Thursday, July 14, 2011


Health and exercise is a growing topic in our news/media culture, with the countless weight-loss television shows and celebrities' nip/tuck updates. CoolSculpting was invented to help healthy men and women, who have lost weight and are now healthy, get rid of those stubborn extra pounds, otherwise known as your love handles or muffin tops. There is not enough dieting or exercise to help you shrink down these areas. Some people give up or others have costly surgery with suctions, needles and even lasers. Harvard scientists developed CoolSculpting. It is FDA cleared and clinically proved to help banish those unwanted pounds by freezing the fast cells without ever damaging your skin.

After just one visit, you can see up to 20% reduction in the treated area. If necessary, you can have more treatments, which means more fat lose in those areas. Within months, the fat cells in the treated areas will be gone.

I recall hearing about CoolSculpting on an episode of the Rachel Ray show several months back, so I was eager to do this sponsored review/post. I must say that I enjoyed visiting the website, which is clean and easy to navigate. There are several success stories and patient FAQs. It was nice to see that CoolSculpting has a Facebook page for everyone to visit and like. Be sure to check out and enter the CoolSculpting 12 Weeks to Change Challenge.

For more information visit

*Disclosure - This was a sponsored post.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Book Review - Eat All Day - Drink All Day

EAT ALL DAY - DRINK ALL DAY: A Never-Hungry way to get slim and stay slimEat All Day - Drink All Day
BY: D.G. Long
PUBLISHED BY: Outskirts Press
ISBN: 978-1-4327-6671-9
Pages: 192
Reviewed by Billy Burgess

There are countless diet plans and how to diet books out there today. Eat All Day - Drink All Day is by a F.F. (Former Fatty) D.G. Long who uses the simple fact that it is way easier to burn off 100 calories than 500 calories or more three times a day. She doesn’t go to the gym, but goes by the 10,000 steps a day method; therefore the average person can easily understand and follow the diet plan that is introduced in the book.

Have you ever heard the phrase “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day?” Well, you should never skip breakfast and it should always be eaten within an hour of rising from bed.

The only equipment you need for this diet plan are the following: a liquid measuring cup; a set dry measuring cups; a set of measuring spoons; a blender; a small non-stick skillet; and a little kitchen scale.

There are drinks, salads, soups, sandwiches, fish, beef, eggs, chicken, snacks, and many other meal recipes including 100 calories recipes.

Eat All Day - Drink All Day follows a simple plan of eating small nutritional meals throughout the day. In the back of the book the author has provided a three day meal plan that includes 8 small meals a day. Each day is under 770 calories total. You don’t have to be a chef to try out the meals in the book. All of the recipes look easy enough for anyone to make. There’s even a cheese sandwich recipe that is only 100 calories. Some of my favorites are Mocha Mama, Coffee Creamy, and Good for You Cocoa. I enjoyed reading the book and recommend it to everyone.

*I would like to thank the author for sending me a copy to review.

Book Review - The Complete Guide to Creating Oils, Soaps, Creams, and Herbal Gels

The Complete Guide to Creating Oils, Soaps, Creams, and Herbal Gels for Your Mind and Body: 101 Natural Body Care Recipes (Back-To-Basics)The Complete Guide to Creating Oils, Soaps, Creams, and Herbal Gels For Your Mind and BodyBY: Marlene Jones
PUBLISHED BY: Atlantic Publishing
ISBN: 978-1601383693
Pages: 288
Reviewed by Billy Burgess

Let’s face it; the economy is not getting any better. The food cost and household items are getting more expensive every week. People are looking for ways to save money. The Complete Guide to Creating Oils, Soaps, Creams, and Herbal Gels for Your Mind and Body contains over 101 natural body care recipes that you can make at home.

The book gives a brief history of aromatherapy, an overview of essential oils and how to handle the oils. There is a long list of common carriers and base oils, like - cranberry seed oil, grapeseed oil, jojoba oil, and many others. Then you learn about the common essential oils, like - balsam of Peru, cedarwood, lavender, lemongrass, tea tree, and etc. You learn about the 30 uncommon essentials oils and what oils to avoid. From there you’ll get a brief 101 on soap making. The recipes range from household cleaners, to bathroom soaps and shampoos, beauty and wellness treatments, and other oils.

Wow! I didn’t know there were so many different kinds of oils! I like the concept of making soaps and cleaners at home, but I wonder if some of these ingredients can be found outside of big cities, like - geranium oil, apricot kernel oil, and many others. The book also includes simple home remedies, backache blend, cold and flu blend, and my favorite - cold sore blend, but I have no idea where to find tea tree oil or geranium oil. The recipes look simple if you can find the ingredients. I enjoyed reading about the different oils.

*I would like to thank Atlantic Publishing for sending me a copy to review.