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What are the best ways to lose weight?

1- Calorie Deficit

Weight loss = Calorie Deficit. The more calorie deficit you are in, the more weight you would lose. It doesn’t matter if you ate pizza or cake, but as long as you are hitting your daily calorie goal, you are good.

Count your calories. You can use any smartphone app to count your daily calories. It helps a lot.

Typically 3,500 calories equals about 1 pound. So if your body requires 2200 calories and you are eating 1200 calories a day i.e. a calorie deficit of 1000 calories. You would lose

1 week = 7 days

1000*7 = 7000 calories

7000 calories = 2 pounds in a week

2- Water

  • Drink 2 litres of water everyday for weight loss and to maintain an ideal weight. You might need to drink more water if you exercise a lot or sweat heavily.
  • Drink water a half hour before meals and not during the meal. One study showed that drinking water a half hour before meals increased weight loss by 44% over 3 months.

3- Avoid sugary drinks and processed food

Heavily processed foods cause overeating and weight gain. These are the most fattening things you can put into your body, and avoiding them can help you lose weight. People eating ultra-processed foods ate more calories and gained more weight than when they ate a minimally processed diet, according to results from a National Institutes of Health study. The difference occurred even though meals provided to the volunteers in both the ultra-processed and minimally processed diets had the same number of calories and macronutrients.

You cannot avoid fast food altogether, it’s tough. But you can minimise it. If you are eating processed food daily, reduce it to thrice a week and then to once a week and so on. You will soon realise you don’t crave for it as much as before.

4- Choose weight loss-friendly foods

Certain foods are very useful for losing fat. Studies show that soluble fibres may reduce fat, especially in the belly area. Base most of your diet on whole foods. They are healthier, more filling and much less likely to cause overeating. Some of the weight loss friendly foods are:

  • Leafy Greens like kale, spinach, collards, Swiss chards and a few others.
  • Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and sprouts. They’re high in fibre and tend to be incredibly filling.
  • Avocados are a unique fruit. While most fruits are high in carbs, avocados are loaded with healthy fats.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar is incredibly popular in the natural health community. Some people dilute it in water and drink it.
  • Nuts despite being high in fat are not as fattening as you would expect. They’re an excellent snack, containing balanced amounts of protein, fibre and healthy fats. And they make you feel full for a longer duration.
  • Oats are high in the soluble fiber beta-glucan, which has numerous benefits. It helps reduce cholesterol and blood sugar levels, promotes healthy gut bacteria. It increases feelings of fullness and thus helps in losing weight.
  • Mung beans are high in fiber and protein, which can help curb hunger by lowering levels of hunger hormones, such as ghrelin, and raising fullness hormones, such as peptide YY, GLP-1 and cholecystokinin.

5- Drink coffee or tea

If you’re a coffee or tea drinker, then drink as much as you want as the caffeine in them boost your metabolism by 3–11%.

In the short term, caffeine can boost the metabolic rate and increase fat burning, but after a while people become tolerant to the effects and it stops working. But even if coffee doesn’t make you expend more calories in the long term, there is still a possibility that it blunts appetite and helps you eat less.

6- Intermittent fasting

There are several different ways of doing intermittent fasting — all of which involve splitting the day or week into eating and fasting periods.These are the most popular methods:

  • The 16/8 method: It involves skipping breakfast and restricting your daily eating period to 8 hours, such as 1–9 p.m. Then you fast for 16 hours in between.
  • Eat-Stop-Eat: This involves fasting for 24 hours, once or twice a week, for example by not eating from dinner one day until dinner the next day.

Intermittent fasting has been observed to cause an increase in the Human Growth Hormone (HGH) as much as five times over.

Also known as growth hormone (GH), HGH plays a key role in growth, body composition, cell repair and metabolism. HGH also boosts muscle growth, strength and exercise performance, while helping you recover from injury and disease

7- Cardio and weight training

Cardio and weight training will help you reach your calorie goal besides other health benefits. Say your daily requirement is 2200 calories and you are eating 1800 calories a day and burning 600 calories by working out. So you meet your daily calorie deficit of 1000 calories (1800 – 600 = 1200; 2200 – 1200 = 1000).

Go to the gym 3–4 times a week. Do a warm-up: Treadmill, Elliptical, Crossfit and lift some weights. By lifting weights, you will burn lots of calories and prevent your metabolism from slowing down, which is a common side effect of losing weight.

Prefer doing Cardio after weight training.

8- Good Habits

  • Eat your food slowly.Fast eaters gain more weight over time. Eating slowly makes you feel more full and boosts weight-reducing hormones.
  • Weigh yourself regularly to check your progress.
  • Get a good night’s sleep, every night.
  • Walk 10,000 steps per day.
  • Eat food with varying calories.
  • Avoid or limit dairy products consumption.
  • Use small plates.
  • Drink warm lemon water in the morning. Lemons are high in pectin fibre, which could help fight hunger cravings.
  • Have a cheat day, once in a week or fortnight to satisfy your cravings.
  • Don’t go to sleep right after dinner. Make a habit of going on a walk before going to bed.

The banana was introduced to the United States as a luxury item

Everyone is entitled to their own food preferences, but my favorite fruit, by far, is the banana. It comes with its own biodegradable packaging, it’s easy on the stomach, and he even fiber healthy digestive tract.

Today, bananas can be purchased at any grocery store, by the beam, often for just a few dollars. In fact, they are so ubiquitous in the American diet today we have a popular bread recipe that calls for unused bananas, overripe.

But it was not always so. The banana, which has its roots in the rainforests of Southeast Asia and has even been cultivated as early as 1000 BC, was an unknown exotic fruit of the American people. Until the Universal Exhibition of 1876 in Philadelphia.

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To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, America has given the International Exhibition of the centenary of the city of Philadelphia. This long several months later became the first official Fair extravaganza world in the United States. Held on the exhibition grounds along the Schuylkill River in Fairmount district of the city of Brotherly Love, the international celebration, which lasted for seven consecutive months and attracted nearly 10 million visitors, is also a kind of electronic showcase modern consumer. New innovations have been placed on display for the first time for the public to see. These included telephone, typewriter, and even Heinz Ketchup and Hires Root Beer.

A bit on the road was a screen of 40 acres of tropical plants. And there, for the first time, experience the American research could buy individual bananas, wrapped in foil, served with a knife and, for 10 cents, which was at the time the salary value of work of one hour. Listen to this episode the strangest thing of week for the rest of the way the banana has become one of the most popular fruit in America.

Zombie Specific Ammo Manufactures – Zombie Max Ammo Targets the Undead

If the post-apocalyptic movies have taught us anything, it is that the balls are great long term investment. During a Zombie Apocalypse induced, the balls will be worth their weight arbitrary element we determine a value. On seeing a boom in the zombie survivalist-market niche, gunsmith Hornady has stepped forward to make a special line of ammunition specially designed to cope with the zombie threat.

Rather than go through a long process of research and development, the good people of Hornady seemed prudently decided the best course of action was to take the ammunition that they currently manufacture and put in a box with a picture of a zombie on it. Their idea is simple and brilliant. If they called for the sale of defective zombie ammo, there’s a very good chance that a complaint filed against them will probably not get very far. Besides, if the company has put much effort to make canned food because it has bullets, the collapse of civilization should not be as bad as we were led to believe it will.

McDonald’s Gold Cards – What’s a McDonald’s Gold Card, you ask?

If you have one of these golden cards McDonalds, you can go to McDonald franchise that gave it to you (or in the case of Mr. Gates, everywhere all McDonald’s in the world) and take a free meal whenever you want.

Sounds good, right? Unfortunately, however, you must generally be quite extraordinary (or at least extraordinarily famous) to nab one of them. Rob Lowe recently shared his secret with Gold Card Jimmy Kimmel and we were jealous since.

And in fact, Rob Lowe does not even have his card, as most call McGold card because why not, because he was famous. Instead, he got it because his friend dad, Herb Peterson invented the fact McMuffin, a feat for which the rest of us are very grateful.

Oddly, there is little political involvement since how we get these mythical cards and how they can be used.

As stated by Business Insider, the cards are not distributed by the head office. Instead they are given (very rarely) by specific franchises to only use these franchises. In the case of the buffet, however, he can not use his Omaha. Gates can use the card wherever he wants in the world because he is Bill Gates, fuck.

If you are lucky enough to have one of these, you can save yourself a few dollars if you ever want to stop for a quick lunch to favorite joined American fast food. The irony is that rich people mostly get them.

You know, of all the benefits that come with being a celebrity, this might be the best. Now I have to know how to become famous so I can get my own card.

In fact, McDonald’s franchisees across the country seem to be more happy to give local heroes free food with their own versions of the “Gold Card”.

Buffett told CNBC he had a McDonald card that allowed him to order the unlimited free food in Omaha.

Charles Ramsey, who abandoned his half-eaten Big Mac to help save kidnapped three women in May 2013, McDonald received free to all places for a year and a McDonald unlimited for the rest of his life in local restaurants Ohio.

In March, the guardian of the Ottawa Senators Andrew Hammond, nicknamed the Hamburglar, received a card that gave him the life of a McDonald’s franchise in Ottawa who, coincidentally, was also the father of the Hammond former coach.

However, there are only two big stories of people confirmed in possession of their bonus cards, McDonald Unlimited everywhere in the country, or even the world.

While on the trail of the campaign in 2012, Romney told a story of how his father had a “little pink card” that entrusted McDonald’s free for life. McDonald confirmed that its founder Ray Kroc gave Romney the map, but did not have no record of the reason for the gift. However, the channel noted that Kroc was known informally gift these Lifetime “Be Our Guest” cards to different people throughout the years.

We Found the Guy My Math Teacher Was Talking About

We think exactly the same, when we used to see people food shopping for Christmas.. When you consider that the shops are closed for one day you have to wonder who they’re feeding.. A VERY large family or the dustbin!.. ( Where the majority of it ends up).. We kind of hoping these guys buying huge amounts of bananas, have either a bakery of a zoo!

Honey does not go bad, spoil or expire on its own – How It Works?

Honey has been called the only food that really lasts forever, thanks to his magical chemistry and manual work of bees. flowers nectar mixes with enzymes within bees extract, which adjustment and it breaks the composition nectar into simple sugars which are deposited in honeycombs. Fanning action from the wings of bees and enzymes in the stomach to create a liquid which is both very low in acid and digs-humidity really inhospitable for bacterial growth.

The main reason that honey does not go bad because it is hygroscopic. Now, for all non-chemists reading this post, do not let the word scare “hygroscopic” you. A substance is considered hygroscopic when he did not own a lot of water content, but readily absorbs water from its surroundings.

Some common examples of hygroscopic substances (other than honey) include sodium chloride (salt), ethanol, wood, caramel, concentrated sulfuric acid, methanol, and a wide variety of fertilizer.

Many say that to stay healthy, we need to completely replace all the sugar in their food with honey, because it does not take much of a toll on a body like sugar does. Although this statement may not be necessarily true, one thing that does stand out is that honey is indeed a source of fantastic food. As such, there are many creatures who can not imagine their life without honey being a part of it.

The processing and sealing honey also adds to its indefinite life. Despite being low in moisture, honey sugars are hygroscopic, meaning they take moisture from the air. When heated and strained honey is sealed properly, moisture can not be absorbed, and honey remains the same forever. The oldest ever found pot of sweet stuff is supposed to be 5,500 years old.

Bees play a huge role in the production of honey last forever. You see, the first material collected by bees to make honey – nectar – has a very high natural water content. However, bees play the most important role in the drying of nectar by beating their wings very quickly.

Thereafter, when bees vomit nectar in the honeycombs (yes, they vomit in there), an enzyme known as glucose oxidase their stomach mixes with the nectar and it decomposes into two products: the peroxide hydrogen and gluconic acid. It is hydrogen peroxide that maintains the germs and other hostile microorganisms at bay.

This is one reason why honey can be (in some cases) used on open wounds and has great medicinal value.

Although honey has very little clean water, it easily absorbs water from the environment due to its hygroscopic nature. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that the honey is stored in a dry container, airtight, especially if you have big plans for use within a few decades!

Why does food taste bad on a plane? No matter how fancy our in-flight meals are

An aircraft cabin is actually drier than some moisture deserts can be measured in less than 12 percent in some cases. In an environment like this, your taste and smell start to drift. Perfume actually begins to deteriorate the minute you step on a plane, but once your mounted air stung.

The sweet and salty foods are those that suffer the most. A study of physical Fraunhofer Institute building, the atmosphere in an aircraft cabin, your ability to detect these tastes of about 30 percent, think like your taste buds go numb. The good news: All these other delicious flavors (spicy, bitter, sour) will still make an appearance in flight. So what to do when you are looking to offset the taste lost? Add more salt, of course, and that’s exactly what the airlines do.

Your body has a taste of wine and other alcohol differently than your body dries up, as well. Liquids tend to expand and contract as the environment changes. On a plane, the wines can thin and more acidic taste than they would on the ground at your favorite restaurants (even if it is the same wine).

One way around this: If you’re going to have a glass of wine on your flight, do it early when you are less dehydrated.

Low pressure and humidity can not be the only thing to blame: BBC also shared that people eating while supporting increased noise brought the food to be less salty and sweeter than what they do when eating in a quieter setting. That said, umami-fifth the magic taste that adds another dimension to “tasty”, is said to be intensified in noisy areas.

In fact, many heads of airlines use to their advantage by incorporating umami foods (think algae added crusts) in what would otherwise be out bland and unsatisfying. Another thing to keep in mind when ordering: certain flavors like cardamom, curry and lemon grass more intense taste of cruise heights.

These airlines score high on flavor radar:

  • Qantas: Chef Neil Parry has introduced a range of healthy meals (think fish, salads and steamed veg) across all flight classes.
  • Qatar: Who needs one star chef when you can have four? Qatar introduced its Culinary World Menu last year for first and business classes (chefs Nobu Matsuhisa, Tom Aikens, Vineet Bhatia and Ramzi Choueiri have all contributed). A highlight? A classic mezze of hummus, tabbouleh, muhammara and lahim bil agine.
  • Singapore Airlines: Its Book The Cook service for premier classes allows you to place your order 24 hours before, with a choice of over 60 gourmet dishes.