Daily Menus

Here’s a classic morning scenario for a typical human being:

Protein breakfastYour alarm clock rings. Sometimes, depending on the mood as how you’ve woken up, you hit the snooze button to get an extra 5 minutes to your sleep. As you get out of bed, you let out a yawn and somehow feel weak.

The human body works just like a machine. After being in a 6-hour sleep or so, we need fuel to get our system up and running. I’m sure you have heard a lot of people say that breakfast is the most essential mealtime of your day.

Eating breakfast is the most sure way to jumpstart your day. It not only helps us last through the morning, but it can as well help us gain focus with the responsibilities that we have to do throughout the day. Weight-watchers are even advised to always have their breakfast because this practice can actually aid in weight-loss, as this does well for our body’s metabolism.

Now that we all know the importance of never skipping that meal in the morning, we should also remember to pick out the really healthy ones that can build our stamina, and give us the right amount of energy. A high protein breakfast gives you the right nutrition and energy you need in the morning.

While we we’re asleep for long hours without having any food, our body breaks down tissues. Protein is a nutrient that aids in building tissues in the body. Eating a high protein breakfast switches the body back to the state of building tissues.

Here is a list of high-protein foods that you can have for breakfast:

  1. Eggs

This traditional breakfast food is packed with high protein. Aside from its nutrition content, this is one food you can serve in so many ways including crepes, French toast and omelettes.

  1. Breakfast meat

Meat itself is an excellent source of protein and part of a low carb diet. It is also the same with breakfast meats such as bacon, turkey and sausage patties.

  1. Soy

Soy is a good alternative if you’re not so much of a meat eater. It is high in protein and does not only come in milk. There are Soy substitute foods that are in breakfast-friendly form (such as soy sausages).

  1. Cereals

If you’re always on the go, having a bowl of cereal will give you that protein burst for the day. Go for cereals that contain a mix of whole grain, almonds and walnuts.

One common misconception most of us think is that high protein breakfast, or high protein diet only works for body-builders and health buffs that spend long hours in the gym to meet that chiselled physique. Now that we have all been educated the importance of it, let’s all start our day healthy and right, and live our lives happy. We have just found a great new way to begin each of our days wonderfully.

Daily Menus

A low carbohydrate diet menu is designed to aid you in your goal to lose weight by focusing on fuel factors during every meal. A typical low carbohydrate diet places great emphasis on consuming unrefined carbs and lean protein instead of refined carbs.

Low-carb menuRefined carbs are generally found in pasta and bread and they get digested faster by the body compared to unrefined carbs, leading to a drop in energy levels that can cause rebound hunger and cravings in as little as a few hours. The body digests carbohydrates, proteins, and fats differently. Digestion of carbohydrates starts in the mouth and protein in the stomach. The digestion of fats starts in the intestines.

Protein helps you feel fuller longer because it stays in the stomach longer than carbs or fat, leading to lower consumption of calories.

Good sources of lean protein include lean red meat, skinless poultry, fish, egg whites, low-fat dairy, and legumes. A low carb diet menu does not restrict any type of food, instead it emphasises consuming sensible portions of unprocessed carbohydrates such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains, whose fuel factors aids in stabilising your blood sugar levels and deliver sustained and time-released energy throughout the day.

A typical menu for a low carbohydrate diet often restricts or altogether excludes most fruits, grains, beans, breads, nuts, pastas, starchy vegetables, seeds and sweets, all of which contain refined carbs. Some low carbohydrate diet plans are more lenient than others and allow certain whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.

There is no limit to the amount of non-starchy vegetables you can consume. These include celery sticks, sliced peppers and baby carrots. You can also eat starchy vegetables such as corn, peas, winter squash, potatoes and beans. However, starchy vegetables have higher calorie content compared to non-starchy vegetables.

They have about as much as 80 calories per half cup serving compared to other vegetables that contain as little as 10 to 25 calories per half cup serving. A typical low carbohydrate diet recommends consuming a daily amount of 50 to 150 grams of this macronutrient, while others highly prohibit consumption of carbohydrate while you are in the initial stages of this diet, then gradually allows an increase in the consumption of carbs.

If you work out for more at least 30 minutes on most days of the week, include 2 snacks daily in addition to your meals. Making sure that you get enough calcium from food sources in your diet helps with the weight loss process. Try substituting one of your snacks with a glass of skim or soy milk.

Clean & Tidy

With a three-day weekend at my disposal, I’ve been engaging in a bit of a spring clean. Yesterday was the hardest part, deep cleaning my carpets. They look a lot better now, and because we shifted a bunch of furniture around we’ve tidied everything up a bit as well.

Natural ant controlToday I’m going to clean the kitchen, and try and ant-proof it. We do have a problem with ants in this area, and my house is a prime target as it’s old, full of holes, and the roof leaks. Fixing those problems is beyond my capabilities, since it’s rented (we are supposed to be getting the roof fixed at some point, but who knows when!) so we mainly use buckets and live with it.

I’ve done a bit of reading, and ant proofing would seem to involve:

Removing food sources. Not only keeping all surface areas and the floor clear of crumbs, spills, etc. but taking into account the bin, not leaving dirty dishes lying around, and not storing food on counter-tops.

Washing surfaces with white-vinegar to destroy the ant trails they leave behind.

Putting down things they don’t like, for example salt or coffee grounds.

Destroying nests.

Keeping plants they don’t like; garlic, spearmint, and tansy (Wikipedia has an excellent list of Companion Plants)

So that’s the task for today – a good cleanup, and leaving salt overnight. I’ll also plant some garlic today, which I’ll keep on the kitchen windows. Not too sure what to do with the bin – we have a small wire-mesh bin that’s really intended for an office. We don’t need (or have the space) for a traditional kitchen bin, but a kitchen bin does seal food waste. I think I’m going to go ahead and buy a kitchen composter that will keep the food waste out of the bin, and provide plant food as well. As mentioned in my previous post on the Law of Attraction, when you keep your home clean and fresh, your whole lifestyle changes for the better.

Clean & Tidy

This two-bedroom, two-bath property is unsightly all right. It required three, 40-foot-long dumpsters to remove all the clutter. It is not only ugly to see, but it’s terrible energetically!

A cluttered home loses a lot of value.Think about how you’d feel if you were to open the door and head into the residence on the left. You would quickly be overwhelmed and frustrated. It could make the neuro-pathways of your brain into a confused freak-out area. The Law of Attraction works together with energy and there isn’t any way prosperity energy could be present in the left picture.

Instead, visualize how different your experience would be when you opened the door and entered the room on the right. You would have an uplifted feeling. There is order in the room. There must be order simply because that is the way nature’s universe operates. Due to the Law of Attraction, which works literally everywhere in your life, when you declutter your home, bring in order rather than chaos, and move out the compacted energy, you are automatically making room for new high-vibrational energy and a new high-vibrational you.

The chaotic home on the left sold for only £30,000 even though it had a separate dining room, a balcony off the master bedroom and a beautiful yard. After decluttering and adjusting the energy the home sold for £142,000. It’s no secret that decluttering and using the Law of Attraction not only pays in cash, but in the result it has on your life, your money, your interactions, and overall success.

It is definitely the little things that make a huge change. Have you observed how much your surroundings affect you? Most people do not know how important it is to use the Law of Attraction in their home and office. I just came back from seeing a friend who had obtained a gorgeous, new mirror. By using mirrors you can take advantage of the positive energy in your home and increase your abundance.

We placed my friend’s new mirror above her dining room table. Mirrors are wonderful to hang up over your dining room table since the dining room table signifies abundance-and a mirror doubles the energy that is there. That’s correct only as long as your dining room table has something attractive on it, like flowers, fruit, or a beautiful centrepiece. You wouldn’t want to double a bunch of clutter; the Law of Attraction would generate shortage and confusion.

Don’t use a mirror straight across from your bed. If you are looking for love or want to, keep the one you have to yourself. If you are single, the mirror will show you already have a partner since it doubles your energy. If you are a couple, it’ll appear as extra partners, which I’m certain you aren’t asking the universe to place into your life. If you have got closet door mirrors across from your bed, you can simply cover the mirror by suspending easy-to-pull curtains over them and shutting them at night. The way in which you use the Law of Attraction around you, in your surroundings, is equally as important as making use of it in your thoughts, words, feelings and in the way you present yourself.