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THE BRAIN SURGEON’S DIET

A belated but very happy new year to all our readers!

As all of my various newsfeeds have been filled with resolutions for the past 10 days (people obviously start with their new years resolution planning on new years eve it would seem), which results in a lot of eye rolling from not only me but everyone who is reading their resolutions, the top resolution I continually see, year in and year out would undoubtedly be to lose weight. It’s everywhere. Everyone feels somewhat food-hungover from indulging over the festive season and wants to lose it. New year, new me. Who is sick of hearing it? Well, if you aren’t and are looking at losing weight I might have a solution for you.

THE BRAIN SURGEON DIET - POUT PERFECTIONNow, I never thought I’d be able to give any advice on losing weight but the answer is simple, pick up a booknot any book though, be sure to pick up the book entitled “The Brain Surgeon’s Diet“, written by a local South African neurologist and loser of 70 kilograms, Dr. W. A. Liebenberg. As the name of the book suggests, the book contains helpful tips and tricks into training your brain to manage weight and weight loss while taking your life into your own hands to control your own body, appetite and emotions surrounding health and food and the direct link between the two.

You already have the tools you require to lose the weight, your brain – and your brain is not hard to train especially with crib notes in Dr. Liebenberg’s newly launched book. It is not a boring diet book, it has quite a unique look and has a poke at all the habits that fat people have, what they think and hide behind…. It’s real. It’s honest. It’s simple.

I believe this book and the hidden secrets it contains will be the answer for a lot of people who have suffered over the years in trying to lose weight with little to no success or to those who have lost the weight but struggle to keep it off. It is not a diet plan to follow but rather a new way of thinking, a new way of approaching food, planning meals and make weight loss uncomplicated. In a  way it is teaching you to eat with your brain, not your body.

ScienceUnlocking the science that fad diets hide, the book easily elaborates in an easy to read and understand manner you learn about the energy values of food and meal planning that makes losing weight enjoyable and easy to incorporate into your life. I think it should rather be called The Brain Surgeon’s Lifestyle, not diet as if you incorporate this method of thinking – you will never have to diet again.

The Brain Surgeon’s Diet is published by Penguin and retails for R140.00 from selected bookstores.

xo flea143

Disclaimer: This book was given to me for review purposes. this has in no way altered my view of the book in anyway.

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Breaking Bad Spin Off Cookbook

Confession – I have not finished watching Breaking Bad and I have not watched it since about the 3rd season. It’s on my ever growing to-do list with le boyfriend. It will happen though… one day. That being said, I know the series is finished and I know a lot of people that are still having Breaking Bad withdrawal symptoms. I came across this gem of a spin off. A Breaking Bad baking cookbook aptly named Baking Bad penned by Walter Wheat.

BAKING BAD

You can bake these recipes without breaking the law or worrying about a violent death.

The Amazon site says that the Kindle price is $13.67 and Hardcover book is $20.00, which sounds like just the right thing to buy for baking before a Breaking Bad marathon.

Check out some of these creations!

MR WHITES TIGHTY WHITEY BITES

BLUE METH CRUNCHIE BITES

MR WHITES TIGHTY WHITEY BITES

MR WHITES TIGHTY WHITEY BITES

XO flea143

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The Only Recipes You’ll Ever Need : Review

From the recent launch of the #BloggersWhoBless network, founded by the wonderful Heather from FemmeLifestyle, we were given some of the most mind blowing goodie bags which included some a selection of books from the wonderful Penguin Books, now, I don’t need to go into detail about Penguin as they must be one of the most renown publishing houses and book distributors around.

I was overjoyed with the choice available to choose from but since when I do read now its normally study material which makes my soul die slowly or recipe books which are my new found addiction, even though I’m still mastering this thing called cooking I do believe I have an inner Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson and Gordon Ramsay dying to get out and present some serious cooking skills. I chose the book called “The Only Recipes You’ll Ever Need” by Tony Turnbill which retails for R310 over here. 9781849492867_3

The most amazing thing about this recipe book is that its concise and to the point, each page showcases four individual variations of dishes we already know and love in order to break the mould, so to speak, of cooking boring food. The book is not thick or incredibly heavy and it contains 250 recipes. It’s even endorsed by Gordon Ramsay on the back cover…

“Simple and delicious dishes for every night of the week. This book’s a great staple for any kitchen.” – Gordon Ramsay

If why I love it is not enough to convince you, then you’ll have to take Gordon’s word for it!

P.S. Don’t forget to give @PenguinBooksSA on Twitter and let them know we sent you!

x flea143

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Melissa Explains It All…

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Anyone remeber the 90s TV show, Clarissa Explains It All? Well, Melissa Joan Hart, the former Nickelodeon teen-star has revealed her secret ‘wild side’ in a new publicity stunt to gain more interest in herself, an “exciting tell-all” book. Shame.

Mellisa Explains It Alll

She told Life & Style magazine:

“I experimented with weed, Ecstasy, mushrooms and mescaline for about a year and a half, I was kind of running with a bad crowd, I just didn’t enjoy taking drugs. I don’t like the loss of control.”

She wants everyone to know that she was not addicted to any of the aforementioned substances (possibly because addiction has a bad rep – but taking drugs does not?) and apparently Paris Hilton offered her cocaine once and she turned it down. Paris’ rep denied this, obviously.

She also goes on to boast about her past sucking face sessions with various celebs including former Backstreet Boy, Nick Carter.

Now, I’m all for memoirs of celebrities, autobiographies if you will – but this seems a bit… dare I say, desperate? There appears to be a lot of name dropping, not to mention substance-name dropping, a lot of high tales that may or may not be true and a very unoriginal name?

Sounds like a terrible read. I’ll give this one a miss!

x flea143

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Fhm Modelbook

Hello Poutlings,

 

I’m pretty sure you are all very familiar with FHM or even more so FHM Modelbook,

Who couldn’t be all forms of Social networking has been over flown by “Vote for me by sms-ing” since 2009,

I am extremely “Sad” (RollEyes) to finally report that this has officially come to a stop with FHM releasing an official “FHM MODELBOOK CLOSES IT’S DOOR’S ON THE 30th JUNE 2013” email, and post to their website.

Now as a Modelbook member since 2011 or so myself I’ve had my fair share in taking part in the “site/Form” activities but soon distanced myself when I moved up the “FHMgirlfriend voting poll ladder” due to unfair participants and FHM simply turning a blind eye to it, Even though the modelbook section will be closed the Girlfriend side will take over by becoming an official Fhm “leg” if you will.

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Full statement:

“All good things must come to an end and so it has proven for FHM Modelbook, which will close it’s doors on the 30th June 2013. The platform has provided an incredible opportunity for thousands of up-and-coming models to get a start in the business and was used as the base for several of FHM’s famed annual model competitions, most notably FHM Models 2009 through 2012. However, the technology the platform is built on is no longer feasible and we’re moving onto something bigger, better and a little bit different… FHM Girlfriend!

In the past, our up-and-coming model competitions rewarded those models who had the most dedicated “clickers”. Those whose boyfriend/granny/uncle/friends/fans were prepared to vote the most. And everyone, from the FHM editorial team, to the participating models and even their fans expressed dissatisfaction with the voting methodology. It became  apparent that we needed a whole new way of doing things. So, we’ve created the FHM Girlfriend Challenge to help models who want to get themselves into magazine, into the magazine!

Basically, the FHM Girlfriend challenge will still allow FHM fans to rate the model’s hotness, but it will work in conjunction with monthly challenges set by the FHM team that will help models climb the ladder to FHM success. The challenges will be based around a theme taken from the magazine and could be anything from raising money for a charity of the model’s choice, through to submitting a photoshoot based on dressing up like, say, a cheerleader, or even a 30-second lip-synch to a favourite song.

But back to FHM Modelbook. It will still be available to the models who utilize the platform right up until the 30th June 2013, when it will finally close it’s doors for good. That should give everyone enough time to  download their FHM Modelbook image portfolios and apply, if they so wish, to participate in FHM Girlfriend.

FHM would like to thank each and every model who participated in the phenomenon that was FHM Modelbook. And let’s not forget the fans who logged on in their millions to browse the galleries, vote for their favourites and even chat to the girls who lived their FHM dreams. 

We’re currently launching the new FHM.co.za website and the FHM Girlfriend platform as you read this so here’s the link to apply for FHM Girlfriend, but please note it may be a couple of days until you can access it properly.

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Thank you

The FHM Team.”

Source: http://fhm.co.za/guy-things/fhm-modelbook-closes-its-doors-30th-june-2013/9637/

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I’m sure if you’ve been bullied with the spam and constant posts for votes you too will agree that’s it’s about damn time 😉

Now we wait to see what happens with the girlfriend section i’m sure there is a few of you that are just as interested as I am to see what the changes will be.

Either way good by and RIP Modelbook, No more “My friend has a camera models” Or “I own a camera so i’m a photographer people”

As much as i use to enjoy the Magazine as a girl I very soon learned to hate it due to “MODELBOOK BABES” claiming to be professional models. RIP Modelbook

As much as I’ve had fun being active on the site and meeting great people i soon started to hate it due to the constant bickering. RIP Modelbook

As much as I’ve grown fond of the guys I’ve made friends with I’ve become fed up with the ones that see girls as sex objects. RIP Modelbook

With that i’ll leave it to your opinions and feedback,

Please share your thoughts on the section of the site closing, a new one opening and just modelbook in general.

Lady_HellFire

xxx

 

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