Wednesday, 5 April 2017
"KETOGENIC” is a term for a low-carb diet (like the Atkins diet). The idea is for you to get more calories from protein and fat and less from carbohydrates. You cut back most on the carbs that are easy to digest, like sugar, soda, pastries, and white bread. The diet forces the body to burn fats rather than Carbohydrates.
How it works
When you eat less than 50 grams of carbs a day, your body eventually runs out of fuel (blood sugar) it can use quickly. This typically takes 3 to 4 days. Then you’ll start to break down protein and fat for energy, which can make you lose weight. This is called KETOSIS.
Who use it
People use a ketogenic diet most often to lose weight, but it can help manage certain medical conditions, like epilepsy, too. It also may help people with heart disease, certain brain diseases, and even acne, but there needs to be more research in those areas. Talk with your doctor first to find out if it’s safe for you to try a ketogenic diet, especially if you have type 1 diabetes.
A ketogenic diet may help you lose more weight in the first 3 to 6 months than some other diets. This may be because it takes more calories to change fat into energy than it does to change carbs into energy. It’s also possible that a high-fat, high-protein diet satisfies you more, so you eat less, but that hasn’t been proved yet
Insulin is a hormone that lets your body use or store sugar as fuel. Ketogenic diets make you burn through this fuel quickly, so you don’t need to store it. This means your body needs -- and makes -- less insulin. Those lower levels may help protect you against some kinds of cancer or even slow the growth of cancer cells.
It seems strange that a diet that calls for more fat can raise “good” cholesterol and lower “bad” cholesterol, but ketogenic diets are linked to just that. It may be because the lower levels of insulin that result from these diets can stop your body from making more cholesterol. That means you’re less likely to have high blood pressure, hardened arteries, heart failure, and other heart conditions.
Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders after Stroke, and affects at least 50million people worldwide. It is diagnosed in a person having recurrent unprovoked seizures.
Almost half of children and young people with epilepsy who have tried some form of this diet saw the number of seizures drop by at least half, and the effect persists even after discontinuing the diet.
Some evidence have shown that adults with epilepsy may benefit from the diet too.
Ketogenic Diet reduces Seizure frequency by more than 50% in half of patients who try it and by more than 90% in a third of patients. Children with refractory epilepsy are more likely to benefit.
I hope this brief post was helpful. You can leave your contribution and testimonies in the comment box if you have any.
Sunday, 12 February 2017
"I would never make a disrespectful comment like that in my life."
Drake has responded to online rumors that he told a female fan at one of his concerts to remove her hijab, calling it a "fake media story."
As Hot New Hip Hop reports, the hip-hop superstar was caught on camera during a concert at London's O2 last week telling someone, "You got on that hot ass scarf right there, you might wanna take this off. You gotta turn this muthafucka up. You gotta come out of that shit."
The post has since been deleted but the original comment claimed she was wearing a hijab -- something Drake now disputes. Twitter responded at the time by condemning Drake for what was believed to be an attack on Muslim culture.
"I make a point every night to end my shows on a time of unity and love so, to find out that I am being utilized in a fake media story about me disrespecting Muslims is devastating to me," Drake said in a statement on Friday (Feb. 10). "At my show I'm the O2 in London I was talking to 4 women one of whom was wearing a jacket and a winter scarf, I made a comment about taking off the scarf because I enjoy a friendly banter with the fans. I am well aware of what a hijab is and I would never make a disrespectful comment like that in my life towards someone who is wearing one."
Drake continued, "I am proud that my closest friends and fans come from all different religions and races, perhaps whoever made up this story should spend more time learning about other cultures and less time trying to divide us."
See his Instagram post with the statement here:
"I make a point every night to end my shows on tones of unity and love so, to find out that I am being utilized in a fake media story about me disrespecting Muslims is devastating to me. At my show in the 02 in London I was talking to 4 women one of whom was wearing a jacket and a winter scarf, I made a comment about taking off the scarf because I enjoy friendly banter with the fans. I am well aware of what a hijab is and I would never make a disrespectful comment like that in my life towards someone who is wearing one. I am proud that my closest friends and fans come from all different religions and races, perhaps whoever made up this story should spend more time learning about other cultures and less time trying to divide us".
If you are new in the world of online sales and are looking to make money online but you start with a small budget startup. With the dazzling wealth of information available to new entrepreneurs to learn how you can spend your limited resources can be a bit intimidating and worrisome.
The following are four ultimate keys to help you get started and run successfully.
1. Ensure You Have A Website.
You must have something to send customers back. It is a must that you have a website. Make sure you keep your site simple and copy by menus with email options to capture each site visitor or client.
There are available steps to selling your own website without much money.
Select a Content Management System(CMS) like Wordpress, which is popular for its kind and free.
Register for a domain name and subscribe to a hosting service.
2. Ensure That You Spend Time Getting Information About What You Sell Before You Start.
Get validation from potential customers who are not in your social circle of market. Some business owners use the "will to pull their wallet" test before investing money in a company.
If you are a beginner, surveys are an opportunity to find out what the customer wants as a product/ service for himself to solve. If you are already in business, surveys can ask how the customer discovered the product or service in the first place. If the customer is ready to return information as a customer to you then you are set to build a connection with them.
3. You Must know Your Competitors And Customers.
You should make sure that you study competitors and complementary brands. It is recommended, research tools such as search results related to SimilarWeb (at the bottom of any Google search) Google them and see which sites you are visited by your potential customers.
4. Create A Sales And Marketing Action Plan.
To earn your first million in sales, make sure you work backwards and rely on a series of what is needed in the monthly income to reach one million of the first year.
There you have it all. I hope this little post was helpful.
Thursday, 26 January 2017
I understand that not all men are careless with their words when speaking to a woman, but there are men out there who are completely careless about what they say to a woman they meet for the first time. It seems as though some men don't realize that they sometimes say the wrong thing to a woman they just meet.
If you would ask me a question about sensitivity, I would say women are much more sensitive and will easily take things to heart. With that being said, I will quickly highlight and explain things you should never say to a woman on first acquaintance.
1. PRETENDING TO KNOW HER --
So many guys are fond of pretending to a lady at first with an intention to start a conversation with her. Some guys are fond of saying "You look familiar...But I...I..I just can't place it". You actually don't know her but pretending to know her in order to get her attention.
Nowadays, ladies have grown more intelligent, they experience things from guys everyday and you just can't get them(mature-minded ladies) with that. I'm not trying to condemn this method but If you think you can get a lady's attention this way,you can go ahead but I think you would be wasting your time because for me, it wouldn't work.
The best way for you to get a lady's attention is to Just be straight up and introduce yourself to her and try as much as possible to remove doubts from your mind. Just walk towards her hoping that she would respond to you politely.
Note- your first expression matters a lot. The way and manner in which you introduce yourself would be very vital as this is what a lady observes the most when you first walk up to her. If you don't have a good introduction, I'm afraid you might get a rude response from her or some may totally ignore you.
2. BE A GOOD LISTENER.
Try not to talk too much about yourself and try to listen more. Ensure that you have a listener's disposition and be sure not to interrupt when she is talking. Give her much space to express herself and understand where she's coming from. Make sure you are as calm as a dove and don't make yourself look like a talker before her. Try as much as possible to reserve certain things till another date.
3. IRRELEVANT QUESTIONS.
It is very important that you ask relevant questions and don't ask random questions like you are interviewing her, No! that would only make you look boring and she could end up not having any more interest in the conversation. For example; A guy asks a lady saying "What's your favorite color?" and once she answers that, he immediately asks another question saying "do you like traveling?". Now you can see that these two questions are nowhere related. This can definitely turn her off. If your first question is "What is your favorite color?", and she answers saying "I love purple", your next question should be like this "on what occasion do you like wearing purple the most?" Or you can as well follow up with this "which between casual and formal wear do you like wearing the most"?. This way you can have a better and interesting conversation with her.
Just ensure that you make her feel relaxed and ask interesting questions.
4. DO NOT PASS THE COMMENT "I LOVE YOU".
Okay so many men are fond of doing this and which is really immature. I understand sometimes you find it hard to hold back when you set our eyes on someone who you like so much but you should understand that you don't say "I love you" just yet to a lady when you barely know her.
Do you know what comes to most lady's head when you say you love them on first acquaintance? Well, the answer is this; They feel highly disappointed and say "Am I that cheap"??. Believe it or not but this I think is what comes up in their end most times guys use the phrase "I love you". They may end up not taking the entire conversation serious and feel you had wasted their time. If any lady accepts the phrase "I love you" on first acquaintance, I want you to have it at the back of your mind that that lady isn't honest about how she feels, she probably might be lusting after you.
Bottom line is that you should try not to use the phrase "I love you" on first acquaintance because it can put the lady off.
5. WHY ARE YOU SINGLE?
I think the moment you ask a lady this question, she gets suddenly uncomfortable. Especially if she has been single in a long time, frustrated from not meeting the right guy in a long time, or chose to remain single as a result of being betrayed in her previous relationship. She could escape this uncomfortable questions by giving you either of this two answers;
A. I've just been focusing on myself(which may not be true because she probably might have been struggling in the dating world).
B. I just got out of a long-term relationship(which of course she knows you wouldn't wanna know the details of that on a first meeting).
Having said that, You have every right to decide what to ask a woman. I'm just giving my own tips base on experience even though all women don't think the same way but basically, who wouldn't get uncomfortable when they are being asked this question.
6. HOW MUCH MONEY DO YOU MAKE?
I think a woman could get a lot sensitive when you ask her about how much she make in her job. You don't ask a woman about how much she earns on first acquaintance. This could get her really uncomfortable.
There you have it. I hope these tips were helpful. If you have anything contrary or to contribute to the tips above, you can feel free to leave a comment.
Thursday, 12 January 2017
Ford has used the 2017 Detroit Auto Show to release an updated version of the best-selling truck in America. Although it looks similar to the current model, the new F-150 is a much smarter animal under the skin. Not content with one truck, Ford also announced the return of Bronco, which will be arriving alongside a new Ranger.
Ford says the new look is "even tougher," we say the designers slapped on a new grille, wheels and bumpers. Still, there was nothing wrong with the old one, so maybe an evolutionary approach is a good thing.
The real changes have been wrought under the skin, where a range of car-like driver assist systems have been fitted to make life easier for the driver. Thanks to new radar sensors and cameras, the car now has stop/go adaptive cruise control and pre-collision assist, which is able to detect pedestrians and attempt to minimize the impact of collisions by applying the brakes.
Another incredible thing is that passengers can access Wi-Fi on the move with a new 4G LTE, with support for up to 10 devices. Considering the car only seats five, and one of the five is the driver, we'd be seriously impressed if you could hit the limit. Along with these new options, the existing range of add-ons including lane-keeping assist, blind-spot warning and a surround camera are still available.
Under the hood, the new F-150 comes as standard with a new direct-injection 3.3-liter V6. Although gives up 300 cc to the unit it replaces, Ford says the new engine produces the same 282 hp (210 KW) and 253 lb.ft (343Nm). It will be hooked up to a new 10-speed auto gearbox, as will the 2.7- liter EcoBoost.
Those in need of a V8 are also catered for with a mildly more powerful 5.0-liter, paired with the same automatic gearbox as the rest of the range. Lastly, 2018 will bring the arrival of a new type of F-150, with the addition of a 3.0-liter Powerstroke diesel.
Unfortunately, that still wont be enough to keep some folks happy. The Ranger hasnt been available at US dealers since 2012. It will be back in the US come 2019. And the Bronco will also be making a comeback in 2020. Both will be built in Michigan, United States.
Insects are responsible for decomposing and eliminating organic matter and are major pollinizers of plants, which is of great ecological importance.
They also exterminate other species and prevent plagues. However, they also scare many people.
I take it you must have seen how people scream and jump around when they see a spider in their house.
Well, nobody will be comfortable with cockroaches and spiders in their homes.
The regular insect-repellents are laced with chemicals that can have adverse effects on your health.
Fortunately, there is a safe and effective natural solution that will help you get rid of the critters and ensure your home remains smelling fresh.
The solution is actually a plant called Mint. This plant features a fresh scent and is commonly used in various cuisines.
In order to drive away cockroaches and spiders from your home, you need to brew some fresh mint tea, allow it to cool, and then pour it into a spray bottle.
Spray this tea everywhere in your home, paying special attention to wall crevices and dark corners.
This will keep the annoying insects away and keep your home smelling fresh.
Okay this is not good. There may be some bad blood brewing between Bella Hadid and Selena Gomez.
After a steamy pics of the singer kissing Hadid's ex boyfriend, The Weekend(who's real name is Abel Tesfaye). following a dinner date, Tuesday night, the 20year old model appears to have unfollowed Gomez on instagram
screen grabs obtained by Elle, taken before and after the photo bombshell show that Hadid appeared to stop following Gomez after the PDA went public.
As for now, Gomez still follows Hadid, who still follows The Weekend.
It is reported Selena and The Weekend, 26, at first wanted to keep their budding romance under raps, but had a change of heart.
One source said: " At first, Selena and Abel wanted to keep their relationship low-key. but they've decided they really dont care if everyone knows about them.
Another source said: "Selena was focusing on getting herself back together and Abel was just getting out of a relationship, plus putting out of his new album. Abel and Bella also were on and off towards the end of their relationship, so getting into something brand new was not what Abel was looking for.
Another insider said: "Abel though always had a thing for Selena. He thinks she's extremely talented and sexy.
"She has been on his radar before. They are on the same level with expectations and think the other is really fun. They are taking things slow and getting to know each other."
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