Food, Health, Motivation

Learning Wednesday: Best Times To Eat A Day

This is a general guideline. We are all different, with various needs, health issues, athletes, age matters, etc. But you can use this one as a general advice.

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NOTE: There’s gotta be 2 small colations of food between breakfast and lunch and the other one between lunch and dinner.

Cooking, eating, Food

Oatmeal Great Benefits for a Stronger Healthier Body

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Oatmeal is one of my favorite choices of food to eat in the morning. Oatmeal contains vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that make me feel so much better through out the day. It also contains carbohydrates, proteins and soluble fiber which helps me not to feel bloated. Soluble fiber also reduces the levels of LDL or “bad” cholesterol by blocking its absorption into the bloodstream.

Oatmeal with Cinnamon and Apples

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Other benefits:

Its main ingredient is manganese, which it has been proven scientifically to reduce the inflammation of the joints, improves bone health and it has been linked to lower incidents of seizures in patients with epilepsy.

Oatmeal and Strawberries

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If you want to enjoy your oatmeal in the morning you can add some banana, apple, no sugar, water and maybe a bit of low-fat milk, lots of cinnamon one day and the next I add vanilla, one day blue berries next day strawberries. I personally do not like to add pecans but some people can’t eat oatmeal without adding pecans. It’s your choice.

Oatmeal Bananas and Berries

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I prefer steel-cut oatmeal. Others prefer the rolled or irish oats. Whatever the kind if you like them, enjoy them!

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Cats, Food, Humor

I Almost Ate My Cat For Breakfast Today!

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A totally white beautiful cat with an orange on his belly, and there you have it, a “sunny side up” egg!

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The picture above was the original one that someone posted and became very popular.

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Since then, people have photoshopped it and created some others using the first one and I find them hilarious as well, and clever!

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

OUR SOLAR SYSTEM

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Cooking, Food

Hotdogs and Eggs 2.0 Super Easy and Fun Idea for Breakfast!

EASY BREAKFAST: HOTDOGS AND EGGS

INSTRUCCIONS with description and images 😍

1.  Cut hotdog longwise.

Hotdogs and eggs for breakfast

2. Then make cuts as seen on the photo: from the center of the hot-dog, one by one and all along the half piece.

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3. Make the frank a circle and use a toothpick to hold both  ends together.

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4. Now you can crack an egg and put it in the center of your circled frank

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5. Cook the franks with eggs

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6. Serve each frank-egg with a piece of asparagus or celery 

ENJOY and live strong and happy!

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Beauty, Cooking, Cycling, Food

Quick Breakfast Ideas for You to Start Your Day Strong and Happy!

Have in mind that the kind of breakfast you should eat depends on the activity you are going to do that day. If you are going to exercise or not, the intensity of your physical activity, etc.

It is important to eat breakfast, but when you get up early in the morning to go out for a bike ride you don’t want to stuff yourself or you will feel bloated while riding your bike, and that is a very uncomfortable feeling.

If you have to hurry every morning before you go out to work you don’t want to spend hours cooking and eating breakfast. You don’t want eat a lot either, just the proper amount of food with the best quality of ingredients to keep you strong and sharp the first hours of your day.

So here there are some examples:

BAKED EGG IN AVOCADO

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1 avocado, pitted
2 eggs
salt & pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 425F. Crack the first egg in a bowl, then pour gently into the hole of one of the avocado halves. Do the same for the 2nd egg. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 10-15 minutes, depending on how cooked you like your eggs.

MIXED BERRY AND YOGURT SMOOTHIE

AVO-TAHINI TOAST

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Cooking, Food

4 Healthy Breakfast Ideas for a Busy Morning

Cabbage hash browns

 

4 Healthy Breakfast Ideas for a Busy Morning

 

Bell Pepper Eggs

 

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Apple Nachos

 

4 Healthy Breakfast Ideas for a Busy Morning

 

Ham & Cheese Roll-Ups

 

4 Healthy Breakfast Ideas for a Busy Morning

 

Skipping breakfast is associated with an increased risk for obesity, metabolic syndrome, elevated triglycerides, high LDL-cholesterol, and low HDL-cholesterol (all risk factors for cardiovascular disease) in children.

 

A large study published in the journal Circulation followed over 20,000 men for 16 years, and found that those men who skipped it were 27% more likely to develop coronary heart disease.

 

Children who regularly eat first meal of the day have higher IQs than those who only eat it on occasion.

 

Regular breakfast consumption is associated with better behavior in school and better academic performance, including better grades and achievement test scores. 

 

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Beauty, Cooking, Food

Brunch Heaven Food Avocado Eggs and Smoked Salmon

This recipe is not only delicious but healthy. It comes from what I call “Brunch Heaven”. It contains protein and it’s rich in vitamin B12…. aa

Ingredients

1 avocado

2 eggs

1 1/2 tbsp rice wine vinegar

1 tsp sesame oil

1/2 tsp honey

1 1/2 tbsp chopped dill

1/2 cucumber

50g (1 3/4 oz) smoked salmon

HOW TO PREPARE IT:
In oven: Cut the avocado/s in halves, remove the seed and a bit of the flesh to make a bigger hole for the egg to sit in. Put the halves in a dish, and crack an egg into each half. Now bake it for 15 to 18 minutes depending on your oven temperatures settings.
In the meantime you can do the following: mix together the rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, honey and 1 tbsp of the dill. Peel the cucumber then cut it into thin strips. Add to the dressing and mix well.
Put the baked avocado half on each plate  and sprinkle with the remaining dill. Season to your liking and serve with the cucumber salad.

You can serve the smoked salmon on the side or on top of each avocado half.

Enjoy!

Beauty, Cycling, Fashion, Motivation

6 Things Successful People do Before 8 a.m.

What do successful people do differently? For one thing, they typically wake up very early. Long before they hit the office, they’ve been up and active, performing tasks that will set them up for success throughout the day.

By waking up early, you can get an edge on the day ahead. You’ll clear your mind and schedule so that you can focus on your work, which can help you reach your goals faster. Curious about how to make the most of your morning? Here are 6 things successful people do before 8 am, and how you can incorporate them into your routine.

THIS IS WHAT I DO AT DAWN: ROAD CYCLING.
WHAT DO YOU DO?

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1. GET PHYSICAL

You’ve probably heard the phrase “healthy body, healthy mind.” It’s important to take care of yourself physically. For most people, early on in the day is the best time to exercise, before the responsibilities of the day kick in. Whether it’s a brisk walk with your dog, an early run or a bike ride, get your body moving. Not only will it make you feel good, but studies have shown that exercise can improve brain function, so it might even make you smarter at work.

2. EAT SOMETHING

If you’re a busy person, chances are that eating a healthy breakfast is the last thing on your mind. But in terms of the day’s productivity, skipping breakfast can be a huge mistake. If you don’t eat something, chances are you’ll be hitting a vending machine or gorging on donuts at 10:30 am. How productive will you be, and how clearly will you be thinking at work, after that? If you want to be thinking and working at your best, make time to eat a balanced meal in the morning.

3. TAKE CARE OF THE NECESSARY STUFF.

Picking up the dry cleaning. Walking the dog. Packing school lunches. Everyone has things that they have to do. To get a leg up on the day, get these things out of the way early. When you wake up early, you have time to attend to these quotidian tasks that can take up valuable mind space during the workday. If you get them out of the way, then you can focus solely on work, and your day will be far more effective. It’s a small change that can have a massive impact on your career.

4. CROSS OFF THE MOST ANNOYING TO-DO LIST ITEM.

Everyone procrastinates on one thing or another. Start the day right and get at least one of those hard to tackle tasks off of your to-do list. In the morning, you’re at your most energized and refreshed, and best prepared to take on a difficult task or project. You’ll be amazed at how much lighter it makes you feel for the rest of the day. Not only will you have the sense of accomplishment at having completed that task, but it won’t be looming ahead and causing stress all day.

5. LEARN SOMETHING

To truly be successful in the long run, you must make a lifelong commitment to learning. There is never a point at which you’ve learned “enough”. Learning keeps the mind elastic and allows you to remain nimble in your work. This is important, as the landscape of every business will change over time.

Every day, make a point of spending some early AM time learning something. This might be by reading the newspaper, learning a new skill, or it might be by listening to podcasts relevant to your work. It might be a self-imposed study routine on a certain sector of your business. There are many ways to continue educating yourself. You never know what might give you your next great idea.

6. MAKE A PLAN.

The best time to map out your day is in the early morning, before the distractions of the day set in. This is a time to consider your goals for the day and how to prioritize tasks to realize them.

Be realistic in mapping out your day: don’t set a mile-long to-do list that you’ll never be able to complete, or schedule yourself in such a way that you’ll be running from thing to thing and getting stressed out. Leave some room for breaks. Consider this plan like a road map, as if you’re on a cross-country trip. You have the freedom to veer off course if needed, but the structure of a general plan will help keep your journey on the right path.

Doing something useful when you feel least like doing anything almost guarantees a productive day.