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MENOPAUSE A NIGHTMARE?

Most women enter menopause when they are 48-55 years old. I remember my mom when she had hot flashes out of nowhere. She was wearing t-shirts in winter and we were regularly finding her running to the window to gasp some fresh air. Flashes and weight gain are the most common symptoms caused by the hormone change in the body. What happens is that oestrogen …

WHY CAN’T I LOSE WEIGHT?

You started your new healthy lifestyle a couple of weeks ago and in the beginning you lost quite some weight. But recently that scale wouldn’t budge a tiny bit. You want to know why? Here are some possible explanations. Do you skip breakfast? When you get up in the morning, you should be hungry. Maybe not immediately but if you are awake since two hours …

EMERGENCY PLAN FOR THE BRIDE

Your wedding date is set and your are on cloud nine. But your are also running from one rehearsal to the other, organising flowers, talking to the DJ and the photographer. Your were planning to lose some more pounds but instead you are putting on due to all the stress! Here is your emergency plan to be the fit bride you always wanted to be: …

BAN PHONES FROM GYM?

I cannot help it but I get super annoyed when I am at the gym and I have to listen to the private conversation of some girl using the adductors machine next to me. People don’t only talk to their friends, they actually do business at the gym. There is plenty of guys on the treadmill who, according to their conversations, are juggling around huge …

NOAH’S BIRTH STORY

Let me start with the most important thing: my birth was less painful and much shorter than I thought it would be. Maybe the fact that in the first one everything had ended up in a nightmare called Cesarian and that I under no circumstances wanted to have another one, made me take the pain more easily. But I also have to say that I …

5 THINGS TO CHANGE BEFORE NEW YEAR

1. Less stress. Whether eating to fill an emotional need or grabbing fast food simply because there is no time to sit down or prepare something healthy, a stressed-out lifestyle is rarely a healthy one. I have learned to say No and my life became so much easier ever after. I don’t meet with people I don’t really care for anymore and I don’t commit …

SKINNY LEGS GUARANTEED!

You do your squats and lunges and you are careful about what you eat but no matter how hard you try, your legs just wouldn’t firm up a single inch? Then listen very carefully to what I have to say because I used to have big legs too. I couldn’t close the zipper of any of my boots despite wearing cloth size 36. But nowadays …