- 1. Would you have sex with the last person you text messaged?
- 2. You talked to an ex today, correct?
- 3. Have you taken someones virginity?
- 4. Is trust a big issue for you?
- 5. Did you hang out with the person you like recently?
- 6. What are you excited for?
- 7. What happened tonight?
- 8. Do you think it’s disgusting when girls get really wasted?
- 9. Is confidence cute?
- 10. What is the last beverage you had?
- 11. How many people of the opposite sex do you fully trust?
- 12. Do you own a pair of skinny jeans?
- 13. What are you gonna do Saturday night?
- 14. What are you going to spend money on next?
- 15. Are you going out with the last person you kissed?
- 16. Do you think you’ll change in the next 3 months?
- 17. Who do you feel most comfortable talking to about anything?
- 18. The last time you felt broken?
- 19. Have you had sex today?
- 20. Are you starting to realize anything?
- 21. Are you in a good mood?
- 22. Would you ever want to swim with sharks?
- 23. Are your eyes the same color as your dad’s?
- 24. What do you want right this second?
- 25. What would you say if the person you love/like kissed another girl/boy?
- 26. Is your current hair color your natural hair color?
- 27. Would you be able to date someone who doesn’t make you laugh?
- 28. What was the last thing that made you laugh?
- 29. Do you really, truly miss someone right now?
- 30. Does everyone deserve a second chance?
- 31. Honestly, do you hate the last boy you were talking to?
- 32. Does the person you have feelings for right now, know you do?
- 33. Are you one of those people who never drinks soda?
- 34. Listening to?
- 35. Do you ever write in pencil anymore?
- 36. Do you know where the last person you kissed is?
- 37. Do you believe in love at first sight?
- 38. Who did you last call?
- 39. Who was the last person you danced with?
- 40. Why did you kiss the last person you kissed?
- 41. When was the last time you ate a cupcake?
- 42. Did you hug/kiss one of your parents today?
- 43. Ever embarrass yourself in front of a crush?
- 44. Do you tan in the nude?
- 45. If you could, would you take back your last kiss?
- 46. Did you talk to someone until you fell asleep last night?
- 47. Who was the last person to call you?
- 48. Do you sing in the shower?
- 49. Do you dance in the car?
- 50. Ever used a bow and arrow?
- 51. Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?
- 52. Do you think musicals are cheesy?
- 53. Is Christmas stressful?
- 54. Ever eat a pierogi?
- 55. Favorite type of fruit pie?
- 56. Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?
- 57. Do you believe in ghosts?
- 58. Ever have a Deja-vu feeling?
- 59. Take a vitamin daily?
- 60. Wear slippers?
- 61. Wear a bath robe?
- 62. What do you wear to bed?
- 63. First concert?
- 64. Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart?
- 65. Nike or Adidas?
- 66. Cheetos Or Fritos?
- 67. Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?
- 68. Favorite Taylor Swift song?
- 69. Ever take dance lessons?
- 70. Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?
- 71. Can you curl your tongue?
- 72. Ever won a spelling bee?
- 73. Have you ever cried because you were so happy?
- 74. What is your favorite book?
- 75. Do you study better with or without music?
- 76. Regularly burn incense?
- 77. Ever been in love?
- 78. Who would you like to see in concert?
- 79. What was the last concert you saw?
- 80. Hot tea or cold tea?
- 81. Tea or coffee?
- 82. Favorite type of cookie?
- 83. Can you swim well?
- 84. Can you hold your breath without holding your nose?
- 85. Are you patient?
- 86. DJ or band, at a wedding?
- 87. Ever won a contest?
- 88. Ever have plastic surgery?
- 89. Which are better black or green olives?
- 90. Opinions on sex before marriage?
- 91. Best room for a fireplace?
- 92. Do you want to get married?
- I'll answer whatever you ask guys
Yummy cranberry juice, apple, mandarins and pomegranate for breakfast :) #food #breakfast #yummy #fruit #raw
1) Boost your metabolism
Drinking green tea may increase your metabolism and reduce body fat and weight – it’ll also help to keep you hydrated, which is vital for maintaining a healthy metabolic rate.
2) More benefits than your diet cola
Think ‘diet’ means ‘better’? Think again. Guzzling diet versions of fizzy drinks can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes in women by a huge 60 per cent, according to a new study by the National Institute of Health and Medical Research in France. It’s thought that aspartame, the artificial sweetener used in diet soda, has a similar negative effect on blood glucose to the sucrose used in ordinary soft drinks. Swap your can of diet or regular cola for a cup of green tea for a beverage with serious benefits.
3) Reduce your risk of stroke
Sipping on a cup of green tea every day could slash the risk of stroke by up to a third, according to the latest large-scale study. We’ll pop the kettle on for that!
4) The fat-burner
This waist-trimming tea is crammed with antioxidants called catechins and just enough caffeine to give you a buzz without leaving you wired. A study published in the journal Obesity found that EGCG, a powerful compound in the brew, helped slow down weight gain.
5) Better runs
Brew up a cup of green tea for faster, longer runs. Research from Colorado State University found that the tea’s main antioxidant, EGCG, can improve your V02 max – a measure of how efficiently your body uses oxygen.
6) Memory aid
Green tea doesn’t just help your heart and ward off wrinkles. A pot of the fragrant brew can also help sharpen your memory. A study by the Third Military Medical University in China found EGCG also helps to improve cognitive function by boosting the generation of neural progenitor cells.
It’s said that the Aztec warriors used chia seeds as source of energy, and with a whole range of nutrients and a high fibre content packed into this tiny grain, it’s the ideal food to see you through long days. Chia seeds contain complete proteins, which help to keep your energy levels high, while the fibre keeps you fuller for longer. An added bonus? Chia contains more brain-boosting and cholesterol-regulating omega-3 than salmon!
How to use it: Sprinkle chia seeds on porridge, salads and yoghurt or use to thicken soups.
This sweet and significantly less smelly version of regular garlic boasts twice the antioxidants of the white stuff. It’s produced by fermenting a standard garlic bulb over several weeks, which makes the sugars and amino acids react to produce the trademark black colour. It also has a softer texture, sweeter taste and doesn’t leave you with bad breath. Winning!
How to use it: Exactly as you would normal garlic.
Kukicha twig tea
This refreshing tea, made with the twigs (rather than leaves) of the camellia plant, has all the antioxidant goodness of green tea. However, it has significantly less caffeine than your usual green brew, and about 90 per cent less caffeine than coffee, so it’s ideal if you’re trying to quit the caffeine habit. It also has a smokier flavour, which many people find more pleasant than bitter green tea.
How to use it: Drink as you would herbal tea.
This melon-like fruit is actually a relative of the cocoa family. Its thick skin safeguards its high vitamin and flavonoid content, which can help to bolster the immune system. Cupuacu (pronounced koo-pwa-sue) also has an energy boosting effect, but contains no caffeine.
How to use it: The pulp of the fruit is usually made into ice cream, juice or jam.
The baobab fruit, from the African tree of the same name, contains six times as much vitamin C as an orange, twice as much calcium as milk and it’s packed with antioxidants. Woah! It has an exotic flavour but it’s the tangy powder produced by the fruit naturally dehydrating in its shell that you’re most likely to find in health stores.
How to use it: Add the powder to smoothies, yoghurts and juice or add a little to cake and bread mixes.
This fleshy, brown fruit is about the size of a large tomato and is rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and dietary fibre. It’s native to South America and particularly high in the antioxidant polyphenol tannin, which has potential anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects. It also boasts a delicious caramel-like flavour.
How to use it: Wash, peel and deseed the fruit, then blend into smoothies or frozen yoghurt.
Rich in vitamins and an enzyme called nattokinase, this Japanese breakfast staple is thought to help prevent heart disease and strokes. The fermented soya beans are high in protein and a great source of tummy-friendly probiotics. Rich in both types of vitamin K as well as omega-3 fatty acids, natto could help to protect against bone loss and boost skin health.
How to use it: Natto has a strong cheesy flavour and a stringy consistency. It’s often served with soya sauce and mustard – eat it straight or with rice, spaghetti or omelettes.
Watch out, acai, this is one super-powered berry! Found in Patagonia, the maqui (pronounced ‘mah-kee’) berry has been used by the Mapuche people for its many and varied health benefits for years. Its high levels of anthocyanins and polyphenols are said to fight signs of ageing, aid weight loss and boost your immune system. Maqui berries also have one of the highest scores on the ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) scale, which measures the antioxidant capacities of food – and they taste sweet to boot!
How to use it: It’s most widely available in supplement form as capsules or as a powder.
Also known as wolf berries, the Asian goji berry has an array of health benefits. Packed with antioxidant phytonutrients, they are loaded with high doses of vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, vitamin C and vitamin E. Packing a punch in the mineral department too, goji berries contain more iron than spinach and a whopping 21 other trace minerals.
How to use it: Add Raw Living Goji Berries to breakfast cereals for a superfood-packed start to the day.
Dark chocolate ticks all the boxes for its high antioxidant content, but if you really want to take your diet up a notch, swap your 70 percent chocolate for raw cacao. Packed with health-boosting flavonoids, this guilty pleasure has a delicious chocolate-like aroma which satisfies sweet cravings.
How to use it: Raw cacao can be bought in powder form which can be used to make hot chocolate or dessert recipes. Cacao butter, which is derived from the oil released when cocoa nibs are pressed makes a good snack on toast and if you’re on the go then a raw chocolate bar is the perfect snack.
Targets butt and quads
Stand with back facing a chair (about 2 feet away), hands on hips, and bend left leg behind you to place top of foot on chair seat.Squat, bending right leg 90 degrees with knee over ankle. Make it harder: After each full squat, do a half squat, bending just 45 degrees.Do 15 to 20 reps. Switch legs and repeat. Do 2 to 3 sets.
Targets quads, hamstrings, and calves
Stand with feet hip-width apart with right side next to a chair, right hand holding seat back. Rise up onto toes (heels off floor) and bend knees 90 degrees as you lean torso back 45 degrees (so that body forms a straight line from knees to shoulders, abs tight.) Return to standing on toes. Do 2 to 3 sets of 15 to 20 reps.
Targets butt and quads
Stand with feet hip-width apart, fists in front of chest with elbows bent; lift right foot forward a few inches off floor, foot flexed. Squat, bending left knee 90 degrees, as you lift right leg to hip level in front of you. Make it easier: Let right heel hover close to floor. Do 15 to 20 reps, then switch sides and repeat. Do 2 to 3 sets.
Targets butt, quads, inner thighs, and hamstrings
Stand with feet wider than shoulder-width apart, toes turned out, holding handle of a single dumbbell vertically with both hands in front of chest (like a goblet), elbows bent out to sides. Squat, bending knees 90 degrees. Make it harder: Holding weight in place, jump up slightly as you rise out of squat, landing with knees soft. Do 2 to 3 sets of 15 to 20 reps.
Targets butt, quads, inner thighs, and hamstrings
Stand with feet hip-width apart, hands clasped in front of chest. Lunge forward with left leg (knees bent 90 degrees); return to start. Lunge left leg out to left, toes facing forward, and bend left knee 90 degrees. Return to start. Lunge backward with left leg to complete 1 rep. Repeat sequence with right leg. Do 2 to 3 sets of 15 to 20 reps, alternating sides.
Targets abs, butt, and hamstrings
Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, holding ends of a single dumbbell in each hand; bend elbows by sides to bring weight under chin. Keeping legs straight and maintaining arm position, press butt backward as you hinge forward at hips until back is near parallel to floor. Return to standing. Do 2 to 3 sets of 15 to 20 reps.
Single-Leg Dead Lift
Targets butt and hamstrings
Stand with feet hip-width apart, holding a dumbbell in each hand, palms facing front of thighs. Hinge forward at hips 90 degrees as you lift extended left leg behind you so that body is parallel to floor from head to left heel, arms hanging down. Return to start. Do 15 to 20 reps. Switch sides and repeat. Do 2 to 3 sets.
Targets butt and hamstrings
Lie faceup on floor, arms by sides, legs extended with heels pressing into a folded towel on floor. Slowly pull heels toward butt as you lift hips off floor until knees are bent 90 degrees and body forms a straight line from shoulders to knees. Slide legs forward to return to start. Do 2 to 3 sets of 15 to 20 reps.
Calf Raise Three Ways
Stand with balls of feet on bottom step of a staircase, heels hanging over edge, hands on hips. Turn toes inward. Lift heels high, then lower them slightly below level of step. Do 15 to 20 reps. Next, turn toes out 45 degrees; repeat. With toes forward, stand on left leg only, bending right leg behind you; repeat lifts. Do 15 to 20 reps. Switch legs; repeat. Do 2 to 3 sets of series.
Originally published in FITNESS magazine, March 2012.
Mix the strength moves here with short, high-energy bursts of cardio and you’ll boost your calorie burn by as much as 25 percent, blasting about 320 calories in 45 minutes.
Warm up: Do any form of moderate-intensity cardio (jogging, cycling, elliptical machine, stair stepper, etc.) for four minutes.
Intervals: Alternate one strength move with three minutes of cardio — try jumping rope, jogging in place, or quickly stepping up and down off a step bench. (To make it harder, lift your knees into your chest or raise both arms overhead while stepping.)
Cool down: After your last weight move, do four minutes of moderate-intensity cardio.
1. Diagonal Extension
Targets: Quads, Outer Thighs, Core, and Shoulders
Hold a 3- to 5-pound dumbbell in right hand, elbow bent, at shoulder height with palm facing floor. Lift left foot a few inches out to side, toes on floor and heel raised. Bring left knee to hip height while lowering right arm diagonally across body to outside of left knee. Hold for 1 count, then lower leg and lift arm in 8 counts to start. Do 8 to 12 times; switch sides and repeat.
2. Bridge Flye
Targets: Chest, Core, Triceps, Shoulders, and Hamstrings
Lie faceup on floor with knees bent, feet hip-width apart, holding an 8- to 12-pound dumbbell in each hand, arms extended above shoulders, palms facing in. Lift your glutes and lower back off the floor. Bend elbows, lowering arms in 8 slow counts until upper arm lightly touches floor, then press back up in 2 counts.
3. Suspended Bridge
Targets: Core, Triceps, Biceps, Shoulders, Glutes, and Hamstrings
Sit on floor with heels on top of a stability ball, knees bent into chest and palms on floor under shoulders, fingertips pointing toward feet (not shown). Tighten abs and press hips up off floor, rolling ball forward; keep head up and chin forward. Hold for 1 count, keeping chest pressed toward ceiling. Lower hips and roll ball back toward body in 8 counts. Do 8 to 12 reps.
4. Balance Lift
Targets: Shoulders, Glutes, Quads, and Core
Hold a 3- to 5-pound dumbbell in your left hand, palm facing behind you (not shown). Lean forward slightly from hips, lifting left foot about 6 inches off floor.Place right hand on hip with abs engaged. Keeping left leg raised, lift left arm up directly above shoulder and over head. Lower in 8 counts to start. Do 6 to 8 reps; switch sides and repeat.
Targets: Upper and Middle Back, Shoulders, Biceps, and Core
Lie facedown on ball, holding a 3- to 5-pound dumbbell in each hand; keep feet slightly wider than hip-width apart. Straighten arms next to head, palms facing in; lift chest off the ball, slightly arching back (not shown). Sweep arms behind body until elbows are at waist, palms forward. Hold for 1 count, then take 8 counts to return to start.
6. Roll and Curl
Targets: Inner Thighs, Glutes, Quads, Core, and Biceps
Stand with left knee bent, left toe on top of a stability ball, holding an 8- to 10-pound dumbbell in each hand (not shown). Straighten left leg out to the side, rolling the ball away from your body; at the same time, curl weights toward shoulders. Take 8 counts to roll back to starting position.
Do 6 to 8 reps; switch legs and repeat
7. Hip Twist
Targets: Glutes, Outer Hips, and Core
Lie with right side over ball, legs extended and right palm on floor, balancing weight on right hand and outside of right foot. Place left hand on hip and stack left leg directly over right (not shown). Lift left leg to hip height. At top of movement, rotate leg, turning toes up. Keep leg rotated as you lower in 8 counts. Rotate leg back to start. Do 8 to 12 reps; switch sides and repeat.
Let me know I will post them over the weekend :)
I’m sorry for not posting a lot this month, but I am moving in with my friend next week so I was busy with that. I will try to post more this week!
Love you all!!
#sugar #sugarfree #health