background preloader

Love Your Lower Body!

Love Your Lower Body!

oatmeal Don't miss my follow-up post to this one with8 MORE REFRIGERATOR OATMEAL FLAVORSplus FAQs and more tipsCLICK HERE This easy, no-cook "summer porridge" has make-ahead convenience and is packed with nutrition to get your day off to a healthy start. Make it in individual mason jars for a perfect serving size and an easy grab-and-go breakfast straight from the fridge (it's eaten cold). Take it along to work or anywhere. Great to serve on a breakfast or brunch buffet. Apparently this kind of cold yogurt & oatmeal mixture has been around for awhile. I played around with some different flavor combos, and created single portion recipes that will fit in a half-pint mason jar. ch-ch-ch-CHIA seeds. Sources: Dr. In addition to chia seeds, this refrigerator oatmeal has protein- & calcium-packed yogurt and fiber-rich oats. Step-by-step photos for makingRefrigerator Oatmeal First, I'll show you the basic procedure for making refrigerator oatmeal. RECIPE LINKS. Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5.

How to Make Dandelion Oil for Arthritis and Joint Pain Relief How to Make Dandelion Oil for Arthritis and Joint Pain Relief When I posted on my Facebook page the post about the best natural weed killers with a picture of dandelion seed head, some people suggested just to eat them instead. And this is true – dandelions can be eaten either raw or boiled in salads, or infused into herbal tea. In my e-book the Herbal Remedies Guide dandelion appears as a herbal remedy in several cases, and indeed Wikipedia mentions that historically dandelion was prized for a variety of medicinal properties, and it contains a wide number of pharmacologically active compounds. But did you know that it’s also one of the most useful plants to reduce joint pain and aching muscles? Dandelion Oil Recipe to Relieve Joint Pain Dandelion flowers, freshly picked Base oil, such as grapeseed oil, almond oil or olive oil Preparation Fill a small mason jar with fresh dandelion flowers. How to use it? Natural Remedies for Arthritis

Constellation Jar I asked Amy of This Heart of Mine for a project that would be fun for kids or adults. I love that she thought of star-gazing! We’re so far into the countryside, that the stars here are outrageously bright. It’s awesome! — Gabrielle Star gazing is one of my favorite things. Because of my love of the stars, when my daughter was little, I purchased her a night light that shines stars all over her bedroom walls. What you’ll need: - a wide mouth jar – The jar needs to be wide enough to fit the small click light inside. -an awl - scissors Cut a strip of the cake pan long enough to fit around inside the jar and tall enough to reach to the very top of the jar. Use the awl to poke holes for the constellations. I connected the constellation dots with a silver Sharpie to make them easier to spot. Fill in the other space with more holes. Roll the aluminum sheet until it fits snug inside the jar. Put the encircled aluminum sheet inside the jar. Take into a dark room and enjoy.

Eat Salmon to Lose Weight - Drop Five Pounds in a Week Make One Food Sacrifice Cutting out one indulgence — such as the chips you have with lunch or the chocolate dessert you eat after dinner — can subtract a few hundred calories from your diet, which translates into less flab, says Blum. "Your body won't even notice their absence." Don't Let the Camera Add Pounds Push your chin forward, hold your arms away from your body, and turn slightly sideways from the camera with one foot in front of the other. Really. Eat Salmon for Lunch It's packed with nutrients that build muscle tone and give your skin a healthy glow. Stand Up Straight Keeping your spine rigid and your shoulders back while sucking in your belly toward your spine gives you a slimmer, more streamlined middle. Do Squats and Sit-Ups Bodybuilders use this technique before competitions because it adds definition to muscle. Pop an Antigas Pill

The Secret to Glowing Skin- Several readers have commented that my skin glows. Through emails you’ve asked, “what do you do to get glowing skin? What’s your skin regimen?” Steaming my face is one way to get glowing skin. I learned about steaming the face several years ago as a student at John Casablancas. Before that, I’d never heard steam facials; but, I liked the result. Benefits of Steaming Your Face: The moisture from steaming the face softens the skin and opens the pores. Although I’d never heard of the steam facial before my experience at John Casablancas, I remember watching the Vicki Lawerence Show. There was one episode explaining how to get glowing skin at home. Subscribe to get updates and tips for beauty, wellness, and feminine allure. Be Good. Get The Moxie Manifesto Your weekly To-Do Tactics to help you BE GOOD, LOOK GOOD and DO BETTER! It's free! I respect your email privacy.

Water Calligraphy Device by Nicholas Hanna Beijing Design Week 2011: a tricycle modified by Canadian artist Nicholas Hanna mimics the Chinese custom of writing temporary messages on the road with water. A computer strapped to the handlebars of the Water Calligraphy Device allows the rider to type the Chinese characters they wish to spell out. These characters are transmitted electronically to a set of valves, which release water droplets in programmed patterns as the trike moves forward. Two large containers positioned at the back of the device store the water. The project was inspired by water calligraphy practiced in parks around China, where passages of poetry are spelled out on the ground for onlookers. Hanna unveiled the tricycle for Beijing Design Week, which begins on 28 September and finishes on 3 October. Another water-carrying tricycle was designed by Bill Moggridge, whose cycle purifies the liquid instead of releasing it - see the project here. The device is mounted on a flat-bead tricycle (三!")

Real College Student of Atlanta: Eating clean for rookies {part 1} I have tons of self control when it comes to just about everything besides food. I love good food and good food loves me. So trust me, I understand how difficult the concept of healthy eating or "eating clean" sounds, but it's not too bad if you ease your way into it like I've been doing for the past two weeks. I've lost about 7.5 pounds in the last two weeks from drinking LOTS of water, working out more often, and "eating clean" for at least one meal a day. I plan to start eating clean for at least two meals a day...and eventually a lifestyle...I hope. But for now, I'm proud that I've somewhat shifted my eating habits by incorporating more healthy options and feeling good and guilt free after meals. Below are some examples of foods I've eaten over the past two weeks! Tips from professionals on eating healthy: Have a partner/friend to eat healthy with you and hold each other accountable Try to eat out as little as possible Create a diet/eating plan that works for your lifestyle

The Ultimate Detox Bath A couple of nights ago I was really feeling poorly. I was worn out. Physically and mentally. I KNOW I bring a lot of it on myself. Then I started reading about how toxins can build up in your body over time and cause a myriad of uncomfortable symptoms. Toxins and chemicals are all around us, from our drinking water, to our health and beauty products, to the materials used to build and furnish our homes! If you are feeling lethargic or sluggish or you are just experiencing “Brain fog”, a Detox Bath is a great way to help your body get rid of toxins and ease some of these symptoms. Most detox bath recipes I found in researching this topic contained different combinations of the same basic ingredients: Epsom Salt, Baking Soda, and Apple Cider Vinegar. Healing Clay has been used for centuries as a form of natural medicine. So here is my ULTIMATE DETOX BATH recipe: Run your bath water as hot as you like. Warning!

Frozen Banana and Peanut Butter Recipe Are your bananas browning before you have a chance to eat them? Since it's way too hot to even think about turning on the oven for a batch of banana bread, here's a delicious way to use up ripe bananas so they don't go to waste. These frozen nibblers make a much healthier alternative to ice cream, and because they're bite-sized, you can nosh on a little something sweet whenever your sweet-tooth cravings strike. This decadent-tasting treat is just over 160 calories per serving and offers 4.1 grams of fiber and 3.7 grams of protein, so you can feel good reaching for an extra nibbler or two. Keep reading to learn how to make these adorable and tasty "ice cream" sandwiches. Ingredients 5 medium ripe bananas 1 tbsp. all natural creamy peanut butter 2 oz. nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt Directions Peel one banana and mash it with the peanut butter and yogurt. Makes four servings (about seven pieces). Information Category Desserts, Fruit Source: Calorie Count

Homemade Non-toxic Vapor Rub Want all of your favorite DIY Beauty Recipes in one place? My NEW eBook, Homemade Mommy Beauty Essentials, will give you the tips you need to avoid commercial toxins and make your own therapeutic personal care products! Get your copy here! 6Google + I just made some homemade non-toxic vapor rub and it was not hard. With so many potential oils to choose from to use for coughs, which would I choose to include in my homemade vapor rub and in what combination? What is R.C. R.C. is an oil blend that we use for coughs and colds. Why I used ghee as the carrier oil I am completely in love with ghee right now and here are 5 reasons why. So let’s get to the homemade vapor rub how-to… Homemade Non-toxic Vapor Rub This recipe makes about a third of a cup. Ingredients 3 Tbsp grass fed ghee1 Tbsp sweet almond oil1 Tbsp beeswax1 tsp R.C. blend (50 drops) (where to buy) Directions Store at room temperature so it is soft enough to rub on the feet or chest. Further Reading from Around the Web

Flat Belly Smoothie Forget doing another set of crunches at the gym. Sip on this deliciously sweet smoothie packed with ingredients that fight belly fat and reduce bloating — all for under 300 calories. The Greek yogurt in the recipe provides a good amount of calcium and protein, both of which can aid in weight loss. The smoothie also contains several ingredients — like blueberries — that have been shown to help diminish belly fat. If that's not enough, you also get the sweetness of pineapple, which contains an enzyme that helps ease digestion and banish bloat. Ingredients 3 ounces vanilla nonfat Greek yogurt 1 tablespoon almond butter 1/2 cup frozen blueberries 1/2 cup frozen pineapple 1 cup kale 3/4 cup water Directions Place all the ingredients in a blender, and mix until smooth.Enjoy immediately. Source: Calorie Count Information Category Drinks, Smoothies Cuisine North American Yield 1 serving Total Time 4 minutes, 59 seconds Nutrition Calories per serving

50 Ways to Be a Romantic Man This course submitted by Romancetips.com, providing Romantic Tips, Advice, and Date Ideas to men and women. Your wife desperately needs to hear it. She says she wants for you to show it, too. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50.

10 New Uses for Zucchini Got zucchini? Make the most of this prolific veggie, with easy and healthy main dishes, sides and yes, even dessert. Cheesy Zucchini RiceMix shredded zucchini (2 medium) and 1 cup of part-skim cheddar cheese into just-cooked brown rice; the residual heat will steam the squash and melt the cheese, creating a healthy and tasty side dish. Zucchini Ribbon SaladUse a vegetable peeler to shave long, thin strips of zucchini (stop when you reach the seedy inner core). Zucchini with Pearl PastaSauté diced zucchini (3 medium) in olive oil; toss with cooked pearl pasta (Israeli couscous) or whole-wheat orzo. Zucchini Oven FriesSlice zucchini into 3-inch-by-1/2-inch sticks. Mac and Cheese with ZucchiniMix shredded zucchini (2 medium) and 1 cup of cooked green peas into your best low-fat macaroni and cheese recipe to sneak some healthy green veggies into this family fave. Zucchini FrittataSauté diced zucchini and chopped onion in olive oil (use an oven-safe pan).

untitled

Related: