healthy snack

Do we have anyone with the notion that snacking debars weight management progress in the house today? Whoops! I guess it’s time for a rethink.

Weight loss isn’t about deprivation, you know. If you ask me, healthy snacking should be as mandatory as breakfast. You know why? When done right (in moderation with healthy choices), snacking isn’t “bad” as assumed. In fact, snacks give your body the fuel it needs in-between meals. Snacks help meet most of your nutritional needs. They also help curb hunger, so you don’t overeat at mealtimes.

Young lady looking above

Weave-on hairstyles are stylish and quite versatile. They are a great option if you’re looking for a refreshing change from natural hairstyles. However, when considering hairstyles, the shape of your face must be regarded if you desire to look your best (who doesn't?).

Peplum wears

They come in different types and styles of waist cuttings and flares, and are a must have and an all-time classic. Peplums are outright statement pieces that flatter any body shape. Curvy, slim, or tall, peplums can be worn by all and being really stylish, works for any occasion - work, cocktail party, date night or casual weekend.

Flush out sugar

Quick and healthy snack options - that's what smoothies are mostly regarded as. But beyond this, do you know that smoothies are natural reliefs to some health issues? Yes, they are, and today we'll look at how effective they are in lowering blood sugar.

If you are having problems with blood sugar control, it's important to routinely check your levels while also finding ways to increase insulin sensitivity within your system. Exercise is a great way to increase insulin sensitivity as your muscles use up blood sugar for energy.

And then food.

Gelatin

Gummy bears/candies, jams, marshmallows, ice cream, desserts and lots more contain Gelatine. Gelatine, that colourless, tasteless rubber-like solid substance used to be a big part of healthy traditional diets around the world long ago, but today, people don’t have a clue about what to do with it, so it's not given a second thought. Some people aren't even conscious of its existence as a gelling agent in several of the food products they buy off the shelves in grocery stores. And for those that do, it's often misunderstood as sugar-loaded and associated with unhealthy food.

Doable goals 2017

It's a few days into the New Year, and as the norm, many have already made resolutions for the year. Year after year, many make these decisions, but a few weeks into the year, they're off track. When this happens, it can be demoralizing and if it's happened to you, be sure that you're not alone (about 75% of those who make resolutions fail to stick with their goals).

Formidable question, right?

But honestly, there's no magic to it and no definition of what's normal. If you're reading this and wondering what the answer could be because you're about to make what seems to be the greatest decision of your life, then I’ll say - the answer lies within you.

Afro American lady on beach wears

There are so many options for creating a fabulous beach outfit.

From super-sized kaftans, maxi dresses, and tunics, to hot denim shorts and skirts, you can’t go wrong with whatever outfit you choose!

Swimwear varies in many ways; halter bikinis, swim dresses are fun and beautiful, so you should have at least one in your closet.

Wear them to the beach with a crochet mini dress.

A cute, colorful maxi dress is also a good choice because it could take you from poolside to a beachfront dinner.

One hugely popular design that seems to be making waves season after season is the off-shoulder. Stylishly elegant or casual, the off shoulder suits any occasion. With its versatility, you really shouldn't wonder why it remains on the list of hottest trends.

From blouses to dresses and jumpsuits, it's becoming cool to show off them shoulders. Plain or patterned, the stunning neckline of off-the-shoulder outfits is a sure winning style; grand enough reason to consider it another wardrobe must-have, isn't it?

Eggplant nutrition

Let's talk about a not so popular vegetable today - Eggplants!

These tear-drop shaped, purple glossy vegetables belonging to the nightshade family (tomatoes, potatoes, bell peppers), are so unique in taste and texture. Also known as aubergines in areas where they're a lot more popular and of course primarily eaten, eggplants are nutritionally dense and have various health benefits to offer.

Eggplant