Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Master Cleanse by Stanley Burroughs

So I am proud to announce that I am officially on my 5th day of The Master Cleanse! For those who don't know what the hack it is - it is a detox program that consists out of a lemonade diet during the day, laxative tea at night, sea salt water flush in the morning and that's it! No solid foods, no coffee, no alcohol, nothing except the special lemonade that could be drank 6 to 12 times daily depending on how much your body needs to maintain its energy and eliminate hunger. This liquid detox diet can last 10 to 40 days again depending on your needs. At this point I am shooting for 10 days but may do 14. I know that my digestive problems have been bothering me for quite a long time now, resulting in a longer detoxication for better results. I am doing pretty well and have no major issues while on the cleanse. Mainly because I have been on my gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free diet for about 7 months prior to the cleanse. It led me to experience less cravings this time around and doesn't give me serious detox side effects. Those who live a more unhealthy lifestyle may be greeted by side effects along the way like acne, rashes, spots and so on. The only hard time I find is with my lax tea. I drink it right before going to bed and then I wake up early in the morning around 4-5am with abdominal pains that last me for at least an hour. In result of that, I decided to steep my tea for a shorter period of time (6 min instead of 10) and today due to this change I had my first so-so fine morning )) Going strong! For one portion of the lemonade you'll need: 8oz of spring water 2 Tablespoons of freshly squeezed organic lemon juice 2 Tablespoons of Grade B Organic Maple Syrup 1/10 or a pinch of organic ground Cayenne Pepper Mix it all together and drink it. It actually tasted pretty delicious )) In a couple of days on the master cleanse this lemonade will literally seam like a magical elixir to you )) It does to me now lol And it is also about the actual experience! Pore it into your favorite glass to make the process so much more special )) This detox program is meant to heal you from any of the discomfort that you experience daily. That could be digestive problems, liver problems, headaches, fatigue, joints pain, chronic cold symptoms and so on. The whole point behind it is when your body doesn't get any fat or protein into its system from the solids it automatically gets into a survival mode, which means it starts eating itself from within. Our bodies are so wonderfully built that instead of eating itself randomly, it first eats the bad cells. Since all the toxins are located in our fat cells that is what the body starts eating first. That is why this program lasts 40 days max because, supposedly, after 40 days is when the body starts eating the good cells too. Here is the copy of the actual book that I found online Here is a one more helpful reference for you Enough with the theory )) I am still only in the middle of this practice and hope to really see the results. If not a full cure then at least a clean colon, clean mind and a healthy energy!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

New majic

Raw honey! I am obsessed!
I just HAD to introduce something sweet back to my diet without doing too much harm and, in fact, do the complete opposite, heal. And I found it! Raw honey has to be organic, unheated, unprocessed, right out of the hardworking bees' factory ))

Use it as a face mask 2-3 times a week to achieve that natural glow and smooth skin texture, eliminate any swelling and any unnecessary blemishes.

Eat one tspn in the morning before leaving home for a good boost of energy (great before the workout), and one spoon right before going to bed to boost your metabolism! I noticed the difference!

Raw honey is great for digestion due to its pack of enzymes, good bacteria, vitamins and minerals that digest so fast that don't even have enough time to convert into sugar!

Raw honey is amazing to eat while having flu symptoms due to its healing abilities. It basically sucks the bad bacteria out. It also does the same to scars and bruises.

I really like the one I got at Trader Joe's the other week due to its softer texture. It was easier to scoop out. The one I have now is harder and it is by Y.S. Eco Bee Farms. Very difficult to use but still delicious!

Friday, February 22, 2013


Love my new Etro dress. Wore it as a skirt to work. The colors are breathtaking! Neon green and yellow in paisley. Very signature

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

New makeup trend


What do you think about this new makeup trend?

I am still not sure about it. Seems like these models've just woken up! I love the eyebrows tho and the hair simplicity.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Sandwich cookie

In the morning I was experimenting with a little of the ingredients I had left at work for breakfast. I made my typical chocolate paste out of unsweetened chocolate, stevia and coconut milk. I am actually realizing slowly by trial and error that coconut is just NOT good for me. My stomach reacts poorly no matter what it is - coconut oil, coconut flakes or milk. Not repurchasing again! Anyway, could me replaced by any other unsweetened milk (soy is my favorite). Then I took two slices of brown rice cakes and spread the choco paste in between them! Genius! I got an awesome sandwich cookie that is crispy, fresh, sweet and filling at the same time! Love

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Mirror green

I am a proud owner of a new pair of RayBan Aviator Mirror shades in green! Love them!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Hair alert!

Had a good hair day yesterday :)


Lately all I've been eating is vegetables and fruits nonstop! Like practically munching on them! No particular food during the day except carrots, zucchini, celery, avocado, apples, banana and cucumber. Not sure why exactly this is all my body craves but I can't complain. Fruits and veggies make you feel fuller and less hungry due to the amounts of fiber they consist of. Amazing trick! Hungry? Get these mini carrots (preferably organic - they taste better!) and dip them into hummus for fun if you like. Craving sweets? Get a pear, cut it into small pieces and eat it with a fork. It gives your mind an idea of a dessert since you're actually using kitchen supplies but at the same time all you're eating is healthy ))

My next step to a healthy stomach is ground ginger! Buying it tonight

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Colorful lunch

Great healthy foods to brighten up the freezing cold!
I buy this hummus every time I visit Trader Joe's, which is at least once in two weeks. It comes as a quartet out of four different flavors and all of them are made out of natural organic ingredients. I love dipping celery sticks and carrots in it, as well as zucchini or cut peppers. Of course it is also a great snack with chips that I can't have (( but I use rice cakes instead.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Coconut macaroons

I found these amazing sugar free coconut macaroons at my local health store! Couldn't believe the rare find. Look at the description and you'll understand )) Healthy, low calorie, gluten free, dairy free and so on

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

My only cocktail forever

If you want to get tipsy without doing too much harm to your body;
If you don't want to be hangover the next day after having fun;
If you don't want to consume too many calories while having cocktails;
If you don't want to be swollen like a balloon the morning after;
Then have my favorite cocktail of all times! I've tested it for a few times already.

It's pure vodka with sparkling seltzer water! No ice, no nothing! You could add a piece of lime for some flavor if you like. Just a plain colorless sugar-free drink that will keep you feeling good into the next day. Guarantee! No headaches, no dry mouth, no irritation, nothing! Try it for yourself the next time you go out. And rule number one - no mixing!
Enjoy your youth!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Long Robe Coat

Love experimenting with my outerwear during the winter months. This coat is long, sharp, buttonless with just a tying belt. Very universal and the color is truly special - burgundy! ))

Saturday, January 12, 2013


Just made a small bunch of 6 delicious biscuits for breakfast. The texture came out puffy and great with coffee!

You need:
3 eggs
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 tspn salt
2 tspn coconut oil
1 tspn lime or lemon juice
30 drops of liquid stevia
1/4 cup water
1/2 tspn baking soda

What to do:
1. Separate yolks from whites
2. In a small bowl mix 3 yolks with coconut flour, coconut oil, lemon juice, water, salt and stevia together
3. Bit up the whites in a separate bowl until stiff
4. Add baking soda to the yolk and mix till even
5. Start adding half of the whites into the yolk mix till fluffy
6. Spoon it into your preferred muffin pots
7. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Food diary

Yesterday was one of those single rare days when my stomach didn't react to food as much as usual. For my own sake I should write it down. I had:

2 egg omelette with tofu

1 sweet pepper roasted
1 cucumber
1 tomato chopped
2 chicken white breasts
1/2 brown rice

Dinner snack:
2 unsweetened chocolate slices with 20 drops of stevia and soy milk