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Weight Loss – The Gentle Way to Lose the Weight Gained During Your Pregnancy

New moms always discuss the ways and means of weight loss after childbirth. This is an important issue, and you will be amazed what new moms put themselves through to get back to their pre-pregnant bodies. Remember, not all diets will work for everyone so you will have to find one that actually suits you.
Firstly you need to acknowledge that the weight you now want to lose took at least nine months to gain, and a normal person cannot lose that amount overnight. Unlike all the movie stars you see pregnant today and skinny tomorrow (within days), we as average people do not have the finances to employ a personal nutritionist, trainer and of course a nanny.
As an everyday mom we do not have the time to spend hours training while the nanny takes care of the new baby. Moms tend to have so much to do, like the laundry, cooking, fetching children, paying bills and generally running the entire household. So remember all you new moms out there, losing the weight you gained will take a little longer. But once you are back into your favorite skinny jeans it will all be worth it.
It is also very important not to cut out too many calories. As you will still need some extra energy as a new mum. This is very important for breastfeeding moms too. If you are not eating properly your baby will not get the right nutrition from the breast milk. Make sure you eat the right types of food and the right amount as well. Yes, I know we are trying to lose weight here and here, I am advising you to eat between 1000 and 2000 calories a day. Remember you will be pretty tired after a long night with the baby, and energy is really important.
So even though you cannot lower your calorie intake by much, and the doctor has told you to take it easy for six weeks, this does not mean that you cannot do any form of exercise. You can start slowly, by taking long strolls with your baby for example. This will get you into the fresh air, and help you burn off some calories. As the weeks go by you can start walking a little faster with the stroller, to get the heart pumping and the muscles working again. Remember moderate exercise helps boost your selfesteem and mental health as well.
When you finally go for your six weeks checkup, you can also ask your doctor for some advice on how to lose the weight if you feel the need. But by now you should already be losing the weight as you exercise and eat healthily. Remember to avoid supplements and diet pills at this time, unless prescribed by your doctor.
So basically you just need to be a little patient, and to take a healthy approach to your weight loss after the birth. This will help get you back to your normal weight. Do it correctly, and don’t go to extremes, and you will get back to your normal weight.…

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2010 Best Hair Care Products For Dry Scalp

The best way to keep your scalp hydrated and nourished is with products that help replenish the lost moisture. Dry scalp can cause hair to itch and flake which can be annoying if you wear dark colors. There are many ways to do this but I have developed a three prong attack to help moisturize the hair and scalp and keep it that way.
Step 1). Find a good deep moisturizing shampoo, I use emu oil shampoo it is a natural moisturizer that penetrates deep into your scalp to help hydrate and condition dry areas.
Step 2). Match it up with a creamy conditioner, I also use emu oil for this one but a creamy emu oil conditioner. Its super thick formula help coat my scalp and make my hair really soft and hydrated. It only takes a little bit, make sure you massage it into your scalp and leave it in for about 60 seconds for the best results.
Step 3). I use a treatment at night before I go to bed, I have tried a few different things, the two that stood out were pure jojoba oil and pure emu oil. They are all natural and very moisturizing. I put a little on my scalp before bed and massage it in. When I get up in the morning I hop into the shower and was my hair as I normally do. This makes my hair and scalp really soft and smooth.
If you have dry scalp these products we help moisturize it and get it back to a healthy state. The main reason I started using emu oil is that it is 100% natural, which is great. After just a week of using it my hair was so soft I will never use anything else again. So let this 2010 be a new year for your hair and say good bye to dry scalp once and for all.…

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Health Tips

Weight Loss Camp For Dealing With Obesity

Weight loss camps were started in the year 1980 and these were started with inspiration from the summer camps for children. The problem of increased weight is affecting people of all ages and the weight loss camps that were meant for children were proving a big success. And therefore it inspired the organizers to start such camps for adults as well as teens also.
In the starting these camps laid stress on a diet that is low on calories and promoted fitness or exercise programs and schedules for the persons who joined the camp. But the starting camps did not pay any attention to the fundamental emotional and behavioral issues that relate to the human body.
This also include the image of the body as well as the struggles that the body faces with accepting new things or a change in routine.
However many persons who attended these camps were successful in losing their weight but there is lack of data that is available regarding the stability of the decreased weight. According to most of the experts of this field these changes were only for short period of time.
It is due to the fact that unless the people are told the right method of teaching as well as what to eat the behavioral changes can not occur in the body. The human beings also require training about how to deal with stress and emotional feelings that persuade to eat more. It is also a question that is asked more often and that is whether the young minds are ready to make a long term change in their life style.
It has been observed that the weight loss target can be well achieved when the changes that are suggested by weight loss camps meant for adults are followed strictly.
The weight loss camps are showing good results across the world. This proves that working in groups generate good results as in comparison to working alone. The main reason of the success of such camps is that the campers strictly follow such a diet plan that ensures balanced calorie intake. The atmosphere at such camps is also conductive and friendly for people who join these weight loss camps.…

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Whole Food Vitamins

Tips on Feeding Your Dog A Balanced Diet

It can be very difficult to feed your animals the right kind of food. It is important to ensure that you have a good range of different options for them. Some things that you might like to consider before deciding on your pet’s diet are their specific nutritional requirements, how food is manufactured and the price.
Specific Nutritional RequirementsThere are lots of different ideas out there about what the best diet for a dog is. The majority of research and studies agree that protein is very important, for example, there are many different kinds of studies that indicate that dogs thrive on a high protein diet. Age and activity levels are two very important factors to consider when deciding on your options. Younger puppies will need lots of calcium to help their bones grow properly. Older dogs will need to have food that caters to their slower digestion processes. If you have a working dog, you will need to ensure that you provide a high level of calcium and iron to meet their excessive energy needs.
How the Food is manufacturedThink very carefully about how the food has been manufactured when you are trying to decide on your dog’s diet. There are lots of options to out there on the market for you to choose from, so really take the time to make an educated decision.
The CostThere are lots of great options out there on the market, so make sure you compare prices. It is important to realize that not all brands are equal. Some will attempt to save money and increase profit by reducing the amount of meat available for your pet. Think about the cost of the food and balance this with the nutritional value in order to make the right decision.…

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Why I Invested In a Vitamix Machine?

Why I Invested in a Vitamix Machine?
I love to eat healthy food but who has time to wash and cut up fresh food everyday. I certainly don’t. But I knew I needed to eat a minimum of five servings of fruit and vegetables a day. Finally, I found an answer.
I was thoroughly impressed when I first saw the Vitamix machine in action. It made hot soups from fresh vegetables and ice cream from fresh fruit, all within a matter of minutes. At first I thought, I’ll just get a cheap blender to do the same thing. However, I discovered blenders do not have nearly the amount of power as Vitamix. The whirling blades of Vitamix travel at 240 mph which generates enough energy to make hot soup. For example, with the Vitamix, I’ll combine boiled potatoes, split peas, and a bullion cube for a delicious hot potato-split pea soup.
Not to mention, I could never make ice cream with a blender. On the other hand, the Vitamix lets me make ice cream from fresh organic fruit. For example, I’ll peel and freeze some navel oranges. The next day, they go into the Vitamix and come out as delicious and nutritious orange ice cream. Or, I’ll freeze some yogurt and put it into the Vitamix with nuts and syrup. Out comes my very own black walnut and maple ice cream. Yum!
I’ve had fun making some sauces and salsas as well. They’re much more delicious when all the ingredients are fresh. Next I want to try making my own whole wheat bread with the Vitamix. And, for those of you who have babies, wouldn’t you love to make your own pureed organic baby food? With Vitamix you can.
So Vitamix is not a blender. Is it a juicer? Not by any means. I was tempted to get a cheap juicer as well. But juicers strain out the juice taking out all the nutritious pulp and fiber. Vitamix doesn’t throw away any portion. You get the benefits of the whole food. Moreover, Vitamix breaks these foods down to the cellular level making them easy for the body to absorb. Now, my favorite part of owning a Vitamix is that it’s self-cleaning. All I do is half fill it with water and a drop of all natural Sunshine Concentrate, turn it on for one minute and rinse. That’s it.
So what have I gained–I feel better. I’ve saved money by eating out less. I’ve lowered my cholesterol level considerably, and increased my intake of fruits and vegetable. And, I’m healthier.…

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Whole Food Vitamins

Care For Summer Hair

It’s a sizzlin’ hot summer. What that means for your hair is sun exposure which can be just as damaging as using a dryer that is way too hot. The UV rays of summer sun can damage the cuticle of your hair causing it to be dry, brittle, frizzy, and ends split up the wazoo. It does not matter if you have thick or thin, fine or curly, healthy or in-be-tween, straight or wavy, your hair can have issues from sun which could result in you looking like you stuck your hands in an electrical socket. Just picture that. It is not a pretty picture.
Summer means relaxing on the beach, taking time to do those things you don’t have time to do in the winter, like taking a sister trip if you can, (we did and had a ball!) It means having hair that looks good, not having hair that you have to spend time worrying about. This is the time to protect and retain moisture in your hair so you must avoid sun exposure and excessive use of styling products. People have a tendency to forget about proper hair care during these lazy, hazy days and don’t realize that they need a different regime than winter time. Although winter dries out hair as well, summers can be over the top with sun exposure. There are sunscreen spray products for hair and scalp that are easy to apply. They retain moisture and protect your hair from the UV rays of the sun. Wearing a hat or scarf is another way to protect your hair and scalp. You can do this in addition to the sprays. Men should definitely wear hats or caps. Applying sunscreens up to 30 minutes before venturing out is ideal. Just read your labels.
If you are spending long hours in the sun don’t forget sunscreens for your body as well. If you are spending a lot of time at the pool or the beach, your hair can become damaged from the chemicals in the pool, or the salt in the beach water. If you fail to take care of your hair after you swim, you are inviting more problems such as breakage, dullness, and more dryness and even discoloration.
It is really simple to take care of your hair if you swim by just following some simple tips:
1. Always wet your hair before you swim because it keeps your hair from soaking in the chlorine or salt water. I also recommend applying a conditioner.
2. After swimming, shampoo the beach or pool water out of your hair with a clarifier and this will keep your hair from absorbing the chemicals. Follow with a proper shampoo and conditioner.
3. If you are going to be just lying on the beach or around the pool keep a conditioner or a spray sunscreen in your hair.
4. Don’t forget your hat or scarf and some sunglasses.
5. Have a fabulous time and don’t forget the sunscreen for your body!.…

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Considerations to Make When Selecting Hair Products

Hair is one of the most important elements of a woman’s body. This is mainly because it is considered to be beautiful. For this reason, women need to take good care of their hair at all times to ensure that they maintain their beauty always. This is usually not an easy task considering the fact that there are many different types of hair products and they are offered at variable costs. It is therefore important to put some factors into consideration when it comes to hair care.
The first factor that should be considered is the specific type of hair. Women have different hair types. There are those that have soft hair while others have hard hair, others have thin hair while some have thick, different color types, different scalps, and many other variations. In order to settle for the perfect hair products, ensure that you know your hair type and the kind of product whether hair shampoo or hair conditioner that suits it perfectly. This way you will save on damaging your hair and spending more for products that are not suitable.
Secondly, consider the results you need from the hair products you are in need of. Considering that there are different types of products in the market, where some are for hair cleansing, others for conditioning, others for treatment of the hair and many other uses, it is imperative to know what exactly you need from the products. This will offer the perfect direction to the right types of hair care products that you should use. This also ensures that you get the most beautiful hair and maintaining it is also an easy job. There is no more need to worry about maintaining a difficult type of hair.
Thirdly, the quality of the hair products you are going for should also be highly considered. There are many professional hair care products in the market. It is thus advisable to know some of these professional products such as Paul Mitchell products and the likes. Using the best products automatically means that you will have the best results on your hair. Ensure therefore that you not only look for affordable products but they should also be of good quality. This way you will not regret spending as much as you spend since in the long run it will all be worth it.
Lastly, it is very important to consider the particular use of the hair products you are in need of. Many times, you will ask someone what products they use on their hair and the answer you will get is it’s a 10 leave in conditioner or keratin complex. These are some of the best products in the market. If you are in need of hair thickening shampoo, hair conditioner, normal hair shampoo or any other type of product, ensure that you understand its use clearly before purchasing. This way you will save a lot on costs since you do not have to buy products over and over again.…