Review: The 2-Week maxCEEmum effect

I’ve been interested in skin care products since I turned 40. If you’re in your 40’s, I’m pretty sure you understand that skin health is no longer something we can put aside. Not unless, of course, if we make it an option to just let skin trouble happen to us. I’ve been told more than once in my youth that my skin was my biggest asset. But when I turned 40, I started experiencing skin problems, not just on my face, but on other parts of my body, like eczema, skin tags, dry skin, age spots and for crying out […]

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How Does a Diet Pill Actually Help Your Weight Loss?

This is possibly one of the most commonly asked questions among everyone out there who is struggling to lose their excess weight, and the answer to it largely depends on your individual context – that is to say, the factors that have you gaining weight, those that make you opt for diet pills or similar supplements, and the specific mechanism by which your chosen weight loss pill operates. Nowadays, gaining weight happens for a whole host of reasons, not just “eating too much fatty foods” or eating too much in general. Consumption rates of all kinds of junk food are […]

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Plana FORMA: Trusting the process

Just yesterday, my visiting mother-in-law who hasn’t seen me in years, told me how big I’ve become. Normally, comments like that would get me plunging into some drastic diet plan, but I surprised myself that I was okay with it. It’s true, I am overweight. And I guess the reason why I didn’t feel so bad was because it’s not like I’m not doing anything about it. I’ve been working out at home – doing Zumba and body weight workout programs the past few months; and at my husband’s coaxing, I have been running with him and our boys at Track […]

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Why we take “well-balanced diet” seriously at home

Chicken is a staple at home. I know that there are new brands in the market, but I’ve always stuck to the one I grew up with and know so well – Magnolia Fresh Chicken. I usually get free range chicken because I think that it’s the better option, but I don’t mind getting whole chicken either. I’m a big believer of the notion that trusted brands will not risk losing their credibility by intentionally messing up their products to fool their consumers. Magnolia’s one of them trusted seals. Did you know??? Some fast facts about Magnolia Fresh Chicken: The […]

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Starstruck! Meeting Zumba creator, Beto Perez, in the flesh

I’ve never tried Zumba®, although I’ve heard so much about it. So, when I got a slot to Beto Perez’s media conference yesterday at the Intercontinental Manila, I was soooo ready to party. You can bet I came in my workout clothes! Beto Perez is the original creator of Zumba®. The story behind how he stumbled upon it is very interesting. He used to teach an aerobics class back in the late 80’s and he forgot to bring the music. He improvised on some salsa tapes  (yes, cassette tapes!) he found in his bag and everyone ended up loving the […]

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