Permanent Weight Loss – The Importance of Continuing With a Good Diet After Losing Weight

Written by Harry Rackers

Achieving weight loss has become the prime objective for many in this day and age. This is due to the fact that it is such a big cosmetic requirement as well as a health necessity these days. With a wide variety of proven weight loss diet programs to choose from, the main challenge that many are now faced with is retaining their weight loss results. Dietitians have always been vocal in reminding people that reaching their weight loss goal should not spell the end of their healthy diet. There will still be a need for them to continue with eating and living healthy if there is any hope of retaining the results from losing weight. The process involved with retaining ones weight loss results is what will be addressed below in this article.

Following through with a weight loss plan makes no sense if after losing the desired pounds — a person regains it equally as fast like an elastic band that has been released. There has to be a plan that is put in place that ensures that the lost weight does not return. For this reason, a person who has lost weight must pay continued attention to the total calorie intake, the frequency of meals consumed, and the overall nutritional balance in much the same way the focus was at the beginning of the weight loss plan.

That is why a regime of proper dieting should be continued immediately following weight loss, in order to preserve the results from the pounds shed. At this stage, the struggle of giving up certain foods or resisting the temptation to visit a favorite fast food joint would have already been placed under control. Once that battle between the mind and the body, or we can call it the struggle between indulgence and reason, has already been won, keeping up that necessary diet may not be difficult. This is because the body can be easily trained at this stage into getting accustom to the healthy long-term diet pattern which should follow.

The importance of continuing with a healthy diet plan immediately following weight loss can never be overemphasized. If at this stage a person reverts to eating those foods that were avoided while focusing on achieving weight loss — it will only be a matter of time before such an individual is brought back to square one. The results obtained from weight loss would then be neutralized by this. It would be like a former alcoholic picking up the bottle again. So, when setting a weight loss goal, weight maintenance should be as much a part of the goal as the amount of weight you are hoping to shed.

Bird’s Of Wall


பாம்புக்கடி – NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASE என்னும் பதிவிற்கு மருத்துவர் RENUKA SRINIVASAN (UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON ) அவர்கள் எழுதிய மறுமொழியுடன் கூடிய உதவிக்குறிப்பு இங்கு பகிர்தலுக்காக பதிவாக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது.

இலங்கையில் வருடமொன்றுக்கு 600 க்கு மேற்பட்டோரைப் பலியெடுக்கும் ஒரு துர்நிகழ்வாக விசப்பாம்புக்கடி இருக்கிறது. இந்தியாவில் ஆண்டுக்கு 11,000 மரணங்களும் , தெற்காசியாவில் 14,000 மரணங்களும் , உலகில் ஆண்டொன்றுக்கு 94,000 மரணங்களும் பாம்புக்கடியால் நிகழ்வதாக தெரிவிக்கப்படுகிறது.

உண்மையில் இந்த எண்ணிக்கை தொற்றுநோய்களால் ஏற்படும் மரணங்களை விட அதிகமானது என்பதும், அதுபற்றி யாரும் அலட்டிக்கொள்வதில்லை என்பதும் கசப்பான உண்மையாகும். இதனால் இது NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASE என்றழைக்கப்படுகிறது.
எனவே பாம்புக்கடி தொடர்பான முதலுதவி முறைகளை நாமனைவரும் அறிந்து வைத்திருப்பது அவசியமாகிறது. அவைபற்றி மிகச் சுருக்கமான விளக்கங்களைப் பார்ப்போம்.

ஒருவர் பாம்புக்கடிக்குள்ளானால் இயன்றவரை பாதிக்கப்பட்டவரை பதற்றமடையச் செய்யவேண்டாம். பதற்றமடைந்தால் இதயத்துடிப்பு வேகம் அதிகரிக்கும். இதனால் நஞ்சு விரைவாக உடலில் பரவலாம். எனவே மருத்துவம் மூலம் குணப்படுத்த முடியும் என நம்பிக்கையளித்து அவரது பதட்டத்தை குறைக்க முயற்சிக்க வேண்டும்.

கடிபட்டவருக்கு எல்லாவகைப் பாம்புகளும் அபாயமானதல்ல என்று விளக்கவேண்டும். அத்துடன் கடிபட்ட அனைவருக்கும் விசம் ஏறி இருக்கவேண்டிய அவசியமில்லை என்பதையும் உறுதிபடத் தெரிவிக்க வேண்டும்.

காயத்தை சவர்க்காரமிட்டு ஓடும் நீரில் கழுவவேண்டும்.காயமடைந்த இடத்தைக் கூரிய ஆயுதங்களால் கிழிக்க வேண்டாம்.கடிபட்ட பாகத்தை அசையாது வைத்திருந்தால் அது இரத்த ஓட்டத்தை மந்தப்படுத்த உதவம்.

முடிந்தால் பாம்பின் வகையை கேட்டறிந்து கொள்வது மருத்துவத்துக்கு உதவியாக இருக்கும்.



ஆபத்தான நான்கு நச்சுப்பாம்புகள்

கடிவாயின் மீது கீறுவதோ,உறுஞ்சுவதோ, கட்டுவதோ தவிர்க்கப்படல் வேண்டும். கட்டுப் போடுவதன் மூலம் சில சமயங்களில் விஷம் ஓரிடத்திலேயே தங்குவதால் கலங்கள் இறக்கக்கூடும். வாய்வைத்து உறிஞ்சும் போது வாயில் புண் இருந்தாலோ அல்லது நாக்கு போன்ற விரைவாக உறிஞ்சக் கூடியவை நஞ்சினை உறிஞ்சக் கூடும். இதனால் பாம்புக் கடிக்கு உள்ளானவர் தவிர முதலுதவியாளரும் ஆபத்துக்கு உள்ளாகலாம்.

ஆஸ்பிரின்” ,“மதுபானம்என்பன கொடுத்தலைத் தவிர்க்க வேண்டும்.

உடன் வைத்தியசாலைக்கு கடிபட்டவரை கொண்டு செல்ல வேண்டும்.

சரியான முதலுதவிகள் செய்வதன் மூலமும், மருத்துவம் மூலமும் பாம்புக்கடியினால் ஏற்படும் பெரும்பாலான இறப்புக்களைத் தவிர்க்க முடியும்.


HURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2009


The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island… He prayed feverishly for GOD to rescue him, and every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming.

Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect him from the elements, and to store his few possessions.

One day after scavenging for food he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, with smoke rolling up to the sky. The worst had happened, and everything was lost. He was stunned with disbelief, grief, and anger. “GOD, how could you do this to me?” he cried.

Early the next day he was awakened by the sound of a ship that was approaching the island. It had come to rescue him.

“How did you know I was here?” asked the weary man of his rescuers.

“We saw your smoke signal,” they replied.

It’s easy to get discouraged when things are going bad, but we shouldn’t lose heart, because GOD is at work in our lives, even in the midst of pain, and suffering. Remember that the next time your little hut seems to be burning to the ground. It just may be a smoke signal that summons the grace of GOD.

You may want to consider passing this on, because you never know who feels like their hut is on fire today……

Azaan a miracle?

The Holy Prophet Mohammad (SalallaAllahu Alehi Wasallam) said, stop doing everything during the
Azan even reading the Quran, (and repeat the Azaan with the Moazzin.) The person who talks during the Azaan will
not be able to say the Kalma-e-shahadat on his/her death bed. Plz try to pass
this message to more muslims as u can afford.   Please send to other to know….

Azaan a miracle?

*Azaan a miracle? Yes!*

*Amazing as it sounds, but fortunately, for the Muslims of the world, it is* an established fact.
Have a look at a map of the world
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Andyou will find Indonesiaon the eastern side of the earth. The major cities of Indonesiaare Java, Sumatra, Borneoand Saibil. As soon as dawn breaks on the eastern side of Saibil, at approximately 5:30 am local time, Fajar Azaan begins.
Thousands of Muazzins in Indonesiabegin reciting the Azaan. The process advances towards West Indonesia. One and a half hours after the Azaan has been completed in Saibil, it echoes in Jakarta. Sumatra then follows suit and before this auspicious process of calling Azaan ends in Indonesia, it has already begun in Malaysia..

Burma is next in line, and within an hour of its beginning in Jakarta, it reaches Dacca, the capital city of Bangladesh. After Bangladesh, it has already prevailed in western India, from Calcuttato Srinagar. It then advances towards Bombayand the environment of entire Indiaresounds with this proclamation. Srinagarand Sialkot(a north city in Pakistan) have thesame timing for Azaan.. The time difference between Sialkot, Quetta, and Karachiis forty minutes, and within this time, Fajar Aazaan is heard throughout Pakistan. Before it ends there, it has already begun in Afghanistanand Muscat.

The time difference between Muscatand Baghdadis one hour. Azaan resounds during this one hour in the environments of Hijaaz-e-Muqaddas (Holycities of Makkah and Madinah), Yemen, United Arab Emirates, Kuwaitand Iraq.

The time difference between Baghdadand Alexandriain Egyptis again one
hour. Azaan continues to resound in Syria, Egypt, Somaliaand Sudanduring this hour. The time difference between eastern and western Turkeyis one and a half hours, and during this Alexandriaand Tripoli(capital of Libya) are located at one hour’s difference. The process of calling Azaan thus  continues throughout the whole of Africa. Therefore, the proclamation of the Tawheed” and “Risaalat” that had begun in Indonesiareaches the Eastern Shore of the Atlantic Oceanafter nine and half hours.

Prior to the Aazaan reaching the shores of the Atlantic, the process of “Zohar Azaan” has already started in east Indonesia, and before it reaches Dacca, Asr Azaan” has started.. This has hardly reached Jakartaone and half hours later, the time of “Maghrib” becomes due, and no sooner has “Maghrib” time reached Sumatra, the time for calling “Isha Aazaan” has commenced in Saibil! When the Muazzins of Indonesiaare calling out “Fajar Azaan”, the African Muazzins are calling the Azaan for Isha.

If we were to ponder over this phenomenon thoughtfully, we would conclude
the amazing fact that there is not even a single moment when hundreds of thousands of Muazzins around the world are not reciting the Azaan on the
surface of this earth. Subhaan Allah !!!

Even as you read this material right now, you can be sure there is Azaan
somewhere !!!

Allah said:
“If you are ashamed of me, I will be ashamed of you.” If you are not ashamed, pass this message on…only if you believe.*

*”Yes, I’ve faith in Allah.. Allah is my fountain of Life and My Savior.
** Allah keeps me going day & night. Without Allah, I am no one. But with Allah, I can do everything. Allah is my strength.” *

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SJKK 2009

High Energy Foods: Eating Your Way To Unlimited Energy

Written by Michael Lee

Since we live in such a fast-paced world, it’s not surprising that we rely on high energy foods to help us get through the day. Unfortunately, a lot of us unwittingly fall for misleading advertisements and end up making the wrong food purchases. Energy bars and drinks are not exactly the healthiest choices.

Why go for these commercialized and artificial products when you can go for the real deal high energy foods? These foods are natural and won’t even cost you a lot. If you’re ready to trade your tin foil wrapped calorie junk for something healthier, read on!

1) Skip the Caffeine.

Coffee is a daily staple in people’s mornings. However, if you’re keen on switching to high energy foods, I suggest you exchange your steaming cup of caffeine for a nice, refreshing glass of freshly-squeezed orange juice instead.

For starters, coffee is not that great. It dehydrates your body and encourages mood swings. Natural fruit juice, on the other hand, contains enzymes that make digestion easier and allow the body to produce more energy faster. Citrus juices, in particular, are excellent sources of Vitamin C which help drive tiredness away.

2) Bean There, Done That.

Beans are an excellent example of high energy foods. They are rich in protein that is responsible for giving you energy, and fiber that lowers your cholesterol.

A lot of people tend to avoid beans though because they’re known for causing gas. But then again, you don’t have to have beans for breakfast, lunch and dinner every single day.

If you’re new to beans, eat them on a day when you’re not needed anywhere important. You can either eat them alone or add them to your favorite recipes.

3) Yogurt for Dessert.

If you need your dessert fix, try eating yogurt. As one of the high energy foods, it helps convert nutrients into energy; and it contains calcium, protein and vitamin B 12 which are very good for the body. There are also live microorganisms in it that help strengthen your body’s natural defenses. A lot of people like eating yogurt because it not only has a lot of benefits, it also tastes pretty good.

So the next time you visit the supermarket, be more conscious about what you put in your grocery cart. Now is the time for eating healthy and high energy foods. Stay away from junk food. Your choices are entirely your own. If you want to improve your life, start with one healthy food at a time.

Few notes about light bulbs

Written by Julie Kinnear

If you ask for motives for starting to use the fluorescent light bulbs instead of the traditional ones, you usually get two answers: the new type of light bulbs is 1) eco-friendly and 2) pocket-friendly at the same time. The fluorescent bulbs are friendly to your pocket in several ways: they can be used up to ten times a longer time than the “normal” bulbs, and the amount of emanated heat is smaller, therefore there is less air conditioning necessary, which is significant mostly for large offices. Besides, one traditional light bulb needs as much energy as three fluorescent ones. This is both Earth and pocket friendly as well.

Except for running a Toronto real estate agency, I’m always looking for ways to make my lifestyle a bit more greener. The range of fluorescent light bulbs in the stores is very rich, and if you are not an experienced buyer, you might get a little decide while shopping for light bulbs, we have summed up some easy tips for you.

The fluorescent light bulbs are produced in all types, forms and dimensions, so it would be easy to buy one that doesn’t fit. In order to prevent this, you should take your old bulb with you to the shop and compare it with the available assortment. You will only need one-quarter of the original wattage (60 watt traditional bulb = 15 watt fluorescent bulb). It is important to read the label carefully, especially if you want to use your new bulb in a dimmer light – not all kinds of light bulbs are suitable for dimmers.

Think about the place where you are going to use the new bulb – if it is too hot with no or little air circulation, the fluorescent bulb won’t be a good choice here (for example in recessed ceiling fixtures). The fluorescent bulb is not lit up immediately as the traditional one. It usually takes something between one and three minutes for it to give proper light, so it may be damaged if it is lit up and then turned off again in a short time. So the fluorescent bulbs are best to be used in places where the light usually stays on for at least 15 minutes, otherwise the bulb could get destroyed too early.

Environmental light bulbs should be recycled at all times. Among other materials, fluorescent bulbs are made of mercury, which is a dangerous heavy-metal. If you break a light bulb in your home, the mercury cannot be vacuumed. It is also dangerous to touch the mercury with bare hands. It’s better to clean the larger bits with a piece of cardboard. Then use some sticky tape to remove the remaining tiny bits and wipe the place with a wet cloth. It is also a good idea to open the window in the room for at least 15 minutes so that you prevent mercury exposure.