Hair: Debra Hare-Bey, Red Room Luxe Salon @ OMhh, Model: Isam, Photographer: Keston Duke
The Path to Gorgeous
If you want to be gorgeous, you must take control of your eating habits. You must carve out time to cook good, healthy meals with natural ingredients. Just say no to eating at fast-food drive-through restaurants. You will have to shop for fresh food. You will have to get in touch with your food. You will also have to learn where your food comes from and keep up with the ever-changing science of which foods are good for you and which ones aren’t. You will have to prepare (or a least share in the preparation of) family meals. By “family” meals, I mean those for your unique and extended family, whether it be relatives or your group of closest friends. To be gorgeous you must view food with an eye toward socializing. Gorgeous people never dine alone.
The Gorgeous Mantra
Health comes first. It will always be the predecessor to gorgeous; one can’t really be had without the other. Good health is supported by living a lifestyle that includes eating fabulous, natural foods; balancing your daily activities; enhancing your personal appearance with makeup and form-flattering clothes; and accepting that you can age gracefully.
Having shared this information with you, I must also share with you that I don’t often get a chance to cook. So, I eat out a lot. I do however, use my knowledge to select foods that are good for me. Control is the key. I deny myself nothing, I do control my portions. Example- if I know I want Red Velvet cake for dessert I’ll drink water with my meal instead of a sweet drink, wine, etc.