Friday, February 2, 2007

7 Easy Ways to Lose Weight Fast

1. Drink Ice cold water. Okay I know you already know this and you probably already know ice cold water makes your body burn fat to heat the ice cold water back up to body temp, but I keep saying drink water because… A lot of people still don’t drink enough water. If you want to lose weight fast… Stop wasting your money on ugly fat-weight gainers like coffee, soda, and juices and pick up a FREE magical weight loss drink called water

2. Eat Peppered beef jerky. I can’t explain any science behind this one, but every time I eat peppered beef jerky I seem to shred a little fat and I think this is due to the spices they put in the beef jerky and some studies show that spicy foods increase your metabolism and there’s also enough protein in beef jerky to help curb your appetite

3. Kill your cravings. Eating lots of protein (nuts, jerky, fish, and chicken) raw veggies and water will kill your appetite. I promise you the sooner you get used to eating raw veggies you will stop craving for all the junk foods that made you fat in the first place.

4. Drink green tea. Hate drinking water all the time? Then sip on some green tea to increase your metabolism to burn more fat.

5. Limit carbs. This is really an emergency weight loss trick. If you stop eating carbs (or limit your carbs) you can lose 5 lbs or more real quick by burning up all the stored carbs in your body. You have about 1 pound of carbs stored in your body and each pound stored in your body has 3-4 lbs of water attached to it. So if you burn up the stored carbs in your body… The 5 lbs of water will burn up with it

6. Do something in the morning – Wake up and break a sweat for 30min in the morning. I know you hate to exercise but if you do it first thing in the morning guess what… Your body will ONLY BURN FAT because since you haven’t eaten anything yet… Your body has no choice but to feed off the stored FAT in your body for energy.

7. Walk for 10 minutes after you eat – Your body burns calories to digest the food you eat and if you walk for 10 minutes after you eat you will increase the amount of calories you burn during digestion and get his… If you eat three times a day you will easily get the 30 minutes of activity you need to lose weight (3 meals x 10 minute walks after each meal).

Author: Adrian Bryant

10 Great Ways to Start Taking Control of Your Life

At first glance, it would seem that positive thinking and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) have nothing to do with one another. But many of us with ADD develop negative thinking patterns because we become frustrated by our challenges and frequent feelings of being overwhelmed. This negative outlook then makes it even harder for us to manage those challenges and move forward.

Practicing positive thinking allows people with ADD to focus on our strengths and accomplishments, which increases happiness and motivation. This, in turn, allows us to spend more time making progress, and less time feeling down and stuck. The following tips provide practical suggestions that you can use to help you shift into more positive thinking patterns:

1. Take Good Care of Yourself It's much easier to be positive when you are eating well, exercising, and getting enough rest.

2. Remind Yourself of the Things You Are Grateful For Stresses and challenges don't seem quite as bad when you are constantly reminding yourself of the things that are right in life. Taking just 60 seconds a day to stop and appreciate the good things will make a huge difference.

3. Look for the Proof Instead of Making Assumptions A fear of not being liked or accepted sometimes leads us to assume that we know what others are thinking, but our fears are usually not reality. If you have a fear that a friend or family member's bad mood is due to something you did, or that your co-workers are secretly gossiping about you when you turn your back, speak up and ask them. Don't waste time worrying that you did something wrong unless you have proof that there is something to worry about.

4. Refrain from Using Absolutes Have you ever told a partner "You're ALWAYS late!" or complained to a friend "You NEVER call me!"? Thinking and speaking in absolutes like 'always' and 'never' makes the situation seem worse than it is, and programs your brain into believing that certain people are incapable of delivering.

5. Detach From Negative Thoughts Your thoughts can't hold any power over you if you don't judge them. If you notice yourself having a negative thought, detach from it, witness it, and don't follow it.

6. Squash the "ANTs" In his book "Change Your Brain, Change Your Life," Dr. Daniel Amen talks about "ANTs" - Automatic Negative Thoughts. These are the bad thoughts that are usually reactionary, like "Those people are laughing, they must be talking about me," or "The boss wants to see me? It must be bad!" When you notice these thoughts, realize that they are nothing more than ANTs and squash them!

7. Practice Lovin', Touchin' & Squeezin' (Your Friends and Family) You don't have to be an expert to know the benefits of a good hug. Positive physical contact with friends, loved ones, and even pets, is an instant pick-me-up. One research study on this subject had a waitress touch some of her customers on the arm as she handed them their checks. She received higher tips from these customers than from the ones she didn't touch!

8. Increase Your Social Activity By increasing social activity, you decrease loneliness. Surround yourself with healthy, happy people, and their positive energy will affect you in a positive way!

9. Volunteer for an Organization, or Help another Person Everyone feels good after helping. You can volunteer your time, your money, or your resources. The more positive energy you put out into the world, the more you will receive in return.

10. Use Pattern Interrupts to Combat Rumination If you find yourself ruminating, a great way to stop it is to interrupt the pattern and force yourself to do something completely different. Rumination is like hyper-focus on something negative. It's never productive, because it's not rational or solution-oriented, it's just excessive worry. Try changing your physical environment - go for a walk or sit outside. You could also call a friend, pick up a book, or turn on some music.

When it comes to the corporate world, protocol is pretty much the religion. To know the things needed to do are the basics of productivity, but interaction and having a steady mind makes up the entire thing to true productivity. There are those who seem to work well even under pressure, but they're uncommon ones and we are human and imperfect. To get these little things like stress under our skins won't solve our problems. Sometimes it takes a bit of courage to admit that we're turning to be workaholics than tell ourselves that we're not doing our best.

7 Successful Ways to Quit Smoking

Author: Claire Bowes

Everybody knows how hard it is to quit smoking. Even people who have never smoked understand the tremendous amount of willpower and drive it takes to actually quit smoking for good.

One of the most overbearing symptoms of quitting smoking is the withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal symptoms can be in the form of anxiety, cravings, irritability, difficulty in concentrating and a sheer 'want' to have nicotine. And they can be sheer hell!

The good news is that there are many ways to quit smoking, you just need to find out which one will work best for you. You might have to end up trying them all, but if you eventually find one that works for you and you give up smoking for life, then the trials and tribulations will be worth while.

Let's take a look at six different successful ways to quit smoking.

1) Stop Smoking Aids

Nicotine patches, gum, lozenges, nasal sprays, and inhalers are all aids to help alleviate the cravings of nicotine.

Let's take nicotine patches for example. They are designed to deliver a small amount of nicotine to your bloodstream, satisfying your nicotine cravings - without the dangerous tars and poisonous gases found in cigarettes. This is a very convenient and easy way to help you reduce your cravings while trying to give up nicotine.

2) Hypnotherapy

A growing trend nowadays is to get hypnotherapy to help quit smoking. By all accounts, hypnotherapy is one of the most successful ways to quit smoking. The reason being is that by using hypnotherapy to stop smoking, you effectively eliminate the cause of the bad habit right at the source, the subconscious mind.

3) Alternative Therapies

As stated above, we are trying to find ways to help you control your cravings and relax you while trying to give up smoking. Many people endure the thought of alternative therapies to help counteract these symptoms. The most popular therapies being acupuncture, aromatherapy, and meditation.

4) Willpower

Willpower is a state of the mind and it always seems to be easier said than done. Just the decision to actually take the step to give up smoking is a tribulation of willpower in itself. But can you carry on along the whole road of smoking cessation with willpower alone? You definitely have to be permanently in the 'right frame of mind' to stop smoking with willpower and sheer determination alone. But it can be done!

5) Counselling

Sometimes your willpower needs a boost and counselling is great for behavioural support. You can either have one-to-one counselling sessions, or feel that you would get the best support from a group meeting with like-minded people. You can find private, government and charitable organisations that offer smoking cessation support.

6) Prescription Only Medicine

Prescription only medicine is available from your doctor to help you quit smoking. These medicines for smoking cessation are only available through your GP, so you should make an appointment and talk about your needs.

There you have it. These are the top ways to quit smoking and all are successful in themselves, depending on each individual. So why not give one a try and see if it can work for you. If not, try another one. The main thing is not to give up.

Good Luck!

Claire Bowes is a successful writer and owner of many websites including Quit Smoking Support where you can find further advice and information about Ways to Quit Smoking

4 ways to make money online

Do you want to make money online? There are about 4 ways in my opinion.

First, you can take the paid surveys online. Many companies want to know whether a program good or not when they start a new program. How can they know? Some of them ask research companies for help. These "research companies " will give the paid surveys. When you complete a survey, you can get $5 or more. For example, when a company want to manufacture a new product, they need to know the opinion of target customers. What do the customers like? What do they think about the size, shape, color and so on? So the company need to do a research. Now, if you are one of their target customers, you take their survey, then they pay you some money. It is so easy. The online thing you need to do is find some survey companies and join it, they will notice you when new survey come.

Second, you can buy things online and save money. Saving money means making money, doesn't it? There are tons of free stuff or coupon codes when shopping online. Compare to traditional ways, selling online' low cost make many manufactures save more money. So they sell things online at very low price. Some of the things are totally free.

Third, building you your own website can make money too. The more visitors, the more money you can get. You can join some affiliate programs which is the third party between you and companies who are doing business online. You can also join Google Adsense, which is largest PPC company, will giving you money when visitors click the ADS on you website or your blog. YPN, which is powered by Yahoo, can give you much money too. By the way, the target of the visitors is the most important. For example, if your site is featuring about weight loss, the offers of loss weight free trials will run very well.

Fourth, why don't sell your things online? Sell your products on ebay is one of the best way. You can even sell your things via Google Adwords. Why don't start you own home business and earn more money? You can get more and more money while shopping online is more and more popular today and in future.

Now, these are the ways to make money online in my opinion. You need to do a research of the ways for more things if you want to try.

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