How To Survive New Years Eve


It's a fact few people care to admit, but New Years Eve is one of the most over rated and stress induced dates in the calender. The only way to be able to survive it is with forward planning. Spontaneity collapses on New Year's Eve as most drinking holes and clubs have cottoned on to this 'event' and sell tickets in advance, so here are our options for you! 


Plan ahead and get all your friends to buy tickets for the same place on the night and go together. Or avoid hassles and debates by giving them all tickets to the venue that you want to go to for Christmas. Sneaky yes! 


Glam up and if you're feeling energetic throw a dinner party. 

 
Book a Cottage or go abroad. 


Or you can watch the obligatory reruns on television, make a list of New Years Resolutions, stay up to hear Big Ben and go to bed sober. Wake up fresh as a daisy and ready to  start the New Year as you mean to go on: hitting the sales. 

Macro Monday - 170!

WE ARE BACK BITCHES!

Macro Monday Time!


lol



oh well.



 You go Kris.


lol Kelsey




Lorde retweeted it. Lols. 
 

haha



My kind of Valentine



Cher's tweets give me life.
 


 Taco Bell tweets also do.



 lols

 I like their reasoning.


Me at Uni


Lols. 

Till next week!

Weight Loss tips!




We think everyone should feel good in their body, but sometimes we do need to drop a few pounds, for health, well being, or just to feel better about ourselves and there isn't anything wrong with that!

But there is an issue with wanting to be 'skinny' Generally when people talk about skinny people they are thinking about people with an ectomorphic body type. These people have little fat, little muscle and a delicate bone structure. Ectomorphs are either naturally skinny or it is straightforward for them to get skinny, e.g. Taylor Swift and Eva Mendes respectively. However, there are two other body types. Mesomorphs naturally build muscle and can gain fat quickly, but also lose fat relatively easy. Examples include Anna Kournikova, Janet Jackson and Jessica Biel. Endomorphic people have a body type that means they struggle to control the body fat percentage and have to work really hard at losing weight. Beyonce and Scarlett Johansson are endomorphs. Each of these three body types gains and loses weight with varying levels of ease. When planning to drop lbs remember:
  • The ease or difficulty with which it takes to get slimmer will depend on your body type.
  • What getting slimmer means to you should depend on your body type. If you have an endomorphic body your slim goal should not be Kate Moss, Eva Mendes or Taylor Swift (ectomorphs), but someone with an endomorphic body build.
  • Being realistic means that you will achieve your goals and drop the fat, get rid of the wobbly bits and have a firm, lean body like Scarlett Johansson, Beyonce or Jennifer Lopez. The same goes for the other body types. Are you a mesomorph? Jessica Biel, Jennifer Garner and Jennifer Aniston are great examples. Determine your body type and find out who your weight loss role model is. You CAN get slim; just remember that it should mean different things to different people.
Healthiness trumps being thin. Therefore, your first and overriding goal should be to maintain or improve health. Your goal to get slimmer should come second. Ensure that all your plans are consistent with this principle.
 
 

HOW TO GET SKINNY TIPS

1. Determine your body type and choose a realistic role model. You can use the body type calculator to help you.

2. Determine and keep track of your body fat percentage. Ensure that you maintain a healthy level of body fat. Too little body fat can be just a dangerous as too much body fat, especially for women and even more so for young women. Ideally you should get your body fat percentage measured professionally. To get a ROUGH idea you can use the body fat calculator– but still get measured!

3. Determine your ideal weight based on your body type.

4. Create a calorie deficit by lowering your caloric intake by 15 – 20% below what you normally need to maintain your weight. You can use the calorie calculator to find out your calorie needs. Steer clear of crash dieting and extremely low calorie intakes to avoid triggering your starvation protection mechanism.

5. Zig-zag calorie intake (calorie rotation), i.e. change your calorie intake every few days. For example, you can have 3 low calorie days followed by 1 higher calorie day. This will keep your body guessing, avoid weight loss plateaus and reduces the likelihood of cheating.

6. Eat 5 – 6 small meals throughout the day to keep your metabolism high and to avoid cheating.




7. Cardiovascular exercise is an absolute requirement. If you want to get slim and toned, and avoid looking flabby, you have to exercise. Exercise will increase the calorie deficit you have created through diet to increase weight loss and also creates a better body. Dieting gets rid of fat, but it does not create a stunning body – exercise does. Exercise will improve muscle tone and increase your metabolism. The boost in metabolism is important, because dieting DECREASES metabolism. Exercise will help counteract that decrease, as well as improve your cardiovascular fitness and general health. Try a weight loss exercise plan based around cardio.

8. To get slim and look great you need to do resistance training. Dieting usually causes loss of muscle mass, which decreases metabolism, as muscle is metabolically active. Therefore, resistance training will help stave off the loss of muscle that usually occurs and increase metabolism. It is muscle that gives the body a healthy, shapely and tight contour. For example, anyone with nice legs also has to have great leg muscles, which gives those legs shape; otherwise they look unhealthy, shapeless and wobbly.



9. Learn how to run. Running is an excellent to get, fit and fabulous. It is a guaranteed way to get slim fast. Try a beginners running program.

10. Add HIIT (high-intensity interval training) to your exercise routine. This is a sure-fire way to blast fat and get skinny. It is a weight loss magic bullet. HIIT involves short bouts of intense exercise separated by short periods of recovery. In all HIIT only lasts about 20 minutes. However, studies suggest it is more effective than a steady-state 40-minute workout. Your metabolism stays elevated for up to 24 hours afterwards. Research also shows that HIIT may burn up to 9x more fat than regular exercise. HIIT works best when you mix it up with traditional cardio. For example, if you exercise 5 days a week, do 2 sessions of HIIT on non-consecutive days.
 
Do you have any tips?
 
Remember, before you start a new nutritional and/ or exercise program clear it with your doctor. If you have any questions about healthy weight loss and body fat percentages your doctor will be happy to help.

 

Fashion Friday: Autumn Hits

So living in the UK you will be feeling the full force of Autumn, the rain and wind, and cold! So lets get our Autumn look on...


Adore Emma's look here classy, and gorgeous. 


Perfect, comfy boots!


Perfect fall style



Perfect floppy hat


Pretty dresses and scarves!


Knitted dresses, always.


Oversized Knits always. 


Plaid and Cable Knits 



The perfect denim shirt.

All perfect for Autumn/Fall

Pack Like A Pro!


Packing has become an art for. Whether going on a short trip or long journey, you don't want to find yourself with 'nothing to wear'. Avoid packing too much and bring things that are interchangeable. For example, with each pair of trousers you should have three tops that work.  It's good to add layered outfits so you can add or take away, as no one can ever really predict the weather. 


Never pack too little. Always bring a jacket, even if you're going to a warm place, you don't want to get stuck in the cold when the sun goes in. 

Avoid bringing too many shoes - easier said than done - but they bulky to pack. Try to plan outfits around two pairs, plus the ones you're travelling in, which should be the ones that are least easy to pack, say your biker boots. Be versatile. Also stuff the toes of heels with tissue paper, scarves or rolled up tights so that they keep their shape in the case. 

 

Accessories are key for the traveller. They are small, and a great way to change and modify  your looks (belts, jewellery,  and scarves all pack well) Dresses are also great travel items as you can roll then into your case, and they are whole look in one. 


 It is always good to have one dressy look, just in case you end up somewhere fancy. Lastly, a great pashmina or shawl is a must have. It is as stylish as it is adaptable, from wrapping round you on a plane, to draping over your shoulders in the evening. 

Do you have any packing tips?