Talk about health : How can you lose weight by drinking more water ?

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Stay Energized

Studies have shown that staying hydrated with sufficient water while exercising can result in the ability to complete more reps and remain energized. This means the simple act of drinking enough water can directly increase the number of calories you'll burn, because you'll have more energy during your routine than you would have had if you were insufficiently hydrated.

Minimize Hunger

Consuming water prior to a meal will allow you to fill up your stomach without the evil of extraneous calories. This will minimize your chances of binging on food, because it will make you less hungry than you would have been.

Fill Up on Water Before Meals

The American Chemical Society suggests drinking 16 ounces (two cups) of water prior to every meal. Drinking this recommended amount while cutting down on the size of your meal portions makes you increases your chances of shedding pounds and keeping them off in the long run.

Opt for Zero Calories

Too many people these days substitute high-calorie beverages like soda, juice or alcohol for water during their meals. The situation gets even worse when you factor in the typical drink size at most fast food joints and restaurants.

Think of all the sugary, high-calorie drinks you consume in a given week, and imagine all the calories you could save by switching to water - if even for just one substitution per day. It's true that you can cut down on calories by switching to low-calorie diet sodas and juices in lieu of their regular counterparts, but diet drinks tend to increase your desire to eat. Water with every meal is the perfect choice when you're looking to cut down on calories.

Hydrate to Burn Fat

Whether you are vigorously exercising or burning a few calories just sitting down and chewing gum at work, your body needs sufficient hydration in order to efficiently use those calories for fat-burning. So, whether you're burning 100 or 1,000 calories, you still need to drink plenty of water for them to be burned as efficiently as possible.

Fulfill Your Hydration Needs

More research is necessary for accurately determining the water needs for every person, but the Institute of Medicine recommends that women drink 15 cups (2.7 liters) of water per day, while men should drink 18 cups (3.7 liters). These recommended amounts for body efficiency are total water amounts, and they account for water you consume in coffee, fruit and vegetables also.

Lose Weight Quickly

If you're looking to shed weight in a hurry, one way of doing so is to consume plenty of water while cutting down on your sodium intake. The decision to eliminate dietary salt (the pretzels and turkey you eat in the breakroom, the canned foods you prepare on the stove, or the chips or nuts you snack on between meals) while increasing your water intake will allow you to drop water weight quickly.

Flush Toxins

Whether you are burning hundreds of calories at the gym or handfuls of calories walking from place to place, the act of burning calories releases toxins inside your body. Drinking a sufficient amount of water allows your body to flush out those toxins, rather than letting them hang around all throughout your dehydrated day.

Keep Oxygen Circulating

Based on water's chemical compound (h2o), correlation between water intake and your body's oxygen level should be rather obvious. When you don't drink a sufficient amount of water, your blood volume decreases. This means your muscles are failing to get necessary oxygen, and you will become exhausted more quickly as a result.

Muscle Maintenance

Your body needs water for countless reasons, and one such reason is to make life easier on your muscles. When you are exercising, you are putting a heavy toll on most - if not all - of your muscles. Sufficient water is necessary for the proper lubrication of your joints, and it drinking to your needs will drastically minimize the amount of soreness you'll feel later.

Talk about beauty : Olay Regenerist Advanced Anti-ageing Micro Sculpting Cream Review

Sunday, March 3, 2013


There's always this saying that women supposedly start to age at 25. To some even more kiasu kiasee ones, 24. I have always been conscious about my skin and now that I am turning 25 this year, I feel the need to pay extra attention to wrinkles and fine lines so by the time I reach 40, I will not lose out to my then boyfriend/ husband who generally looks more ravishing the older they get.

Before this year, all I ever pay attention to was Whitening. To me, as long as my skin is fair and bright, I feel that it was enough. But as I got older, it gets kind of depressing when you look into your face and you noticed that wrinkles start to appear and pimple scars don't go away that fast anymore. It gets even worst when I get SO many comments from people telling me I look older than my age. It was then I realised that it wasn't enough.

I started consuming Collagen and as much as I like the improvement I see on my skin, I wanted more and I wanted quicker results. I then decided to switch one of my skincare products to something with anti-ageing properties and lucky me, I got sponsored at the right timing !

Olay Regenerist Advanced Anti-ageing Micro Sculpting Cream

Of course I had my doubts cause we all had experiences where we spent tonnes of money on big brands yet they won't deliver what they promised. Nonetheless, I still gave the Olay Regenerist Advance Anti-ageing Micro Sculpting Cream and I was totally sold.

The product has a flora scent to it and I was initially worried that the fragrance will cause horrors to my sensitive skin but it has been doing pretty well to be honest. The consistency is really thick but smooth to apply on the skin. Here's a photo of the texture.

Like every other moisturiser,

Step 1: Scoop some onto your fingers

Step 2: Dap

Step 3: Blend

Viola ~ You're good to go !
So, what's my take on this product ? 

Having tried many other anti-ageing cream, this is definitely one for keep. Not only does the Olay Regenerist Advance Anti-ageing Micro Sculpting Cream comes with 20% more anti-ageing ingredients compared to many brands out there, it also has more Amino-peptide and new ingredients such as Olivem and Lyslastine which can boost collagen and make the cream works deeper within our skin.

I would apply this on both day and night each time after I cleanse my face. What amazed me was that given its thick appearance, the cream blends very well and was easily absorbed into the skin. There was zero stickiness can you believe it ! I love how it livens up the skin almost instantly. To be honest, if you're looking for a miracle cream, you'll be pretty damn disappointed. Even though it's named micro sculpting cream, I didn't manage to see any firming effect as of yet but I could see distinct improvements on my laugh lines especially. I am also applying it to my neck cause I already have some visible necklines which I am having trouble filling up.

Just remember, it is never too early to start on Anti-ageing. I would rather be kiasu than be sorry.