Get your slender look with these simple foods

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Tired of checking your weight everyday, you can add these simple foods in your diet. Then, feel free to eat as much as you can with these fat-burning foods.

What are they?

  1. Yummy and tasty, but do not be fooled by their plain look. It is Greek Yogurt.
    Greek yogurt has twice as much protein as other yogurts. It takes longer to leave your stomach, keeping you satisfied longer. Plus, you burn= more calories digesting protein than carbs. Choose nonfat, low-fat, and low-sugar types.
  2. A coffee addict. Add sweetness to your cup of coffee with cinnamon.
    Some studies suggest cinnamon may have a stabilizing effect on blood sugar levels. This could curb your appetite, particularly in people with type 2 diabetes, Bonci says. Nearly everyone can benefit from cinnamon in its traditional role. Stir some into your coffee, tea, or yogurt to add sweetness without adding calories.
  3. Love spicy food? Eat more with hot pepper if you a fan of hot spices.
    Hot peppers have a flavorless chemical called capsaicin. It’s more plentiful in habaneros, but jalapeños also have it. Capsaicin seems to curb appetite and speed up metabolism slightly, but only for a short time. It probably doesn’t have a big impact on weight, unless you eat less food because it’s spicy.
    Reference source WebMD

7 ĐIỀU KỲ DIỆU TỪ NƯỚC

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Thứ rẻ nhất và quí giá nhất mà bạn có đó là NƯỚC.

Nước và thân hình thon gọn

Bạn đang muốn giảm cân nhưng lại ngại vận động hay quá bận rộn đến nỗi không có thời gian đến trung tâm tập thể dục? Một cách đơn giản hơn để có cơ thể thon gọn là uống nước. Nước làm tăng sự trao đổi chất và làm bạn cảm thấy no. Thay thế đồ uống nhiều calo bằng nước, và uống một ly nước trước mỗi bữa ăn giúp bạn cảm thấy no hơn.

Uống nhiều nước làm đẩy nhanh quá trình trao đổi chất – đặc biệt là nước đá lạnh. Cơ thể bạn phải hoạt động để làm ấm nước lên và quá trình này sẽ tiêu hao một ít năng lượng.

Nước giúp tăng năng lượng

Nếu bạn đang cảm thấy cơ thể khô khốc và cạn kiệt, hãy lấy lại tinh thần với một cốc nước. Mất nước làm bạn cảm thấy mệt. Với lượng nước vừa đủ, tim bạn sẽ bơm máu hiệu quả hơn. Và nước cũng giúp vận chuyển oxy trong máu và những chất dinh dưỡng thiết yếu đến các tế bào.

Giảm căng thẳng bằng nước

Khoảng 70% đến 80% mô não là nước. Nếu bạn mất nước, cơ thể và trí óc của bạn bị căng cứng. Nếu bạn cảm thấy khát nước, bạn đã hơi mất nước rồi đó.

Để giảm mức độ căng thẳng, bạn nên để một ly nước cạnh bàn làm việc hay mang theo mình bình nước thể thao và nhấp từng ngụm đều đặn, dù bạn có khát nước hay không.

Dùng nước tạo trương lực cho cơ bắp

Uống nước giúp ngăn ngừa chuột rút ở cơ bắp và bôi trơn các khớp xương trong cơ thể. Khi bạn có đủ lượng nước, bạn có thể tập thể dục lâu hơn và mạnh hơn mà không sợ bị mất sức đột ngột.

Nuôi dưỡng da

Vết chân chim và nếp nhăn sâu hơn khi bạn thiếu nước. Nước là kem làm đẹp tự nhiên của bạn. Uống nước bổ sung nước cho tế bào da và bơm phồng chúng lên, làm cho khuôn mặt bạn trông trẻ hơn. Nước cũng tẩy đi bụi bẩn và cải thiện lưu thông và tuần hoàn máu, giúp da trông sáng hơn.

Uống nước thường xuyên

Bên cạnh chất xơ, nước là nhân tố quan trọng để có hệ tiêu hóa tốt. Nước hòa tan chất thải và đẩy chúng nhẹ nhàng qua đường tiêu hóa. Nếu bạn bị mất nước, cơ thể bạn hấp thụ tất cả lượng nước, làm cho phân trở nên khô và đẩy ra ngoài khó hơn.

Nước giảm sỏi thận

Tỷ lệ người bị hành hạ bởi những cơn đau đớn của sỏi thận đang gia tăng. Một trong những nguyên nhân là do con người – gồm cả trẻ con – không uống đủ nước. Nước làm loãng các loại muối và chất khoáng trong nước tiểu, những chất tạo sỏi thận. Sỏi thận không thể hình thành trong nước tiểu pha loãng, cho nên hãy giảm nguy cơ sỏi thận bằng việc uống nhiều nước!

Bạn có uống đủ nước chưa?

Làm sao bạn biết mình đã uống đủ nước chưa? Hãy theo dõi cơn khát của mình vì hầu hết những trưởng thành khỏe mạnh uống đủ lượng nước cần thiết nhờ báo hiệu từ cơn khát. Nhưng lượng nước chính xác mà bạn cần còn phụ thuộc vào kích cỡ thân hình, mức độ vận động, thời tiết và sức khỏe của bạn. Bạn cần nhiều nước hơn nếu bạn tập thể dục và toát rất nhiều mồ hôi.

Hôm nay bạn đã uống ly nước nào chưa? Bận rộn công việc làm bạn quên mất uống nước? Không sao, bạn có thể dùng một ứng dụng Android “Water your body”, hãy tải xuống di động của bạn để nó nhắc nhở bạn uống nước và có làn da đẹp cũng như cơ thể khỏe nhé.

Biên dịch theo nguồn WebMD

Better foods, better shape.

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Healthy foods, longer life.

No matter you are a woman or a man, a poor diet choice which is rich in protein, fatty and sugary foods may lead to weight gain at first, and later on it is a high risk in obesity, or heart disease, or other health issues relating to overweight. However, everything can change if you make a smart choice in what you eat. You might be lazy or have less time for physical exercise, so let’s these healthy foods fill your stomach and forget the craving for junk foods or unhealthy snacks.

Wanna get a good shape? It is as simple as adding more of these tasting and healthy foods in your meals.

Reference from WebMD

9 Foods to Help You Lose Weight

Delicious foods that help you diet? It sounds too good to be true.

No doubt: Weight loss comes down to simple math. You have to eat fewer calories than you burn.

“Certain foods can help you shed body weight,” says Heather Mangieri, RD, a spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, “because they help you feel full longer and help curb cravings.”

Some even kick up your metabolism. So take this list when you go to the supermarket:

1. Beans

Inexpensive, filling, and versatile, beans are a great source of protein. Beans are also high in fiber and slow to digest. That means you feel full longer, which may stop you from eating more.

2. Soup

Start a meal with a cup of soup, and you may end up eating less. It doesn’t matter if the soup is chunky or pureed, as long as it’s broth-based. You want to keep the soup to 100 to 150 calories a serving. So skip the dollops of cream and butter.

3. Dark Chocolate

Want to enjoy chocolate between meals? Pick a square or two of dark over the milky version. In one study, chocolate lovers who were given dark chocolate ate 15% less pizza a few hours later than those who had eaten milk chocolate

4. Pureed Vegetables

You can add more veggies to your diet, enjoy your “cheat” foods, and cut back on the calories you’re eating, all at the same time. When Penn State researchers added pureed cauliflower and zucchini to mac and cheese, people seemed to like the dish just as much. But they ate 200 to 350 fewer calories. Those healthy vegetables added low-cal bulk to the tasty dish.

5. Eggs and Sausage

A protein-rich breakfast may help you resist snack attacks throughout the day.

In a study of a group of obese young women, those who started the day with 35 grams of protein — that’s probably way more than you’re eating — felt fuller right away. The women ate a 350-calorie breakfast that included eggs and a beef sausage patty. The effect of the high-protein breakfast seemed to last into the evening, when the women munched less on fatty, sugary goods than the women who had cereal for breakfast.

6. Nuts

For a great snack on the run, take a small handful of almonds, peanuts, walnuts, or pecans. Research shows that when people munch on nuts, they automatically eat less at later meals.

7. Apples

Skip the apple juice and the applesauce and opt instead for a crunchy apple. Whole fruit blunts appetite in a way that fruit juices and sauces don’t.

One reason is that raw fruit has more fiber. Plus, chewing sends signals to your brain that you’ve eaten something substantial.

8. Yogurt

Whether you prefer Greek or traditional, yogurt can be good for your waistline.

A Harvard study followed more than 120,000 people for a decade or longer. Yogurt, of all the foods that were tracked, was most closely linked to weight loss.

That doesn’t prove that yogurt caused weight loss, but it stood out among other foods.

9. Grapefruit

Yes, grapefruit really can help you shed pounds, especially if you are at risk for diabetes.

Researchers at Scripps Clinic in San Diego found that when obese people ate half a grapefruit before each meal, they dropped an average of 3 ½ pounds over 12 weeks. Drinking grapefruit juice had the same results.

But grapefruit juice doesn’t have any proven “fat-burning” properties — it may just have helped people feel full.

Be careful: You cannot have grapefruit or grapefruit juice if you are on certain medications, so check the label on all your prescriptions, or ask your pharmacist or doctor.

Shop Smart

Load your shopping cart with lots of lean protein, fresh veggies, fruit, and whole grains, says food scientist Joy Dubost, PhD, RD. The most important thing, when it comes to lasting weight loss, is the big picture of what you eat, not specific foods.

Why hire me?

Dear Recruitment Team at LB,

I am among a thousand young, enthusiastic people who are in the race to cease an opportunity to join a team in LB as an Account Executive. Like most of my competitors, I have a great portfolio to show off my talent. However, I am a living creature, and you cannot truly understand me as well as my potential from a piece of paper demonstrating my experience and skills. Although people might have a same skill set and graduate from some prestige universities, they are different in term of personality – a true core that defines who they are and why they are unique to each other.

Why would I be a good fit for the company?

The first thing, I am the person who will not say no to learning. With such an attitude, I open myself to all possibilities and approach life knowing there is always something out there for me to learn. Consequently, I gradually become a resourceful person. If you put me on a desert island, I will find a way to survive. On the other hand, if you put 5 people who are not resourceful on the same island, they might die of asking each other what to do.

Next, it is my dedication for work as I know that to be an expert in something, I could not do a half-heart job. For an organization, people with dedication brings profit, and anyone who is willing to give it their all is a valuable asset. However, it does not mean that I would do anything to achieve my goal regardless becoming disrespect to others. I work with an appropriate and professional manner. It is the ability to navigate waters without ever hurting others. When working, I keep personal and emotional out of the equation as I know my place and respect the role I have as well as the roles others have to play. We come together as pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.

Still another, I am a strong communicator. If I have something on my mind, I communicate it clearly, and you will never have to read anything between the lines. If I have an idea, I share it. I understand that time is precious to anyone, even to the clients, so it my responsibility to keep relevant people in a project up to date on my current status with precise and detail reports.

Lastly, nobody is perfect, and I am not a flawless. I am a human, and makes mistakes sometimes. Nonetheless, I have never failed to moving forwards as failure is a great teacher. I’m not afraid of failing since life will be so dull if anyone can succeed at their first try.

This is me, Anonymous, and I am proud of my uniqueness. Taking me on the team will never be a wrong choice.

Many thanks,

Anonymous

Say it out loud! You are my FIRE…

Valentines is a day when you celebrate with your loved one. How to make it different and tell the others how much you care for her?

For women, they love their men to be opened up and shared their feeling. On the other hand, men love by action rather than telling you something sweet. How to ask men to do something crazy for their loved one? Actually, singing by yourself in a restaurant is a truly scary for any men, even the bravest one. How about singing in a group? It is not so frightful, but it is something that is worth to do even though you are not at your twenties anymore. Sweet and romantic things are ageless.

In fact, men are madly and deeply in love with their wives, girlfriends and fiancees, and they are simply clumsy in the way they express their feeling. Perhaps, Dove men + care deodorant did give them some strength to be real men.

I love the message and the way Dove men made it happen. So sweet and so unforgettable! I have watched it several times, and until the fourth time, my tears could stop coming out since I’m a bit emotional and sensitive. Just wish to have a chance to be one of those luckiest women.

Beautiful or average. It is your choice

As an audience, I’m looking for something meaningful and something unexpected from brands which will engrave in my mind. For a long time, I’m always questioning about how brands could communicate their message to customers in a effective and unforgettable way. There are thousands or billions of news, articles, blogs and messages driven from brands and whatever which appear everyday on the Internet. How would your message stand out from others and reach your audience in a touching way?

Actually, I would like to talk about the campaign of Dove: choose beautiful. I think they are pretty success with the message behind the campaign. Beauty is a state of mind, and women can choose to be beautiful. Sometimes, women are doubt about their beauty, but in fact, they are a true beauty. Dove makes them realize that.

Surprisingly, Dove did reach the insights of their target customers: women of all ages who are not confident about their beauty. Then, their daily behavior in the commercial video shows that they are shy to walk in the door of beautiful. Actually, all women are beautiful in someway. You don’t have to be a Beauty Queen to be considered as beautiful. It is your choice to think that you are beautiful. Thus, what is the role of Dove here? Dove encourages women to look at themselves positively (if i get the message right), and realize the true beautiful women inside them.

Furthermore, Dove travels around some big cities, such San Francisco, Shanghai, Delhi, London, etc. to prove that beauty is a choice – and the power of this choice is in your hands. Their message is so true and inspiring. However, I don’t understand why they choose Tumblr to be a communication channel in this campaign. Perhaps, it is because their target audience who will spend most of their time on Tumblr, a blog at which it could be filled with literally whatever. I’m a bit confused in the reason this channel is selected.

I love this campaign, to be honest.

Weekends dessert: Black sesame sweet soup

At this time of the year, probable after the Lunar New Year, it is around February to April. It is the hottest time and the most uncomfortable time of the whole year because of the annoying weather. No one is willing to spend time to go outside under the boiling heat of the sun after 10 am each till evening time.

Every year, this cycle will begin again, but people changes. The destruction of weather will show on your face before you have even noticed of its existence. Several years ago, you might have been a twenties-something female who were in your blossom period. You appear carefree and lively. Time goes by, you become aging. Work, family and other trivial pressure are the main sources which suck all your youth and energy.

Anyway, it is the law of nature. Why should we against it? By obeying the rules, we might extend sometime for ourselves. Why would worry of such an obvious thing on weekend. Take some time to clear your mind and enjoy something sweet to cool down the heat of Sunny Season. Despite of just having a few hours, it is enough time to peacefully enjoy a delicious and healthy black sesame sweet soup. This kind of dessert is known as the fountain of youth, and it is true since it contains Vitamin E which increases antioxidants activity. Something have been strongly linked to anti-aging, cancer prevention and promoting heart health.

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As I live in Ho Chi Minh City, a never sleep city just as the “sleepless Seattle”, I would suggest to go a Chinese dessert shop to enjoy this magnificient sweet. There is nothing better than enjoying something in a well-fit atmosphere.

Several Chinese sweet stores in Ho Chi Minh mostly in District 5, a Chinese community.

The meaning of food

The art of cooking in Western style is undeniable. Every dish which is made by famous Chef in luxurious restaurants is an art work putting on your dining table.

When watching the series of Master Chef, I adore the cooking skill of those contestants. What a remarkable work! How could they combine different kind of food into a single perfectly-decorated edible dish? Every penny you pay for the dish is worth. Whenever, you dine at a high-class restaurants, you expect high quality of food, and this is what you will be offered by a skillful chef.

Nonetheless, besides enjoying the texture of the food, enjoy the greatness of food decoration, dining out in restaurants is also a social activity. No matter that the culture of eating is vary from country to country, the happiness of enjoying good food in a great place with your friends and family brings joy to our life. What would you expect when you come into a restaurant besides the food? Personally, I love to have a space of my own. However, few restaurants realize the dedicate need of customers at which they can enjoy their meal in their personal space. A fine cooking and nicely-decorated dish might not be a dish which can last for a life time if you have to enjoy it in a crowded, noisy and stuffed space with others. Some says a good book cannot expose all of its value if it is put in a wrong hand. So does a the finest cooked dish. How does it feel to enjoy a piece of art in a wrong place?

It is very easy and earthly act to come to a restaurant, order their signature dish, enjoy it in every bite, and then leave. What would have left after the meal? The taste of the food and the fragrant of the food. Anything else left for you to remember and reflect?

If i can choose, I would choose to go to a place where i can feel a sense of belonging, where they knows what I want, where I can share the special moment of dining with my others, and finally where all my needs are taken into concern. That’s the reason why I put this place in my dining list since they foreseen my dining habit.

Banh Mi Challenge

During this busiest time of the year, everyone is hurtling to prepare for Tet holiday. Some comes back hometown, and the other some stays in the exciting and crowding city to make some money in the holiday time.

For awhile ago, you sure heard of some called Ice bucket challenge which spreads worthwide on Facebook and the Internet. For me, I think of a challenge called Banh Mi challenge.

If you are an expat living in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam or if you a white collar with a decent office job, would you ever thought of that Banh Mi (a Vietnamese style sandwiches) is a luxury food to have? Most of the time, this is considered a kind of affordable street food, yet for some good quality Banh Mi, such as Nhu Lan and Huynh Hoa located in District 1, it is a kind of luxury food since some lottery ticket sellers and xe om drivers might not pay that much (around 30,000 – 50,000 vnd for one piece).

Purpose: Share happiness with others and introduce your famous street food to the world while you can participate in a fun and meaningful charity

How:

  1. Gather a group of people as many as it could be.
  2. Raising fund for buying Banh Mi, or you can contribute in another way by drive you bike full of petrol to deliver Banh Mi
  3. Coordinate the work and brief the task.
  4. Some will buy as many as Banh Mi from Nhu Lan and Huynh Hoa (those are two shops which I could think of since their sandwiches have many meats, picked food, cucumber stuffed inside, and those are the delicious street food with high quality).
  5. Some will navigate the route and identify low-income people, for example, homeless people, old ladies selling lottery tickets, wandering children selling lottery tickets or children beggars, or anyone which you think that a Banh Mi would cheer up their hardworking day with a warm smile and a full belly.
  6. Once all the sandwiches are in head, then it is time to split up every corner of District 1 to deliver Banh Mi to identified targets.
  7. Remember to take pictures and capture some funny moment while you do your charity
  8. Record all the Banh Mi that you share to the low-income and their families

What is the fun part?

  1. To beat up your competitors with a high record number of Banh Mi that you deliver.
  2. Share the happiness with others and enjoy the moment.
  3. Introduce your famous street food to the world.

Wanna make it more challenging? Invite your foreign friends to participate. Send them out to deliver the Banh Mi without the help of a translator. One idea is that you could ask them to write one sentence in English or their native language; then, you can help them translate in Vietnamese. When they approach someone, show them that little hand-written piece of paper and a smile, that is all you need to start having fun, or even you might don’t need anything at all, but a sincere and touching smile and a careful heart.

When: It could happen anytime at the end of the week at which people have their time off from work and the others still work for a meal on their table.

Where: It starts first in District 1, downtown, which is a glamor and beautiful part of the city. It shines in the morning, and lights up at night with coffee shops, restaurants, bars and many other entertainment activities as long as you have money to pay for that. Behind the curtain, it is a hard life of people in the other side, who have to live in small alleys in a small house with a big family, and have to work in the early morning till the end of the evening to earn their living.

It is an idea at first, but I desperate to make it into a dream come true.

Time and loneliness in an endless fight

It has been nearly 3 months of mine in a start-up environment. I’m the person who always look for challenge and growing opportunities since I’m easy to get bored from repeated and tedious job at which there is no chance to grow and reach your unknown potential. Sometimes, during hard time at which it seemed impossible to reach deadline, or it seemed no hope as deadline was closed, but there still more works had to be done, I felt a bit of hopeless and exhausted. At that moment, I asked myself whether I was a stupid or a stubborn person who tried to wear such a big hat that it barely fitted my head. I could have stay with my stable job, and felt content with everyday life. In stead of that, I quit and started in my desired environment of start-up. Through those glamor articles about overnight success of tech start-up, it motivated me to be in this harsh and hectic environment to learn, work and grow. Occasionally, it was hard to accept that those stories only reflected a small piece of real stories. To be success and build a legendary empire, such as Apple or Google, it was a pile of no name job and hard work of those passionate people, also known as geeks. It was not all sweet candy a long the way, but it was more about bitterness and sour.

Today, I learned a valuable lesson of timing and priority. I underestimated the time for the paper work for applying sub-certificates. To run a restaurant is not an easy job, not alone having all proper permits to open just a small restaurant. Thus, being an entrepreneur to coordinate and manage everything all at once is the most exciting, but tiresome job. The glory always comes with bitterness and scarification. Sometimes, there was only you on the race while most of your team left home at the end of the day. There was time when you achieved your goals, but it was too short to celebrate as you had to get back on the race after a minute or two to refill and repair tires. It was absolutely no time for resting. It was an endless marathon as I would put it that way. You had to keep your strength as every tomorrow is a big day for you to deal with unexpected things, such as breach contract from suppliers or constructors, robbery at factory sites or frustrated neighbors coming to complain about all the dust in your renovation site. Besides of being more smart in using your time, it is also crucial to stay fit and be optimistic to consume all the lemons which life could throw at you.