MY UPLIFTING BEAUTY SECRET

The other day, a girl wrote to me that despite 25 years of age difference she refuses to call me “teyze” which means auntie in Turkish. She would rather call me “abla”, big sister. That’s very cute of her to say and I am glad that I am perceived the way I feel. Because I definitely don’t feel like I was 40 years old. God, …

VERY BERRY CHEESECAKE

“I am not leaving before you gave me the recipe for that cheesecake!” said my beautiful friend Ulviyya and I could tell she was dead serious. She had asked me for it at the dinner party and I had shushed her, saying that I would post the recipe. Now she was sitting there with her legs crossed a block note and pencil ready, looking at …

LOSE DOUBLE WEIGHT WITH FOOD JOURNAL

  “Today I didn’t eat anything!” people exclaim very often. But then when we sit down and start talking, I find out that the same person had a Mocha and some pastry with cheese at Starbuck’s, three cups of tea with sugar and some chocolate cookies at the office and a sandwich and orange juice on the go before meeting up with me. “Are you …

THE ULTIMATE STAIRCASE WORKOUT

You want access to the best cardio and strength equipment? All you have to find is a staircase. Maybe the one in your cosy home, maybe the one in front of your apartment. Personally I prefer the ones outside because they are usually longer. This workout takes just four minutes of your time, you will do each exercise for one minute. If you want to …