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This One Trick Can Help You Lose Weight

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We all try our best to lose weight, isn’t it? We try so many things out of comfort zone. These include gym memberships, strict diets, disciplined lifestyle, herbal teas! Yes, we try so hard only to shed a few kilos off our body weight or fat percentage. But what if we tell you that there is one simple tip which can massively help you lose weight? Yes, just a simple lifestyle change and you are done!

Firstly, let us tell you what happens when you overthink about losing weight. Thinking about losing weight often leads to losing your mind. Thus, in such circumstances, you ruin your eating habits. Then, either you stop eating, each leads to starvation and starvation leads to bloating. Or you eat too much, which again is ruins the game plan!

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So, what is the secret trick?

By now, you must be really curious as to what is the secret trick, right?

Well, the tip is to simply change your eating habits. That is, to eat your dinner 2 hours prior to sleepNow, that sounds too easy for massive weight loss, isn’t it? But what if we assure you that this minor lifestyle change in your eating habits will be the number one help in losing weight? Will you believe us then?

For instance, if you are planning to sleep at 10:30 p.m., eat your dinner by 8:30 p.m. and so on!

But remember another thing, you need to let go of carbs for your dinner or else even a 2-hour gap would not help in the digestion. And we do not want any fat getting stored in our body, is it?

So start by the following table:

Day 1; 8:30 p.m. Vegetable soup with extra tofu, broccoli and mushrooms.

Day 2; 8:30 p.m. Grilled chicken or tofu with extra veggies and clear soup.

Day 3; 8:30 p.m. Besan cheela with tomato or onion gravy or baked potato with brown rice.

Day 4; 8:30 p.m. Repeat Day 1

Day 5; 8:30 p.m. Repeat Day 2

Day 6; 8:30 p.m. Repeat Day 3

Day 7: CHEAT DAY!!

So, from today onwards, all you have to do is time your dinner and sleeping schedule. Believe us, soon you will notice many changes, especially in your belly. A flat stomach and tight core is definitely coming your way! The only question is what are you ready for the change and reach your fitness goals?

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If you know more such simple tips and tricks to lose weight, mention them in the comments.

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Must Read Novels Of All Time

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Everyone has some of the other hobbies, while some might love music, some like playing and some even like reading novels. Well, this post is for the latter ones, the Novel-readers. Novels have always influenced people since time immemorial. One of the amazing things about these books is that they allow us to live the life which we choose from. Be it any genre, romance, action, thriller, adventure, or just anything, these books would let you step into the world of imagination and experience the inexperienced. Here are some of the must-read novels of all time which one ought to give a read upon.

 

1. To kill a Mockingbird

A novel written by Harper Lee is a 60’s classic which has been so popular that it even got a Pulitzer. The novel revolves around the plot where the father of Scout Finch, the 6-year-old narrator of the story, tries to save a black man accused of molesting a white woman. This American Classic has not only become one of the bestsellers but has also adapted into a movie.

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2. Invisible Man

The Invisible man has been written by H.G. Wells and is perhaps another greatest hit of the era. Being published in the year 1952, it is also one of the classics. The book has also won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction in 1953 and moreover has a movie based on it. The story is about the “Invisible man”.

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3. Jane Eyre

Written in the year 1847, you must be thinking, “why this?”, but this novel is one of the best classics which have been written by Charlotte Brontë. This novel revolves an orphan girl named Jane Eyre, who is adopted by one of the families in that period. She faces adverse conditions pretty much something which orphans face.

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4. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

This is a story which almost everyone must have heard while they were young. A novel by Lewis Carroll in 1865, this novel is about a girl called Alice who falls into a rabbit hole and enters a world full of fantasies. She is the protagonist of the novel who encounters peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures as she explores the world.

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5. Harry Potter series

Written by J.K. Rowling, This is one of the best series for not only reading purpose but also because it will make your vocabulary strong. This series has been so much popular that there are movies based on all the books. This series is all about Magic and Mystery and nail-biting thrillers.

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6. Moby Dick

This novel is was published in 1851 and was written by Herman Melville. The story is a narrative of the sailor Ishmael’s for an obsessive quest of Ahab, captain of the whaling ship Pequod.  This novel is also famous by the name of Whale novel.

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These are some of the must-read novels which you must read if you are a novel loving person. Also, check out this post of top 6 must-read Books/Novels of 2019.

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Must-Know Parenting Trends For 2020

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Parenting is a skill that people keep on learning. And so, it makes sense to be up to date about latest trends and information. There is so much to understand and appreciate about this part of our life. This new year has thus thankfully brought with it lots of new trends already. Moreover, they are quite helpful for everyone in the family. So, let’s get started!

Less screens parenting

There is no denying that gadgets and screens have become an integral part of learning. But that should not mean kids stay glued to them all the time. Because that habit can lead to less time spent elsewhere. Therefore, more and more parents are looking towards alternate methods of learning and teaching. Thus, books, talking, nature, are all viable options.

Parenting with self care

So many times parents lose themselves in the process of parenting. They seldom leave out time for themselves. This increases their stress levels as well. Moreover, it also does not go on to teach kids how to take care of themselves. And thus, this is important. Self care should not mean splurging money for spas or masks. It is about meaningful time. Taking a nap, setting the right priorities, having enough nutrition – everything counts.

Hands on learning

Books and videos do help us. But after a certain time, kids need to step into the field. Moreover, doing that helps them understand things better. Thus, encouraging kids to apply what they learn is always important.

Eco-friendly lifestyle

Using little to no plastic or saving water – children should be taught these things. And when parents practice them, children only follow suit. Moreover, in times of massive awareness about climate change, this trend is here to stay.

One with nature

Parks and wildlife are for everyone. It does not matter which age group. Spending time outside is thus very important. Nature not only improves our health, but also fuels creativity.

Less comparison

Be it with other kids in the class, or with other parents. Comparison hurts us and seldom helps us. The best way to improve is to compete with ourselves. So, telling kids how they can do better is more desirable than comparing them with others.

Break the binary

Many parents are now foregoing gender roles. For example, let children pick their own toys and books. And not choose for them according to their gender. Moreover, this gives children more freedom to express themselves.

So, these are some of the top trends for parenting this year. We hope you implement them in your own life wherever possible.

 

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Basic Emotions: Know What You Feel!

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We meet a lot of people every day. After greeting them the first thing that we do is ask “How are you?” naturally referring to their state. This state is generally suggestive of emotions. Have you wondered if there are basic emotions or even complex ones?

The instinctive answer that we always give is “Good”.  But do we ever think about what this good is? What goes behind this simple ‘good’?

Most importantly, is GOOD even an emotion?

In one of the last articles, I introduced the concept of Mental Well-being and how to maintain it. In this one, I will be reintroducing you to the emotions that we all feel. Keeping it short, I will be mentioning the 6 basic emotions that one feels.

What is an Emotion?

Emotions refer to your mental state. Biologically, they are connected to your nervous system. We experience emotions as a consequence of the chemical change that takes place in the nervous system. They are a result of our thoughts, behaviors and actions.

The Array of Emotions

There are various emotions that we have felt in various situations. There are very many emotions both positive and negative ones. Some of these are happiness, pride, sadness, fear, anger, disgust, shame, surprise, awful, optimistic and many many more.

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As you can see every emotion in the array comes under an array of basic emotions. So the next time that you feel any emotion it could be anyone of those under the basic emotions.

All the Basic Emotions

There are 6 basic emotions

  1. Happiness
  2. Sadness
  3. Fear
  4. Disgust
  5. Anger and
  6. Surprise

The Issue in Identifying Emotions

Identification of emotions by people is rather broad. It does not much matter when it comes to positive emotions. For instance, if are feeling happy, we don’t sit down and segregate the happiness that is due to curiosity or happiness that is due to being accepted or powerful. Happiness is happiness and it is to have rejoiced. After all, everyone has the right to pursue happiness!

But with negative ones, it might be quite frustrating to know that you are feeling something negative but you don’t exactly know what feeling it is. Take for example anger, it might be just some jealousy, a little resentment, feeling a bit mad or you’re just annoyed. But people are fast at coming to conclusions! All they see that you’re angry most of the times.

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All this comes from an ignorant unawareness that we all have about the vast array of emotions. We generally tend to generalize this long list under the narrow basic emotions. So its time that we update our emotional knowledge and take a step closer towards feeling right.

Promise yourself that the next time you or anyone you know expresses their emotions, you don’t generalize. Give them time and identify the emotions right!

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