How You Can go From Flab to Fab in No Time

Are you sick of having rolls and rolls of flab when you look at yourself in the mirror? Do you wish you could wear slinky little dresses like the stars? Anybody can shape up, it’s just a case of believing you can before you do anything else! This post will tell you exactly how you can go from flab to fab in no time!

Start With Your Mindset

Change your mindset and you’re half way there! You need to believe you can do this. In fact, believe you’ve already done it. Don’t think of it as punishment or a chore, think of it as fun. Make it enjoyable so you like this lifestyle, and you’re more likely to stick to it.

Stop Buying Bad Food

Buying bad food and letting it sit in the cupboard is a recipe for disaster. Do your shopping online so you don’t get tempted by deals or bad foods, and only buy good food to fill your cupboards. Have a treat once in a while, but don’t keep them in the house. You can quickly sabotage your efforts this way.

Eat More Natural Foods

Natural foods will us up for longer than bad foods do. They also help us to feel more alert and energised. Include plenty of vegetables, fruit, nuts, and lean meats on your shopping list. You can also find ways to make your favourite foods from healthy food, so you don’t feel like you’re missing out.

Don’t Go Hungry

Starving yourself is not the way to go. You can ruin your progress in so many ways by doing this! Instead, eat at regular intervals and keep your portion sizes under control. If you let yourself starve you’ll either end up binging or you’ll mess up your metabolism and make your body hold on to fat.

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Get Some Exercise

People say they don’t like it, but they just haven’t found a form of exercise that they like. Make an effort 3 times a week and you’ll notice massive benefits. You can then increase it if you like, but you don’t have to. Even walking is a good form of exercise. Or, you could try something fun like playing football!

See a Professional

A professional can help you in many ways. They may talk to you about your diet, and advise you on how you can change your life. If you feel you are too far gone, you can also discuss weight loss surgery procedures. Depending on the type of professional you see, your life can change in many ways.

Address Underlying Issues

Do you feel insecure in yourself? Do you hate being alone? Lots of things can trigger eating binges and leave you feeling gross afterwards. Address these issues and you’ll feel less inclined to binge.

Enjoy the Journey!

Finally, enjoy the journey and the things you’re doing to get to where you want to be. Don’t have the mindset of, ‘I’ll be happy when I weigh X amount’ or ‘I’ll be happy when I look like X’ – just be happy now and enjoy the ride. This is your life, after all!

TRADITIONAL DISHES & THE PERFECT WINE

Have you heard about Hard to Find Wines? I think it’s the most reliable food and wine pairing source on the web. Hard to find wines have gotten thousands of ideas, tips and techniques to make wonderful pairing and make your meals taste amazing. Did you ever steer yourself to the best wine and food pairings?Or tried to enhance a wonderful dining experience? In many cultures, wines has had a long history of being stapled at the dinner table.

Many people fret about matching right food with the exact wine to complement it. So, that they can make a good wine match with just about any food. Most wines go very suitably with most dishes.The people at Hard to Find Wines, understand the importance of expert wine pairing. They have excellent knowledge of traditional dishes, featuring an interactive map of the world, with a wide range of countries all around the world.

With an information points, you can discover the name of the dish by clicking on any of the following countries information points, a tremendous and marvelous recipe to try yourself and details accompanied by perfect wine. Apron on and empty wine glasses? You can start finally, if you are well conscious about selecting wines to match with Food rather than trying to make one bottle fit every dish on the table.Concocting the perfect marriage is simple with the wine and food pairing tool. Select your dish or select your traditional dishes from the world map below, then a recipe, and see the list of suggested pairings. The tool of pairing is the best match of traditional dishes and perfect wine.

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The Best European Cities for a Weekend Break

Sometimes you just need to get away for the weekend. And although you can go to London, Edinburgh or perhaps Cornwall, you might want to explore further afield. It feels more like a proper holiday when you go over the Channel, even if it’s only for a couple of days. There are lots of cities on the continent to explore, and it doesn’t matter whether the weather is being kind for your trip. If it’s sunny, you can walk around or lie on a beach, but if not there’s always food, drink and other activities. When you go away for the weekend, you want plenty of fun and excellent value. So check out these top European destinations for a weekend break.

Paris

For a classic weekend away, you can’t beat a trip to Paris. You can take the ferry or train, and take a car or leave it behind. Book yourself and whoever comes with you into a chic boutique hotel. After you’ve checked in, you can go looking for somewhere for dinner. With so many restaurants, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Spend your evenings out on the town, enjoying the food and drink. During the day, you can take in some culture or get in some shopping.

Prague

If you would rather have something different, Prague is another popular destination for a weekend break. Beer lovers will want to make it their second home and could spend the weekend moving from pub to pub. Visit one of the cities museums if you want to learn more about its history or admire the antique shopping arcades, and perhaps buy a souvenir. At night, there’s plenty of live music, especially if you’re a fan of jazz.

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Bruges

This Belgian city might not be the first place you think of when you want to get away. But it’s easily accessible by Eurostar, ferry or flight, and it’s a beautiful city. Once you’ve booked your hotel or apartment using Venere or a similar site, you can plan your weekend. Take a boat ride through the city people often call Little Venice, and see the magnificent belfry in the square. You could buy a waffle for an authentic Belgian experience, drink plenty of beer, or just spend the weekend pigging out on chocolate.

Barcelona

Barcelona is a beautiful place, and the perfect destination to visit with your best friends. If you love art and especially architecture, you’ll be captivated by the city. But there’s plenty of other things to do if that’s not your thing. Spend some time lounging on the beach with a cocktail and some ice cream or sample some tapas on a tapas crawl. The nightlife is fantastic too, so you’ll have plenty of fun out on the town. If you want to take in as much of the city as possible in a couple of days, go on a walking tour, hop on a bus or sign yourself up for a Segway tour.

There are lots of possibilities for a quick weekend break, whether you want to drive, fly or take a train or coach. There’s something for everyone all over Europe, from beaches to beer.

8 Things Every Girl Must Do This Summer

Summer is the best time of year! It’s when most people feel their healthiest and happiest. The sun is shining, you get some time off work and you can spend lots of time with your family and friends enjoying the outdoors.

It hasn’t officially started yet, but if you just can’t wait  to start organising your summer fun, here are eight amazing things that you must plan do this year.

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  1. Go to a festival

Summer is THE season of festivals. From food to folk and comedy to carnivals there is so much variety in the UK making it one of the best places to enjoy a festival or two this summer. For the authentic festival experience, pack your camping gear and go rustic for a couple of days.

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  1. Be beside the seaside

You simply can’t go a whole summer without visiting the beach! Whether it’s to sunbathe, build a sand castle or just for a walk, it’s a must! But, the weather is still pretty unpredictable in this country in summer. So, have a little beach bag packed and ready to go by the front door so you don’t waste any time on those precious, sunny days.

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  1.  Get away

Whether it’s a two-week or two-day break, you must get away from your usual digs for some time this summer. Start looking now at your accommodation options, from Housetrip for example, in beautiful locations like Paris, Rome and Barcelona. Or, if you don’t have the budget or time, take a staycation in a smashing city or village close by.

  1. Take up a new hobby

In summer, we tend to feel at our most energetic and positive. So why not put this energy into a hobby you’ve always been interested in exploring? This could be any number of things like running to knitting to gardening to whatever takes your fancy!

  1. Have a girls’ night

Spending some time with your girlfriends is another must for summer. Have a night out on the town or a night in at your house. Have a few cocktails and a good old catch up. Just make sure it’s quality time with the girls; no blokes allowed!

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  1.  Spruce up your style

Summer is also a perfect opportunity to mix up your look. Perhaps there is a new hairstyle you would love to try or a summery outfit you’ve got your eye on. Whatever you do, make sure it is bright and bold as that is what this season is all about.

  1. Take a road trip

There’s nothing quite like driving along the open road in the warmth and sunshine; windows down and music up. Find a scenic route nearby, load up the car with your best friends and a picnic and start driving.

  1. Get up early doors

Okay, you don’t have to do this every morning (especially if you are on holiday) but at least once, attempt to get up early to watch the sunrise. The scene will be well worth it and will invigorate you!

 

Have a happy summer girls!

Planning an Intervention When Someone You Know Has a Drug or Alcohol Problem

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There are a lot of ways that an addiction to drugs or alcohol can be approached. One of the most common in recent times is that friends, partners, and family members who have begun to notice a problem developing in a loved one will stage what is known as an ‘intervention’. This is an occasion where people who care about the abuser or potential abuser come together and confront them about their issues, and why they want them to seek help.

It can result in the person being asked to go into professional rehab or drug or alcohol addiction treatment such as the kind offered by specialist rehabilitation clinics like Beachway Therapy, but can also involve simply asking someone to try and give up a habit like drinking alcohol or using an illegal substance of their own volition, without the help of therapists or other professionals. But how do interventions work and how do you arrange one?

Brave, But Caring

The point of having an intervention is not to berate the person you are addressing or make them feel guilty or ashamed of their behavior. This will not do well for an addict, who is most likely already a bit ashamed of their own actions, and who has probably been trying to conceal them from you. It can take a big degree of bravery, also, to go up against someone that you love but who is in the grip of an addiction – you may worry that you will alienate them or make their problems worse by seeming uncaring. An intervention, then, has to be handled in a sensitive way, but with the bravery to say what needs to be said.

Let Everybody Speak

One of the main reasons why using interventions as a way to get people to seek help or stop negative habits is that it allows all of the close people in that person’s life to have a say. This can include all kinds of family members, even children, and also friends, coworkers and anybody else. It is important that everybody gets to speak and say why they want the person whose intervention it is to change their behavior, however this should not be done in a way that makes them feel they are being ‘ganged up’ on. Let everyone talk, but do let the person you are delivering the intervention to have a chance to respond.

Choose the Right Group

When you are planning your intervention, only invite people who are really involved, and perhaps a professional to manage the discussion. Don’t let random people who are vaguely involved with the subject of the intervention get in on it just for something to do or to be nosey – only people who really care or are affected should be there.

Interventions can be a good way to help someone see that they are having problems they may be in denial about, but they do have to be well planned and managed to create the desired effect.

How To Get An Expensive Look For Less

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We would all love a wardrobe bursting with chic and expensive items. In reality, most of us can’t afford this. However, that doesn’t mean we should be deprived of looking and feeling glamorous. There are many style tricks and techniques you can use to spruce up your wardrobe without having to bankrupt yourself. Follow these tips, and you can get achieve an expensive look for less.

  1. Invest in a small number luxury items

You may not be able to afford an entire designer wardrobe, but you can perhaps manage a few quality items that you can wear with many different ensembles. You’ll get great use out of a good quality and versatile overcoat or handbag, and these wardrobe essentials will instantly lift all of your outfits. Even a pair of fab sunnies can make a huge difference. The Karen Walker eyewear collection includes many on-trend sunglasses, so take a look. Even if you can’t afford these items right now, set aside a little bit each week, and you’ll be hitting the shops in no time. Just remember to think quality rather than quantity. One good handbag is more practical and better looking than several cheap ones.

  1. Keep your clothes and shoes in good condition

Make sure you look after all your items of clothing and footwear, whether they are expensive or not. Items that aren’t cared for will just look tired and shabby on. Whereas even your inexpensive vest tops or t-shirts will look very smart if they are maintained in good condition. Looking after you clothes means washing, drying and ironing them properly. Well pressed clothes make a huge difference. You should also deal with stains or other flaws immediately and not let them become worse or permanent. Shoes should be regularly buffed and shined.

  1. Make sure your clothes fit you well

Your overall look will improve significantly if your clothes fit your body properly. Clothing that is too big or too small looks odd and can cause damage to these articles. Whereas when clothes fit you properly you’ll achieve a seamless and chic silhouette. If you are not good with a sewing machine, get your clothing professionally tailored. This will cost you far less than buying a new item of clothing that does fit your properly.

  1. Customise

Clothes can take on a whole new expensive look with a little customisation. For example, add some embellishment to the collar of a dress or shirt for an affordable way to achieve a very trendy look. Not only will these alterations make you look like a million dollars, but they’ll also be one of a kind!

  1. Keep your outfits simple

Simple is elegant so don’t overdo the colours, patterns and layering of clothing. A pair of good fitting jeans, a loose shirt and chelsea boots is a chic look that suits everyone.

  1. Hold yourself with confidence

It’s true. If you feel confident, you look confident. So throw those shoulders back and feel fabulous in your new expensive look (for less!)

Ingenious bedroom wardrobes

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 Space is something we all want to gain in our residences. Or we have enough space, and we think about doing something smart and useful with it. The wardrobe is a crucial piece of furniture or practical space. We need it to keep our belonging organized, but the need to use space in a modern, creational and useful way makes us think that old wardrobes, under the shape of cabinets, cannot meet our demands. We need new ideas and solutions to integrate the wardrobe into our living space without being too obvious. So if you are looking for some inspirational ideas for your bedroom wardrobe check Urban Wardrobes main website or their account on Houzz.

We want our living space to appear more balanced, so heavy furniture will not help that. Cabinets are out of fashion, and we need to find a more practical solution that gives our home a more modern air. How about if you can have a frameless wardrobe place on your wall, from floor to ceiling? Assorted with the rest of the colors in the room, no one will even tell you have clothes in it. It looks just like a wall, made out of modern material. Massive furnishing does not burden the space, and you will have all the functional space, shelves, and drawers, behind invisible doors.

Is your bedroom up in the attic? You are afraid you won’t find a proper solution for sloping ceilings? Not anymore, because you can find the best solutions for these cases also. The wardrobe is designed to fit the slope and shape of your walls correctly, without leaving empty and unusable corners in the room. Again, it will look like a beautifully designed wall, with trapeze shapes. The bedroom will not be clogged by your belongings, as they will have a beautifully designed hideout behind the wardrobe’s doors. Or perhaps you have a vast bedroom, and you want a luxurious wardrobe, with plenty of space for your shoe collections and clothes. You can create the most incredible walk-in wardrobe with mirrors integrated with the walls, spotlight and with a space distribution that will ensure you all the space you need.

So it does not matter in what type of house or space you are living in. Get a professional team to design a bedroom wardrobe that fits best in your case. They should be able to use the designated area correctly, to create the illusion of a larger room. If you want to see some good examples or if you are looking for some inspirational ideas for your bedroom wardrobe check Urban Wardrobes. Still didn’t find what is best for you? Give them a call. They will most certainly come up with the best solution for you.

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