Tuesday, 26 January 2021

How to lose weight during lockdown.

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Hello guys,

Happy new year!! Hope you all are still keeping safe at this time? I just feel like sharing my own two cents on this topic, since it has helped me a lot, even though there is no lockdown where I am right now. 

Last year during the lockdown in my country, I gained a few kilos and it wasn't funny at all. I just kept feeling heavier and heavier while I was waiting for gyms to re-open. When I saw that it was going to take a while, I knew I had to do something about it. Here are the few things I did, which helped me lose over 10kgs. 

  1. Weigh yourself and take note of it weekly: This is very important guys, because seeing your progress on the scale will motivate you and keep you going.
  2. Join a group and stay accountable: Accountability is key, depending on your preference, you should get one or two people to stay accountable to. They will help keep you focused on your goal.
  3. Intermittent fasting: This has worked for many people and can work for you if you do it right. Just make sure that when you break your fast, you are not over feeding with too many calories, also dont eat too close to your bed time.
  4. Daily home workouts: Something as little as taking daily walks will get you in shape if you stay consistent. You may chose to workout on weekdays and rest over the weekend, the secret is consistency. There are loads of free home workouts on youtube that you can do in the comfort of your home, weather you have equipments or not. My advise is that your should find what works for you.
  5. Apple cider vinegar: Take a table spoon full diluted with a glass of water at least 20mins before breakfast and 20mins before dinner daily. If you have a history of stomack ulcer, please avoid this. Apple cider has fat burning properties and it also aids in digestion.
  6. Portion control: How many times have I mentioned this on this blog? LOL!! You can't keep eating large portions of food and expect to see a change. 
Please do not try fad diet, yes you may lose weight, but it will be short lived. It will be difficult for you to sustain it over a long period of time. You need to eat well balanced meals in reasonable portions, this is more sustainable and realistic, plus you will see yourself maintaining the lifestyle change after a long time. Give yourself some time to lose the weight, it is not magic and will not happen over night.

Its not too late to start guys, pick yourself up and move!! 


Tuesday, 26 May 2020

The shape cube weight loss club 3-month weight loss movement!

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Hello Sweet hearts,
How have y'all been? I hope the current state of things in the world isn't hitting you too hard? I'm here to tell you about the upcoming weight loss club. This is an online weight loss group where we challenge oursleves, creat goals, workout and plan our meals. This time (for starters) we want to go on a 3 month journey to body transformation...or till you reach your goal weight. Trust me this will be fun, this is for those who truly want to work hard to lose weight in a healthy and steady way. We are going to be doing different activities, trying new things and challenging ourselves the whole time, keeping it spicey. If you are interested or need more details, kindly DM me on instagram @chelizruby and I will be waiting to anwer all your questions.


Friday, 23 August 2019

How to manage and recover from stress.

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Hello sweeties, How are you doing? How has the year been so far? Good? Great? However it has been, I urge you to remain strong, happy and grateful because God is still in charge, despite all that is going on, God is in charge and in control. Relax.....

I know to some people, the word "relax" is far fetched, its not looking like it can happen any time soon, because there is so much stress in the country, in every corner there is stress. Take note, I'm not talking normal stress we face from time to time, I'm talking about LONG TERM STRESS, the one that has been left untreated, busy marinating in our lives? Yes, that one! Its very harmful. That kind of stress is so bad that it's even a problem to fall asleep at night. Did you know that insomnia is a symptom of long term stress? I feel bad when I hear people talk so lightly about insomnia, without knowing the damage it can do.


  1. Insomnia
  2. Mental health issues
  3. Anger
  4. Anxiety
  5. Lack of appetite for food
  6. Rapid weight loss
  7. Depression
  8. Weight gain
  9. Low energy
  10. Headaches
  11. Irritability
  12. Constipation
  13. Eye twitching
  14. Acne
  15. Loss of sexual desire
These are just a few, the list goes on and on. Thats to tell you the level of damage that can be done to the body if its not taken care of.

There are actually different stages to this, and you almost would not recognise when it graduates to a different stage, so I will just tell you that if you notice any of the syptoms above and you are worried about it, quickly see a doctor, especially when you find it difficult sleeping at night. Many nights of sleepnessness could result to serious issues, please guys dont take insomnia for granted! 

  1. See a Doctor.
  2. Try and take some time off to sleep, even if its during the day, an hour or 2 will do a lot of good.
  3. Eat! Just eat something.
  4. Drink lots and lots of water.
  5. Stay away from toxic people and nicely ask them to give you some space.
  6. Speak to someone you trust about how you have been feeling, because it might all seem strange to you.
  7. Listen to people who love you, when they tell you something is wrong, allow them to help you, because you might not know it.
  8. Stay close to God at this time, His perfect love and mercy will strengthen you.
As soon as you start receiving treatment or help, it may take a few days, but you will surely get better, by the special grace of God. 

Stay positive, and please share with family and friends. 
God bless.

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Struggling with acne?

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Hello dearies!
Your girl is back after a looong break! Its been a while, but even at that now, we are going to take it one day at a time, as the Lord directs. How have you been? I would really love to know who and who has been reading or has been patient with me, kindly drop a comment, God bless you.

I've been struggling with acne for a few years now, it started all of a sudden in 2015. Before then, I had very smooth face/skin without any issues at all. I cant really tell what triggered it, but I know for sure it wasnt my diet, contrary to what my doctor told me, because I was eating very healthy. It started all of a sudden and up till recently it has been a struggle with spots and bumps to fight every month, especially during my monthly cycle.

I have tried all sorts of things plus plenty therapy/seeing the dematologist. Once after I saw the demertologist, I saw improvements after I followed the very tedious routine. It worked for a few weeks, the redness and bumps cleared but left a lot of spots behind. Once I stopped the doctors treatment, the acne came back, so I tried many other htings, but I never consistent.

Recently, I personally decided to be more delibrate and thereby focus on a routine. Here's what I did and still do:

  1. I wash my face with a clarifying soap, morning and night.
  2. I use vovi mild toner afterwards.
  3. I then I use 'clean and clear persa-gel 10' topical acne lotion.
  4. I stopped using makeup daily
  5. I take at least 2500mg of Biotin daily. I take the chewable kind.(I'll review this later)
  6. I tie my hair to sleep. (Oils from the hair, when transfered to the pillow increases the chances of acne to reoccur)
I've been doing these 4 things above since July, and seen loads of difference since. See my pictures below.

See how most of the the spots are gone?! Lol

There is definately progress, better than I've seen in a long while. Even after my period came this month, I only had 2 small acne bumps on my face which quickly went away. I will keep up with the routine and see how it  turns out months from now. I just felt like I should share this with you guys for those who are going through the same issues. Do you ahev acne problems? I speak healing and wisdom into your life in Jesus name, amen.

Take care, thanks for reading and God bless you.

Thursday, 19 July 2018

My love for Turkey!

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Hello dearies, its been a while on here, I have a lot of catching up to do , even though now I'm on a summer holiday. How have you all been? Please I would like you to follow me on Instagram on @chelizruby since I'm there a lot these days, so I'll follow you back and we can be in touch more often.

Ok, today, I want to quickly share my turkey tips. Turkey can be expensive for some obvious reasons, its lean meat, very healthy and nutritous, meaty too. It has about 30g of protein in a palm size of turkey breast(without the skin) If you dont know how to cook turkey, it might turn out tasteless and tough, so here are some of the things I do to enhance the taste:

  1. I marinate it with a little salt and plent of papper over night(I store in the fridge)
  2. I cook it on low heat so it doesnt get too tough when its done. 
  3. I add a bit of white vinegar to it to soften the meat.
Me, I love my turkey boiled with the skin on I dont care what people say, I've been eating it like that since, and I love plenty of pepper on it. How do you like yours? Please dont forget to share and like this post. 
See you soon, take care.

Monday, 16 April 2018

Benefits of the Moringa seeds.

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Here's what they look like, but these are dried, not fresh.

Hello there,
How was your weekend? Sorry I've been MIA for a while, its because I've been doing other things and so had very little time for the blog like I use to. I'll try and blog more from now, God help me.

Have you ever tried the moringa seeds? Do you know what they are used for? Do you know how they taste? Don't worry, I'm here to help you as much as I can.

Moringa also known as the tree of life because it has many health benefits. The seeds, leaves, roots and flowers all have great benefits.
The seeds can be chewed as they are, fried, roasted or boiled, they taste a bit bitter, but have a sweet after taste.

Benefits of moringa seeds:

  1.  They help releive insomina.
  2. They are great for weight loss, by fighting belly fat.
  3. The oils from the seeds can be mixed with other ingredients for skin care.
  4. Controls blood pressure.
  5. Improved fetility in both men and women.
  6. Rich in Zinc and calcium, there fore great for bone health.
  7. Releives constipation.

  • When you chew this seeds(depending on how many you chew) it could cause you to have a runny tummy, so please be careful, and do not take them if you are pregnant or a nursing mum.
  • Also do not take them on an empty stomach. 
Moringa seeds are sold everywhere in the country and they are affordable and have a long shelf life.
Try one today and lets know how you feel afterwards.

Thursday, 4 January 2018

4-week slim down weight loss challenge.

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Hello everyone, and happy new year! We are baaack! Its been a while right? At a point I thought it would never happen again. The blog and I have been through a lot, but I thank God we are back now, to God be the glory. I actually lost a whole lot of content and it was my fault, I have learnt my lesson sha. Anyways, how have you been? 2018 is going to be great, It is never too late, we will get there in Jesus name. 

I want to say a big THANK YOU to all of you that checked up on us while the blog was down, we appreciate your calls, chat and prayers, may God bless you all and may you find strength and support when you need it.

Ok so, there is going to be a 4 week slim down challenge starting next week, don't you want to burn off all the holiday calories. Here's how it works:

  1. Registration: N10,000 each.
  2. Duration: 4 weeks
  3. Starting: 8th Januray 2018
  4. Ending: 3rd of February 2018.
  5. You have to be above 18 years.
  6. You can join from anywhere in the world.
  7. You get a free 2 week meal plan
  8. Weekly workout tips and meal tips
  9. Weight loss tips.
  10. Contact/watsapp me on: 08025806183
For more enquiries, kindly call me or chat me up on the number above anytime. Have a great week!
God bless.

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

My Holiday Menu Day 3: All bran mini fruit cakes.

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Is it just me, or did the harmattan breeze blow small today? It feels a bit cold and dry this morning, I love the feeling, been waiting to feel it since(this Lagos weather sef  #confused)  Its my favorite time of the year, I get to be free to indulge a bit, I didn't have this much fun on my birthday *winks*

The past few days, I showed you some savory dishes, today, its dessert time!!! So, I made these mini cakes. They are not as sinful as your regular cup cakes. Its really easy to make and cooks reall quick. Ok, just see the ingredients.....

All Bran flakes. Its whole grain.

Ground All bran

Prunes and cherries.

Ingredients: This will yield 18 cup cakes.
  1. 1 cup self raising flour.
  2. 1 and half cup Kellogg's All bran flakes.
  3. 1 tbsp caster sugar.
  4. 100g soft butter. (save some for greasing the pan)
  5. 2 eggs (at room temperature)
  6. 1 and half  tbsp Treacle.
  7. A pinch of salt
  8. 1 cup Prunes_chopped
  9. 1/2 cup pickled cherries_chopped
  10. 200ml pure cherry juice
  11. Juice of 1 lemon
  12. Zest of half a lemon
  13. 1 tsp ground nut meg
  14. 1 tsp ground Cinnamon
  15. 100ml skimmed milk
  16. 1 tsp of baking soda.

  1. Grind the all bran in a dry blender or spice grinder till smooth, mix with the self raising flour, salt and all other dry ingredients and set aside.
  2. Mix the lemon juice with the mix and set aside. This will act as your butter milk, the mixture will instantly become thick.
Treacle being added to the egg, sugar and butter mix. Treacle makes the cake richer in color and taste.

Mixed ready to scoop into baking pan.

How to cook:
  1. In a dry bowl, mix the butter and sugar till light and fluffy.
  2. Add the eggs and whisk the whole mixture till even. Add the treacle, cherry juice, butter milk, and lemon zest, mix well.
  3. Now start adding the dry ingredients gently and keep mixing. If its too dry after adding the entire thing, add a bit of milk or more cherry juice. 
  4. Add the Chopped fruits and mix well.
  5. With a spoon, scoop heaps into the cup cake pan and bake in a very hot oven, for 15 to 20 mins.
  6. Check with a toothpick and be sure its smooth. 
  7. Pull out the pan and allow the cakes to cool down a bit before you bring them out of the pan.
  8. Serve with low fat yogurt or low fat cream.
This is about 150 calories or less.

Do you see the fruits?

This topping is just low fat yoghurt.

Voila!! Yumm yumm! I think I ate 3 small cakes already.......yikees!!! 

This cake is super yummy, super moist and super delicious and healthy. I didn't feel to guilty eating this one. hehee!. Have fun and have a very merry holiday, see ya later. God bless.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

My Holiday menu, Day 2: Jerk Goat on a stick!

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Do you love goat meat like me? Yum yum yummmm!!! I like goat meat anyhow its made, but most especially in pepper soup. Today though, its Kebab style. The secret to this dish is all in the marinate. Biko, marinate oooooo, if you never tried please start now.

Ingredients: Will serve 4 people.

  1. 1kg goat meat.
  2. 2 seasoning cubes.
  3. 1 medium onion_chopped
  4. 2 tsps of dried chilli pepper_ground
  5. 1 tsp of curry powder.
  6. 1 tsp of dried thyme.
  7. 1 tsp dried rosemary( very important if you are cooking goat)
  8. 1 tsp salt
  9. 1 tsp Jamaican Jerk seasoning(this is d koko)
  10. 1 garlic clove_crushed.
  11. 1 tbsp olive oil
  12. 1 tbsp Suya spice
  13. Ketchup
  14. Roughly chopped veggies.

How to cook: 
  1. Marinate the goat meat with all the spices, leave in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. You may wish to poke the meat with the tip of your kitchen knife.
  2. Cook for about 1hr till the meat is soft. If you don't need the skin, you can cut it off. I cooked mine with the bones and skin for added flavor.
  3. Slice the cooked meat and lace with a tbsp of olive oil and suya spice. Rub the meat very well, rub it well well, let the spices penetrate. Lol!
  4. Place in a very hot oven and let it grill for about 30 mins, till it gets a bit charred at the edges. 
  5. Remove and cut into little bits, then stack them on sticks as you like. If you don't have kebab sticks, use toothpicks and stack just a piece of meat and a piece of veggie, it will still look pretty. 
  6. Drizzle some ketchup on the whole thing when you're done, cover with a cling film and refrigerate. When you are ready to serve, place in the microwave for 30 seconds. Enjoy!!!
Well marinated meat.

Cooked and sliced.

Laced with Suya spice.

Laced with olive oil.


You like? Yummmmm!!!

If you can make this, you can do anything! Hahahaha! Have fun and God bless.