Weight Loss For Weddings

Weight loss for weddings does not begin on your wedding day. Successful weight loss for weddings in anticipation of your wedding day or any other day, begins not with a diet, but with your mind. Once you learn the four essentials to safe weight loss for weddings and apply them, you will realize the weight that you want for your wedding day.

What are the four basics to the weight loss for weddings plan and how can you benefit from them? In short they are 1) the right food, 2) the right time, 3) the right amount, and 4), the right exercise.

The Right Food: Understanding the mechanics of fat cells will guide you to the right foods for weight loss. Fat cells are programmed to store energy in the form of fat. Crash diets can be misinterpreted by your fat cells as a crisis situation and instead of breaking down and releasing their energy, your fat cells will conserve themselves by reducing the release of their energy, their fat, to a slim trickle. Your body will retain its fat for as long as it can with very little, if any, weight loss.

Eating foods that are natural, non processed, whole, and nutritious tells your fat cells that all is well and there is no need to hoard or increase the amount of fat in your body.

Your body needs protein, fats (like the fat stored in your body), minerals and vitamins to renew itself and carry out its life sustaining functions and processes. The best sources of these nutrients are unprocessed, complex carbohydrates, fruits, and vegetables. The preferred meats for weight loss are fish, and fowl.

The Right Time: Nutritionists are now convinced that eating small frequent meals throughout the day, while not reducing the total daily intake, dramatically reduces the tension of the body to store fat. (The body and fat cells sense that there is no shortage of food.) The most important meal lasts to be a nutritious and satisfying breakfast. Do not skip it if you want the weight loss for weddings plan to work for you!

The Right Amount: Eat a wide variety of nutritious foods and eat enough. Do not make your fat cells hoard their energy because they do not sense enough food in your body. Do not get greedy, though. Allow your body to get used to smaller and more frequent meals and you will lose weight. Your body will gladly adapt to smaller more frequent meals over time.

The Right Exercise: Scientific study has proven beyond all doubt that people who regularly perform aerobic exercises realize significant weight loss and do not get fat. Any exercise sustained for a continuous 20 minute period on a daily basis that increases your heart rate, raises your metabolism, and injects copious amounts of fat burning oxygen throughout your body and will result in weight loss. Typical exercises in this category are jogging, cycling, brisk walking, and rope skipping. Remember, people who regularly engage in …

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Boho Clothing – How to Work the Summer Look Into a Fall Look

Changing your look every season can get expensive and confusing. Boho Clothing helps to solve this problem. In the summer, the look may be as simple as a maxi dress or a broom skirt with a peanut shirt. These items become a part of the layering as the weather turns colder. The same summer dress can be covered with a sweater with a belt and / or a jacket and scarf. The skirt and shirt combination can be simply layered in the same way. With Boho Chic, layering is what it's all about. But, make sure you do not overdo it. You do not want to end up looking like a stuffed sausage! The summer sandals can be worn with socks or traded for long boots. I really like the t-shirt covered with a v-neck sweater or vest for guys. I think the hardest part for guys to figure out is how to do boho in the summer without the layering.

As far as hats go, in the summer it's popular to wear a thin headband or a cool, breezy, floppy hat. When summer comes, you may want to go with a knit beret or a felt hat of some sort. These are quite a bit warmer. Also, coming into style are the knit headbands that wrap around and button in the back with a knit flower on the side – perfect for fall and winter (and also can be worn in summer if desired).

Another positive with Boho Clothing is that as things start to wear out a bit, they become even more genuinely Boho! So, unlike with other fashion styles, it is very long-reflecting. The layering also makes it more versatile. Combine that with the fact that much of your Boho components are dirt cheap and you've got a very reasonable style which is a friend to your pocketbook! …

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The Proper Etiquette On What Kind Of Clothing To Wear When You Are Traveling In Costa Rica

In many foreign countries it is frowned upon to walk around exposing all kinds of skin like we do in the states. For example just because Costa Rica has a tropical and temperate climate does not mean you should walk around towns in your bikini, likewise even though they have been blessed by Mother Nature with abundant tropical jungles and fertile rainforests that does not pretend that men should dress like Tarzan, even if they have the body for it.

This is not to say that when you are in Costa Rica that you have to wrap yourself up. Even if clothing as a whole is determined by a society's cultural scene, its climate, and the manner its citizens live, Costa Rican clothing does not differ a great deal from any other Central or South American countries. All the same, in Costa Rica clothing has two main types. First you have the traditional Costa Rican clothing that is worn to symbolize the country's culture. This is also considered as their national costume and can be seen being donned by locals for folkloric presentations. The Costa Rican men however, are still seen wearing these traditional styles when working in the fields. The women typically never wear these costumes outside of the folkloric presentations. Their traditional dresses are defined by a long tiered skirt, full of colors and embellished with ribbons. The blouses are sleeveless but have wide ruffles at the neck that fall past the shoulders. Their hair is usually held back in a bun and a flower, generally Guaria Morada (the national flower), is inserted behind one ear.

Another type of clothing that is commonly worn in Costa Rica is contemporary clothing. This means the daily apparel that the Costa Ricans wear. Although the sun shines practically everyday of the year, shorts are typically not satisfactory outside of the beach resorts. If you're visiting you probably do not care, but Ticos which is what Costa Rican locals call themselves, leave them shorts for beach wear.

Ticos tend to dress very conservatively. So the most common thing you'd see them wearing around town are long pants and shirts. Mostof the citizenry wear long sleeves or jackets over their shirts as weather has sometimes become unpredictable bringing short rains in some afternoons. Men may sometimes be seen in knee-length shorts though, but again, shorter running shorts and surf shorts are saved for the beach. Dresses are worn on special occasions and are done so by the elderly people. Costa Rican clothing is also inexpensive, particularly the underwear and while the malls and shopping centers offer good deals, you will find the best bargains in downtown San Jose. …

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Babies – Our Future, a Parent's Challenge

A Baby, a newborn child, brings joy to a family. A new birth is held as a time for starting fresh and as a time when the family unit must pull together to support each other and the new addition.

A human baby usually weighs somewhere between 5 and 10 pounds, and measures no more than 20 inches in length. They are known by the term infant, which comes from Latin and means 'unable to speak'.

A baby is born with a head that is in much larger proportion to its body than an adult. The larger brain size of a human is what causes pain in childbirth. The skull is not fully formed at birth, allowing it to move through the birth canal. The head will initially have soft spots know as fontanels, where the plates have not yet knitted together, but the bones will become solid as the infant grows. A newborn can not see very far, but will respond to cuddling and caressing. They will suck their thumbs as an instinctive knowledge of feeding. They can hear from birth and will respond to a female voice more than a male voice, and have a sense of smell. A baby will usually feed from the mother but can be fed from bottled milk. A baby will soon learn to crawl, but once they learn to walk are usually referred to as toddlers.

Sometimes a baby is born premature, earlier than expected, causing the newborn to be underweight, fragile and in a critical health condition. Some side effects such as mental complications, cerebral palsy, vision loss etc may come later but usually a hospital will take good care of the baby in a special ward. The baby will be placed in an incubator, an enclosed environment that can be controlled and sealed from harmful germs.

Babies have a special place for most people. We spend attention on them, we care for them, and make concessions for mothers with children. Babies are at the heart of a very large industry of baby food, clothing and accessories. Babies are usually spoken to in a high-pitched voice, possibly coming from the fact that they respond to female voice easier than males. …

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Exquisite Wedding Bands Made of 22 Carat Gold

Pure 24 carat gold is soft and can be easily bent. It is generally mixed with some other metal to give it strength and durability. For beautiful pieces of gold jewelry, 22 carat is best though 18 carat also looks good. In fact diamonds show its best color in 18 carat gold jewelry. A wedding ring or wedding band is a ring that indicates the marriage of the person wearing it. It is usually worn on the base of third finger of the left hand, also called the ring finger. This custom of wearing a wedding band began in Europe and was originally worn only by women. However, in early 20th century, husbands too began to wear the wedding ring.

According to custom, the wedding ring or band is the last of a series of gifts that are given by the groom to the bride. Nowadays, the double ring marriage ceremony when both the bride and groom exchange the wedding band is quite common and once the ring is placed on the finger it is not removed, unless the marriage is dissected or one of the couple dies. It symbolically declares eternal love one may have for the other. This ceremony is a modern innovation and the designs of both rings are almost similar, with the groom wearing a heavier and thicker wedding band than the bride. Normally, these wedding bands are made of 22 carat gold and are smooth.

Matching wedding rings in white gold, embossed wedding rings, and designer etchings on the wedding band, unique and fancy wedding bands, and even braided wedding rings are available. Every ring is guaranteed with a lifetime warranty and jewelers stand by their superb craftsmanship and skill to make each wedding band unique.

Jewelry is worn on almost every joyous occasion. A gold necklace is worn by women in many countries and it is a sign of prosperity as it is made of 22 carat gold. There are different types of gold necklaces that are available in amazing designs, shapes and sizes to suit every woman's desire. Yellow gold and white gold necklaces with rose quartz, diamonds, pearls, emeralds, and rubies are all available and depend on the amount a woman may want to spend on her gold necklace. Some designers try and fulfill international demands and specifications and keep their quality high. Jewelers are always trying to make new styles and designs to attract the modern woman. Some consist of a simple gold chain with a pendant whereas the modern Indian bride will definitely wear jewelry that is heavy and solid. …

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Fall Weddings

The days are shorter, the air is crisper and leaves full of vibrant gold, red and orange and falling to the ground. While summer is turning swiftly into fall, that doesn’t mean wedding season is over for the year. It’s possible to have a beautiful wedding during the fall. The key? Using the beauty of fall to your advantage. After all, it’s all about using your five senses to create your dream wedding!!

Sight: Do you want to have an outdoor wedding on a sunny day? It’s all about what you think will be visually pleasing. Why not capture your wedding on film with a photo shoot among the colorful leaves in a forest? Also, be sure to place a disposable camera on each table, so your guests can capture beautiful moments for you, especially if you do choose to have an airy, outdoor wedding. And for those wedding guests? A great wedding favor is a small jar of fall jam or honey labeled with you and your spouse’s name and the date. A great way to commemorate the occasion. Also, place some small gourds and pumpkins at each table decorated in red, orange and yellow ribbon for that extra touch. Encourage each guest to take one with them when they leave.

Hear: Instead of having the reception inside, why not take it outside? Either under a big-top tent or a place where you and your guests can hear the sounds of fall all around them. The crunching of the leaves, the sounds of the birds. As for music, an orchestra is a great way to set the calm, slower-paced mood of fall. It captures the ambiance perfectly.

Smell: The smells of fall are one of the things that make the season so distinguishable from the others. Why not capture that mood, both during the ceremony and at the reception, by lighting soothing candles. To also capture fall, burning leaves is a great way to get everyone in the spirit of the season!

Touch: When you think of touch, your mind might immediately go to what you and your bridesmaid will wear. Fall is all about soft colors, so why not wear a light pink, purple, red or blue dress. And for bridesmaid? If you choose to wear a traditional white dress, consider those red colors for their dresses.

Taste: Food can be a huge concern for many at a wedding. A large factor in choosing what food to serve is the time of the reception. If you have an early reception, why not opt for light finger foods such as a meat and cheese tray. Also, for an extra touch, a bowl of fall berries (think blueberries, raspberries, apples) could be placed at each table for guests to nibble on. If you’re planning on having a dinner reception, fall is all about hearty soups with lots of vegetables. Give guests a choice of soup or chili as well as the usual choice of steak or chicken. And for …

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Men Who Are Too Forward – 6 Ways to Stop a Man Who Wants to Be Physically Intimate With You Too Soon

6 ways to stop a man who wants to be physically intimate with you too soon! “He is too forward,” Christine’s mouth twisted in disgust. “Just image, I just met him and he wants to touch me up. What does he think I am – a tramp?” Her indignation was beginning to grow into mixture of anger and embarrassment. Another girl told me how utterly despicable this guy was because all he seem to want to do is have sex and they had just only met. She crossed him off immediately. Should you reject a man because he makes sexual advances on you before getting to know you properly? Well this is what Christine (and most women) did. Do you agree? Well on the surface of things she is probably right.

However let’s drill down some more. After much studied thought I am slowly coming to the conclusion that a lot of women are missing out on having a great relationship and a good man because of something that can be fixed. First let me say that most men in one way shape or form entertain a remote idea of what it would be like to have sex with you. Most men – thank goodness – manage this thought and feelings. They don’t let you know that, because they realize that you may be offended like my client. By the way if you are attracted to the man you will think likewise but you won’t show this because you don’t want to appear like a common prostitute. FACT: most men are psychosexually programmed for sex. This has nothing to do with him being nasty, earthy etc. It is simply when his seminal vesicles (the part of his testicles that store sperms) are full; he gets a strong biological urge to have sex. This may be when he goes on the “prowl”. It is similar to the urges you get around your menstrual cycle.

That said most men make an intelligent effort to control it. Another reason when some men try to push your hot buttons is to test you. He wants to find out how easy it is to score on you. Of course if you give in he will have a great time but you ratings in his eyes will drop significantly. Of course if you give in he will have a great time but you ratings in his eyes will drop significantly. What can you do? How to you handle this?

1. First you must be clear about your boundaries and principles.

a. When do you feel safe to begin physical contact. No I don’t mean sex. Holding hands, kisses, necking petting

b. Determine if you want a good night kiss and what type of kiss you will allow eg peck on cheek, light mouth peck etc

2. Also be clear about how many dates or how well you want to know a guy before having sex e.g 2,3,4 months or dates. My strong suggestion is never to …

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Runway Report 2 – Delhi's Wills India Fashion Week

Wills India Fashion Week saw a blend of established and upcoming designers present a truly unique mix of palette, style and silhouette.

Starting off with the classic cuts and solid drapes of Wendell Rodricks and going into Anamika Khanna, who sure knows how to make a colorless palette look extremely attractive. e. Predominantly black and white with bold gota, draped layered silhouettes and a smattering of cocktail saris; she knows how to say it with style. From her sassy style to Tarun Tahiliani's elegance, there were full length anarkalis with cropped jackets, soft tunics and belted saris in a mostly neutral palette. Ritu Kumar showcased her 'Label' collection with refreshing wrapping dresses and tunics in ethnic prints. An eclectic mix of texture, fabric and style in muted and vivid hues, this we say is a 'must-have' for a mehendi / cocktail party.

Meera and Muzaffar Ali had a few elegant wedding wear ensembles, with woven full length stoles draped across lehengas choli ensembles with zardosi embroidery. Saris in hues of olive, pistachio, teal and pewter with vivid accents lent an interesting edge. Designers Jaya Rathore and Nida Mehmood presented all-out bridal wear. The former, had actress Urmila Mathondkar in a show stopping lehenga, in a beautiful mix of colors ranging from ivory, pastel pink, coral, red, pink and maroon. The latter, said it in true Bollywood 'íshtyle'. Her style reminds us strongly of Manish Arora's brilliance in quirky, fun fashion. She brave the sari her very own unique take, by teaming georgette, chiffon and net saris with jeans. A trendy twist to appeal to youngsters is what she calls it … while we thoroughly enjoyed the show! It all ended with Rohit Bal presenting a grand finale with Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor walking the ramp.

Apart from the heavy dose of glamor, the razzle-dazzle of stars and celebrities and some very serious fashion, we got a lot to take away for prêt, couture and bridal trends, so for all you brides and bride grooms to be, there is inspiration aplenty. …

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Hawaii Wedding Planner – How To Plan An Outdoor Wedding

Outdoor marriages in Hawaii are beautiful – except when the weather is not. This is what you need to know when preparing your outdoor marriage (on or near the beach).

1)Have a backup plan in the event of rain. Passing showers are typical in the islands and thought to be a blessing. But heavy rain make for a messy ceremony and/or reception – so, if at all possible, have a “Plan B.” Possibilities are renting a enclosure or scheduling an indoor site. Another idea is having your wedding at a beach front location with indoor facilities such as a resort or estate.

2) If you’re holding your wedding literally on the beach, don’t put chairs directly on the sand if at all possible. The sand is uneven and unstable, and some of your guests may not be dressed appropriately for remaining on the sand. Find a grassy area to place chairs for guests. If you do want your ceremony on the sand, think about renting some type of platform for the chairs to be placed on.

3)Think about the glare of the sun for you and your guests. Try to arrange people where there is minimal time staring directly into the sun. The beauty of the ocean scenery gets lost when you or your guests can’t even open their eyes.

4)If it’s a daytime marriage, discuss having bottled water available for guests as they show up. Maui’s sun can be hot; and individuals can dehydrate rapidly in the afternoon sun.

5) Consider hand-held fans to distribute to guests as wedding favors or as keepsakes to help keep the sun out of their eyes and a cool breeze handy.

6) Consider the local weather service with regard to tide and sunset times. And keep those factors in mind when discussing your wedding time.

7) Don’t neglect to find out all the rules and regulations for the beach or park you are using. Some regulations to look for are restrictions on number of guests; use or availability of electricity; use of amplified music; time allotted. Usually public beaches and parks will only allow smaller ceremonies.…

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How to Find a Trustworthy Concrete Contractor

Homeowners want to be careful about who they hire for projects because they are very invested in their homes.  This is why it’s important to understand how to hire a trustworthy and skilled concrete contractor.

Research

The evaluation process starts from the very beginning stages, when you’re searching online for local contractors.  Even if the project is still a couple of months away, taking the time to do a little research is helpful.  You can nail down a shortlist of contractors you will reach out to.

Recommendations

Aside from researching online, asking friends and family for recommendations is also a good idea.  These people will have first-hand accounts of the entire process.  You can ask questions and you can even stop by to take a look at the work that was done.

Now, keep in mind that even that process isn’t perfect.  You’ll want to consider the source of the recommendation that is being given.  Make sure they have similar expectations of professionalism and work being done that you have.

If you are new to the area and don’t have friends and family living nearby that can provide recommendations, you still have some options in this regard.  You can join local Facebook groups to see which companies are regularly recommended.  You can also join apps such as Nextdoor to ask for recommendations.  This will help you identity contractors that serve your area.

Regardless of how a contractor’s name gets onto your list, you will want to make sure to follow it up with some research.  Here are a few things to look for:

Reviews

For starters, you want to look at their reviews.  Do they have any?  If not, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are not a good concrete company.  It could mean that they are not good at asking their clients for reviews or it could mean that they are a relatively new company that hasn’t had time to accrue a bunch of reviews yet.  Another reason may be that they prefer to collect reviews on another online profile.  Maybe they like to focus on Yelp or Homeadvisor, or maybe on their Google listing, whatever the case may be, no reviews doesn’t necessarily mean the contractor is a bad one.  However, if you do research and find that a contractor has multiple or a majority of bad reviews, then you know you may want to stay away.

Process

Next, you want to narrow down the list of contractors down to just a few.  I would say it’s good to call between 3-5 concrete companies at the outset.  Get a feel for how they do business by paying attention to every step of the communication process.  When you call, how do they answer the phone and carry out the initial conversation?  If you leave a message, how long does it take them to get back to you?  A day, a few days… not at all?

Aside from the initial contact, pay attention to other details as well.  Are they punctual …

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