7 Easy-To-Do Quick Weight Loss Tips That Fit Your Daily Lifestyle

What are the quick weight loss tips that’ll make you shed 5 pounds in one week? No, they wouldn’t be tips that include starvation, working out for hours or popping possibly dangerous weight loss pills. There are actually quick weight loss tips that are easy to follow and do not inconvenience your daily goings out and about. Losing weight fast can be fun and effortless especially if they fit your lifestyle. Here are 7 quick weight loss tips that’ll have you looking fit and fab in a jiffy:

1. Drink lots of water instead of calorific beverages.

 

Guess what. Water which contains zero carbs and zero calories is basically your perfect slim down drink. Drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day flushes out excess weight in your body. It steps up your metabolism, too. You might say that water is boring, so perk it up by adding mint leaves or lemon wedges. If you opt to drink light beer or a fruit smoothie or a sport and energy drink, you’ll be taking in 100 calories from each BUT you still won’t be satiated. That makes you want to grab another glass or bottle, adding more to your calorie consumption.

2. Ban all white grain products.

Eating white grain products such as sandwich rolls, white rice and spaghetti causes bloating especially around your waistline. Substitute white grain products with vegetables so that you’ll eat chicken salad instead of a chicken sandwich and carrots and dip instead of chips and dip. Vegetables make you feel full longer while simple carbs from white grain products leave you hungry, making you susceptible to overeat.

3. Perform cardio exercises for 30 minutes a day.

Thirty minutes of cardio exercises such as cardio kickboxing, spinning and boot camp workouts has you burning 200 to 300 calories while keeping your arms, legs and core tighter and toned. If you want to torch more calories, incorporate interval training into your routine. Alternate quick rushes of cardio activities with slower workouts.

4. One hour before working out, drink coffee.

A cup of coffee in the morning energizes you early at work, and so does a cup of java with skim milk for your exercise routine. Black coffee that contains only 5 calories has the same effect. It may not seem that you’re pushing yourself harder while burning fat during your workouts.

5. You-on-top sex every night is a fast fat blaster.

You’ll burn 144 calories in 30 minutes using this position because you’re doing the rocking and are more active. Sex also triggers the release of endorphins, known as “feel-good” neurotransmitters that also curb your food cravings.

6. Add 30 minutes more to your nightly zzz’s.

You’ll feel more refreshed with an additional 30 minutes to your 5 to 8 hours nightly snooze. Being in a good mood, you’ll make better food choices and are not likely to feel lethargic so as to skip gym. Restful sleep for 7-8 hours revs your metabolism as well. While you’re having your zzz’s, you build muscles, resulting to toner muscles.

7. Keep a proper posture when standing.

That is, stand up straight. Keeping your spine rigid and your back upright tucks your belly in toward your spine and making you look slimmer with your middle looking more streamlined.

These quick weight loss tips sure are fun and easy to do, and guaranteed, they work, too!…

Become a Pro with the Corded Drill

With the advent of technology there are various innovations which have changed the way our tradesmen work and have greatly facilitated their strenuous jobs, which leads to their exceptional performance and smooth flowing work.

The lives of tradesmen and electricians were very difficult before the invention of corded drills – being a tradesman meant toiling hard with manual hand drills to create just a small bore in the wall. But then the introduction of corded drill made it very simple for the workers as the electrical tools helped them make easy bores into the wall with relatively low effort on their part.

With regards to those family upgrades and fixes, for example, making openings, driving screws or blending parts, having the best corded drill makes life so a lot simpler, now almost everyone uses coded drill instead of any other machine.

There are many brands in the market that offer these corded drills, many of which have a monstrously mighty motor which is fully equipped with all the power in the world to be used even while undertaking applications which are heavy duty in nature with the same perfect ease with which they drill into small duty applications. The drill is usually provided with a light and compact design which when used by the electricians, plumbers and other industrial workers offers mastering control, grip and comfort. The smooth and unique structure of the handle of these corded drills renders complete manageability and perfect ease for any application whether aggressive or sensitive. The chuck provided in these drills makes sure that the retaining of the bit by the tool is adequately managed and is supported by the speed trigger which can give you a variety speed RPM to make this tool impressive and versatile for all purposes. The durability and longevity of this tool is also kept in mind and therefore the construction of the body of corded drill is an all ball bearing construction. Therefore the users are free for a long span of time from any servicing of these corded drills which will work as smoothly as butter.

Since there are many manufacturers in the market it’s advisable to choose only a reliable one which offers a warranty and a price which doesn’t burn a hole in your pockets. Nowadays people prefer cordless drills for various drilling applications but these corded drills too have their superior or more favorable positions wherein you wouldn’t have to wait for the batteries to be charged or fear that the equipment might stop in between an important drilling assignment. Besides this, the battery of the cordless drill doesn’t last too long and the new ones are very expensive for which you could instead buy a new corded drill. The corded ones do not have these batteries and replacement issues and you are good for the next 10 or 15 years without any looming tension of keeping track of the battery.

Rewardingly fashioned for both personal and professional needs, these corded drills have to be to be used safely just to escape any untoward incident from dangling wires or the plug in the socket which someone new to the site can trip over if he/she doesn’t notice the wire or the extension. Therefore it’s advisable to keep in mind the safety standards while using these corded drills which offer only excellence and brilliance as the end product.…

CANDY CANE KISS COOKIES RECIPE

When Christmas comes one of our favourite things to do is make a cookies! We literally spend two whole days just making cookies as a family. This year we decided to make six different types including Candy Cane Kiss Cookies, Marshmallow Snowball Cookies, Peppermint Bark, Shortbread Jam Sandwich Cookies and Christmas M&M Rice Krispies. We packaged them up in Christmas tins and delivered them to friends and family to enjoy!

Candy Cane Kiss Cookies Recipe

Prep time
30 mins
Cook time
10 mins
Total time
40 mins

Candy Cane Kiss Cookies is a perfect way to embrace the holidays with this delicious flavour by Hershey’s chocolates.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 48
Ingredients
48 HERSHEY’S KISSES Brand Candy Cane Mint Candies
½ cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons milk
Optional: Red or green sugar crystals, granulated sugar or powdered sugar (garnish)
Instructions
Heat oven to 350°F. Remove wrappers from candies.
Beat butter, granulated sugar, egg and vanilla in large bowl until well blended. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; add alternately with milk to butter mixture, beating until well blended.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in red sugar, granulated sugar, powdered sugar or a combination of any of the sugars. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and cookie is set. Remove from oven; cool 2 to 3 minutes. Press a candy piece into center of each cookie. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Makes about 48 cookies.…

STAR JAM COOKIES RECIPE

When Christmas comes one of our favourite things to do is make a cookies! We literally spend two whole days just making cookies as a family. This year we decided to make six different types including Peppermint Hersey Kisses Cookies, Marshmallow Snowball Cookies, Peppermint Bark, Star Jam Cookies and Christmas M&M Rice Krispies. We packaged them up in Christmas tins and delivered them to friends and family to enjoy!

Star Jam Cookies Recipe

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Star Jam Cookies are perfect to enjoy with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate this winter.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 11
Ingredients
  • 2½ sticks lightly salted butter, plus more for greasing the baking sheet
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2⅓ cups all-purpose flour, plus more flour for rolling the cookies
  • ½ cup slivered almonds, ground
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup seedless raspberry jam
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting cookies, optional
  • Special equipment: two star-shaped (or round) cookie cutters, one about 1½ inches and one about ¾ inch
Instructions
  1. For the cookie batter: In the bowl of an electric mixer, whip the butter until smooth. Add the granulated sugar and continue mixing until the mixture becomes light and fluffy, 5 to 8 minutes.
  2. In another bowl, combine and mix the flour, almonds, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  3. Mix and roll the cookies: Because this dough has a good amount of butter, it needs resting time and it needs to be rolled fairly quickly. Lay three large pieces of wax paper in a single layer on a flat surface. Sprinkle each one with a light coating of flour. Remove the bowl from the mixer and, using a rubber spatula, blend the flour mixture in with the butter. When the ingredients are fully integrated, place one third of the batter on each of the pieces of wax paper. Coat with another light layer of flour and top with another piece of wax paper of the same length to make three dough “sandwiches.” Press these wax-paper-and-dough-sandwiches down with your hands until the dough is fairly thin. This will save a lot of time on rolling later on. Place two of them in the refrigerator and work with them one at a time. Roll the first batch into as neat a shape as possible. What matters most is avoiding creases or cracks and getting it to about ⅛ inch in thickness. When the first is rolled, refrigerate it and repeat the same process for the other two. Let them chill at least 10 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  5. Make the cookie bottoms: Remove the first rolled sheet from the refrigerator and cut as many 1½-inch stars (or rounds) as you can. Reserve the scraps in the refrigerator. Arrange the stars neatly in a single layer on a greased baking sheet. Repeat with the other two sheets, reserving any scraps.
  6. Make the cookie tops: Cut a star, with the smaller cutter, out of the center of half of all the cookies. Roll the scraps in between two of the pieces of wax paper and cut additional stars, if desired.
  7. Bake and assemble the cookie sandwiches: Bake the cookies until they are lightly brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove the trays from the oven and allow them to cool slightly on the trays for a few minutes before gently transferring them to a flat surface.
  8. Place the raspberry jam in a small pot and bring it to a light simmer. Remove from the heat to cool slightly. Spoon ¼ to ½ teaspoon raspberry jam on each bottom and place a top star squarely on each. Dust with powdered sugar, if desired.
  9. Recipe courtesy Alex Guarnaschelli

CHOCOLATE MARSHMALLOW SNOWBALLS RECIPE

Watch out, you will be popping these snowball cookies straight into your mouth. These cookies are a lot of fun to make. My family and I all joined in coating the marshmallows in chocolate and dipping it in coconut shreds.

Chocolate Marshmallow Snowballs Recipe

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Delish chocolate treats with a marshmallow centre, covered in coconut. So yummy! if you have ever tried a ‘hedgehog’ slice this is similar but wrapped around a marshmallow. So easy to make.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 36
Ingredients
  • 125g butter
  • 1 (400g) tin sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 (250g) packet plain malt biscuits
  • 3½ cups (300g) dessicated coconut
  • 32 large marshmellows
Instructions
  1. Line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper; set aside. In a saucepan, combine the butter, milk, cocoa and vanilla. Cook and stir over medium heat until butter is melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from the heat; stir in malt biscuits and 1½ cups coconut. Let stand until cool enough to handle.
  2. Using moistened hands, wrap about 1 tablespoon of mixture around each marshmallow (dip hands in water often to prevent sticking). Roll in remaining coconut; place on prepared baking sheet. Cover and freeze until firm. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer. May be frozen for up to 2 months.

SIMPLE SLOW COOKER SPINACH ARTICHOKE DIP

I love making dip in my slow cooker and so one weekend my girlfriend and I made dip. This is my Simple Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip! Being University students the motivation behind this recipe is to be healthy while cost effective. The recipe costs around $14, but can last for a week or two!

The traditional Spinach Artichoke Dip uses parmesan cheese but this recipe uses less expensive cheddar cheese. But you can use any type of cost effective cheese.

Simple Spinach Artichoke Dip

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Prep time
10 mins
Cook time
2 hours 30 mins
Total time
2 hours 40 mins

Here is an easy and simple Spinach Artichoke Dip which is comforting, healthy and delicious. The all in one dip for any occasion.
Serves: 3 – 6
Ingredients
1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1 (10-ounce) package frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
8 ounces sour cream
1 cloves garlic, crushed
¾ cup herb and garlic cheddar cheese (or any cheese you like)
8 ounces cream cheese, cubed
Ground black pepper and salt to taste
Optional: ¼ cup of chopped green onions
Instructions
Place artichoke hearts, spinach, sour cream, garlic, herb and garlic cheddar cheese, salt and pepper into a slow cooker. Stir until well combined. Top with cream cheese.
Cover and cook on low heat for 2.5 hours.
Uncover and stir until cream cheese is well combined.…

CHOCOLATE COVERED PRETZELS RECIPE

Today’s Christmas day and I feel like winter hasn’t even started — Me: damn broski its 10 degrees right now. Broski: blessed! But you know what I really love about winter is the gifts — Broski: What did you get for Christmas? Me: FAT. I got FAT.

My new favourite cooking pal, Steph, took this picture and I just had to try and make these bad boys. To be honest, I knew this recipe was going to be a killer because I know Steph AND she knows her food (and baby names! *cough* *cough* Mackenzie-Blake). Also a big shout out to Jennifer (one of Steph’s friends who *cough* *cough* is an absolute QT!).

I love this recipe because its so simple! I mean really really really really did I say really simple. Like this recipe is so simple I could make a song about it: Boil em, melt em, stick em in melted chocolate. Okay. I was never good at musical things… OH did I mention I love sugar, sugar, sugar things!  

Here is the recipe and my tips. Enjoy!

La dolce vita!

Tips

Be careful with white chocolate it burns easily!
Chocolate Covered Pretzels Recipe

Prep time
30 mins
Cook time
10 mins
Total time
40 mins

Chocolate Covered Pretzels are perfect for the holidays whether you celebrate christmas or don’t you will love this recipe!
Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
2 bags chocolate chips (white or milk chocolate)
1 bag pretzels
Sprinkles, for garnish, optional
Coconut, for garnish, optional
Instructions
Melt chocolate in double boiler over medium heat on stove top.
Using a fork, quickly dip pretzels in chocolate allowing the excess to run off.
Place dipped pretzels on waxed paper lined cookie sheets.
Sprinkle with sprinkles or other toppings.
Allow to harden. You may need to refrigerate for a while to help this along.
Once hardened, remove from sheets and store in a cool location, with waxed paper between layers.…