Sunday, August 14, 2011

Mylac XL Prep

Yay! I really love getting freebies. ♥♥♥ (^_^) Yesterday, I got this package: 2 boxes of Mylac Prep XL

It's from Unilab Nutritionals, Inc. courtesy of MomCenter where I was a member.

Mylac XL Prep has XL Formula, a combination of DHA, Taurine, Choline, Iron and Iodine for quick learning
and also packed with vitamins & minerals for stronger body resistance to diseases. It comes in 2 delicious flavors: Chocolate and Milk for your preschoolers to enjoy.

Thank you so much Unilab and MomCenter! ♥♥♥

Friday, August 5, 2011

Happy Birthday, Tata!

Tata with his grandchildren 

Wishing a very happy birthday to my father-in-law today! Tata, I admire your integrity, your work ethic, and your dedication to our family. I have learned so much from you over the years. I am so lucky to be your daughter-in-law. I love you! Thanks for being the best father-in-law one could have!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Conquer Clutter

Do you always have trouble finding what you need? As time goes by, we tend to accumulate a lot of clutter in our homes. Many times, dealing with clutter can be overwhelming. Below are five tips to take control of the clutter that may be clogging your life...saving you time and hopefully, some sanity.
  • Start small - Tackle the most urgent clutter - usually the bills, letters, and mails. Set aside an hour each day and go drawer by drawer.
  • Focus on one area at a time - Toss items that belong somewhere else into a box and return them to the correct place later on. This way, you can finish one area at a time and not get distracted with clutter that belongs to another area of the house.
  • Give yourself a target date to finish an area - Like for example, a kitchen could take up to 3 days. Break up the big task into daily tasks to make it more manageable.
  • Think logically - Items used daily should be easily accessible. Bed linen can be stored under the bed. Towels can be stored in overhead cabinets in the bathroom. Rarely used items like Christmas decor should be stored up high, in not-so-easy to reach places.
  • Sort by type and label - Have different boxes and sort out your things by type. Label them so it is easier to remember where you stored the item. If you haven't used certain items in years, maybe it's time to give them away.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Ways to Have a Flatter Tummy

Every women wants to achieve a flatter stomach for the sake of physical appearance as well as overall health. But how can we get rid of the unsightly pouch? It is really difficult to obtain a flat tummy specially after childbirth. Keeping our tummy flat and trim takes a lot of determination and effort. But we can get to tame that stubborn belly bulge by following some simple rules:

Avoid salty and processed food - Check food labels. Just because something doesn't taste healthy or sweet doesn't mean that it isn't high in belly bloaters (sodium and sugar).

Stop drinking carbonated drinks - It has a tendency to re-direct fat towards the midsection. It can instantly puff up you tummy because of it's high sugar content.

Fill up on fiber - Not only do fiber-rich foods like fruits and veggies make you feel full, but they also prevent constipation.

Be calorie conscious - Choose the source of your calories. It's not just how much you eat but how high the caloric content of your food that matters. Your caloric consumption and expenditure should cancel each other out, to avoid storing excess calories as fat.

Don't skip meals - This is the reason why starvation diets don't work. Once you stop eating, your body sends a signal to your brain, saying, "Hey, I don't have much fuel left in me. Yo got to slow things down.

Eat five small meals - Have breakfast, lunch, dinner, and two snacks in between. But you have to make sure that you eat smaller portions. This kind of diet will, in effect speed up the metabolism.