I loved reading your responses to my post on Figure Competitions. I know that there are some people out there who really do enjoy the sport and it fits well with their lifestyle. It was just not an attainable goal for me.
The competition diet was so hard for me because it was not how I eat at all. It’s comparable to trying a fad diet in that it was something I did for a period of time, but when it was over I went right back to my old way of eating.
This is why I think that it’s very important to ask a LOT of questions of someone you are considering working with. I would have liked more flexibility with my eating plans in terms of swapping out different foods (with the same macro content), but that was not how she wanted to do it.
That is the last time I have someone else tell me what I can and can not eat…And not to mention pay for it! Sounds crazy to me now! I literally paid someone to be miserable and eat food I didn’t enjoy. I might as well of flushed hundreds of dollars down the toilet. Now on to today’s topic…
According to Women’s Health Magazine, a survey of 3,500 readers, 72 percent of women feel they look better clothed, 56 percent of women say they want to drop one or two dress sizes and 62 percent said their stomach makes them most self conscious.
Additionally, 21 percent of women say that they never have sex with the lights on, and 50 percent of women say that they spend less than 10 minutes au naturel daily.
So how can you look — and feel — better naked? Michele Promaulayko, editor in chief of Women’s Health, is the author of the book, Look Better Naked, She shared some tips and products you can use to look better – by tonight!
Belly Bloating Foods to Avoid:
• Carbonated beverages
• Salty food
Better Naked Power Foods:
• Greek yogurt
Aside from foods, here ‘s some beauty regimens you can try:
Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish $65
Once or twice a week, buff away that dry skin with a sugar-based scrub that can be less abrasive than a salt scrub — concentrating on rough spots like elbows and knees. Basically this is about getting your skin soft smooth and glowing. If you’re stripping down you not only want to look lean but soft and glowy. This gets rid of those dead skin cells and your body looks better if it’s glowing and soft. You can have great muscle tone but if you have dry flaky skin it’s not going to look good.
L’Oreal Paris Self-tanning Mist $10
When it comes to self tanners you want to pick a spray version over a cream. They’re easier to apply. Start at your feet and legs and move up your body. Be sure to hold the can a foot away from your skin and spray in a circular motion so you don’t get straight streaks or congregated blobs of color in one spot. You might need a friend’s assistance to get your back. We all look a bit better with some glow, if your calves are pasty that’s not a good look naked. When you add a little self tanner it hides imperfections, the lumps and bumps. Most women feel more comfortable when they have a little color.
St. Ives Cellulite Shield Gel $8
Sadly, there is no permanent cure for cellulite, so the best thing you can do is diminish the appearance of the dimpled skin with a cellulite cream that contains caffeine, which helps stimulate blood flow to flush out excess fluids and tighten skin, smoothing out those dimples temporarily for several hours.
Visually it will give your cellulite a smoother look so you can look better by tonight. It’s a quick fix. Here’s a tip: Put a thick lotion on over the cellulite cream to help it penetrate. It really helps if you want to look better naked by tonight!
Try a “Look Better Naked!” Signature Cocktail:
2 oz. Vodka
1 oz. St. Germain
1/2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
Top off with Seltzer
Total: 230 Calories
Would you try any of these remedies? I definitely avoid those food items when I want to eliminate bloat. Broccoli and artificial sweeteners are things that really make my stomach hurt! I’d think about trying some of those beauty products too….well minus the one that is $65, no thanks! I would also have no problem sipping that cocktail!
How do you feel naked? I don’t mind it 😉
I’ll leave you with a few more pictures from my St. Augustine trip this past Memorial Day Weekend…we’re a rare bunch sometimes! 🙂