Sparkles & Stretchmarks: A UK Parenting & Pregnancy Blog: Weekly Wednesday Weigh In!

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Weekly Wednesday Weigh In!

So this is a new weekly feature on my blog!

As its been 3 months since I gave birth, I think its high time that I stopped using the "I've Just Had A Baby" excuse and started actually making some attempt to lose my baby weight....

The main reason for this is that about 2 weeks after I had Tyne, I went shopping and bought some new clothes including a top - it fit me fine.
Last week, I tried to wear that top and it is now too tight - meaning that I have actually gained weight SINCE having Tyne - so this is how I know that I have been eating like a sodding horse since I had the baby and its time for me to reign myself in! (No pun intended!)

So - being the blogaholic I am, I saw the opportunity to motivate myself by posting each and every Wednesday to update you all on my progress - and to trial some diet techniques and weight loss products!!

So each week I am going to be trialling a different kind of weight loss programme or product and reporting back with how I've found it!
This week I will be trialling the Kellogs Special K Diet - so I will be having a bowl of Special K for breakfast , one for lunch and a healthy dinner. 

In addition to this, I am also trialing ProSkins Leggings.

ProSkins are basically leggings made from compression fabric - the Proskins challenge is to wear the leggings for 28 days, 8 hours per day - and at the end of the trial period, you should notice a reduction in cellulite and a loss of inches!

SO HOW DOES IT WORK?

COMPRESSION FABRIC - A controlled level of scientific pressure promotes blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, flushing fluid and toxins from the body, which would otherwise bind with collagen fibers in fat cells, causing cellulite

CAFFEINE – Secreted into the skin while wearing Proskins Slim, stimulates blood flow to reduce fat nodes beneath the dermis, smoothing the bumpy surface appearance of cellulite, by retexturing skin and improving overall tone.

RETINOL – A skin regenerator, which stimulates collagen the strongest natural protein for skin resistance and tone, giving a youthful appearance to the skin.

VITAMIN E – A fat-soluble antioxidant that stops the production of reactive oxygen species formed when fat undergoes oxidation.

ALOE VERA – Moisturises the skin, to help it feel smoother and softer.

FATTY ACIDS - Fatty acids are important sources of fuel, as when metabolized they yield large quantities of ATP (transporter of chemical energy)


It is recommended to wear the garments 8 hours a day, for 28 days to gain the maximum impact. In the first week of use you will relieve excess fluid redefining areas such as ankles and calves, following that your skin will be smoother, firmer and a reduction of up to 2cm of fat.

With celebrities such as Mel C and Dannii Minogue already known to be fans of Proskins, I am very excited to be trying them out!

Dannii wearing her Proskins!

I have been wearing the Proskins for a few days so far - I wear them as leggings under a dress or long top, or underneath jeans or a maxi dress - the material is super soft and lightweight so they are incredibly comfortable, they don't feel at all tight like you would expect compression wear to feel!
I have taken my starting measurements and will report back at the end of the trial period with my results!
Wish Me Luck! :)

What diet plans or weight loss products have you tried personally? As always, I'd love to hear from you!
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Louise's blog is a fab read all about beauty, shopping and mummyhood with regular product reviews and weekly features such as Shopping My Stash and What The Postman Brought....


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