Yellow

Blog, Health

Vincent Van Gogh used to eat yellow paint because he thought it would get the happiness inside him. Many people thought he was mad and stupid for doing so because the paint was toxic. Never mind that it obvious that eating paint couldn’t possibly have any direct correlation to one’s happiness. Alas, I never saw anyone would do such >.<

If you were so unhappy that even the maddest ideas could possibly work, like painting the walls of your internal organs yellow, the you are going to do it. It’s really no different than falling in love or taking drugs.

There is greater risk of getting your heart broken or overdosing, but people still do it everyday because there was always that chance it could make things better.

Because, everyone has their own YELLOW paint.

 

S-Tee

xoxo

Time of Devotion

Blog, Health

Muslim around the world welcome the Holy Month of Ramadhan in May, when we fast from dawn to dusk. The first day of Ramadhan , called Awal Ramadhan, falls on May 17 (subject to change) this year. It also a public holiday Brunei Darussalam, as well as in the Malaysian states of Kedah, Melaka & Johor.

Breaking the Fast

Ramadhan – a period of reflection and prayer. An important observance during the month is fasting, which takes place from dawn to dusk.

The Iftar (breaking of fast) meal is a joyous occasion. Usually enjoyed with family and friends. Dates are often savored with milk, water or tea. Or we can enjoy it just as it is. High in sugar, fibre and minerals, dates are easily digested and a quick source of energy  and nutrients. Eating dates after a fast also helps the body’s blood glucose levels quickly return to normal.

Happy Fasting!

 

xoxo,

S-Tee

 

 

Fab Fats

Health

Oh my Gucci, I just found out something new. Check out below!

Fun Fact:

Ketogenic Diets involve low carbohydrate and high healthy fat intakes. In a low carb environment, the body switches from burning body fat for fuel. Paired with exercise, this can promote WEIGHT LOSS. Yes, you heard it right!

The keto diet is also known to help control seizures in epileptic patients, although the precise biochemical process is still being researched.

Hope it helps!

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xoxo,

S-Tee

Stubborn FAT belly

Health

 

Hi everyone!

Today I want to share something what I got from reading – How to reduce fat from your abs.

Some of us might be do the exercise/workout to reduce stubborn fat belly. But it seems to no avail. Here are the tips that might help. Lets do this girls!

First of all, start working out. Eat a healthy diet and there you go.We all have them. Some women have more visible abs than others and belly fat is really stubborn. You can’t remove it just by spending time in the gym.

Many fitness instructors and nutritionists say that abs are made in the kitchen. And they are ABSOLUTELY  right! I’m totally agree with this. The key is in what you eat and when you eat.

Doing exercises comes on top of that. What I have here is a couple of strategies that might work. They require dedication if you want to achieve results. It’s not that hard. You will get used to it over time. You just need to focus on your goals. After that, everything will be smooth as water. Remember, a healthy diet is a key!

Lets get started!

 

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Hope this can help you guys!

1) Reduce/Eliminate Sugar

Reduce all forms of sugar and afterwards remove it completely. Even it’s hard for me though. sighhhh… Literally, you don’t need it. You know how sugar reacts. It causes huge metabolic issues. Shortly explained, you take sugar, your body can’t process it and turns it to fat.

2) Increase Healthy Fats

People really lack knowledge about these healthy fats. As soon as they spot something with fat, they throw it away. Maybe that’s good because they don’t want to risk anything. However, you need some fat in your body. The healthy one.

That kind of fat is included in foods like:

  •      Avocados
  •      Real Butter
  •      Raw Dairy
  •      Organic Pastured Egg Yolks
  •      Coconuts and Coconut Oil
  •      Nuts and Organic Nut Oils
  •      Grass-Fed Meats
  •      Animal-Based Omega-3s

Monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) are proven for boosting abdominal fat loss. A research made about women who switched to 1,600-calorie high MUFA diet gave tremendous results. They lost a third of their belly fat in a month – new things that I learn today 😛

3) Intermittent Fasting

This strategy got a huge boost lately. It gives amazing results. People are really satisfied with it. If represents a very effective way to address excess weight. It resets the whole body making it use fat as a primary fuel.

4) The Most Common Mistakes You Make When You Try to Lose Belly Fat

Doing great work can be damaged when the desire beats your determination.The hunger for unhealthy food will always be here. It’s up to you whether you will feed it or let it sit there. For me, the most difficult thing was removing sugar from my diet. I was addicted to to put sugar in my coffee.

I still use sugar in very small dosages. Especially coffee. I can’t bear with the bitterness. Strong will and you are on the right path. The most common mistake everyone does is so obvious. However, when the desire attacks we are becoming blind. We tend to believe in everything we see. Wake up from that dream and keep pushing. Great results are coming!

 

These are the most common mistakes everyone does.

  • Chronic Stress

People feel the need of constant eating when they are under stress. Chronic stress keeps your hormones elevated.

This will hinder your weight loss results. Avoid this. Learn how to manage stress and decrease it so that you can’t ruin your effort.

  • Diet Soda

The biggest lie in the world. Diet soda is not diet. It doubles your risk of obesity. A research showed that diet soda increases the risk of weight gain more than regular soda. Stop drinking it. Replace it with a natural fruit drink. You will feel better.

See here what coke does to your body.

Don’t forget to check this comparison what coke does to your body vs. coke usages in your home.

  • Alcohol

Don’t drink alcohol. It promotes weight gain. Over drinking will kill any effort you take.

5) Lack of Exercise

I eat clean and I don’t need to exercise. Who told you that? Make him return your money because the lack of exercise will get you rusty. Nothing is achieved without work. To maximize your efforts of belly fat you need to force your body to lose fat. Your muscle tissue will burn 5 times more energy than fat tissues. This means burning more calories and “melts” down your fat.

6) Magnesium Deficiency

This mineral is used by every single organ in your body. Your muscles, heart and kidneys are the primary users. If you suffer huge fatigue all the time, abnormal heart rhythms or even eye twitches, you need to blame the low levels of magnesium. Import Avocados, Seaweed and green leafy vegetables to get more magnesium. There are other foods that could help you increase the magnesium in your body.

So, what are you doing to remove the belly fat?

Are you doing something more different than this?

Go ahead, share it with us!

While you are there, you can let your friends know about this. This is an eye opener!

 

Until we meet again!

 

xoxo,

S-Tee

 

Hey-ache!

Health

I just recovered from my flu 2 weeks ago, or so. Literally, its not FULLY recovered yet! Why? Because I’m still battling with ehemm what I call as mucus – a thick viscous, wet substance living happily inside my nose and throat. Gross no?

I think because of these 2 villains; bacteria and viruses that invades into my body and cause infection. Yes, infection that’s the word! Normally, I don’t notice the mucus from my nose because it mixes with saliva and drips harmlessly down the back of my throat to be swallowed gradually and continuously throughout the day.

Only when my body produces more mucus than usual or the mucus is thicker than normal does it become more noticeable. Excess mucus can come out the front of my nose in the form of a runny nose. When the mucus runs down the back of the nose to the throat, it’s called postnasal drip. I sound like a Medical practitioner now! 😛

Sometimes, so hard for me to breath properly resulting from headache. People with sinus infections don’t complain of headache first. They say they are sick and have a headache. That’s true, I’m sick and got headache afterwards. Here what I found from reading:

Headache pain along with a stuffy, runny nose and itchy, watery eyes. Sounds like a sinus headache, right? Most people who think they have a sinus headache with symptoms like pain in the head, stuffy nose, and watery eyes actually have migraine headaches.

Differences in Symptoms, Causes

Sinus headache and migraine can have some symptoms in common, including:

Pain in the head, particularly the forehead.

  1. Itchy or watery eyes.
  2. Pain associated with movement.

But migraines are often also accompanied by other symptoms, including:

  1. Nausea or vomiting.
  2. Sensitivity to sound or light.
  3. Severe throbbing pain on one side of the head.

Migraine is usually to blame in people who have frequent, severe headaches..

People with sinus infections don’t complain of headache first. They say they are sick and have a headache.

Sinus headaches are usually caused by an infection and inflammation of the nasal passages. That leads to congestion. And that causes pain and pressure in the forehead and behind the cheekbones.

Different Treatments

For sinus headaches, treatment starts with decongestants, pain relievers, and nasal irrigation to ease sinus pressure and congestion and help drainage.

Antibiotics or nasal steroids are often used as a second line of attack to treat the underlying infection or chronic disease.

A sinus headache caused by an infection should go away soon after starting treatment.

Migraine treatment isn’t just about stopping a migraine once it starts. It’s also about preventing them and reducing their frequency, severity, and duration.

Drugs called triptans are used during a migraine attack to reduce pain and restore function.

* I should get going. Clinic is waiting for me!

xoxo,

S-Tee