Day: December 17, 2019

An effective fitness plan is 30 percent exercise and 70 percent diet. If you want to work out like an Olympic class athlete, then you need to eat like one. At five meals a day (smaller portions of course) comprised of nutritional foods, the price tag can become very steep very quickly. As a college student, I don’t have a lot of money to throw around so I’ve developed a few tips and tricks that I’d like to share with you. These will help you stay healthy and work towards the body you want without breaking the bank. The following post is the appropriate explanation for the pertinent question what is crazy bulk ?

Stick to the basics – This is easily the most important piece of advice I can give you. A lot of snacks and processed foods look tempting, but offer little in the way of nutritional value. Eggs, whole wheat bread, milk, yogurt or cottage cheese (if you’re feeling brave) are great sources of protein and carbs, both of which are required to support the body of an active individual.

 

 

Get creative – Just because you’re sticking with the basics doesn’t mean your meals have to be bland and unsatisfying. Get creative with your recipes so that eating is more enjoyable and less of a chore. You don’t want to get burnt out on your new health oriented diet. A personal favorite of mine is omelets, egg white or otherwise. I enjoy experimenting with different types of cheese and fillings along with seasonings.

Stick to the outside – This was something I didn’t pick up on until I started consciously trying to bring down my grocery bill. The healthiest food in the store is located along the outer edge. Typically when you walk in and follow the perimeter you’ll see a produce section, dairy, meat, deli, and bakery. All of the essentials are there and you barely have to set foot down any of the aisles. The aisles are where they advertise all of the processed products from the big name companies. Barring the deli, all of the food along the edge is typically very affordable and easily falls into the realm of a student budget. This is also where you can find frozen foods that haven’t been pre-prepared; these are typically far less expensive than their ready-to-cook counterparts in the frozen food aisles.

 

 

Stay away from Supplements – As someone who uses them myself, supplements are nice to have but they come at a pretty hefty price. When money gets tight these are the first thing I cut from my regimen. They don’t typically accomplish anything that proper diet, rest and exercise can’t accomplish on their own. Though if you can afford it, I do recommend a multi-vitamin, you may not be getting all of the vitamins and minerals you need on a daily basis and this will help ensure that you stay healthy.

These are just a few of the rules that I follow when shopping on a student’s budget. Just because you have shallow pockets doesn’t mean that your health has to suffer. I hope that some of these tips can help shed light on a grocery budget that works for you. Work hard, Play harder, and eat right.

Summer break is coming soon and for working parents, the nightmare begins. Leaving your child home unattended is a scary thought to many parents but sometimes there doesn’t seem to be any options.
Here are some tips and ideas on how to get through summer break and keep your 12 to 14 year old safe.

Make rules and stand by them. A young teen is likely to sleep away half the day if no one is there to insist that they get out of bed. Have a pre-determined, reasonable time that you and your teen agree upon that he or she is to contact you whether by phone or text. If they do not get out of bed follow through with taking away privileges.

Assign chores for your teen to do during the day and if they are completed, give them an allowance that they can use for movies, roller skating or other activities with their friends.

Speak to the parents of your teens friends and see if there are any programs that you can sign them up for. See if between the two of you an arrangement can be made for carpooling. Getting your teen out of the house and involved in an activity will help to keep him/her out of trouble.

Know who your teens friends are and what their parents work schedules are like. If you feel strongly about not allowing your teen to either have friends over or be at a friend’s house when no parents are present, be firm about enforcing your rules.

Consider hiring a “buddy” for your pre or younger teen. A 16 or 17 year old who can hang out with your teen a few hours a day to swim together, go to a local park, mall or library can be a good influence and will keep your teen from just hanging in the house playing video games or surfing the Internet.

Try to take some time from work to do day trips with your teen. If you cannot get a weeks vacation or cannot afford to, maybe taking a day or two will fit better into your schedule and budget. Do something together that you both can enjoy. Offer to bring a friend along to make it more enjoyable.

Pre and young teens can often be self-absorbed and have a hard time understanding that parents do not have the luxury of a summer break. Allow your teen to have fun but keep in touch with any plans they might make. To avoid extra stress, confirm with your teen’s friends parent when they make plans to do things together. No teen is perfect and just as young children test their parents, teens test their parents by trying to get away with things from time to time. In order to keep your teen safe you need to keep in contact and ask questions.

You can provide a safe atmosphere for your teen over the summer while you are at work. The key is to insist upon communication and adhering to the house rules of behavior.

Parents are basically keeping their children in a daycare centre in order to prepare them when they go on to have children of their own someday and wear the mantle of parenthood with pride.