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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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New Years Resolutions

Do you make new years resolutions? I don’t. Don’t get me wrong, if you can succeed in them then I really take my hat off to you and I wish you continued support in order to fulfil the tasks you have set out for yourself, but I like to believe I can set myself a goal, a long term goal, an intermediate goal or a short term goal and be able to carry it out at anytime, not necessarily starting on 1 January coinciding with the beginning of the new year, because let’s be honest, without enough sleep the night/morning before, I am hardly going to feel motivated to start on my huge list of resolutions to better myself. Are you?

Infographic-Most-Common-New-Years-Resolutions

I understand the logic behind it, but its just not practical. Goals are attainable, its all down to your mind set.

The most common resolution that you hear about at this time of the year is either to lose weight, to get fit or both, in turn this upsets the gym bunnies as they have to wait in queues at the gym for the post Christmas feasters that decide its time to hit the gym. Why don’t we just all have the resolution to smile more, be kind and forgive easily.

Even though its 10 days late, I hope that 2014 is the best year yet and I wish all our dear readers nothing but happiness, health and success for all the impending challenges that the year will come our way.

Did you make any resolutions and do you believe in making them?

x flea143

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Mila Kunis Won’t Diet Just Because She’s an Actress

Hiya Poutlings

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Sure, it’s pretty stupid for someone who’s already skinny as hell to take a stand against dieting (that’s like me taking a stand for going to bed at 9pm on Fridays – already done!), but Mila Kunis gets a pass because I feel she deserves some recognition and possibly, we could all learn something from her wise words. Let’s not forget, she’s also pretty cool.

From THE SYDNEY TELEGRAPH:

“You know, I stay fit, but I dieted for Black Swan. I think it’s OK to do that for the part, but not just for being an actor. Actors [in Hollywood] starve themselves to play thr normal girl – which, for me, is an issue. If someone’s playing a sick person then it’s OK for them to diet for the part. But to diet just to play the love interest or the girl next door, that’s absolutely not OK. You shouldn’t starve yourself; you should be able to live your life.”

I mean, do I neccessarily believe that Mila Kunis doesn’t diet, or at least seriously watch what she eats and works out 4-5 days per week to stay her shape? Not really, but it doesn’t really bother me in her case, mostly because she has a small frame and probably a high metabolism. You know, whatever. As a side note, I hate the tedencies stars have to inisit that they don’t really do much to look as good as they do. I just feel like slapping them in the face and shouting REALLY at them, we all know you spent your first pay cheque on new teeth, hair extensions and a personal trainer. I’m not hating, I’m simply stating that as a standard, MOST “stars” have those privledges as requirement, per se.

I also enjoyed Mila’s chilled persepctive as she expressed her personal philosophy to being grounded in the midst of celebrity life:

“I do take a concious effort to step back and acknowledge where I’m at, and at least appreciate it. I often think to myself, this is great for what it is, but now it’s time to move on. You have to present and stay in the moment or you get completely caught up, and miss so many things. I’ve been doing things for 20 years – I know, crazy – but it’s my career, and while I love what I do, it’s showbiz. It’s grand and it’s wonderful, but it’s not real life. Even though people think its real life.”

I don’t think I know of loads of people (except idiots) who think it’s real life, but I do agree that it’s good to stay present and appreciative regardless of your path in life. Also, since when has Mila Kunis been acting for 20 years? Wow.

*missfitz

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BORN THIS WAY? Yes, Insecure to the Bone

Hiya Poutlings

I’m sure by now that most of you are aware that I’ve never ever bought into this women… For example, just two weeks ago she was banging on about the media hoo-ha of her weight gain, then she posted a series of photographs of her in her underwear (of doing sit-ups around the clock for a week) accompanied a “Body Revolution” campaign urging others to embrace their bodies. The mixed message of “embrace who you are” with “look I’m thin again” doesn’t agree with me… and I really do not give a shit if she DID suffer from bulimia and/or annorexia since she was a teenager, she has a social responsibility to fufil as her target market is a young generation with young minds, and I must be honest, I don’t believe the bullshit that comes out of her mouth anyway.

So she’s gone back to parading her bod as a matter of business, because frankly, her music is not her main business…. On Friday she went for lunch and Les Pirates, Juan Les Pins in the South of France in a bikini top/bra and denim shorts – so desperate for us to see that she’s toned up again.

I do not call this a Body Revolution, to me that is simply treating your body like a piece of meat. Oh yes, she likes to wear meat too…

I question the likes Yoko Ono and Oprah Winfrey praising Draga as a role model to misaligned youth. The message I’m receiving from Gaga is: Cover your body when it doesn’t meet your perception of society’s expection, then crash diet and compulsively exercise, and walk around half naked to prove that you’ve got a hot bod again.

As I’ve always believed, and it has now been proved yet again, she was in fact BORN THIS WAY, insecure!! She needs a warning label for the under 18s.

So anyway, Draga went back to her fail safe of early 2012 injecting the “Lady” back into her look for the launch of her ironical expensive hooker scent, Fame, at Harrods this weekend. Draga arrived to her appearance in a gold horse drawn carriage. Classy.

for this occassion, Lady Gaga got her RuPaul on with full length figure-hugging black dress, massive hair, winged Winehouse eyes and baroque horror claws… what the feck?

Eleganza!

 I rest my case…

*proceeds to step off my Soapbox*

**missfitz

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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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