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Wedding Anniversary Themes And Ideas For Couples

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Everyone wants to do something special on their wedding anniversary to reaffirm their love. But what special we can do is the question which is toughest to answer. There are countless wedding anniversary themes you can use to jazz up the party. But what really matter is the thought you put behind it and be creative. Here are exciting new wedding anniversary themes and ideas you can organize and share with your partner. Make it memorable and enjoyable!

Theme party with world food flavors

If your partner is foodie and loves eating every corner of food around the world, this theme is best for you!  You can enjoy the flavors right at the home or a restaurant, depending upon your choice. It can be Parisian soirée, Italian extravaganza, Mexican fiesta, a Chinese food, Indian flavors and what not! Also you can include delicious beer and a sumptuous buffet complete with sauerkraut soft pretzels, and bratwursts!

Even you can include what you ate on your first date as a special food in your menu. For desert, serve ice cream cones!

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Theme with Specific Attire

Your wedding anniversary theme can be fun and interesting if attire is perfectly organized. You can include some kind of accessory with the dress your guest will be wearing. It may be using a bullfighter red cape or mantilla combs or traditional fans.

Even you can completely go for the selection of a whole attire. For instance, you can ask guests to come in full Hawaiian style for a Hawaiian Luau. Or Black And White party where your guests will be wearing combination of both colors only. Costume party with favorite cartoon characters or from sci-fi films is also a good option.

Theme Location Wedding Anniversary Ideas

Book any restaurant or hall with a great style that matches along with your wedding anniversary ideas. If you are going for lavish and rich lifestyle, then mirrored banquet hall or museum hall offers you the best with lots of sparkle and glitz.

Apart from restaurant and hall, you can have a terrace with a swimming pool theme for your wedding anniversary. Or a wonderful haunted house will be much more fun!

And if you want to make it very special and be alone with your partner, then revisit the same place where you first met. Try to remember what you talked about, bring back the old memories that made you fall in love. If that place is not available, then you can be at a place where you had first official date.

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Here are some other locations you may consider:

  • Hotel Green areas
  • Beaches and beach clubs
  • Botanical gardens
  • Vineyards
  • Backyards and lawns

 

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Wedding Anniversary Games And Activities With Theme Gifts

According to your wedding anniversary theme or location, you can also include some fun and romantic games to make it special. You can have volleyball or limbo dancing for a beach celebration.

A treasure hunt game is also a good idea where you can include some items that tells the couple’s story. This will definitely make it more interesting. The winner will get a gift according to the theme party that makes it more exciting.

Truth and dare, traditional dancing, game of musical chairs, laying bingo with a twist never goes out of fashion. On a camping get together, singing is the best option. With no doubt, it makes the surrounding fill be love, romance and fun.

Combine ideas and feel free to experiment whether you are planning a wedding anniversary for a couple you love the most or for your own. Have fun with theme and games to make it more romantic and special.

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Best Intermittent Fasting: Diet Plan skipping meals is good

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Do you skip food overtime….! People often believe that skipping a meal may cause you to starve making you physically weak and languid. But is that true?? In recent days, people adopt an intermittent fasting strategy is an easy and convenient approach towards losing weight, attaining proper metabolism and expanding their life span.

What is Intermittent fasting and its benefits

Intermittent fasting has shown a better result when compared to a calorie-restricted diet. Switch on to starvation mode, drop in metabolism during a calorie-restricted diet can be prevented by opting intermittent fasting.

All you have to do is maintaining a proper pattern of eating and fast for a specific period. putting you at ease, intermittent fasting comes with many plans.

Which strategy suits you the best?

16/8 fasting: eat in 8 hours of the day and fast for 16 hours including all night till noon. it may sound scary to fast 16 hours but fast don’t literally mean to go hungry but can consume non-caloric food and beverages. To make it simple, have your dinner as last meal and fast till lunch by skipping breakfast. This method is called  “lean gains protocol” by fitness expert Martin Berkhan. You can add 2-3 meals in the 8 hours eating window. It is the most popular approach to weight loss.

Best Intermittent Fasting diet plan

 7 AM Wake up Black coffee

(Medium cup)

9 AMHydrate yourselfMineral Water
1-2 PM SnackSalads
5-6 PM MealsA lot of calories
8-9 PM Snack Non-caloric drink before bed

5:2 diet: it is a kind of calorie-restricted diet termed as a fast diet, popularised by British journalist Michael Mosley. Eat normally for 5 days and restrict your calorie intake for the rest of two days. The ideal calorie restriction advisable for women and men is 500 and 600 respectively. Confused about what to eat for 500 calories to figure it out here’s a plan!!

BreakfastLow caloric fruit with yogurt48 calories
LunchBowl of vegetable soup105 calories
DinnerMeal283 calories
SnacksHalf a curly wurly57.5 calories

Fast day by day:  alternate fasting help you lose your weight rapidly. All you need to do is have a regular meal one day and say no to a meal the next day. It may prove hard for epicure individuals cause fasting for 24 hours isn’t a piece of cake. But can enjoy noncaloric drinks like green tea, black tea, hint essence water, in short, any natural drink with no added sugar but no solid food is allowed. This method is popularised by fitness expert Brad Pilon. If you’re doing this for weight loss then eat normally during the eating window as you eat without fast.

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Eat normallyFast

(Noncaloric drinks allowed)

Eat normallyFast

(Noncaloric drinks allowed)

Eat normallyFast

(Noncaloric drinks allowed)

Eat normally

 

Eat-fast-eat: make a chain of eating fast eat and again repeat the same one to two times a week. Say for a month your schedule will be eat-fast-eat-eat-fast-eat-eat.  Skip your meal for entirely one day i.e.24 hours from dinner to dinner or lunch to lunch and eat a healthy meal in the next day. It may found easy in the beginning few hours but 24 hours fast is something big so better to initiate it with 14-16 hours fast and progress gradually. Since it seems extreme it is not advisable for beginners. The calorie intake of 500 is allowed in some cases.

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Eat healthilyFast

 

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FastEat healthily Fast

Day-fast and night-feast: if you feel it a herculean task to stay 24 hours without a meal but want to lose weight simultaneously, then this strategy is going to accommodate you. Generally, it is well known under the title “warrior diet” u have just to eat a small portion of food containing raw fruits and veggies in the daytime and end up having a big meal at night.

BreakfastFruit with yogurt
LunchVeggies soup
SnackSalad
DinnerHuge meal

 

Random fasting: following all the regular schedules may be tougher and boring too…. we can gain the benefits even without following a scheduled pattern. we can skip meals randomly whenever you are not really hungry or you may be busy enough to cook, traveling somewhere and didn’t find anything to eat, just go without a meal. Our body doesn’t starve by just skipping meals it already had saved fuel to use the number of the skipped meal is in proportion to the pounds of weight you lose. Consider the ratio of meals you had and meals u skipped to reap the real benefit out of it.

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
BreakfastFastBreakfastBreakfastFastBreakfastFast
LunchLunchLunchFastLunchFastLunch
FastDinnerFastDinnerDinnerDinnerDinner

 

Tips to make your intermittent fasting successful:

  • Intermittent fasting is a time-consuming process and needs your complete dedication. Don’t indulge in some other methods for weight loss. Don’t give up soon, give some time to your body to adapt to the change. Adhere to the diet.
  • At the beginning of fasting, you may feel lethargic and energy less and crave for food. Try some source of energy like noncaloric beverages to curb your cravings.
  • While breaking you’re fast don’t binge on eating. Keep a check on the amount of food your body needs than overeating.
  • Consume protein-rich food and low fat and carbohydrates in your diet.
  • Prefer beverages like water, lime water, coffee, coconut water to keep yourself hydrated. Say no to soda and carbonated drinks with added sugars.
  • Just your on fast doesn’t mean you don’t need workout. Exercise is compulsory.

 

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The Cream of the Sunday Brunch Crop: Chef Pablo Naranjo Agular

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When it comes to food, Mumbai never fails to deliver. The unmatched dynamic duo of ‘Mumbai and Food’ is what the spirit of the city thrives on.

Home to a plethora of both experienced and up and coming Chefs, and both old landmark restaurants and newer hip joints, the City is always buzzing with the promise of a new taste for your palate.

Chef Pablo in action at The A Club, Lower Parel on Sunday, 1st December.

Chef Pablo Naranjo Agular, having gotten his start at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris before agreeing to the big move to Mumbai to work alongside renowned Indian restauranteur and Celebrity Chef ‘Pooja Dhingra’ toward the establishment of “Le 15 café”, the quintessential food haven, has never failed to create quite a stir in the culinary scene of Mumbai. Having traveled extensively across continents in his culinary journey, his experience is unparalleled and his passion and creativity are unmatched.

The manifestation of this fiery passion and noteworthy creativity was evident as the Colombian Chef with a knack for Hindi and a love for pani puri, known for much more than his charming personality, put together a unique Latin American brunch experience which featured homestyle typical Colombian lunch food at ‘The A Club’ in Lower Parel on Sunday Afternoon.

The menu featured signature dishes right from appetizers such as Pan De Yuca and Empanadas to the glorious mains of Huevos Rancheros, the ideal brunch essential featuring eggs with a variety of authentic ingredients such as corn, chorizo, and jalapeños sparking a mouthfeel to die for! The Ceviche de Camarones, a beautiful marriage of textures and flavors between the fresh, zesty, juicy prawns and the creamy mashed potato base set the benchmark very high. Alongside these, the Ropa Vieja (pulled buff/chicken with fried sweet plantain, aliño & rice) and Recalentao (fried rice with refer to beans, sweet banana plantain, tomato concasse, a sunny side up, chorizo & chicharron) impressed just as well. At the end of the dessert course, Chef Pablo left the patrons wanting more. The ‘Moms coffee pudding’ was nothing short of delectable. The ‘Colombian tres leches’ featured an absolutely moist sponge cake that hit all the right spots and marked the perfect end to an even perfect meal.

It’s absolutely awe-inspiring to witness such individuality, artistry and vision from individuals of the likes of Chef Pablo Naranjo Agular. If you don’t want to miss out on such golden opportunities to sample and feast on some of the best in the culinary game, stay hooked to his Instagram and follow up on his stories!

https://www.instagram.com/chefpablonaranjo/?hl=en

Food never disappoints and that’s a promise.

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Dealing With Friendship Conflicts: Friendship Breakups

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Sometimes, having a close friendship can feel as close as family. However, similar to the family, maintaining the relationships takes work and commitment. By doing things together, making memories, spending time with each other, supporting each other, and reciprocating each other, you can surely build a lifelong friendship. When it comes to our physical and mental health, friendship is truly the best medicine for a person. A study showed that having strong social networks and having great friends may lengthen survival in elderly men and women, with best friends being even more likely to increase longevity than close family members.

 

Why Are Friends So Important?

In our Indian Society, people tend to place more emphasis on romantic relationships. We think that just finding that right person, be it a boy or a girl, will make you happy and fulfilled but research shows that friends are actually even more important to our psychological welfare than having a life partner. In my opinion, friends bring more happiness into our lives than virtually anything else.

Good friends relieve mental stress, provide you comfort and joy, and prevent loneliness and isolation when you feel it. Lack of good social connection may lead to a sedentary lifestyle. Friends are even tied to longevity.

But close friendships don’t just happen easily, many of us struggle to meet people and develop quality connections with them ( If you have one, never lose that person ever in your life). Whatever be your age or the circumstances, it’s never late to make new friends, reconnecting with old ones, and greatly improve your social life, emotional health, and overall well-being. Go out, find people with common interests, spend time with people, I believe you will surely find that one person.

What Makes A Friendship Break Up?

It can happen that a few times, something in life can cause you to lose friends, and you can’t do anything about it. Circumstances like having new friends, moving far, new family obligations (think marriage/kids), or maybe even work-related issues that can cause you to socialize less often with your friends.

Another reason why you might break up with your friend is unresolved conflicts between you and your friend. One of you did something and refused to apologize Or maybe you just disagree on whose fault it is. Sometimes, it’s plain jealousy between friends or the feeling of getting less priority and time from each other, is that you start to have less and less in common. You both feel less and less of a drive to hang out or take another person and their efforts for granted.

There is sometimes a difference between how much “space” you both need in the friendship and how much the other person wants from you. If they’re too different, it can be tough to maintain that friendship. One friend might want to share a lot of activities and maybe share all their secrets, while the other one wants to be less involved with that person.

 

For Better Friendships, Try To Be A Better Friend Yourself

Friendships take time to form and even more, it takes a lot of time to deepen, so you should always nurture that new connection and try to maintain it, as differences come in every relationship but it depends on how you tackle with it. If you try to avoid it or just don’t take it seriously, you are surely going to lose the friendship soon. Try to understand the other person and their expectations and even if you can’t fulfill it, you can always make that person understand it rather than doing nothing.

Treat your friend or actually everyone just as you want them to treat you. Be reliable, thoughtful, trustworthy, and willing to share yourself and your time with each other. Always listen to and support your friend just as you want them to listen to and support you whenever you need them.

Understand that you’re both unique individuals so your friendship probably won’t develop exactly as you expect to, no one is perfect and every friend will make mistakes but you should learn to forget and forgive. According to me, no friendship develops smoothly so when there’s a bump in the road, try to find a way from the side to overcome the problem and move on. It will often deepen the bond between both of you.

Deal With Friendship Conflicts, It’s Worth The Temporary Pain

Managing conflicts in a friendship is a vital skill that everyone should have because it’s the best of friendships that are likely to hit a bump in the road as I said previously. If you don’t resolve the conflict, you might lose that very dear friend.

Whether it’s between you and someone else, or even if between two of your friends, try and resolve conflicts without too much judgment, it is the best thing to do. The key to that is to take each person’s perspective into consideration, that’s very important. Each person needs to share how they see the conflict, from their own place rather than just listening to another person.

Once everyone shares their own perspective, each one can at least see some validity in their friends’ grievance. You should always “get” why the other person did what they did.

After that, you want each person to see that the other person didn’t intentionally hurt them, you need them to see how the friendship is more important than that one incident for the conflict. That’s how they see the bigger picture, apologize to each other and move on mutually.

I hope and also know that everyone has that one special and the most important person in their life and having distances can hurt both of you. In the end, I would say that always try to maintain the relationships and even if you don’t feel responsible for the problems, have temporary pain and try to apologize because in the long term you will always regret the decision to be apart and miss each other and that pain will surely be more painful.

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More Than 2 Eggs/Day Deadly For Heart: Study

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Are eggs good or bad for you? – It’s been in talks for years. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, the study tracked the health and lifestyle habits of nearly 30,000 adults in the US for as long as 31 years. Based on recent reports, eating more than two eggs daily can increase the risk of death and developing cardiovascular diseases.

The right kind of food with balanced nutrition can make or break your workout routine and possibly affect the desired results. So what to munch on? Quality carbohydrates are important pre-workout and lean proteins post-workout, according to experts.

An average-sized egg contains about 6 to7 grams of protein, high in nutrients and is especially weight loss friendly. Despite its healthful note, eggs have high cholesterol levels have made a questionable dietary choice for years. Because of high in cholesterol results also high in saturated fats, and it’s those saturated fats that cause an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

But, according to Katherine Tucker, Professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell in the US, It was found that the cholesterol in eggs, when consumed in large quantities, is associated with ill health effects.

One large egg contains nearly 200 milligrams of cholesterol, roughly the same amount as an eight-ounce steak, according to the US Department of Agriculture.

According to researchers, consuming more than 300 milligrams of cholesterol per day is associated with a 17% higher risk of cardiovascular disease and an 18% higher risk of death.

According to Katherine Tucker, eating several eggs in a week is reasonable but she recommends people to avoid eating three eggs omelettes every day as balancing and moderation is very important in nutrition.

It should be noted that eating too much of one thing leaves less room in the diet for other foods that may have more health benefit. Anything excess is harmful.

 

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7 different types of Yoga and their health benefits

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Yoga means union.  Body, mind, and spirit are the three words associated with yoga. It has different body postures, meditation, and controlled breathing which helps to live a healthy lifestyle.

With fast moving and digital world, people have discovered a number of health benefits connected with yoga. It is not just about working out, it’s about a healthy lifestyle.

The famous Yogi, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev calls yoga “an expression of life, He further says, “Yoga essentially means finding the keys to the nature of the existence.”

The founder of Yoga, Patanjali said, “Sthiram sukham asanam.” It means that a posture that seems firm and comfortable is your asana. It is a preparatory step in the practice of yoga.

What are the health benefits of Yoga?

The following health benefits of yoga will help you to explain why so many people find yoga so addictive.

  1. Improves flexibility, strength, and posture

Practising yoga daily will help you to stretch and tone your body muscles.
It can be practised at all levels of your ability, and this is the beauty of the yoga.
Practising certain yoga asanas will help you in improving your postures. You will look both confident and healthy.

  1. Weight Loss

An everyday gentle yoga practice will fuel the metabolic system and will help burn fat, leading to weight loss. It also helps to avoid overeating which reduces levels of cortisol, the hormone that is released in response to stress and low blood-glucose concentration.

  1. Be happier

Practising different yoga poses in your daily routine will make you emotionally stronger and happier person. According to the recent survey, practising regular yoga and meditation results in higher serotonin levels (the happiness hormone). A mind that is relaxed, happy and content is better able to deal with sensitive relationship matters and therefore improves your relationships.

  1. Improve Concentration

Early morning yoga practice will help you to be more motivated. Motivation helps you to build concentration in your mind which in return will help you in professional and personal life. Yoga calms your mind and makes you more mentally relaxed.

  1. Breathe better

Yoga plays a very prominent role in respect of controlled breathing. Pranayama, yoga breathing techniques focus on trying to slow down the breath and on breathing fully from the pit of your stomach to the top of your lungs.

What are the different faces of yoga?

There are different faces of yoga you can practice according to your lifestyles such as hot yoga, power yoga, relaxation yoga, prenatal yoga, and many more.

Yoga has every style for you regardless of your fitness level, fat percentage, or health history.

  • If you’re a yoga beginner, hatha yoga would be great for you. It focuses on basic postures at a comfortable pace.
  • If you’re ready for a deeper practice, Bikram also called “hot yoga” may be perfect for you. In this face of yoga, the room temperature is set to around 105 degrees Fahrenheit, resulting in greater elimination of toxins from the body through the increased production of sweat.
  • Power yoga is  right for the person who wants to increase strength through using more of your own body’s resistance,
  • Iyengar yoga- This face of yoga was founded by renowned B.K.S. Iyengar, This form of yoga is suitable for those who want to work on injuries and joint problems.
  • Kundalini yoga- It is one of those mysterious yoga practices that is as spiritual as it is physical. This form is physically demanding and mentally challenging and involves a lot of meditation, chanting, mudras and breathing exercises.
  • Vinyasa yoga is an offshoot of Ashtanga and also involves a number of athletic yoga postures and each movement is coordinated with one’s breath. This is also a very physically demanding practice.
  • The person who is not into too much hectic activity, Yin yoga is just the practice for you. This slow-paced style lets you hold poses for a longer time. It also focuses on spirituality, inner peace, and relaxation.

Yoga ultimately helps to improve health, increase happiness and building stronger relationships both in professional and personal life. Adding yoga in your daily life is the best choice one can make to improve life.

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