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5 Teas That Melt Fat. Think of your body as teapot on the stove and the water inside as your belly fat.

5 Teas That Melt Fat

Chances are the pot is sitting there over a low flame, not doing much of anything. The water inside may be warm, but it’s not boiling. If you want the pot to whistle—and attract a few whistles yourself—you need to crank up the heat. Well, that’s exactly what will happen if you take that teapot from metaphor to reality. Tea—at least, certain types of tea—can rev up your body’s ability to melt fat as quickly and easily as turning a stove from low to high. Why not give your body every advantage it can get in the battle against fat? White Tea: Breaks down stored fat We like: Twinings, The Republic of Tea, Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Think of white tea as Spanx in a cup.

Barberry: Blocks fat cells from growing We like: TerraVita, TeaHaven The stem, fruit and root bark of the barberry shrub contains berberine–a powerful, naturally occurring, fat-frying chemical. Breakfast Smoothies For Weight Loss. Transform-your-butt-in-just-6-moves-108099273633. The butt has gotten a lot of attention lately (see: J.Lo’s “Booty,” Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda,” and Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” — none of which are leaving our workout playlists any time soon), so we decided to create an exercise routine that will get that booty in gear.


We already came up with the only 10 workout moves you need, and we weren’t kidding about the title — from those exercises, trainer Kira Stokes designed this routine to specifically target your posterior. A better butt isn’t just about looks — working your backside helps you move faster and stronger in the rest of your workouts, too. This do-anywhere circuit will transform your rear in just six moves. Now that’s a workout we can get behind. Related: 30 Photos Of Unretouched Butts, In Case You Forgot What They Really Look Like. The Ultimate Guide to Good Skin. By: Steven MacariSteven Macari, holistic health practitioner, nutritionist at Drive 495 and founder of the SLVRBK mat, shares his tips to getting your best skin ever.

The Ultimate Guide to Good Skin

Everyone wants great skin, some people have it naturally, others have to work really hard to maintain a clear complexion. While topical remedies or a “detox diet” might bring you temporary relief chances are the issues will resurface, often at the worst time. In my experience, skin problems are usually linked to four primary areas—digestive dysfunction, hormonal imbalances, nutrient deficiencies or toxicity.

I will tell you a little about each and then give you some tips. 1) Digestive Dysfunction: The link between the digestive system (the gut) and the skin has become well known. Colored chalk tips. Today I'm excited to share another hair tutorial!

Colored chalk tips

My genius friend Caroline used chalk (yes, plain old chalk) to color the ends of her hair like a rainbow, and you could also do ombre or just your favorite color. Grow Healthy Hair Naturally. BEFORE Client with over processed dull and dry hair After: 6 months later - same client with new found hair growth!

Grow Healthy Hair Naturally

How to: 1) We do not massage our hair enough! Scalp massage is essential in this process. On clean shampooed hair (shampoo of your choice), towel dry your hair and massage hair with distilled white vinegar for approximately 15 minutes. Use approximately 1/2 cup of distilled white vinegar for this process and add more if necessary. Homemade Gift: Coconut Oil Honey Hair Mask. Last week I shared the simple process for making coconut oil lip gloss.

Homemade Gift: Coconut Oil Honey Hair Mask

Did you know that coconut oil can be used as a beauty product on your hair as well? This easy hair mask is natural and relatively inexpensive, and it makes a unique and thoughtful gift. You can make up a large batch of the hair mask, package it in jars from the dollar store, and give it out to all the beauty conscious on your Christmas list. Each of the three ingredients in this homemade hair mask have excellent benefits for your (or your giftee’s) hair.

Seals in hair moistureContains antibacterial and antifungal properties (helps to control dandruff)Contains nutrients like vitamin E, vitamin K and iron The high sugar content of honey acts as a humectant to maintain moisture content of hairHas anti-bacterial properties for a healthy scalpCAN LIGHTEN HAIR OVER TIME COCONUT OIL & HONEY HAIR MASK 2 parts coconut oil, melted 2 parts honey 1 part apple cider vinegar Mix together and pour into a microwaveable jar. DIY: Tea Tree and Lemon Face and Body Scrub. It’s here, Nerdship.

DIY: Tea Tree and Lemon Face and Body Scrub

Summer. Hot. Sunny. Summer. It’s the time of year when most of us make an effort to venture outdoors and have fun underneath the Day Ball. With the shedding of layers and shorter crops of clothes like shorts, tank tops, etc… we expose our skin to the elements. There are THOUSANDS of DIY scrub recipes out there on the web. Before I go into how to make the scrub, I’d like to throw a little PSA out there when it comes to store-bought exfoliating scrubs. Photo courtesy 5 Gyres Institute It’s a fairly recent problem that’s crept up over the last two decades so long-term studies on the effects it will have on the environment are still a little hazy, but scientists have already said that it is having negative effects on the local ecosystems.

Good news is 5 states (Illinois, New York, Minnesota, Ohio, and California) have some proposed legislation in the works that will hopefully ban the use and distribution of products containing those pesky microbeads.