Why Do Majority of Women Hate Their Body?

Are you conscious about how you look? A majority of women, an astonishing 90% actually, hate their body. This includes children and teenagers as well. This Buzzle article looks at the reasons why women have body image issues and negative thoughts about their body.
“You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.”
―Amy Bloom
“Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” As kids, we have all read the fairy tale of the beautiful Snow White and her wicked stepmother, who, by the way, is the one assailed with doubts about her body image, and needs a magical mirror to assure her of her beauty. While children may find the story fascinating, as grown ups, how many women can identify with the feelings of the wicked stepmother in the story? Aren’t we all assailed with the destructive ideals of beauty and sex appeal? Do we not hate our body at some time in our lives?

A majority of women are concerned about their appearance, and some are even obsessed with it. What is startling, however, is that a majority of women actually hate their body. This happens to even the slimmest and the most beautiful women. Either the thighs are too big, the breasts are too small, the skin is too dark, or there are just too many stretch marks from the last pregnancy. The Female Body Survey of Great Britain 2001, conducted by Top Sante Health & Beauty magazine, found that 90% of the women questioned in the survey were depressed with their appearance, and 85% hated the shape of their body. Surprising, isn’t it? Not for all the women out there who have hateful thoughts about their body every day. In this article, we look at some of the possible causes that trigger these body image issues in women.

Why Young Girls and Teenagers Hate Their Body?

Our unattainable cultural beauty ideals affect not just adults, but also young girls and teenagers as well. However far-fetched it may sound, this is actually true. A study conducted by the University of Central Florida on girls aged three to six found that nearly half the participants in the study were worried about being fat. Frightening surveys have found that girls as young as five have gone on diets to become thin! How do we learn to hate our body so early? How is the message of imperfection passed on?

Social Standards of Beauty

Have you ever seen a little girl surrounded by adults who say extremely ‘sweet things’ to her such as “Your dress is so pretty” or “You look just like mommy today”. These compliments may be well-meaning, but imagine the impact that these words have on a young mind. While it may be second nature for us to address a little girl by her looks, for a child being pretty and beautiful is now equated as being socially acceptable. As a society, we are trained to look at girls as being pretty, beautiful, and dainty. No one understands or wants to know how smart or how physically fit she is. This is how we see boys, not girls. Girls are told not to spend too much time out in the sun or to run around. They are told to behave a certain way, sit in a certain way, and dress to please.

Human infants learn to recognize themselves when they are nearly two years old. Very soon, with everyone telling them what is pretty and what is not, they learn to dislike what they see. Instead of hearing niceties about how good she looks, if the child is teased for her appearance, especially if she is too fat or thin, then the feelings of body hate grow faster. Moreover, children who have parents with negative body image issues are likely to have it as well.

Physical Changes while Growing Up

The pain of growing up, accompanied by physical changes during puberty, is probably the one thing that contributes to women hating their body so much. Just because the breasts grow bigger, and women start having menstrual cycles, they are given a whole lot of advice, all of which are aimed at ‘protecting their body’ and ‘not getting pregnant’.

Instead of learning to love their body as it changes, they are taught to hide their body under layers and layers of clothes, as though it is something to be ashamed of. Compare this with a pubescent boy who roams around shirtless, happy with his widening shoulders and growing muscles. From being a free bird, a woman suddenly finds herself caged in her own skin. No wonder she learns to hate her body so much.

Peer Pressure and Eating Disorders

“Look, there goes the fatso.” There are countless times may have you heard a fat girl being teased about her appearance in schools. Peer pressure among teenage girls to be slim and compare themselves, dictates body image in a big way. The important part is to ‘fit in’, and if a teenager cannot do so due to norms about the perfect body size and weight, it contributes to body image issues. Not only does the bullying and teasing result in a negative thoughts about her body, it also causes eating disorders like anorexia nervosa or bulimia in teenagers.

Moreover, this is also a phase where women seek the attention of men, who may have unrealistic expectations of a perfect female body themselves. Women, wanting to live up to these expectations, often start hating their body for not being ‘perfect’ for men.

Media Messages

There are times when you wish that you could walk just a mile without being bombarded by media messages on the perfect female body. They are just about everywhere. From billboards and advertisements to magazine covers, television, movies, and even cartoon characters, the scantily clad female body seems to haunt women all the time. All of them, models, celebrities, and other prominent figures, are all sickly thin (almost anorexic), with glowing beautiful skin without any signs of imperfections, stress, or aging. They are perfect, and urge women all around the world to be that way. The hideous misrepresentation of air-brushed women on posters, advertisements, and other media channels contributes to low self-esteem and feelings of inadequacy.

Why Adult Women Hate Their Body?

As children and teenagers we may hate our body, but do we as adults not know better? Why is it that so many adult women fall prey to the all-pervading body tyranny? A negative body image in adults leads to distorted perceptions about the actual shape of the body parts. The woman is ashamed, self-conscious, and awkward in her own body.

Bodily Perfection Equals to a Perfect Life

Women blame themselves for everything. Even after managing (often very successfully) housework, children, jobs, and a whole lot of other activities, they still manage to blame themselves for anything bad that happens to them. There are so many women who actually believe that men leave them just because they have grown older and flabbier. Of course, it does not matter that the cheating men in question are probably balding and have a huge beer belly. This is because women equate appearances with a perfect life, that is what they have been told all their lives, and that is what they believe in.

The Mutual ‘Body Hating’ Club

Hating your body, criticizing it, and finding flaws have become so easy that women now do it all the time. Be it with coworkers, friends, or on online social media, women love to criticize their body. After hearing it repeatedly, women somehow train their minds to hate their body.

How To Stop Hating Your Body

Nobody needs to hate their body. Your body is made to be loved and cherished. To do this, you need to silence all those negative thoughts and insults about your body that come to your mind. Make a firm decision to treat your body with respect. Give it food, rest, and lots of exercise. Most importantly, stop hurling insults at it. Give yourself a break from magazines and other media which propound the ideal body image. Instead, take up some fun activity or exercise that will not only keep your mind away from negative feelings, but also keep you happy. Read about other people’s experiences of hating their body, and change your goal from trying to look perfect to staying happy.

It is not easy to change a perception that has been entrenched in women since they were children. However, when you resolve to love your body, nothing can stand in your way.

How To Stop Acne – The Acne Diet

Skin conditions are not rare these days, especially with changing lifestyles. One such condition that has affected a number of young adults is Acne which means the development of spots. Naturally, no one likes spots. It reduces confidence levels and makes social life hell. But there’s not much you can do or can you?

What Research Says: Research in the field of dermatology shows that skin diseases like Acne could very well be improved with ‘specific diets’. These diets are healthy, fresh and should be consumed on a regular basis. In 2010, scientists conducted 27 tests, 21 observational while 6 clinical. These tests indicated that 50% Acne situations improved with the consumption of specific diet. A study in 2006 showed that boys in the age group of 15 to 25 with mild acne admitted dramatic change by consuming a healthy diet. Successive tests indicated the relationship of Acne & diet.

Acne & Diet

Studies based on population reveal that non-western diets correlate with the absence of acne.

It was duly noted that western diets were deficient of Omega-3s fatty acids whereas the non-western foods particularly in larger parts of Asia & Oceania had Omega-3s fatty acid.

Omega-6s fatty acids are known to encourage pro-inflammatory mediators and associated with the development of inflammatory Acne. Diets containing Omega-3s decrease inflammatory factors drastically.

Outcome shows that a diet rich in fish and seafood decreases Acne to new levels. Also, intake of carbohydrates & caloric restriction control sebum production in the body.

Foods to Eat

Green Tea

It helps fight Acne. After solid research, it was found that applying EGCG (green tea antioxidant) reduces the sebaceous glands. EGCG also reduces sebum production. Drink enough green tea and apply cooled tea bags to acne-prone areas.

Fruits & Vegetables

Our parents have always focused on eating fruits & vegetables; for a concrete ‘reason’. They have multiple ‘benefits’. Fresh fruits & vegetables contain beta-carotenes which reduce skin oils and are anti-inflammatory. Dark-berries, leafy vegetables also help clear toxins from body.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

It helps ease inflammation which leads to skin irritation (Acne). Foods like walnuts, flaxseed oil, almonds, seafood, fish like salmon & sardines must be encouraged.

Minerals

Zinc & Selenium rich foods contain ingredients that make life hell for acne producing bacteria. Turkey, nuts, tuna, ham, wheat germ, oysters, roasted pumpkin contain enough of these minerals.

Probiotics

They are bacteria that help reduce gut inflammation reducing acne & helping skin. Consume yogurt, dark chocolate, pickles, microalgae etc. regularly in sufficient quantity.

Vitamin A

In the ‘required’ amount, Vitamin A works as a wonderful acne-fighting agent. Severe acne could also clear if foods like spinach, eggs, broccoli, pumpkin and carrots are consumed.

The very basic medicine for Acne is Water. Drinking huge amounts of water helps fight Acne. This is the simplest habit you can follow.

Foods to Avoid

Consuming the above mentioned foods can surely help fight Acne but ‘not consuming’ some foods could speed up the process. Insulin-spiking foods should definitely be avoided.

The main foods to avoid are: Cow’s milk, sugar, high-glycemic food, junk food, fast food, gluten-rich products, alcohol, Vitamin B12 (nutrient) etc.

Nail Care Tips Shared By Beauty Experts

Many people ignore their nails and the state they are in. As part of a healthy hygiene routine, we should take care of them the way we take care of our other body parts. Yes, you may think they are too insignificant compared to others but they still serve their purpose. And in order for them to keep on serving their purpose, they have to be maintained well.

Aside from health reasons, it’s actually simply nice to experience having nice and clean nails by having them pampered and serviced at a good nail spa. You have had nails since the day you were born but you give it very little thought. Well, let us remind you how important they are. The nails are charged to protect the distal phalanx as well as the fingers. There are soft tissues surrounding and protecting the area.

When one of the fingers or toes accidentally hits a surface, the nails serve as a counterforce, providing a sort of cushion to the trauma. The fingers are also used for cutting, scraping and precision grip. Having unhealthy nails could prevent them from doing their functions. There are several ways for you to ensure that you’ll have healthy nails all the time.

One of these is to regularly set appointments at your trusted nail spa. There are trustworthy establishments that offer great nail treatments at an affordable price. Not only will you have healthier nails but they will look awesome as well.

Many beauty experts share nail care tips to their customers. Some of them are listed below.

– Apply lotion at least twice a day. Moisturizing your hands and nails help them become stronger.

– Trim your toenails regularly in order to prevent ingrown nails.

– Make sure to use the right product when you are removing nail polish. Pick a nail polish remover that does not have acetone or formaldehyde. Products that contain these ingredients will leave your nails weak and dehydrated.

– Buy your own nail file. Nail files could contain bacteria. By using your own, you will not get bacteria or disease from another person, or pass your bacteria to others.

– Apply a nail hardener. There are great nail hardener products being sold in the market today. Make sure that you do some research before choosing a brand to buy.

The state of your nails says so much about you. Don’t let other people create a wrong impression about you because of unhealthy and dirty nails. Use these smart nail care tips from the beauty experts themselves.

How Moms Can Create Time For Yoga

The first and number one commodity for parents is time. In fact, time is everything. However, as we venture into motherhood, it will be as though you went into vortex where time as you experience it before is now rare. There would be few moments to stay think things through, or have a conversation that does not get interrupted or even take care of your basic needs. However, one question I often hear parents make is “How do I create time for yoga practice when I don’t even have the time to take a shower?”

There are many surprises, which comes with parenthood. Over the years, I have noticed that there is no time to stop for a while and acknowledge the huge shift that has occurred when a child comes into our lives. Immediately this happens, everything changes but we still move around with our old expectations of how our yoga practice should look based on how it was before we started having children. However, this does not mean that we should not create time for yoga because yoga is very vital to our lives.

What makes up yoga practice?

The first thing to do is to take into account, those moments you do have in a whole day and how you made use of your time. When you do this, it is very important to pay attention to the amount of love and attention that is growing towards your child or children, as well as whatever age they are. This will help you to create a realistic time frame for different aspects of your life, including your yoga practice.

In addition, what is your deepest intention in life? You should ask yourself this question and find the answer to it as well. When you explore your deepest intentions, it will help to inform your actions, which includes how you make use of your time, as well as how you make space available for things that are in service to your life, your sanity, as well as your vitality. However, if one of your intentions is to create a healthy as well as balanced life for your children, with more emphasis on self-love and care, then you will want to place time and attention aside to cultivate this goal.

Mom-asana (Camatkarasana)

This pose is a very unique one. It gives you the opportunity to explore the openness as well as space in your own heart. To practice this pose, you should first and foremost, warm up with simple sun salutations. However, from downward facing dog, inhale and lift your right leg to the sky.

As moms, there are different yoga poses, you can engage in that will work for you. Just create the time and every other thing will work for you.

Beautiful Skin At Any Age

I am fast approaching thirty. That isn’t old by anyone’s standards but I am still aware of the gradual changes to my skin that are taking place. No matter how young you are, it is never too early to make changes to your lifestyle which will set up a good foundation for the ageing process. Your older self will thank you for it.

Stay hydrated – Water is quite literally the elixir of life. Your body is approximately sixty percent water and it plays an essential role in many of the processes that happen within your body. It will also help to keep your skin clear and assist your body with flushing out toxins. With that in mind, you need to stay properly hydrated in order to look and feel your best. Official guidelines state that you should be drinking six to eight glasses of water per day for optimum health but don’t forget many foods such as fresh fruit also contain water. Many people drink hot water with a slice of lemon but bear in mind that this is a very acidic drink and will erode your teeth when drunk on a regular basis. Alcohol and caffeine are dehydrating so it is a good idea to drink some plain water each time you consume a drink that contains either substance.

Eat well – Genetics and heritage determine how your skin looks, behaves and ages but you can do much to assist the process by improving your lifestyle. As well as staying well hydrated, another way to do this is by eating a good, well balanced diet to give your body the nutrition it needs. The most beneficial vitamins for your skin are A, C and E. These are found in abundance in fruits and vegetables so try to include at least five portions each day. Other beneficial foods for your body include beans, dairy, eggs, fish, nuts and whole grains. Remember that the nutritional benefits of eating the right foods will always be better for your body than consuming them in pill form.

Protect yourself from the sun – Never underestimate the damaging effects of the sun on your skin. A golden tan may look attractive in your twenties but when you are in your fifties and have wrinkled, sagging skin peppered with moles, it will not look quite so appealing. And of course, too much sun exposure can cause skin cancer. Many skincare and make up products contain a sun protection factor (SPF) so keep a look out for these when you are shopping for supplies. Also use a sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 15 and avoid midday sun when UV levels are at their strongest. Don’t forget to wear sunglasses, constant squinting in the sun will help to give you the dreaded ‘crow’s feet’ wrinkles around your eyes.

Exercise – Most of us are aware of the health benefits of exercise but of course it can benefit the way we look too. As well as helping to build a slim, toned physique, all of the sweat you produce when you exercise will help to bring impurities out of your skin helping to keep it clear and fresh. As you get older, as well as keeping your body healthy, exercise will also help to manage your weight. As you age, your metabolic rate (the rate at which your body burns calories) decreases leading to an increased likelihood of weight gain.

Get into a good beauty routine – As well as the lifestyle factors that will play a part in maintaining the beauty of your skin, getting into a good routine with skincare will also help. Look after your skin by moisturising daily, exfoliating weekly and use face masks depending on your skin type. Normal moisturiser formulas are often too rich and heavy for the delicate skin around the eyes and can cause puffiness. Make you use a specially formulated cream for eyes. As we age, our skin produces less collagen and so skin loses it’s elasticity and becomes less firm. If you have mature skin, look out for products containing peptides and retinoids which will help your skin to build collagen and appear firmer. Also try to avoid formula foundations that are too dry as they will settle into wrinkles. Keep your skin well moisturised and use a moisture rich foundation formula.

Stop smoking – I used to have a twenty (sometimes thirty) a day habit so I know how hard it is to stop. But with self belief and sheer willpower, you can stop. You will look and feel so much better for it believe me.

Remember, it’s never too early to begin thinking about preserving your skin for the future.

The Connection Between Vitamins and Beauty

It was discovered long ago that healthy eating, drinking lots of water, and getting plenty of sleep are not only the key to good health, but are also instrumental in keeping skin young and beautiful. Following these practices with a viable sunscreen and a nutrient rich skin cream can also promote skin elasticity and stave off wrinkles a bit longer. However, there is one important beauty product that has been overlooked.

While we know vitamin supplements can boost energy levels, help fight colds, and keep one active, it seems supplements have another benefit. Certain supplements are actually a prominent weapon in fighting aging. In fact, some supplements are so effective in counteracting the effects of aging, they might be seen as a sort of secret weapon.

The fact that certain vitamins and minerals fight aging is no secret. Obviously, it has long been known that fish oil, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, promotes a healthy level of good cholesterol, keeping the heart functioning as it should. Coenzyme Q10 is a natural antioxidant produced by the body which promotes cell growth, and protects against cancer. Vitamin C plays a large part in maintaining a healthy immune system, and is usually our “go-to” vitamin when feeling under the weather.

However, in addition to the obvious health benefits, these basic supplements also play a significant part in keeping the body’s largest organ, the skin, young and fresh. For instance, the omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil not only keep your heart healthy, but are so rich in healthy fats, they actually reduce skin dryness. Fish oil capsules not only keep skin moist and youthful, but add shine and luster to hair, making it stronger and healthier. In fact, it has been suggested that those suffering from dandruff may see improvement upon taking fish oil capsules.

As vitamin C is boosting the immune system, it is also protecting the skin against sun damage, and as a result, skin cancer. It is possible vitamin C also reverses sun damage, lightening sun spots and softening wrinkles. This antioxidant stimulates the body’s ability to repair itself, and preventing further damage. This super vitamin has proven so effective when ingested, some lotion manufacturers have incorporated large amounts of vitamin C into their products to enable it to be applied topically.

While Coenzyme Q10 has been used in hospitals for years, it has recently been determined to be a true wrinkle buster. With aging, comes a reduction in the amount of Coenzyme Q10 the body produces. Recent studies have found that applying this antioxidant topically seems to minimize the appearance of wrinkles. After all, being an antioxidant that stimulates the growth of new cells, it certainly seems this would be of tremendous benefit to the skin.

Finally, vitamin A, is perhaps the most effective secret beauty product one can keep in the arsenal. When ingested, vitamin A, found in a number of fruits and vegetables such as sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, and carrots, can improve eye function and boost immunity. As a topical retinoic acid, it is a superstar in minimizing the appearance of fine wrinkles and lightening age spots. It has been found that retinoic acid actually restores elasticity to the skin, keeping it firm and taut. For years, dermatologists have been prescribing retinoid cream for a plethora of skin issues such as acne and clogged pores. It seems only natural that retinoic acid would lead the battle against aging.

In short, a healthy lifestyle is the key to maintaining not only inner health, but outer beauty. While creams and lotions can help moisturize dry skin, the true answer to preserving skin elasticity and a healthy glow is the same thing we use to keep our bodies strong: vitamins. By eating well, taking supplements, and applying antioxidants topically, we can truly continue to look as good as we feel.

Care For Your Hair The Best Way With These Tips

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There is more to having a healthy head of hair than washing it. Keeping factors in mind such as dry skin or dandruff, length, texture, greasiness and face shape can help you choose a routine that works best for you. Read this article for helpful hair care tips that you’ll love.

Do you suffer from dandruff? Seek out a shampoo and conditioner with an ingredient called tea tree oil! Tea tree oil is all-natural, and will work to soothe a dry scalp. This helps to prevent dandruff from being formed, and will leave your hair looking, feeling and even, smelling great.

A handy tip to leave you with hair that contains no knots is to comb the conditioner through your hair with a wide-toothed comb when you are applying your conditioning treatment. This will ensure the product is spread through the hair evenly, while removing any tangles you may have at the same time.

If your hair is dull or does not have life, try changing the way you eat. In order to keep your hair healthy, you need to consume enough vitamin E, iron, Omega-3 fatty acids and other important nutrients. Make sure you take a comprehensive multivitamin if you cannot get enough of these nutritional elements through your diet alone.

Make sure to clean out your brushes and combs, and wash them periodically. A good rule of thumb is to clean them with soap and water around once a week. This will minimize the amount of build up that you will incur on your hair follicles and you will have healthier hair.

Live a healthy lifestyle for the health of your hair. Eat a balanced diet, and make sure you get plenty of exercise. Excessive smoking, not getting enough sleep, and other unhealthy habits are detrimental to the health of your hair. Take good care of yourself, and your hair will follow suit.

Prevent the sun from damaging your hair by using products that have sunscreen. The sun can damage your hair and may take away the benefits of your every day hair care routine. Protecting your hair from the sun will make it last longer and preserve its color.

Extensions

Be careful with the use of hair extensions. While hair extensions are a quick way to get longer hair, they can also cause serious damage to your natural hair and scalp. The heavy weight of the extensions can pull out natural hair, and the bonding solution can dry it out.

Be wary about getting hair extensions put into your hair. Hair extensions can look great and they enable you to get the hair you have always wanted without having to go through a long growing-out process. However, hair extensions can damage your own hair, and long term use of hair extensions can cause bald patches on your scalp.

So, there is more to having a healthy head of hair than just washing it. There are several factors to keep in mind. Looking your best is one of the easiest ways to feel more confident and put together at work or in social situations. While looks aren’t everything, simply feeling good about yourself will improve your mood. Remember the tips in this article so you can have hair that you love!

Your Introductory Guide to Breast Cancer

According to a recent study, about one out of eight U.S women is likely to develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Even in 2016, it is estimated that 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer would be diagnosed among the U.S women populace. And 61,000 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer could be reported.

It goes without saying that breast cancer sounds intimidating, but it can be cured if detected at early stages and treated with care.

This piece of writing is intended to give you complete information about breast cancer, from definition to types to surgeries done for it.

What is breast cancer all about?

Breast cancer is a medical condition in which body cells become abnormal and form more cells invasively in the tissue of the breasts. The cells form a mass of tissue called malignant tumor, which may spread to other parts of the body.

What are the common types of breast cancer?

Generally, there are two types of breast cancer, such as:

Lobular Carcinoma

This type of cancer generally develops in the milk making glands of the breast.

Ductal Carcinoma

This is the most common type of cancer that occurs in the milk ducts of the breasts.

Apart from this, there are two types of breast tumors – Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS). These tumors are not cancerous but may increase its risk if not treated properly.

Ductal Carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is a tumor, which develops cancerous cells in the lining of breast ducts. The cells do not spread outside the breast tissue, but sometime they can be a potential reason of cancer. Known as Stage 0 breast cancer, DCIS can be treated through breast-sparing surgery and radiation therapy.

Lobular Carcinoma in Situ (LCIS) is another tumor that occurs in breast lobules. This type of tumor does not cause cancerous cells to develop. But, women diagnosed with Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) are needed to go for regular checkups and mammograms. Along with this, they can take tamoxifen to low down the risk of developing breast cancer.

You can approach the best Breast Surgeon in Dallas for complete information.

What is “early-stage”?

Breast cancer is commonly classified as Stage I, II (A or B), III (A, B, or C), or IV, depending upon the tumor’s size and condition. Stages I, IIA, IIB, and IIIA are labelled as “early-stage” breast cancer.

What treatments are available for early-stage breast cancer?

The early-stage cancer can only be treated with surgery. Patients diagnosed with early-stage cancer conditions are given choice between two surgical treatments – Breast-sparing surgery and Mastectomy.

The first option is a surgery done after radiation therapy, whereas the latter one aims at removing the whole breast that has cancer, some lymph nodes under the arm, some parts of the chest wall muscles and the lining over the chest muscles.

Tips for Weight Loss and Skin bleaching

Most of us understand the importance of good health and its various advantages. And therefore, a lot of us try to take care of both our internal as well as external health. However, our lives have become more and more dependent on gadgets and physical activity has reduced, thereby increasing the problem of obesity. It is a big health hazard globally, and weight loss has become an important consideration in the lives of many.

Being obese or overweight can lead to many diseases, not to mention there are certain aesthetic concerns as well. And so, any one suffering from weight-related issues should learn about how to start a safe and effective weight loss journey. Following are some effective and simple ways of achieving weight loss:

1. Create a Calorie Deficit:

The key to weight loss is creating a calorie deficit enough to lose the required amount of weight. Since 3500 calories create one pound of fat, if you wish to achieve a weight loss of 2 pounds per week, you will have to create a calorie deficit of 7000 calories per week. This can be easily achieved by a combination of proper diet and exercise.

2. Diet Control:

Many people wrongly assume diet control to be the same as ‘dieting’. Proper method of diet control involves cutting empty and excess calories so as to safely achieve the weight loss goal. In a good diet, all the necessary nutrients are included while all the harmful and non-essential food items are eliminated. Some of the recommended items that your weight loss diet should have are: fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy, eggs, meat, fish, etc. On the other hand, all junk, fast-food and sugary foods should be given up.

3. Regular Exercise:

Exercising has several advantages for both mind and body, and when combined with a proper diet, it can help one achieve their weight loss goal. Apart from helping in building the required calorie deficit, exercising can also improve the quality of a person’s life. People who exercise regularly find it easy to lose their weight, as well as look and feel better.

In addition to being healthy, many people strive to appear aesthetically pleasing as well. In many countries where people have darker skin, theytry to get fairer complexion using skin bleaching. There are several products in the market today that promise people fair skin, but one must remain cautious when using such products. Skin bleaching is not just for vanity; sometimes a person may be suffering from certain dermatological conditions that makes their skin dark and pigmented. This can be temporarily treated by processes like skin bleaching

The Five Most Popular Types of Body Wraps

You have heard all about body wraps. There are ads touting the benefits of this treatment in health magazines, on billboards, and even on television. It might be impossible to lose 10 pounds permanently within the thirty minutes you spend in your luxurious cocoon. However, there are more options that can make you feel relaxed and your skin feel suppler at the end of your experience. In order to know what to expect from your morning at the spa, you should know the most popular types offered.

Seaweed/Algae

The thought of wrapping yourself in seaweed or algae might not be appealing. The components can look a bit disgusting if you come upon them while walking on the beach. However, the stringy slippery sea plant works to detoxify while benefiting your skin. In fact, the plant has ingredients that help to loosen dead skin. Once the dead skin falls off, your body is able to absorb the proteins, minerals, vitamins, and lipids found in seaweed and algae.

Cellulite

Many people suffer from cellulite. This condition occurs as fat collects below the surface of the skin. It makes the area look dimpled due to the connective tissue allowing pockets of fat to protrude. While body wraps have been touted as a way to address the problem, you should know that it is a temporary solution. The wrap does help to cleanse, soften, and exfoliate the skin. It also serves to compress fat, making the area appear smoother. As long as you realize it is only temporary, it is a great way to smooth the skin for a night out.

Slimming

Another of the more common body wraps is the slimming variety. These services advertise that you can lose weight and contour certain areas of your body. They do work, as you lose fluids during the session. It can help you tone up a little and lose a few inches for a few days. They are a nice and quick solution if you have a special event that you need to fit into a specific outfit. As with a cellulite wrap, you need to remember the effects are temporary, as it is water weight you are losing.

Herbal

Arguably, the most popular types of body wraps are herbal. The herbs heal and detoxify your body as you enjoy the relaxing aromatherapy. Many clients find that this service not only helps to detoxify but in some cases, can actually help slim the body during the treatment. Many clients also find that their skin feels smoother and is tighter immediately following the service.

Mud

As with seaweed or algae, wrapping yourself in mud might not sound overly appealing. However, many clients find that this type of treatment helps to increase circulation throughout the covered area. This leads to the removal of toxins from the skin. It also helps to tighten and tone the skin. Those who have stiff muscles and suffer muscle pain also found relief during their treatment.