250 ml

Magical herbal DIY’s for every part of your precious body.

For the witches (or anyone else) who are into herbs and smelling good.

The magical attributes of the DIY’S according to the herbs used are highlighted in the contents section below in brackets. You can choose one or multiple attributes to focus on while using these products to match your intent. 


1. Floral facial steam: Leaves your face feeling fresh AF, smelling good. (Protection, love, centering and psychic power)

2. Rose & chamomile bath bags: Relaxing AF, smells good, SUPER CLENSING. (Protection, centering and meditation)

3. Clay and Lavender face mask: We all know clay is dope for our skin, and lavender can never go wrong. (Peace, protection, love, purification)

4. Peppermint foot scrub: Leaves your feet feeling and smelling FIIIINEEE. (Travel, money, healing, luck, strength)


1. Floral facial steam

YOU WILL NEED (The ingredients below are per 6 treatments so multiply it for as many treatments as you’d like): 

-3 100ml jars

-2/3 cup of lavender buds, dried

-1/3 cup of rose petals, dried

-2/3 cup chamomile flowers, dried


Mix up the herbs ad divide them into each jar (roughly half a cup each)


• Remove make up or dirt by using a gentle cleanser
• Place herbs in a heatproof bowl (use 4 tablespoons herbs per treatment – each jar is enough for 2 treatments)
• Pour one pint of boiling water into a heat proof bowl (USE MOON WATER FOR EXTRA BENEFITS)
• Place bowl on a sturdy surface (like a table) and lower face over the bowl (it’s usually best to sit in a chair that is pulled up close to a table)
• Place a towel over your head to create a tent over the bowl (the towel helps the steam stay close to the face and not evaporate into the air so quickly)
• Stay here for about 15 to 20 minutes- while you are here start by centring yourself, and then think about your intent and what you wish for the herb to bring to you, imagine the steam cleansing away any negativity. 


2. Rose & chamomile bath bags

YOU WILL NEED (The ingredients below are per 3 treatments so multiply it for as many treatments as you’d like):

-3 Muslin bags

-¾ cup dried rose petals

-¾ cup dried chamomile flowers

-1 ½ cup epsom salts

Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl. Place 1 cup of mixture in each muslin bag. Tie the top of each bag to close tightly.


To use bath tea bag, tie bag to faucet so the water runs through it as the bath fills. Once the bath is full of warm water, remove the bag from the faucet and let it float in the bath. Soak for at least 15 minutes - while doing so, remember to relax, centre yourself, remember your intent and what you wish to get out of this treatment and imagine the salts and hot water clensing away any negative energy.


3. Clay and Lavender face mask

YOU WILL NEED (once again makes 3 , adjust to your liking):

-3 100 ml jars

-½ cup lavender flower powder

-1 1/8 cup white cosmetic clay


Mix up and divide into jars, roughly half a cup per jar. 


At time of use, mix 1 tablespoon of lavender-clay mix with 2-3 teaspoons of water, cooled chamomile tea, or hydrosol, until a paste forms. Spread over the face, avoiding the eyes. Leave for 15 minutes. This mask draws out toxins and negative energy so make sure to visualise the clay mask absorbing the negative energy for maximum effect, meanwhile, pour your intent into this procedure and absorb the lavender and mother earth’s clay into your system. Wash off with warm water and a wash cloth. 

BOOOM yo face is untoxic AF super clensed, and smelling damn fineeee.

4. Peppermint foot scrub

What you need (MAKES 3):

-3 250-300(ish)ml jars

-1/3 cup fine sea salt or epsom salt

-¾ cup oil (grapeseed, sweet almond or olive)

-Few drops peppermint essential oil

-¼ cup dried peppermint leaves


Mix ingredients in bowl, divide into jars, roughly 1 cup per jar.


Rub into damp foot in circular motions. Our feet pick up alot of negative energy, and are important because they take us places in the physical world, make sure to focus on your intent and drawing out the negative energy.


Happy witching

~ @indigo-amethyst


Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, which is a well-known immunity booster, as well as a powerful, fast-working antioxidant.

They are full of fibre, and one cup (250 mL) contains an entire day’s worth of vitamin C, which helps strengthen the immune system and protects connective tissue. Berries may help keep blood sugar in check; they contain red-blue natural plant compounds called anthocyanins that may help lower blood sugar.

Eierpunsch is a hot sweetened alcoholic drink from Germany that is commonly found at Christmas markets - but it’s easy to make at home. As usual, there are many variations. Here’s one recipe:

1 bottle of white wine (750 ml) ~ 4 eggs (or 8 yolks) ~ 5 tablespoons of sugar - 1 packet of vanilla sugar (or 2 tsp sugar + 1 tsp vanilla extract) ~ Pinch of cinnamon ~ 4 cloves ~ lemon juice ~ 250 ml of strong black tea ~ whipped cream ~ 50 ml dark rum (optional)

Prepare tea as usual; allow to cool. Whisk sugar into the eggs (or yolks) and add a little cold white wine; beat vigorously. Add vanilla sugar to the mix. Pour in the remaining white wine, cinnamon, cloves, lemon juice, and cooled tea. Optionally, add 50 ml of dark rum. Transfer mix to a pan and gently heat, but don’t let it heat too quickly, remove before it comes to the boil. The mix should be foaming. Remove cloves. Serve hot and foamy in a mug with whipped cream on top and a biscuit. Prost! :)

Uno psicologo insegna ai suoi studenti come gestire lo stress.
Prese un bicchiere d’acqua e si avviò per la stanza, in silenzio.
Tutti si aspettavano una domanda tipo:
“è mezzo pieno o mezzo vuoto?”
Ad un certo punto si fermò, alzò il bicchiere e chiese ai suoi studenti:
“Quanto è pesante questo bicchiere d’acqua?”
Meravigliati, gli studenti hanno dato risposte tra 250 e 500 ml.
Lo psicologo risponde: il peso assoluto non importa, importa quanto tempo lo tieni alzato… Un minuto, nessun problema… Un’ora, un braccio dolorante… Un giorno, paralizza il braccio…
In ognuno di questi tre casi il peso del bicchiere non cambia. Cambia solo il tempo.
Più il tempo passa, più diventa pesante.
Lo stress e le preoccupazioni della vita sono come il bicchiere d’acqua. Se si pensa di meno a loro, non succede quasi nulla.
Se si pensa di più, il cuore inizia a far male.
Se stai pensando a loro per tutto il tempo, paralizzano la tua mente.
Quando arrivi a casa la sera, lascia fuori le tue preoccupazioni.
Non portarle con te durante la notte.
Metti giù il bicchiere.
—  Cit. IDK
Etude House: Wonder Pore Freshner

So thanks to the lovely rivermoda, I have decided to stop being a lazy butt and do some reviews about my Korean skincare lifestyle that I’ve been keeping for over two years now. I have to say that it’s been an amazing experience and I haven’t had as close to clear skin as I do now in literally all my life. Granted, the occasional breakout still happens, but the overall quality (texture, brightness, etc.) has been so vastly different from the acne prone, combination-oily, dull, spotty and sensitive skin I’ve had since hitting puberty. So thank you, Korean skincare for that. Now onto the review!


Today we have the wonderfully amazing Wonder Pore Freshner by Etude House! Everyone who knows me is familiar with my obsession with this cute and fun brand, but I also love the fact that their products have worked really well for me and my skin type. I’ve been using my for roughly six months now (I know, I know, I should have reviewed before xD), I can say there have been true results. But before we get into that, what does the Wonder Pore Freshener do?

The Wonder Pore Freshner is a total solution for pore “troubles”. It is an astringent toner with antiseptic properties that removes oil, dirt, germs, and residues for clear, healthy skin.

It’s 7 effects are the following:

  • Deep cleanses pores

  • Controls sebum

  • Keeps the ideal pH balance (4.5±1)

  • Keeps the elasticity of pores

  • Refines/brightens skin tone

  • Minimizes appreance of enlarged pores

  • Moisturizes pores and facial skin

It is 6 free, meaning it doesn’t include: parabens, mineral oil, artificial fragrance, artificial pigments, talc or animal ingredients.

Weight/Amount – 250 ml


So there’s about three recommended ways for you to use this product according to Etude House, and I’ll admit I’ve only used two of those methods. But, for the purpose of being informative and helpful, I shall discuss them all.

  • TONERFirst, we have the function as a toner. This is primarily why I bought the item, since I needed a toner and a pore controlling one sounded right up my alley! For toning, I simply take a cotton ball or pad, pour some Freshner onto it, and then gently stroke my face with it in upwards and outwards motions. I don’t know how long I do this for, but my skin feels better when it’s absorbed in so I just know.

  • MIST Second, if you put the Freshner into a misting bottle (I own one from a previous product so I didn’t need to buy one. Etude House sells it’s custom sized misting bottle, but you can grab a quick one from the dollar store too), you’ve got a mist! I use this in rotation with my Etude House I’m Blooming Sebum Control Mist and The Face Shop Pure Water Facial Mist in Jeju Orange (a later review on those, promise!) and it’s super refreshing~! I like to spray this just before putting on my face cream if it’s in the sticky summer months, or during the day when my skin needs a picker-upper.

  • SHEET MASKThe third use, which I have not tried, is to soak a cotton mask in the Wonder Pore Freshner and use it like a sheet mask. I’ve been wanting to try this, but at the same time I don’t want to excessively use my miraculous toner, so I haven’t used it as a sheet mask. Maybe when I get the 500ml one, I shall. Basically though, you have one of those dime sized folded sheet masks, you pour the Freshner on it, let the mask absorb the liquid for I’d say at least 20 minutes, and then follow instructions of normal sheet masks. (If you have a sheet mask saved from an older one, like I do, gentle wash it so as not to tear it but thoroughly so it’s hygienic for use, store it in a Ziploc baggie until use, and then try this out!)


So I’m really stupid for not taking a photo of my pores before receiving the Wonder Pore Freshner and since I’ve been using this more than six months, the pictures below probably can’t explain to you how much better my skin has gotten with the use of this. However, for review purposes I tried. This is a before and after picture, where the left is a freshly cleansed “shower face” with my enlarged pores (if you could call them that anymore xD) and right after using my Wonder Pore Freshner. As I’ve said, that difference isn’t extreme, but I’ve also been using this miracle product for a long time and it’s shrunk my pores massively. There is a decrease in size, so can you image what my skin looked like before?

(Photo Warning – Extreme close up of face, please don’t get grossed out!)


  • Claims: It really does cleanse, moisturizes, tighten and prevent enlargement of pores. Those claims are 100% true from my personal testing of this product. It also is amazing at sebum control, yay! In conjunction with that, it’s been helping with my acne control, so I guess that’s five out of the seven claims confirmed? (I’m not sure how to test the pH of my skin at home so I can’t confirm or deny this claim, and I can’t say it has a brightening effect in the typical manner other Korean skincare products have so I also can’t say it does this?)

  • It comes in two sizes (250 ml and 500 ml) which are both great value for price when it comes to product.

  • Not crazy expensive. It’s great quality for price in comparison to the American brands I used to use for my skincare.

  • It has a clean, almost astringent smell? It’s kind of green and citrus-y, and though I’ve read a lot of people don’t like that smell, I really find comfort in it. The Skin Mal:gəm Fresh has a similar scent and I love that one too.


  • I bought the 250 ml because I wasn’t sure of the results this product would have, but was still expecting the press pump. Unfortunately, that feature only comes with the 500 ml version, so I was really upset about that. If you want the press pump (and who wouldn’t after results this awesome?), get the 500 ml size.

  • Difficult to obtain outside of the internet. (I wish Etude House had international stores :O )

Recommendation and Rating:

Should you buy it?

                      ☑ Yes

                       ◻ No

                       ◻ Depends

How do you rate this product (out of 5 stars)?


Repurchase (and where to buy):

I’ll definitely be repurchasing this so long as they make this superb product. I’ll also not make the frugal mistake of only buying the 250 ml. I’ll be getting the 500 ml version for sure.

I bought mine from W2Beauty, a great site run by the lovely Alice and recommend you get it from there. There are also tons of shops on eBay that sell Etude House products, so check out shops there!


Hope you enjoyed my review and let me know if you have questions! I want ti start reviewing things more so keep an eye out for those on occasion~!

Rustic Sourdough Bread (The Most Delicious Bread I Have Ever Made and Quite Possibly Ever Tasted)

The crust is chewy. The inside is soft. The flavor is astounding (not too sour, but with just a hint of extra….zing). This is the perfect bread. It’s the sort of stuff to turn skeptics into poets and make poets speechless. I kid you not. It’s the real deal. 

Ok, so let’s talk about the starter again. Let’s assume that it’s nice and ready in the fridge, waiting to be made into this divine bread. Here are modified steps to feeding your starter: Take your starter out; discard one cup and combine with 1 cup / 120 g flour and ½ cup / 120 mL warm water (in a large glass bowl). Let it sit out on your counter for 4-12 hours and its gets all nice and bubbly. Take a cup of starter out (240 mL), use it in the bread, and put the rest in your jar with the holey lid and return to the fridge. 

Rustic Sourdough Loaves


1 cup /  240 mL fed sourdough starter
1 ½ cups / 250 mL lukewarm water
2 teaspoons / 8 g instant yeast
1 tablespoon / 12.5 g sugar
2 ½ teaspoons / 10 g salt
5 cups / 600 g all-purpose flour


Knead all ingredients into a soft dough. Place in a lightly oiled bowl and cover; allow to rise for about 90 minutes, or until doubled. Cut in half, shaping into two loaves and placing on a baking sheet (lightly oiled or lined with parchment paper). Allow to rise for another hour. Preheat oven to 425 F. When bread is ready to bake, make slices in the top of the dough and brush outside of loaves with water. Bake for 20-30 minutes, until the crust is dark brown. Let cool before serving. 

Recipe adapted from King Arthur’s Flour

Beltane Recipes


  • Cheese and Chive Wafers
  • Pasta and Fresh Vegetables
  • Honey-Almond Pound Cake

Cheese and Chive Wafers, Yield: 12 wafers:


  • ½ cup (125 mL) grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup (50 mL) butter, softened
  • ½ cup (125 mL) flour
  • 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh chives.


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C)
  2. In a medium bowl, mix cheese and butter together. Then, add flour, paprika, and chives. Mix thoroughly. 
  3. Cover mixture and place in the refrigerator for an hour, or until firm.
  4. Shape into one inch balls and flatten into coin shapes.
  5. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden.
  6. Let cool slightly before removing from cookie sheet.

Pasta and Fresh Vegetables, Yield: two servings:


  • 1 small red pepper
  • 2 asparagus spears
  • 2 green onions
  • 1 carrot
  • 4 oz (115 g) snow peas
  • 3 ripe plum tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) olive oil
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
  • 2 tbsp *25 mL) fresh basil, chopped
  • ½ cup (125 mL) dry white wine
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley to garnish
  • Enough fettuccine or angel hair pasta or two


  1. Julienne-slice all the vegetables, except for tomato and snow peas, into one inch pieces.
  2. In a medium pot, bring water to a boil and add all the vegetables, except for tomato and onion, and cook for one minute. Remove, drain, cool, and pat dry.
  3. Bring the water to a boil again and cook the fettuccine/angel hair pasta according to the directions on the box. Drain and drizzle with one tbsp (15 mL) olive oil and set aside.
  4. Heat the butter and remaining olive oil in a large sauce pan.
  5. Add tomatoes, green onion, white wine, basil, salt, and pepper. Cook for 4-5 minutes.
  6. Add the cooked pasta, reserved vegetables, and chopped parsley.
  7. Toss gently and place on plates

Honey-Almond Pound Cake, Yield: 10 servings


  • ½ cup (125 mL) slivered almonds
  • 2 cups (500 mL) all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) baking powder
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) baking soda
  • 2/3 cup (175 mL) liquid honey
  • 1 cup (250 mL) unsalted butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C)
  2. Toast almonds over medium heat until golden
  3. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, and baking soda.
  4. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to cream butter until fluffy.
  5. Gradually add honey, then the eggs one at a time, and vanilla. Beat until well mixed, but not totally smooth.
  6. Fold in flour mixture and almonds and mix again.
  7. Pour into a buttered and parchment (or wax) paper lined 8 x 4 inch loaf pan.
  8. Level top and bake in the center of the oven for 1 hour and 10 minutes*
  9. Cool in pan on rack for 15 minutes.
  10. Turn out onto rack to cool further. 
  11. Add bowls of fresh fruit, like strawberries if you like

*To check doneness, use a toothpick and stick it in the middle of the cake, if it comes out clean, the cake is done.


Photo guide: earl grey gin!

1) Needed supplies - gin (obvs), loose-leaf tea (ditto), jar, tea bags. 

2) Use about 1 heaping teaspoon for each 250-ish mLs of gin. I’m making 750mL, so I used three spoonfuls. 

3) Tea into bag, bag into jar, gin into jar. Fill ‘er up!

4-6) Wait 4-6 hours, depending on how much you’re making and how strong you want it. If you’re doing 375mL and want it weak, you could probably get by with an hour of steep time.

7) Out with the tea.

8) Ready to serve!

I like mixing one part of the tea-infused gin with two parts of tonic water and a hefty lemon wedge and ice. It tastes just like iced tea, so be careful!

SCHMANDKUCHEN mit HIMBEEREN (Raspberry Cheesecake)

250 g Mehl - 130 g Zucker - Salz - 150 g kalte Butter, in kleinen Stücken - 2 Eier (Klasse M) - 1,5 Pk.Vanillepuddingpulver - 500 ml Milch - 250 g Schmand - 250 g Quark - 300 g Himbeeren - 4 El Himbeerfruchtaufstrich

Mehl, 70 g Zucker, 1 Prise Salz, Butter, 1 Ei und 1 El kaltes Wasser mit den Knethaken des Handrührers zu einem glatten Teig verarbeiten. Teig mit den Händen so in eine gefettete Springform (26 cm Ø) drücken, dass der Boden vollständig bedeckt und ein ca. 4 cm hoher Rand enstanden ist. 30 Min. kalt stellen. Puddingpulver mit Milch und 60 g Zucker nach Packungsanweisung zu einem Pudding kochen. In eine Schüssel füllen und im kalten Wasserbad unter gelegentlichem Rühren abkühlen lassen. Den Teig mit einer Gabel einstechen und im heißen Ofen bei 200 Grad (Umluft 180) auf der untersten Schiene 15 Min. vorbacken. Pudding mit Schmand, Quark und 1 Ei verrühren und in die Springform füllen. 2/3 der Himbeeren darauf verteilen und bei 170 Grad (Umluft 150) auf der mittleren Schiene 1 Std. backen, dann vollständig abkühlen lassen. Die restlichen Himbeeren auf dem Kuchen verteilen und mit dem verrührten Himbeerfruchtaufstrich beträufeln. Guten Appetit. :)

Sambal goreng kentang ati


500 gram kentang
400 gram ati
8 cabai merah
9 siung bawang merah
5 siung bawang putih
2 lembar daun salam
2 lembar daun jeruk
1 sereh
250 ml santan

Tips: untuk menghilangkan bau amis dari ati, setelah ati dicuci, rendam dengan jeruk nipis. Setelah itu dicuci lagi, lalu direndam dengan air panas. Setelah ati mengeras, baru kemudian ati dipotong dadu, lalu digoreng


Der Teig: 250 g Zucker - 3 Eier - Zitronenabrieb von 2 Bio-Zitronen - 350 g Mehl - 1½ TL Backpulver - 1 TL Salz - 1 Päckchen Vanillezucker - 250 ml Vollmilch - 200 g geschmolzene Butter. Der Sirup: Saft und Abrieb von einer Bio-Zitrone - 50 g Zucker - 100 ml Wasser. Die Glasur: 150 g Puderzucker - Saft von einer Zitrone - etwas Wasser

Backofen auf 170°C/Gas Stufe 3 vorheizen. Butter in einem Topf schmelzen und abkühlen lassen. Zucker, Eier und Zitronenschale mit dem Handrührgerät schaumig schlagen. Mehl, Backpulver, Salz und Vanillezucker mischen und abwechselnd mit der Milch zu der Eier-Zucker Mischung geben. Zum Schluss die geschmolzene Butter unterrühren. Den Teig in eine gefettete Springform geben und im Backofen ca. 50 Min. backen. In der Zwischenzeit wird der Sirup zubereitet: Dafür die Sirup-Zutaten in einen kleinen Topf geben und zum Kochen bringen. Dann auf kleiner Flamme langsam reduzieren lassen, bis nur noch die Hälfte der Flüssigkeit im Topf ist. Den noch heißen Kuchen zunächst in der Backform lassen, mehrfach einstechen und mit dem Sirup beträufeln.
Wenn der Sirup eingezogen ist, Springformrand lösen und den Kuchen abkühlen lassen. Puderzucker mit Zitronensaft und lauwarmen Wasser verrühren und den abgekühlten Kuchen damit glasieren.


150 g Haselnüsse gehäutet und geröstet - 1 Mürbeteig, fertiggekauft (oder aus 250 g Mehl, 125 g kalte Butter, 40 g Zucker, 1 Ei selbst schnell herstellen) - 60 g Zartbitter Schokolade, fein gehackt - 250 ml Schlagsahne - 310 g Nutella
30 g Butter

Ofen auf 190 C vorheizen. Mürbeteig ausrollen und in eine gefettete 22 cm Form geben. 20-25 Min backen oder solange bis der Boden schön goldgelb ist.
In der Zwischenzeit die gehackte Schokolade, Sahne, Butter und Nutella in eine Mikrowellen-geeignete Schüssel geben auf 30 % für ca. 1 Min sanft erwärmen. Dabei öfter mal umrühren und aufpassen, dass man nicht zu lange erhitzt sonst wird es klumpig. 24 Nüsse zur Dekoration beiseite legen, den Rest hacken und auf den Boden geben. Die Schokoladenmasse darübergeben und für mindestens 1,5 Stunden in den Kühlschrank stellen. Nach 15 Min kann man die restlichen Haselnüsse auf dem Kuchen verteilen und weiter fest werden lassen. 

Herb of the Week-Stork's Bill (Wild Geranium)


Stork’s Bill
Sweet-scented Geranium
Geraniums are aromatic perennially growing plant species that are found in a wide variety of forms, dimensions, colors, and scents. Subject to the cultivars or species, these plants, which are grown as annual plants in the northern gardens, can have different aromas resembling a rose, apple, mint, cinnamon, lemon, pineapple, camphor, coconut, orange, lime, or nutmeg. Mostly indigenous to the southern regions of Africa, aromatic geraniums grow to a height of anything between 0.3 meter (one feet) to 1 meter (three feet).

The leaves of these perennials differ significantly in their form, dimension and even in texture subject to the cultivar or species. While the leaves of a number of species are intensely cut similar to those of the oak leaves, there are others that are very delicately cut akin to ferns. There are some types whose leaves are curled or crinkled similar to those of parsley. Aromatic geranium leaves may either by delicate or even strong, clammy or hairy. Then again, some species of scented geraniums have pale green leaves, while others have deep green leaves. In addition, the leaves may also have grayish-green hue and all the species have their characteristic aroma and flavour.

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2 dias para derreter a barriga
Quase nada de carboidrato e porções generosas de peixe, azeite, azeitona e amêndoa. Essa combinação vai estimular seu corpo a queimar os últimos estoques de gordura

Efeito pochete (socorro!) ninguém quer. É por isso que você, garota dedicada, controla a alimentação, cuida da postura e capricha nos exercícios. Mas nem sempre é suficiente. Se você não consegue livrar a área daquela gordura teimosa que esconde o resultado dos seus abdominais, vale arriscar, por dois dias, uma dieta mais radical. Repetindo: só por dois dias!

Nesse período, a proposta é cortar quase todo carboidrato do cardápio e comer apenas proteína e gordura, bastante gordura. Antes de pensar que isso é uma loucura, fazendo você engordar no lugar de secar as últimas sobrinhas de barriga, entenda o que acontece no organismo. Apesar de ser calórica, a gordura tem baixíssimo índice glicêmico. Ao contrário do carboidrato, ela não altera em nada a produção de insulina (hormônio ligado ao armazenamento de gordura, especialmente na região do abdômen) e estimula a ação do glucagon (hormônio encarregado de mobilizar e liberar a gordura estocada). “Essas mudanças hormonais dão o chacoalhão que o corpo precisa para vencer a resistência natural a mudanças (estado de homeostase) e, finalmente, queimar as dobrinhas persistentes”, explica o consultor de nutrição Alfredo Galebe, de São Paulo, que bolou essa dieta.

A proposta é tentadora e realmente funciona. Mas não esqueça o combinado: nada de esticar os dois dias. Depois de 48 horas, além do estímulo dessa dieta perder a força, você começa a se sentir fraca por causa da falta de carboidrato. Outra regra importante: dar preferência às proteínas e gorduras consideradas boas, como frango e especialmente peixe (ele tem a vantagem extra do ômega 3, que protege o coração), e, ainda, azeite, azeitona, amêndoa e abacate (fontes de gordura amiga). São sugestões, aliás, que merecem ser adotadas para sempre — além de saudáveis, podem evitar que você volte a brigar com a sua barriga. Encare esse desafio e vista sem medo aquele jeans com a cintura lá embaixo!
Cardápio de dois dias

Atenção: na noite anterior à dieta, evite carboidrato. O ideal é tomar uma sopa de carne magra

Dia 1

Café da manhã: 1 pão francês sem miolo com 2 fatias (30 g) de peito de peru e 2 col. (chá) de azeite de oliva chá ou café com adoçante à base de estévia

Lanche 1: 3 amêndoas cruas sem sal

Lanche 2: 3 azeitonas verdes (ou 5 amendoins crus)

Almoço: 1 filé grande (150 g) de pescada branca (ou 1 filé pequeno — 60 g — de frango grelhado) com 4 col. (chá) de azeite de oliva

Lanche 3: 3 azeitonas verdes

Lanche 4: 3 amêndoas cruas sem sal

Jantar: 1 filé médio (100 g) de salmão grelhado (ou assado) com 3 col. (chá) de azeite de oliva

Ceia: 3 col. (sopa) de abacate (sem açúcar ou com adoçante à base de estévia)

Dia 2

Café da manhã: 1 fatia de pão integral (ou 1 pão francês se miolo) com 2 col. (sopa) de queijo cottage + 2 col. (chá) de azeite de oliva e 3 azeitonas verdes chá ou café com adoçante à base de estévia

Lanche 1: 5 amendoins crus (ou 3 amêndoas cruas sem sal)

Lanche 2: 3 azeitonas verdes (ou 3 amêndoas cruas sem sal)

Almoço: 1 filé médio (100 g) de atum (ou salmão) grelhado ou assado com 3 azeitonas verdes e 2 col. (chá) de azeite de oliva

Lanche 3: 3 amêndoas cruas sem sal

Lanche 4: 1 fatia média de melão (ou 6 uvas rubis)

Jantar: 1 filé médio (100 g) de salmão assado (ou grelhado) com 3 col. (chá) de azeite de oliva e 3 azeitonas verdes

Ceia: 3 col. (sopa) de abacate (sem açúcar ou com adoçante à base de estévia)
Cardápio de manutenção

Terminados os dois dias da dieta seca barriga, volte a comer carboidrato em todas as refeições. Mas sempre respeitando as seguintes medidas: 9 gramas de carboidrato (1 C) para 7 gramas de proteína (1 P) e 1,5 de gordura (1 G).

Juntos, e nessas proporções, os três nutrientes (1 C + 1 P + 1 G) formam um bloco. Para evitar que seu corpo recupere os estoques, consuma o equivalente a nove blocos por dia, como no cardápio abaixo.

Fique firme nessa dieta de manutenção por pelo menos cinco dias. Se quiser adotar esse esquema para sempre (ele oferece todos os nutrientes que seu corpo precisa), aumente um ou dois blocos e retire o abacate da ceia. Ingerida antes de dormir, a gordura dessa fruta aumenta a ação do GH (hormônio do crescimento), que também ajuda a derreter os estoques da barriga. Mas, depois de uma semana, esse estímulo perde a força.

Café da manhã (2 blocos): ¼ de papaia + 2 torradas light (tipo Bauducco) + 2 fatias (30 g) de presunto magro (ou peito de peru light) + 2 col. (chá) de requeijão light +
2 col. (chá) de azeite de oliva

Lanche da manhã (1 bloco): 1 fatia média de abacaxi + 2 fatias (30 g) de peito de peru light + 3 amêndoas cruas e sem sal

Almoço (3 blocos): 1 xíc. (chá) de espaguete + 2 col. (sopa) de molho de tomate + 1 col. (sobremesa) de parmesão ralado e salada (folhas verdes à vontade, ½ lata de atum light e 1 ovo cozido) + 3 col. (chá) de azeite de oliva

Lanche da tarde (1 bloco): 1 iogurte desnatado + 3 amêndoas cruas e sem sal

Jantar (2 blocos): 1 filé grande (150 g) de pescada branca grelhado + 3 col. (sopa) de arroz integral + 3 col. (sopa) de purê de mandioquinha + 2 col. (chá) de azeite de oliva

Ceia: 3 col. (sopa) de abacate (sem açúcar ou com adoçante à base de estévia). Na ceia, o abacate deve ser ingerido sozinho e não conta como bloco
Lista para substituição dos alimentos

Use para variar o cardápio

Carboidratos (1C)

Alimento - Abacaxi
Porção - 1 fatia média

Alimento - Alface
Porção - 1 pé

Alimento - Arroz branco
Porção - 2 col. (sopa)

Alimento - Arroz integral
Porção - 3 col. (sopa)

Alimento - Banana-nanica
Porção - 1/3 da unidade

Alimento - Batata média
Porção - ½ unidade

Alimento - Beterraba ralada
Porção - 2 col. (sopa)

Alimento - Brócolis
Porção - 1 copo (200 ml)

Alimento - Cenoura ralada
Porção - 2 col. (sopa)

Alimento - Couve-flor
Porção - 1 copo (200 ml)

Alimento - Cogumelo
Porção - 1 copo (200 ml)

Alimento - Ervilha em lata
Porção - 2 col. (sopa)

Alimento - Espinafre
Porção - 1 copo (200 ml)

Alimento - Feijão
Porção - ½ concha

Alimento - Goiaba
Porção - unidade pequena

Alimento - Granola
Porção - 1 col. (sopa)

Alimento - Laranja
Porção - ½ unidade

Alimento - Limão
Porção - 2 unidades

Alimento - Maçã
Porção - unidade média

Alimento - Macarrão
Porção - ½ xíc. (chá)

Alimento - Melão
Porção - 1 fatia média

Alimento - Melancia
Porção - 1 fatia fina

Alimento - Manga
Porção - 1 fatia fina

Alimento - Milho verde
Porção - 1 col. (sopa)

Alimento - Morango
Porção - 4 unidades

Alimento - Palmito
Porção - 5 cilindros

Alimento - Pão de fôrma light
Porção - 1 fatia

Alimento - Pão francês com miolo
Porção - ½ unidade

Alimento - Pão francês sem miolo
Porção - unidade

Alimento - Pão sírio
Porção - unidade pequena

Alimento - Papaia
Porção - ¼ da unidade

Alimento - Pêra
Porção - ½ unidade

Alimento - Purê de abóbora
Porção - 3 col. (sopa)

Alimento - Purê de mandioquinhas
Porção - 3 col. (sopa)

Alimento - Ravióli
Porção - 3 unidades médias

Alimento - Rúcula
Porção - 2 maços

Alimento - Suco de laranja
Porção - 1/3 de copo

Alimento - Suco de maçã
Porção - 1/3 de copo

Alimento - Suco de uva
Porção - ¼ de copo

Alimento - Tomate
Porção - unidade

Alimento - Torrada light
Porção - 2 unidades

Alimento - Uva
Porção - 6 unidades

Proteínas (1G)

Alimento - Atum light em lata
Porção - ¼ de lata

Alimento - Atum fresco
Porção - posta pequena (50 g)

Alimento - Carne magra
Porção - 1/3 de filé (30 g)

Alimento - Clara de ovo
Porção - 2 unidades

Alimento - Cottage
Porção - 2 col. (sopa)

Alimento - Filé de pescada
Porção - 1 filé pequeno (75 g)

Alimento - Hambúrguer
Porção - unidade (45 g)

Alimento - Ovo inteiro
Porção - unidade

Alimento - Peito de frango
Porção - 1 filé (60 g)

Alimento - Peito de peru light
Porção - 2 fatias (30 g)

Alimento - Presunto magro
Porção - 2 fatias (30 g)

Alimento - Ricota light
Porção - 3 col. (chá)

Alimento - Rosbife magro
Porção - 2 fatias (45 g)

Alimento - Salmão
Porção - ½ filé (50 g)

Alimento - Salsicha de frango
Porção - sobrecoxa média

Alimento - Sardinha light
Porção - ¼ de lata

Gorduras (1P)

Alimento - Abacate
Porção - 1 col. (sopa)

Alimento - Amêndoa crua sem sal
Porção - 3 unidades

Alimento - Amendoim cru sem sal
Porção - 5 unidades

Alimento - Azeite de oliva
Porção - 1 col. (chá)

Alimento - Azeitona preta
Porção - unidade

Alimento - Azeitona verde
Porção - 3 unidades

Alimento - Cream cheese light
Porção - 2 col. (chá)

Alimento - Cottage
Porção - 1 col. (sopa)

Alimento - Maionese light
Porção - 1 col. (chá)

Alimento - Requeijão light
Porção - 1 col. (chá)

(1 bloco de proteína + 1 bloco de carboidrato)

Alimento - Iogurte desnatado
Porção - 1 pote (125 ml)

Alimento - Leite desnatado
Porção - 1 copo (250 ml)

Alimento - Tofu
Porção - 1 fatia grossa

Legumes, leguminosas, verduras e frutas são considerados carboidratos

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