♧ Easy steps to start eating clean!

Hello dear ! How are you doing?

May is almost gone, so I think what I am going to talk about today is a great information for the summer!

As for NBE or for getting rid of acne , I talked about how important is to eat healthily. However this sometimes it’s difficult to make it alone , so I guess giving you a few tips may help you achieving a good eat habits!

  1. DON’T BUY FAST FOOD : sorry but if you don’t buy it, you won’t miss it, so therefor you don’t have to eat it.
  2. Bye bye, soda, sweet things and ice-creams : pick one of them (sodas, candy or ice-creams) and allow yourself once a week to eat it.
  3. Hello Olive oil and Coconut oil : both are great for cooking. In my culture, obviously we use more olive oil than the coconut oil but it’s up to you! Ah, remember! 1-2teaspoons a day it’s the best
  4. Ginger tea, dandelion tea, turmeric tea, pineapple tea : you may need to detox for some days so these are great for it
  5. 3-4 fruits, 3-4 veggies everyday : it’s best if you combine both everyday , and try to mix different colors
  6. 3 important meals, 2 snacks : breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner. This is how we do in Spain, we eat every two-three hours and this way we are not hungry never. This is important if you are trying to loose weight or gaining weight as well, you insulin levels need to be balanced during the day
  7. First meal between 6-9 Am, last meal 7-9 pm :This is the holy rule for a good digestion and not messing up your body.
  8. Track your macros:  You need to know % of fat, % of protein, % of carbs the first few weeks. Remember, making an habit takes 21 days.
  9. Portions: medium plate for breakfast, medium plate for morning snack, medium plate for lunch; small plate for afternoon snack, small plate for dinner.
  10. Allow yourself a day off : this will help you with motivation but it also boosts metabolism
  11. Sit down, chew correctly, don’t rush : you are eating, not working out. You need to chew all the food in the mouth in order to have a good digestion . Try to eat with someone at least when you are eating a big meal, and avoid television.
  12. Don’t workout  after big meals : I mean if you like to work out in the morning of after lunch, wait 1h in the morning and 2h after lunch.
  13. Drink water, 2L-3L according to your height and weight : This is essential.
  14. Get enough sleep : yeah we all love going out and partying, but don’t make it as a rule and try to do different things during the weekends. Not having a relaxing and a good sleep time stress out your body and makes you eat things you don’t have to.
  15. Try to eat 85% clean : by clean I mean natural, local and best, organic
  16. Cut down dairy products and meat : you don’t have to be vegetarian or vegan, actually I am not, but it your body’s pH gets acid you are opened to more illnesses and bad bugs!
  17. Alternate “sweet things” with yummy natural things : for instance, in summer I do like to eat ice-cream more than three times a week but it’s dairy and second it has lots of sugar, so instead of eating three days what I do is I allow myself to get one ice-cream a week and the rest I eat vegan-ice-creams . Therefor, you control sugar intake as well.
  18. Don’t compare yourself to others: you are yourself and you don’t need extra pressure for making it possible. Remember a new habit takes 21 days and a lifestyle is made in 90 days. Step by step, day by day, you will make it!
  19. Patience, consistency and again, patience
  20. Be proud of yourself  : if you get through this you will notice a big change in your digestion, life quality and emotional well-being!

 

Much love guys!

Quote for the day ” Start somewhere”

❁ The parabens’ chaos

Happy Wednesday to you all! I hope the week is going well and you are being productive♡

Today I decided to talk about another beauty-industry /cosmetic/skincare issue. Parabens.

I think we all can have an idea about Parabens but in case you missed the definition, they are preservatives used in the cosmetic world basically. Through the last decade, its use and real effects have been doubt having the next consequence of not being sure if it is safe or not using beauty products that contains them .

Okay. I am not a scientific person but fortunately (or unfortunately) most of my family members are working in this field in real life and this is why I know everything about Parabens.

First I think it is necessary to talk about why and when became unpopular this ingredient when it is been used for long time not just in the beauty industry. Well, in 2004 there was a document which caused a huge effect in the media, claiming it was risky to use this kind of ingredient in skincare and beauty products because it can cause cancer, most usually breast-cancer. Yep.  So all the world went crazy and started looking at their usual products if they contained types of Parabens (i.e, Methylparaben, Propylparaben,Benzylparaben, Isobutylparaben, etc) and this whole craziness opened a new era in the cosmetic area (what I have understood these last ten years is there is a new politics rules according to some people I know who worked for almost 30 years in beauty industry).

Okay,  getting back to the scientific discovery what they found is Parabens do imitate the estrogen hormones so that causes an imbalance in our body that can end up provoking breast-cancer. However, the scientific statement was not enough to make sure it was related 100% to breast cancer boom the last years and during the decade of 2000’s different kind of synthetic preservatives have been tested and gone through a rough testing-procedure. This is why I said it opened a new era in the beauty area, cause they were not 100% sure if it is harmful and they still don’t know if it has a big base defending it is absolutely harmful for health .

Moreover, I remember some time ago I was talking to someone who works in a laboratory owned by a big french cosmetic brand and he confessed me they think they are safe enough to use in normal doses and these last six years there has been a revolution using the synthetic ingredients. I asked him if those products who claim to be free of parabens are safe and what they contain cause honestly I didn’t know what they have instead of these kind of synthetic preservatives so what he answered me was ” the truth is the brands that do not use parabens use other kind of synthetic ingredients which are not controlled as often as parabens and do not have a rigurous procedure to pass with flying colors”. 

He also has send me some articles and some stats for making up this brief explanation about parabens.  Guess what?  Last year, in 2016, parabens were only used in 14% , the rest of the percentage reveals other kind of synthetic ingredients that are unknown for most of the cosmetic industry.

Yep. Kind of crazy to think we get paranoid about getting parabens free products, get these kind of products but ignore what they have inside of it. But this is how it works and unfortunately at least most of the countries think they are safe to use topically. We are not talking just about your moisturiser , it is your serum, your make-up, your eye shadows, your shampoos, your conditioners, your dye-hair… lots of things contain things that are unknown for us and claim to be safe for our general health. But who knows what they are and if they are okay to use in our daily lives.

Personally I do not use parabens’ products and I try to buy everything organic and local, if it is possible. However , I know it is impossible to be sure about every single ingredient our cosmetic products have even though they are in 80% natural. But at least I try to combine different kind of brands , synthetic and natural ones for not collapsing my body and keeping a good balance of my hormones, which I think in women is more important than in men (detox-days are good for this, for example).

Last but not least, I think it is a good idea to give you some paraben free brands names and paraben brands names as well that are pretty common and very famous around the world :

>PARABEN FREE

. Burt’s bees

.Derma E natural bodycare

.Melvita

.Santé Kosmetics

. Terra firma cosmetics

.Pacifica

. Butter London

.OCC makeup

. Nature’s Gate

. MuLondon Organic

.EcoTools

. Earth Mamma Angel Baby

. NCLA

. Skyn Iceland

USING PARABENS

Any products that contains the next ingredients have parabens

*Aseptoform E, Bonomold OE, Easeptol, Ethyl 4-Hydroxybenzoate, ethyl parasept, Tegosept E, Benzoic acid, 4-hydroxy-, ethyl ester

*Butylated hydroxyanisole, BHA, (1,1-dimethylethyl)-4-methoxy phenol

*Methanone, (2-hydroxy-4-methoxyphenyl)phenyl-, (2-Hydroxy-4-methoxyphenyl)phenylmethanone, 2-Hydroxy-4-methoxybenzophenone, Benzophenone-3, Cyasorb UV 9 Light Absorber, Methanone, (2-hydroxy-4-methoxyphenyl)phenyl-, MOB, Oxybenzone, Spectra-sorb UV 9 

*Geraniol

*Citral

*Isobutane, 1,1-Dimethylethane, 2-Methylpropane, Isobutane, 2-methyl propane, R 600a, Trimethylmethane

(….) And so on the list is enormous but you can look it for all the list online in lots of official websites.

Also, here I give you a link about Parabens according to the European Commission (sorry I’m a jurist and this is what I do in my free time ☺)

Have a good day and stay safe!

xx

Quote for the day “Effort is attractive

The health path : veggie&animal protein

Hi everyone!

First of all, Happy mother’s day to all the mommas out there ♡ I could not imagine my life without wonderful ladies that are mothers already or mommy to be. I hope you enjoyed your day with your beloved ones and had a Sunday funday!

Today I have decided to talk about proteins . Proteins are not just for bodybuilding or NBE’s ingredient, it is also for our bodies. Our body needs protein, basically cause it helps  to our cells to work properly and for tissue growth as well. On the other hand, protein has lots of amino acids and are in charge of taking care of our nervous system, muscle health, blood sugar, healing injuries… so, as you see they are important , we must eat protein depending on our age and weight as well.

But, they are different types of proteins , divided in animal protein and vegetal protein. Long time ago health professionals used to think animal protein was better than vegetal due to animal one had more nutrients. Nowadays this statement is completely forgotten and in fact,  they recommend to eat both kind of proteins. So, are they the same? Do they have same nutrients? Do they have same care? Let’s see

Animal proteins have a little bit more amino acids than vegetal ones, so in theory it has more nutritional benefits, it is absorbed well (90% of absorption in animal protein , 70% in veggie protein), it’s good in digestion (95% is digestible comparing with vegetal protein, only 85%); Talking about amino’s , it is true though in animal food you will find more amino acids than in vegetal protein, cause in vegetal protein they are just limiting amino acids.

Also, what properties they do have apart of protein? Animal ones have high amount of protein, fat, cholesterol, vitamin B’s and b12 in especial,  zinc in general. Veggie proteins have carbs, fat , vitamin b9, calcium, so far. So as you can see the properties in general are quite different and of course, b12 is the most important vitamin in v-B’s group. That’s why vegetarians and vegans need to supplement this vitamin, it is essential for the nervous system and dysfunctional behaviours .

Therefor, we should eat only animal protein according to its properties? Well, yes…and no. Let me tell you why.

  • Purine : it is a component that is found in animal food , in high doses very easily. It can cause liver and kidney’s illnesses if it is taken in high doses.
  • Saturated fat and Cholesterol :  we all know what does it mean, right? lots of saturated fat mixed with cholesterol, heart-diseases. No doubt.
  • Ammonia : it is a natural way to metabolise the protein, so our body takes care of it and eliminates it through orine.
  • Hormones and Antibiotics: this is, in my opinion, the worst thing eating animal food. In Europe fortunately we have a strict rules and good food law, but this can vary depending on where you live. For example, the United States of America has more flexibility in this issue, and it is not just about us animals also suffer its consequences , furthermore , the environment suffers these kind of synthetic creations .

Therefor, eating animal protein can be beneficial in case you combine it with veggie protein. But, what veggies are high in protein? There you have my list:

  • Quinoa
  • Oats
  • Sunflowers
  • Nuts
  • Almonds
  • Broccoli
  • Tofu
  • Chlorella
  • Flaxseed
  • Brown Rice
  • Sesame seeds
  • Spirulina
  • Peas
  • Soy
  • Lentils
  • Peanuts

 (…) and So on, but these are the ones that I eat during the week combining with animal protein.  As you see, there are lots of vegetal sources that contain protein, so why don’t you give a try and add it on your daily diet?

This is all for today. Next time I think it will be about health too…

Quote for the day ” All you need is, ICE-CREAM”

 

Taking care of hair ♡

Hi everyone! How are you?

I have been very busy this week and I guess the next weeks I will be busy too, so I will try to keep posting once or twice a day , I promise !

This time I thought it would be great to talk about haircare. Let’s be honest, we all love to hair healthy and shiny hair, not matter what. But sometimes you hair suffers certain conditions not just your personal conditions, also environmental ones. So, I think it is a good idea to share what has worked for me these last years . Since 2014 my hair has gotten so long (my mom calls me Pocahontas lol)  and it’s not been easy I must say but totally worth it. Not just cause everybody likes it, I can do lots of hairstyles with it!

First I will write about “My 10 rules” for a healthy hair and finally I will talk about my must-haves as well. Let’s go!

☞ 10 RULES FOR A SEXY HAIR

  1. Eat healthily : veggies, veggies, veggies and protein. You can’t skip these two macros for getting all your V’s and minerals.
  2. Drink water!! 2Litres at least everyday
  3. Do not wash it everyday : huge step here. I used to wash it everyday until my dermatitis began in 2014. Since I don’t do it, my endings are way healthier and on the other side ,well, you save up a lot of money lol. Try to re-learn about this, I mean, one day shampoo, one day not, next day shampoo and conditioner, one day not, and so on. You will notice the difference in a short time.
  4. Avoid heat : I live in Spain , but Spain is not sunny the whole year (wish it was lol) so I use hairdryer when I take a shower but always with low heat and from May to September (which are the months when the weather’s like is very hot) I do not use it, just a towel.
  5. Do not smoke : sorry girl, but if you want to have a healthy and shiny hair you better stop smoking or it will ruin your endings….
  6. Chop off your hair : at least twice every year you need to cut your hair, just a bit! about 2-3cm is great for your health-hair!
  7. Dye or not dye your hair? : well, you could dye your hair but 3 times a year maximum. And if so, look for a free chemicals and vegan formula (Listed below)
  8. Organic products : chemical free shampoos and conditioners will do best for your hair than normal ones (L’oreal, Kerastase, Redken…)
  9. Keratin treatment every six month will help you maintain the scalp
  10.  If you suffer from anaemia or any health condition, take a multivitamin every three months. You will see a huge difference.

 

Now, which are my favourite products ? This list contains the products I have used the last two years. Most of them are certified organic and in general vegan. I know some people do not care about these things but since I have dermatitis I must take into account I can’t use certain ingredients anymore. I am thinking in doing three differents reviews of each ones, one by one to give my honest opinion about each product.

❥ Shampoo’s

Desert Essence, Organics Shampoo, Italian Red Grape 

Desert Essence, Organics, Red Raspberry Shampoo

Avalon Organics, Thickening Shampoo, Biotin B-Complex Therapy

Acure Organics, Smooth + Manageable Shampoo, Brazilian Keratin Coconut Water + Marula Oil

Nature’s Baby Organics™ Shampoo and Body Wash Lavender Chamomile

OGX Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo

Renpure Originals 2000 Brazilian Keratin Straightening Shampo

❥ Conditioners

Macadamia Professional Nourishing Moisture Conditioner

Renpure Originals Argan Oil Conditioner

OGX Healing + Vitamin E Conditioner

Argan + collagen rejuvenating conditioner

❥ Hair masks

InstaNatural, Argan Oil Hair Mask, Deep Conditioner

Alba Botanica, Hawaiian Deep Conditioning Minute Mask, Gardenia

Argan Oil Hair Mask from Majestic Pure

❥ Treatments

Giovanni, Vitapro Fusion, Protective Moisture, Leave-In Hair Treatment

Pura D’or, Hair Loss Prevention Therapy Energizing Scalp Serum

Moroccanoil Treatment

Jarrow Formulas, Organic, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

Now Foods, Solutions, Avocado Oil

❥ Supplements

Nordic Naturals, Nordic Omega-3 Gummy Worms

Neocell, Biotin Bursts, Brazilian Acai Berry

Nature’s Way, Alive! Women’s Vitamins

Vida Glow Marine Collagen sachets

And well, this is all I hope it helps you to get a healthy and sexy hair! Oh by the way, if you want to buy on Iherb you can use my code(  LJH902 ) as well !

MUCH LOVE,

 

 

Quote “Make your dreams happen”

Swelling : the key for growth

Hey NBErs! What’s up? I hope you are doing great today!

Sorry for not posting about this topic before, but I have been busy and this issue it’s quite long to explain at all.

So, briefly, what vacuum therapy does is to enlarge tissue thanks to the negative pressure. However, this is not something that works in a week or two, it takes days even months to achieve the results you want and , again, persistency is your ally on NBE.

But, swelling concur when your blood circulation is correct or works with no problems : and here we do have a problem cause not everybody has a good blood flow and not everyday is the same amount of swelling. So, for improving your blood flow you need to take into account certain things and for a good swelling in general.

Now, you can think What I do need to know first? Firstly, you can do it. No doubt, but it takes some days to build up a good circulation and it may be exhausting doing it for several months .

What I need ?

 You need your hands, a good oil, a heat pad and drinking 2L-3L of water daily in first hand. Second part, a good natural scrub , cepillo seco, a good program of cardio weekly. Third part, consistency and patience.

Hands for massaging your breasts everyday : you need to do it not just before noogling, also the days you don’t noogle. About 10-20 minutes everyday.

Good oil : such as flaxseed oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, macadamia oil, etc. Some oil 100% organic . You can add to this carrier oil 5drops of cypress and 5 drops of lavender for making it better.

Heat pad : before you noogle and before massaging your breasts you must put heat around your chest (not very hot ew) for 15 minutes if you do 30-60 minutes, 25 minutes if you do more than an hour.

Drinking water : as I always say, before/during/after noogling 500ml-1L of water intake , always.Everyday 2L-3L , never LESS than 2L.

Natural scrub : it’s better if it contains coconut sugar or himalayan salt with a good oil such as coconut oil or castor oil, with cypress, lavender, clarysage, ylang ylang and geranium. You will use this topically in the shower once a week.

Dry brushing: you will use it twice a wekk on ALL your body , about 10 minutes.

Good cardio program : at least one hour of cardio everyweek . This thing has to be accomplished religiously, no excuses. it’s just the 4% of a day so again no excuses. Do it!

Consistency+Patience : this whole method takes time , loooots of time. Don’t expect to watch results in a week or a month. The swelling will be getting better day by day, but you have to be consistent and do the steps mentioned above as your routine.

What to expect? When I will see results?

This is a random thing, I mean, depending on your body you will start noticing the results in few months or after some months noogling. What has happened in my case, I needed 100hours noogling for reaching 32C and another 85 hours for reaching 34B (I guess gaining weight helped a bit this time). Don’t expect results in one month or two, this process takes lots of time and one day your swelling can be amazing but next day insignificant , so just don’t give up on this because you see you are not having results in 5 weeks or so, because vacuum therapy does not work like that. Also, the swelling is just swelling , it goes away after some hours but day by day the swelling gets better and at some point it starts to stay more hours.

Nowadays I am 34C , yep and I started 2017 being 34B . It took me five months to reach 2,3cm more doing 89 hours as well. [However now I start my f* diet for loosing weight = bad cholesterol is the reason basically so I need to think and find out a method for not loosing all the boobs haha].

However, currently I am looking for other ways to improve swelling. I see the routine mentioned is quite long and it takes time to make it, but that is what has worked for me so far. Anyway , whenever I find out other ways to boost the swelling I will let you know!

Quote for the day “But I am closer than I was yesterday”

Have a good weekend! Much love ❤

BYE BYE ACNE : everything you need to know&do for a clear skin

Hi everybody!

I post this topic today cause I suffered from acne in my adult life for one year and a half and it took me three months to realise what was wrong with me and what I needed to do to fix it.

My background a year ago it was kind of difficult : I was diagnosed with depression, I started taking meds for it , I had a huge lack of sleep , I was crying almost everyday…. ew, yeah, I was the drama queen on live .

Due to my lack of sleep I started eating whenever I wanted whatever I wanted . In fact I was underweight so I thought it would be good to eat when I was hungry and not hungry. But I made a mistake. Apart of not eating 5 times a day (I DID 8!!) I used to eat unhealthy things : basically my diet was pizza-pizza-pizza-pizza – some veggies – pasta- candy&sweets.

Yep. That was my diet normally, pretty sad to think about that but it is true. That was literally me, eating pizza 3-4 times a day and drinking soda 24/7.

In two months my skin became worse, I did not have spots or pimples but it was not glowin’ and it had a dull color. Three months later eating pizza I started noticing I had pimples INSIDE my skin, like without the top of a pimple, you know? Five months later I had pimples everywhere, and not just that my dermatitis came back. 

Oh dear. I didn’t know what was wrong with me, I was not having a good time indeed but I did not have acne problems when I was a teen so what the hell was that ? I did my own research and I found out lots of things and the most important was the food we eat.

In order to clear up your skin you need to eat healthily , clean food and the first thing you need to do is to alkalize your body.

How? it’s easy, you just need to take into account these 7 steps!

  1. DRINK WATER, just water.

2L-3L everyday and especially during meals

2- CUT ALL JUNK FOOD

No pizza

No ice-cream

No chocolate

No preservatives

No dairy things (or limit it to once a day)

3- EAT VEGETABLES

Preferably 3 times a day , breakfast, lunch and dinner for four months. After 4th month you can eat it twice a day. Raw or cooked, both are great !

4- MAKE SMOOTHIES

You need to drink a smoothie once a day the first four months .

Choose a fruit and 2 vegetables for making smoothies , plus add a cup of water ! Try to make different ones everyday . Remember, no dairy things so instead try with almond,coconut or hazenult in case you want to make it as an snack or so, but preferably do it with water.

5- DETOX

Lemon and Lime are going to be your best friends if you want to clear up your skin.

The first two weeks you will need to drink water with slices of lemon and lime every single morning before your breakfast.

By the third week just do it 2-3 every week until you reach the 4th month.

(I think I will make up a video and post it on here though)

6- CUT DOWN SUGAR

Yes, what you read. Sugar is insane for our bodies and we need to cut it down as much as possible. Instead of processed sugar(white sugar) you can give a try to coconut sugar, it is yummy yummy too!

7- WASH your face 

You need to wash your face, religiously. Morning and night, make up this routine because this is essential. Never skip this process even though you don’t wear make up or you stay at home for the weekend. W-A-S-H your face.

My favorite cleansers are Cetaphil’s gel and Alba Botanicals’ gel as well.

If you follow these steps in 5 months your skin will be healthy and super glowing, I promise. It just takes patience and making up a routine (but if you think, making up a routine just takes 21 days!)

Quote for the day “One day or Day one. You decide”

 

Much love xx!

Whatch out for your skincare/make up products : animals in the cosmetic industry!

Hi everybody! How are you?  I am on a break from work until Tuesday and I am pretty exhausted though I didn’t even work on Friday , this crazy weather makes me feel crazy I swear! (this past week the weather was amazing in Spain but on Friday began snowing sooooo it’s so freaking weird).

Today we are not going to talk about NBE methodology . Noppe. Today I need to talk about the relevance of not using certain ingredients on your body , not just because they are harmful for ourselves but they contain animal elements or some animal have been used to create it. Even though I don’t work on this area of Law (well in Labels yeah but not in cosmetic area) I know lots of colleagues who do and sometimes it is frightening the things I have heard about cosmetic companies. No joke here, it is a serious issue. Thus, I thought it would be great to talk about the differences between certificates/labels and explain it to ‘lego’ people (lego in Law means non jurist people, yeah, like muggles in Harry Potter)

So, what do we need to know? There are , let’s say, three types of products. I will try to be simple and of course I won’t use any juridical term. Let’s see…

 ✖Non cruelty free products

Literally means the final product or the ingredients that may have the product , it have been tested on animal or have caused pain/harm to an animal. The list is HUGE, such as Maybelline, Neutrogena, Yves Rocher…

♡Vegan and cruelty free products♡

The product was not tested on animals and it does not contain any animal ingredients . Those are my favorite of course but I must say the list of companies that do this type of products are few. If you are interested to know which company let me know please!

✂ Vegan but not cruelty free products

Some products don’t contain any animal ingredients, making them friendly but anyway,  the ingredients have been tested on animals. Same sh*t as non cruelty free products in my opinion.

                                        ☓Cruelty free but not vegan  products : the product was not tested on animals but  it contains animal ingredients. It may be weird but there are lots of products when we see cruelty free we inmediatly think they are vegan but they are not. (i.e, L’oreal or O.P.I)

I know it can be confusing and somehow exasperating BUT cosmetic companies need to be reorganised . I’m not telling you “don’t buy this or don’t buy that” but keep in mind what are you buying. Sometimes we need to realise how much effort do companies on making a product and what kind of sacrifices do they tolerate or not. I don’t own any pet right now but I think respecting them is essential in order to take care of the environment.

We need to buy differently in order to change things, remember it.

Quote for the day ” We are our choices”

Much love xx!