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Outsmart Your Eating Instincts

Outsmart Your Eating Instincts
The road to diet hell is paved with good intentions. Even if you’re committed to eating healthily, our minds are tricky little buggers that often derail our plans, without us even realizing it. The result is that people, in general, eat way more food than they think they do. Here are nine stealth-y tricks to take control of your mind-of-its-own appetite. QUIZ: Is Your Eating Influenced? Eat dinner on dessert plates. Are your eyes bigger than your stomach? RESEARCH: We Can't Stop Eating Drink from thin glasses. If a short, wide glass looks smaller than a tall, thin glass, don’t be fooled. MORE: The Dirty Truth About Water Eat at the dining room table. Prone to eating straight out of the container while standing at the kitchen counter? QUIZ: Measure Your Daily Diet Drink a glass of water before eating. Think you’re hungry? MORE: How Much Water Do You Really Need? Nix “family style” serving platters. MORE: When Everyone Around Is Overweight... Snack on pistachios. MORE: Snacking: Good or Bad? Read More

HOW DOES MARIJUANA AFFECT THE BRAIN? Biology 2022004 First Web Paper On Serendip Pot, weed, grass, ganja and skunk, are some of the common words used to describe the dried leaves drug known as marijuana. Marijuana is a cannabis plant that is "usually smoked or eaten to entice euphoria." (1). Throughout the years, there has been research on the negative and positive effects of marijuana on the human body and the brain. Marijuana impinges on the central nervous system by attaching to brain's neurons and interfering with normal communication between the neurons. When one's memory is affected by high dose of marijuana, short-term memory is the first to be triggered. There are two types of memory behavior that is affected by marijuana, recognition memory and free cells. Marijuana also impairs emotions. College students usually smoke marijuana because they are stressed over schoolwork and feel that marijuana can help them unwind. The chemicals in marijuana bring cognitive impairment and troubles with learning for the user.

Double Stuffed Oreo Cake Yesterday I had a desperate phone call from my very good friend, B. It was her boyfriend's birthday & she'd promised him a "cake he'd never forget". "Great!" The Double Stuffed Oreo cake was born. Put 25(ish) cookies into the bag... ... and beat the hell out of them, until you're left with something like this: Taste just a little bit, y'know... just to check they're not poisoned or anything. Stir in your Oreos. Pop it in the fridge until your cakes are ready. Place them on a wire rack to cool. completely cool, all the way through, you can get started. Now, turn this upside down onto your serving dish. See? Don't be afraid of it, use your fingers & get it all the way to the edge. Carefully place your second cake on top, upside down Look at that smart looking cake! Ok I lied, it wasn't that complicated was it? And there you have it, your very own 'Man Vs Food' style Double Stuffed Oreo Cake! (Click on the photo for instructions

OPTIFAST Weight Loss * – Institute for Weight Management The OPTIFAST program is a comprehensive weight loss solution that is more than just a simple diet. OPTIFAST is medically supervised approach to weight management that combines a high quality, calorie controlled liquid diet with nutrition education, and medical monitoring. With over 1,000,000 patients successfully treated with the OPTIFAST since 1974, the program is well respected in the medical community as “The Serious Solution for Weight Loss.” Average results from an OPTIFAST program are:* 52 lb. (22%) average weight loss29% average decrease in blood glucose15% average decrease in total cholesterol10% average decrease in blood pressure. The results for people using OPTIFAST who have weight related medical problems are even more significant. Why Replace My Normal Food With OPTIFAST? Research shows that the greater the variety and palatability of food in a given meal, the more we eat. Full Formula Program * The full formula program is our most effective weight loss program. What To Expect *

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The Londoner: Slutty Brownies Now I don’t want to over sell this, so I’m going to be conservative and simply say, that these are… The Best Brownies In The WORLD. I know, big statement. They’re called Slutty Brownies because they’re oh so easy, and more than a little bit filthy. They’re best served warm from the oven, with good quality vanilla ice cream (devastatingly I didn’t have any in the freezer this time, so I guess I’ll just have to make them again). They take about 45mins to make, including baking time. The ultimate comfort food, whipped up within the hour. You will need… 1 Box of cookie mix, 1 Box of brownie mix, 2 Eggs, 2 Packs of Oreos (double stuffed ones are even better if you can find them) Some oil & your favourite ice-cream (optional) Preheat your oven to 350F, 180C, gas mark 4. Line a baking tray with grease proof paper. Squidge (technical term) the cookie dough into a lined baking tray, until it covers the bottom. Cover this layer with your Oreos. Mix up your brownie batter. & pour over your Oreos. Bake for 30mins.

Weight Loss Support - Institute for Weight Management Having strong support services available to you while you’re making the lifestyle changes to promote weight loss and improve your health can often mean the difference between success and failure. Research has found that people with strong support systems are more likely to achieve their weight loss goals and maintain it over the long-term. Because of the importance of support systems during the weight loss phase, the Institute for Weight Management has several support options: Medical Support Dr. Chhabra’s expertise in the field of bariatric medicine and knowledge surrounding the science and physiology of obesity will serve to help you more pounds to lose. All of our programs are very low in calories and monitored by our physician on a regular basis. Dr. Nutritional Support Grasping the basic principles of healthful eating and good nutrition is crucial for successful weight loss and long-term weight maintenance. What we do? Behavioral Support Metabolic Support

CFL Growing-CFL Grow CFL Grow; Perfect For PC Grow Boxes- How well do CFL bulbs Grow Plants and Why Do People Use Them? Not everyone has a big space to grow in. When space and heat are an issue such as in a pc grow box, HID's become less practical as you are faced with either rigging a cooling system which could involve cutting holes in walls, ducting, and more power usage, and of course more $$$. Or what if you're just growing a couple plants at a time to keep your own fruit bowl full, and don't want to go through the trouble of HID lights? Types: CFL's come in mainly two flavors, Soft White (color temperature 2700k) and Daylight (color temperature 6500k). CFL Grow for Vegetative Stage -There is a large difference in vegetative growth when going from soft white to daylight. CFL Grows for Flowering Stage -Of course, use 2700k soft white for flowering. Using CFL to Grow: One of the advantages of CFL's is that they screw into any normal light socket.

Dulce de Leche Vanilla Cake First time I made this cake, it was for my boss’ birthday (say it, i’m the best employee ever!)! But seriously, this cake was amazing!!!! It’s all I want it to be! This cake is amazing, just do it and everyone will love you!