Body Image, Healthy Diet and Young Women

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Numerous young women link their body image to self-esteem. With peer pressure and social influence they often tend to drift with the wave of wanting to look “thin” like models on TV or in magazines in order to feel confident and to have a sense of belonging.
It’s very important for young women to love their body and never compare themselves to others; but above all, they should never link food & dieting to emotions. The purpose of dieting ought to be for a healthy living and not for image.

Know more about this topic by checking my article on The Makeover Website where I give simple smart tips that will help young women eat healthy while enjoying their bodies.

I don’t know if you’re familiar with this site www.makeover.me, but it is a community website created by Kotex Lebanon, sharing lots of interesting and beneficial topics, tips, and more about menstruation, health, healthy eating, beauty, relationships & fashion. The website also contains a movie guide to the latest movies in town.

What’s even more interesting¬ is that they have a mobile application. So you can have all this content at hand at any time. You can download it from the App Store or via Google Play.

When you check out the article, let me know what you think 🙂

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The Make Over: Enjoy the Holidays Without the Weight Gain

Tis the season

December is here and it’s the time of year to enjoy the season’s best delights! Yet, it’s also that time of year when we all indulge in some extra calories and gain weight.

So I thought it would be interesting to share with you a couple of tips that will help you enjoy all the holiday yumminess without the guilt.

I wrote a detailed article about this topic on “The Make Over” website! Just click on >> Enjoy the Holidays without the Weight Gain!

I don’t know if you’re familiar with this site www.makeover.me, but it is a community website created by Kotex Lebanon, sharing lots of interesting and beneficial topics, tips and more about the menstrual cycle, health, healthy eating, beauty, relationships & fashion. The website also contains a movie guide to the latest movies in town.

What’s even more interesting is that they have a mobile application. So you can have all this content in hand at any time. You can download it from the App Store or via Google Play. It’s a very fresh and fun app, where you can check:
•    Your profile
•    Your menstrual calendar
•    Ask Kay
•    Daily blog posts
•    Valuable gifts
•    Your achievements

Don’t miss the article! Check it out and let me know what you think!

*Picture Source: Shutterstock.

Customized Chocolate Gifts at Le Vendome Festive Market!

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful ~ Norman Vincent Peale

Did you start your gifts shopping for the season or not yet? Well if you want some incredible and delicious gifts don’t miss the festive season at Le Vendome.

I was invited to the grand opening on Saturday and got the chance to see the atelier and taste the mouthwatering chocolate.

How does it work?

You can prepare “customized” arrangement from all the choices available:

–              Chocodome chocolate

–              Wine

–              Silver or crystal ornaments

–              Decorative items

–              Packages includes: plates, wooden boxes, baskets and more

The Festive Market opens between December 6th and January 6th, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Here are some pictures from the opening:

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“Recette de Vie” in London!

There is nothing better than old home cooking!

I’ve participated in “Recette de Vie” recipe book, which was launched earlier this month in Lebanon.

I shared two dessert recipes:
1.    Charlotte Cake with Fruits
2.    Sable with Chocolate and Halawa

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Recette de Vie is a Lebanese recipe book with a collection of more than 200 original recipes from the friends and family of Authors Maissa Abou Adal Ghanem and Ghia Khayat Hawari, all of whom share culinary secrets and tasty treats.
… and that’s the best part!!! All proceeds will be distributed to charities that defend the rights of women and children 🙂

The book is available in two languages: English and French and can be found at the below bookstores – Lebanon:

•    Librairie Stephan, Achrafieh
•    Librairie Orientale, Achrafieh
•    L’Artisan du Liban, Saifi
•    L’Artisan du Liban, Clemenceau
•    Sel & Poivre, Sofil
•    Librairie Alphabet, Jounieh and
•    Librairie Maliks, all point of sales
•    Orthopedic and Sport Clinic (OSC), Aantari
•    Aziz, Aantari
•    Aziz, Zalka
•    Les Caves de TAillevent, Jardins de Tabaris, Achrafieh
•    AUB museum Shop, bliss street
•    Bulthaup store
•    The studio, Beit Mery

Maissa and Ghia will be launching the book in “London”; check the link for more details.

Keep up the great work and best of luck to Maissa and Ghia. Show them the support and add this amazing book to your library.

Take Your Summer BBQ to the Next Level with These Great Apps

You’re probably more grateful for your phone in the short moments that you find yourself idle, like when you’re riding public transportation, waiting for the bus, or, well, standing in front of the grill while waiting for your barbeque to finish. But did you know that your phone could actually help you throw the perfect summer BBQ?

It shouldn’t really come as a surprise. Around this time last year, Google announced that they finally hit 1 million apps in the Play Store, and Apple soon followed suit. Gaming Realms, who won Best Boutique Bingo Site for their mobile gaming website Iceland Bingo in 2013, also estimates that by 2015, the mobile market will be worth upwards of $4 billion. There are apps for everything out there, and even the most experienced pit master will find a useful app that can help them turn out beautifully grilled or barbequed steaks every time.

1. Weber’s On the Grill App

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People often have their own specialties on the grill, but you can have too much of a good thing. If you often end up making the same thing at your barbeques, then the On the Grill app just might help you. With over 250 recipes for full meals and even rubs, sauces and marinades, an ingredient check-list, and a timer, the On the Grill app has just about everything.

2. The Pit Pal BBQ App

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Dubbed by the USA Today as “one of the 10 best apps for Dad”, Pit Pal BBQ has everything anyone working with a grill could ever need. By tracking different variables from each cook, the app lets experienced grillers adjust these variables in order to come up with the best results. The best part? It’s also compatible with the BBQ Guru CyberQ Wifi and Stoker WiFi, so you can monitor your temperatures and smoke levels on your phone too!

3. iGrill

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Although not an app per se, the iGrill is perhaps the key to handless grilling. Just insert the probe into the steak you’re grilling, allow the device to connect to your iPhone, and let your phone tell you when you steak is done. You’re then free to enjoy the rest of your party, talk to your guests, and maybe enjoy a few beers! The app is also available on Android devices!

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