Healthy eating year round for head-to-toe beauty
(ARA) – From award shows to a simple coffee run, movie and television stars are known for looking photo-ready at any moment. While their appearances may seem difficult to maintain, experts behind the scenes say achieving head-to-toe beauty simply starts with the foods we eat.
Carrie Latt Wiatt, nutrition consultant to Hollywood’s elite and author of “Eating by Design: The Individualized Food Personality Type Nutrition Plan” and “Portion Savvy,” works daily with celebrities like Stacy “Fergie” Ferguson and other red carpet beauties to ensure their bodies are always ready for high-profile events.
“You can work toward desired health and beauty goals by following a balanced and portion-controlled eating regimen that can be maintained year round,” says Wiatt. “A healthy diet can help keep skin looking more youthful, hair more vibrant and waistlines trimmer. No matter the occasion, following this approach offers long-term success.”
With so many glamorous events, such as weddings, vacations and dates, dotting the calendar each year, a long-range view on beauty is especially important. One in three women begin to prepare for moments like these a month or more in advance, according to a new poll by the Florida Department of Citrus.
Wiatt fully understands how strongly women feel about looking their best at key moments and says the tips she shares with her clients are the same she would share with others.
“The first thing I tell my clients is to keep a food journal to identify and eliminate diet de-railing habits, such as late-night snacking, sugar addictions or baked goods at the office,” says Wiatt.
With increased awareness of daily food consumption, Wiatt then works to integrate the following healthy lifestyle habits into daily regimens:
* Fill up on fiber. Dietary fiber can help keep you feeling full for longer. An entire medium grapefruit has 4 grams of dietary fiber, some of which is soluble fiber (pectin), which helps support healthy cholesterol levels. Enjoy half a grapefruit for breakfast and another half after your evening workout.
* Prepare your portions. Be mindful of portions by downsizing dishes at home. Measure correct portions the first time, so you have a visual blueprint in your mind.
* Shake up snack time. Eating well is all about flavor, texture and variety. For an energizing afternoon snack, try pairing a fruit or vegetable you love with a serving of walnuts to add protein, omega-3 fatty acids and a satisfying crunch.
* Eat your way to great skin. Your overall diet and health regimen may contribute to smooth, supple skin. The vitamin C found in Florida grapefruit and 100 percent grapefruit juice supports collagen production to help keep skin looking youthful, glowing and picture-perfect ready for whatever the day throws your way. Collagen breakdown in the skin may contribute to the appearance of wrinkles.
* Eat smarter. To regulate caloric intake, practice mindful eating instead of automatic eating. First, consult your brain: are you feeling hunger or boredom? Second, wait five to 10 minutes after experiencing diet-derailing cravings to see if they pass. Finally, when its mealtime, take your time and monitor for satiety – then stop when you are satisfied.
“The results of a balanced diet can be rewarding – especially when you reach a point where you’re no longer afraid to reach into the closet, try on a favorite outfit and know you’ll be ready for those planned or spontaneous special moments,” Wiatt adds.
Visit www.GoFloridaGrapefruit.com for more healthy lifestyle tips and delicious recipes featuring nutrient-rich grapefruit.
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(ARA) – Warm weather is here and it’s time to update your beauty routine for summer. Why not take some inspiration from warm weather’s renewal theme and refresh your beauty regimen?
The welcome change in seasons brings longer days, trees and flowers in bloom and more time spent outside. Nature has so much to offer, including inspiration for products that can help you look and feel beautiful from head to toe.
“It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by choices with so many new products on the market,” says Jeni Thomas, a beauty scientist with Procter & Gamble. “It can be difficult to know which products really work and which natural ingredients can be effective elements of your beauty routine. The key to finding nature-inspired products that do work is to look for ones that blend and balance nature with science.”
Seeking out products that combine the best of ingredients with the best of science gives you nature-inspired options that really perform and keep you looking your best. While many new beauty manufacturers may be unfamiliar to you, some of the most highly recognized and respected cosmetics brands are now offering nature-inspired products. Consumers often gravitate toward these brands because they are recognized, trusted, and easily available.
Here is a sampling of nature-inspired products from brand names you recognize and that you’ll easily find on your local supermarket or drug store shelves:
* CoverGirl now offers TruBlend MicroMinerals foundation, designed to fine-tune mineral coverage from sheer to full. The product incorporates iron oxides, minerals that give nice even coverage to skin, as well as pearl and mica to give skin a luminous, healthy glow.
* Hair color goes nature-inspired with Clairol’s Natural Instincts line. Like other Clairol products, the hair color blends away gray in just 10 minutes, but relies on an antioxidant-rich, ammonia-free formula with vitamins C and E to accomplish healthy-looking color and shine.
* Consumers know and trust the name Olay. Now the company has introduced a Botanical Fusion Body Wash formulated with scents and ingredients inspired by nature, such as patchouli, rosemary and ginger. The wash incorporates these invigorating scents with hydrating and skin-nurturing ingredients.
* The Cassia plant, a botanical science discovery that helps give hair radiance, softness and strength, is the key ingredient in Pantene Pro-V’s new Nature Fusion shampoo.
“Consumers looking for nature-inspired products no longer have to search specialty shops or the Internet to find the effective products they crave,” Thomas says. “Some of the most recognized names in health and beauty are responding to consumer demand with effective, cost-conscious, nature-inspired products.”
To learn more about nature-inspired beauty products, visit www.pgbeautyscience.com.
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Tips and Advice for looking beautiful on your wedding day
By Josie Vega, Professional Beauty Consultant
First, start from the inside out. You need to pay attention to your diet, water consumption, and stress level in the months before your wedding.
It’s also time to swear off fast food, fried foods, and anything processed. The fewer impurities we consume, the fewer impurities need to be flushed out through your pores.
Your diet should focus on vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and lean protein. Avoid fad diets.
If you want to lose a little weight, do so reasonably through smaller portions (or just cutting out dessert) and increased physical activity.
Also, drink at least 8 eight-ounce glasses of water per day, hydrated skin is healthy, luminous skin (soda, coffee, and other caffeine-laden beverages don’t count – they rob your skin of moisture instead of replacing it).
Apart from any facials you may have, it is also important to set up a routine of skin care. Cleansing, toning and moisturizing and the occasional exfoliation treatment are the key to keeping your skin in tiptop condition
If you are getting facials make sure the last one is at least two weeks before your wedding. Deep facial massage and manipulation can cause redness and bumps that may not go away in time for your wedding day.
At your initial consultation, your makeup artist should first discuss with you any skin issues you may have. He/She should also find out if you have any allergies to products or chemicals that you are aware of.
Lastly, you MUST stop visiting the tanning bed and/or getting too much natural sun during the summer. Over-exposed skin looks grainy and unevenly pigmented. Looking good requires you to feel good. Taking the time to exercise, following good eating practices, and drinking lots of water will help you and your skin look and feel great.
For more information on wedding beauty secrets or to ask questions about your personal circumstances, feel free to contact Josie Vega, Professional Beauty Consultant at
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