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More Skinny Weight Loss Techniques

Hmm…. If you’re trying to lose weight, read my 10 Skinny Techniques.  And here’s another one. 

Change your space!

Move your furniture around.  And doing a clear-out and clean-up.  Getting in control of your space will give your body and mind the signals it needs to help change other habits. 

Here are 10 steps to clearing the clutter and re-inventing your space:

  1. Give yourself time and space – a whole day or weekend.
  2. Un-plug your television and put on some inspirational music.  Nothing sad!
  3. Go from room to room with a large trash bag or bin and throw away ANYTHING you possibly can.
  4. Start with your living room.  Move the couch, chairs, TV, end tables, coffee tables so that the room is changed.
  5. Ditto the bedroom.
  6. Ditto the kitchen, don’t forget to read this post on good kitchens.  Clear out ALL the junk.
  7. Ditto the bathroom, try making it a sanctuary if you can, and plan to have more hot baths with candles and oils.
  8. Thoroughy clean all rooms as you go along.
  9. Try and bring as much natural light into your space as you can. 
  10. Make a list of things you would like to do with your space, and plan on doing them.

Love to you all!
La Libertini

Night Cream Secrets…

OK, so a bit off topic here.

But recently in my post about Austerity Measures, I spoke about using JBL (Johnson’s Baby Lotion) as a facial cleanser, letting it soak in while I brush my teeth, then rinsing with water.  Provided I haven’t used any Kabuki makeup, it works GREAT.  Again, safe enough for a baby’s ass must be good enough for my face.

Additionally, I have found another little secret – Waitrose Baby Bottom Butter.  Wow.  I had recently started using NeoStrata AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) which can be very drying as they deeply exfoliate over time.

So, my skin was looking dry and while I could see the AHAs working to smoothen and lighten the skin, I was concerned that it wasn’t looking good in the short term.

Hunting around the house, I contemplated the labels of several items – and came upon some of my son’s Waitrose Baby Bottom Butter.  I had heard of a recent supermarket stampede to get the stuff for just this reason.

Ingredients on label:

Olive Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Vanillin, Chamomile Oil

Hmmm…. I slapped some on as a trial, after washing of course with JBL.

In the morning I was surprised that my face did indeed look as smooth as a baby’s ass.  What I do now is use the AHA daytime cream during the day when I am out and about.  I use the stronger AHA all day when I am hanging around IN the house.  And Waitrose Baby Bottom Butter every night.

Get it on Ebay if you do not live in the UK.

Sweet dreams baby!!

Love to you all!
La Libertini

10 Skinny Techniques

Here are 10 skinny techniques that WORK. And not only do they work to help you lose weight, they are HEALTHY also. So if you are suffering from some preventable disease, they will help you out too.

1. Stop eating “diet foods”. NEVER eat pre-packaged meal plans or diet program foods. These serve to unfamiliarize you with real food, and you never learn good habits. Don’t fall victim to these horrendous scams. Eat real food.
Here is a GREAT shopping list.
Here are foods you should avoid.  And why.

2. Don’t eat breakfast the moment you wake up. Wait until you are hungry.

3. Eat carbs – in the morning. Have cereal or oatmeal with skim milk, fruit and a 4 seed mix.

4. When you are hungry, reach for a piece of fruit. Apples, plums, strawberries, melons, oranges, whatever, but no bananas for women.  Men can have bananas.

5. Have a good lunch – try a Superfood Salad or sushi. If you don’t have a decent lunch, you will screw up your whole day!

6. Don’t skip meals, just eat small portions.

7. Try and do some exercise every day for 30 minutes. Even a brisk walk is good, but I advocate an aerobics class or run for those who are more inclined. Drink a cup of coffee before your workout. Allegedly it is best to work out in the am before eating, and having coffee helps you work harder. But an evening workout is fantastic too!  (Works for me!)

8. Dinner – eat fish and vegetables. Try my Fish Pho. Experiment with variations. NEVER eat dinner and go straight to bed. Allow at least 3 hours before you retire. And NEVER eat rice or pasta for or with dinner. Carbs after 6pm make it very hard to lose weight.

9. Sleep well. Sleep is critical for metabolism and ensure you are hydrated before you sleep – green tea or water is good.

10. Everyone has to work at being skinny – there are no miracles! So stick with it, each day, every day. If you fall off the wagon, get right back on! But aim to not fall off, aim to stay on!

Love to you all!
La Libertini

Nothing Tastes as Good as Skinny Feels

Hmmm…

I heard a certain supermodel got into trouble for saying this.  But is it true?  I think so. Obviously it depends on how skinny you are talking.  Optimum weight?  Sure. Anorexic?  Uh, no.  (Women your BMI should be anywhere from 19-24, anything else is under or overweight.)

But back to what this actually means:  No food is worth sacrificing your health for.  No birthday cake, no sneaky ice cream or chocolate, no leftover pizza, no second helping of takeaway, no buckets of fried chicken, no late night snacking.

It is, quite simply, better to aspire and to be and to remain – thin, than to cave into your desire for bad foods.

And bad foods are not only the way to gain weight – there are lots of people eating really great organic, healthy foods who simply eat too much.  They too, just wind up carrying around a lot of excess junk in the trunk.

Am I promoting abstinence from pleasure?  Well, that depends on what you call pleasure.

I consider it a pleasure to dress myself easily.

I consider it a pleasure to have more energy.

A pleasure to look forward to exercise.

A pleasure not to have high blood pressure, or diabetes.

I consider it a pleasure not to be squashed in Economy, or squash others.

A pleasure not to have a fear of being naked in the gym locker room.

Mostly, a pleasure of not thinking about my body at all really!

You can be free.  Just remember that nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.

Love to you all!!
La Libertini