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I’ve had the good fortune of traveling to many cities around the world & in my quest for various cuisines, I found that you get Chicken Curry in SO many forms – Indian, Thai, English, Jamaican, Mexican, Japanese & so much more! Here are some of my favs.. Feel free to add some of yours!         1. CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA Ingredients: 3 chicken breasts  – cubed 4 tbsp cooking oil 1 large onion – chopped 2 cloves [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Sep - 11 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Forget the magic diet-pills & overnight miracle meds to burn fat ‘n flab! When it took months or years to put on all that weight, it’s clear its gonna take more than a few days or nights to burn it off! Here’s the skinny on how you’ll reach your goal weight, soon(er!!!) than you would without knowing and following these tips. Count your daily calorie intake – write down, with the help of google/bing, how many calories you take in [...]

Posted by admin On Aug - 2 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

While ellipticals have only come into the workout scene fairly recently, they have fast become more popular than treadmills. Here’s some insight into how the two compare – worth a read before you buy or use either or both of them.. The plus point in a treadmill is that it provides a better training experience for a dedicated runner/jogger than an elliptical trainer. So, if you’re into marathons or walkathons, the treadmill might be better for you, esp. during the [...]

Posted by admin On Aug - 2 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Stop procrasti-dreaming of a perfect butt.. No more excuses!! Get off ur seat & try these exercises to get the perfectly well-toned, firm & lifted derriere! I’ve always had more of a sitting job & so I maintained an exercise routine to stay in shape, apart from a healthy diet. Hour-long walks/runs, gym workouts or even tennis/ badminton/squash work well for me. However, if you need to trim only your butt, these are the best ways to reach that goal [...]

Posted by admin On Aug - 2 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Everything from yoga to pilates to strength/cardio-training to healthy eating habits – ALL  to lose the baby-weight FAST(er)   Let’s start by understanding the Post-baby belly flap What Causes It? -       The skin stretches with your expanding belly but may not shrink back to its pre-pregnancy state -       Excessive weight gain -       Twin-or-more pregnancy -       Previous pregnancies -       Sun damage -       The LARGEST factor is heredity. Some women’s genes give them better collagen and elastin formation, so the skin can [...]

Posted by admin On Aug - 2 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Here’s 10 simple yet important things to remember if you want to simply stay slim forever or maintain your weight, especially if you’ve worked hard to get into shape. Exercise daily – walking/ running or any cardio workout for 30 mins, yoga/pilates, etc. Pump some iron2-3ce a week – rem, more repetitions or sets with lower weight is better for toning; More weight is required if you’re building muscle. Breathe right – watch a baby breathe & emulate him/her – [...]

Posted by admin On Aug - 2 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

The flu season is upon us and before we let it take its toll on our routine, festivities and holiday spirit, let’s get in-the-know of how to keep the flu at bay. Wash your hands A LOT (with warm water, if possible) 1. Use a hand sanitizer frequently – keep some in your purse, car, office – everywhere. 2. Keep your hands off your face as far as possible. 3. Get loads of Vitamins C & D. 4. Have only [...]

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Feeling bloated & a tad chubbier around the waist lately? Want to fit into that gorgeous new pair of jeans but afraid of the muffin-top or turnip look? Here’s 10 ways to beat the bloat! 1. Avoid any drink that contains gas-creating bubbles like caffeine, soda, carbonated water, bubbly, champagne, etc. 2. Drink TONS of Water! 3. Eliminate any starchy carbs like rice, bread, pasta, etc. 4. Stay away from salt and heavily salted foods. High sodium makes you retain [...]

Posted by admin On Aug - 2 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

What to wear, what NOT to wear, how to wear it, … just to look slimmer? here are some of my own tricks (Like I always say,” I’m not slim. I just ‘conceal’ well!”) and more.. Buy what fits you – don’t force yourself into a size-smaller piece as this will accentuate the flabs. Beat the bloat  – Look up the ‘Beat the bloat!’ blog in this section for more. Invest in a good body-slimmer and quality practical underwear. Stop [...]

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Love dimples but not when they’re off the face??? You’re not alone! This is Cellulite – the orange-peel appearance of the skin’s surface or crater-like bulges and hollows, which give it that generally lumpy and uneven appearance. Unsightly indeed! Let’s get rid of it…. Use a good cellulite cream – Trilastin is supposedly the best and claims to reach into the middle layer of the dermis unlike any other cream & lift and firm saggy skin, reduce cellulite in four [...]

Posted by admin On Aug - 2 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

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