How To Lose Weight Without Losing Your Mind

We’d all love to lose some weight. However, sometimes trying to shed the pounds can feel like absolute suffering, no matter what fitness and nutrition gurus say to the contrary. Luckily, losing weight doesn’t have to mean that you eat nothing but bland foods and torture yourself doing workouts that you hate. Here are some tips on how you can lose weight without losing your mind.

Add Flavor To Your Healthy Dishes

If you’re eating nothing but plain chicken breast and raw vegetables, don’t be surprised when you end up going nuts and devouring a whole pizza in desperation. While it feels good to eat healthy, it doesn’t feel good to eat bland. The key to eating healthfully is using low-calorie seasonings and sauces to add flavor to otherwise bland foods. For example, raw vegetables become a lot more flavorful when they’re dipped in Jose Madrid salsa. Chicken breast is a lot tastier when it’s been marinated in some low-calorie bouillon or sauce. When you cook with a lot of flavor, you can learn to love low-calorie foods a whole lot more.

Find Workouts That You Love

If you absolutely despise running on the treadmill, don’t be surprised if you end up never making the most of your expensive gym membership. Humans are only capable of forcing themselves to do so much. If you try to force yourself to regularly do a workout that you despise, it’s only a matter of time before your discipline fails and you end up quitting.

Instead of forcing yourself to endure a workout that you hate, you need to experiment to discover the workout that you love. Some people love lifting weights and pumping iron, while others love gentler exercises like yoga and Pilates. Some people like to exercise alone, while others crave the camaraderie that team sports have to offer. Whatever your workout of choice is, it’s important that you discover it and commit to it. It’s easier to exercise regularly when you genuinely love your workouts.

If you follow the tips offered in this short guide, you can lose weight without feeling like you’re suffering or going crazy. Remember, just because it’s good for you doesn’t mean that it can’t also be enjoyable.

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I made this basic chicken salad

I admit am not a good cook. I like to cook meal that is basic so easy for me to follow the directions. My family likes the classic food as well. We went to the beach in Hamlin few weeks ago. I made this basic chicken salad recipe.

The original recipe has almonds. I escape that ingredient as my daughter has a severe peanut allergy. I just followed what is in the recipe to make this chicken salad. Surprisingly, my family likes it. This basic chicken salad recipe is so easy to make.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups chopped, cooked chicken meat
  • 1/2 cup blanched slivered almonds (I escape this ingredient)
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped

Directions

  1. Place almonds in a frying pan. Toast over medium-high heat, shaking frequently. Watch carefully, as they burn easily.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together mayonnaise, lemon juice, and pepper. Toss with chicken, almonds, and celery.

You should try it for yourself. It is perfect for a sandwich or a side dish.

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Duncan Hines Perfect Size for 1 Chocolate Chip Muffins

Muffins is one of the snack that my kids loves to munch especially after coming from school or playing outside. I loved muffins as well. I usually baked muffins with my little girl but not yesterday.

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My daughter and I tried the Duncan Hines from the voxbox that I received from Influenster. The box has four chocolate chip muffins inside. This Duncan Hines chocolate chips muffins is very easy to make. All you need is a cup, pour the contents in the cup, three tablespoons of milk. You can also used water or juice if you want. Stir it and cooked in the microwave for a minute and ten seconds. You have to let it cool off for two minutes. It is the perfect size for 1. There is no wait, no mess  and no leftovers.

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I added walnuts on mine and it turned out even more delicious. My daughter cannot have the walnuts as she has allergic to the peanuts.

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My daughter and I both enjoyed our Duncan Hines Perfect Size for 1 Chocolate Chips muffins. By the way, it also comes with different flavors. There is also cakes and cookies.

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For more information about this Duncan Hines perfect size for 1 products, check out their Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

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What guitar to buy when you love rock and roll

I loved this ibanez gio. I wish I know how to play the guitar. It is on clearance right now for $149.99 plus includes free shipping. Right there is one amazing deal not to missed. If you love to play rock and roll, this guitar is must. You have to make sure that you practice before eating or else anybody will gets mad at the noise you are making.

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Looking for a Professional Electrician

People who own homes are going to experience electrical problems occasionally. This sort of thing is unavoidable. However, it is very important to know what to do when you are in a situation like this. Some people are actually foolish enough to try to fix the problem themselves. You should never try to fix an electrical problem. You could get seriously injured or even killed by doing this. There is a very good reason why electricians need to go through a great deal of training before they are able to earn their license. Here are just a few of the best methods you can use to find an electrician who will help you in a moment of crisis.

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1. Does the electrician have a valid license?

You need to ask to see the license of any electrician who you are seriously thinking about hiring to work in your home. There are many people out there making a living as unlicensed electricians. Hiring one of these people to work in your home could be incredibly dangerous for you and your family. This person is not trained. He or she could wire something incorrectly that causes an explosion or a fire in your home. This could have been avoided if you hired a professional electrician in the first place.

2. What type of insurance coverage does the electrician have?

It is equally important that the Ponte Vedra electrician you hire has current insurance coverage. Ask to see the electrician’s proof of insurance before you allow him or her into your home. Why does your electrician need to have insurance coverage? Damage might be done to your home by your electrician while he or she is on the job. The insurance will compensate you for any damage done by the electrician.

3. What type of training did the electrician receive?

You should always look for very skilled people when you are hiring an electrician or any other professional. The electrician’s website might get into his or her previous experience. However, this is not always the case. You might need to do some digging if the electrician has done a good job of hiding his history. You need to be sure that the electrician has attended all of the training classes that your state requires. Verify that the person successfully passed all of the classes he or she needed to.

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The best music store to shop in North Carolina

Music is always part of my life. I grow up listening to music. I could sing whatever I do and even cooking. I could dance as well while doing something in the kitchen. It does not matter if I am not preparing meals for my family.

If your family like me who loves music and lives in North Carolina, I have heard that this guitar center wilmington nc sells the best musical instrument or any music related that your family needs. I know that we need to check our local store too. I have only see from outside when we were driving. I bit it is gorgeous inside.

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How to enjoy your dinner solemnly

My kids are loud especially before dinner. They watch TV and play their games. Sometimes the volume is way too loud while am making dinner. I told them to  keep the volume down. I wish we this yamaha headphones when they are playing games on TV. This way by using this headphone, they can only hear the noise from the games they played on the TV and can enjoy cooking for our dinner.

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Realizing The Attic Space

The attic is a place in the home that is often used for storage and forgotten about. Transform the attic space to an area that is fun to be in, such as a playroom for the kids or an extra bedroom. It can also be used as another living room for when you want to have your own quiet space away from the rest of the family. Search for free contractor leads to get ideas on how to paint the attic and the best kind of flooring to use since it’s above the rest of the home.

Sports fans in the home will enjoy a game day retreat when you add a large television to the attic, comfortable seating and a design that looks like a basketball court or a football field. It can be a room where those who enjoy watching the game of the week or a championship game can gather to cheer on a favorite team without disrupting the rest of the family.

If you enjoy the beach or being near the water, then consider turning the attic into a nautical room. With blue and white paint, a few pictures of sailboats on the walls and other nautical items in the room, it can be an oasis to escape to after a long day. This would be a relaxing place to go in the summer when you want to escape the hot weather outside as the environment can make you think about being in a cooler place.

The attic can be a spare bedroom that is designed with a bed, chair or loveseat and even a small bathroom if you have the space. It can be used for guests who want to visit, family members who want to stay for a few days or even a bedroom for the kids if they want to have their own space instead of sharing with a sibling. The ideas for the attic are endless as long as you use your imagination and make sure that you have the proper materials to complete any renovations in the room. A contractor can assist you in the larger tasks that need to be completed.

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Fun Flavors With Frozen Yogurt

Frozen yogurt is a delicious treat that is healthier than ice cream and that can be combined with numerous ingredients to give the delicious flavors that you enjoy. To make the healthiest frozen yogurt, you can add fresh fruits and nuts instead of the candy toppings that you might see when you go to an ice cream bar or that you might use at home.

Blueberry is an easy recipe to make when it comes to frozen yogurt. All you have to do is add a bit of blueberry syrup to the yogurt, topping it with fresh blueberries. Dark chocolate shavings are a good ingredient to add if you want something sweet. Strawberries and raspberries are also good to add as they have a natural sweet taste. An idea if you’re looking for a different kind of flavor is to use blood oranges. The color that you get from them is beautiful, almost like a sunset. You can pour the yogurt into a popsicle mold to make popsicles instead of eating out of a bowl. Add a bit of cream to the yogurt for a silky texture.

An alternative to a cup of coffee is to make frozen yogurt that taste like coffee. Add a few chocolate chips for a mocha flavor. This is an idea if you want to cut back on the sugar that is used in the yogurt while still getting the fun flavors. Mango is a delicious tropical idea along with a few shavings of coconut. A hint of lemon juice also goes well with this flavor. You don’t need to add a lot of lemon as this will overpower the mango.

If you don’t want to eat a lot of yogurt at one time, then make smaller portions that you can freeze. Yogurt drops are ideal for when you want the taste but not the quantity. They are easy to make and will last in the freezer for a few weeks as long as they are kept in an airtight container. Make a few different flavors to enjoy during the week when you want a sweet treat.

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How to entertain your guest this holiday with Groupon

DISCLOSURE:  This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

I cannot believe that Christmas is almost here. There are 10 days left before Christmas. I am very excited for my kids to open their gifts from Santa. I will also turned 43 this Christmas. I am getting old and that is fine. I am still grateful to God for giving me another year of life.

I am done shopping gifts for Christmas. They cost an arm and a leg. As my husband says. Christmas only comes once a year. They need to be spoiled rotten. How about you? Are you done shopping for your kids or family for Christmas yet? Shopping is easy if you use Groupon Coupons. It saves you tons of money especially when buying gifts for the entire family. It also help your guest entertain during the holiday.

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I just need a delicious drink that I will get from Wine.com. I also need few items for my husband that I found at The Vitamin Shoppe.

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I know that he keeps on telling me that he does not need anything. I cannot wait for Christmas. We decline the invitation from my one of my sister in-law but instead we will celebrate Christmas with just my family.

How about you? What special holiday meals that you will prepare for Christmas? If you are looking for some ideas on how to save money, make sure you check their Facebook page, give them a like so you won’t missed any deals on food. You can also follow their Twitter for more updates on deals and anything. I wish you and your family the best time during the holidays.

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