Dearpacker Royal Black – Black Tea & Black Rose Mask : Review and Swatch

I am a sucker for skin care products. Especially Korean skin care products are something I really love. Reason being, Koreans are amazing when it comes to skin care. They are quite famous for their amazing, spotless skin and the way they take care of it.

The face shop is a Korean skin care brand that has made it’s place in Indian skin care industry. With their amazing, yet affordable skin care range, it has succeeded in stealing all skin care enthusiasts’ hearts. Recently, The face shop had limited edition offer of it’s colloboration with Dearpacker. They had a combo of one product of each brand, with amazing discount prices. Needless to say, I added one to my cart and hit ‘buy’ button.

Lets know more about the combo and of course my experience with it.

They had 5 combos targeting different skin needs.

 

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I went for black tea and black rose mask combo.

It came in a transparent, sturdy pouch. This zipper pouch is sure making space in my travel bag. ! The combo has a cleanser from The Face Shop and the mask from Dearpacker.

I will save a separate review post for the cleanser.

Brand: Dearpacker

Category: Face Mask

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Price: 3390 INR for the 100 ml mask. But in the combo offer – 1499 INR (cleanser of worth 999 INR + the mask).

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Online Link to Purchase:

Shelf Life: 3 Years

Ingredients:

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It has avocado oil and glycerine which are moisturizing.
Fruit extracts, fruit and flower oils which are good for skin.
Has alcohol..!!!

Added fragrances too..!!!

***And I have no clue why they have mentioned it as sheet mask, whereas it is clearly a face pack with cream consistency.!!! ***

Packing:
Outer cartoon looks royal with the black and golden combo. It has kettle, royal crown and saucer prints. Reminds me of Disney..!!

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Directions to use, warnings, ingredients and other details of the product has been mentioned on the cartoon. ‘Directions’ mentioned on the pack is quite confusing. It describes the steps to use a sheet mask instead of a face mask..!!!

Inside of the outer cartoon has all the details printed in Korean language (I am totally assuming it as Korean because this product is made in Korea. I am not able to read it ๐Ÿ˜› )

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Product comes in this sturdy plastic jar. The cap of the jar has the same design as that of the outer cartoon. A spatula is also provided with the mask. So that you don’t have to dip fingers to take out the product.

Fragrance:
This has a very strong fragrance. It smells like Ayurveda medicine. Strong smell of green tea and hint of citrus note. I really didn’t like this smell. It is so strong that my eyes were watery. It lasts for some time and slowly fades away. If you have sensitive nose, I would say just try the tester once before buying it.

Color: It is light brown in color. You can see dried petals in the mask.

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Consistency: It has gel like consistency. Neither thick nor runny.

My Experience:
My eyes were all teary at first when I opened the jar and tried applying.
Also it gave me tingling effect to my skin. I was really scared that it would damage my skin. It has that strong smell.!
But the smell started fading and it was quite mild in sometime. I left it on for 10 minutes or so and washed with water.

Pros:
1. Travel friendly packing.
2. It didn’t cause any breakouts.

Cons:
1. Falls on the pricier side. Since I got it in an offer, I am not complaining.
2. It has a very strong smell. Sensitive nose ladies, stay away.
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Will I Repurchase?
No. I don’t like strong fragrance products. So it’s a no.

Will I Recommend?
It didn’t do any magic on my skin. Since it also falls on pricier side, I am not recommending this to you.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 2/5

Beauty Co Glow Mask Peel Off Mask Review and Swatch

Skin care people are always always drawn towards new skin care products. I have been trying out different face masks lately.

This glow mask which I am reviewing today, is something I wanted to try from quite long time. Just because of it’s ‘fanciness’. Itย has stars and glitters in it guys…!!! Does that not sound fancy enough???

Let’s see whether this fancy product is worth being a skin care junkie’s fantasy…!!!

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Brand : Beauty Co.

Category : Skin care >> Face Mask >> Peel off mask.

Variants:
There are 4 variants available. Click on the picture to shop.

    • Charcoal Glitter Glow Mask

    • Green Tea and Aloe vera Glitter Glow Mask

    • Lavender and Chamomile Glitter Glow Mask

  • Mix Berries Glitter Glow Mask

I bought the last one – the berries one.

Price: 850 INR for 100 g. (Each variant has been priced differently. ) I bought it in a sale. there was 50% off and bought it at 450 INR.

Online Link to Purchase:

Shelf Life: 2 Years

What Company Claims, Ingredients, Direction to use, Caution:

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Even though it contains glycerine which is moisturizing + berries extracts which are rich in antioxidants, it does contains added fragrance. Certain artificial fragrance can irritate the skin/ eyes.

Cruelty Free:
Yesssss

Packing:
Each variant comes in different colored packing. Berries one comes in a pink pack. The outer pink cartoon has the details mentioned in golden font. Pack looks quite girly.

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Product comes in tub packing. Again the tub color depends on the product inside. It has the lid inside for double protection. The outer lid or the cap is tight enough to carry this tiny box while travelling, without fear of spillage.

All the details like ingredients, shelf life, how to use, caution etc have been mentioned on the outer as well as the inner pack. I personally like the tub or the container which has all details mentioned over it because we hardly save the outer cartoon for long. If the details are mentioned over the container that helps in long run.

This also comes with a spatula to take out product and to apply. This avoids your hands from getting messy while applying.

Color:
This is red mask with pink undertone, which does reminds you of berries.

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Fragrance:
If you have tried those fellero chocolates, especially strawberry flavour, this smells like that. But kind of artificial one.
But the fragrance is quite strong. Once applied it takes some time to fade away. Butย  that time is enough for your eyes to start watering especially if you have sensitive nose.ย  My eyes start tingling and watering whenever I have used this mask.

Consistency:
This is neither runny nor thick. Gel like consistency. The glow mask has shining or glittery particles. Stars and glitters. They are technically doing nothing for the skin. They are just making the mask fancier.

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My Experience:
As I mentioned, as soon as I start applying the mask, my eyes start tingling. Within few minutes they start watering. But thankfully the fragrance gets faded away within five minutes.

The mask takes minimum 20 minutes to solidify or to work completely.

Peeling off the mask was slightly painful. Rest of the points I will categorise in terms of pros and cons.

Pros:

  • Travel friendly packing.
  • The glitter particles are not harming your skin. I was slightly sceptical about it. They are chunky small particle with sharp edges, especially the stars. But they didn’t harm the skin when applied or when peeled off.
  • Skin was left super clean.
  • After peeling off the mask skin wasn’t left dry. Which most of the peel off masks do.
  • Glycerine is moisturizing.
  • Berries have antioxidant properties.

Cons:

  • Peeling off mask was slightly painful. Can’t complain much as I have used the worst ones.
  • Strong smell irritates my eyes. If you also have sensitive nose, please consider this point.
  • Contains added fragrance.
  • Has preservatives.
  • Has Color pigments (CI 12490).
  • This mask takes lot of time to dry.
  • Washing off left over mask needs extra care. The glitter particles might scratch your skin if you rub your face while washing.

Does this works the way what it claims?
IT works on wrinkles – I don’t think there is any mask as such exists that works on wrinkles. Wrinkles appear as and when skin ages. This claim is something I can’t buy.
Working on scars – I have used this mask thrice so far. May be too soon to say but it has not made any changes to the scars as such.

Will I Repurchase?
Since my eyes start watering due to the fragrance, I won’t be buying the same flavour. But I would like to try other variant. May be charcoal one.

Will I Recommend?
If you have sensitive nose then it would be a no.
This is a decent buy. It does leaves skin clean and doesn’t dry your skin. If you want to try fancy glitter mask which is not doing any harm to your skin, go for it.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 2.5/5

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Home Remedies to Say Good Bye to Blackheads

Last week, Mygirlypedia had asked this one single question on all it’s Social Mediaย channels -What is that one beauty problem which you are facing and which you would like to get home remedies for?

Deal was – you ask and we answer. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you for responding to it with bunch of beauty issues of yours. Mygirlypedia would love to answer you all, one by one. So, today let me just start with a beauty query which was common among most of you – Blackheads.

In this post, I am gonna tell you what and how these blackheads are caused. What can be done at home to get rid of them. Ready??? Read on then…!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

What is a blackhead???

Technically, blackheads are type of acne. As the name suggests these are tiny black bumps on skin. Caused due to clogged hair follicles.

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How are blackheads formed???

Ok, so, our each and every skin cell has these two glands – One for hair and one for oil secretion. As you guys know the oil secretion is necessary to keep the skin hydrated. You guys also know the skin type, where this oil secretion is excess. Do you???ย  – Check Yourย Answer is here. ๐Ÿ˜‰

So when dry skin cells and oil secreted, get trapped inside the skin cells, it forms the bump. When this bump is closed, it is called whitehead. But when it opens, it looks black thus called blackhead.ย  Simple…!!!!

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What causes these blackheads???

Below are some of the major reasons for blackheads –

  • Medication
  • Hormonal changes
  • Excess oil secretion
  • Dry skin
  • Bacterial infection
  • Excess dairy products consumption

Blackheads are formed on these body parts –

  • Face (Especially on nose)
  • Neck
  • Arms
  • Shoulders
  • Chest
  • Back

How do they look like???

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Did you just say ewww???? Well, not your fault. They do look like that. As I said before blackheads are form of pimple. Unlike pimple, these are painless. Due to their dark pigmentation, they can be easily noticed.

Home remedies for blackheads –

Even though there are methods where post giving nice steam to face, with blackhead remover, people just squeeze out the blackheads. But honestly, it takes time and it is painful. Hence listing some of the easy breezy techniques here.

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Exfoliate

Scrubbing away those dead cells can give your skin cells a chance to breath. Thus saying bye bye to blackheads.

Here are some home made scrubs you can try out.

Baking soda paste –ย 

Baking soda has the property to balance pH level of skin. Mix a table spoon of baking soda with water. Apply this on effected area. Massage gently. While giving mild scrubbing effect, it removes dead skin cells, unclogs pores and clean the skin cells.

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Turmeric paste –ย 

We all know how this magical ingredient from our kitchen shelf has helped us with our beauty issues. Turmeric paste applied and massaged on effected area, effectively kills bacteria and cures skin.

Green tea leaves –ย 

Take out that green tea powder from a tea bag and apply it as mask. Gently rub it while washing it off. While purifying the skin cells, it also wash away dead cells.

Peel off masks –ย 

There are multiple peel off masks you must have heard of or tried of. You just need to apply a layer of a mask. Let it dry. Once it is dried, peel it off. It might be painful but it does removes blackhead effectively.

Since we are discussing home remedies, the best peel off mask you can prepare at home is using egg white. Apply a layer of egg white on effected area. Let it dry. Peel it off. You can visibly see theย  blackhead on the peeled mask. Eww. But your skin looks wow…!!!

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Plus, egg white is used for anti aging also. Bye bye blackhead and of course bye bye fine lines.

How to prevent blackheads –

As they say, prevention is better than cure. To avoid this nasty skin issue, follow these simple steps.

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  1. Wash your face regularly. This keeps skin pores clean.
  2. Scrub away dry skin cells at least two times a week.
  3. If you have dry skin – here are the skin care rules to keep it health.
  4. If your skin secrets oil more already, here is the guide to take care of your skin.
  5. Normal or combination skinned beauties, try to use oil free products to avoid blackheads.

I hope this post helps you totally to get rid of blackheads. anddd hello beautiful skin…!!!! :*

 

This is What Happens When You Have These Food On Empty Stomach

Hello,

We know about some super foods which are helpful for weight loss, some are useful for health of skin and body. You know there is a way to consume certain food in order to get most of thebenefits??? Also, there are certain healthy food which we need to consume with certain conditions.. Else they might be harmful to you.

We have read and heard a lot about lemon water consumption at the start of the day. It is ideal to consume the lemon, honey water on empty stomach. Thus it helps in flushing out toxins from our body. Right??? Have you ever thought whether it is applicable to other food as well or it is good to consume healthy food on empty stomach to get the best out of it??? Umm… Well, no. Let’s see what happens if I eat below mentioned food or drink on empty stomach.

Apple:

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Even though apple is famous to keep the doctor away due to its rich nutrients, it should not be consumed on empty stomach. Reason being – apple has monosaccharides. This can be easily absorbed when eaten on empty stomach. Thus resulting in blood sugar level fluctuation.

Water:

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This is the best one to consume when you wake up. Water acts as a alarm for your internal organs. It wakes them up and makes them ready for their day work.

Tomato:

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I love eating raw tomatoes. The other day when I was eating tomato early in the morning as a part of my ‘healthy start’ of the day, my roommate told me it is not at all healthy. As she works in a health care company, she has good knowledge about these things. She then said, tomato has pectin and tannin in them. Which may have chemical reactions with acid and facilitate the formation of insoluble substance in the stomach. Ooopss…!!

Banana:

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If banana is consumed on empty stomach, it will upset the stomach. Especially those with gastrointestinal diseases should avoid eating bananas on empty stomach.

Tea/Coffee:

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Drinking theses hot beverages on empty stomach results in acidity. It might also cause vomiting.

You can check the health damage you cause by drinking green tea on empty stomach here.

Papaya:

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Good News…!!! Eating Papaya on empty stomach helps in losing weight.

Oatmeal Water:
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Prepare this weight loss water by blending Oatmeal and water in 1:3 ratio. Have it on empty stomach to fasten the weight loss process.

Almonds:

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This helps in maintaining good health of brain and good body weight.

Cinnamon Water:

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This acts like insulin. It reduces blood sugar level and regulates fat stores.

Eggs:

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Ideal Protein breakfast. It keeps you full thus regulates calorie intake through out the day. But make sure you don’t eat more than 2 egg yolks per day. As it increases the cholesterol level.

 

Spicy food:

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This irritates gastric linings of stomach thus resulting in gastritis.

Citrus Fruits:

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They are full of fruit acids. They end up causing acidity and in some case gastric ulcers.

Green Veggies:

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They are great for health. But if consumed on empty stomach, the fibre and amino acids present in them may harm the stomach lining. This leads to abdominal pain and flatulence.

Sweets or Desserts:

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You might be thinking who does that??? Desserts on empty stomach… Well, I do… haha. I can have dessert anytime. Like forget about late night, even if my stomach is full and about to burst, I know I have that small space where I can accommodate dessert.

But, eating desserts on empty stomach is not a sweet thing to do. Because they load the body with sugar, thus increasing pressure on pancreas and the liver.

Soft Drinks:

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Highly acidic in nature, when they mix with stomach acids, they cause nausea and gas This may also result in cramp and body pain.
So the next time when you have the important meal of the day – breakfast, you know what to avoid and what not to… ๐Ÿ™‚

Fun Friday : 5 Random Questions โ€“ Part 13

Hello,

First Friday of this new year is here… What are your plans for first weekend of this fresh start…??? I’ll update you guys about my plans tomorrow. Stay tuned to Mygirlypedia for it… ๐Ÿ˜‰

So… Time for five fun random questions… Shall we start???

  • Name one place you wanna visit this year

Kanyakumari. That’s the southern most part of India. Covered by water from three sides. That’s the only place you can witness both sun rise and sun set. I wanted to visit this place last year but due to bad weather there, I had to cancel. This year no matter what I’ll visit. Yours???

  • How is your new year resolutions going on???

I’m almost on track with my intentions. Hope to continue.

  • Jeans or leggings???

I like jeans but I love leggings more than jeans for the comfort they give.

  • Gym or diet???

In fact for a good body, both should go hand in hand. But I can hit gym but I am not at all good at dieting. Please let me know how to stick to good clean diet.

  • What is a new healthy habit you started this year???

We do make some healthy resolutions at the start of every year. Don’t we??? I have started drinking green tea. Phewww will share my expert tips soon..

Do share your answers below in the comments section.

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Eat These Super Foods to Reduce Fat

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I have announced mygirlypedia’s first ever giveaway…!!! Do check Instagram page for more updates and do Participate to win a girly hamper…

So, what’s every gals’ dream??? Not every gal dreams of meeting prince charm… not everyone wish to shop till they drop.. But every gal dreams of eating without getting fat…!!! Don’t you agree???

We do so many things to stay in shape. Because the world is getting freakily fitness conscious. Which makes us conscious about our curves. Due to this we have to think before we eat. When we see delicious food we do think – “I wish I could get in shape by just eating…!!!” Sounds so easy. You don’t have to workout or do any crash diet…!!!

Well, I have a good news for you in that case. Here is the list of solid and liquid food which you can eat and drink in order to stay fit. Excited to know what are those magical food items??? Check it out –

Water:

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You know all the health benefits of water from this post. About weight loss, alll you have to do is drink water whenever you feel hungry. Yes. That’s because sometimes even if we are not hungry we do feel hungry. That’s not a real hunger – you know what I mean. In that case fill your stomach with water. You will feel full and even if you get food, you won’t be able to eat more. Haa…!!

Black Beans:

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Our body needs Protein. Black beans is one of those protein sources, which has no saturated fat. It provides onlyyy Protein. #HappyTears

Kidney Beans:

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Because they resemble human kidneys, they are called so. Along with protein, this type of beans provides fibers and resistant starch as well.

Oats:

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You must have heard about this super food. Even the well known Maggie brand has come up with ‘Oats Maggie’. But the different tasty versions of Oats which we get in the market are not that effective. In order to get most of the benefits, will have to opt for bland Oats.
Oats contain fibers. By eating which, you will feel full for longer time. It also has healthy carbs which boosts the metabolic rate, thus fights against body fat.

Milk:

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Apart from improving the bone health, the Calcium in th milk helps in burning fat. A research was also been conducted to prove this. Where two people were provided with low fat, Portion controlled diet. But one among them was also provided with non fat milk four times a day. The result was – the one who drank milk lost more weight than the other one…!!!

You know spoiled milk can also be used for beauty and health treatment???

Avocados:

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This is one of my favorite fruits. This is tasteless. But, my mom makes a tasty milkshake. You just have to get the pulp of Avocado and mix milk and sugar. It tastes sooo yummy…!!!
You must have heard that the Avocado adds fats to your body. Well, yes. But good fat is also essential for body. We don’t want to end up being ‘skinny’. haha. Avocados contain monounsaturated fats which stops the hunger. Plus, it also has protein and fiber in it.

PS: For milkshake preparation, instead of sugar you can use natural sweeteners like honey.

Blueberries:

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I am a huge lover of berries. Be it strawberries, raspberries or blueberries. I just love them.
Talking about Blueberries, this fruit is very helpful in anti aging and skin care. Along with these amazing beauty benefits, it also helps in keeping you full as it contains healthy fiber content as well.

Broccoli:

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A cancer preventing food is also good for preventing you becoming fat. Yes it tastes good and it has fibers in it which helps us to manage our body weight.

Brown Rice:

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This is a replacement for white rice. Even thought brown rice takes more time to get cooked, it’s worth it. It has low calories and helps in improving metabolism. This low energy density food helps in burning fat. Also it lowers the body heat.

Pears:

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This tasty fruit has very limited amount of calories and fibrous.

Wine:

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Wine is made from grapes, which is a great antioxidant. Studies have shown that drinking wine moderately can reduce the belly fats.

 

Almonds:

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You must have heard about eating almond to improve memory power. Well, you have one more reason to have this healthy snacks. Researches have found that almonds help in burning fat faster.

Green tea:

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Weight loss and green tea are like sister words. They go together in any weight related discussion. haha. Green tea is rich in antioxidants. Which help in weight loss and helps in improving skin texture.

Eggs:

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They are super rich Protein resource. Ideal for breakfast. As you will feel full the whole day. If you are worried about cholesterol which egg provides, studies have proved that the egg eaters do not have higher bad cholesterol or lower good cholesterol than bagel eaters.

Dark Chocolates:

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It’s a happy news for all those who love chocolates like I do. Dark chocolates slow down digestion. Thus helps in eating less when you are offered a good meal.
Dark chocolates also burn fat and calories. Thus making you stay fit by enjoy eating them.

Oranges:

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This citrus food is the one with highest fiber content among all fruits. Thus keeping you full and making you eat less through out the day. And, don’t forget the good things it does to your skin by keeping it hydrated and vanishing early signs of aging.

Cheese:

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Yes you read it right…!!! Cheese. But fresh goat cheese. They contain fatty acids that help you feel full and burn fat. The next time you are buying cheese, look for ‘grass-fed’ label on it.

Hot peppers:

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Hot pepper is spicy because of a compound called capsaicin. This compound is responsible for heating up body and thus burns calories. In order to look hot, include some spicy hot peppers in your diet.

Coffee:

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This tasty beverage can help curb your appetite and increase metabolism. It also contains the antioxidant chlorogenic acid (CGA), which increase your bodyโ€™s use of fat for energy.
You can check more health benefits of coffee here.

Low fat Yogurt:

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Yogurt has a good balance of fat, carbohydrates and protein. It helps to keep your blood sugar steady thus it prevents cravings for food.ย Yogurtย also provides calcium for the body which is needed for women. The proportion of the number of calories to protein content and calcium content in yoghurt makes it favourable as a weight loss food.

Cucumber:

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This contains 97% of water content in it. Thus eating cucumber will keep your body hydrated and stomach full.

Hope this list helps you enjoy shedding those extra pounds just by eating…!!!