School Holidays Activities

While Alycia hibernates in her bedroom revising for her trial PT3 exam, Drama Queen spent her time baking in the kitchen and Cass did what she loves most ~ burying her face in her novels and making a ‘Massage Coupon Book’ for me 💖

Other than working out at the gym for 1-2 hours daily and taking short 10-15 minute breaks every hourly, the big girl is cooped up in her room revising. She even stayed home while the rest of the family went out for lunch yesterday. Hope she does well in her coming exams!

Three more days of sleeping in and lolling around in the house and it’s time for the girls to go back to school, to face the toughest part of the school year ~ final exam for Drama Queen and Cass and two major exams for Alycia. And then it’s the school holidays again. I. Can’t. Wait.!!!!

As I am typing this post, It’s 12 noon and there’s nothing much to forage in the pantry but I am SO lazy to drive out to get food for my brood and the queen.  It looks like we will just reheat all the frozen food or toast some bread and fry some eggs. I just don’t feel like exposing myself to the hot afternoon sun and haze and shower again. But somehow, I will still need to drive to my favorite bakery to get a loaf of banana olive bread and resume my driver duty later in the day.


The Cookie Monster with 2 batches of chocolate chip cookies which she baked last night. While everyone else were in bed, she continued with moping the kitchen floor and washing up all the baking utensils. That was my condition to her before I bought her all the ingredients ~ MUST wash up, clean up and leave a spanking clean floor free of flour and ants!

My coupons for massages from my baby girl.  It’s a good start for her to start earning her pocket money 🤣

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How To Look And Feel Better With Natural Weight Loss Methods

Maintaining a healthy weight is important to your overall health. Obesity increases your risks for many health problems that can affect your quality of life. These health problems may include heart disease, stroke, depression, hypertension, diabetes and sleep apnea. However, if you want to lose weight, then you should make a lifestyle change. Read on to find out how to look and feel better with natural weight loss methods.

Eat A High Protein Diet
Protein is one of the most important nutrients for losing weight. It makes your body look better and helps while losing belly fat. If you eat a high protein diet, then you will boost your metabolism, change weight-regulating hormones and decrease your appetite. It allows you to lose weight without restricting your carbs, portions and calories.

The body burns calories when metabolizing and digesting protein that you eat. When eating a high protein diet, you can boost your metabolism by 80 to 100 calories per day. You can increase your protein intake by eating from the following food groups: meats, fish, eggs, dairy and legumes. Meats may include lean pork, beef, turkey and chicken.

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Fish is another meat for a good source of protein. Good choices to eat are trout, haddock, sardines and salmon. You can add any type of eggs for protein intake. Other dairy may include yogurt, cheese and milk. Legumes are also a good source of protein, which may include lentils, chickpeas and kidney beans. If you are on a low carb diet, then you can eat fatty cuts of meat. People who are not on a low carb diet should eat leaner cuts of meats.

Eat Whole Single Ingredient Foods
Eating whole foods is one of the best ways to eat a healthier diet. It means the food is not processed, does not contain dangerous food additives and removes the industrialization process. For example, an apple is a whole single ingredient food. On the other hand, frozen chicken nuggets are the opposite and considered a processed food.

There are also many benefits to eating whole foods. Eating whole foods provide your body with the nutrients necessary for your body to function properly. If you eat whole foods, then you will lose weight naturally.

Woman Measuring Her Waist

Participate In Regular Cardio Exercises
Cardiovascular exercises are a good way to burn calories. These exercises also improve your physical and mental health. They can help with losing weight and decrease your risk factors for heart disease. Cardio exercises are effective at reducing the belly fat that accumulates around your organs as well. You can get started with cardio exercises by hiking, power walking, cycling, running and jogging.

Reduce Portion Sizes
It helps to invest into some smaller dinner plates. Some people tend to have the urge to fill the entire plate up with food. If you use a smaller plate, then you will probably eat less because it changes how you see portion sizes. Smaller plates give you the perception of eating more while reducing the amount of food you eat.

Add Resistance Exercises to Your Routine
A loss of muscle mass can occur when changing your diet. If you lose muscle, then you will start to burn fewer calories. It helps to add resistance exercises along with your cardiovascular exercises. Lifting weights is an example of a resistance exercise and with regular use can prevent you from losing muscle. It also helps you to look and feel better.

Three Women's Doing Exercises

Diets are temporary, which means the weight can come back. If you learn how to live a healthy lifestyle, then you can keep the weigh off permanently.

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