Month: October 2018

Halloween Cocktails By Grant’s Whisky

 

Having a big Halloween party? Don’t forget to whip up some whisky cocktail drinks inspired by the festival to brew up the spooky factor, says the whisky expert – Rohan Bhardwaj, APAC Brand Ambassador, Grants Whisky 

 

  1. Blood & Sand

Ingredients:

  • Grant’s Family Reserve (50ml)
  • Orange juice (50ml)
  • Sweet vermouth (45ml)
  • GARNISH: Maraschino cherry with a teaspoon of juice

Instructions

  • Add Whisky, Orange Juice, and sweet vermouth to a shaker.
  • Add in a spoon of juice from the Maraschino cherry jar.
  • Strain and garnish with a Maraschino cherry.

  1. Grant’s Royale

Ingredients:

  • Grant’s Family Reserve (50ml)
  • Champagne (100ml)
  • Sugar cube soaked in bitters
  • GARNISH: Lemon twist

Instructions

  • Add sugar cube soaked in bitters to a Champagne flute.
  • Add whisky and top with Champagne.
  • Garnish with a lemon twist.

  1. The GEM (Grant’s Espresso Martini)

Ingredients:

  • Grant’s Family Reserve (50ml)
  • Espresso (1 Shot)
  • Kahula (25ml)
  • GARNISH: Coffee beans

Instruction

  • Make an espresso and fill shaker with ice.
  • Add all ingredients and shake.
  • Strain & garnish with coffee beans.

 

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Questions to Ask Before You Select a Rehab Facility

12 Keys Rehabs have helped many people to permanently quit their destructive drug or alcohol habit. There are many rehab facilities. Choosing the right one for your particular needs is very important. That is why the selection process should not be rushed. Taking your time and carefully analyzing all of your options will definitely benefit you in the long run. You need to know the right questions to ask the representatives of each rehab facility you talk to. This will make it easier for you to ascertain if that particular facility will be able to provide you with the quality of treatment you are looking for. Here are some of the key questions that you should ask.

1. Can you provide me with a list of credentials for your entire staff?

The most important thing that you need to determine when you are selecting a rehab facility is the qualifications of the people who work there. Yo need to be absolutely certain that the people who are treating you have many years of experience and know what they are doing. You also need to verify that they are properly licensed and have passed all required tests for the state they are working in. Therefore, you should request a list of all the rehab facility employees and their credentials. All reputable rehab facilities will not hesitate to provide you with such a list if you request it. This info might even be found on the website of the rehab facility. Avoid any facility that refuses to give you this info.

2. What does your treatment program consist of?

Basically, you need to find out exactly how the treatment program at that particular rehab facility is set up. Do not wait until you check in to a facility to find this out. Any rehab facility you talk to should not have a problem explaining to you in great detail about every aspect of their treatment program. This will allow you to find out what to expect. It will also help you to compare the various types of addiction treatment programs offered by different rehab facilities.

3. How many staff members and patients does the rehab facility have at any given time?

This is very important for you to know because some rehab facilities are severely understaffed. Needless to say, you want to avoid checking yourself into a rehab facility that does not have enough staff members to adequately care for all of the patients. Some facilities will purposely check in more patients than they can handle simply to make more money. This is why you need to be sure you are not putting yourself in that type of situation. You are paying for a certain level of treatment. Be sure the rehab facility you go to will have enough staff members to provide the treatment you are expecting.

4. Will I be able to stay in my own room?

This is something that you should never assume. There are many rehab facilities that make it mandatory for all patients to have a roommate. However, there are also facilities that allow patients to have their own room. It is better to find out the policy of the facility on this matter long before you decide to get treatment there.

5. Will I be allowed to bring my phone, tablet or laptop into the facility with me?

Many rehab facilities want to keep all of their patients in complete isolation from the outside world. This means that no devices that can connect to the Internet are permitted in the facility. All phone calls are made on a phone that is monitored by the facility at specified times of the day.

6. Will you be able to serve me the foods that I want to eat?

You might have very specific dietary needs. If so, you should check with the rehab facility to be sure they will be able to meet them. This should not be a problem as long as you give the facility plenty of notice regarding the specific foods that you require. You must remember that you will not be allowed to leave the facility during treatment to buy your own food.

7. What are the details regarding your aftercare program?

You will still have treatment after you leave the facility and resume your normal activities. Find out what sort of aftercare program the rehab facility has set up for all of their patients. In most cases, it involves calling your counselor.

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Body Spa Experience At Aroma Ceylon, Gurgaon

For me, spas are a great way of rejuvenating. In today’s fast-paced world, we don’t even realize how tired our bodies get. Without giving them proper rest, we keep racing towards life on a daily basis. On certain occasions, it becomes important for one to slow down, relax and rejuvenate yourself and your body.

Aroma Ceylon

I heard about this place just recently and when I scrolled through their site, I could not hold myself. I had to get a spa done anyhow. So one evening, I set myself away to Gurgaon. The moment I entered Aroma Ceylon, the subtle fragrance of aroma oils caught on me. I felt half refreshed merely sitting at the reception and looking at the ambiance.

The Process

Before I could indulge in any of the services, I was given a form to be filled. The form asked me for my basic details and also some medical history. This form helps them evaluate what therapy is best suited to us. Basis my form, I was suggested to go for a Revitalizing Deep Tissue Therapy.

Revitalizing Deep Tissue Therapy

The revitalizing Deep-tissue massage is a specific type of massage therapy that concentrates on the deep layers of muscle and fascia in the body and recommended by many doctors as a treatment option too. By using deep finger pressure and slow, firm strokes with a warm calming revitalizing oil.

It is highly beneficial and ideal for all adults to release the stress, muscle cramp and heal chronic muscle pain. The focus is on the deeper layers of muscle tissue, tendons, and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints). It restores the circulatory system, improving blood flow throughout the body.

Feedback

I thoroughly enjoyed my deep tissue therapy. My masseur was extremely attentive, knowledgeable and caring. She knew exactly what was to be done and took utmost care to make me feel comfortable. I have to specially mention the hygiene and cleanliness of the place, along with a very polite and hospitable staff. If you are looking at indulging in spa or body massage or spa based treatments, this is the place for you. Even my son indulged in a foot reflexology and was extremely happy with the service.

About Aroma Ceylon

Aroma Ceylon brings the spa experience to India from the country where people wear charming smile, Sri Lanka: A pearl of the Indian Ocean (British Ceylon), sign of the Buddhist legendary Ceylonese heritage enriched with the fragrance of tropical herbs and spices and complemented with the touch of the secret ancient healing recipes, Aroma Ceylon, also presents contemporary arts, crafts, and products into your lifestyle collection.

  • Therapeutic Massage Treatments

  • Body Therapy

  • Body Care Treatments

  • Foot Care Therapy

  • Skin Care

  • Natural Beauty Services

Aroma Ceylon brings out the true sense of Spa, pampering, rejuvenating and creating a harmony and balance of the senses. This is a place where families can visit including children. A place to relax, revitalize and release all stress and tensions and come out with a new spirit and positive physical and mental energy. Aroma Ceylon is a pure family-oriented wellness spa that promises services by well-trained and mannered therapists.

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UNIQUE BRIDE AND GROOM ENTRY IDEAS IN A WEDDING

Everyone’s mostly seen obsessing over the bride in an Indian Wedding, what she’s wearing, what she’s buying, how she’s entering and so on. But what’s really interesting these days is what the groom and his gang are up to! Baraat is the highest point of a wedding, one can say. You can gauge the levels of excitement and craziness at a wedding from its Baraat. Hence, you got to make it loud, notice-worthy and resonating with the personality of the groom. It’s the groom’s army after all.
Here are a few unique entries we captured this season:

1) The Vintage Car

This could be the real regal entry. Imagine a royal palace wedding in the midst of all the vintage charm, how could you give the vintage ride a miss?

2) Bride under the umbrella

A bride’s entry is a visual treat for all. Everyone from the guests to the groom looks forward to this moment and it’s really special. So, the bride enters under a beautiful floral decorated umbrella.

3) Bride entry in a beautiful trolley

This one is especially for the bride, entering the venue in a beautiful trolley can be your Cinderella moment.

4) Bride with brother

Imagine the moment when brothers bring their sister under the stunning fireworks and sparkles lighten the bride path. A moment of happiness for a brother!

5)  Phoolon ki chadar

Dreamy, colorful flowers in phoolon ki chadar which is perfect for an entry, it’s all the more fun, when done by your family, brothers, and friends!

6)  Your Fantastic Force

Your gang will always be the one to make you feel like the ultimate king on your wedding day and they can’t be ignored. They are the ones who’ll put you on the pedestal, literally.

7)  Bride and groom with angels

Let the bride and groom enter in the wedding with beautiful angels.
About Portfolio Studio 
Portfolio Studio which was established in Delhi, in the year 1978. It is a well-known name in the field of Wedding Photography and Wedding cinematography. They are passionate about Cinematography & Photography.
Portfolio Studio believes in hard work and giving the best results to the clients. They pay personal attention to every client and try to understand their requirement and desire and provide graphics solutions accordingly so as to suit the given layout and end use. The team has its clear focus in delivering results and products that help to radiate their positive energy across the entire visual-communications space. The experienced team at Portfolio studio thinks with their customer hats on, delivering customized solutions tailored to every client’s need.
Chirag Khattar, Director, Portfolio Studio
Chirag Khattar, Director, Portfolio Studio is passionate for his work. He completed his post graduation from Shri Ram College of Commerce in 2013.  He looks after marketing and weddings at Portfolio Studio and handles cinematography.

 

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Beard Balm Vs Oil-An Excellent Way to Keep Your Beard Replenished

The beard in the modern world is the in thing. For as long as you take care of your beard, you can wear it even in a professional event. A point to note is that a well-groomed beard is suave and it enhances your self-esteem. In this light, you need to design a cleaning and maintenance routine for your beard. Today, there are plenty of grooming products for the beard. They include beard balm and beard oil among other essentials. Choosing what to use between such products can be a daunting task.  

However, understanding the difference between beard oil and beard balm will help you to choose the most ideal product for your beard. Both the oil and the balm play a crucial role in keeping your beard well moisturized.

When to rock the beard oil

The beard oil is an amazing grooming product for a modern beard. It is good on all types of beards but works best during the early stages of growing your beard. This is based on the fact that oil has excellent moisturizing features and elements that boost beard growth. It also takes care of the beard while preventing flaking and dandruff. The oil also keeps you free of itching at a younger phase.

Beard oil is also an excellent beard product that spreads easily, effortlessly and quickly when applied. It means it has excellent hydration features that keep beards softer and easy to style. It works best on short and trimmed beards.

Similarly, beard oil easily absorbs into beard hair and skin easily. It, therefore, gives your beard a beautiful matte finish as opposed to a shiny and glossy finish. In case you have a long beard and you love to use the oil, you will need a beard brush to spread the oil evenly on the beard.

When to rock the beard balm

The beard balm also known as a utility balm is also an excellent beard product you can rock if you have a large and medium-sized beard.

The balm is an excellent accessory if you have a dry skin. The balm is tailor-made to have a higher viscosity compared to beard oil. This means that it is relatively thick and takes longer to get absorbed in the hair. The utility balm actually comes in a pomade form or solid cologne.

The beard balm actually keeps your beard nourished and moisturized throughout the day. This is because the balm is designed to sit longer on the beard compared beard oil. As a result, your beard will look healthier and shinier all day long.

Similarly, the thickness of the balm is highly functional. It maintains a good hold to help you comb your beard and style as desired. Therefore, even if your beard is stubborn, this is the product that helps you to manage it for that good look. It is a product that actually makes your beard grooming regimen simple. What’s more, you can efficiently use the balm to style and hold your sideburns and mustache in place. As a result, you enjoy a great look and finish on the edges.

The other factor that makes the balm an ideal product to style your beard is its versatility. It is an excellent grooming product that keeps the skin around the beard area well moisturized. This means that you can comfortably use it as a daily moisturizer, if you have a tattoo, you can enhance its appearance with a balm and you can also keep maximizing on it during drier months to keep your skin hydrated.

In addition, if you travel often, a beard balm is the best product to settle for. It is more travel-friendly, doesn’t spill off, and it keeps the beard nourished and moisturized for long.

With the above in mind, it becomes easy to choose between a beard oil and beard balm. You may also wonder whether the two can be used at the same time. The truth is the two products can be applied in moderation at the same time.

Most importantly, when it comes to beard balm vs. oil, it largely depends on your personal preference. If you rock a long beard, it is imperative that you use the beard oil and the balm for a short beard. The trick that will help you level up your unique beard game is to always use the rightful amount of the products. For a glossier look, use beard oil first then apply a small amount of beard balm.  

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5 Success Tips for Your First HCG Diet Program

Losing weight can be difficult if you don’t love dieting all that much and are not habitual of vigorous exercise. Both eating a well-balanced diet and exercising regularly are essential for gradual and sustainable weight loss. Unfortunately, most people give up on a healthy lifestyle too fast and too soon, way before it can become a habit.

A key reason for this is the lack of information on how a particular diet program really works and what it would take to keep going until you reach your goal weight. Once you understand the fundamental principles of a diet plan and the supporting physical activity, it will be easier to maintain the rigor and complete your weight-loss program successfully.

HCG Diet, a popular diet program followed by millions, is a special weight-loss regime that helps in rapid weight loss, provided you follow the guidelines related to food, exercise, and lifestyle.

HCG diet has three phases, each of which plays an important role in helping you lose fat and maintain the weight when the program is over. Each phase has a comprehensive diet plan with detailed meal plans that list the ingredients, cooking methods as well as seasoning suggestions. Here is a quick overview of all three.

HCG Diet Phase 1: the Loading Phase

This two-day phase marks the beginning of your HCG diet. It is called the loading phase as during this time you are expected to eat copious amounts of food, including fattening foods such as cakes, cookies, sodas and ice cream. You eat all you want, to your heart’s content, and prepare yourself for the next few weeks of the controlled diet.

Inevitably, some people feel they have gained weight once the loading period is over. But that is normal. The purpose of this deliberate overeating is to satiate your cravings for sweet and fatty foods and energize your body systems for the upcoming low-calorie diet.

HCG Diet Phase 2: the Burning Phase

The third day of your HCG diet plan is the day you get into weight-loss mode. A diet of no more than 500/800/1200 calories per day is prescribed, along with daily intake of HCG drops. The burning or weight-loss phase lasts between three and six weeks based on an individual’s weight-loss needs. It, however, should not exceed six weeks.

As you stick with a controlled diet and follow the instructions regarding food types, portion size, foods to avoid exercise and sleep, you will experience gradual weight loss along with visible changes in your waist size and other body stats.

HCG Diet Phase 3: the Maintenance Phase

As the name indicates, the maintenance phase is where you learn to maintain your hard-earned weight loss and steer clear of falling into a cycle of rapid weight gain after successfully completing the burning phase.

There are strict guidelines for this last phase as well, such as avoiding sugar and carbs and learning to eat a normal diet of 1,500 calories a day. The maintenance phase is crucial as it helps your body systems to stabilize after the grueling burning phase. As your body gets accustomed to your new weight and eating habits, you will feel renewed, rejuvenated and energized.

If you’re planning to go on HCG diet, the following five tips will help you make the most of your experience.

Brace your body and mind

Preparing yourself physically and mentally is essential for the success of any diet program. The more committed you are to the plan, the higher the chances of your success. However, commitment alone will not get you there. Before you go on any diet program, it is important to understand what it can do for you and what could be the repercussions of not following the rules of the said plan.

This will help you prepare yourself for the various ups and downs and keep you sane while you chase your fitness goals.

Don’t starve yourself

Starving only leads to overeating. While 500 calories a day may sound too less to satiate your appetite, the HCG diet program comes with plenty of information to help you choose the right foods that align with such a low-calorie diet.

By choosing to eat low-cal foods that will make you feel full, you will be able to stick to the diet plan day on day. To save yourself from starving while you prepare your meals, don’t wait until you’re hungry and make something well in advance to avoid falling for the pack of chips that you’ve stashed away out of sight.

For once, be strict with yourself

The HCG diet has certain do’s and don’ts, which not everyone is able to follow. As said previously, this HCG regimen demands a lot out of you and only those who follow the guidelines are able to experience substantial weight loss.

To avoid going off track out of frustration, educate yourself by finding out more about HCG-friendly foods and prepare a list of your personal favorites. Stock up on these goodies well in advance so that you always have the raw ingredients to cook up a meal. And, most importantly, don’t allow yourself to cheat.

Make friends with water

The best thing about water is that it can make you feel full minus any calories. Water is a zero-calorie drink, and in fact, the HCG diet calls for drinking plenty of water every day. This will keep your body hydrated and your stomach feeling full.

For more information on the HCG weight-loss program, do check out https://hcgdiet.com/, a leading and trusted resource for credible information regarding the HCG diet.

Take up supporting activities

While most of the advice on HCG diet revolves around food, the importance of your lifestyle during the three phases is often ignored. There is plenty you can do to keep yourself calm and motivated through the program. For instance, explore meditation and yoga to ward off feelings of anxiety. Go cycling or running or hang out with a friend who is trying to lose weight to keep your mind off food.

 

 

 

 

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Understanding parasites and the importance of cleansing

Parasites are present inside the human body and a parasite cleanse is a dietary supplement regimen which helps the body detoxify and get rid of the parasitic infections. The purpose of the cleanse is to achieve the results without any prescription medications or drugs. There is an effective way to treat a parasitic infection and although it might seem difficult initially, it is the best way for the long term.

 

What are parasites?

 

The organisms which infect the body of a living being and lives of their hosts are known as parasites. There are some parasites which create no symptoms in their hosts and there are many others which can lead to severe illness. Infections occur when the parasites grow, reproduce and then invade the organs which make you ill.

 

Symptoms

 

Most parasites come from the consumption of food and water which is contaminated. Additionally, when you travel abroad, you expose yourself to tropical parasites. Based on the type of parasites you have and the way it affects your body, there are certain symptoms which include stomach pain, nausea, stomach cramps, weight loss, vomiting, dehydration, gas, fever, constipation, diarrhea, upset stomach, itching, swollen lymph nodes, flu like symptoms, aches and pains, redness and irritation.

 

Diagnosis

An infection is typically diagnosed by a stool sample and the doctor may ask for the sample more than once before you test positive for the same.

 

Treatment

Depending on the type of infection you have, you can decide how you want to treat it. Some infections tend to disappear on their own if you eat healthily and maintain a balanced diet. In cases when it does not go away on its own, the doctor might prescribe oral medication which is effective and has worked well in the past. Many also choose natural remedies to cleanse their body off the parasites instead of undergoing medication or treatments.

 

Home remedies for a parasite cleanse

It is highly recommended for everyone to go for a parasite cleanse at least once in a year. There are a lot of natural health practitioners who recommend cleansing the human parasite infections with various herbal supplements like barberry, anise, clove oil, black walnut berberine, goldthread, curled mint, goldenseal, propolis, oregon grape, grapefruit seed extract, oregano oil, and wormwood.

 

There are plant-derived, natural medicines that claim to cleanse the parasites from your body including the liver, intestines and other parts of the digestive tract. There are also homeopathic treatments available for the elimination of specific parasites from the body. You need to choose gentle herbs for your detox otherwise it could have a side effect on your body. Before you begin any supplemental detox program, you need to ask the doctor or the health practitioner about the same.

 

There are some herbal detox programs which last two weeks on and two weeks off. There are others which can last for up to one month. Hence, it is important that you contact your health practitioner regarding the duration of the supplements and how long should your program last. A lot of remedies interact with medications, hence, it is important to contact the doctor.

 

Parasite cleansing diet

In a parasite cleanse, it is very important to follow a balanced diet which is high in nutrients and is very low on refined sugars as well as processed foods. Fiber is important for your body and it will keep the bowel movement regular when you cleanse. Additionally, you need to have a nutrition rich diet in order to strengthen the immune system as the parasites will be flushed out of your body.

 

You can include pumpkin seeds, garlic, honey and papaya seeds in your diet because they are considered to be anti-parasitic food. A lot of health practitioners recommend a sugar-free and grain free diet. Many also recommend limiting the fruit intake so as to reduce the dietary sugars from the body. However, when you try to limit the intake of sugar, your body will crave for it and these are the common symptoms that you will notice once you start the cleansing program. The symptoms have a cure and are easy to handle. You should also avoid eating raw meat and seafood. If you are traveling, you need to ensure that you do not consume water that is not purified, do not consume ice and fruits that you cannot peal.

 

Side effects and their solutions

There are a number of side effects of a parasite cleanse and these include flu-like symptoms, headache, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting and stomach cramps. All supplements are not safe to take and they may interact with the current prescription medicines that you might be consuming. Some supplements also cause problems for pregnant women and children. Parasite cleansing could worsen the autoimmune symptoms or other chronic health conditions. Hence, the supplements should be avoided by those who are anemic. If you are constipated, you need to avoid the process of parasite cleanses. Get plenty of fiber in the diet before you begin taking the supplements and ensure that you are having regular bowel movements. In an intestinal cleanse, it is important to have a regular bowel movement because the parasites inside your intestine need to be removed over the course of the cleanse.

 

If you think you have a parasite infection, you need to consult the doctor for a testing and then start a cleanse program. Talk to the doctor about different options. You will be able to find the right parasite therapy under the doctor’s care and it will also help you fight the die off symptoms. You will be able to take the right precautions and cure the symptoms in an efficient manner. Lastly, you need to find out if you have parasites and what kind they are before you begin with a cleanse. When you gain information about the types of parasites and its impact on the human body, you will be able to cleanse your body in the right manner.

 

 

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4 Alternative Vegan Diets You Can Try

Adopting a vegan diet is one of the healthiest things you can ever do when it comes to looking out for your body. The over-consumption of meat and animal products has been linked to many serious and degenerative diseases, so regulating your daily consumption of such foodstuffs can certainly help in preventing those health conditions from compromising your health. Besides this, sticking with a vegan diet will also do wonders for you when it comes to helping you lose weight and feel much better overall.

However, for those of us who have grown up with having a large amount of meat in our daily diets, giving up meat entirely can prove to be very challenging, or even outright impossible. Thankfully, there are alternative vegan diets you can try out that can start you off on the healthy and virtuous path of complete and total veganism. Here are some of them.

Lacto-ovo Vegetarian

This is the most common type of diet that many aspiring vegans would adopt at the start of their zero-meat intake journey, often sticking with it for long periods of time until they either convert back to a carnivorous diet or graduate into full veganism. As its name suggests, the lacto-ovo vegetarian diet consists of a healthy amount of greens, dairy, and eggs. Meat is naturally left out of the equation.

But what about those who suffer from lactose intolerance, but still wish to pursue this particular vegan starter diet? We recommend you drink milked nuts as a dietary alternative—i.e. almond milk, peanut milk, and so on—instead of regular dairy. This way, you get just as much protein with the same creamy deliciousness, but without the added calories, cholesterol, and other potentially harmful stuff that comes with the regular consumption of animal-derived dairy products.

Other versions of this diet include Lacto vegetarian and Ovo vegetarian, which focuses on supplementing their vegetable diet with either milk or eggs respectively.

Pollotarian

If eggs and dairy products aren’t quite enough for you to subsist on alongside your leafy greens, then you might want to ratchet the difficulty factor for yourself down a few more notches and go with the pollotarian diet instead. This vegan alternative eating style forbids red meat of any kind, along with all types of seafood. Meat and other food products derived from poultry and fowl are allowed. Dairy is considered included in the diet as well, although some pollotarians choose to exclude such food sources.

As this diet forbids red meat along with seafood, it helps health-conscious dieters and foodie lovers slowly wean themselves off of meat products while still allowing them to partake on healthier and leaner meat choices. Of course, those who decide to go pollotarian should take heed to only cook their allowed meat products in healthy ways to fully enjoy the benefits of their diet.

Pescatarian

Somewhat the opposite of the pollotarian diet, going pescatarian means avoiding all meat except for aquatic sources, such as fish, mollusks, crustaceans, and other types of seafood. Dairy, like pollotarians, are also considered as an optional source of nutrition.

The pescatarian diet is a bit easier to handle than the other vegan diet alternatives, simply due to the fact that seafood consists of so many textures, flavors, and cuisine types. In contrast, the pollotarian only has one single type of meat to enjoy, and in a limited number of ways at that. Finally, the consumption of fatty types of seafood, such as tuna and mackerel, bestows a lot of important health benefits to the dieter.

Flexitarian

If you’re really finding it hard to commit to the vegan lifestyle but still want to give it an honest shot, then this alternative diet might be for you. The flexitarian dieter seeks to keep to a wholly plant-based diet while also enjoying the meat dish. How occasionally the meat comes up is completely up to the flexitarian, of course, but some choose to indulge once a week, or once a month.

Of all the vegan alternative diets, this may be the easiest to handle since the dieter is able to enjoy their favorite meat dish while still increasing their vegetable intake by a considerably high amount. However, the fact that there is no limit to the type of meat allowed in their indulgent periods means that they are still being exposed to the potential health consequences of meat consumption. The frequency of their “meat breaks” may also have a detrimental effect on the health benefits of their majorly plant-based diet.

Conclusion

Adopting a wholly plant-based diet can really improve your health as well as the quality of life you’re enjoying. However, you don’t have to go cold turkey right away when it comes to eating meat. By taking up these alternative vegan diets, you can slowly ease yourself into this healthier and more rewarding lifestyle.

 

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Reasons To Finally Sell Your Timeshare

Whether you have just bought it recently or have had it for many years, it may be time to sell your timeshare. There are many reasons why people reach the point where they want to get their timeshare off their hands. Companies such as goawaytimeshare.com help owners get out of their contracts legally. It does not matter your reason for wondering how to “get rid of my timeshare,” you can find legal ways to do so. If you are still on the fence, below are some of the top reasons why other owners decide to finally give theirs up.

Lack Of Use

If you find yourself not using your timeshare each year when it is your time, you might be better off selling it. This is often the most common reason why timeshares get sold. If you don’t use it annually, it might be more cost efficient to sell it rather than keeping it. Even when you don’t use it, you will still have to keep it maintained and kept up.

Can’t Afford Upkeep

For those that are able to afford the upkeep to their timeshare and use it each year, it is a valuable asset to have. However, you may have reached a time in your life where that extra few thousand dollars necessary for the upkeep could be put to better use. If this is your case, selling it may be a more financially sound option.

Multiple Timeshares

While it is more common to find people owning one timeshare, there are some who own multiple timeshares. This is a great way to have options for where you want to vacation. Also, you may like to take more than one vacation each year. If you find you slowly begin using just one of your timeshares, it makes sense to sell the other one.

Timeshares can be a great vacation option for many people. For others, it may be an unnecessary expense that is not being used. When you stop enjoying owning your timeshare location, it is time to get rid of it and move on.

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Quick-Fire Questions: The Health Edition

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Health is the most important aspect of anybody’s life, which is why keeping yours in the best condition should be top of the agenda at all times. For many, however, the hardest challenge revolves around building a winning plan of action.

Here are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions surrounding this field.  

What Is The Best Diet?

Anyone that says there is a one size fits all diet for everyone is either a liar or a fool. For starters, person A may be 6’1” and wanting to gain muscle, person B could be 5’2” and wanting to lose weight. This in itself should underline the need to focus on finding a strategy that works for you.  

In your case, this could mean getting tested for various food allergies or merely focusing on the foods that you love. It’s far better to discover nutritional habits that suit your needs as well as your lifestyle. When you do this, your chances of sticking to the plan become far greater too.  

There is one tip that should be embraced by all, however: stay hydrated!

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How Much Exercise Should I Do?

The experts say that you should be getting at least 30-minutes of moderate activity at least 3-4 times per week. While this is a good starting point for beginners, most people will find that this isn’t enough to unlock optimum health or performance. Crucially, you need to exercise in a smart manner.

Exercise should be fun and rewarding. Team sports, gym workouts, and class sessions can all be used to significant effect. Meanwhile, you’ll want to focus on targeting your weak points as well as the strongest areas. Mixing up the intensity levels and workout types can keep you on your toes too.

Remember that rest and recovery is equally vital, though, especially when you suffer an injury.

Are Mistakes Final?

No. While you cannot turn back the hands of time, there’s no point in feeling sorry for yourself. After all, we are all guilty of making mistakes with our health. A proactive response is the only way to learn from those errors and develop into a better person. This should be a target for all.

Those errors can come in many aspects of our lives, not least with regards to sexual health. Getting checked for infections is vital after unprotected sex. Meanwhile, an abortion pill can stop the threat of bad decisions impacting your entire life. Be sure to follow this up with further education on the subject.  

Or if you’ve been guilty of habits that harm your health, it’s never too late to change.

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What Are The Best Ways To Stay On The Road To Recovery?

No two people are identical. Nonetheless, despite the fact that it has to be a personal journey back to the top, embracing helping hands is vital. With the right support, the journey ahead will feel less daunting. This should, in turn, ensure that the ride is less bumpy too.

Whether battling addictions or recovering from an illness or injury, outlets are vital. Having an activity that helps focus your mind elsewhere and stop dwelling on your problems is vital. Meanwhile, setting daily milestones will break down the process into bitesize chunks.

You can get back to your best, and the right plan of action will undoubtedly aid the cause.  

Is It OK To Self-Diagnose My Illnesses?

We all encounter minor health issues such as flu throughout the year. In those cases, buying over the counter medication is the fastest and most cost-effective solution. However, in a world where we can drag up information on any subject, it can be tempting to take things further. Resist the temptation.

While it is possible that you’ll find the right diagnosis, getting it wrong will prevent you from getting the best treatment. Given that fast, accurate responses are the only way to restore your health to its best, this is the only option. The experts boast that status for a reason.

If it’s anything other than common cold symptoms, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

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Oral Health – Cosmetic Vanity Or Genuine Necessity?

Do you need a Hollywood smile to enjoy great health? Absolutely not. In fact, many would argue that the clearly fake smiles look ridiculous.  One thing you cannot ignore, however, is the fact that the underlying oral health issues are of huge significance.

Good oral health should start with effective daily cleaning. Millions swear by electric toothbrushes, but it’s perhaps even more crucial to add mouthwash and flossing to the daily activities. Meanwhile, regular checkups, especially if you’ve experienced pain, are essential too.

So, to recap: Hollywood smile? No.Winning smile? Definitely.    

Just How Important Is The Right Frame Of Mind?

If nothing else, the answers to the questions above should highlight the fact that mental health is as crucial as physical health. Unfortunately, other people cannot notice the damage quite like they’ll spot physical issues. Only you can take responsibility, but that doesn’t mean you have to be alone.  

Vocalizing a problem to yourself can be the first step to accepting the need to treat it. Meanwhile, opening up to friends and family often leads to love, support, and advice. If the thought of discussing those issues with loved ones feels too much, online forums or local experts can help.  

When your mindset is in the right place, you can achieve anything. Do not underestimate it for a second.

 

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Any Other Tricks For Great Health?

It may not seem like a major issue, but establishing a routine is vital for your health. From sleeping at the same times to working out on the same days each week, plenty of evidence backs up the claims that this can be hugely beneficial.   

If nothing else, it’ll keep you on the right track and help train your mind. Having said that, the chance to take a break and recharge the batteries is something that everyone should want to grab. Otherwise, it can all get a bit too much.

Most importantly, though, you have to do what works for you.

 

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