The Best Junk Foods You Can Eat for Weight Loss

Who would think that indulging in your favorite foods could result in a slimmer waistline? These yummy tasting foods aren’t necessarily healthy, but they’re great alternatives to your normal indulgent treats and they won’t thwart your weight loss efforts. If you’re looking for Valentine’s Day gifts for someone who’s watching their weight, consider a basket with these treats.

Froot Loops are deliciously sweet and perfectly okay to eat once in a while while dieting. They’re not a health food (despite the fruit on the box), but they don’t have a horrible fiber-to-sugar ratio and they’re not packed with calories, either. Froot Loops can be a great, low-cal dessert.

Need something to dip your baked potato chips or veggies into? Black bean dip is a great option that tastes indulgent while being pretty healthy. Look for one that’s made with only beans and veggies. The fewer additives and extra ingredients, the better.

Bagel Bites by Ore-Ida only have 200 calories in a four-piece serving. There are far worse things that you could eat than pizza while dieting, and by having these bites, you avoid gobbling down a whole pie.

Thought you had to forgo French fries until you hit your ideal weight? No way! Ore-Ida’s steak fries have less than half the calories you’d get in a regular order of fast food fries. Snack away!

There’s no reason why you can’t enjoy food and lose weight at the same time, too! Also, a healthy, balanced diet should always include good-for-you fats, fruits, veggies and whole grains.

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Blogging as my Source of Income but Said Goodbye to one of my Blogs

Blogging has been my source of income for the past 5 years. There were years, I got many opportunities that, I was able to buy things that I never imagined to get through blogging. But there was also year that income in blogging wasn’t good enough. I must say, last year wasn’t fine because I received low income but still thankful despite of.

Few days ago, I let go one of my blogs. This blog was about home management. It was live only for a year and didn’t receive much compensation. If you’re into blogging, you should give time and update your blog as much as you can. I realized I neglected my home blog. For a year, I only made less than 20 posts.

For a year of running, my home blog received one task and I was happy for that. Well, to cut the story short, I said goodbye to this blog because as I said, income last year wasn’t good at all. I don’t have money to pay for the renewal of domain in godaddy. As we all know, godaddy already removed renewal coupon. If there is coupon available, it would be a great help. It’s hard for me to let go any of my blogs but it would be shamed on my part if the blog is running but not able to manage it. I think better that way, and besides, I still have 5 blogs.I should focus on that If I really wanted to earn in this stuff.

I hope 2015 would be a great year not just for me but all the bloggers around the world. I’m praying for more opps because I consider blogging as my number 1 source of income.

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Troubleshooting the Thermostat

Your home is a place where you want to stay comfortable whether it’s hot or cold outside. One of the ways that you can make sure your home is as comfortable as possible is by keeping the thermostat at one temperature. You can adjust it slightly through the year as the seasons change, but try to keep it as constant as possible. This can help save money on your electric bill, especially if the heat or air isn’t turning off and on at all times. 

If you suspect that there are problems with the thermostat, there are some ways that you can check it before calling a company to come to the home. One of the common problems that you might see with a thermostat is when it won’t turn on or off. A fuse might be blown, or there might be something with the switch that won’t let the unit come on like normal. Check all of the wires to make sure there isn’t anything that is loose. Dust can build on the unit, making it not operate properly. Change the filters frequently to ensure that there is a proper airflow in the system. If you can’t determine what is wrong with the unit, then consider changing the thermostat. Click here for other ideas on common issues. 

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Kyowa Electric Oven – KW-3307 and Features

Last time I shared our newly purchased Kyowa electric oven (thanks to my niece). Anyway, It was still in the box when i showed it last time. So here it is our new Kyowa electric oven model KW-3307.

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18 liters capacity

Bake, roast and toast

With rotisseri function

Durable stainless steel body

60-minute timer with bell alarm

Temperature and heater control switch

Removable tray for easy cleaning

Large and see-through heat resistant glass window

With baking accessories for convenient cooking experience

Accessories include are:

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Bake pan, Bake rack, Rotisserie spits,  rotisserie handle

Bake pan support

It has function knob that allow to select heater setting for a variety of cooking needs

Upper / lower heating elements ideal for cooking cakes and pastries

Upper + lower heating elements ideal for cooking breads and pizza

Rotisserie and heating elements ideal for cooking and roasting whole chickens, pork chops, loins, and more.

* I already used this oven and baked banana loaf bread, I will share my experience using this mini electric oven next time. Anyway, maybe some of you already read this post in my other blog. I just copied this post from that blog and will copy also other entries. My other blog is expiring this month and i don’t have planned of renewing it. Renewal fee is a bit expensive compared before and since the blog doesn’t receive compensation, i think I need to close it already.

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