6/26/17

How to Make Your Stomach Look Flatter for the Weekend


Do you have a special event this weekend? Maybe you are going on a date? Perhaps you have a night out planned with the girls? No matter what lies ahead, if you are feeling conscious about your tummy and you need a confidence boost, this is just the article for you. Don’t worry; you won’t be forced to drink salt water until Saturday arrives, nor will we advise you to live off lettuce for the following week. Instead, we have some great tips that can help you to look less bloated while also giving the illusion of a flatter stomach.


Choose your clothing with care.  The first thing you need to do is choose your outfit with care. Make sure you don’t choose any busy patterns or bright colors around your tummy area. When it comes to tops, opt for loose-fitted tops that hit around your hips, and choose those that have simple lines. V-neck tops are good, as they will divert the attention from your tummy to your bust area. If you are planning on wearing a dress, consider empire-line dresses, draped dresses, and A-line dresses in soft fabrics. Good examples include silk, linens, and cotton. If you like skirts, wear a paneled skirt or a high-waisted wrap skirt. Stay away from pencil skirts. And finally, avoid any materials that are too clingy. Instead, choose a thicker fabric that will help to smooth out your tummy.

Chew your food properly.  Chewing your food properly is essential if you are to prevent bloating. Digestion begins in the mouth, and better digested food means less bloating. Your food will not be well digested if you have not chewed it properly.

Use a waist trainer.  Waist trainers have become exceptionally popular over the past few years. All of the hottest celebrities use them, such as Kim Kardashian and Jessica Alba. Not only do waist trainers help you to look slimmer over time, but also you can wear them underneath your clothing for an immediate difference. To find the best waist trainer, ensure you choose the size carefully, select quality materials, and read reviews that have been left by past customers.


Make wise diet decisions. There are some radical diets on the Internet, which promise that you will lose half a stone in a week. We don’t recommend these diets. Not only are you starving your body of essential nutrients, but also you will simply put the weight back on as soon as you go back to eating normally. Instead, make sensible diet decisions. Stick to fruit, vegetables, fish, and white meat. Limit your carb intake, as this can cause bloating.

Eat at the right time.  Another way for you to get a flat stomach for the weekend is to eat at the right time. You should eat a protein-filled snack between the hour of 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., as this will balance your blood sugar and boost your metabolism. Some good examples include almonds with an organic apple, low-fat cheese, and a protein bar.

Follow the tips above, and you will notice a difference by the weekend!

Book Review Appointment with ISIL by Joe Giordano



Authors: Joe Giordano
Category: Adult Fiction, 299 pages
Genre: Literary Thriller



About the Book


This time, Anthony's libido threatens his life. He flirts with Russian mob boss, Gorgon Malakhov's mistress. The Russian deals in death. ISIL, the Islamic State in the Levant, wants the product. Russian Intelligence supplies the means, and an art theft funds the scheme. ISIL's targets are chilling. The chase across the Mediterranean is on. Can Anthony thwart ISIL? Will he survive?



My Review
 
Giordano Crafts an Excellent International Thriller in Appointment with ISIL.  While I love the intrigue of an international thriller or a political/crime thriller--I often find that they can be a bit drawn out or so overly wordy or ridiculously complex that I struggle to maintain interest.  During every step of Provati's journey; however, I felt included and invested in the book.  I fell into the settings and the changing plots and into the action quickly and easily from the very first page.   Readers are transported to other countries, are immersed into a variety of cultures and meet a host of characters as the book's story line unfolds.  The author does a wonderful job in creating his settings and telling the story in such a way that readers will find it believable, exciting and engaging. 

Provati's Adventures Include More than ISIL Scenes.  I almost opted to not read and review this book.  I was expecting a full book of ISIL interaction and terrorist plots--and terror related crimes.  The first chapter of the book began as I expected--but, the author's writing style pulled me into the story anyway.  As the second chapter began, I realized that this novel was much more involved than just an appointment with ISIL.  The author employs a number of plots and subplots to take the reader on multiple adventures with his characters.  Of course, there is a terrorist group element that is key to the story and the book moves the readers toward that connection in some unexpected ways at times. 

Would I recommend Appointment with ISIL by Joe Giordano?  I enjoy thrillers and I enjoy international/political/crime dramas.  This book is one of the best that I've read this year.  The author takes real-world, current issues and creates a very intricate book without making it too complex for a reader to enjoy.  If you enjoy a book that transports you to worldly places and into dangerous situations in a more reasonable, realistic fashion; this book should be on your reading list this summer.  I look forward to reading more books from this author and enjoying future adventures with Anthony Provati. 

Praise for Appointment with ISIL:

"A roller-coaster ride to the finish, this book confirms Giordano as a writer to eagerly watch."
- Kirkus Reviews

"A sexy, all-in-one-breath read, this is a story for those eager to strap on their boots and immerse themselves in a whirlwind adventure that will take them from espresso in New York with the Italian Mafia to walking the Old City of Jerusalem with the chief of Israel’s security service."
- The iRead Review

If you like gritty intriguing thrillers involving the FBI, Russian/Italian mobs or Islamic Terrorists you will absolutely love this book…. The characters, the plot and prose come together for an outstanding work of contemporary Americana. PRIMO highly recommends Appointment with ISIL."
Primo Magazine




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Meet the Author




Joe Giordano was born in Brooklyn. He and his wife, Jane, have lived in Greece, Brazil, Belgium and the Netherlands. They now live in Texas.

Joe's stories have appeared in more than ninety magazines including The Monarch Review, The Saturday Evening Post, decomP, The Summerset Review, and Shenandoah. His novel, Birds of Passage, An Italian Immigrant Coming of Age Story, was published by Harvard Square Editions October 2015. His second novel, Appointment with ISIL, an Anthony Provati Thriller will be published by HSE in June 2017.

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