of dark circles effectively? 1. Getting enough sleep Make sure you get enough sleep daily. This is a good start to reducing the appearance of dark circles significantly. When you are sleep deprived, your body does not get enough time to make necessary repairs after a day’s activity. This takes a toll on the body. We can see this on our skin, starting from the thinnest skin surrounding the eye area. Depending on your age, you may need more or fewer sleep hours than others but it’s safe to say, getting shut-eye for seven or eight hours is a good start. 2. Purge out water retention In some cases when your body retains fluids more than it needs, usually due to diets high in salts, your eyes look darkened and puffy. Applying cold compression to the eyes or sleeping with extra pillows will elevate the area and prevents extra fluids from pooling unnecessarily. 3. Moisturize We that dry, parched skin looks dull and unhealthy. The same thing applies to the skin surrounding the eye area. Plus it is more prominent here since the skin is thinner. Give your under eye area some TLC with intense moisturizing cream for nourishment. As mentioned, since the skin at the eye area is thinner, you should get eye cream instead of using a facial moisturizer. Eye creams are formulated for quicker absorption. Plus, most eye creams also come with ingredients that are specific to undo the appearance of dark circles such as hyaluronic acid, vitamins C, vitamin E and caffeine. 4. Skin-lightening cream If you have a serious case of dark circles and want to remedy the issue quickly, consider skin-lightening creams that work on pigmentation in the eye area. Notable ingredients to look for including kojic acid, glycolic acid, vitamin c, and glutathione to name a few. 5. Medical treatments for dark circles In the case when you want to go the medical route or perhaps your dermatologist recommends it, there are treatments used to lighten dark circles. Treatments such as chemical peels (with customized acids and concentration according to your condition), laser therapy, and dermal fillers that work wonders as they work to counter the factors that are causing you dark circles in the first place. A surgical procedure known as blepharoplasty can also be done if you need it. The procedure works by removing a layer of fat at the eye area to decrease puffiness and shadow cast in the under eye, which in turn reduces the appearance of dark circles. Multiple solutions and remedies are available to treat dark circles. And since there’s no one-size-fits-all, it’s best for you to get advice from your doctor to guide you on the best way to eliminate dark circles, for good.
How Skin Supplements Enhance Your Beauty
The foundation of healthy skin is a consistent skincare routine. Using sunscreen on a daily basis, along with potent active ingredients such as retinol to prevent signs of ageing, vitamin C to brighten the skin, and hyaluronic acid (HA) to restore moisture, can help to maintain or improve skin tone and texture. Even the best skincare regimens, however, cannot solve every problem. This is where the adage "beauty from within" comes into play. If your topical skincare products aren't giving you the results you want, an oral supplement may be able to help boost the benefits from the inside out. It is undeniable that what we eat, including food and supplements, has an effect on our skin. Vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and herbs can all have a direct impact on the skin and protect it from environmental aggressors that cause ageing signs. Other factors, such as stress, have an effect on our skin. Sleep, stress, and inflammation supplements can truly improve skin quality from the inside out. How Supplements Enhance The Benefits Of Skincare Supplements improve your skincare in a variety of ways. For starters, they can provide essential vitamins and minerals that our bodies require for healthy skin cells and hair follicles. This is especially important as we get older. Many of our naturally occurring proteins and vitamins deplete as we age, and supplements help to replenish this loss while also supporting the building blocks of our bodies. Second, they can stimulate the production of proteins or minerals in our bodies. Take collagen supplements, for example. Supplemental collagen is made up of amino acid and peptide fragments. The presence of these in the bloodstream indicates that collagen is being processed as waste and is being removed. This signal initiates the body's natural processes. This causes collagen production to go into overdrive in order to replenish the collagen that is being removed. This will support and increase collagen production in a collagen-deficient system. Aother example is, beta carotene. When ingested, beta carotene is converted to vitamin A, which is responsible for stimulating fibroblasts, the cells responsible for developing tissue that keeps skin firm and healthy, and the deepest layer. Just as the quality of a topical skincare product is determined by the quality of its ingredients, the composition of a supplement is an important factor in its effectiveness. Basically, supplements address a wide range of skin issues, from blemishes and redness to skin tone and texture. Common Skin Issues That Supplements Can Help With The vitamin and supplement market is over-crowded, and every formula seems to make a lofty claim. So, how do you decide what deserves a place in your routine? To begin, decide which skin issues you want to address. Some of the most common skin concerns that supplements can help with are: collagen production, acne, redness and inflammation, and overall skin health. COLLAGEN PRODUCTION A good topical skincare routine includes collagen-stimulating ingredients such as vitamin C, retinoids, and peptides. Including an ingestible supplement to help with collagen production can result in more visible results. Most supplements promote collagen production, which is one of our skin's building blocks (proteins). Hydrolyzed collagen is the easiest to digest because it is broken down into the smallest forms of peptides and amino acids. The most impressive research focuses on collagen derived from fish scales, though bovine collagen has also been shown to be effective. Finally, the skin should be plumper, hydrated, and smoother with less fine lines and wrinkles. ACNE As previously stated, skin health is frequently a reflection of gut health. According to studies, people who suffer from digestive issues have a higher prevalence of acne or other inflammatory skin conditions. According to one study, people with acne and rosacea are 10-times more likely to have small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), a condition characterised by abnormal growth of bacteria in the small intestine. A daily probiotic can aid in the restoration of good bacteria in the gut and the development of a healthy microbiome. Supplemental vitamin A and zinc have also been shown in studies to be effective in treating acne breakouts. REDNESS & INFLAMMATION Stress-relieving supplements may be beneficial in relieving redness and inflammation. Supplements that primarily support hormone regulation, the endocrine system, and other body systems work from the inside out. The end result can range from less inflammation and redness to a brighter skin. In this case, look for calming ingredients such as adaptogenic, nervine, and herbs that support a healthy response to inflammation. These are great for helping to regulate our stress responses and soothe inflammation. Rhodiola, ashwagandha, schisandra, and even CBD can help the skin from the inside out. OVERALL SKIN HEALTH Because each person's skin is affected by different factors, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to supplements. There is no single solution to skin problems. Having said that, there are some targeted treatments that have far-reaching benefits. The Takeaway While dietary supplements can help improve skin quality, especially when combined with a well-curated skincare regimen, the quality of the formula is important. Before trying any vitamins or supplements, consult with your dermatologist to ensure they are safe and effective for your needs, just as you would when introducing a new product or treatment into your routine.