We are bombarded in the media with images of beautiful women with flawless complexions, perfect bodies and impeccable grooming. But how are the rest of us - those who are less physically advantaged, cash-strapped, and juggling the demands of work and family life - supposed to compete? Well, on our own terms and by making the most of our natural assets - including the curves - and adapting our routines to fit our purse and our lifestyle. Here GMTV star Lorraine Kelly shows in her trademark down-to-earth manner that you don't have to be a supermodel to look gorgeous, though you may well have to make some changes; it's all about attitude, eating healthily, doing enough exercise and enhancing your body shape by toning and slimming down (or even putting on a few pounds) if necessary. In this book Lorraine shares her own health, hair and beauty secrets and provides an effective plan for getting into shape and defying age.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION; HEALTHY LIVING BASICS; Work/life balance, Finding some 'me time', Effects of stress, 10 point plan for getting things done, Feel good treats and rewards, Health checks for every woman, Bones, Breast aware, Back care, Alcohol, Giving up smoking, Hormones/PMT, Pregnancy, Menopause, Relaxation, Top relaxation treats, Sex and sexual health, Sleep - are you getting enough?, Top tips for sleeping through, Jet lag and shift work, Low energy and feeling down, Making time for friends and family, HEALTHY EATING; Variety is key, Veggie and vegan or restricted diet, Preparing meals, LK's top tips for quick and easy cooking, Dinners, Light lunches and suppers, LK's Favourite recipes, Supplements, Superfoods, Watching your weight and why we pile on pounds, What is a healthy weight for you?, Can celebrity diets help real women?, Gastric bands and miracle pills/aids, LK's tips for successful weight loss, LK's healthy controlled eating plan, Eating out, Portion sizes, Sticking to plan, EXERCISE; Love it or hate it, Why you should, How often and how much, Types of exercise: cardio, stretches, weights, Find something you enjoy, LK's workout, The pilates difference, Warm ups and stretches, Back and neck, Arms, Tummy, Waist, Thighs and bum, Cool downs, LOOKING GOOD; Age reversal, Skin and sun safety, Under the knife and other cheats, What to spend your money on, LK's skin regime: hands, feet, body, hair, Makeup: day, evening, Morning after, Wardrobe essentials, Special occasions, Accessories, Colour and texture, Style - right for your body type, right for your age, INDEX;
Lorraine Kelly is a TV presenter and journalist best known for GMTV with Lorraine. She writes a weekly column for the Sun and is agony aunt for Best magazine. Well known for her curvaceous body, recently Lorraine joined forces with the Sun's Fit Squad team and achieved success in dropping a dress size in 6 weeks. Lorraine has an interest in maintaining a healthy weight and in eating nutritious food and is the author of a number of books on healthy food for children. Location: London, UK.