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"There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right and pray for the people who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living." Amen


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Friday, April 01, 2011

Happy April and How to Lose Weight Let's Count the Ways?!

This would work for me... :)

7 Ways to Lose Weight!!!

  1. Chew Gum: Volunteers who chewed gum for 15 minutes each hour between lunch and a snack consumed 60 fewer calories from sweets than when they went gum-free.
  2. Vegetable Juice: Here's a surprising way to supercharge any diet--and your health: Chug a glass of low-sodium vegetable juice every day. In a study of 81 overweight adults at risk for heart disease and diabetes, those who drank at least a cup of low-sodium V8 daily lost four pounds over 12 weeks, while those on the same reduced-fat diet who drank no juice lost one pound
  3. Drop Sugary Drinks: Calories from solid foods and liquids both add up, of course. But in a recent multicenter study, the only menu change that had a significant payoff for dieters was cutting back on sugary beverages, says lead author Benjamin Caballero, MD. Reducing intake by just one serving a day took a pound off after six months, enough to add up for people with a soda or fruit-drink habit.
  4. Green Tea:  Overweight or obese exercisers burned off three more pounds and 7 percent more belly fat when they drank green tea instead of another beverage with the same calories, according to a new multicenter study. Added benefits are it is a great prevention of breast cancer and gum disease.
  5. More Sleep:  A study of 32 summer students at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas over three weeks showed that those who slept an extra two hours ate nearly 300 calories less.
  6. Mushrooms:  When ground beef was swapped out for mushrooms in lasagna, sloppy joes, and chili, adults consumed 400 fewer calories per day, according to a Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health study. Researchers estimate that if you sub mushrooms for ground meat in one meal every week, you can lose five pounds in a year
  7. Simple 'Till Six:  That's what author Mark Bittman named his diet plan of eating in a mostly vegan fashion during the day--no animal products and no simple carbs--and then eating a reasonable dinner. His focus on consuming plants 'as close to their natural state as possible' will lead to a natural reduction in calories
    Some people will go to any length to be noticed...lol
    Having a hobby helps to make you a more interesting person and gives you something fascinating to talk about with others. It can also help you to avoid feeling bored which leads to eating more, :( and often provides the opportunity to meet new people with similar interests. Learning something new is always good for keeping the mind alert and active, plus it allows you time to stop thinking about food and eating. When your mind is busy thinking of how to make something or how to do something, learning, it has no room for it to remind to eat!! So hobbies can and will keep you much thinner. :)   Hobbies will also make you more of an interesting person than a person who is addicted to MySpace, watching TV, or doing other sedentary tasks, such as stuffing your gut!
Do you realize that 76% of all households in the USA do some type of craft??? Wow that is a staggering number. And also a thought about what type of business you may want to start...lol...

Some of the reasons adults started to do crafts: it can reduce stress, helps concentration and lowers blood pressure. These are all good reasons to find a craft that can express your creativity and is easy to learn.


Question: Is April Fool's Day celebrated everywhere?

Answer: Yes....

April Fool's Day or "All Fools Day"  has taken on an international flavor with each country celebrating the holiday in its own way.

In Scotland, for instance, April Fool's Day is devoted to spoofs involving the buttocks and as such is called Taily Day. The butts of these jokes are known as April 'Gowk', another name for cuckoo bird. The origins of the "Kick Me" sign can be traced back to the Scottish observance.

In England, jokes are played only in the morning. Fools are called 'gobs' or 'gobby' and the victim of a joke is called a 'noodle.' It was considered back luck to play a practical joke on someone after noon.

In Rome, the holiday is known as Festival of Hilaria, celebrating the resurrection of the god Attis, is on March 25 and is also referred to as "Roman Laughing Day."

In Portugal, April Fool's Day falls on the Sunday and Monday before lent. In this celebration, many people throw flour at their friends.

The Huli Festival is celebrated on March 31 in India. People play jokes on one another and smear colors on one another celebrating the arrival of Spring.

The French call April 1 Poisson d'Avril, or "April Fish." French children sometimes tape a picture of a fish on the back of their schoolmates, crying "Poisson d'Avril" when the prank is discovered.

1 comment:

  1. A lot of knowledge there- I am glad you explained April Fools Day I like to know the whys of things.

    And then there is the how to diet ideas - they were great.

    Just tell me how to get the will power!!!



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