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Felicidades!!!!

****FELICIDADES****

Heya Poutlings!

Being a major fan of the beautiful Shakira and one of the most supportive fans of the football club Barcelona, I’d love to wish Gerard Pique and Shakira a Pouting CONGRATULATIONS on the birth of their baby boy Milan Piqué Mebarak.

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The birth of Milan Piqué Mebarak, son of Shakira Mebarak and Gerard Piqué, born January 22nd at 9:36pm, in Barcelona, Spain.
 The name Milan (pronounced MEE-lahn), means dear, loving and gracious in Slavic; in Ancient Roman, eager and laborious; and in Sanskrit, unification.
Just like his father, baby Milan became a member of FC Barcelona at birth.
The hospital confirmed that the couple’s first child weighed approximately 6lbs. 6 ounces, and that both mother and child are in excellent health.

We at Pout wish them all the happiness in the world with their new bundle of joy baby Milan.
Pique 2

*CONGRATS*

CANT WAIT TO SEE PICS!!!

XoXo Megs

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Snack It!!!!!

Heya Poutlings!!

I trust the first month of 2013 is treating you well, if not…. well the future is in your hands so make it work for you!

As for the common persons new years resolutions, if you had any I hope you’ve stuck to them and if being more healthy and fit was one of them, I have a few healthy snacks to help you get through the day.

Eating healthy shouldnt need to be a chore, these snacks can be made in just 5min.

RICE CAKE STACK

rice cake stack

– Spread a tablespoon of natural peanut butter on a rice cake, then add some sliced or mashed banana on top of that before adding the second rice cake on top.

– This is ideal as it is a high-energy snack that is packed full of potassium, fibre and healthy fats. Peanuts are also full of essential nutrients, such as protein, vitamin E, folic acid, niacin, B6, folate and thiamin.

– The fibre in bananas not only keeps digestion regular, but also helps maintain low blood sugar and curbs overeating.

NUKED SWEET POTATO

sweet potato

– Prick the skin of a medium-sized sweet potato (300 grm) with a fork in a few places. Place it on a plate and microwave at full power for about five minutes. Once cooked through cut the sweet potato open and sprinkle it with cinnamon and a sprinkle of brown sugar, honey or a sweetener.

– Sweet potato contain beta-carotene, a phytochemical used to make vitamin A, as well as loads of vitamin C to boost your immune system.

– Sweet potatoes are high in Vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 helps reduce the chemical homocysteine in our bodies. Homocysteine has been linked with degenerative diseases, including the prevention of heart attacks.

CARROT, CREAM CHEESE & RAISIN BITES

carrot, cream cheese & raisin bites

– Spread some fat-free cream cheese onto a whole-wheat tortilla. Add some grated carrot and raisins before rolling it up and slicing into 10 ubite-size pieces.

– The sweetness of the carrots and raisins make it taste like a treat, without the guilt. Carrots are also rich in betacarotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the liver, while raisins are a good source of fibre, calcium and healthy sugar energy.

– The potassium and magnesium contents of raisins help reduce acidity (an abnormal metabolic condition known as acidosis) and remove toxins from the body, which may cause diseases such as arthritis, gout, kidney stones and heart disease.

BILTONG WRAP

biltong wrap

– Fill half of a whole-wheat tortilla with lean slices of biltong, sliced tomato, lettuce and a small wedge of avacodo. As all the ingredients are served cold so you can prepare and eat this snack in under 5 minutes.

– The meal provides the ideal mix of fibre, protein, and heart-healthy fat.

– Biltong is a high protein and low-fat snack. Because biltong has been dried and cured, it is light to carry yet contains a power pack of valuable nutrition, making it ideal to take everywhere.

So Poutlings, instead of that dreadful chocolate, or a packet of chips, try these delicious snacks.
Keep it healthy.
XoXo Megs

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What’s Making You Fat?

THE SKINNY ON DIETING!

Heya Poutlings.

Well…. i have been absent on Pout Perfection for too long, now that assignments are over and handed in I can get back to what I love and that’s motivating people in the right way to be healthy!

 Being a woman is tougher than ever! Celebrity diets have populated the magazines and are even gaining favour on television shows. Low calorie diets rave how “normal people” like you and me can look just like celebrities.

BUT !!!

Do you really want to be starved of nutrients, while your hormones are completely unbalanced, causing feelings of helplessness and depression?

EVERYTHING IN MODERATION!

Ever heard of that? Although there is some weak truth to that, eating everything in moderation will keep you overweight. Woman all over the world are suffering from eating disorders and some are clearly unaware of having one. If you are skipping meals or eating very little in order to lose weight…. STOP!!!! These actions will only make you pack on the pounds, sometimes at a rapid rate.

FACT!!!

Eating less than your body requires will slow down your metabolism, making weight loss impossible and will negatively affect your health.

– As you have heard, breakfast is the most important meal of the day; yet many people still confess to eating only a piece of fruit for breakfast.

THE SCIENCE!!!

– Food is used for energy, cell structure, regulating hormones and chemical reactions.

– Food takes one of three directions upon ingestion: use energy, storage, execution.

– The body receives energy from carbohydrates and fats in short supply, our body will turn to muscle for breakdown of amino acids (stored proteins) for energy, causing muscle atrophy.

LOW CALORIES = MUSCLE WASTING

– Low carbohydrate diets deplete the liver and muscle of energy, which causes muscle wasting, lack of energy and will compromise your health.

– Low calorie diets, while reducing body weight (usually for a short period of time), will ultimately poorly affect your health and in most cases will have a rebound effect.

– Low calories will reduce muscle mass and strength.

– When nutrient intake is low, the metabolic rate will become low for three reasons: decreased thyroid function, reduced thermic effect of eating and reduction in muscle mass.

– While reduction in muscle mass causes a lack of endurance (especially during exercise), in turn it will also lead to osteoporosis and lack of independence as you age.

THE WORST PART: FAT STORAGE

– Fat storage is the largest form of storage in the body.

– Low calorie diets and long waits between meals, signal the body that starvation is occurring. With this signaling, the body will turn on the storage mode.

– Eating every two to four hours has been researched to show a positive effect on body composition and overall health.

– Frequent eating boosts metabolism, regulates blood sugars and maintains muscle mass.

– Your body doesn’t understand what to do with processed foods. Diets high in sugar and sodium as well as processed food, do not seem to signal satiety and therefore lead to hunger.

THE SKINNY!!!

– Eating too little is weight loss SUICIDE!!!!

So ladies, think logically about eating plans and be realistic!

Get “skinny” in a healthy lifestyle way, not a quick fix way!

Much Love Megs

XoXo

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