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Hmm, would you buy Thigh-Gap Jeans? Are you Quiche:-)

Smh, women have become so obsessed with who the Media says they should be and what they should look like…it is no wonder the Just Boobs team made a sketch comedy to highlight the ridiculosity Is that a word lol of this superficial obsession…

A thigh-gap is that space between the thighs when standing with knees touched. Women have come to believe that having that gap suggests you are at the ideal body weight, you are more attractive, and many other things…there have even been sexual assumptions made for women who have this gap.

So, they now have waist cinchers/trainers, jeans with built-in derrieres, numerous kinds of Shapewear, slimming and even enhancing undergarments etc…would you buy jeans that make you appear to have that now Media hyped, ‘coveted’ thigh gap?

Just recently, world renowned Pop star Beyonce, came under much scrutiny on Twitter for her highly pronounced ‘Thigh gaps’ in her latest photos. The allegation is that the star is being Photoshopped to the point of looking surreal. Hours after the photos surfaced, Queen Bey posted a photo of herself (green shorts below) and her thigh-gap in casual shorts, as proof I guess that she owns that gap, and it was not designed.

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Love yourselves ladies..Being ‘quiche’ is a fun idea… hey, every woman wants to be considered kinda hot…but as to having a Thigh-gap as one of the determinants of looking beautiful or sociably acceptable..what do you think?

What makes you quiche/hot? lol See videos below:

#KnowYourOwnBody #LoveYourself

NEW!! Tips on how to Lose Unwanted Belly Fat: Part A

by Princess Harris, Sports Model, Fitness Consultant

So many people find it hard to lose those “love handles” or what we all know as belly Fat. Just like losing weight or building muscle it takes hard work, dedication, and commitment. the first thing one needs to remember when trying to lose belly fat is to avoid eating late at night. This is a problem because after a late night snack there isn’t much activity afterwords and most people go to bed – which will cause high sugar levels in the blood stream and not much energy spent after that – And a fluctuations in blood sugar causes an increase in ones appetite that will simply turn into belly fat.

Rid yourself of Sugar/Saturated Fat and Junk food
Like they say, “you are what you eat,” so don’t eat junk. The problem with junk food and sugar is that its considered to be the greatestcause of belly fat. The best way to wing yourself off of junk is to not buy it or keep it in your House. This is true because if you do not have these bad food lying around, you will not think about it and after sometime the habits will be broken.

Identify the Good Carbs/Bad Carbs
While the consumption of carbohydrate is essential – Refined flours created by foods such as white bread, cakes, and pasta should be avoided. Instead, incorporate good carbs such as, vegetables and fresh fruit. Other good carbs that should be incorporated and are beneficial to ones diet are oats, brown rice, sweet potatoes. However, a dieter that consumes most of their carbs from fruits and vegetables as opposed to refined flours are usually healthier.

Exercise/Exercise/Exercise/Exercise which is essential to burning belly fat. While some people don’t work out at all – some may workout 1 or 2 days per week and feel as if that is sufficient enough to reach a balanced health and fit lifestyle. The truth is – you should be exercising at least 5-7 times per week.This does not have to be done in a fitness center or gym- a sprint or a walk makes no difference, so long as you do the work. The key is to find a physical activity that you love and do it. In a later article I will discuss exercises that works best for targeted areas but for now the main thing to remember is that there is no single good exercise to lose your belly fat – what I find to be most important is that you exercise on a regular basis and try to burn as many calories as you can.

Behind The Scenes: American sprinter Carmelita Jeter poses nude for ESPN Body issue

US Olympian sprinter Carmelita Jeter posed nude for The 2012 Body Issue of the ESPN magazine….Check out the behind the scenes from the shoot:

WATCH: Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce wins 2012 Olympics Womens 100M Final ahead of US Carmelita Jeter

NEW!! Quick and healthy tips to lose weight in time for Summer

by Princess Harris, Sports Model/Fitness Consultant

Summer is fast approaching…you still have time to get in shape! Weight Loss does not require having a degree in Health and Fitness, but, it does require having Determination, Persistence, Motivation, and Patience. As we all know it takes 3500 calories to lose one pound – that means one has to exert more energy than what we consume in Calories.

Here is a quick Weight Loss list to help you jump-start this process:

1) Plan and Prepare your meals daily – this way you won’t be tempted to eat out!

2) Instead of having 3 large meals a day – have 5-6 smaller meals a day to increase you metabolism and Weight Loss

3) Drink 8 glasses of water every day to flush out toxins

4) Select high-protein foods to give you a constant supply of amino acids – this prevents a catabolic state, and promotes an anabolic state in addition to keeping your metabolism high.

5) In the morning, do your cardio on an empty stomach – this helps burn more fat.

6) Eat Slowly and – Put your fork down in between every bite of food as your brain lags behind your stomach by about 20 minutes when it comes to delivering the full or satisfying signal

7) Perform weight training 3-5 days per week to increase lean muscle and metabolism

8 ) Perform at least 30-60 minutes of cardio on 4-6 days per week

9) Portion Control – Portion Control – Portion Control – Portion Control – Portion Control

10) Never crash diet to lose weight. When you lose weight rapidly, your body is typically only losing glycogen (carbohydrate) and water weight, not fat. Your body thinks it’s starving and reduces its metabolic rate, which makes it harder for your body to burn each calorie.

11) Brush your teeth after every meal. If your mouth is clean and minty fresh, you will be less inclined to continue eating.

12) Treat your constipation problems. In an effort to start a diet, many individuals experience constipation problems, which, apart from the adverse effects on the body, also affect the weight loss process. The daily consumption of more fiber, which has the capacity to contribute to the greater mobility of the gut, and the increased consumption of liquids, helps to correct the metabolic function. So you should increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables like oranges, apples, pears, plums, broccoli and greens.

13) Drink green tea. Green tea contains polyphenols and catechines, which contribute to the increase of metabolism and fat loss.

14) Be careful of “light, low fat” products. Products labeled as “light” or “low-fat” do not mean low-calorie. Just because it says light that does not mean you can consume a lot of that product.

15) Do not get on the scale daily. Bodyweight can fluctuate hourly, so weighing yourself every day can cause more confusion than clarity.

NEW!! Good Fats vs. Bad Fats

by Princess Harris, Health and Sports Fitness Model

Monounsaturated Fats, Polyunsaturated fats, and Omega-3 fatty acids are all good for your heart and waistline.

Monounsaturated fats are liquid at room temperature but may thicken when cold. Polyunsaturated fats such as most vegetable oils, including safflower, corn, sunflower, and soy oils, are typically liquid at room temperature and when refrigerated. Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated and found in cold-water fish; other good sources are walnuts and flaxseeds.

In general, the “bad fat” label belongs to any fat that is semi-solid to solid at room temperature, such as, a stick of butter or the marbling in a steak. Animal products, coconut oil, and cocoa butter are foods that are high in saturated fat.

Trans fat is considered a ‘Bad fat’. It is produced when hydrogen is added to liquid oils to make them solid and extend their shelf life. You will find Trans fats in packaged products and just about every food that contains shortening.

Here is a handy hint: If you see “hydrogenated” or “partially hydrogenated” on a food label, put whatever you’re looking at back on the shelf;)

NEW!! Top 10 Slimming SuperFoods

by Princess Harris, Freelance Contributing Writer/ Health Consultant, Sports and Fitness Model

Time to bring out those shorts and slippers…..Get in the know on the top Weight Loss Foods, to help you not only lose weight, but also stay that way:

Fat loss eating means eating more of the right things more often. The right things= lean protein, vegetables and low sugar fruit. In our clinical practice almost everyone (upwards of 90%) who eats this way sees substantial improvements in body composition and health. That is the difference between healthy eating and fat loss eating. Fat loss foods are both healthy and help with body composition, while “healthy foods” may be neither.

Here is my list of top 10 healthiest fat loss foods based on the same criteria above, that help you stay
‘Healthy and Fit 4 Life’!!! . High water, high fiber and higher protein along with power packed nutrition including vitamins, minerals, essential fats and healthy plant chemicals. Eat from this list of food 90% of the time and our bet is your body’s appearance and its health improves dramatically.

WILD SALMON

Slimming superpowers: The fish’s omega-3 fatty acids could help you fight flab more effectively. They alter the expression of certain genes, shifting your body to burn fat rather than store it.

EDAMAME

Slimming superpowers: The green soybeans supply 17 g of protein per cup, and your body torches more calories digesting protein than it does processing carbs and fat.

KIWIFRUIT

Slimming superpowers: A large kiwi has 84 milligrams of Vitamin C-more than a day’s quota. C helps form carnitine, a compound that transports fat into cell mitochondria, where it’s burned for energy during exercise.

SWEET POTATOES

Slimming superpowers: These spuds have RS, the same carbs found in lentils that may turn up the body’s fat-scorching furnace. RS may also increase production of peptide hormone compounds that signal the brain to stop eating.

YOGURT

Slimming superpowers: Lowfat and nonfat Greek and regular yogurts contain 20 percent or more of your daily calcium needs. The mineral slows production of cortisol, a hormone that encourages belly-flab buildup.

EGGS

Slimming superpowers: The breakfast staple is loaded with choline, a compound known to help block fat absorption.

OLIVE OIL

Slimming superpowers: Healthful monounsaturated fats found in olive oil could potentially switch on genes related to fat burning and storage.

LENTILS

Slimming superpowers: These legumes are rich in resistant starch (RS), a carbohydrate that may encourage fat burning and shrink fat cells.

QUINOA

Slimming superpowers: A complete protein, quinoa has all the essential amino acids needed to build metabolism-revving muscle.

APPLES

Slimming superpowers: This fruit’s 4 to 5 grams of fiber not only are filling but also help ferry out some of the fat and calories you take in from other foods.