Should You Follow a Celebrity’s Diet?

Celebrity diets are of course fashionable. That can be one core reason why you want to adopt them. Then there is always the great magnetic power of celebrity bodies which everybody wants and craves. Their secret diets are huge trade secrets by themselves and their trainings schedules auctioned. But then the question would be how effective are these?

Cleaning Your System

Celebrity diets are more often than not cleansing diets. They clean up your system of all toxic stuff and thus control weight gain. It is not that you stop yourself from gorging on whatever you want and whatever you need too to diet like a celebrity. It is not always about zero intake diets. Ingredients of celebrity diets include cayenne pepper, maple syrup and lemon juice and water.

Celebrity diets are also about extra energy provisions. In the process you are ready for extra workouts and lose more weight in the process and shape up better. These diets also tone the skin and make you look better. So they are not only about weight loss.

Different Types of Star Diets

There are also other varieties of celebrity diets like raw food diets. For example, the Zone diet which always helps check on the extra pounds. But then they have all facilities at hand, like cooks and managers and trainers, etc. On the other hand there will be lapses on your part as there is no one to oversee your activities, checking if everything is going alright. But then that is just part of the challenge, isn’t it?

Celeb diets are mostly low carb diets or alternatively, high insulin diets. Cholesterol and cardiovascular ailments are controlled through low carb diets. Low calorie diets on the other hand help those who are looking for instant effect on the weight loss plan. Such diets can be planned individually too. Diets should be about having the right kind and quantity of food and not giving up on food all together.

Celebs are celebs and one of the main reasons that their diet regimes are such a success is primarily because they have people to take care of them constantly on a professional level. You obviously might not have all of that. In such cases the idea is not to give up hope but to pursue what you want to follow diligently. Dedication can really achieve everything.

Beauty in Your Kitchen – Best Home Beauty Recipes

Why spend a whole lot of money in beauty salons when you have your very own beauty recipes up on your kitchen shelf?


For ages now, turmeric has been considered as one of the best natural beauty recipes. It can be used as a wonderful base for face scrubs or masks and brings about a natural glow to your skin. If you are looking for a cure for pigmentation, turmeric can be your best solution. By mixing turmeric with cucumber or lemon you have a ready cure for pigmentation.


The freshness of cucumber is something that only few of us can resist. Cucumber is particularly good for your skin during the hot and dry season. Besides the many health benefits of this wonderful fruit, it can also be used for home beauty treatments. Cucumber can also be used to relieve the eyes from exhaustion. When your eyes look tired and puffy, place a slice of cucumber in each of the eyes and rest for 10-15 minutes. Your eyes will feel refreshed and your face will glow. Face masks and scrubs made out of cucumber also help in making your skin smooth and supple.


For healthy, youthful looking skin, there are few fruits that can work more magically than papaya. This miracle fruit cleanses your body internally and the result is smooth glowing skin. Always make it a habit to include papaya in your everyday diet for good health and flawless skin. Papaya pulp and peel can be gently rubbed over your skin to remove dead skin, lighten the complexion and freckles. Papaya also works as an excellent sunscreen that protects your skin from the harmful effects of the sun.


Yoghurt can be used both internally and externally to rejuvenate your skin and free it from blemishes, sunburn, and other skin ailments. Yoghurt is also great on your teeth and gums, which means a beautiful, glowing smile on your lips. More and more women around the world are realizing the enormous potential of yoghurt as a natural beauty booster. The enzymes and lactic acid present in yoghurt help your skin to obtain a smooth and glowing texture. Whether you apply yoghurt directly on your skin or consume it internally, you benefit from its cleansing properties. When combines with honey and lemon juice, yoghurt makes an excellent mask for moisturizing the skin.

The secrets to a beautiful you can certainly be found in your kitchen. Most cosmetics that are artificially made can cause harm to your skin. When it comes to lasting beauty, it is best to go the natural way.

Live Your Dream Lifestyle With These 4 Simple Steps

Back when I was working a traditional job, it would take three to six months before I got bored with the job position. I am the type of person that embraces change and cringes at the thought of doing the same thing day in and day out for the rest of my life. I applaud those individuals who been working in the same position two or more years. My hat is off to them!

There does come a time in most people’s lives, especially the Generation Y group where they get bored of their jobs and desire change. This is what I like to think of as the mid-life crisis that the Boomer Generation experienced. Since times have drastically changed growing up for Gen Y, attention spans are shorter and we’d like to believe that we can accomplish more in a shorter period of time than our parents and grandparents.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with thinking this way in my opinion. Look at all the information we have at our fingertips and the technology to get things done in record time. Why should we slave away behind a cubicle wall, doing work that no longer fulfills us? Why? So we can retire on a quarter of our salary and saving accounts that generate less interest than inflation rates. Sorry, I’ll have to pass on that option and encourage Gen X & Gen Y alike to live the lifestyle they dream of. The tools, resources and knowledge is available to anyone with a burning desire, creativity, perseverance, tenacity and courage to live a lifestyle by their design.

4 Steps to Re-creating Your Life

Before you start on any journey it would be a good ideal to know where you are starting. If you had the most accurate map known to man with a clearly placed ‘X‘ indicating where the gold is located, you would still have a tough time finding the gold if you don’t know where you are located on the map.

The first step is to take inventory of your skills and experiences; determine what you are passionate about; know what your current financial state is looking like and any other relevant information that will assist you along this new journey of creating a new lifestyle.

Step two is to begin with the end in mind. In Stephen Covey’s book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, he speaks in detail about this exercise and here is my personal cliff notes version.

Picture your funeral (bare with me on this one). Look around and see who is all there. Imagine everyone that is giving an eulogy and what you’d like to be said about you and your accomplishments. This may sound silly, but notice that eulogy aren’t about how many cars you had in the driveway or what kind of bling you had hanging off your body. Be real with yourself and dig deep. This is a powerful exercise if taken seriously.

Step three is to determine your options. Basically, I see people having two options; 1) they can find another job that will suite them until they get bored again, or 2) start their own business. Search for my post one a few business models that can be started inexpensively.

Step four is to take action! Ideals are worthless unless you take action on them. Do anything no matter how small or insignificant it may seem to you. Getting the ball rolling on your new lifestyle is the key. Read/listen to Think & Grow Rich. Chapter 10 of that book the author speaks about masterminds. Seek out some people who are doing what you’d like to and see if you can pick their brains. Maybe they have a blog or books that you can pick up. The key is to take action now!

You are never too old or too young to begin to create the lifestyle of your dreams. Remember that the life we have lived up to this point is the results of our past thoughts, words and deeds. Change those today and your future will have to change. It’s the law!

Winter 2011-2012 Fashion College Trend Forecast

As winter slowly approaches, fashion school students and fashionistas study up on new, creative ideas for the upcoming season’s fashion trends. Luckily for all of the concerned parties above, some trends on the forecast are bold, layered and more expressive than ever. If you’re somebody who’s interested in attending fashion design college, or you just love to spruce up your wardrobe every season, then read on for some especially sizzling fashion tips to keep your spirit warm this winter.

1. One great coat. A thick warm coat is a necessity as the temperature cools down and it begins to rain, hail and snow. If you want to go out and about in this weather, you must dress in layers to keep your body warm! This season, fashion school students can really make a statement with thick, knitted coats in bright, bold hues. For an urban-chic style, try a well-tailored trench or pea coat in a smart tweed. For a more bohemian look, try an oversized, wool wraparound sweater or poncho. To achieve a preppy but cute look, try a long toggle-coat.

2. Stay warm in a One-Piece. This winter, the fruitful, funky decade of the 1970’s continues to influence fashion trends. Full-body jumpers, or “one-pieces” as we like to call them are taking the fashion world by storm, and they are definitely a must-have for some subtle elegance in winter. Depending on your body type, you can try a long-sleeved or sleeveless one-piece, or a scoop neck for a sexier, evening look. If you want to continue to experiment with different cuts and the way they flatter the figure, try a wide-legged bodysuit, a harem pant or a tighter, skinny-cut. Also, for a versatile style, try experimenting with different fabrics, such as silk, satin or even leather!

3. Mixing bold prints and patterns. It’s never been cooler to be brave and memorable with print and color choices. Though any fashion-conscious creature fears clashing colors, the fall and winter catwalks have made it clear that one should not fear the idea of kicking their style up a notch this season. Try mixing a colored-jean with a prison-striped t-shirt. Color-blocking, (or combining the use of two or more solid blocks of color in one garment or ensemble) is also a super-hot look right now.

Remember, just because the weather outside is frightful and dreary doesn’t mean your winter wardrobe has to be!