Sunday, May 9, 2010

10 Easy Diet Tips That Will Work For You!

My good friend Alfred of Testcountry shared this article to me, I found it extremely useful and informative that I would like to share to the visitors of my blog.

Here is the 10 Easy Diet Tips That Will Work

Losing weight is often one of the best things a person can do for optimal health and wellness. Being overweight can damage to the heart, contribute to high blood pressure and be hard on the joints, to name just a few of the problems that may be caused by carrying around excess weight day after day. Dropping even a few pounds can pay off handsomely in increased health and energy.
While losing weight is extremely important for the overweight or obese, dieting can be intimidating and is difficult for many people. Successful, permanent weight loss requires diligence and a workable plan. When contemplating weight loss, choose a nutritionally sound diet plan. Regardless of which diet is being pursued, try these helpful tips to make the whole dieting experience easier.
Diet Tip #1 – Eat Less, Move More
Excess weight is simply excess calories stored on the body. To get rid of excess weight, eat fewer calories than are consumed and get some exercise. While this may seem elementary, too many dieters do not adhere to this basic principle. The added advantage of eating less and moving more is that exercise will increase fitness while simultaneously burning calories, which in turn will increase the metabolism and cause the body to use more calories even while at rest.
Diet Tip #2 – Try Diet Friendly Substitutes
Consider where calorie-saving food substitutions can be made. Read labels or do some research online to determine where significant savings can be achieved. For instance, replace whole milk with low fat milk, or better yet, fat-free milk. In recipes, substitute plain yogurt for sour cream. For a snack, choose raw vegetables over chips or crackers. To get the salt to stick on popcorn, use a light coating of cooking spray rather than melted butter.

Diet Tip #3 – Beware of Low Fat or Fat Free Foods
Carefully read the label on any item claiming to be low fat or fat free. High calorie substitutes, such as high fructose corn syrup, are often used to enhance flavor and texture in low fat or fat free foods. In addition, to increase palatability, many of these items rely on chemical substitutions that may be undesirable.
Diet Tip #4 – Become Familiar with Portion Sizes
Use a measuring cup and diet scale to determine exact portions. Correct portion size is often difficult to estimate, leading to over consumption of the food in question. After portion estimation proficiency is achieved, periodically recheck portion weights or measures to ensure continued accuracy.
Diet Tip #5 – Use Small Plates and Cups
Make portion control easier by using smaller plates and cups. Having food arranged so that the plate appears full eases feelings of deprivation. Use a measuring cup to determine the exact volume of various cups or glasses. Use a permanent marker to indicate specific measurements on frequently used items. Purchase a toddler or child-size divided plate to help control food portions at meals or when snacking.
Diet Tip #6 – Forego Second Helpings
Limit meals to one helping of each food. Eat slowly, putting the fork down between each bite. Drink plenty of water and extend mealtime as long as necessary to ensure that satiety is reached without indulging in a second helping. Include raw vegetables with each meal to provide a healthy, low calorie option if the temptation for seconds cannot be resisted.
Diet Tip #7 – Control the Environment
Make dieting as easy as possible. Stock the pantry and refrigerator with diet friendly foods. To avoid relapse in times of weakness, get rid of all high calorie foods or any item that may lead to uncontrolled consumption. Have appropriate snacks on hand at work or in the car. Make wise food choices easy by preparing meals at home and taking a lunch each day rather than eating out and relying on willpower.
Diet Tip #8 – Eat on Purpose
Don’t be afraid to get in touch with hunger. Discover what true hunger really feels like. Treat this as research and document all findings. Observe what happens to the body as hunger approaches and how long it takes the physical feeling of hunger to subside even when no food is consumed. Also, pay attention to any emotional reactions that may arise. Strive to develop a sense of actual hunger so that eating becomes a purposeful activity designed to sustain the body only rather than fill other needs.
Diet Tip #9 – Treat Yourself Well
Dieting can be hard work. Pamper yourself during this time by getting enough sleep and enjoying non-food-related treats. If a slip occurs, it is not the end of the world and should not be the end of the diet. A slip is nothing more than a momentary failure. Simply forgive yourself and move on without recrimination.
Diet Tip #10 – Drink Water Before Meals
Drinking a glass of water 15 minutes before you eat makes it easier to feel full sooner, and makes it harder to eat as much.

On a personal note "Dieting and exercise should go together hand in hand to promote a better and healthy lifestyle." A healthy lifestyle means more energy to deal with family matters

Top 20 Benefits of Exercise

Exercise is a great way to feel good about yourself, it can elevate self esteem and energy. To iterate here is the top 20 benefits of exercise :

1. Elevates your metabolism so that you burn more calories everyday.

2. Increases your aerobic capacity (fitness level). This gives you the ability to go through your day with less relative energy expenditure. This enables a "fit" person to have more energy at the end of the day and to get more accomplished during the day with less fatigue.

3. Maintains, tones, and strengthens your muscle. Exercise also increases your muscular endurance.

4. Decreases your blood pressure.

5. Increases the oxidation (breakdown and use) of fat.

6. Increases HDL (good) cholesterol.

7. Makes the heart a more efficient pump by increasing stroke volume.

8. Increases hemoglobin concentration in your blood. Hemoglobin is part of the red blood cell that carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body.

9. Decreases the tendency of the blood to clot in the blood vessels. This is important because small clots traveling in the blood are often the cause of heart attacks and strokes.

10. Increases the strength of the bones.

11. Causes the development of new blood vessels in the heart and other muscles.

12. Enlarges the arteries that supply blood to the heart.

13. Decreases blood levels of triglycerides (fat).

14. Improves control of blood sugar.

15. Improves sleep patterns.

16. Increases the efficiency of the digestive system which may reduce the incidence of colon cancer.

17. Increases the thickness of cartilage in joints which has a protective effect on the joints.

18. Decreases a woman's risk of developing endometriosis by 50%.

19. Increases the amount of blood that flows to the skin making it look and feel healthier.

20. Exercise, in addition to all the physiological and anatomical benefits, just makes you feel GREAT!

Just a reminder don't forget to eat a balance diet, exercising without a proper diet to support this lifestyle, will do you more harm than good.

On a personal note "Dieting and exercise should go together hand in hand to promote a better and healthy lifestyle." A healthy lifestyle means more energy to deal with family matters

Thanks for the reading material Alfred of Testcountry

Recycled Ink Cartridges: How to Help the Environment and Save Money

Recycled ink cartridges are a great way to do your part for the environment and save money on the purchase. So much energy and resource material is used in making technological products. And just think about how often you’ve seen a computer monitor or TV laying on the side of the road waiting to be picked up? All of that waste eventually goes in our landfills, which are already too full.

Recycled printer cartridges, then, can be a really practical and inexpensive way to reduce waste and increase efficiency. Most efforts to stop pollution and limit waste start at the individual level, which means you could make a real impact on the world by following a few simple steps.


Let’s say your current ink cartridges run out of ink. Normally, you just throw them into the trash and go out and purchase a new one, right? This is where you can make the first change. The first way you can help the environment is to recycle your printer cartridges. Nowadays, most cartridges come with a postage-paid envelope in which you can mail the empty printer cartridge back to the manufacturer. The company will then melt down the plastics to make new cartridges. This helps reduce resource consumption and it saves you money. How, you ask?

Buy Recycled

The next time you find yourself running out of ink, don’t just pick up any old cartridge to replace the old one. Instead, buy recycled ink cartridges. They are most often cheaper than the new cartridges and you are helping preserve valuable resources and energy by doing so. Plus, you won’t even notice a difference in print quality as these cartridges are brand new—they’re just made from recycled materials. Even so, there is still one other way you can be good to the environment and your bank account in regards to printer ink cartridges purchases.

Refill Cartridges

Refilling kits are a type of recycling in a sense. You are not purchasing a new cartridge, rather, just the ink that goes inside of it. Nothing more is being wasted in the process. When you run out of ink, you can order a refill kit, which contains instructions and the ink itself. You’ll simple refill the empty printer cartridge in your own home. You save money and again, conserve the environment.

Recycled ink cartridges are the way of the immediate future. All you need is the will power to try something different and you’ll be saving money and going green all at the same time! That’s a hard combination to beat, don’t you think?

See how easy it is? With a bit of change, you can make a big difference by using recycled printer cartridges, refill kits and recycling your own cartridges. You can even stop by most office supplies stores these days and drop off your empty cartridges to be recycled in a special bin. Everybody’s on the recycling bandwagon, so why aren’t you?

Special thanks goes to Alfred, a very good friend of mine for providing me this article.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Will's 2nd Birthday party at Jollibee "Jollibee and Hetty dance number"

Hi Guys,

Another Video on Will's Birthday, Jollibee and Hetty. This two rocks, I wonder how long they are allow to practice it is not easy to dance wearing those attire. its kinda heavy specially the head part.

Look at how Will's eyes shine :)

Will's 2nd Birthday party at Jollibee

Hi guys,

This is the video of Will birthday party at Jollibee. Smiling kaayo si Will eheheh Thanks for all the people that came, it made Will Birthday party more gleeful and gay.

One of the best day of my life :) was to see how he reacted when he saw Jollibee finally moves. Priceless !!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Best Cost Per Page HP Color Laser Printers

"I found this article very interesting and very useful that I want to share this to the reader of my blog, Since Printer is my interest." Ann

Best Cost Per Page HP Color Laser Printers

The cost per page is probably one of the most critical indicators of a printer’s quality. In the color laser printer segment, HP color laser printers seem to enjoy a monopoly of sorts when it comes to their range of low cost per page printers. Here is a rundown of the best low cost laser color printers from HP.

HP Color LaserJet 3600
HP Color LaserJet 3600

The print speed of this HP printer is good at 17 ppm. However, what makes these color laser printers stand out is in their cost per page. Compared to most conventional one-pass printers in the laser printer segment, this one is the lowest in cost per page. It works out to only a cent in cost in the black color prints. However, in the color segment, the cpp is around 9 cents. In the realm of office-oriented printers in the inkjet niche, this cpp is quite competitive. The price of this printer ranges between 465 to 562 USD.

HP Color LaserJet CM1312nfi MFP

HP Color LaserJet CM1312nfi MFP
At an impressive price of just 499 USD and a smart efficiency, these HP color laser printers are a cost effective choice for small businesses and offices operating on a budget. With an Ethernet and USB connection facility and a cost per page of just 3.2 cents for monochrome prints, it provides good value for money. The cost per page for color prints with this printer is around 16.9 cents, which may seem a little expensive but it is still very competitive.

HP Color LaserJet CP2025dn

HP Color LaserJet CP2025dn

These color laser printers from HP are fast in print speeds and affordable at the same time. You can enjoy printing double-sided files and connection over both 10/100 Ethernet as well as USB connection. The print output is excellent inspite of having fast print speeds of 17 seconds per page. The cost per page for black prints is around 2.5 cents and of color prints is around 4.3 cents, which is very competitive and reasonable in pricing. The price of this printer is around 499 USD.

HP LaserJet 2600n

HP LaserJet 2600n
The price of the HP LaserJet 2600n color laser printers ranges from 295 to 529 USD. Compared to other HP color laser printers this one has the highest CPP at 5 cents for black prints and 22 cents when printing in color. This is because the cost of printer ink cartridges is very high and hence replacement of the printer is a more viable option than changing cartridges once they are empty. The presence of technology called Instant-On Fusing as well as a network port help make this printer useful for small businesses working in groups.

HP Color LaserJet 1500L

The price of these color laser printers is around 149 to 199 USD. Most inkjet printers cost between 25 and 50 cents when there is a mix of graphics and text. However, in this color laser printer, there is a yield of 5000 pages for black printing and 4000 pages for color prints. The price of the black printing is around 83 USD and color variants around 100 USD. Thus, the cost per page of this printer works to about 1.6 cents for black prints and 2.5 cents for color pages.