Use a hot glue gun to plug the hole on bathtub toys. No more gross tub toys! -This is GENIUS!!! Totally never would have thought of this. by madge
madge
madge Use a hot glue gun to plug the hole on bathtub toys. No more gross tub toys! -This is GENIUS!!! Totally never would have thought of this.
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8 Genius Ways to Use Veggies You Never Would Have Thought Of | Women's Health Magazine by whaley1254
whaley1254
whaley1254 8 Genius Ways to Use Veggies You Never Would Have Thought Of | Women's Health Magazine
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Another use for your glue gun: Plug up those holes in your bath toys so they don’t get all moldy. | 33 Genius Hacks Guaranteed To Make A Parent's Job Easier by ernestine
ernestine
ernestine Another use for your glue gun: Plug up those holes in your bath toys so they don’t get all moldy. | 33 Genius Hacks Guaranteed To Make A Parent's Job Easier
home improvement
8 Genius Ways to Use Veggies You Never Would Have Thought Of | Women's Health Magazine... Maybe I'll actually eat them this way. by jen.wic.56
jen.wic.56
jen.wic.56 8 Genius Ways to Use Veggies You Never Would Have Thought Of | Women's Health Magazine... Maybe I'll actually eat them this way.
food
Why have I never thought of this before??? No more toys and shampoo everywhere :) by madge
madge
madge Why have I never thought of this before??? No more toys and shampoo everywhere :)
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Cute book ends -would have never thought to use this. by tamra
tamra
tamra Cute book ends -would have never thought to use this.
Wedding Ideas...Misc
I have this ikat fabric on a chair that I made. Would have never thought to use it on a lampshade! by marcy
marcy
marcy I have this ikat fabric on a chair that I made. Would have never thought to use it on a lampshade!
lovely things to wear
GENIUS!  Clothes keep slipping off plastic hangers? Use a hot glue gun to apply a zig zag pattern on the arms of your plastic hangers to by Lisajjoy
Lisajjoy
Lisajjoy GENIUS! Clothes keep slipping off plastic hangers? Use a hot glue gun to apply a zig zag pattern on the arms of your plastic hangers to
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Jewelry storage - super cute! I would have never thought to use drawer pulls. by earnestine
earnestine
earnestine Jewelry storage - super cute! I would have never thought to use drawer pulls.
Just for Fun
Make-up magnet board. [ never in a million years would have thought about that! but kinda a really cute idea! & makes it totally easy by tamra
tamra
tamra Make-up magnet board. [ never in a million years would have thought about that! but kinda a really cute idea! & makes it totally easy
Wedding Ideas...Misc
Salmon BLTs with Lemon-Dill Mayo.  I would have never thought to use Salmon in my BLT!  Would swap greek yogurt for the mayo. by delia
delia
delia Salmon BLTs with Lemon-Dill Mayo. I would have never thought to use Salmon in my BLT! Would swap greek yogurt for the mayo.
home sweet home.
Use laundry basket as toddler seat in bath tub. Helps keep them from hitting head on hard tub, and keeps toys from floating out of reach. Cannot believe I’ve never thought of this. by sally tb
sally tb
sally tb Use laundry basket as toddler seat in bath tub. Helps keep them from hitting head on hard tub, and keeps toys from floating out of reach. Cannot believe I’ve never thought of this.
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Take a pair of on SALE shoes ( flats) Buttons from craft store, hot glue gun ( for impatient crafters.. ) or Needle/ Thread ( last longer.. if you have the patience to do it! ) (: I would be a definite hot glue gun girl... or super glue.. depends on the shoe? (:  (I love this! They will go with anything!) by myriam581
myriam581
myriam581 Take a pair of on SALE shoes ( flats) Buttons from craft store, hot glue gun ( for impatient crafters.. ) or Needle/ Thread ( last longer.. if you have the patience to do it! ) (: I would be a definite hot glue gun girl... or super glue.. depends on the shoe? (: (I love this! They will go with anything!)
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Place value activities to do with "The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs". I would have never thought to use this book to teach place value. by Selkie~gal
Selkie~gal
Selkie~gal Place value activities to do with "The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs". I would have never thought to use this book to teach place value.
Nature & Animals
DIY tufted bench - Omg I would have never thought to use an old table for something like this! Perfect for a closet or changing room! by O'SukaFish
O'SukaFish
O'SukaFish DIY tufted bench - Omg I would have never thought to use an old table for something like this! Perfect for a closet or changing room!
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Clothes keep slipping off plastic hangers? Use a hot glue gun to apply a zig zag pattern on the arms of your plastic hangers to prevent all your wide-necked shirts from falling off. Genius! by aileen
aileen
aileen Clothes keep slipping off plastic hangers? Use a hot glue gun to apply a zig zag pattern on the arms of your plastic hangers to prevent all your wide-necked shirts from falling off. Genius!
loveliness
I would have never thought to use cute baskets & wall mounting brackets together! Good idea for swimsuits & leggings/tights by millicent
millicent
millicent I would have never thought to use cute baskets & wall mounting brackets together! Good idea for swimsuits & leggings/tights
Crafty ideas and inspiration
I would still do a quick sew across the velcro - I never have much luck with hot glue and fabrics that are pulled on all the time. by hazel
hazel
hazel I would still do a quick sew across the velcro - I never have much luck with hot glue and fabrics that are pulled on all the time.
Many Cats
Make Your Own Dry Shampoo - 40 DIY Beauty Hacks That Are Borderline Genius.. This works great if you have lighter colored hair. If you have darker hair use a glue gun to seal some of the holes so you don't get as much out. Then, once in the hair make sure to massage in before you add more by PearForTheTeacher
PearForTheTeacher
PearForTheTeacher Make Your Own Dry Shampoo - 40 DIY Beauty Hacks That Are Borderline Genius.. This works great if you have lighter colored hair. If you have darker hair use a glue gun to seal some of the holes so you don't get as much out. Then, once in the hair make sure to massage in before you add more
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I would have loved this as a kid!! I'm totally doing this in Skylar's play room! I'll probably use it more than her, lol! by elizabeth
elizabeth
elizabeth I would have loved this as a kid!! I'm totally doing this in Skylar's play room! I'll probably use it more than her, lol!
Inspired Home
18 Headache Remedies- to get rid of headache pain & pressure.    #1 TOTALLY works for me    #7 is a great idea, but I'd only use fermented cod liver oil    # 17  - Who would have thought???? by cathy.h.dillard
cathy.h.dillard
cathy.h.dillard 18 Headache Remedies- to get rid of headache pain & pressure. #1 TOTALLY works for me #7 is a great idea, but I'd only use fermented cod liver oil # 17 - Who would have thought????
great idea!!
No Need Of Spoil: Cloth Diaper Inserts Tutorial. Great DIY tutorial for cloth diaper inserts (I would have NEVER thought to use microfiber from the automotive department for the insides!) by allyson
allyson
allyson No Need Of Spoil: Cloth Diaper Inserts Tutorial. Great DIY tutorial for cloth diaper inserts (I would have NEVER thought to use microfiber from the automotive department for the insides!)
it's a hair thing
Place value activities to do with "The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs". I would have never thought to use this book to teach place value. Great for lower elementary. by delia
delia
delia Place value activities to do with "The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs". I would have never thought to use this book to teach place value. Great for lower elementary.
home sweet home.
I would have never thought to use cute baskets  wall mounting brackets together! Good idea for swimsuits  leggings/tights...could do this anywhere for-the-home by sandra Hunt
sandra Hunt
sandra Hunt I would have never thought to use cute baskets wall mounting brackets together! Good idea for swimsuits leggings/tights...could do this anywhere for-the-home
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Never would have thought! Emergency toilet use without flush ability. remove water. Line pot with trash bag. Have a pail of wood ash, quicklime, kitty litter or sawdust available so that after each duty is done, the offender can sprinkle a liberal amount over it. This will keep the stench down. by janna
janna
janna Never would have thought! Emergency toilet use without flush ability. remove water. Line pot with trash bag. Have a pail of wood ash, quicklime, kitty litter or sawdust available so that after each duty is done, the offender can sprinkle a liberal amount over it. This will keep the stench down.
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I would try: Mini wooden letters, use the exact same idea, maybe add some cotton balls & felt for texture, hot glue a mini Santa hat on some of the more "edge-ier" letters, and use a satin or silk ribbon to hang up for decorating ;) by robyn
robyn
robyn I would try: Mini wooden letters, use the exact same idea, maybe add some cotton balls & felt for texture, hot glue a mini Santa hat on some of the more "edge-ier" letters, and use a satin or silk ribbon to hang up for decorating ;)
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Curtain Rod Frame Display (with some of my fav Chas pics!). Materials: curtain rod ($4 at Christmas Tree Shop), 3 frames (Dollar Tree), ribbon, hot glue gun, 6 thumbtacks. Cut your ribbon into strips and glue the loose ends together, then glue them on to the back of your frames. I reinforced mine with thumbtacks through the wood. Then loop the ribbons through the curtain rod and your frames will be hanging. Use more ribbon- I chose white to blend in with the walls- to hang the rod on some nails. Make sure you measure everything for symmetry! by farrahkenny
farrahkenny
farrahkenny Curtain Rod Frame Display (with some of my fav Chas pics!). Materials: curtain rod ($4 at Christmas Tree Shop), 3 frames (Dollar Tree), ribbon, hot glue gun, 6 thumbtacks. Cut your ribbon into strips and glue the loose ends together, then glue them on to the back of your frames. I reinforced mine with thumbtacks through the wood. Then loop the ribbons through the curtain rod and your frames will be hanging. Use more ribbon- I chose white to blend in with the walls- to hang the rod on some nails. Make sure you measure everything for symmetry!
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Was not every child meant to feel innocence? Was not every child meant to feel the warmth and the beauty that I felt that day for a mere hour before we strategically plotted against the ones who were to lead us away from my innocence.  If we all walk deeper into these woods together the fear may not take us all. It may only just take a few. But the few that it does take it will make us stronger. It will give me wrinkles....I never thought it was possible for such a young child to develop these crows feet.  The ones taking away our innocence are giving  the flawless white rabbits matted hair, but I will brush it and we will walk on.  And when the few birds drop from the gun shots fired we will not cower with so much fear as we would if we were alone....no. we will just wipe the blood from their wings and shut their eyes. Use their blood to make our cheeks look like we have a bit of life left in us....and keep going. Stay right by me. Keep my shred of innocence okay, Fox? Okay he says.   If they strike us give them no satisfaction is our agreement. And it's our agreement throughout our whole journey through the woods.   As time has past and I realize death is upon us all and my innocence was never intended to be kept safe forever...I see a light shine through the dark woods and a shout of that beauty I spoke of so long ago...a man of fear behind me shot Fox in desperation....to prove his control of a situation never controlled.   A girl never meant for innocence spat in his face, picked up her friends body, and ran towards freedom. by ririi
ririi
ririi Was not every child meant to feel innocence? Was not every child meant to feel the warmth and the beauty that I felt that day for a mere hour before we strategically plotted against the ones who were to lead us away from my innocence. If we all walk deeper into these woods together the fear may not take us all. It may only just take a few. But the few that it does take it will make us stronger. It will give me wrinkles....I never thought it was possible for such a young child to develop these crows feet. The ones taking away our innocence are giving the flawless white rabbits matted hair, but I will brush it and we will walk on. And when the few birds drop from the gun shots fired we will not cower with so much fear as we would if we were alone....no. we will just wipe the blood from their wings and shut their eyes. Use their blood to make our cheeks look like we have a bit of life left in us....and keep going. Stay right by me. Keep my shred of innocence okay, Fox? Okay he says. If they strike us give them no satisfaction is our agreement. And it's our agreement throughout our whole journey through the woods. As time has past and I realize death is upon us all and my innocence was never intended to be kept safe forever...I see a light shine through the dark woods and a shout of that beauty I spoke of so long ago...a man of fear behind me shot Fox in desperation....to prove his control of a situation never controlled. A girl never meant for innocence spat in his face, picked up her friends body, and ran towards freedom.
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They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & Sold to the tannery.......if you had to do this to survive you were "Piss Poor"  But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn't even afford to buy a pot......they "didn't have a pot to piss in" & were the lowest of the low  The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500s:  Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June.. However, since they were starting to smell . ...... . Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting Married.  Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water!"  Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof... Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs."  There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence.  The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, "Dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way. Hence: a thresh hold.  In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire.. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme: Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old. Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "bring home the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and chew the fat.  Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.  Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust.  Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would Sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial.. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a wake.  England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive... So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, saved by the bell or was considered a dead ringer.  And that's the truth....Now, whoever said History was boring by NoelleGarcia
NoelleGarcia
NoelleGarcia They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & Sold to the tannery.......if you had to do this to survive you were "Piss Poor" But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn't even afford to buy a pot......they "didn't have a pot to piss in" & were the lowest of the low The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500s: Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June.. However, since they were starting to smell . ...... . Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting Married. Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water!" Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof... Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs." There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence. The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, "Dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way. Hence: a thresh hold. In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire.. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme: Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old. Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "bring home the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and chew the fat. Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous. Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust. Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would Sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial.. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a wake. England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive... So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, saved by the bell or was considered a dead ringer. And that's the truth....Now, whoever said History was boring
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From the source of the picture, the blogger writes: The founder of the gulabis is the fearless Sampat Pal Devi, 40, who was married off at the age of 12 to an ice-cream vendor and had the first of her five children at 15. The gulabis, whose members say they are a “gang for justice,” started in 2006 as a sisterhood of sorts that looked out for victims of domestic abuse, a problem the United Nations estimates affects two in three married Indian women. Named after their hot-pink sari uniforms, the gang paid visits to abusive husbands and demanded they stop the beatings. When obstinate men refused to listen, the gulabis would return with large bamboo sticks called laathis and “persuade” them to change their ways. “When I go around with a stick, it’s to make men fear me. I don’t always use it, but it helps change the mind of men who think they are more powerful than me” says Pal. She has assumed the rank of commander in chief and has appointed district commanders across seven districts in Bundelkhand to help coordinate the gang’s efforts.    Pal’s group now has more than 20,000 members, and the number is growing.    As an Canadian, I know I have no right to ever comment on another’s culture.    But as a human being, this is one of the most bad ass things I’ve seen and read. by joann
joann
joann From the source of the picture, the blogger writes: The founder of the gulabis is the fearless Sampat Pal Devi, 40, who was married off at the age of 12 to an ice-cream vendor and had the first of her five children at 15. The gulabis, whose members say they are a “gang for justice,” started in 2006 as a sisterhood of sorts that looked out for victims of domestic abuse, a problem the United Nations estimates affects two in three married Indian women. Named after their hot-pink sari uniforms, the gang paid visits to abusive husbands and demanded they stop the beatings. When obstinate men refused to listen, the gulabis would return with large bamboo sticks called laathis and “persuade” them to change their ways. “When I go around with a stick, it’s to make men fear me. I don’t always use it, but it helps change the mind of men who think they are more powerful than me” says Pal. She has assumed the rank of commander in chief and has appointed district commanders across seven districts in Bundelkhand to help coordinate the gang’s efforts. Pal’s group now has more than 20,000 members, and the number is growing. As an Canadian, I know I have no right to ever comment on another’s culture. But as a human being, this is one of the most bad ass things I’ve seen and read.
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1. Drink one glass of water every hour. It will make you feel full. 2. Drink ice cold water. Your body will burn calories just getting the water to a normal temperature to digest. Also it is great for your complexion. 3. Drink 3 cups of green tea daily. It will help boost your metabolism, plus its anti-oxidants make your skin look great. 4. Take vitamins daily. Do not take vitamins on an empty stomache, otherwise they have nothing to catalyze with. 5. Eat ice or gum when hungry. This will make your body think it had food without the calories. 6. Eat spicy foods. They raise your metabolism. 7. Take cold showers because your body will burn calories to heat you back up. 8. Brush your teeth so you won’t be tempted to eat afterwards. 9. Wear a rubberband around your wrist. Snap it when you want to eat. 10. Use smaller plates and utensils so it seems like you ate more. 11. Chew each bite of food thoroughly and then take a sip of water between bites. You will feel full quicker and will not eat as much. 12. Sleep at least six hours a day. If you get less than six this can lower your metabolism by 15%. 13. If you start to feel hungry do sit ups. 14. Pamper yourself! Give yourself a facial, paint your nails, anything to make you feel pretty. 15. Keep track of everything you eat to manage your weight better. 16. Keep good posture, burns 10% more calories when you sit up straight. 17. Make a list of all the “bad” foods that you crave and tend to binge on. Each day, pick one to take out of your diet that you cannot eat again. Take one off the list each day until there are no more bad foods you can have. 17. Avoid alcohol! A shot of liquor has 100-120 calories, a glass of wine has 80 calories, a lite beer has 110-120 calories, and a regular beer has 140-170 calories. 18. Avoid eating anything bigger than about a cup, your stomach will expand and then you’ll get hungry more. 19. The smell of coffee is thought to supress appetite. 20. Wear applied lip gloss. It makes you more aware of what’s going in your mouth. Also, flavored ones may help with cravings. 21. Have 6 small meals a day. 22. Low calorie hot chocolate curbs chocolate cravings, and makes you feel full. 23. Take a picture of yourself wearing a bathing suit or something equally important to you, look at it before you want to eat. 24. It takes 20 minutes for the brain to realize the stomach is full. 25. Eat lots of fiber. It makes you feel full and takes fat with it out of your body. The natural cleansing helps improve both your energy level and overall feeling of wellness. 26. Before you dig into that cake, bag of chips, candy, or whatever, take a deep breath and count to 100. Usually by the time you get to 100 you will have coninced yourself that you don’t really want it. 27. Celery actually burns calories. Every hour eat a stalk of it. Not only will it fill you up, but it will also get your metabolism kickin’. 28. Read the nutritional information. Remember, fat-free does not mean calorie-free. 29. Keep an eye on fiber content. Get as much fiber into your diet as you can, while cutting fat and calories. 30. Don’t eat a lot at once. Spread your food throughout the day. This will help to avoid binging and keep your metabolism going. 31. Avoid alchohol. 32. Do not eat in front of the computer or TV. This distracts you from recognizing you’re full. 33. Stay away from Slim-fast and other so-called “healthy” candy bars and shakes… one look at the nutition facts will tell you why. Save yourself the money, and the calories. Buy yourself some flowers instead -- they make you happy. 34. When having cravings try drinking a tall, icy glass of water with slices of lemons or oranges -- sometimes what you think is hunger is really thirst. 35. Remember, an occasional binge doesn’t hurt, in fact it’s quite beneficial if you have reached a plateau (stopped losing weight). Just don’t binge too regularly! and finally, 36. Love and respect yourself and your body. by Annika.L
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Annika.L 1. Drink one glass of water every hour. It will make you feel full. 2. Drink ice cold water. Your body will burn calories just getting the water to a normal temperature to digest. Also it is great for your complexion. 3. Drink 3 cups of green tea daily. It will help boost your metabolism, plus its anti-oxidants make your skin look great. 4. Take vitamins daily. Do not take vitamins on an empty stomache, otherwise they have nothing to catalyze with. 5. Eat ice or gum when hungry. This will make your body think it had food without the calories. 6. Eat spicy foods. They raise your metabolism. 7. Take cold showers because your body will burn calories to heat you back up. 8. Brush your teeth so you won’t be tempted to eat afterwards. 9. Wear a rubberband around your wrist. Snap it when you want to eat. 10. Use smaller plates and utensils so it seems like you ate more. 11. Chew each bite of food thoroughly and then take a sip of water between bites. You will feel full quicker and will not eat as much. 12. Sleep at least six hours a day. If you get less than six this can lower your metabolism by 15%. 13. If you start to feel hungry do sit ups. 14. Pamper yourself! Give yourself a facial, paint your nails, anything to make you feel pretty. 15. Keep track of everything you eat to manage your weight better. 16. Keep good posture, burns 10% more calories when you sit up straight. 17. Make a list of all the “bad” foods that you crave and tend to binge on. Each day, pick one to take out of your diet that you cannot eat again. Take one off the list each day until there are no more bad foods you can have. 17. Avoid alcohol! A shot of liquor has 100-120 calories, a glass of wine has 80 calories, a lite beer has 110-120 calories, and a regular beer has 140-170 calories. 18. Avoid eating anything bigger than about a cup, your stomach will expand and then you’ll get hungry more. 19. The smell of coffee is thought to supress appetite. 20. Wear applied lip gloss. It makes you more aware of what’s going in your mouth. Also, flavored ones may help with cravings. 21. Have 6 small meals a day. 22. Low calorie hot chocolate curbs chocolate cravings, and makes you feel full. 23. Take a picture of yourself wearing a bathing suit or something equally important to you, look at it before you want to eat. 24. It takes 20 minutes for the brain to realize the stomach is full. 25. Eat lots of fiber. It makes you feel full and takes fat with it out of your body. The natural cleansing helps improve both your energy level and overall feeling of wellness. 26. Before you dig into that cake, bag of chips, candy, or whatever, take a deep breath and count to 100. Usually by the time you get to 100 you will have coninced yourself that you don’t really want it. 27. Celery actually burns calories. Every hour eat a stalk of it. Not only will it fill you up, but it will also get your metabolism kickin’. 28. Read the nutritional information. Remember, fat-free does not mean calorie-free. 29. Keep an eye on fiber content. Get as much fiber into your diet as you can, while cutting fat and calories. 30. Don’t eat a lot at once. Spread your food throughout the day. This will help to avoid binging and keep your metabolism going. 31. Avoid alchohol. 32. Do not eat in front of the computer or TV. This distracts you from recognizing you’re full. 33. Stay away from Slim-fast and other so-called “healthy” candy bars and shakes… one look at the nutition facts will tell you why. Save yourself the money, and the calories. Buy yourself some flowers instead -- they make you happy. 34. When having cravings try drinking a tall, icy glass of water with slices of lemons or oranges -- sometimes what you think is hunger is really thirst. 35. Remember, an occasional binge doesn’t hurt, in fact it’s quite beneficial if you have reached a plateau (stopped losing weight). Just don’t binge too regularly! and finally, 36. Love and respect yourself and your body.
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