Monday, August 22, 2016

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Easy Ways to Lose Weight 

It’s summertime, and that means that many people are on a mission to shed a few pounds before the end of the year. To end the year healthier than you were before, follow these tips to cut calories and live a healthier lifestyle.

Start Walking 
 
For those of us who need to build a significant amount of fitness, walking is the perfect place to start. It’s a low impact exercise that still comes with plenty of health benefits, like boosting your mood and gently strengthening your muscles. If you need to slowly build up your fitness, start walking around the neighborhood instead of joining a gym. Walking is free, and you won’t have to deal with the intimidation and high costs that often come with gyms. Aim for 30 minutes of walking per day for the best results.

Opt for Healthy Alternatives 

If you can’t handle a salad without a helping of dressing, or a sandwich just tastes better with some mayo, have no fear. Although traditional versions of these foods are high calorie and should be avoided, hamptoncreek has created a line of sustainable produced salad dressing, mayo, and cookie dough so you can still enjoy your favorite foods without the extra calories and cholesterol. If you’re looking for new recipes to try, visit their website or Facebook page to find new and exciting foods.

Stop Drinking Your Calories

If you’re used to grabbing a vanilla latte every morning, this is a source of empty calories that you’re probably not even thinking about. Sugary drinks like flavored lattes and soda quickly add up in calories, leading to steady weight gain over the course of time. To stay hydrated and energized without the sugar and calories, try packing a water bottle with a wedge of lemon or bring calorie-free teas to work. Green tea is known for its metabolism-boosting properties and antioxidants, so this is an ideal tea to bring with you to work to sip on throughout the day. It’s low in caffeine, so you can enjoy several mugs each day without interfering with your sleep patterns.

Use an App

If you’re motivated by connecting with others or seeing your progress in numbers, consider downloading an app like MyFitnessPal or Lark. These apps are great for monitoring calorie intake and activity level, and checking in each day can help you stay on track to meet your goals more quickly.

Write In a Food Diary 

If technology isn’t your thing but you still want to keep track of what you eat each day, start a food diary. This can be as simple or elaborate as you like. A plain notebook works just as well as a food diary purchased online, but it’s up to you to decide what best suits your needs.

Take Walk Breaks at Work 

We’ve already discussed how great walking is for your health, but it’s even better if you can find time for short walk breaks at work. Sedentary jobs, which most of us have, can wreak havoc on our health. Too much sitting is linked to cardiovascular problems and diabetes, so it’s important to stand up and move around as often as you can. Once an hour, try to get up and go for a quick walk around the office or around the building.

Drink Water Before Meals 

It’s important to stay hydrated throughout the day, so try to keep a water bottle with you as often as possible. Drinking a full glass of water before a meal is a great way to prevent overeating and stay hydrated. Drinking cold water has the added benefit of burning a few more calories each day, as your body has to work harder to warm ice-cold water to the correct temperature. Although this won’t make a huge difference in weight loss, drinking cold water is refreshing and effortless.

Eat More Fiber

Adding fiber into your diet is wonderful for weight loss, as it helps you stay full for longer periods of time, leading to fewer calories consumed in the course of a day. Try eating a hearty breakfast like oatmeal topped with berries and flaxseeds, or toss a few tablespoons of chia seeds into your morning smoothie.

Go to Sleep Earlier 

Studies have shown that people who don’t get enough sleep are in greater danger of overeating, as well as having a slower metabolism. If you’re used to going without sleep, try to get to sleep earlier to encourage a healthy metabolism. A good sleep schedule will help regulate your hormones, and going to sleep earlier should also help you stop snacking late at night.


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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Fractured by Catherine McKenzie #EarlyReview (56)

Welcome, neighbor!
Julie Prentice and her family move across the country to the idyllic Mount Adams district of Cincinnati, hoping to evade the stalker who’s been terrorizing them ever since the publication of her bestselling novel, The Murder Game. Since Julie doesn’t know anyone in her new town, when she meets her neighbor John Dunbar, their instant connection brings measured hope for a new beginning. But she never imagines that a simple, benign conversation with him could set her life spinning so far off course.
We know where you live…
After a series of misunderstandings, Julie and her family become the target of increasingly unsettling harassment. Has Julie’s stalker found her, or are her neighbors out to get her, too? As tension in the neighborhood rises, new friends turn into enemies, and the results are deadly.

  • Kindle: 4529 KB
  • Print Length: 334 pages
  • Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (October 4, 2016)
  • ASIN: B01CTY1INW

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A graduate of McGill University in History and Law, Catherine practises law in Montreal, where she was born and raised. An avid skier and runner, Catherine's novels, SPIN, ARRANGED, FORGOTTEN and HIDDEN, are all international bestsellers and have been translated into numerous languages. Visit her online at www.catherinemckenzie.com, on Facebook, and on Twitter at @cemckenzie1.







Other reviews of Catherine's books;
My review for Spin
My review for Spun
My review for Forgotten
My review for Hidden
My review for Smoke

REVIEW:
Six degrees of separation.
In a short description, this is a roundabout story of heartache, though you don't realize how bad it aches till the ending. Which sort of makes the story epic. The build up is intense, so many times I thought I knew what was going on, only to find out how far from the truth I was. Again, that is sort of what made the story though, and in such a groovy way. There were several viewpoints to get the story from, and having them come together with a bang was key. The author was definitely able to pull that off.
I like her books a lot though. I always feel put in the moment. So if you haven't read any of her books, do so. Start with this one.

4/5


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Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings & Instagram 56)

Welcome to Week 287!

Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your 
eReader
(If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
 *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. 
*It's that simple.


Or join The Friday 56 on Instagram!


Rules:
* Grab a book and find a creative way to showcase your 56.
It can be a photo of the book and the 56 in comments, or whatever you come up with.
Make sure to use the hashtag #Friday56
*Add your Instagram url to the Linky.
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