Your Body Is Not A Work Of Art

Written by Alison Finch

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metre of blood vessels and thousands of sensory cells. Picture that if you can!

And here's another fact to blow your mind: your brain has around 12 BILLION nerve cells!

Wow, isn't YOUR body amazing? Doesn't it deserve a bit of respect? So what if you have a few stretch-marks or you’re a bit hairier than you'd like to be? Your

body is still fabulous and there is an awful lot that you can DO with it that is fun and pleasurable.

If you have a negative chatterbox inside your head that drones on day-after-day, spouting destructive and superficial criticisms of your body, then maybe now is

the time to tell it to shut up and stop being so unfair. Let's be radical and simply stop listening to it so that we can all start living in harmony with our own bodies

AND other people's bodies too. Let's be radical and simply stop listening to it so that we can all start living in harmony with our own bodies AND other people's

bodies too. If you're up for this challenge then please readrepparttar tips that I've listed below and try implementing a few of them overrepparttar 131257 next couple of weeks.

tip one: Stop comparing and competing with other people because it is a fruitless activity, which I can guarantee will lower your self-worth. Accept instead that

every body and every face is different and there will always be people inrepparttar 131258 world who are more beautiful than you and some who are less.

tip two: Select four activities fromrepparttar 131259 list below and find an opportunity sometime overrepparttar 131260 next two weeks to focus on doing them well.

a) Practise some deep breathing exercises. b) Cook a fabulous meal and eat it slowly, savouring each mouthful. c) Go into your bedroom on your own and be silly for five minutes. Jump around, wiggle your arms and legs, roll onrepparttar 131261 bed and laugh at how ridiculous you'd feel

if someone could see you doing it! d) Find three things that you enjoy touching and spend a few moments relishingrepparttar 131262 feel of them. Maybe a flower, a piece of silk, a smooth pebble, a cat or a

dog etc. e) If you're not inrepparttar 131263 habit of exercise pick an activity that makes you feel a little bit out of breath. An obvious one could be to run up and downrepparttar 131264 stairs a

few times.

tip three: Recognise that we are all capable of expressing beauty though our actions. Think of statements like: her face lit up, he has a twinkle in her eye, she

moves so gracefully, he's so vibrant and full of energy, she has a cheeky little grin, he always stands tall and proud, her eyes are always warm and inviting, he

looks as if he's enjoying life, she has a lovely touch, he givesrepparttar 131265 best hugs ever, they make me feel wanted and secure. Now find some words of your own that you can focus on to encourage you expressrepparttar 131266 beauty that exists within your body.

tip four: Write something positive about your body and don't feel ashamed of liking it. It's OK to celebrate your bodily openly so why not start today!

Alison Finch is the Founder and Creator of, the most popular self-esteem site on the Internet. Since 2004 she has reached out to over 100,000 women from over 90 countries and provided the much needed help to boost their self-esteem. Her unique approach to building self-esteem is refreshingly different and has a twelve-year proven track record of success. Find out more.

How to Burn Fat- Doctors' Proven Weight Loss Secret #1

Written by Katrina Kern

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Prove it to yourself

You may have heard about this simple method of testing for ketone release before. But have you actually used it? It really is a marvelous tool to help you seerepparttar biological proof of your diet program, quickly and easily.

Ketone test strips are available at any pharmacy. Originally developed as a testing tool for diabetics, they are sold under various brand names, including KetoStix, LipoStix, Keto-Thin, and others. They all work essentiallyrepparttar 131255 same way.

The test strips are simple to use. Just placerepparttar 131256 tab end ofrepparttar 131257 test strip in your first morning urine stream, and noterepparttar 131258 color change. Matchrepparttar 131259 color torepparttar 131260 chart onrepparttar 131261 bottle, and know immediately whether you are burning fat-- or not.

The beauty is- it’s all about you!

Perhapsrepparttar 131262 best part of this test method, aside fromrepparttar 131263 ease of use, is that you get to see what is really working for you. Everyone’s body is a little different, and now you can customize your food and supplement intake from specific results of your unique body and metabolism.

The other very important benefit of this easy test method is that it can help protect your health. As stated earlier, loss of muscle can be dangerous, and eventually even fatal. If you are dropping pounds but you are not burning fat, you are risking your health. Andrepparttar 131264 ketone test strips can provide this valuable feedback.

To recap Doctors' Proven Weight Loss Secret #1: test for ketones daily. Ifrepparttar 131265 reading is too dark, you can increase carbohydrates to balance intorepparttar 131266 “trace” to “small” range. If you see too little or no change, decrease your carbs, increase your protein intake.

Whether you are low-carb dieting, trying a new fat loss supplement, or starting a new exercise regimen, this simple, inexpensive test method can berepparttar 131267 most important tool you have to make sure your program is safe, effective, and actually burning fat.

Katrina Kern is an author, women's health counselor and former practicing nurse. Get more exciting health and fat-loss discoveries, and 10 more Doctors' Proven Weight Loss Secrets, in her free e-book, "How to Absolutely, Positively Know When Your Body is Burning Fat," are available now at .

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