Healthy Eating

A lot of the world's population has a big problem with healthy eating. Why is it so hard to eat healthily? What does fast food have that people can't seem to stay away from them?

People, especially the younger generation, don't really care as long as what they eat tastes good to them. They forget that the less healthier you eat, the less healthier you get too. Sure, fast food is so convenient, especially if you're a busy person. But how bad is fast food for a person? Everybody knows that fast food can give you that huge bulge of a waistline. For someone who has been working on his abs so hard, it's like committing a mortal sin if he even looked at a fast food restaurant. Fast food is loaded with trans fat, which is something that increases the cholesterol in a person's blood stream, which means you are at a higher risk of contracting heart diseases.

Here are some dieting tips that everyone can use:

1. Eat in moderation. Ever heard of the phrase, "there are no fat French women"? Well, it is sort of true. In France, most women eat only little pieces of food that they have on their plate. They never get too greedy, and whenever they feel that their appetite's satisfied, they stop eating. And to think that most of them don't even work out.

2. Drink a lot of water. Everyone neglects the fact that everybody needs at least 8 glasses of water everyday. Two-thirds of our bodies are made up of water, and a lot of the water gets flushed out by perspiring, assisting our bodily needs and more. We need to replace the displaced water as soon as possible.

3. Make sure that you really are hungry. A lot of people nowadays just want to gorge without even being hungry. The human body wants to eat for fuel. The human mind though makes it want to eat to satisfy the person's wants. So fat gained is basically because you wanted to gain fat. Your body gets used to what you are doing, and you start to eat more and more, even when you don't have to.

4. Choose the right snacks. Instead of the usual chips, why not go for some fruits, sandwiches, or even a salad. Think healthy to be healthy. You can also try eating several mini-meals everyday, especially if you're hungry all the time.

5. Keep on eating your favorite foods. You don't have to give up on eating your favorite foods, you just have to enjoy the right amount.

6. Don't stock up on the junk foods. Junk foods promote unhealthy eating. Instead, stock up on the healthy convenience foods, such as pre-cooked grilled chicken breasts, fat-free microwaveable popcorn, or whole-grain wraps or pitas.

7. When you're stressed, don't use food to cope with it. Find another alternative such as going to the gym, listening to music, catch up on some reading, and writing on your journal.

8. Move more. You don't have to work out or exercise all the time. A 30-minute walk everyday is actually sufficient exercise for a person. The more you move, the more active your lifestyle is, and the healthier you are.

You might experience some light-headedness at first, but it's only normal, especially if you're trying to lose weight. Just remember to keep a close look at how you're progressing, and make sure that you are taking care of yourself the right way. If you think that it's not working for you, stop stressing yourself out with such thoughts. Just focus on how good you're feeling, or how good your sleep last night was. Get all the negativity out of your head and start working on being healthy.

Blogging for Success

You just started blogging, and you want to have as many people reading your blog as possible, maybe even hoping that they would subscribe to your blog. But how do you do that? Do you think that telling people to go read your blog will just work? It might, actually. It could get you a couple of readers, but if you don't actually update your blog every now and then, your readers could unsubscribe and just forget about your blog.

What you need to do is know about the top keywords that people usually search for. Everybody around the world is always looking for some information on something. That's the next thing that you need to put on your blog. Relevant information. Sure, you can just blog about anything you want, but if you're going to blog about it, might as well be informative and useful, right?

Next, research about Search Engine Optimization or SEO. SEO as Google defines it is

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a process applied to a website to increase the number of visitors by gaining high rankings on the search engines.

You might as well index your site or blog at Google and Yahoo. There are more indexing sites out there. Like AOL, et cetera. When you start a blog, you have to think about what the readers would like you to blog about. Target your audience. When you start putting up categories of your blog, make sure that they make sense, and that they are related to the keywords that you put up for your site or blog.

When you have acquired some readers, some nice traffic to your site, then you can start writing reviews related to your blog and then you can post them on your blog. Best part of this is, you are getting paid to say constructive or destructive stuff about the product that you are reviewing about.

The most important thing when you start to blog though, is that you have to at least enjoy it. A writer's dream is have readers, even if they aren't getting paid. It all starts there. But it sure wouldn't hurt if you got paid to write.

There will be more blogging stuff on this blog later on, this blogger needs to do more research. :)

The Frustrations of Being Unemployed

Ever got the feeling that you're supposed to be doing something really important, but you're not? Like you want to go out and make money, but you can't because you're so intent on finishing school first, then you can start making money?

Ok, so what in the world am I talking about here? Why can't I just go find a part-time job then? Hah, I wish! In the Philippines, you never have time, unless you quit school for a little while and work. The disadvantage to this is you might enjoy working so much, you wouldn't wanna go back to school anymore. Sad to say, the only part-time job I can do is a work at home kind of job.

And, guess what? I have a part-time job that does exactly that! Haha! I write short articles at $? per 500 words. They're pretty much about everything, from cruises, to clocks, to diets. I'm pretty sure the guy that pays me is making a lot more than I am, but eh, at least I'm getting paid. The actual rate is at $10 per 500 words. Some might say that I'm getting ripped-off, but whatever.

Anyway, so since I started writing, the guy hasn't had any problems with me, and have been paying me when he's supposed to pay. I know I might have to quit sometime and start my own stuff, and there's no harm in doing freelance writing, right? I would so love to offer my services here, but I can't just yet. Well, not to foreign nationals at least. It would be too much of a hassle to pay me. I don't even have Paypal. Tch. I do, but I can't verify it without a credit card. I need to know how to use it first. If any of you can tell me how, feel free to comment. :)

Now unless you're in the Philippines, you can email me at wsarawi[at], and let's talk business.