I have previously discussed my love of Nosh Detox, a 3-day (or longer, if you choose) program that was nourishing, delicious, and cleansing. In reality though, most people find it hard to live on such a restricted eating plan. Where do the rest of the foodies-in-need turn? As far as the UK is concerned, I would suggest Go Lower or The Pure Package.
While both programmes are designed with constant integration into your existing lifestyle, they both have intricate and positive differences:
Go Lower is a scheme that can guarantee weight loss results based simply on it’s science. While there is definite caloric restriction, anyone looking to drop some pounds – stones, even – can do so at a very quick rate and with customised, flawless one-to-one nutritionist support. The food is very meat-heavy, as it is the quickest way to get the body into ketosis (aka the natural process that makes your body kick fat to the curb), though there are also some fantastic soups, snacks, and even chocolate. The only negative experience I had while dining on Go Lower was a serious craving for fruit. I am renowned as a complete fruit and vegetable addict, and just a week without eating something super-fresh drove me absolutely bananas. Literally, I bought a ton of bananas.
With The Pure Package, your breakfast will be a variety of either muesli with yoghurt and fruit, or a savoury breakfasts. Lunches are generally salads – good and substantial – and designed to be eaten cold (though some can be heated). Diner is designed to be heated either in the microwave or conventional oven, but your daily menu delivery gives you foolproof directions and the benefits behind the ingredients. With uber-healthy snacks, they also provide many programmes for different lifestyles and goals; detoxes to pregnancy to training support.
Personally, I would choose The Pure Package as my food delivery service because I am a sucker for the freshness and variety of ingredients, and don’t feel the need to drop weight. That said, anyone looking to lose weight from a delivery service needs to chose Go Lower. The results are absolutely incredible, and that extra support offered through your nutritionist and online forums are extremely valuable for those who find it hard to get results on your own. Both absolutely fantastic regimes.
I have talked to you about my obsession with hair. Now, it’s time to talk about length. I am an absolute sucker for long hair and after cutting my hair a while ago, I am beyond eager to grow it all back. Of course, the other option is hair extensions.
Trouble is, I had hair extensions a long time ago and wanted to rip them out of my head (I ended up doing so a week later). Choosing between a few different methods, I thought I would be too clueless for clip-ins so the fusion technique would be best. Boy, was I wrong. Though it was done by someone with a great reputation, the glue bonds made my hair heavy, painful and in major need of conditioning. What I didn’t know then was that micro rings are the answer.
Micro rings cause no damage to your natural hair and are completely without glue or weave. The jist is that a strand of extension hair is placed with a strand of your hair – creating a single combined strand – then placed inside the ring and closed flat to tightly hold the extension hair to your natural hair. These rings weigh nothing more than an extra strand of hair and are almost invisible (no chunky glue!). Since there is no chemical process to remove or maintain them, they can also last well over three months.
– Ask around. Read tons of reviews. The hair extension industry is prone to people who have no idea what they are doing (check Youtube for horror stories if you dare).
– Do not try and do it yourself. You can’t 360 your head like a trained professional.
– The only no-no for micro ring users would be to brush your hair starting from the top. You would be brushing a tiny ring. Otherwise, it acts like normal hair.
– Hair quality. The scam artists of the industry are known to use plastic or plastic/real combination hair of very poor quality. You have the right to see and touch the hair.
– You get what you pay for. If it seems too good to be true, or you’re getting charged a flat rate for any length you choose, you are being taken. It is common sense to know the longer the hair, the more it will cost.
In my research, almost everyone I’ve spoken to in the industry has said the best hair extensions in London are done by Hairextensionaires. Jacqui – the sole owner – has clients travel internationally to get their hair done by her. She is so talented she can even work with those suffering from hair loss; with years of experience and well-priced service, she is renowned as the key to healthy, heavenly hair. It is time to start saving the pounds, ladies!