5 Actionable Tips to Control Your Weight in winters

It may be time for us to pick away out vacation wardrobe and ditch our swimming costumes for scarfs but that doesn’t mean we should pack away our gym gear for another year. Staying fit and keeping away from comfort food during the winter months is difficult.

Need a helping hand to stay motivated during the colder months? Here are my tops tips for keeping trim during the winters:

1. Stay Hydrated

Lose weight easily by topping up your water bottle regularly. Water is one of the easiest ways to shed pounds and it can also improve the appearance of your skin and hair.

Health experts have found that drinking water can boost metabolism by 24-30% over a period of 1-1.5 hours. This means that the more water you drink the more calories you are likely to burn.

It is also recommended that you drink water before you eat as drinking a half litre (17 oz.) of water about a half an hour before a meal means that diets will stay fuller longer.

2. Stay Warm with Green Tea

We love to finish off our day with a hot drink during the winter months. If you are looking to cut out all over the sugar from unhealthy drinks like hot chocolate, then make sure you are subsidising it with something like green tea.

green tea

Green tea is much like coffee as it has so many benefits, one of them being weight loss! Although these is a small amounts of caffeine in green tea it loaded with powerful antioxidants called catechins. Catechin are an excellent source for weight loss as they are believed to work in sync with the caffeine to enhance fat burning.

3. Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil has been a wonder food for ages. Not only is Coconut oil very healthy but many people use it to improve the condition of their hair.

Coconut oil is very effective as it is high in special fats called medium chain triglycerides, which are metabolized differently than other fats.

By cooking with coconut oil you could be boosting your metabolism by 120 calories per day! Coconut oil can also be very filling and it will reduce your appetite.

If you are aiming for weight loss and considering adding coconut oil to your diet, remember, coconut is a replacement for your current cooking oils – stay clear of bad fats!

4. Mix up Your Exercise Routine

Make sure that you are having a variation of exercise and diet. If you are losing weight, then you are probably losing muscle! Muscle loss is often linked to metabolic slowdown.

The best way to mix up your cardio sessions is to lift weights. By including resistance exercise, like lifting weights, into your training will keep your metabolism high, and prevent you from losing precious muscle mass.

5. Cut Down On Carbs

This is an important factor of any weight loss regime especially in winter time! It is seriously important that you reduce carb intake when trying to keep your figure over the winter months.

Figures have displayed that refined carbs can spike blood sugar rapidly, which means that the consumer is more likely to be hungry and crave fatty foods. If you are going to eat foods which are carbohydrate based, make sure that they are made with natural fibre.

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Lavatory Envy

Brass, Car­rara mar­ble, sub­way tiles (the old-looking ones), warm woods, indus­trial light­ing… Jeff and Jason’s home-away-from-Brooklyn was fea­tured on Design­Sponge yes­ter­day, and I must say – these dudes did their bath­room right. I am quite envi­ous. Reminds me of one of my favorite places, not just for the liba­tions but for their authen­ti­cally indus­trial design: Schiller’s Liquor Bar. For comparison’s sake, here is Jeff & Jason’s bath­room, more pho­tos plus Schiller’s after the jump.


And Schiller’s (pho­to from our last trip to the city):


Sorry for the iPhone images at first. Above is the com­mu­nal wash area, a gate­way to the men’s and women’s toilets.

Hexa­gon tiles, brass and iron, porce­lain; FML… indus­trial makes my heart pound.

Ugh. F’ing gor­geous doors. And hand-painted lettering.

The plumb­ing and pipe work makes me feel like an early 20th cen­tury fac­tory employee. I’d bet­ter get my digital-camera-phone-from-the-future out of the bath­room and get back to my sewing machine before I lose my lunch.

Kris Jenner Style Inspiration

Weak­ness: Keep­ing Up With The Kar­dashi­ans. Strength: Style tips from the Kardashian/Jenner girls.

I do have a slightly glam side, and some­times I feel indul­gent and want sparkley dia­mond ear­rings – like the Loren Jew­elry 14k gold/16k pave dia­mond ones Kris Jen­ner wears on KUWTK which are OOMPR (out of my price range) at over $12k.


Above is Kris in her fab­u­lous jew­els, and below is a gor­geous pair at Ross-Simons which are also 14k gold and black rhodium ster­ling sil­ver with 7.25k dia­monds for $2500 (on sale today! $1871! hurry!). Thank you purse­fo­rum for the guid­ance in help­ing me find a knock­off ear­ring. Tell me, do you think these are a good option-for-a-girl-on-a-budget?