Stress and weight loss

Related? Yes.

I've been kind of stressed lately and eating has helped to comfort me. I think all the water weight I lost from my body wrap has been put back on :(.... I've also been less motivated to exercise or do nething.

Sometimes I've heard that stress makes you less hungry and therefore helps you lose weight - what does it do to you?

Body Wrap results

So I finally went and got a body wrap - for those who are claustrophobic or can't handle heat (like saunas / steam rooms), this option is not for you. Even for those of you who think you can, it can be a little scary!

For my thermal mud detox wrap: I went in and the lady exfoliated my skin and then applied the mud. I was wrapped in a heating blanket which at first didn't seem too hot but soon after I was sweating like crazy and felt extremely hot. Make sure you have a towel over your eyes as sweat can also drip in there and it stings!!!

They say to drink a lot before and after so I brought a bottle of water to drink after but it would have been nice to drink it during because I was sooo hot.

Just when I thought I couldn't take the heat anymore, time was up. I unwrapped, rinsed off in cool water - not cold as the body will go in shock and not hot because I was hot enough!

Results: I felt like I sweated a lot and felt a little out of energy (like after working out). I saw a lot of liquid lost - like cups. As for inches, I perhaps lost 1 inch - not a lot. But my skin feels great and I'm sure I sweated out a lot of toxins and impurities. All in all, this specific wrap was not super effective for me for weight loss. Maybe I'll try another one.

At Home Workouts

For those busy moms / dads who either can't leave their house or want the convenience of a home workout, these sites offer some really good moves that you can do in the comfort of your own home, and with minimal to no props.

Six easy at home or travel-friendly total-body workouts to get you in shape and burt fat

Abs Diet Weekly Workout Schedule

Posture-perfect workout

Good luck!

Celebrity Diets

I haven't tried any of these out but I thought I would share what some of the richest, most famous stars claim to keep them fit and slim.

The queen of celebrity weight loss. She avoids carbs like the plague, including bread, rice, pasta and potatoes. She also works out everyday - she's testament to the fact that dieting isn't easy, but if you work hard you can do it.

Angelina Jolie
A strict protein-rich diet of lean meats and fish, plus lots and lots of water. Eating more high quality protein is one celebrity diet tip that we should all take note of. Angelina has also dined on cockroaches, crickets and bee larvae - all excellent sources of protein. However, we don't all need to go that far to stay slim!

Janet Jackson
She drinks 2-3 custom-tailored liquid meals each day, containing all the nutrients she needs. As her diet progressed, she introduced vegetables, berries and frozen fruit.

Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon controls her calories and portions by eating jars of baby food. It's a great idea as top quality baby food is tasty and nutritionally dense. It's also very convenient as a snack - take it with you when you're on the go.

Beyonce's Diet
Users are typically instructed to consume six to 12 glasses a day of a drink based on Real Maple Syrup, Cayenne Pepper, Lemon Juice and Water. Proponents claim the diet is safe and effective for three to ten days and beyond, while detractors insist it is totally unsafe. Natural fruit juices and raw fruits and vegetables are eased into the diet. Beyonce is believed to have lost 20 pounds in 10 days on this diet.

Mariah Carey
Mariah says that she eats foods that have been prepared blandly. Her diet is primarily made of soups and fish. It's called the Bleak Diet. Combined with exercise, Mariah lost two sizes.

Ashley Judd
The star of A Time To Kill and De-Lovely eats no dairy at all. Her celebrity diet starts each day with hot water and lemon, and she puts Soya milk in her cereal.

Claudia Schiffer
Eats nothing but fruit before noon. She has a light dinner of salad and steamed vegetables, and snacks on tomato juice, black grapes and herbal tea. She sticks to 3 meals a day to keep a healthy metabolism.

Demi Moore
Demi drinks herbal tea to curb her appetite. And she stays healthy by taking vitamins with her tea between meals.

Jennifer Aniston
The Zone. She lost 30lbs by cutting out mayonnaise, sandwiches and fried food. She is also a yoga fanatic.

With such a busy schedule Fergie orders her meals delivered by Diet Designs. She also forces down 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar each day. This home remedy tonic has been used for 10,000 years for a variety of health problems. It is also thought to speed metabolism, break down fat and even block fat formation.

What do you think?