Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Does wheat and gluten cause cellulite? My take...

I have a little "newfound wisdom" to impart. I've been playing
around with my diet the last couple of years--hoping to find
something that helps the 40+ middle bulge that just wants to hang
on no matter what I do (sound familiar?).

Well, I decided to cut out wheat and therefore most sources of
gluten. Now I know gluten is the "hot topic" these days and I was
even checked for Celiac (don't have it). I am, however, gluten

What gluten does to me is cause bloat. This bloat, in turn, causes increased cellulite appearance. It causes me to retain fluid (I'm guessing) so therefore it's causing my skin to pucker and dimple

When I don't eat it, my cellulite is vastly improved. I mean NOTICEABLY improved! After years of trying everything (and I do mean everything), this one simple dietary tip has helped more than

I will follow up with my next ezine with more tips that have worked for me. It's hard because I love bread, pizza and all that, but if I just allow myself one splurge a week, it doesn't seem to really
matter if, IF, I am good the rest of the week!

Try it! It will take at least a couple or three weeks to get full effect, but it's worth it!


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Do you need Bridal Boot Camp?

There are so many "Bridal Boot Camps" popping up everywhere for brides to get into great shape before the big day. But is it really necessary?

Here's the thing: No matter what diet comes out, what guru says what, how many trainers go on Dr. Oz to tout their new "revolutionary" program, the same things remains: It all boils down to diet and exercise.

However, there is data that proves that it's not just how much you eat, but actually what you eat that will make a difference.

For example, you could subsist on a donut, crackers and juice for a day or a week. But how will you look? Like crap, that's how. You'll be bloated and doughy and pasty. Look at those people you know who eat like that and check their skin. It's probably pasty and dehydrated. No fresh veg. No fresh fruit. Not enough water. It all equals NO GLOW.

It's not rocket science and yes, it's hard. You have to eat to nourish or you may be thin, but you'll look awful. You don't need to live on raw foods. You don't need to be a vegetarian (actually vegetarians can look pretty pasty--no rosy glow.).

The science behind WHAT you eat is pretty compelling. I know that I can eat nuts galore, but one egg will bloat me. Weird, huh? I had to do a lot of testing in my diet to figure it out, but now that I have, it's easier than ever to keep my stomach flat (and I'm well over 40). I don't do tons of exercise a day, either. I've found that working out 30 minutes several times a week is fine.

It's what I do and how I do it that matters. For example, upping the intensity works far better than upping the time I work out. Therefore, I get a good workout in 20 minutes vs. 40 doing a lower intensity exercise program.

It's a matter of what works, what doesn't and finding the best balance for YOU.

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