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Small tips that make a (healthier) difference

Hey you! I dare you to try your best to follow this checklist tomorrow! But hey! Not so fast. Why not try it again the next day (and every day after that)? Sometimes it’s the smaller changes that can in fact help improve our health and wellbeing, especially when we think we’re short of time. School stressing you out? Everything is going to be ok. Try a few little things here. Tick everything off that you completed! Tell me how it goes for you!

This was a spontaneous post and I’ve found that I’ve been making errors in my posts recently! Plz correct me bc I am an egg. Hope u like it anyway.


Morning:

  • Wake up as soon as you do naturally or when your alarm goes off. Make your bed! Open the blinds!
  • Get out of bed and s t r e t c h – all the way from the very tips of your fingers to the tips of your toes. (Trust me, this feels good)
  • Set your intention for the day. This might be weird for some, but try it. Example: Today I will be productive. I will be focused on my tasks and I will take the time to relax when needed. It doesn’t have to be as complicated – Example 2: I can do this. Remind yourself again.
  • Eat breakfast. A MUST. Try my favourite: eggs (poached, scrambled or fried) on toast with avocado or baked beans. Yes. We are on a roll today.
  • Drink one full glass of water within the hour of waking (don’t down it all in one go though!).
    • Add 1/8 of a lemon to this. Lemon is great to alkalise the body and getting that digestive system of yours goin! This will flush out toxins in the body and support your immune system too!
      • Side note: Wait half an hour before brushing your teeth after this (or maybe do it before) because lemons are acidic after all and can probably do some damage to your shiny whites.
  • Try having a water bottle by your bedside and beside you throughout the day as a constant reminder to drink water as you see it. Trust me, this has helped improve my water intake a lot.
  • Organise your day. What are your plans? What are of priority and what are not? Try brain dumping this, and then organising each task/item into a list, categorised in importance. This will help decrease stress throughout the day and easy referral back to this list.
  • Dress in some lovely clothes! Your fave sweater and some cool black tights? 100%!! What about that pretty skirt you like with a nice top? HECK YEAH!!!

Midday:

  • Lunchtime! Eat again. Wholesome foods are an absolute must whenever you can.
  • Aim for 3-4 cups of water by lunchtime (inclusive of the glass of lemon water you had this morning).
  • Remember that intention you set this morning? Say it again.
  • Throw a compliment at someone. Be genuine. This will have a butterfly effect. If someone throws one at you to – don’t disagree! Say thank you. You rock, don’t doubt that.
  • Are there any ticks beside those tasks on your checklist from this morning? I hope so!
  • Throw in a random burst of exercise! In public too – who cares! Pick one of these: 50 starjumps! 3 sets of 10 squats! A quick walk around outdoors!

Arvo (/Afternoon… Straya):

  • Hit that 3pm slump? Same. Here are a few ideas to get you going, especially coming home from a long day:
    • NAP! 15-20 mins. No longer. No less. Be strict here or your sleep pattern might go funny and we don’t want that. (And groggy headaches are gross)
    • Exercise! This is so fundamental to our health and wellbeing. Try out short pilates videos (no equipment) here (that as living proof, work) or some really cool yoga videos here, here, and here. Yoga is great. Try this daily. Or take a brisk walk for 30 minutes  = wake up your brain, pick up your mood AND burn some fat. C’mon, go get your shoes!
    • Have a healthy snack, such as those listed in this great post by @tbhstudying. Get your brain and bod going, my friends!
  • Write down your to do list for any work, study or event related things that you need to complete this afternoon. Set out all your equipment, sort out your papers from the day and get organised!
  • Clear your (bedroom/bed/desk/floor/work/closet) space for 5 minutes every day. I’m guessing that you’ve started to pile a few things here like I do. This will save you time and help maintain cleanliness, staving away from the complicated stress that comes from having to reorganise just about everything which we all know to hate when we’re busy with other things.
  • Have you had your 5th and 6th cups of water of the day yet? Get to it!
  • Sit up straighter and you’ll look more confident and feel more confident. Your back will also be very grateful for this.

Night:

  • Continue all your extra to-dos. Get this done. You can do it!
  • Make sure to put something in your body guys. I’m talking food here by the way… don’t let that sentence mislead you! This is especially important for those of you probably thinking “I’ll just eat later” or “I’m not hungry”.  Eat. EAT NOW. PleASE.
  • Spend some quality time with your family. How’s their day been? Tell them about yours too.
  • Glasses of water No. 7, 8 and beyond should be here.
  • Prep your meals, lists, notes, outfits, etc. for the next day. Getting these things sorted now will help you get it out of the way and save you time!
  • Settle down a little. It’s time to wiiiind doooooooownnn. Read a book. Scroll through Tumblr (aaayeee!) – but not too deep into the pits okay guys. Watch a little TV.
  • I know a lot of posts say to switch off 1-2 hours before bed. If you’re literally glued to your electronics, try switching off 5 minutes earlier every day and replace that with something else. What about doing your prep items for the next day (listed two points back!!)? Or, do get those pesky chores out the way.
    • Side note: Cleaning your room often will help freshen it, get rid of itchy dust and decrease the chances of bugs and other smol random things to crawl around your room. (If that’s not a little motivation then I’m not sure what is…). It’ll also keep your space maintained so you don’t have to do it all at once. *Shudders* Plus the likelihood of those gross germs from the world hanging around and building up in there is a no-no.
  • Sleep! 7-8 hours. Your body will thank you for it. CRUCIAL for healthy brain and body function. Plus your mood and skin will improve (i.e. gOODBYE EYEBAGS and hELLO GLOWING SKIN).
    • Side note: I see you reading this at 12am when you should be sleeping. I see you.

I hope this has helped you guys a little or at least inspired you to make a small change to your daily routine! Try doing a few items here (e.g. glass of lemon water, sitting up straighter, 8+ cups of water) and record this on a habit tracker! The smallest changes often have the greatest effects!

Don’t forget to let me know how you go.

Kalyisah (@studywithkal)

So, I decided to make this post for you guys and I hope you find these tips as helpful as I did :) 

1. Never compare yourself to others, but really, NEVER do it.

From my personal experience, I can tell you there’s nothing more destructive than comparing yourself to another person. Every single one of us unique and has their own amazing skills. Maybe one of your friends aces Physics class but you rule when it comes to Chemistry class or a foreign language. Also never let anyone make you feel like you’re not awesome because you are. As Eleanor Roosevelt would say “No one can make feel inferior without your consent.” So don’t let them and wWhat you do, do it for you.

2. See what you’re missing and do it.

If you pay attention and make fantastic notes, but still you don’t reach your desired goal and you know you can do better, check what is missing. Maybe is studying for the exam. Maybe is handing in the homework. Maybe it can be related to a poor sleep or nutrition. You gotta identify what is wrong and do something to change it.

3. Sit up front.

Again, I have experienced this and when I sit in the back I completely lose my focus and immediately start to talk with my friends and doodling on the back of my notebook. Look for the seats right in the front, you’ll be able to pay more attention to what the teacher/lecturer is saying and you’ll be more likely to get done your work fast.

4. Time management.

As a big procrastinator, I can tell you that not having a schedule or not planning your tasks can be really harmful to your grades. I know sometimes Season 4 of Sherlock sound more fun than Spanish reading but you need to prioritize. Make a list, from the most important task to the least, that way if you do not complete everything, you will have ready the most essential duties. Be strong and work hard, then relax.

5. Eat well and sleep well.

As I wrote in one of the past points, sleep and food can be a really influent factor in your school performance. If you only eat junk food and sleep four hours, you’ll be more likely to fall asleep in class or even to suffer a lack of focus and energy because of not nurturing your body properly. I know sometimes homework takes more time that we expected to get done but if it’s not school work or something really important, you should try not to stay awake (even more if your reason to lose hours of precious sleep is to be scrolling down Instagram or Tumblr, which can be done next day). Eat your veggies and get 8-hour sweet dreams.

6. Stay hydrated.

Drink at least 2 liters of water per day. It increases energy and relieves fatigue, promotes weight loss, flushes out toxins and will get you closer to the perfect skin we all want.

7. Pray

Personally, this has been really important to me, especially when it comes to a big exam or a contest. Praying always gives me peace and makes me feel more confident. I invite you to try it, you’ll see the difference. Also, studies have demonstrated that prayer helps you to have more self-control and makes you less vulnerable to the negative physical health effects associated with stress.

8. Pretend that you’ll have to teach the material you are learning, that way you’ll pay more attention and be more likely to memorize it fast.

Always do your best and remember that good thing take time.

anonymous asked:

Hey so since dandelions are springing up everywhere I was wondering if is any magical way I could use em

Eat them! Drink them in tea! Don’t pick the flowers right away because they are great for bees!

I don’t have my correspondence book with me so I am doing this from the top of my head, so I may miss a few things. You can google “Dandelion magical correspondence” for probably a lot more thorough information. I just love dandelions, they are so useful. And great to have around other plants as well too!

Anyway, I am totally serious about eating them! The whole plant is edible! The leaves are great in salads, and are PACKED with Vitamin A and Vitamin K! If I remember correctly 1 cup of fresh dandelion leaves has 110% of your daily intake of Vitamin A, and over 500% daily recommended intake of Vitamin K? The flowers can be made into juice, tea, wine… toss them into your salad with the leaves for color… whatever you fancy! And the roots are the best part! You can make the roots into a substitute for coffee if thats your thing, or dry them out for tea! Did I mention how healthy they are for you? Yea?! Well.. they are also SUPER good for your kidney and liver, as it can help flush them (its a diuretic). Dandelion tea can also help clear skin issues like acne up because its flushing all those toxins and garbage out of your system.

Dandelion is pretty awesome right?!

Don’t worry, I am not done yet.

I mentioned a bit that its great for bees at the beginning, and it is! Its one of the first things that blooms in the spring that attracts bees and other pollinating insects to help the earth! On top of that, dandelions have a long taproot, which helps bring nutrients up to the top soil so that other shallow rooting plants have more nutrients. They help out their neighboring plants, by bringing up more minerals and nitrogen making everything else around them super happy! So don’t yank them up! They are there to help!

As far as correspondences for magical use goes, it can be used for luck and wish spells! You can also drink the leaves & flowers in tea to help increase psychic abilities. Its also good for cleansing and purifying and banishing negativity! Its naturally protective and healing (see how it helps its shallow rooted neighbors?!).

I also want to add: make sure you are looking at a dandelion! There are lot of plants that are very similar to a dandelion, so make sure you are identifying properly, because the others that look like it aren’t always safe to eat! Also if you are on any medications check with your doctor before adding dandelion to your diet as it is a diuretic!

Ok that was a lot of information. I went a little crazy. Dandelions are just cool plants. 

Originally posted by larapaulussen

i know that waking up in the morning can be such a chore ;; it’s always so tempting to sleep til noon and constantly press “snooze.” however, mornings are a nice and quiet bit of the day to enjoy!! here are a few tips to maximize your mornings.

benefits:

  • there’s so much more time to be productive
  • if you finish up your work in the morning, you can relax in the evening
  • early mornings are really peaceful and calm
  • you can catch a glimpse of the sunrise
  • you feel happier and healthier

go to sleep earlier

getting adequate sleep will help you wake up early for the next day! i know, it seems like a better idea to stay up really late to finish that one last assignment. but!! i’d recommend that you sleep earlier and wake up earlier to finish it in the morning. you’ll feel less tired and stressed!

wake up earlier than you normally do

idk about you, but if i wake up after 8 or 9 am, i just feel so so sluggish and feel like i lost some precious hours of the morning. i personally like waking up around 6 to 6:30, but other people like waking up around 7.

open up your blinds / curtains

let all the natural light fill your room!! it makes your room brighter and i swear, almost everything looks prettier with natural light. also, natural light is fantastic for taking those studyspo pictures :-))))

drink a glass of water

your body hasn’t had any water for the past 8 or so hours that you’ve been asleep!! drinking a large glass of water after you wake up will fire up your metabolism, rehydrate your brain, help your body flush out toxins, and help you feel refreshed as well.

wash your face with cold water

idk about you but i literally feel half-asleep on my feet when i wake up and i just want to crawl back into my bed and never see the morning light again. washing my face with cold water really wakes me up and makes me feel super refreshed and ready to tackle the day! i also like to brush my teeth too bc morning breath is gross ;;

eat breakfast

eating a healthy breakfast gives you energy to use for the day, improves your memory and mood, improves concentration and productivity, and is good for your overall health bc it reduces risk of type 2 diabetes + obesity (reduces chances of excessive, unhealthy snacking).

lately, i’ve been eating a small bowl of oatmeal with honey, peanut butter, and a little bit of fruit on the side. it’s so so good omg :’) i also make myself a cup of tea to give me a little “kick” in the morning.

turn on some music

idk why but turning on some nice music in the morning instantly sets a nice sort of atmosphere? i like playing studio ghibli music bc it’s calming and happy!

plan out your day

figure out what you’re going to do with all of the time that you have now! i like jotting down my tasks in my bullet journal, but you can just write up a to-do list, use an app, a planner, or your own bullet journal.

get to work!

take advantage of the time you have now to get started on your assignments + projects + studying!

you can also check out my morning routine video to see how i usually spend my mornings!

hope this helped and good luck! if you’d like to request a post, go here and if you’d like to see more helpful posts, go here!! thanks :)

Why I Drink Lemon Water Every Morning



Every morning I start the same way!


I groggily crawl out of bed and wonder why I bother bounce out of bed and start my day off with a positive thought and think about all the awesome things I’m going to do that day!!


When you start your day on a positive note it sets the tone for the remainder of your day!! Tomorrow morning try saying “Good morning Beautiful, today is going to be fucking swell!” Instead of fuuuuucccckkk liiighhhhttt arrrrrgggggh *scary moaning noses”


Once I’m up I begin every morning with the juice from half a lemon, 1 Tb of Apple cider vinegar and half a cup of warm water!


Why??


BECAUSE LEMON WATER IS THE BEST!


Seriously! I try and squeeze some lemon into all my water, and I often slice up some pieces to put in my water bottle! 



Benefits of Lemon Water 

  1. Helps You Lose Weight - Lemon juice contains the soluble fiber, pectin, which has been shown to aid weight loss and prevent hunger
  2. Balances the immune system - Lemon water has been shown to stimulate the brain and nerve functions, which is something I really need in the mornings
  3. Lowers Stress - Vitamin C is the first thing in the body that is lowered when your under pressure! Drink Lemon water to keep those Vit C levels up!!!
  4. Helps prevent pimples
  5. Helps Prevent Cancer - Some studies have shown that the activity of  citrus liminoids, compounds that protect cells from damage, can prevent cancer
  6. Prevents Kidney stones - Drinking lemon water raises citrate levels in the urine which can protect against calcium stones in the kidneys
  7. Buh-Bye Bloat - Lemon water is the.best diuretic which helps get rid of bloating, and helps with constipation and digestions by flushing out toxins in your pee pee
  8. Balance pH Levels - Drinking lemon water reduces your body’s overall acidity, which is weird because even though lemons are acidic it is still one of the most alkalizing foods!!
  9. Gets rid of bad breath
  10. Helps a cold - Lemon water can bring down a fever and soothe a sore throat 


Ok so I think that is plenty of reasons for you to start this morning ritual!! So drink up!!!


Do you already drink lemon water in the morning? What is your morning ritual like?


xxx Jordana

anonymous asked:

What do you think of facial massages?

Big, big fan.

First, you always want to start a facial massage with clean skin and hands and use an oil to lubricate everything. I usually do my whole skin care routine up to my serum and the final step is using a facial oil to do the massage and you do the facial massage until the oil has almost completely absorbed. You can use a facial oil like rose hip, jojoba, etc or just use olive oil which is a classic and apparently how people have combated aging for centuries… facial massages and olive oil. I wouldn’t recommend coconut oil because it has a 50/50 chance of breaking you out, if you’re already an avid user then it’s fine!

Facial massages do a few things,

Relieve muscle tension in the face. This is good for headaches and just makes you feel so relaxed. I find after I finish a facial massage my face just feels… loose? Relaxed. Like i’m not subconsciously clenching my jaw muscles or frown muscles. Great for before bed.

Drain the lymph nodes. I do this when i’m congested and it really helps. This also helps slim a bloated face. This helps flush toxins and fluid build up in the face. If you’re congested you’ll actually feel all the nasal build up drain away, gross yet satisfying. 

Anti aging purposes. Facial massages help stimulate collagen, stimulate blood circulation and strengthens muscle memory. Keeps your skin firm, toned and contoured. 

When I first started doing this I watched a bunch of youtube videos about it and watched everyone’s techniques. You can customize this for your face and focus mainly on the forehead if that’s your main concern or on your cheeks if you’re worried about sagging/firmness. There are a bunch of techniques for all different parts of the face.

My favorite videos are here, here and here.

Lastly, always massage up and out. You don’t want to massage downwards because that’s counterproductive for anti aging.

Best of luck, XO!

I know the posts with “remember to drink water!” seems ridiculous but it is so so important you drink enough water every single day. It increases energy and relieves fatigue, promotes weight loss, flushes out toxins in the body (if your pee is a dark color then you’re not drinking enough water), improves your skin complection, helps digestion (especially mixed with lemon juice), a natural headache remedy, prevents cramps and sprains, improves your moods, and you save money going to restaurants when you ask for water rather than a soda or lemonade. Like seriously my family and I stopped ordering soft drinks when we go out to eat and we save a pretty penny and I don’t feel extremely full after eating. Please drink more water.

anonymous asked:

You're soo pretty xo how do you get clear skin also any tips on hair growth/getting soft hair would be appreciated (:

Thank you!! Alright just a heads up this will most likely be a long post because I’m going to try and say everything that comes to me…

For Clear skin:
• Your skin reflects whatever’s going on inside your body. So make sure you’re drinking a lot of water - at least 2litres a day!) to flush out any toxins and eat foods full of nutrients that benefit your skin. Honestly drinking more water in itself will improve your skin so much and make it generally look healthier and more glowing.
• Stress, which I know is sometimes inevitable, can also mess up your skin so try to keep that to a minimum.
• Makeup wise, BB creams tend to be better for the skin than foundations but ultimately it’s all down to how effectively you remove your makeup. Having said that I’d like to stress how important it is that you DONT SLEEP WITH YOUR MAKE UP ON. I don’t care how tired you are just don’t do it.
• Make sure you give yourself at least 2 days a week where you go makeup free to let your skin breathe and renew itself.
• Sleep is also needed for your skin to repair itself so get between 8-10 hours of sleep as often as you can!
• As for skin care, gentle cleansers are the way to go.
• Exfoliating 2 or 3 times a week will also make sure that any dead skin is removed and leave you with glowing skin.
• Makeup removers and moisturisers should be bought depending on your skin type. Even if you have oily skin you should moisturise!! if you do have oily skin, there are many oil free moisturisers specifically made for oily skin.
• Toners can be used to tighten your pores and as a result reduce how many spots you get. But it can be drying especially if it’s mainly composed of alcohol so just bare that in mind.
• Sun cream will help your skin in the long term!! It will prevent premature ageing and sun spots. Make sure you’re using a sun cream specifically made for the face and not using a body one on your face (which can break you out) . Foundations with spf don’t actually do a whole lot of protecting because they have a too little amount of spf to actually do any effective protecting so it’s best to just stick with a face sun cream.
• Change your pillow case often to prevent potential breakouts.
• Make sure your phone screen is clean before you make a call so that bacteria doesn’t get on your cheek when you put the phone to your ear and, again, break you out.
• lemon juice helps reduce the look of scarring/hyper pigmentation by acting as a natural bleach. Since the skin on the face is sensitive it would be a good idea to dilute the lemon juice with a bit of water before applying it to the area using a q tip or cotton pad. You can do this 2-3 times a day and you should see results by 2 weeks. Obviously if any irritation occurs you should stop.

Hair growth:
• don’t wash your hair every day. It strips away your natural oils and your hair won’t grow as quickly if it’s dry. I know that some people can have extremely oily hair and need to wash it every day but I’ve heard that you can “train” your hair to not be as greasy somehow (?). Im not very good with explaining that so its worth a Google.
• Deep conditioning once a week will help your hair a lot. There are many different types of deep conditioning hair masks for different types of hair and hair problems.
• My personal favourite is coconut oil (make sure you get the natural kind). It’s the only oil to actually penetrate your hair instead of just coating it and so it will do wonders to your hair. I suggest doing it only once a week at the most as it will make your hair greasy if you use it too often. It leaves your hair soft af though and it’s 100% natural so you don’t have to worry about any chemicals on your hair.
• Reduce the amount of heat you use. Work with what you’ve got instead of constantly damaging it with heat.
• If you can’t go without your straighteners or curlers then always use a heat protector whilst you slowly begin cutting down on the amount of heat you use.
• Depending on your hair type (mine being curly) I find that rubbing in a bit of Moroccan oil on the ends of my hair after I wash it helps lock in moisture and prevent frizz.
• Speaking of washing hair, don’t rub your hair dry. Dab it dry with a towel or preferably with an old t-shirt which is much gentler.
• Your hair can get burnt in the sun just like your skin. So wearing a hat or spraying a little bit of heat protector before you leave the house will help if you’re going to be out in the sun for long.
• try not to brush your hair often. I know that the thought of that unimaginable to some people but it can be very damaging. Obviously if you have massive knots then brush them out but ultimately brushing your hair can cause breakage.
• to reduce breakage, a wide toothed comb is a much better alternative to a brush.
• when brushing your hair, begin detangling the ends and work your way up. Breakage is less likely in this case.

That’s all I can think of for now. idk if this is in more detail than you wanted and sorry for the long read but I hope it was helpful 💗💗💗

dennis (because he likes skin) i think of as the skin of the bar. though he didn’t want the skin of the apple? he is like this because he thinks that they are riddled with toxins. he is wrong. apple skins flush away the toxins. keep this in mind. the apple is the bar. the skin coming off the apple is dennis leaving the bar. the skin off the apple makes it less nutritious, as is the same with dennis and the bar. dennis is wrong about leaving the bar. dennis is wrong!! come back dennis!! flusH AWAYY THOSE TOXINS MY FRIEND

anonymous asked:

Im a HUGE skin care junkie but my skin still isnt where I want it to be... do you have any tips??

Hi babe, sometimes your skin isn’t on your side due to other factors.

If you have acne it’s hormonal, you could help regulate these hormones with birth control or a form of oral antibiotics prescribed by your doctor/dermatologist. If you have access to healthcare i’d highly recommend talking to someone about your skin, they can give you products you wouldn’t find in store that are curated to your skin issues.

Other lifestyle changes you can do

  • Wash your pillow sheets 1x-2x a week. 
  • Drink tons of water. i’m sure you’re tired of hearing this tip but drinking enough water doesn’t JUST help hydrate your skin cells but also aids in detoxification and keeps everything in your body moving/flushing out toxins that could affect your skin. Drinking green tea or anything with antioxidants will also help your skin while getting your hydration in, just make sure it’s not filled with processed sugar because that won’t help your skin either. 
  • Double/triple mask. Use an exfoliating mask to smooth and brighten, a clay mask to purify and a hydrating mask for a glow in that order. Exfoliate, purify, hydrate. This will give your skin a weekly mini facial helping with a variety of issues. Whenever you go get a professional facial they will usually exfoliate, purify/cleanse/clear pores and hydrate all in one treatment. 
  • Double cleanse and tone. You’d be surprised how much makeup is left on your skin after cleaning your face! Remove makeup with micellar water and then double cleanse your face. Following with a toner will get rid of any last trace of makeup. Check your cotton pad after your done, it’s scary.
  • Give your skin days off from makeup AND skin care. Just let it breathe and rest and keep it simple. 
  • Eat more foods with healthy fats and antioxidants. Healthy fats will really help with those with dry skin and antioxidants keep your skin (and body) healthy and flourishing. Get your micro nutrients in, I like to blend them up in smoothies. Thinks that are dark like blueberries, blackberries, acai, dark kale are extra antioxidant heavy. 
  • Get allergy tested. Certain food intolerances could be causing break outs. The usual culprits are dairy and gluten.
The green tea diet

Hey!! I know I have been really bad with diet posts lately, and I’m sorry! I’ve been off track for so long and lost motivation due to school etc.

However! I’m not here to excuse myself. It’s time to talk about the green tea diet.

Because really, that’s some real stuff. Most of you I assume have already heard of all the great benefits green tea gives you, but if not, here’s a quick summary:

♦ It decreases your risk of getting several diseases, including cancer and HPV!

♦ It cleanses your body.

♦It can, in fact, make you smarter

♦ Slows down aging process! You’ll stay wrinkle free longer, haha

♦It boosts metabolism, therefore speeds up weight loss

Alright, sounds good eh? Green tea has pretty much unlimited health benefits but I’m going to tell you mainly about what it does as a weight loss helper.

First off: What is the green tea diet?
Simply, while on a diet you have to drink 2-5 cups a day of unsweetened green tea. Say, if you were to drink 5 cups a day, you drink one with or before breakfast, lunch, dinner, and 2 in-between meals.
This does not only speed up your metabolism, but it also makes you feel full for longer! And it will make you eat less during the current meal.

So, my personal experience:

I started drinking green tea a few weeks ago, one cup for breakfast and one right before bed. The cup i had with my breakfast actually made my appetite a lot lower. At lunch I didn’t crave anything other than say a small salad. I usually crave lots of fibre and sugar, lol.

The one before bed made me sleep a lot better. I felt so relaxed and refreshed, plus I was slimmer in the morning than usual! It’s true.

So to this day, I try to drink 2-3 cups a day, + I have something called a “detox day”. This works in the way that I have 5 cups of green tea in a day, and eat less than 500 cal that day. This is really great and I can actually feel what the green tea does to me. It sounds brutal, but it’s not bad. I choose to do it on a day where I’m not very active.

Green tea is great. But, there’s one thing you should be aware of; You’re stomach is going to growl, and you’ll go to the toilet a lot, and you’ll be filled with gas. Most likely. It doesn’t bother me too much but it’s not always that fun. It just shows that it really flushes out your toxins though, so it’s a good sign!

I personally definitely recommend green tea to play a huge role in your diet, because it’s crazily good, and it has so many benefits.

Questions? Don’t be afraid to give me an ask!

Going to make some mint iced tea for later in the evening, would anyone like a couple recipes?

1. Fresh Spearmint Iced Tea

  • 1L water
  • 2 tea bags black or green
  • 1 bunch fresh mint, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons muscovado sugar

Boil the water in a pan and pour into a heatproof jug with the teabags and mint. Let it steep for 20 minutes and stir with ice. Serve with a sprig of mint and lemon/lime slice.


2. Mint & Strawberry infusion:

Take as much fresh water as your jug can handle, per liter add a handful of mint, 6 sliced strawberries and 4 cucumber slices. Let sit in the fridge for an hour or two and serve with a slice of lemon if you like. 

This infusion is really good for flushing out toxins in your body due to the mint, the strawberries add Vitamin C and the cucumbers help to boost your energy and hydrate you thanks to the electrolytes.


3. Peppermint & Lemon Iced Tea

  • 1 litre water
  • 150g granulated sugar
  • 6 black tea bags
  • 1 peppermint tea bag
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice or lemon cordial

Boil the water in a pan and pour into a heatproof jug with the teabags.          Let it steep for 30 minutes then add the lemon juice and stir with ice.                                  

Alfalfa

Gender: Feminine

Planet: Venus

Element: Earth

Spiritual Attributes: Money, prosperity, anti-hunger. Put a small jar in the cupboard or pantry to ward off poverty and hunger. Burn in a cauldron and use the ashes in amulets for protection from hunger and poverty. Can be a bringer of prosperity. Carry it with you when you go to the bank to ask for a loan. Add alfalfa to your magical cooking to ward off disease, bring money into the home and when general grounding is desired.

Medical Uses: Alfalfa pellets make great, nontoxic, biodegradable litter for your indoor pets. Helps flush out excess water and as such increases urination and helps relieve bloating and water retention. It is useful in the treatment of urinary tract infections, kidney and bladder infections and helps to flush out toxins. As a general tonic and blood purifier, alfalfa is useful in rebuilding the body after a prolonged illness.

Slim down detox water
This great detox water not only rids your body of toxins but helps to flush fat from your body as well. Cucumbers are diuretics can help you to avoid water retention. Lemons and limes help to flush out toxins from your digestive tract and grapefruits help you to burn fat. Just add ½ gallon of spring water, ½ of a medium grapefruit (sliced), ½ a cucumber (sliced), ½ each of a sliced lemon and lime and a couple of mint leaves. Allow the ingredients to sit in the fridge for a couple of hours before serving and drink at least ½ gallon per day for optimal results

Fruity detox water
This delicious detox water has strawberries and kiwis and is the perfect summer drink. You will need 2 liters of water, a couple of strawberries and a couple of kiwis. Just chop your kiwis and strawberries, add to your water and sit in the fridge for a couple of hours to let it seep. The kiwi has vitamins A and E which will help you to rid your body of free radicals and they help to flush toxins from your colon. Strawberries are great for your skin and then contain anti-aging properties and help to fight carcinogens. You can add more or less fruit depending on your taste preferences or add different fruits or a mint sprig for a completely new taste.

Day spa apple cinnamon detox water
Not only does this delicious water not have any calories, it’s great for slimming down and ridding your body of harmful toxins. It also helps to boost your metabolism. You will need a gallon sized pitcher filled with spring water and you can refill the pitcher three or four times using the same apples and cinnamon sticks. You need a thinly sliced apple (whatever your favorite type) and a cinnamon stick. Just add those to your water and cover about ½ of the pitcher with ice before filling with water. It’s best if you let them sit in the fridge for an hour or so before serving. You can add additional apple slices or cinnamon if you prefer a stronger taste.

New year detox water
Ok, so it’s not even close to the New Year so you can just call this one the New You Detox Water. You need a gallon pitcher of spring water and a few raspberries along with sliced grapefruit, cucumbers, and pears and a sprig of fresh mint. You can also add lemons, limes, blueberries and cranberries if you want. Just add all of the ingredients into the pitcher and allow it to sit for a couple of hours so that the flavors combine. Make a new pitcher every day to keep it fresh. This one will boost your metabolism, help you to burn fat, and flush out all those nasty toxins that make you feel sluggish.

Strawberry infused vitamin water
This detox water not only keeps you hydrated but it helps you to enjoy beautiful skin. It’s chocked full of vitamins and anti-inflammatory ingredients and it looks beautiful in the glass, too. You will need about a cup of strawberries, 2 cups of cubed watermelon, a couple of sprigs of fresh rosemary, filtered water and just a dash of course salt. Just muddle the strawberries and rosemary together in a bowl and then add them with the cubed watermelon to your pitcher. Pour filtered water over it, give it just a light stir and then refrigerate for a couple of hours.

Fat burning detox water
This recipe gives you a detox water that flushes out nasty toxins and really does help you to drop a few pounds, too. It’s got apple cider vinegar which has so many benefits that it’s impossible to list them all. There are also apples which are great for fiber, lemons that have cleansing properties and cinnamon which helps to curb your appetite. You’ll need about 12 ounces of filtered water, 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice, a teaspoon of ground cinnamon and about half a medium apple, sliced. You can also add a bit of sweetener if you want. You simply put everything except the apples into your blender and blend for about ten seconds. Then just add your apples and drink.

Cucumber lemon detox water
The lemon in this water recipe is great for boosting your immune system and cleaning out harmful toxins. Cucumber is an anti-inflammatory and helps you to stay hydrated. Mint sweetens your drink without adding sugar and aids in digestion. To make this one, just mix about eight cups of water with a medium cucumber (wedged or sliced), a whole lemon (wedged or sliced) and about ten mint leaves (or however many you prefer). Mix in a large pitcher and allow it to steep in the fridge overnight. This is a really tasty drink and one that offers many wonderful detoxing benefits.

Aloe water
You have surely heard of (or experienced for yourself) the wonderful benefits of aloe. Did you know that you can add it to your water? When you take aloe internally, it can help with circulation and digestion and increase your energy and eliminate fatigue. Making aloe infused detox water is easy. You need to split the leaf down the center and remove the gel. Mix the gel with some water and lemon in the blender and process for about a minute. You will need about a cup of water, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and about 2 tablespoons of aloe gel.

Lemon and ginger detox water

Ginger is a natural pain reliever and adding it to your water can give you wonderful detox properties. For this recipe, you need about 12 ounces of water at room temperature as well as the juice of ½ a lemon and ½ inch knob of fresh ginger root. Just add your lemon juice to the water and then grate the ginger into it using a zester or cheese grater. This is a great drink for first thing in the morning. Not only will it help to relieve pain all day, it will cleanse toxins from your body throughout the day and the lemon juice helps to release those nasty toxins so they’ll flush out better.

Simple morning detox water
The easiest way to get detox water every day is to simply squeeze the juice from half a lemon into a tall glass of water each morning. Drinking at least eight ounces of lemon water every morning will flush out those toxins and keep them from building up. If you’re drinking it every day, you are certainly going to feel better because you will be constantly releasing toxins that can make you feel sluggish and sick. There’s no recipe aside from squeezing that fresh lemon juice into a glass of spring or filtered water and you can add ice if you want.

Master cleanse detox water
This master cleanse detox water recipe is designed to flush every bad toxin out of your body. You will need about twelve ounces of filtered water, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of organic maple syrup, 1/10 of a teaspoon of cayenne pepper and a dash of sea salt. Just mix the ingredients together and drink. There are also optional ingredients like green tea and laxatives that you can add but the detox water in itself is great for ridding your body of free radicals and leaving you feeling and looking much healthier

Peppermint grapefruit detox water
This detox water has ingredients that will clean out your kidneys, eliminate bloating and help you to enjoy much healthier skin. It also aids in digestion. You need about ½ gallon of purified water, ½ lemon sliced, ½ lime sliced, ½ grapefruit sliced (note that you can also substitute or add oranges if you want), 1 cup of sliced cucumber with peels, 1 teaspoon of freshly grated ginger and a handful of fresh peppermint leaves. Just add all of the ingredients into a pitcher and cover with ice. Refrigerate for at least a couple of hours before serving and discard after 24 hours as the citrus fruits tend to get a little mushy.

Pineapple sugarcane spa water
If you prefer a bit of a tropical taste in your detox water, this pineapple and sugarcane water is perfect. The pineapple helps to rid your body of free radicals and this recipe is so easy that you can make it in about five minutes. You need a couple of liters of purified water, 2 sticks of sugar cane and a few chunks of fresh pineapple. Note, fresh works much better than canned. Just mix all of the ingredients in a pitcher and add ice. Let it steep in the fridge for a couple of hours before drinking. The longer it sits, the better it tastes.

Jillian Michaels detox water
Jillian Michaels detox water has dandelion tea which has a great reputation for breaking down fats and removing them (along with harmful toxins) from your body. Note that you may experience increased bowel movements when you drink this one regularly but that really just means that it’s working. To make Jillian’s detox water, you will need about 60 ounces of purified water, 2 tablespoons of diet cranberry juice, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and a bag of dandelion tea (you’ll need to stew the tea in a cup of water).

Stress relieving detox water
Imagine clearing out those harmful toxins and relieving stress at the same time. This detox water recipe includes pineapple and basil. Pineapple has bromelain that cleanses the bloodstream and breaks down harmful enzymes so that they can be flushed from your body. Basil fights free radicals and is an excellent source of magnesium so it’s really good for your heart. Using spring or filtered water, mix together in a pitcher five strawberries, about ½ cup of chunked pineapple, 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar, four or five fresh basil leaves and some ice. Allow it to steep in the fridge for at least an hour and enjoy.

Blueberry orange water
Imagine clearing out those harmful toxins and relieving stress at the same time. This detox water recipe includes pineapple and basil. Pineapple has bromelain that cleanses the bloodstream and breaks down harmful enzymes so that they can be flushed from your body. Basil fights free radicals and is an excellent source of magnesium so it’s really good for your heart. Using spring or filtered water, mix together in a pitcher five strawberries, about ½ cup of chunked pineapple, 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar, four or five fresh basil leaves and some ice. Allow it to steep in the fridge for at least an hour and enjoy.

Rasberry and mint water
Mint is great for aiding in digestion and raspberries have great antioxidant properties. Add them both to water and you have a very tasty detox water to help flush those toxins from your kidneys, liver and colon. You will need about half a gallon of spring or purified water, 2 tablespoons of raspberries – these can be fresh or frozen – and two tablespoons of fresh mint leaves. You also need a medium sized lime. Just slice the lime and add it along with the mint leaves and raspberries to your water in a large pitcher. Muddle the raspberries just a bit if you want more flavor and you can microwave the lime for a couple of seconds to get more juice from it.

Watermelon detox water
What better fruit to add to your water than watermelon? Not only does watermelon contain vitamins and minerals, it helps to flush out your system. Instead of eating it and making that juicy and sticky mess, just add a bit to your water to enjoy the full detoxing benefits. You need a couple of cups of chunked watermelon (seedless is best) and about four cups of water. Place the watermelon in a large pitcher and cover with water. Allow it to steep in the fridge for a couple of hours before enjoying so that the flavor can infuse your water.

Day spa mango ginger water
Ginger and mango are both great for boosting your metabolism and ginger is a natural pain reliever as well. Mango aids in digestion and can help to flush a number of free radicals out of your body. To make this day spa detox water, you need about an inch of ginger root and a cup of fresh or frozen mango. Just peel the ginger and cut it into three or four slices. Drop into a pitcher, add your cup of cubed or sliced mango and then top with about three cups of ice before filling with purified water. This needs to sit in the fridge for about three hours to allow the flavors to come out.

Blackberry peach detox water
Ginger and mango are both great for boosting your metabolism and ginger is a natural pain reliever as well. Mango aids in digestion and can help to flush a number of free radicals out of your body. To make this day spa detox water, you need about an inch of ginger root and a cup of fresh or frozen mango. Just peel the ginger and cut it into three or four slices. Drop into a pitcher, add your cup of cubed or sliced mango and then top with about three cups of ice before filling with purified water. This needs to sit in the fridge for about three hours to allow the flavors to come out.

Flush It Out💦

Water does the body good when it comes to good health. Water helps flush out toxins and other unwanted things lingering in your body.
You should be drinking at least 64 oz per day up to 128 oz to keep your body hydrated and working properly.

1. Helps to lose weight
2. Healthy Skin
3. Fights Infection
4. Gets rid of Body Toxins
5. Healthy Heart
6. Prevent Joint Pains & Arthritis
7. Boost Energy
8. Prevent Constipation
9. Reduce Risk of Cancer
10. Improves Productivity

Benefits Of Lemon Water

Ok, it took me a while to get on board with the lemon water thing. I was a hater and thought it was total BS, but then I actually tried it and I’m a convert. 

Here are some benefits of lemon water (from Life Hack), the photo is my own. 


Why lemons?

Lemons are packed like a clown car with nutrients, including vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and fiber. (Fun fact: they contain more potassium than apples or grapes!)


Because of how hard lemon juice can be on the enamel of your teeth, it’s important to dilute it with water of any temperature (though lukewarm is recommended). Drink it first thing in the morning, and wait 15 to 30 minutes to have breakfast. This will help you fully receive the benefits of lemon water, which are listed below.

Reduces inflammation

If you drink lemon water on a regular basis, it will decrease the acidity in your body, which is where disease states occur. It removes uric acid in your joints, which is one of the main causes of inflammation.


Aids digestion

Lemon juice not only encourages healthy digestion by loosening toxins in your digestive tract, it helps to relieve symptoms of indigestion such as heartburn, burping, and bloating.


Helps you lose weight

Lemons contain pectin fiber, which assists in fighting hunger cravings.

Cleanses your system

It helps flush out the toxins in your body by enhancing enzyme function, stimulating your liver.


Keeps your skin blemish-free

The antioxidants in lemon juice help to not only decrease blemishes, but wrinkles too! It can also be applied to scars and age spots to reduce their appearance, and because it’s detoxifying your blood, it will maintain your skin’s radiance.


Gives your immune system a boost

Vitamin C is like our immune system’s jumper cables, and lemon juice is full of it. The level of vitamin C in your system is one of the first things to plummet when you’re stressed, which is why experts recommended popping extra vitamin C during especially stressful days.


Excellent source of potassium

As already mentioned, lemons are high in potassium, which is good for heart health, as well as brain and nerve function.


Freshens your breath

It also helps relieve toothaches and gingivitis (say wha?). Because the citric acid can erode tooth enamel, either hold off on brushing your teeth after drinking lemon water or brush your teeth before drinking it.


Gives you an energy boost

Lemon juice provides your body with energy when it enters your digestive tract, and it also helps reduce anxiety and depression. (Even the scent of lemons has a calming effect on your nervous system!)


Helps to cut out caffeine

I didn’t believe this until I tried it, but replacing my morning coffee with a cup of hot lemon water has really done wonders! I feel refreshed, and no longer have to deal with that pesky afternoon crash. Plus, my nerves are thankful.

Helps fight viral infections

Warm lemon water is the most effective way to diminish viral infections and their subsequent sore throats. Plus, with the lemon juice also boosting your immune system, you’ll simultaneously fight off the infection completely.


How much?

For those who weigh less than 150 pounds, squeeze half a lemon’s worth of juice into a glass of water. If over 150 pounds, use an entire lemon’s juice. You can of course dilute the lemon juice more, depending on your personal taste.

Not only are the benefits of lemon water endless, it’s one of the most substantial yet simple changes you can make for your health.

Detox Water

better known as fruit-infused water, detox water is amazing in many levels. Aside from the fact that it can be very delicious and it does not in any way contain any large amount of calories, it also has some additional benefits which are:

  • Improves your mood.
  • Flushes toxins from your system.
  • Fills you up so you don’t eat as much junk.
  • Naturally helps your body release fat cells for water weight loss.
  • Keeps food moving through your system.
  • Keeps your organs healthy while you’re sweating.
  • Reduces muscle fatigue while working out.
  • Helps you recuperate faster from a workout.
  • Keeps you from feeling groggy in the afternoon.

Aside from all of those benefits, it is a very fun and easy process which only requires a small amount of your time everyday. You can also create many other recipes that you want by mixing different types of fruits and vegetables.

This is a simple reminder that being healthy does not always require a lot of sacrifice and effort. Mixing some healthy and yummy fruits together can create a wonderful detox water that provides a lot of benefits.

Until my next post!

Have fun and be healthy!

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