5 Quick and Fast Journaling Tips

Many scrapbookers feel that journaling is daunting task that is usually put off until last. Some scrapbookers don’t even include journaling on their pages, because it takes too much time and effort. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. There are a few ways to make it a bit more fast and easy, than simply writing all the time. Blogs – If you have a blog, and you update it at all, you might be able to use entire posts for your scrapbook. You could simply cut, paste and print it, finally placing it on the layout at the … Continue reading

Fast Food Recession Menu

One thing that the economy is stimulating is the desire for restaurants to capture whatever money you are willing to spend on outside food. As food prices increase and people start to panic, there is less eating out. Even typical college or high school kids, who tend to be fast food’s biggest customers, are spending their money to fuel their cars instead of their bodies. In response to all of this, many fast food places are responding with more value not less. If they can present a greater amount of food for less money, they believe, the customers will come. … Continue reading

Alternate-Day Fasting

Researchers at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology have reported that fasting or eating half as much as usual every other day may shrink your fat cells and boost mechanisms that break down fats. After studying the effects of alternate day fasting on mice for four weeks, they determined that alternate day fasting (eating whatever you like on one day and nothing with calories while increasing physical activity the next) helped the mice lose weight as well as subcutaneous fat (fat under the skin that causes things like cellulite in humans). They also found that mice who were … Continue reading

Are You Unable to Fast?

There may be a time when you are not able to fast. This could be for medical reasons or because you are pregnant or nursing. You may also want to teach your younger children the concept of fasting, but feel that they are too young to go without food. When I can not physically fast (it has been four years due to pregnancy, nursing, pregnancy and nursing again), I try to have the spirit of fasting on fast day. Here are the five things that work for me. 1) I begin my fast period with a prayer, just as though … Continue reading

Summary of the Hollywood 48 Hour Miracle Diet (Part 3 of a series of 3)

Read Part 1 Read Part 2 Two days and a great deal of stomach rumbling later, I can tell you this juice fast really isn’t my bag, baby! I’ve lost five pounds (and no bodyfat) in 48 hours, but when you’re my size, that really isn’t dramatic weight loss. When you consider that no bodyfat was lost in the completion of this diet, you really need to consider what was: lean body mass (aka muscle) and water. Mind you, muscle is what gives us a good shape and makes us look thin. Consider a 100 pound woman with 50% bodyfat … Continue reading

24 Hours into the Hollywood 48-Hour Miracle Diet (Part 2 of a series of 3)

OK, here I am with 24 hours left to my Hollywood 48 Hour Miracle Diet. In my first hour on the diet I had a headache. I think that was from all of the natural sugars in the juice. I got over it. Eight hours into it and I was hungry. (I generally follow the Zone Diet and eat every 3 hours so when I say hungry, I’m talking visions of bacon double cheeseburgers!) Nine hours into it and I could tell my blood sugar was low because I was tired and cold in a room where the temperature was … Continue reading

Hollywood 48-Hour Miracle Diet (Part 1 of a series of 3)

I know you’ve seen this. Walk down any drugstore diet aisle and you’ll see a trim shapely starlet looking back at you from the bottle of juice that calls itself the Hollywood 48 Hour Miracle Diet. I’ve seen it so many times and wondered if it actually worked or if it was just a bunch of hooey. Some of you may have wondered the same thing, so I’ve decided to take one for the team, so to speak, and give this product a try. According to their website: “The Hollywood 48 Hour Miracle Diet is a special “Miracle Juice” that … Continue reading