Foods That Will Increase Your Appetite...

Sep 19, 2017 by

There are different reasons why you do not want to eat, ranging from stress to illness. The big problem in most situations is that you end up losing weight without you wanting this. The problem is that there are no foods that are actually going to make you want to eat a lot more. When struggling, what should be done is to change your entire diet, no matter what dining etiquette rules you want to respect. This is why you want to consider the following as your goal is to increase appetite. Nutrient-Rich Foods If appetite is small, you want to eat the foods that you enjoy and that pack in various different calories. Sweet treats and fast food will be what is often considered but a much better idea is to consume high-calorie...

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Wine-Can Chicken: The Perfect Summer Meal...

Sep 9, 2017 by

If you’re hosting a backyard party on a beautiful day in August, you want to be drinking with your friends, playing bocce ball and having a good time, not fussing over a meal that requires an elaborate preparation. Hiring reliable event staffing services in Toronto is one way to free yourself up and hang with your friends (whether it’s a lone bartender or a full on catering staff); another way is to prep a meal that is reasonably straightforward to cook and serve. Beer-can chicken is the perfect example of this meal: you simply massage the chicken with oil, rub it down with spices, plop it on a half-empty beer can and throw it on the barbecue. An alternate version of this that we’ll explore today is a slightly more sophisticated cousin: wine-can chicken....

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Four Dinner Ideas For A Romantic Night In...

Sep 1, 2017 by

You don’t have to go all the way to a restaurant in order to have a romantic dinner for two— you can bring the romance into your own dining-room and surprise your partner with a meal that will make their heart melt. Here are some simple steps to preparing the perfect dinner for a romantic night in. Setting The Mood Set up your dining-room so that your partner feels like they’ve been transported to a restaurant without stepping a foot outside your home. Clean up any clutter left on the table, the chairsor the floor, and put out your best table settings. Add finishing touches to the table, like a lush bouquet of flowers in a vase or rows of lit candles to make the atmosphere feel more intimate. Break Out The Bubbly There...

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The Ice Cream That’ll Have You Running Back For More...

Jul 28, 2017 by

In celebration of National Ice Cream Month, why not enjoy mouthfuls of creamy goodness wrapped in sweet rice dough? Typically referred to as Mochi, these ice cream balls make for the perfect summer snack coming in at only 110 calories per serving. Each ball encases exactly a scoop, perfectly crafted to serve to a group of friends out on the patio. Mochi is also a fun way to celebrate this long standing American tradition especially for ice cream lovers that want to try out something new. A recent article on GeekDad.com discussed how even the world’s pickiest people return to the freezer for another generous helping of this chilled treat. A unique brand that’s been scooping a place out for themselves in grocery store aisles throughout the country is MyMo Mochi thanks to their...

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Hosting The Ideal Cocktail Party For Your Donors...

Jul 10, 2017 by

Giving your top tier prospects a night to remember is part of what donor stewardship is all about when you work in the not-for-profit sector. Whether you’re hosting an annual spring gala to thank your supporters for contributing to your charity, or planning something smaller, more intimate, and exclusive, patrons need to be recognized – that’s how they’ll keep coming back. You can throw a fun cocktail party for example to cultivate and revive your donor list while endearing new prospects to your mission. It isn’t an explicit ask, however it fosters your relationship, connecting potential sponsors, or returning sponsors to the cause you’re raising money for. It is one of the most powerful marketing tools in the not-for-profit world. When your work is philanthropic, your donors are the life-blood of your organization especially...

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Japanese Curry vs. Indian Curry: Which Is Better?...

Jul 7, 2017 by

For the uninitiated, Japanese curry and Indian curry may sound or even look just the same. But for curry lovers and connoisseurs, there is definitely more than meets the eye between these spicy dishes. Definitely, the two cuisines share some similarities, but Indian curry has been around for far longer. The word “curry” itself is derived from the word “kari” of the Tamil people of India and Sri Lanka, which means “sauce” or generally denotes vegetables and meat cooked with spices. The spread of curry around the world The rise of the Mughal Empire by the 16th century, as well as the establishment of a Portuguese trading port in Goa, gave rise to different varieties of curry. The latter, in particular, led to the introduction of chili peppers to India from the Americas. In...

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Côtes du Rhône—The Story Behind The Wine...

Jun 24, 2017 by

It’s summertime and that means everyone is hosting dinner and deck parties, where the food is served in heaping portions and the wine is definitely flowing. Of course, when you show up to the party, the wine you bring along says a lot about you — your personality and tastes, as well as how good a gifter you are (since the wine you bring goes to the host!). Selecting the best wine based on your host’s tastes and the foods being served doesn’t have to be challenge — if you know where to look for the best vino. 2015 was an incredible year for French wine and that is most true for Côtes du Rhône, whose 2015 vintage is topping taster lists around the world. Wine today is all about crowd pleasing, and if...

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Insanely Easy Ways to Decorate a Cake...

Jun 16, 2017 by

Cakes are one of the joys in life. Nothing beats a plate of cakes or a tower of gorgeous desserts in Boston. A trip to a cupcake house or a coffee shop that sells delicious homemade desserts and cakes is the epitome of a fun day out. It’s not great for your waistline, but with so many tasty goodies on offer, who cares? Royalty Free Photo The best cakes, however, are those that you bake yourself. You don’t need to be a master baker to create a wonderful cake. With a bit of practice and an eye for detail, anyone can produce a cake worthy of any magazine shoot. The flavor of a cake is supremely important, but looks matter and a well-decorated cake makes a wonderful first impression. Here are some fun and...

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Tips For Eating Healthy With a Tight Schedule...

Jun 13, 2017 by

Making healthy eating choices when you have a busy schedule is something that you should try to do regardless of the challenges in your agenda.  When you feel good about yourself it carries onto every other aspect of your life, so making the right choices nutritionally is something you should strive to do. Many people make the mistake of reaching for unhealthy choices when they are in a rush rather than reaching for something that gives them proper nutrition and won’t be stored as fat or unwanted calories.  However, being busy doesn’t have to mean being unhealthy. All it takes is being aware of the ingredients that you are putting into your body.  Here are the best tips for being busy and healthy. Always Keep Healthy Options At Home When all you have on...

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How To Increase Your Appetite Again After Being Sick...

Jun 2, 2017 by

When you become ill it can be challenging to have an appetite.  Even just getting the slightest thing down seems to take tons of energy.  Some people lose a significant amount of weight when they are ill since they aren’t eating as much as usual. When the illness finally subsides it can be hard to return to a normal appetite since our stomachs may be churning and quite sensitive after the upset cause on your stomach during your illness.  You will need food to get back to your former self, however, and provide your body with the fuel that it needs.  Here are some tips for making sure that you get your appetite back to where it needs to be. Avoid Unpleasant Smells Your stomach is going to be quite sensitive and your gag...

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The Many Faces Of Detox

Apr 13, 2017 by

For some people, the word detox evokes images of someone living on smoothies and fruit juice for a week and maybe spending a lot of time in the bathroom. For others, there’s still that image of a bathroom, or maybe someone rolling around in bed as they come off the drugs they’ve been addicted to. No matter the image you see, detoxing your body (or even your skin) is kind of similar no matter what you’re trying to banish. What Is Detox, In General? As a noun, the dictionary defines detox as “a process or period of time in which one abstains from or rids the body of toxic or unhealthy substances; detoxification.” As a verb, it is defined as “abstain from or rid the body of toxic or unhealthy substances.” So, as you...

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5 Best Foods for Immune System Strength...

Apr 12, 2017 by

Food holds a lot of power when it comes to our health and happiness. It can make us sick or protect us from the worst illnesses. If you’re looking for some morsels that will boost your immune system and protect your body from attack, here are some foods you should try. Ginger and Fennel Tea Both ginger and fennel are excellent for not only preventing illness, but also helping you recover quickly. They can decrease inflammation, reduce a sore throat, lessen nausea, and ease chronic pain. The best way to serve these two ingredients when you’re feeling ill is through a ginger and fennel infused tea, like Immune Tea from Dr. Smood. It will leave you feeling energized and refreshed. Spinach and Kale Smoothies Green smoothies are part of a popular health fad that...

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8 Health Benefits of Watermelon You Did Not Know...

Apr 11, 2017 by

We all know the watermelon. It is an incredibly delicious and mouthwatering fruit. Almost everyone around the world likes to eat the fruit. Like many people you may also just eat the fruit and throw away the seeds, you do not know the benefits that these seeds offer for your health, skin, and hair. Like many other fruit seeds, the seeds of watermelon have an abundance of proteins, minerals and fatty acids. These seeds are also rich in potassium, manganese, zinc, Vitamin B Folate, copper, phosphorus, and zinc. Another fact which you may not know is that these seeds provide a lot of energy; you will get 600 calories from a 100 gram of watermelon seeds. Watermelon is quite famous in Asian cuisines. People of the sub-continent love this fruit. They also use the...

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How Tea Can Change Your Life

Mar 20, 2017 by

When was the last time you sat down for a cup of tea? How did it make you feel? Tea can be good for your system, for your sinuses, and it can help you relax too. There are many different types of tea for you to choose from. Black tea, white tea, green tea, and herbal tea are just the basis of the options. You can opt for different flavors, you can find tea that has caffeine in it or is naturally caffeine free, and you can opt for loose leaf tea or tea in bags. Detox You can drink teas that have detoxing properties of all different kinds. There are teas with skin detoxing ingredients, which can help you fight blemishes and even acne. You can drink a tea that detoxifies your colon...

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Top 7 Winter Cocktails to help you get over Christmas...

Mar 7, 2017 by

Just because it’s past Christmas, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a good night out, or a great cocktail to start the evening off on the right note. Just so long as there’s no Sherry, Baileys, mulled wine, cranberries or any other festive flavours involved, right? Dakota Murphey, independent content writer working alongside Best Venues London, has put together a selection of 7 refreshing and indulgent winter cocktails that are perfect for the post-Christmas freeze. Skinny Bitch Are you detoxing this January? Watching your weight? The good news is that there’s a low calorie cocktail that will allow you to have fun without throwing you off course. Soaring in popularity over recent years, at around 90 calories per drink the Skinny Bitch is the go-to cocktail for any post-Christmas dieter. Ingredients: 40ml Vodka 85ml...

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How To Enjoy Your Favorite Pasta Dishes With Less Guilt...

Mar 3, 2017 by

Pasta is one of those meals where you like to pretend it’s good for you, since it does have tomatoes in it (and they have vitamin C in them, don’t they?), but you know it really isn’t all that good for you. Pasta can be pretty fattening and packs in a lot of carbs. Although, if you’re only indulging in pasta once a week or less then you’re at least doing something right. If you want to feel a little better about your pasta consumption you can make some of the following changes to your cooking routine. Pasta can be an entire meal in one plate and can be a great comfort food, so don’t nix it from your diet just yet. Look Into Organic Sauces When you’re shopping for pasta sauces you should...

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Four Things To Remember When It Comes To Your Diet...

Mar 2, 2017 by

Dieting, whether you have a particular weight loss goal or you just want to eat healthier, can be a struggle for some people. Food addictions are real, and many people also suffer from stress eating and other issues. When it comes to dieting what is considered healthy for one person might not be healthy for another. Even a complete diet overhaul may not be the answer to your weight loss goals either if that’s why you’re eating healthy. You may need to do more than eating salad and drinking protein shakes. Here are a few other things to keep in mind. If You Lose Weight You’re Going To Need New Clothes Even if you aren’t working toward a weight loss goal, a change in diet to healthier eating can cause weight loss. It will...

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Reward Yourself for Sticking to New Your Diet...

Feb 27, 2017 by

Getting into the groove of a new diet and sticking to it is incredibly hard. No matter where you are on your journey, whether two days in, five days, a week, a couple of weeks, or already a month in, you should make sure to set up rewards at certain checkpoints along the way. If you want to ensure that you stick to your diet, make sure you are enjoying your quality of life in this new lifestyle.   It is important that you stick to the diet you have identified as being potentially life-altering. You need to make sure that if you have picked out a new diet that is going to help you be healthier than ever before, that nothing you choose to reward yourself with is going to set you off...

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Sports Equipment To Buy When Food Is the Goal...

Feb 24, 2017 by

You’ll often hear that people don’t have as much moral dismissal toward hunting if the end goal is to eat what you’ve killed or captured. But then a big part of that equation becomes what kind of equipment do you need in order to do that killing and capturing. Sometimes better equipment will make the process easier, cleaner, quicker, or more humane, for instance. And the costs associated with sporting equipment in this area of interest vary widely, along with the skill required to make them work. Five quick examples of this type of goal-oriented sports equipment include fishing rods, hunting rifles, hunting bows, animal traps, and hunting knives. Check out how each of those are roughly valued. Fishing Rods Many people will say there’s nothing like the taste of freshly-caught fish, especially if...

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Quality Food and Drink are Good for Your Health in More Ways That One...

Feb 23, 2017 by

  When people talk about healthy eating and drinking, the conversation invariably turns to quality ingredients. Quality ingredients are typically whole foods, natural meat and produce that it fresh and has not been processed. These ingredients contain many of the same wholesome properties that they did just before harvest. Since your body rebuilds its cells with the ingredients you eat, it makes sense that high quality food is good for your health.   But high quality food is good for your health in another way. Cheap, discounted food is at the root of American obesity. Many of these cheap foods are subsidized, such as those composed of corn, wheat, and other cheap carbohydrates.   It takes a lot of food to feed a country the size of the United States. The US Federal government...

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Your Nutrition And Maintaining A Healthy Weight...

Feb 22, 2017 by

A healthy weight is important to your complete well-being. People that suffer from being obese or overweight are at a higher risk for different health issues, including heart disease and diabetes. It doesn’t take much to bring your risk back down if you start eating better and working out. While the proper weight for any given person can depend on their sex, their body type, and even their height, your waist circumference needs to be a certain size as well. This is mainly guided by your height. You should also be aware of your BMI (body mass index). So, how do you work toward a healthier weight and a healthier body? Well, what you are putting into your body can make a huge difference. So can the physical activity you are getting on a...

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Life Tips After Binging on Holiday Foods...

Feb 10, 2017 by

The holidays come and the holidays go.  But all those extra sweets and yummy treats definitely stay.  Particularly around the tummy and butt area.  After indulging for nearly 2 full months it is common to feel like your pants are fitting just a little bit tighter. Whether you were binging on sweets, you’re more of a fan of savory indulgences, or maybe you just love it all. The result is the same. Feeling a little out of sorts with your body and like you may not be bikini ready just yet. Here are some of the best tips for managing your life after indulging on food during the holidays. Wear Loose Clothing First and foremost the plan of action is to hide any undesirable chub or flub.  The best way to do this is...

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The truth about vaping as we currently know it...

Feb 4, 2017 by

Proposed new regulations on vaping are meant to clear the haze on the growing trend. But what do we really know about it? (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Nothing signifies the formalization of a trend like government regulations. Acknowledging that vaping—the use of a battery-powered device to inhale not always nicotine-free vapour—is here to stay, Canada introduced amendments to the existing Tobacco Act last November that would rename it to the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act. The goal is to regulate the manufacture, sale, labelling and promotion of the devices, while prohibiting sale to Canadians under 18. The hope is that regulations will also provide desperately needed quality control to a frontier industry that is estimated to grow and be worth $32 billion worldwide by 2021, said Barry Finegan, a smoking cessation expert and anesthesiologist at...

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Where Does Alcohol Fit In Your Diet?...

Feb 2, 2017 by

Anyone over the age of 21 is eventually going to have to have some hard conversations with themselves about where alcohol fits in a healthy diet. It’s such a prevalent part of the food experience, the social experience, and the celebration experience – it’s important to put it in context every once in awhile with a specific regard to nutrition, diet, and health. Five categories to consider while you’re on this meditative path about alcohol include where the troubling result of addiction can lead you, what the benefits might be, where social value rests, how to pair alcohol with food, and what to consider while trying to gain or lose weight. The Troubling Result When you drink too much, or if you have a genetic disposition toward alcohol, you can fairly easily end up...

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Five Tips For Fighting Fat And Losing Weight...

Jan 28, 2017 by

It’s a brand new year and many people have been working on weight loss since New Year’s resolution time. It’s likely if that was one of your resolutions you’re still working toward your weight loss and haven’t given up yet. That means that now is the perfect time to get some extra tips to help keep your motivated. When it comes to weight loss many people give up when they don’t start seeing results right away. Unfortunately, it takes some time to start losing and at some point you might hit a plateau as well. Here are a few tips that can help you get through it and lose weight. Try Something Different There are plenty of aids out there meant to help you with your weight loss. You can find scientifically proven assistance,...

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