No Sugar November Challenge — DAY 3 (FOOD DIARY)

No Sugar November Challenge — DAY 3 (FOOD DIARY)

Happy Friday, guys!

Don’t give into temptation this weekend; stay strong with your No Sugar lifestyle and in a few more days it will pay off. Today was way easier and I feel like I have more energy. This may be a placebo effect, but I’ll see how I feel in a few more days.

I think the trick is to be consistent with what you’re eating. That’s why I have developed a routine and try to eat the same things daily.

Here is what I ate as of 6:02pm EST

According to a story that I found on CNN, cutting sugar in just 10 days has amazing results for children. So if you started doing this, it may be time to get your kids involved, too.

Also, check out this really cool chart from AssociatedContent.com on how soda affects the body, take a look
(scary isn’t it?!):

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No Sugar November Challenge — DAY 2 (Food Diary)

No Sugar November Challenge — DAY 2 (Food Diary)

Hi guys,

Soooo, I made it! It’s almost the end of day 2 and I didn’t give into temptation. I know it might seem silly to some of you, but you’ll be surprised at how many things I can’t eat because of the added sugar.

Here are the things I ate today (minus a pink lady apple that I forgot to take a photo of). I also drank another can of seltzer water and filtered water throughout the day.

According to The American Heart Association, the daily recommended intake for “most American women, is no more than 100 calories per day and no more than 150 calories per day for men (or about 6 teaspoons per day for women and 9 teaspoons per day for men)”. I used to eat WAY more than that!

I found this really cool infographic from the DailyMail showing how much sugar is in some of the common foods that we eat. (Also, don’t mind the fruits, your body can’t function without sugars, but they should be natural).

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How is it going for you guys?

Hashtag me! #SabrinaNoSugar

Syringoma Treatment Part 3

Syringoma Treatment Part 3

Hi all,
Thank you for visiting my channel again!

This is the third (and hopefully the last) treatment for my syringomas — I wanted to share a quick vlog about the easy and painless procedure to remove them. I hope it’s helpful!

Make sure you keep up with me on all of my social media outlets:

Instagram: @SabrinaBachai
Twitter: @SabrinaBachai
Facebook: facebook.com/sabrinabachai

If you have any questions about your specific case PLEASE call your dermatologist or see Dr. Peredo. Unfortunately, I am not a medial professional and I will not be able to answer any of your individual queries.

Marina I. Peredo, M.D., P.C.
260 Middle Country Road, Suite 112
Smithtown, NY 11787
631.724.7720

DIY Acne Clearing Manuka Honey Face Mask

DIY Acne Clearing Manuka Honey Face Mask

Hi all,

Thank you so much for visiting me again! A few weeks ago, I had this really small pimple on my face, and being a picker, I squeezed it so hard that it left a scab and bruise on my face. I was researching ways to help heal it naturally and quickly and I found an amazing DIY remedy — manuka honey.

What is is?

It’s a product of New Zealand and it comes from bees that pollinate the New Zealand teatree.

Manuka honey is antibacterial, which mean that it’s great for fighting those nasty zits. It is also used by doctors in New Zealand to treat burn victims (note: the honey that is use by medical professionals is a medical grade manuka honey, and it’s not just off of the shelf).

How do I use it?

I use this on my skin a few times a week to help keep my naturally dry skin soft and supple. Take half of a tablespoon and rub it all over your face and neck. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and wash it off with warm water. Pat you face dry with a clean towel. If you skin feels extra dry you can add a moisturizer, but mine usually feels hydrated after I do the mask so I don’t add anything.

 

Where can I buy it?

I bought mine from Whole Foods but you can purchase it on Amazon.

Thanks for reading and I hope this information was useful!

Make sure to follow me on all of my social media networks:
Instagram: @SabrinaBachai
Twitter: @SabrinaBachai
Facebook: facebook.com/sabrinabachai

Indian Wedding Makeup

Indian Wedding Makeup

Hi guys!

Here are a list of products that I used to create this look.

1. Face:
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation – Tahoe
Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer – Medium
Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush – Bang
e.l.f. Studio Contour Palette

2. Lips:
MAC Lip Pencil – Spice
MAC Tinted Lipglass – Lust

3. Eyes:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette
Inglot Matte Eyeliner Gel 77 (black)
Ardell Glamour Wispies
Maybelline Great Lash BIG Washable Mascara – Blackest Black

Jar Salad: Easy On-The-Go Lunch Or Dinner

Jar Salad: Easy On-The-Go Lunch Or Dinner

Hi guys!

Jar salads have become super popular over the past few years and I never realized how easy they were to make. Usually when I come home from a long day I don’t want to make a complicated dinner. So I’ll have a salad, some fruits, veggies, or anything that doesn’t require cooking.

Instead of just munching on boring veggies, I decided to spice up my dinner with this fun salad. If you’re interested — keep reading!

Ingredients:

1.Belgian Endive
2. Cucumber
3. Pear
4. Tomato
5. Balsamic Vinegar
6. Feta

**TIP: Add the wet stuff first and then layer the rest.

The Most Common Skin Question I Get Asked

Ever since I started my blog, people always ask me random beauty, fitness or health questions, but the one question that I get asked most often is, ‘Sabrina, I started breaking out recently and I take care of my skin – HELP me, please!”

To all of the people who have asked me this question, I want say thank you and let you know that I appreciate the fact that you see me as a resource, but I want to stress that I am not a medical professional, any advice that I have given you is based on my own research.

I’m going to answer this question broadly, based on all of the scientific research that I have done and on my own experiences. I want to stress that this advice will not work for everyone, but I think it will help you to understand the source of your acne issues and it might even help to clear up some of your breakouts.

I’ve never had terrible skin, but like everyone I break out with the random pimple here and there.
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And let me tell you, seeing that zit can really put a huge damper on my self-esteem so I understand why everyone is always looking for quick and easy ways to treat it.

When people reach out to me I think they’re expecting me to suggest some miracle cream or medicine ( trust me, I wish it was that easy). However, one of the biggest issues with only topically treating your pimples is that it won’t cure the cause of your breakouts. Using a cream or a spot treatment will only work to clear the existing pimple, but it can’t guarantee that another one won’t pop-up.

Look at it this way, the skin is the largest organ of the human body and it’s a pretty good indicator of what’s happening on the inside. So if you take care of your insides, most likely it will show on your outsides – does that make sense?

I’m going to give you 3 changes you can make to your lifestyle that might help lessen your acne. If you do these things for a few weeks and see no changes, I would then recommend seeing your physician.

1. Keep A Food Diary – Cut Back On Sugar

You want to keep track of what you’re consuming. While the science is not conclusive on the effect of diet and acne, many recent studies have been published linking glycemic levels to acne.

What is a glycemic level? Glycemic index and glycemic load offer information about how foods affect blood sugar and insulin. The lower a food’s glycemic index or glycemic load, the less it affects blood sugar and insulin levels. Source: Harvard Medical School

According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, having a diet with a low-glycemic index might help to improve acne symptoms.

Foods that have a high glycemic index include, sodas, cakes, bagels, and some juices. To see a more comprehensive list, click here: Glycemic index and glycemic load for 100+ foods

The easiest thing to do would be to cut out all processed sugars. Whenever I tell people this, they always say that they, “never eat any sugar”, but you’d be surprised at all of the places sugar hides. So if you’re eating something packaged or prepared read the ingredients. More than likely there will be added sugar.

This is a great TIME article to help you cut sugar from your diet: 10 Easy Ways to Slash Sugar from Your Diet

2. Drink Enough Water

A 2013 study found that nearly half of Americans are not drinking enough water, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Water is an important part of maintaing healthy functioning organs, which also means it can help to clear your acne.

Drinking at least 8 glasses of water per day can help to cleanse your body and potentially clear up your skin.

3. Make Sure You’re Not Over-washing Your Skin

People sometimes think that if they have oily skin or are breaking out, it’s because their face is “dirty.” That couldn’t be farther from accurate.

Sometimes washing the skin too much can actually exacerbate acne. By washing your face too much it can strip the skin of essential oils, which can then lead to the body producing more oil and potentially causing more pimples.

I hope these tips help and please let me know if you have anymore questions. I would love to hear from you all.