Thursday, 11 February 2016

Tips To Help Eliminate Sugar Cravings

One of the main reasons that people crave sweets is because their insulin is high. Once it starts to fall, our body wants the sugar to spike it back up again. It's a horrible cycle, which will leave you feeling tired and fatigued.

Here are some tips to help you get back on track, to help you feel energetic again.

Increase your protein.
At times our body feels like our body wants sugar, when it's just craving protein. Try starting with an egg, or something that is high in protein.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Losing weight: The (super easy) Japanese way

Last month, I was introduced to a super-special lose-weight-as-you-eat dish. Called konjac, it’s a Japanese root vegetable that’s incredibly low in calories – 3 calories per 100 grams (considering 100 grams of cucumber have 10 calories, this is really, really low).

It’s completely gluten and wheat-free. And when you mix it with a little water, konjac transforms into a gel-like substance that traps fats, sugars and other toxins. Plus, it’s the highest natural source of natural dietary fiber, which makes it quite filling. It’s for all these reasons that konjac has long been known as a ‘broom for the stomach’ in its native Japan.

Saturday, 6 February 2016

The Life With an Aquarium

Fish are wonderful pets to have. It can be so much fun to watch them swim around and play with each other. However, fish are not as easy to take care of as you might think. Taking care of an aquarium can be a lot of work. Constant maintenance must be done to ensure that it is a clean place for your fish to live. Neglecting your aquarium could result in your fish dying sooner than they normally should. Therefore, you need to make sure that you have everything you need to clean your aquarium and provide the best environment possible for your beloved fish. Here are some tips to buying nice accessories for your aquarium.

Friday, 5 February 2016

Enjoying a Little TLC With My ExfoliMate from #greenheartlabs

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

My daughter is just shy of seven months old, which means that things are slightly getting easier. Now when I say it's getting easier, I just mean that I have my shit together by now. Both her and I are on a regular routine, which now leaves a little me time. I don't get that many minutes throughout the day that's spent alone, so when I do get the chance, I take advantage of it. Something as simple as a bubble bath for ten minutes, is heaven! I recently had the opportunity of testing out a beauty product, that made me feel like I went to the spa. For most people using a product like the ExfoliMate Magic Body Cloth by Green Heart Labs, would be a normal bathing routine... for me, I'd be lucky if I manage to get time for a bath or a shower alone!

Green Heart Labs is a company that takes pride in offering products that are all natural, top quality, always free from parabens, phthalates, sulfates, and cruelty free.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Thinspiration Sunday (LATE): My Weekly Weigh In & Some Mom & Baby Exercise Moves!

Join me for Thinspiration Sunday's and create your own weight loss post to help inspire you to keep on track. It can be photos, poetry, recipes, or a diet tip. Make sure to have fun, and good luck!

Today's weigh in: 183Lbs

Since last Sunday I haven't lost any further weight. I'm sad regarding it, but still positive that it will be a better week. I originally had planned on walking to work daily, however, the babysitter was arriving later that I had hoped. I ended up getting a ride with my mom (babysitter) so that I wouldn't be late. I ate healthy most of the week, and made a point of recording everything that I put in my mouth. I didn't gain any weight, but I was able to maintain it. What am I doing differently this week? Well, on the days that I've been busing it to work, I take the stairs through the subway stations. I also get off the bus a few stops early so that I can walk a bit towards work. I also made a point of getting up every 30 minutes from my desk, to make sure that I stretch my body. I also go for a walk every 2 to 3 hours, which includes a washroom break and a breast pumping session. Since I'm new it's a little hard to get up every hour to go for a walk... ideally it would be great if I could go for a walk hourly.