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Thursday, August 11, 2011

How to lose weight easy?

Most teens (and adults) are obsessed to have a slim body, especially nowadays. They want to look like models that often appear on the television and be the center of attention at school. The desire to have a slim body is not a wrong choice but sometimes the efforts that they take to reach the goal are risky. Some teenagers try to take weight loss pills or consume dietary supplements that may endanger their health. Weight loss pills by themselves could be safe, but young people usually do not read how to use them, and they want to lose weight fast and easy.
Considering this fact, it is crucial to talk to teenagers and explain to them that there are safe ways to lose weight. There are many ways in which a person can choose to lose weight. The problem is that diet, and exercise alone for some people still isn't enough, and may leave them struggling to reach their weight loss goals. For many people changing their diet, exercising, and taking nutritional supplements or weight loss products in combination can be the perfect answer to lose weight. If you are a teenager who is also trying to lose weight, the tips below might be useful for you. Here are the safe tips that you should know:
-> Brush your teeth after eating. This trick can be quite effective in helping you stop craving more foods. If you brush your teeth after eating, you don't need to take mint candies to make your breath fresh. Mint candies contain sugar and it is not good for your weight loss project.
-> Set your kitchen as your "eating area" only. Thus, you won't do other activities on the kitchen tables such as talking on the phone or reading a book. Doing activities on the table will make you stay longer in the kitchen and you are likely to eat more foods.
-> When you get home from school, limit the snacks that you take. You had better brush your teeth directly after eating snacks and focus on other activities.
-> Control your craving by getting sunlight. Sunlight is needed by your body to produce serotonin; this is a type of hormone that will control your craving.
-> Take a cup of coffee before doing your activities can help you burn more calories. However, it would be better if you don't put sugar on your coffee.
-> Reduce your sugar intake. It is recommended that you eat food that offers less than 5 milligrams of sugar per serving. Eating much sugar is not good since you will only want more.
-> Take more drinks to improve your metabolism. Drink about Eight glass of water a day is great to increase your metabolism.
-> Reduce the stress. Some teens may get stressed since they have to follow the tight diet plan. To help you reduce the stress, you can have fun by doing exercise or taking a walk with your friends.
-> Believe yourself that you can change. This feeling gives you positive energy when you are trying to lose weight. Thus, you will be more enthusiastic during your effort in losing weight.
-> Sleep well. Sleeping is a favorite quick weight loss tip since it is one of the most effortless. Do not understand the power of having enough sleep. It is vital to your overall weight loss plan. Medical research has proven that sleep deprivation would induce hunger, and improve appetite. This often results in excessive eating. Likewise, having sufficient sleep of at least 8 hours helps to bring a balance to the leptin level and aids weight loss.

Losing weight is actually an easy task to do if you know the right ways. You don't need to take the expensive weight loss pills or other risky methods to burn the fat. Just follow the tips above and lose your weight in a safe way. More tips on how Croatians lose weight can be found on e Mrsavljenje.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Brodet - Fish Stew (Brodette)

1,20 kg fish (mixture of eel, grouper, mackerel, sardine, squid, cuttlefish )
1 dl olive oil
30 dag onion
2 dag garlic
4 dl white wine or vinegar
parsley, laurel, pepper
tomato paste or fresh tomatoes

Brodet is a general name for a fish stew on the Croatian coast. It is generally made from various types of fish (eel, grouper, mackerel, sardine, squid, and cuttlefish). While cooking, never stir the Brodet, but rather pour from one pan to another several times, so have two panes ready before starting.

Take the fish mixture, cleaned and washed, and cut all into pieces. Take 15 dag of onions, cut them into tiny squares and fry in olive oil. Olive oil can sometimes have specific smell when simmering, that is normal and nothing to be alarmed about. When the onion is golden, add salt, white wine and tomatoes (or paste) and let it boil. Add the fish, and after a few minutes add the rest of the onions cut into rings and garlic cloves. Add more water so the fish can simmer and add one leaf of laurel. We let the Brodet simmer for about 30-40 minutes. When done sprinkle with finely chopped parsley and pepper by the taste.

Brodet is best served with corn meal, potato, rice, spaghetti, spinach, etc

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Saturday, January 27, 2007

Sataras - Sataraš

8 big red peppers (paprika)
1 kg fresh tomato
3-4 large onions
grease ili oil
cup of rice
parsley leaves
1 tbs sugar

Slice onions and simmer with several tablespoons of oil. Add one tablespoon sugar. In the meantime wash red peppers. Slice them into squares inch on the side or slices one finger thick. Put them on the onion and salt them a little. Stew them until they become soft and settle down.

Boil some water and pour it over the tomatoes. Peel them and slice them. Place them over the stewed paprika and continue to stew them until the juice evaporates. Mix all the time so that onions aren't scorched. If you want you can add some rice, but then stewing will last much longer.
At the end add parsley leaves, salt and pepper. It can be served as warm savor, but it is better if it's served hot with some fried or roasted heavy meat, like pork or beef.

Preparation time: 80 min.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Poppy Seed Roll (Makovnjača)

3 1/2 cup flour
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar
2 x yeast cake
2 x egg yolks
1 tsp lemon rind grated
6 tbl melted butter
1/4 tsp salt

Allow the yeast to rise in one quarter cup of warm milk until doubled in size. Sift the flour into a deep bowl. Make a well in the center and place the yeast in the well. Add the remaining milk, sugar, egg yolks, lemon rind, vanilla, butter and salt. Mix together well and beat with a wooden spoon until blisters begin to form on the dough. Place in a greased bowl, cover with a damp towel and allow to rise in a warm place for about an hour or until doubled in bulk.
Divide the dough into two sections. Roll each section out very thin, brush with melted butter and fill with poppy seed filling. Roll it up by filling the edge of the table-cloth on which the dough was rolled out. Place the two sections of Poppy Seed Roll on a well greased baking sheet and allow to rise in a warm, draft-free place for another half hour. Brush the rolls with a well beaten egg white and bake at 350 F for about an hour until they become golden. Cool before slicing and serving.

2 cup ground poppy seeds
1/2 cup sweet cream
3 tbl raisins
1/2 cup sugar
4 tbl honey
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tbl rum
1 tsp lemon rind

Mix the finely ground poppy seeds, the lemon rind, raisins, sugar and cinnamon. Spread this mixture over the rolled out dough. Heat the cream. Combine the cream, honey and rum and pour this mixture over the poppy seeds. Roll it up.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Cold tuna salad

2 cans of grinned tuna fish
300 grams of mayonnaise
200-300 grams of sour cream
1 lemon juiced
1 kg of wholegrain noodles

Noodles must be cooked in salt water, then drained and cooled. Do not wash them with cold water, as water will wash away that sticky coating and noodles will remain dry.
Add tuna fish (oil from can must be drained away), add mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice. Salt and pepper can be added as you like.
Mix all that and cool it down. If you wish you can add some of scrubbed parmesan. Serve it cool.