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3 loại kem nền biến quạ thành công – có tiền hay không cũng nên mua

DD cream DeborahTop kem nền
Deborah là 1 thương hiệu của Ý với các sản phẩm chăm sóc da, làm sạch và make up phù hợp mọi lứa tuổi.
Về Deborah DD Daily Cream
– Texture: Chất kem màu nâu, không quá đặc, dễ tán lên da.
– Hiệu quả: Trước khi xài thì mình nghĩ nó cũng như các loại kem nền khác, sẽ hơi trắng hơn tông da thường 1 chút và dày, da mình cũng khá khô nên bình thường không dưỡng trước mà thoa kem nền lên là mặt mốc liền và lộ rõ mấy vảy da khô. Mới đầu xài mình lỡ lấy nhiều kem quá, lo sẽ bị bệt da, nhưng khi thoa kem lên da thì khá ngạc nhiên, chất kem thấm vào da ngay, giống như không phải đang trang điểm nữa mà đang thoa kem dưỡng vậy, da không hề mốc nhé, mà lên màu rất tự nhiên, da kiểu sáng hơn và glowly hơn 1 chút, nhìn rất tươi và rạng rỡ, che phủ tốt các khuyết điểm như nếp nhăn khóe miệng, mụn, thâm, còn riêng thâm quầng mắt thì độ che phủ không cao lắm, các bạn nên dùng thêm kem che khuyết điểm chuyên dụng cho mắt hen.
Mình trang điểm từ buổi sáng, tới chiều da không bị sạm đi, nói chung em í giữ màu tốt, bạn nào mà muốn make up tự nhiên thì chỉ cần thoa DD là được, còn đi tiệc thì có thể mix DD với kem nền khác, cushion hoặc phủ thêm phấn cho đẹp hen.

Ngoài công dụng che khuyết điểm, đúng như tên gọi là DD Deborah DD Daily Dream còn giúp giữ ẩm da & bảo vệ da bằng chỉ số chống nắng SPF15, làm đều màu da, giảm nếp nhăn & giảm tình trạng sạm da nên có thể sử dụng hàng ngày, sáng hay đêm đều được, nó phù hợp mọi loại da & mọi độ tuổi. Dù cho kem có khả năng chống lão hóa hay là giúp da đẹp lên theo thời gian đi nữa thì dù gì nó cũng dùng để trang điểm, nên các bạn cũng phải tẩy trang sau khi sử dụng nha.
1 chai như thế này có dung tích 30ml xài được rất lâu, so với các loại kem nền khác thì em này có thể nói là vừa chất lượng, vừa không quá đắt, nên mình nghĩ các bạn nào còn đang lăn tăn lựa chọn 1 loại kem nền thì nên ra cửa hàng test và rinh em này về luôn đi nè

Mua ngay 2

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Hầu như tín đồ mỹ phẩm không ai không biết Nars, 1 thương hiệu mỹ phẩm của Mỹ được lòng hầu hết mọi quý cô (dù hiện giờ nó được mua lại bởi Shisheido – Nhật rồi)
Bao bì: Chai thủy tinh cứng chắc hình trụ vuông nhìn rất sang và cá tính, thân chai màu trắng, nắp nhựa màu đen, mỗi lần xài phải vặn nắp ra.
Texture: Chất kem lỏng, rất dễ tán, thoa lên là “ăn” ngay vào da và có độ bám siêu tốt, kem khô cũng rất nhanh nữa.
Hiệu quả: Mình trang điểm từ sáng tới chiều bằng Nars thì không cần dặm lại lớp nền, lớp nền khá tự nhiên và che phủ cực tốt nếp nhăn, thâm mụn, mụn nhỏ và cả quầng thâm, tuy mình thấy da không được bắt sáng nhiều như Deborah, kiểu hơi matte 1 chút, nhưng so với mặt bằng chung và giá, mình cho em này 8,5 điểm.
Nhược điểm: Điều mình không thích ở em này là thiết kế hơi khó xài, hũ nắp vặn, mỗi lần xài phải dốc ngược hũ đổ ra, nhiều khi vặn không kĩ kem nền chảy tùm lum hết, hơi dơ 1 chút. Và em này thì chỉ đánh đẹp khi dùng mút thôi, mình thấy dùng cọ hoặc dùng tay không được đều màu lắm.

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DD cream Model’s Choice1
Tương tự như Deborah, đây cũng là 1 loại DD cream, vừa trang điểm vừa dưỡng da, nếu phải so sánh với Deborah thì em này vẫn thua vài bậc, về bao bì lẫn hiệu quả mang lại, tuy nhiên so với các loại kem trang điểm khác thì em này khá tốt.
Bao bì: Bao bì không có gì bắt mắt cả, chỉ là 1 tuýp nhựa màu xanh ngọc nhạt có dung tích 30ml
Texture: Loại này có 2 màu, light và medium, tùy vào sắc da mà bạn chọn cho mình loại phù hợp, như mình thì dùng màu medium vì da mình không trắng lắm,
Hiệu quả: Giữ màu lâu trong 10-12 tiếng, dùng được cả khi dưới nước, che được nếp nhăn và những khuyết điểm trên da khá hiệu quả, đặc biệt là em này có độ dưỡng ẩm cao, không gây mốc mặt hay khô da như những loại kem nền khác, nếu da đang khô mà đánh kem lên cũng không bị bệt trắng, kiểm soát nhờn cũng rất tốt.

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15-Minute Healthy Dinner Ideas for Weight Loss

If you want to eat healthy but can’t because:

  • You don’t have time to prepare meals
  • You don’t know what to cook
  • Can’t afford healthy foods
  • You lack variety of foods to cook

This article has a one-time solution to all your problems. I’ve designed 3-ingridient healthy meal ideas that are cheap and easy to prepare.

These meals will increase your satiety and help you lose weight or build muscle. You only have to meet your body’s caloric needs. And just because they’re labeled dinner meals doesn’t mean you can’t eat them in other meals.

Here you go – 25 healthy dinner ideas

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GLAZED SALMON WITH BROCCOLI RICE

Ingredients

Low-sodium soy sauce, Long-grain white (brown) rice, Chopped broccoli, Skinless salmon fillet, Large red onion, Olive oil, Kosher salt and black pepper

See recipe

 

EGGS WITH BLACK BEANS & SPINACH

Ingredients
Eggs, Egg whites, Black beans, Chopped spinach, Olive oil

See recipe

 

STEAK WITH ROASTED RED PEPPER & CORN SALSA

Ingredients

Barbecue sauce, Cider vinegar, Molasses, Hot pepper sauce, Flank steak, Cobs of corn, Red bell pepper – seeds and ribs removed, Canned black beans, Chopped green onion, Chopped cilantro or parsley

See recipe

 

SALAD WITH GRILLED CHICKEN

Ingredients

Boneless, skinless chicken breast, Romaine lettuce, Grape tomatoes, Fresh corn , Avocados, Cheese, Honey, Lime and Cilantro Vinaigrette, Freshly ground black pepper, Olive oil

See recipe

 

PASTA WITH YOGURT, PEAS, AND CHILE

Ingredients

Whole-milk Greek yogurt, Olive oil, Garlic- crushed or pressed, Fresh or thawed frozen peas, Kosher salt, Pasta, Pine nuts, Red pepper flakes, Basil leaves, Feta cheese

See recipe

 

PAN-SEARED SALMON WITH KALE AND WHOLE WHEAT ROLL

Ingredients

Salmon fillets , Fresh lemon juice, Olive oil, Kosher salt, Kales, Dates, Honeycrisp apple, Toasted slivered almonds, Freshly ground black pepper, Whole wheat rolls

See recipe

 

SWEET POTATOES WITH EGGS AND SPINACH

Ingredients

Sweet potato- peeled, Extra-virgin olive oil, kosher salt, Yellow or white onions, Packed spinach leaves, Unsalted butterEggs, Goat butter, resh chives, minced

See recipe

 

BROCCOLI AND BLACK BEAN RICE

Ingredients

Chicken broth, Brown rice, Thyme, Seasoned salt, Black beans, Broccoli

See recipe

 

TURKEY CLUB LETTUCE WRAP

Ingredients

Romaine heart lettuce leaf, Organic deli turkey, Mayonnaise, Tomato slice, Cooked bacon

See recipe

 

SHRIMP, BROCCOLI AND RICE

Ingredients

Olive oil, Butter, Large shrimp, Long grain rice, Garlic and, broccoli

See recipe

 

FISH WITH GREEN BEANS

Ingredients

All-purpose flour, Fresh oregano, Fresh parsley, Kosher salt, Freshly ground pepper, Tilapia fillets, Unsalted butter, Green beans, Garlic, Cherry tomatoes,lemon

See recipe

 

TOMATO MOZZARELLA SALAD

Ingredients

Tomatoes, Mozzarella cheese, Olive oil, Balsamic vinegar, Salt, Ground black pepper, Fresh basil

See recipe

 

CHICKEN, KALE, AND SWEET POTATO STEW

Ingredients

Sweet potatoes, Lacinato kale, Boneless – skinless chicken breasts or thighs, Low-sodium chicken stock, Kosher salt, Italian seasoning, Extra virgin olive oil

See recipe

 

GRILLED STEAK WITH AVOCADO TOMATO SALAD

Ingredients

Red onions, Flank steak, Cherry tomatoes, Balsamic vinegar, Peeled avocado

See recipe

 

BEEF AND BEAN CHILI

Ingredients

Olive oil, Red onions, Chopped jalapeño chilies with seeds, Garlic cloves, chopped, Ground beef, Chili powder, Ground cumin, Sweet paprika. Tomatoes, Kidney beans, Beef broth, Sour cream, Cheddar cheese, Green onions, Fresh cilantro

See recipe

 

STEAK WITH ROASTED GREEN BEANS AND BROWN RICE

Ingredients

Brown rice, Fresh green beans, Olive oil, Skirt steak, Black pepper

See recipe

 

CREAMY PORK AND BROCCOLI PASTA

Ingredients

Broccoli, Sunflower oil, Pork steak, Button mushrooms, Onion- finely diced, Garlic clove, Carrots, White wine, Whipping cream, Long macaroni, Fresh parsley

See recipe

 

MARINATED TUNA STEAK WITH APPLE KALE SALAD

Ingredients

Tuna Steaks, Fresh basil, Chili powder, Extra virgin olive oil, Lemon juice, Salt & pepper, Shallots, Kale, Chopped apples, Radicchio , Walnut pieces, Coconut oil

See recipe

 

SWEET POTATOES WITH WHITE BEANS AND KALE

Ingredients

Sweet potatoes, Olive oil, Shallot, Garlic clove, minced, Sprig fresh rosemary, Red pepper flakes, Cooked and drained white beans, Kale, Lemon juice, Salt and freshly ground black pepper

See recipe

 

FINAL WORD

Now go ahead and try these recipes. It would be wise to exclude some of the high calorie ingredients.

If you have other healthy dinner ideas please share them in the comments below.

Top 15 Alkaline Foods That Can Prevent Cancer, Heart Disease, And Obesity

You body is originally alkaline and is meant to stay so. But increased dependence on processed and junk food has drastically altered the pH levels of your body. This could disrupt your immune system, causing many health disorders including obesity, heart disease, and cancer. Here are 15 alkaline foods you should befriend to get your body back in shape.

1. Swiss Chard

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This leafy green vegetable is one of the best sources of alkali on this planet. It can help your body stay away from free radicals, harmful bacteria and viruses.

2. Buckwheat

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Time to abandon regular wheat and fall in love with buckwheat. Buckwheat is rich in protein and is an excellent source of vitamins and iron. It is also known to stimulate your energy, improve your heart health, and prevent diabetes.

3. Melon

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Melon can not only keep you hydrated but also cleanse the toxins from your body. Its pH value is estimated to be around 8.5, making it a top alkaline food. All types of melons are known to be great sources of alkali as their water content is very high.

4. Olive Oil

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If you never had olive oil in your list of top healthy foods, it’s high time you added it. It is known to be rich in antioxidants, monounsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E. It can help reduce the risk of heart disease and regulate your blood sugar levels..

5. Flax Seed

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Rich in antioxidants, vitamin E and fiber, flax seed is considered to be a top source of alkali. It is known to keep your heart healthy, reduce inflammations, and help control hot flashes in menopausal women.

6. Bananas

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Filled with fiber and several essential nutrients like B vitamins, manganese, magnesium, and potassium, bananas moderate your blood sugar levels, improve digestion, keep your heart healthy, and regulate your metabolism.

7. Avocados

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Bursting with various nutrients, monounsaturated fatty acids, and fiber, avocados can strengthen your heart, control your cholesterol levels, and help absorb nutrients from fruits and vegetables.

8. Carrots

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Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, a group of pigments that help improve your eyesight. They also high in fiber, vitamin A, vitamin B8, vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, and iron. Carrots can improve your thought processes and steer you away from free radicals.

9. Berries

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Packed with antioxidants and fiber, berries keep your memory sharp as you grow old, improve digestion, reduce the risk of certain cancers, and keep you safe from numerous chronic health disorders.

10. Broccoli

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Broccoli has an abundance of vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, fiber, potassium, and copper. It reduces your cholesterol levels, acts as a powerful antioxidant, improves your bone health, and keeps your heart healthy.

11. Grapes

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Grapes are filled with antioxidants called polyphenols, that are known to reduce the risk of mouth, lung, pancreatic, esophageal, endometrial, colon, and prostate cancer. They can also help reduce hypertension and anxiety in many patients.

12. Cauliflower

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A single serving of cauliflower can make up for about 77% of your daily vitamin C requirement. Not to mention how it is abundant in vitamin K, thiamin, riboflavin, magnesium, potassium, and manganese. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and can boost your heart health.

13. Lemons

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The nutrients packed in lemon include vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin E, riboflavin, copper, calcium, potassium, and zinc. Lemon juice can help treat kidney stones, and reduce the risk of strokes. Other benefits of lemon include preventing constipation, high blood pressure, and fighting cancer.

14. Quinoa

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Known to be one of the most protein-rich foods in the world, quinoa supplies you with twice the amount of fiber compared to other grains. It is also rich in iron, lysine, magnesium, riboflavin,and manganese. Quinoa can help keep a check on the blood sugar, glucose, and cholesterol levels in your body.

15. Spinach

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Spinach is low in cholesterol as well as fat, and is packed with zinc, niacin, iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, and vitamin K. Rich in antioxidants, it can eliminate free radicals, stimulate your brain functions, improve your memory power, and keep your heart strong.

Why you shouldn’t exercise to lose weight, explained with 60+ studies

"I'm going to make you work hard," a blonde and perfectly muscled fitness instructor screamed at me in a recent spinning class, "so you can have that second drink at happy hour!"

At the end of the 45-minute workout, my body was dripping with sweat. I felt like I had worked really, really hard. And according to my bike, I had burned more than 700 calories. Surely I had earned an extra margarita.

The spinning instructor was echoing a message we've been getting for years: As long as you get on that bike or treadmill, you can keep indulging — and still lose weight. It's been reinforced by fitness gurus, celebrities, food and beverage companies like PepsiCo and Coca-Cola, and even public-health officials, doctors, and the first lady of the United States. Countless gym memberships, fitness tracking devices, sports drinks, and workout videos have been sold on this promise.

There's just one problem: This message is not only wrong, it's leading us astray in our fight against obesity.

To find out why, I read through more than 60 studies on exercise and weight loss. I also spoke to nine leading exercise, nutrition, and obesity researchers. Here's what I learned.

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1) An evolutionary clue to how our bodies burn calories

When anthropologist Herman Pontzer set off from Hunter College in New York to Tanzania to study one of the few remaining hunter-gatherer tribes on the planet, he expected to find a group of calorie burning machines.

Unlike Westerners, who increasingly spend their waking hours glued to chairs, the Hadza are on the move most of the time. Men typically go off and hunt — chasing and killing animals, climbing trees in search of wild honey. Women forage for plants, dig up tubers, and comb bushes for berries. “They’re on the high end of physical activity for any population that’s been looked at ever,” Pontzer said.

By studying the Hadza’s lifestyle, Pontzer thought he would find evidence to back the conventional wisdom about why obesity has become such a big problem worldwide. Many have argued that one of the reasons we’ve collectively put on so much weight over the past 50 years is that we’re much less active than our ancestors.

Surely, Ponzer thought, the Hadza would be burning lots more calories on average than today’s typical Westerner; surely they’d show how sluggish our bodies have become.

On several trips in 2009 and 2010, he and his colleagues headed into the middle of the savanna, packing up a Land Rover with camping supplies, computers, solar panels, liquid nitrogen to freeze urine samples, and respirometry units to measure respiration.

In the dry, open terrain, they found study subjects among several Hadza families. For 11 days, they tracked the movements and energy burn of 13 men and 17 women ages 18 to 75, using a technique called doubly-labeled water — the best known way to measure the carbon dioxide we expel as we burn energy.

When they crunched the numbers, the results were astonishing.

“We were really surprised when the energy expenditure among the Hadza was no higher than it is for people in the US and Europe,” says Pontzer, who published the findings in 2012 in the journal PLoS One. While the hunter-gatherers were physically active and lean, they actually burned the same amount of calories every day as the average American or European, even after the researchers controlled for body size.

Pontzer’s study was preliminary and imperfect. It involved only 30 participants from one small community.

But it raised a tantalizing question: How could the hunting, foraging Hadza possibly burn the same amount of energy as indolent Westerners?

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As Pontzer pondered his findings, he began to piece together an explanation.

First, scientists have shown that energy expenditure — or calories burned every day — includes not only movement, but all the energy needed to run the thousands of functions that keep us alive. (Researchers have long known this, but few had considered its significance in the context of the global obesity epidemic.)

Calorie burn also seems to be a trait humans have evolved over time that has little to do with lifestyle. Maybe, Pontzer thought, the Hadza were using the same amount of energy as Westerners because their bodies were conserving energy on other tasks.

Or maybe the Hadza were resting more when they weren’t hunter-gathering to make up for all their physical labor, which would also lower their overall energy expenditure.

This science is still evolving. But it has profound implications for how we think about how deeply hardwired energy expenditure is and the extent to which we can hack it with more exercise.

If the “calories out” variable can’t be controlled very well, what might account then for the difference in the Hadza’s weights?

“The Hadza are burning the same energy, but they’re not as obese [as Westerners],” Pontzer said. “They don’t overeat so they don’t become obese.”

This fundamental concept is part of a growing body of evidence that helps explain a phenomenon researchers have been documenting for years: that it’s extremely difficult for people to lose weight once they’ve gained it by simply exercising more.

2) Exercise is excellent for health

Before we dive into why exercise isn’t that helpful for slimming, let’s make one thing clear: No matter how working out impacts your waistline, it does your body and mind good.

A Cochrane Review of the best-available research found that, while exercise led to only modest weight loss, study participants who exercised more (even without changing their diets) saw a range of health benefits, including reducing their blood pressure and triglycerides in their blood. Exercise reduces the risk of Type 2 diabetes, stroke, and heart attack.

A number of other studies have also shown that people who exercise are at a lower risk of developing cognitive impairment from Alzheimer’s and dementia. They also score higher on cognitive ability tests — among many, many other benefits.

If you’ve lost weight, exercise can also help weight maintenance when it’s used along with watching calorie intake. Exercise, in summary, is like a wonder drug for many, many health outcomes.

3) Exercise alone is almost useless for weight loss

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The benefits of exercise are real. And stories about people who have lost a tremendous amount of weight by hitting the treadmill abound. But the bulk of the evidence tells a less impressive story.

Consider this review of exercise intervention studies, published in 2001: It found that after 20 weeks, weight loss was less than expected, and that “the amount of exercise energy expenditure had no correlation with weight loss in these longer studies.”

To explore the effects of more exercise on weight, researchers have followed everybody from people training for marathons to sedentary young twins, and post-menopausaloverweight and obese women who ramp up their physical activity through running, cycling, or personal training sessions. Most people in these studies typically only lost a few pounds at best, even under highly controlled scenarios where their diets were kept constant.

Other meta-analyses, which looked at a bunch of exercise studies, have come to similarly lackluster conclusions about exercise for losing weight. This Cochrane Reviewof all the best-available evidence on exercise for weight loss found that physical activity alone led to only modest reductions. Ditto for another review published in 1999.

University of Alabama obesity researcher David Allison sums up the research this way: Adding physical activity has a very modest effect on weight loss — “a lesser effect than you’d mathematically predict,” he said.

We’ve long thought of weight loss in simple “calories in, calories out” terms. In a much-cited 1958 study, researcher Max Wishnofsky outlined a rule that many organizations — from the Mayo Clinic to Livestrong — still use to predict weight loss: A pound of human fat represents about 3,500 calories; therefore cutting 500 calories per day, through diet or physical activity, results in about a pound of weight loss per week. Similarly, adding 500 calories a day results in a weight gain of about the same.

Today, researchers view this rule as overly simplistic. They now think of human energy balance as “a dynamic and adaptable system,” as one study describes. When you alter one component — cutting the number of calories you eat in a day to lose weight, doing more exercise than usual — this sets off a cascade of changes in the body that affect how many calories you use up, and in turn, your body weight.

4) Exercise accounts for a small portion of daily calorie burn

One very underappreciated fact about exercise is that, even when you work out, those extra calories burned only account for a tiny part of your total energy expenditure.

“In reality,” said Alexxai Kravitz, a neuroscientist and obesity researcher at the National Institutes of Health, “it’s only around 10 to 30 percent [of total energy expenditure] depending on the person (and excluding professional athletes that workout as a job).”

Components of total energy expenditure for an average young adult woman and man.

Components of total energy expenditure for an average young adult woman and man.

There are three main components to energy expenditure, Kravitz explained: 1) basal metabolic rate, or the energy used for basic functioning when the body is at rest; 2) the energy used to break down food; and 3) the energy used in physical activity.

We have very little control over our basal metabolic rate, but it’s our biggest energy hog. “It’s generally accepted that for most people, the basal metabolic rate accounts for 60 to 80 percent of total energy expenditure,” Kravitz said. Digesting food accounts for about 10 percent.

That leaves only 10 to 30 percent for physical activity, of which exercise is only a subset. (You can read more about this concept here and here.)

“It’s not nothing, but it’s not nearly equal to food intake — which accounts for 100 percent of the energy intake of the body,” Kravitz said. “This is why it’s not so surprising that exercise leads to [statistically] significant, but small, changes in weight.”

5) It’s hard to create a significant calorie deficit through exercise

Using the National Institutes of Health Body Weight Planner — which gives a more realistic estimation for weight loss than the old 3,500 calorie rule — mathematician and obesity researcher Kevin Hall created this model to show why adding a regular exercise program is unlikely to lead to significant weight loss.

National Institutes of Health Body Weight Planner.

National Institutes of Health Body Weight Planner.

If a hypothetical 200-pound man added 60 minutes of medium intensity running four days per week while keeping his calorie intake the same, and he did this for 30 days, he’d lose five pounds. “If this person decided to increase food intake or relax more to recover from the added exercise, then even less weight would be lost,” Hall added. (More on these “compensatory mechanisms” later.)

So if one is overweight or obese, and presumably trying to lose dozens of pounds, it would take an incredible amount of time, will, and effort to make a real impact through exercise.

6) Exercise can undermine weight loss in other, subtle ways

How much we move is connected to how much we eat. As Hall put it, “I don’t think anybody believes calories in and calories out are independent of each other.” And exercise, of course, has a way of making us hungryso hungry that we might consume more calories than we just burned off.

One 2009 study shows that people seemed to increase their food intake after exercise — either because they thought they burned off a lot of calories or because they were hungrier. Another review of studies from 2012 found people generally overestimated how much energy exercise burned and ate more when they worked out.

You work hard on that machine for an hour, and that work can be erased with five minutes of eating afterward

“You work hard on that machine for an hour, and that work can be erased with five minutes of eating afterward,” Hall added. A single slice of pizza, for example, could undo the calories burned in an hour’s workout. So could a cafe mocha or an ice cream cone.

There’s also evidence to suggest that some people simply slow down after a workout, using less energy on their non-gym activities. They might decide to lay down for a rest, fidget less because they’re tired, or take the elevator instead of the stairs.

These changes are usually called “compensatory behaviors” — and they simply refer to adjustments we may unconsciously make after working out to offset the calories burned.

7) Exercise may cause physiological changes that help us conserve energy

The most intriguing theories about why exercise isn’t great for weight loss describe changes in how our bodies regulate energy after exercise.

Researchers have discovered a phenomenon called “metabolic compensation.”

“The more you stress your body, we think there are changes physiologically — compensatory mechanisms that change given the level of exercise you’re pushing yourself at,” said Loyola University exercise physiologist Lara Dugas. In other words, our bodies may actively fight our efforts to lose weight.

This effect has been well documented, though it may not be the same for everyone.

For one fascinating study, published in the journal Obesity Research in 1994, researchers subjected seven pairs of sedentary young identical twins to a 93-day period of intense exercise. For two hours a day, nearly every day, they’d hit a stationary bike.

The twins were also housed as in-patients in a research lab under 24-hour supervision and fed by watchful nutritionists who measured their every calorie to make sure their energy intake remained constant.

Despite going from being mostly sedentary to spending a couple of hours exercising almost every day, the participants only lost about 11 pounds on average, ranging from as little as 2 pounds to just over 17 pounds, almost all due to fat loss. The participants also burned 22 percent fewer calories through exercise than the researchers calculated prior to the study starting.

By way of explanation, the researchers wrote that either subjects’ basal metabolic rates slowed down or they were expending less energy outside of their two-hour daily exercise block.

Dugas called this phenomenon “part of a survival mechanism”: The body could be conserving energy to try to hang on to stored fat for future energy needs. Again, researchers don’t yet know why this happens, and how long the effects persist in people.

“We know with confidence that some metabolic adaptions occur under some circumstances,” said David Allison, “and we know with confidence some behavioral compensations occur under some circumstances. We don’t know how much compensation occurs, under which circumstances, and for whom.”

8) Energy expenditure might have an upper limit

Another hypothesis about why it’s hard to lose weight through exercise alone is that energy expenditure plateaus at a certain point. In another Pontzer paper, published in 2016 in the journal Current Biology, he and his colleagues found evidence of an upper limit.

They cast a wide geographic net, recruiting 332 adults from Ghana, South Africa, Seychelles, Jamaica, and the United States. Tracking the study participants for eight days, they gathered data on physical activity and energy burned using accelerometers. They classified people into three types: the sedentary folks, the moderately active (who exercised two or three times per week), and the super active (who exercised about every day). Importantly, these were people who were already doing a certain amount of activity, not people who were randomized to working out at various levels.

Here, physical activity accounted for only 7 to 9 percent of the variation in calories burned among the groups. Moderately active people burned more energy than people who were sedentary (about 200 calories more each day), but above that, the energy used up seemed to hit a wall.

“After adjusting for body size and composition,” the researchers concluded in the study, “total energy expenditure was positively correlated with physical activity, but the relationship was markedly stronger over the lower range of physical activity.”

In other words, after a certain amount of exercise, you don’t keep burning calories at the same rate: Total energy expenditure may eventually plateau.

In the traditional "additive" or "linear" model of total energy expenditure, how many calories one burns is a simple linear function of physical activity.

In the traditional “additive” or “linear” model of total energy expenditure, how many calories one burns is a simple linear function of physical activity.

“That plateau is really different than the standard way of thinking about energy expenditure,” Pontzer said. “What the World Health Organization and the people who build the Fitbit would tell you is that the more active you are, the more calories you burn per day. Period, full stop.”

In the "constrained" model of total energy expenditure, the body adapts to increased physical activity by reducing energy spent on other physiological activities.

In the “constrained” model of total energy expenditure, the body adapts to increased physical activity by reducing energy spent on other physiological activities.

Based on the research, Pontzer has proposed a new model that upends the the old “calories in, calories out” approach to exercise, where the body burns more calories with more physical activity in a linear relationship (also known as the “additive” model of energy expenditure).

He calls this the “constrained model” of energy expenditure, which shows that the effect of more physical activity on the human body is not linear. In light of our evolutionary history — when food sources were less reliable — he argues that the body sets a limit on how much energy it is willing to expend, regardless of how active we are.

“The overarching idea,” Pontzer explained, “is that the body is trying to defend a particular energy expenditure level no matter how active you get.”

This is still just a hypothesis. He and others will need to gather more evidence to validate it, and reconcile contradictory evidence showing that people can burn more energy as they add physical activity. So for now, it’s a fascinating possibility, among all the others, that may help explain why joining a gym as a sole strategy to lose weight is often an exercise in futility.

9) The government and the food industry are doling out unscientific advice

Since 1980, the obesity prevalence has doubled worldwide with about 13 percent of the global population now registering as obese, according to the World Health Organization. In the United States, nearly 70 percent of the population is either overweight or obese.

A lack of exercise and too many calories have been depicted as equal causes of the crisis. But as researchers put it in an article in BMJ, “You cannot outrun a bad diet.”

Since at least the 1950s, Americans have been told that we can. This Public Health Reports paper outlines the dozens of government departments and organizations — from the American Heart Association to the US Department of Agriculture — whose campaigns suggested more physical activity (alone or in addition to diet) to reverse weight gain.

Unfortunately, we are losing the obesity battle because we are eating more than ever. But the exercise myth is still regularly deployed by the food and beverage industry — which are increasingly under fire for selling us too many unhealthy products.

“Physical activity is vital to the health and well-being of consumers,” Coca-Cola says. The company has been aligning itself with exercise since the 1920s, and was recently exposed by the New York Times for funding obesity researchers who emphasize a lack of physical activity as the cause of the the epidemic.

Physical activity and diet should never be given equal weight in the obesity debate

It’s just one of many food companies that’s encouraging us to get more exercise (and keep buying their products while while we’re at it): PepsiCo, Cargill, and Mondelez have all emphasized physical activity as a cause of obesity.

The exercise myth for weight loss also still appears in high-profile initiatives like the first lady’s Let’s Move! campaign — largely because of the food industry’s lobbying efforts, according to Marion Nestle, New York University nutrition professor. The White House’s exercise focus to end childhood obesity, Nestle said, was “a strategic decision to make the message positive and doable and, at the same time, keep the food industry off its back.”

But this focus on calories-out, or the calories we can potentially burn in exercise, is “an inadequate and a potentially dangerous approach, because it is liable to encourage people to ignore or underestimate the greater impact of energy-in,” an obesity doctor and professor wrote in the journal Public Health Nutrition.

In other words, we can lose sight of the fact that it’s mostly too much food that’s making us fat.

“There are all kinds of reasons to exercise that are good for your health,” says Diana Thomas, a Montclair State University obesity researcher. “However, if you’re trying to lose weight, the biggest problem I see is food. We need to cut back the food we’re eating.”

The evidence is now clear: Exercise is excellent for health, but it’s not important for weight loss. The two things should never be given equal weight in the obesity debate.

10) So what actually works for weight loss?

At the individual level, some very good research on what works for weight loss comes from the National Weight Control Registry, a study that has parsed the traits, habits, and behaviors of adults who have lost at least 30 pounds and kept it off for a minimum of one year. They currently have more than 10,000 members enrolled in the study, and these folks respond to annual questionnaires about how they’ve managed to keep their weight down.

The researchers behind the study found that people who have had success losing weight share a few things in common: They weigh themselves at least once a week. They restrict their calorie intake, stay away from high-fat foods, and watch their portion sizes. They also exercise regularly.

But note: These folks use physical activity in addition to calorie counting and other behavioral changes. Every reliable expert I’ve ever spoken to on weight loss says the most important thing a person can do is to limit calories in a way they like and can sustain, and focus on eating healthfully.

In general, diet with exercise can work better than calorie cutting alone, but with only marginal additional weight-loss benefits. Consider this chart from a randomized trialthat was done on a group of overweight folks: The group that restricted calories lost about the same amount of weight as the group that dieted and exercised, though the exercisers didn’t cut as many calories:

The calorie restriction groups lost more weight than the group who both dieted and exercised.

The calorie restriction groups lost more weight than the group who both dieted and exercised.

If you embark on a weight-loss journey that involves both adding exercise and cutting calories, Montclair’s Diana Thomas warned not to count those calories burned in physical activity toward extra eating.

“Pretend you didn’t exercise at all,” she said. “You will most likely compensate anyway so think of exercising just for health improvement but not for weight loss.”

Make Your Hair Grow Naturally

There are many ways to stop your hair loss naturally, including using massages with essential oils, using treatments with hot oils or rinsing with green tea. For the inside, you should include more protein to your diet. With the hair that is already on your head, you’d better treat them well so they will stay. Stress level is another thing you should work on the lower your stress level is, the more hair you will have.

 

In the contrary to popular belief, we don’t encourage wigs, because they could harm your hair follicles. The best gummy vitamins for hair growth is another thing that you should take in, though.

Topical treatment for hair thinning

A combination of essential oils and proper scalp massage is very good for hair growth. It promotes blood circulation, while keeping the follicles of your hair active. It is best that you massage your scalp every day, each day for a couple of minutes.

You can just use your hand for the massage. Drop out a few drops of lavender oil or bay essential oils. Use almond oil or sesame oil as the base and spread out evenly on your scalp.

Egg oil is another thing that can promote your hair growth. It is best that you massage the egg oil on your scalp at night and leave it for the entire night. In the morning, shampoo them off with a mild shampoo, preferably made from herbal ingredients. Wash your hair one time only, because if you wash it too many times, the natural lipids and proteins in your hair may get washed out, making your hair dry and brittle.

 

Egg oil can be used from two to three times per week, for at least 12 weeks. After that, a visible result can be observed. As with anything, you should use it regularly with the discipline to make full use of it. Continued use of egg oil in combination with massage can also prevent hair fall and gray.

 

1 Thing You Do That Damages Your Hair

There are many causes for hair loss, like an improper diet, a lack of minerals, intake of certain medications, stress, illness, pollution, and most common: your genes.
If your hair loss is programmed by your genes, then it will be very difficult to prevent, or cure it. Ì it’s because of pollution or other factors that you can’t control, then it’s all the harder for you to control your hair loss.

However, there are still things you can do, giving your head a chance to be in its top condition. Don’t let your hair fall out sooner than it needs to be.

Done no further damage to your hair

If you are using hair dryers, then it’s high time you stopped using them. The heat coming from the hair dryers may cause the proteins in your hair to be weakened. Excessive use of hairdryers may cause brittleness and fragility, which would lead to excessive hair loss or hair thinning.

Drying your hair naturally is the best thing you can do, aim to use a cool air flow and avoid the heat altogether.
Other devices that may cause damage to your hair are hot curlers, hot brushes or hair straighteners. All of them can have this damaging effects. These heated tools may as well cause your scalp to be burnt, so pay attention, as burnt scalp may lead to permanently damaged hair follicles.

3 Simple Ways To Hide Women’s Thinning Hair

Is your hair falling out? Are you afraid that you might go bald? There are more than millions of people suffering from the fear of hair loss right now, which can be very damaging to their emotional state. Aside from taking the best gummy vitamins for hair growth, you should still consider talking to your doctor or dermatologist.

 

If hair replacement treatment is not to your liking, then there are some methods to minimize the appearance of your thining hair. You can just simply change your hair styles, or choose different hair products.

1. Choose a layered hairstyle

With the right hair style, your head will look much thicker. A good hair style can also hide the thinning spot on your scalp. Look for a reputable hairstylist from your local area. Not only will he/she makes a difference for your head, he/she will also guide you on how to style it daily.

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Layers create volume and thickness, while hide balding spots naturally.

2. Use a brush with wide bristles

In comparison with synthetic brushes, the brushes with wide bristles are gentler on your head. They also prevent breakage pretty well, which will lead to less hair falls. Their wide bristles also distribute the natural oils of your hair more evenlly, making the strands shinier and healthier.

 

A healthier hairdo will look thicker.

3. Choose a suitable hair color

With less contrast in color between your scalp and your hair, the concealer effect will take place. If you scalp is of light color, go for a lighter color. If your natural skin complexion is dark, then it’s recommended that you dye your hair darker.

You can dye your hair at home using DIY hair dye kits. If you have the stylists done your hair, then may as well ask them make a customized color that will flatten your hairdo.

11 Facts About Hair Loss In Men

Hair thinning is one of the most common problem

There is only a small number of men who will not suffer from hair thinning by the age of 50. There are men who starts to lose hair as soon as 21 years of age. Their best bet is the best shampoo for men’s hair loss.

Myths and The Truth

Wearing a baseball cap will not make you go bad. So is running your fingers through your hair, or combing, or brushing, or twisting, or styling. If it doesn’t make your strands break, then it will not cause hair thinning.

 

Smoking leads to hair loss

However, smoking does have a linking between lighting the cigarettes and hair falling out. Looking for another legit reason to quit? We have one: you may have to use the best shampoo for men’s hair loss for the rest of your life.

 

Is it harmful?

Hair thinning, or alopecia, usually is not a sign of a severe medical symptom. However, it may be damaging to your esteem.

 

The causes for hair thinning

A lot of cases of hair thinning comes from male pattern baldness, which comes from one’s genes. Other common causes including taking certain drugs, like too much of vitamin A, or not enough protein.

Illness, stress or hormone imbalance also cause balding. Good news is, baldness that does not come from male pattern baldness will most likely reverse themselves.

Appreciate what’s already there

The easiest way to have more hair on your head is to hang onto your hair before they’re gone. Be careful in exploring the options you have, though. Most of the miracle products on the market are shams (you can check out our thoroughly researched list here). When in doubt, pay your doctor a visit.

Que sera, sera

If you have male pattern baldness, then what’s to expect is a receding M shaped hairline. The pattern may proceed to thinning of the hair on the top of your head, leaving a balding scalp spot. Eventually, the M shape and the bald spot will unite, leaving a horse-shoe pattern on your head.

Blame your parents

Male pattern baldness is most likely caused by DHT, a hormone that cause your hair follicles to shrink. This DHT thing makes the hair follicles so small that hair can not grow.

 

Minoxidil

We have yet to found a definite cure for male pattern baldness. However, there are FDA-proven medication that can slow the process down. One of them is Minoxidil. It does not only slow the rate of hair falling out, but also help some men grow new hair. However, once one stops the medication, the process of growing hair stops.

 

Finasteride

This is a prescribed pill that can slow down the DHT production in your body. There are reported cases of men who regrow hair after using this pills, with claims it works better than Minoxidil, even. However, pregnant women should not use the product (the best shampoo for women’s hair loss may be more beneficial to them).

However, the same way Minoxidil works, Finasteride only works until you stop using it.

 

Is It A Scam: The Best Hair Mask For Hair Growth

 

What is the best hair mask for hair growth 

There are many products on the market that get advertised as the best hair mask for hair growth. The other ones are marketed as deep conditioners. However, if you give the ingredient list a glance, you would know that they might just be regular conditioners, in a smaller container with a ridiculous price tag.

It might sound like a cynical view to the cosmetics, but let’s be real about it. Loreal Damage Erasing Balm has been going around as the best hair mask for hair growth, and I actually love it, but the ingredients show that it is only slightly thicker in the formulation in comparison to my regular conditioner.

The key is that this “balm” provides more slip to the hair, therefore it makes detangling easier. Which is the length that it can go. Repairing damage? We’ve yet to see any noticeable changes with these products.

Like a lot of things in life, hair masks are not created equal. There are good ones that are formulated with all the good things in life, while other are just glycerin. Even when your hair feels softer and moist after using a hair product, that doesn’t mean that it got stronger.

There are many hair types, but all can get ugly if you don’t give it the proper care. With the best hair mask for hair growth, you can now cater your hair with the best treats it can get. Below are some recipes for DIY hair masks, too.

  1. For damaged hair

1 egg yolk + 2 tablespoons coconut oil + 1 tablespoon honey

  1. For curly hair

1 egg + 2 tablespoons mayonnaise + 1 tablespoon olive oil + 1 tablespoon honey

  1. For frizzy hair

1 banana sliced + 2 tablespoons yogurt + 1 tablespoon honey

  1. For oily hair

¼ cup of apple cider vinegar + 1 lemon juiced + 1 tablespoon

 

How to make the best hair mask for hair growth

  1. Combine ingredients in a blender, or with a whisk
  2. Apply to damp hair
  3. Let sit for 30 mins
  4. Wash out with the best shampoo for women’s hair loss and conditioner
  5. Apply once/week

 

Top 3 Best Hair Mask For Hair Growth

Hair fall is a big concern for both men and women alike. If you are having to deal with hair loss, then rest assured that the best hair mask for hair growth can help you.

As intense conditioners, the best hair mask for hair growth contains a lot of fatty acids and lipids, which can give the moisture back to your hair, and hence, protect it. When there is a lot of moisture, your hair cuticle stays closed. That means there will be less frizz, and your hair will fall out less.

 

Does hair mask make your hair fall out?

Some people concern that conditioners and hair masks cause hair to fall out. Actually, regular cleanse and condition will promote your hair to be healthier and grow quicker. A gentle shampoo can exfoliate your scalp to create the ideal environment for hair growth.  

Styling and environment are two of the factors that make your hair fall out. The best hair mask for hair growth will help with that by giving back to your hair the nutrients and condition it needs. It should be good as long as you use the good ones that don’t clog the hair follicles.

 

You can see results from the best hair mask for hair growth:

  • Instantly, because it will enhance the texture of your hair, making the whole head look thicker, fuller and livelier
  • In short, term, as your hair starts to fall out less and less because it is supported continuously
  • In long term, as new hair grows out because of the stimulation.

Generally, people suffering from hair loss should follow a full hair care regime with shampoo, serum, treatment and mask. Most hair salons offer a session with all of these steps. However, not everyone has the spare time and money to visit the salon every 3 days, so here is a list of the best hair mask for hair growth that you can use at home, in your free time.

 

Helpful tips to apply the best hair mask for hair growth:

  • Use the mask on washed hair only. Like the way you should apply face mask to a cleansed face, the hair mask will absorb better to cleansed strands
  • Part your hair into sections
  • Apply the mask from the roots to the tips of your hair
  • Use a shower cap to cover your hair, it gives the warmth that helps nutrients absorb better.
  • If your hair drips while having the mask on, tie it into a bun.

 

1.PURA d’Or Hair Loss Prevention Therapy Intense Moisturizing Masque, 12 Fluid Ounce

Comes from the famous hair restorer Pura D’or, this best hair mask for hair growth contains the signature ingredients from the company. It also offers an intense fragrance that will make your hair smells good for days.

Pros

  • Moisturizes hair instantly, making the strands thicker, sleeker and healthier with Amla and Meadowfoam Oils
  • Powerful botanical blend penetrates into hair follicles and strands, nourishing the hair from inside out, helping hair stays on your head longer.
  • Stop hair fall from breakage by blocking DHTs
  • Promote healthy hair growth, open follicles with Caffeine, Catalase, and Cayenne
  • Energizing the scalp and promote blood circulation
  • Discourage shedding even further with Apple Stem Cells

Cons

  • The fragrance can be too strong.

 

  1. Grow New Hair Treatment | The Best Way to Encourage Hair to Grow Faster Longer and Fuller with Less Breakage

With all natural ingredients and chocked full with oils that promote hair growth, this treatment is helpful for those with slow hair growth, thinning hair, breakage and damages or just went through a lot of chemicals.  

Pros

  • Soothe the scalp while nourishing it and opening the hair follicles
  • Stimulate blood circulation in the scalp, hence encourage hair growth
  • Strengthen existing hair to prevent them from falling out

Cons

  • Can be quite sticky to people with oily hair

  1. Women’s Rogaine Once-A-Day Foam, Four Month Supply

Rogaine is the most popular brand for the best product for women’s hair loss for a reason: it works. If nothing else can give the life back to your hair, then Rogaine is probably your best bet.

Pros

  • Proved by the FDA for hair growth
  • New hair grows as quick as one week
  • Formulated as foam, hence easier to apply
  • Need to use once daily only, so you can save a lot of time
  • Can style hair right after application.

Cons

  • Side effects include irritation of the scalp

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