Why alcohol fattening?

How much alcohol is bad for those who want to lose weight or build muscle? Did you know that you can not use it 12 hours before and after a workout?

Why beer belly grows?

When consumed any alcohol, even in small doses, the body slows metabolism, stops burn stored fat, preferring to get energy from its own muscles. As a result, muscle mass decreases and body fat increases.

Furthermore, many of the alcoholic beverages, such as beer, vegetable matter includes, close to the female sex hormones. These substances provoke the development of obesity on female type, which means it is fat deposition on the abdomen and thighs.

The effects of alcohol on muscle growth

Under the influence of alcohol slows down the process of growth hormone and testosterone, which negatively affects the growth of muscles and even potency. Furthermore, start to dehydrate and shrink tissue, muscle and yet - is almost 75% of water.

Even small amounts of alcohol inhibit the synthesis of protein for several hours. Without the essential amino acids the body begins to use its own energy reserves, bringing nutrients from muscles, which leads to their destruction.

Drink after exercise

Within four hours after exercise, called "carbohydrate window", and consumed all the nutrients go to the recovery and growth of muscle tissue. Any alcohol intake during the 12 hours before and after a workout disables these processes.

It is important to note that training in this period are not only useless for sports victories, they become even harmful. Alcohol pulls amino acid that causes the body to "eat" the existing muscles to replenish the balance.

If you want to build muscle, then the first thing you need to start - the correct protein shakes.

Alcohol, diet and calories

In addition to the three major nutrients - proteins, fats and carbohydrates, there is another source of energy - alcohol. But if both proteins and fats, and carbohydrates contain useful substances to the body, the alcohol - it's pure calories, passing directly into the fat.

One gram of pure alcohol contains 7 calories least - is twice that of carbohydrates and proteins, and practically the same as in fat. In addition, a variety of alcoholic drinks and liqueurs contain a lot of sugar and calorie content even higher.

Slowing metabolism and fat burning

Studies show that  body is reduced by more than 75% for a period of up to nine hours! In addition, we have shown that alcohol slows down your metabolism.


The negative effects caused by alcohol, the body has to fix for at least one day after his admission. Training at this time are a detriment, causing loss of existing muscle mass.

Carrot - the most useful

- Carrots helps with lung or heart disease, renal failure and liver.
- Fresh carrot juice cleanses the intestines and acts as a gentle laxative.
- Carrots helps in cases of anemia, "prostration", atherosclerosis, hypertension, and after a heart   attack.
- Fresh carrots perfectly cleanses the mouth. Enough to chew a piece of it, and the number of microbes in the mouth greatly reduced.
- It is very useful to view!

Drink carrot - real medicine!

1. Ginger mix.

Carrots 3 pcs, 2 pcs green apples, ginger 1 piece, 2 pieces of bananas, oranges 1 pc. fresh mint 1 bunch.

Carrot, apple and ginger make juice in a blender and then mix it with fruit and mint.

2. Mix the cabbage.

1/4 head cabbage, carrots 8 pcs, 1 piece of ginger root.

Squeeze the juice of all the ingredients and serve immediately.

3. Layer fresh vegetable.

Beets 4 pieces, 6 pieces of apples, carrots 4 pcs.

1. Vegetables thoroughly wash. Cut into pieces large enough.
2. Squeeze the juice from a portion of carrots, then beet carrot top layer, then out of the apple.
3. Repeat the sequence with another 3 portions.
4. Garnish with fresh herbs.
This sequence is better - apples will clean the juicer from the bright beet. You can individually squeeze three kinds of juice, but the effect of layers is not the same - the foam of fine meal was prepared by squeezing the juice directly into the glass, will not allow to mix the layers.

Di Ana interview: On taking the perfect selfie and dressing curvy figures


let's talk about your beauty secrets and clothing.Obviously you look good in millions of outfits you have in your wardrobe - are there any pieces that you'd find really difficult to get rid of because of what they mean to you emotionally? But more to your clothing tell us about your beauty secrets... :)


ASK:  It’s almost been two years since you started your blog, do you find that there are more blogs in the curvy community now?

Dia: Yes, People are more aware now and confident. They also feel curvy community also have space in society

ASK: Self esteem and body image are usually thought to be feminist issues, would you describe yourself as a feminist? Is it something that comes up in your blogging or when you’re writing about body acceptance?

Dia: I don't care what people think about my looks. .....ummmm my dress gives confidence to me

ASK: What does 38 feel like to you?

Dia: I'm in a good place where i feel i can be comfortable with myself

ASK:  How do you take care of yourself?

Dia: I sleep regular 7-8 hours, i don't smoke, or drink

ASK: What is your fitness routine like?

Dia: I workout one hour 3 times a week. Basic cardio and  once a week i do a 7 mile walk

ASK: What about your beauty routine—any products you swear by?

Dia: There is so many. But the number one beauty routine is cocoa butter for my skin. If i could dip myself in it i would

ASK: You clearly look amazing—has maintaining your weight ever been a problem?

Dia: Yes. I have always been a "plus size" women and maintaining is also a struggle because i love to eat

ASK: What are your most memorable outfits?

Dia: They are the ones i feel the sexiest in. I love to feel stylish and sexy

ASK: Tell us about shopping for your wedding dress...

Dia: I had my dress custom made to fit my body shape because i couldn't find a dress to compliment my shape

ASK: Did you try on many before that one?

Dia: Yes. I tried on over 12. I had my dress sketched first to give the designer an idea of what i wanted

ASK: Right. We need to talk about selfies. What's your one pro-tip? 

Dia: Always smile within it reflects on camera

ASK: So you're obviously photographed all the time. What do you do to make sure you're looking good from all angles?

Dia: You need to know your body and angles. If you have a mind set that you look good your pictures will usually look good

ASK: What's the deal with your jewellery collection then, what's it like? 

  • Rings 
  • Necklaces
  • Bracelets
  • Watches
  • Earrings

ASK: Do you have any tips for people if they're looking to reinvent their look?

Dia: Yes. Revamp your look yearly it makes you current and stylish

ASK: What's the first thing that pops into your head when I say the following:

Nude: shoes (because I love me some nude shoes)

Shell suits: 80's

Cleavage: my boobs

Trainers: Parrish Pittman

ASK: How would you sum up your wardrobe in one sentence? 

Dia: My wardrobe is Tight, Tasteful and Trendy

You can read more about Di Ana over on beautyundergrad.blogspot.com, follow her on Twitter as  or like the Girls With Curves Google Plus page.

Grapes - a genus of plants of the family Vinogradov, and fruits of such plants in the mature form, is a sweet berries. Spherical or ovoid berries collected in a more or less loose (rare dense) clusters. Painting of berries varies greatly depending on the variety (yellow, greenish, dark blue, purple, black and others. There are in Russia and the CIS countries are more than 3,000 varieties.

Grapes known people with the most ancient times. This is perhaps the first berries that people cultivate and perhaps because of which began to lead a settled way of life. Because in order to grow and harvest these wonderful berries and, subsequently, to make them grape wine had a long time to stay in one place and constantly care for plantings of grapes.

In the Bible, for example, says that the grapes were the first plant, which appeared on the earth and that grapes mostly ate the first people of the Earth - Adam and Eve. In addition to these data is also important, and the fact that the grapes in the Bible than about any other plant. Actually, according to the latest archaeological discoveries, scientists safely say that the wine was used by mankind since the dawn of its existence, more than 7000 years BC.

Scientists have calculated that every adult to get the required amount of vitamins and minerals contained in the grapes must only a year to eat 65-70 pounds of grapes, but at best eats only 30. And all this is due to the fact that the grape is considered in Nowadays, more delicacy than ordinary food. Although every year to increase the area under vines, it sorely lacking in order to saturate the market and that is why the cultivation of grapes in the garden land should compensate those missing pounds. Indeed, from one bush can get an average of 25 pounds of grapes.

Energy value of grapes - 72 kcal per 100 g of raw berries. It notes the high content of carbohydrates, which makes it quite nutritious. Nutritional value of dried grapes significantly higher at 281 kcal. People suffering from overweight, you need to use this product moderation in food. And for those who still want to enjoy the unforgettable taste of grapes and get a charge of energy and vitamins for the day, you can drink a glass of grape juice, 100 g of which contains only 54 calories.

Proteins, g Fat, gr Carbohydrates gr Ash g Water g Calories kcal

In grapes contains from 2.5 to 6% of the free and bound in the form of salts of organic acids. 60% malic acid, 40% - tartaric, gluconic, citric acid, succinic acid, oxalic acid. Free acid berries give a sour taste, and related do not affect him. In grape juice contains free acid in the range 0,2-06%.

In grapes have the necessary human body mineral salts and trace elements. More than 60% of all mineral elements of potassium, which improves the functioning of the heart and kidneys. 100 g of grape juice contains: 6-98 mg of manganese, 5-12 mg magnesium, 16-22 mg of nickel, cobalt, aluminum, silicon, zinc, boron, chromium and others. They often are structural elements of enzymes, hormones, vitamins, a number of important proteins and organic complexes.
Grapes contain a large amount of vitamins necessary for the person.

100 g: 2-15 mg of ascorbic acid, 0.1-0.2 mg carotene, 1.2-1.3 mg tocopherols, 0.02-0.05 mg of riboflavin, 0,06-0,07 mg ergocalciferol traces of thiamine.

Grape berries contain from 0.2 to 1.5% pectin. Grapes found essential amino acids (lysine, histidine, arginine, methionine, leucine) and nonessential (cystine, glycine), which is actively involved in metabolism. The seeds found up to 20% of solid fat oil (grape oil), tannin, 0.8% lecithin, vanillin, flobafeny.

Grapes should be eaten between meals pischschi 1.5-2 hours after eating. It has long been known that dark grapes facilitates expectoration, therefore it is recommended for the treatment of pleurisy, bronchitis, pulmonary tuberculosis. Treatment of grapes used by the ancient for the treatment of pulmonary and cardiovascular system.

In the treatment of grapes normal heart rate and blood pressure, swelling go quickly, less concerned about shortness of breath, getting better sleep, blood, "clean" blood, improves the condition of the respiratory tract and lungs.

Since time immemorial, grapes and products derived from them are used by man as a medicine in the treatment of many diseases. The composition comprises more than 150 grapes biologically active substances. Pulp and juice grapes are rich in vitamins and trace elements. Grape skins contain wax, essential oils, the phytosterol substances, tannins and pigments, and red grape skins also contain a substance reveratrol - is a natural phenol (carbolic acid), which can suppress cancers at various stages.

Grapes helps with anemia, chronic kidney disease, arthritis, disorders of the digestive system, joint pain, also helps to improve metabolism and excretion of uric acid.

Grape juice is considered one of the best fruit juices, it has a tonic and tonic effect. It is recommended for nervous exhaustion and loss of strength, it has a positive effect on muscle tone, particularly heart muscle. Grape juice has antibacterial, diuretic, laxative, diaphoretic, expectorant properties. It lowers serum cholesterol and elevated blood pressure levels. Another advantage of the grape juice - it does not contain the skin, which promotes the formation of gas in the gut and cause flatulence. Drinking juice is best for 1 hour before meals 3 times a day. You can also use canned grape juice.

Vine leaves and twigs contain up to 2% sugars, large amounts of organic acids. In grape seeds - up to 20% fatty oil; tannins - flabofen; lecithin; acetic acid and vanillin. In addition, they identified pikgenoly - substances with antioxidant activity.

In grape roots lot of vitamin C, alkaloids, glycosides, tannins. All parts of the plant contain large amounts of salt Si, Na, P, Fe, Cu,

If you eat the young branches of grapes, they do not give off harmful fumes ascend to the brain. Young branches, tendrils, leaves help with hot headaches, burning eyes and hot tumors if they knead and mix with barley flour, and then attach to the affected area. Vine branches, hung around the neck of the patient epilepsy, prevents seizures.

Thick juice grape leaves at reception inside strengthens hot stomach, stops vomiting, bloody vomit cures ulcers intestines, gall diarrhea. In the same way acts grape juice, if you enter it into the anus. Juice drives urine and strengthens the fetus in the womb. Grape juice, applied topically, promotes hair growth.

Grape leaves help with hemoptysis. If the juice of the vine branches to cook the syrup with sugar and drink, cure heart of bile, improve appetite, cure a hangover, calm the fever of bile, nausea. But this is bad syrup for coughs. Grape leaves enhance the potency. Gum and thick juice of the vineyard highly purified and dried nature. If you drink their wine, strongly cleanse the spleen, fractured the bladder stones and kidney. Sap wine with topical cures eczema. But before this procedure should be rubbed sore soda. Gum or condensed vineyard juice, mixed with olive oil, for external use strengthens the hair. Juice, secreted by burning branches of the vineyard, with the use of external cures warts, freckles, blisters, especially if it rubbed with raisins.

In today's folk medicine, fresh grape leaves used for constipation. A cold infusion of the leaves is used to strengthen the view rheumatism. To prepare 350 g of grape leaves poured 3 liters of cold water and infused for 3 days.

Broth grape leaves alkalizes urine and gradually help to get rid of uric acid kidney stones. Broth and useful in gout. In grape leaves are defined glucose-lowering properties - they are successfully used for the treatment of diabetes. It is also believed that the grape leaves enhance the potency.
Powder of dried grape leaves is inhaled with epistaxis. More they treat sores, using as an antiseptic.
Grape seeds have a hemostatic effect with uterine bleeding. Grape juice treat neurasthenia, hysteria, functional heart disease.

Contraindications to the use of grapes the following: diabetes, diarrhea, acute and chronic colitis, enterocolitis, acute tuberculosis, III - IV stage of obesity, chronic constipation, edema, hypertension, dyskinesia bile ducts, peptic ulcer and duodenal ulcer., Cancer of the stomach .
Also, grapes and juice should not be used in the final stages of pregnancy, as it negatively affects the work of the mammary glands.

Some people can not tolerate the grapes and grape juice because of food allergies. This is especially seen in children.

Ginger - RECIPES USE! (cough, colds, weight loss, ginger ale, ginger candy and so on ... Read)

Winter is definitely a beautiful time of year, that's just a pity that come along with it depression, colds and the desire to eat something harmful.
Ginger - salvation from such afflictions. Try typing in your diet this spice at least a month, and the result will be pleasantly surprised!

The composition of ginger

  • Essential oil (1-3%), felandrin, kamfin, cineol, borneol, citral, gingerol (1.5%).

  • Ginger is rich in vitamins C, A, B1, B2, salts, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, iron, sodium, potassium and zinc.

  • Pungent odor caused therein essential oil (1.2-3%), and its pungent flavor is dependent on the presence of substances fenolopodobnogo gingerol.
  • Ginger contains all the essential amino acids including threonine, tryptophan, Leysin, methionine, phenylalanine, valine.

Useful properties of ginger

  • By the number of nutrients garlic ginger close to, but has no odor. As well as garlic, ginger kills germs and increases the body's resistance to infections.

  • Chemical elements contained in ginger, improve digestion, stimulate the formation of gastric juice.
    Ginger normalizes blood circulation. It nourishes all tissues.

  • Ginger is also a diaphoretic, analgesic, expectorant, antiemetic.

  • Recent studies point to an extremely favorable impact of ginger on the stomach, digestive, respiratory system.
  • It is taken to stop diarrhea, to eliminate the harmful effects of venoms.

Ginger - treatment of the common cold

Autumn - season acute colds. Here are a few ways to protect the body by the ginger root.


Method 1

Cut off a small amount of ginger (about half a centimeter) and peel, put in your mouth.
A piece of ginger have to suck up until not disappear tingling sensation. When the action of essential oils will decrease slightly ginger bite. So you prolong its curative effect.

Method 2

When the first symptoms of colds accept ginger bath.
2-3 table spoons of powder boiled in 1 liter of water for 10 minutes, then pour the broth into the bath. Application time - 15-20 minutes.
After the bath, do not take a shower. Wrapped in a bathrobe and towel - and immediately under the covers! And if you had prepared tea with lime and honey and drink it after a bath - then the next day you will feel much better.

Ginger improves immunity

Ginger - a great tool to enhance immunity. 1 teaspoon ginger juice with salt, taken before a meal will help to get rid of a sore throat.

Ginger when coughing

Ginger jam is recommended for colds, coughs and indigestion. This jam can cook yourself.
In 250 ml of water, dissolve 0.5 cups sugar, 1 table spoon of ginger juice and boil until thick syrup. Then add a pinch of grated nutmeg and saffron.

Ginger from stomach pain

Combined with peppermint, elderberry flowers and yarrow (in the form of tea) it relieves severe abdominal pain.

Ginger and pressure (hypertension)

Ginger is effective in reducing blood pressure and cholesterol levels in the blood, stimulates digestion and cleanses the body of toxins.

Ginger against cancer

Scientists have found that ginger effective for preventing cancer, as it has anti-inflammatory properties.

Ginger for weight loss (tea)

Want to lose weight? Drink ginger tea for weight loss!
1 teaspoon minced ginger root zaley cup of boiling water, add 1 teaspoon of honey and a slice of lemon. Drink tea before meals.
Ginger makes the food easily digestible and gives it a spicy tangy taste. Therefore, ginger is recommended to eat to speed up metabolism.

Where to buy ginger?

In the sale of ginger comes in various forms: roots, ground, candied, in the form of an extract of ginger beer. Ginger blends well with other spices and is part of the mixtures "curry".
Ginger can buy in the supermarket (in the department of spices) or pharmacy.

Ginger root

Fresh ginger root should be smooth, firm to the touch and malovoloknisty. First, ginger root to wash, then carefully clean peel, because near the rind is just the basic stock of oils and fragrances.
When grinding ginger root is better to use a grater or a board made of synthetic materials as wooden board will absorb the smell.
Keep fresh root can be up to two months in the refrigerator if you first wrap it with cling film.

Ground dry ginger

Ground ginger fresh ginger sharper and have more potent, so 1 teaspoon dry ginger = 1 tablespoon grated fresh.

Ginger oil

The essential oil of ginger is widely used in aromatherapy to treat psycho-emotional disorders, colds and viral infections, diseases of the musculoskeletal system. It is used in hot inhalations, baths, for rubbing, massage.
Ginger oil is used for arthritis, rheumatism, sprains and muscle pain.

Chinese eat ginger in sugar - we take an example!

Chinese people love the candied ginger. And it's not just an unusual taste this delicacy. According to them, it lifts the mood better than chocolate.
Clean and we shall cut slices of ginger root, put it in a pan of cold water zaley. Boil for 30 minutes, until tender. Slay water grist ginger sugar and sprinkle with water. Then put in a jar, close and store in refrigerator.

Pickled ginger


- Ginger (root) - 250g
- Rice vinegar - 90 ml
- Pink rice wine (mirin) - 2 tbsp
- Sake - 2 tbsp
- Sugar - 5 tsp

Wash the ginger root, peel and cook in boiling water for about 1 minute. Ginger boiled dry.
Mix the mirin, sake and sugar, boil. Connect the vinegar and the sauce, pour them ginger, first placing it in a glass dish. Close the lid and leave for H-4 days. Over time, it becomes a pale pink color. Ready pickled ginger can be stored in the refrigerator for a month.

Pickled ginger is often used as a seasoning for sushi and other Japanese dishes.

Fast ginger beer

Mix 2 cups of sugar, 25 g of crushed ginger, 15 ml of wine and pour 4.5 liters of hot boiled water.
In the cooled mixture, add 15 g of yeast. To ferment, strain and pour into bottles, cork and fix that. The next day, the beer is ready.

Ginger and Sushi

In Japanese cuisine ginger - a mandatory component of the land that serves as a defense against parasites living in the raw fish.

Ginger - our tips

In ginger most nutrients is under the skin, so when cleaning her roots should be left very thin. Ginger is used for crushing small grater.
Fresh ginger should be stored in a refrigerator, placing it in a container previously. Cellophane for these purposes is not recommended.

Ginger - contraindications

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Cocktail number 1

-For Cocktail you will need 250 ml of milk, 1 banana, yogurt, 2 tablespoons honey, oatmeal, ice cream. Also, all mix and grind blender.

Cocktail number 2

- 100 grams of cottage cheese, 200 ml milk, 1 banana, a tablespoon of honey, 2-3 tablespoons of oatmeal.

Cocktail number 3

-2 Banana, 500 ml milk, 100 ml cream or ice cream, a bag of vanilla sugar, a little cinnamon to taste. All mix and chop the blender

Cocktail number 4

- A glass of milk, one teaspoon sugar, 1 egg.

Cocktail number 5

- 200 grams of cottage cheese, 100 grams of yogurt, 100 g of juice, persimmons or banana.

Cocktail number 6

- 100 g of cheese, 100 g cherry juice, egg white, some sugar.

Cocktail number 7

- 1 egg, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 spoon of chopped walnuts, pour a glass of buttermilk, beat with a mixer.

Cocktail number 8

-200 Grams of cottage cheese, 50 g of honey, 60 g of egg powder, diluted with milk or 4-5 eggs, a spoon of sour cream. Grind blender.

Cocktail number 9

-500 Ml of milk, 250 grams of cheese, 10 quail eggs, 50 g of honey or jam, 100 grams of milk powder, 100 grams of sour cream, raisins, dried apricots. Grind blender.

Cocktail number 10

-250 Ml of melted milk, 250 grams of cottage cheese, 1 tablespoon wheat germ or oat bran, 1 tablespoon of flaxseed oil
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