3 Things To Do To Keep Weight Off After The Diet

If you have been on a diet, you know that keeping weight off after the diet is over is a real challenge. The are are three things you need to know and do to return to your "before diet" weight.

It is important to know that you should not spend too long on any diet. If you do, you may experience metabolic slowdown and metabolic slowdown means fat accumulation. So it is advisable to diet for a couple of weeks and then stop and take a break, so you can change the pattern. This will shake up your metabolism. In this time you can eat what you like but be careful. Here is how to eat after your diet is over:

1. If you decided to stop dieting and want to go back to the way you were eating before the diet, you will just go back to your "before diet" weight. You do not want to sabotage your weight loss effort! So, it is very important to permanently change your eating habits. This means to set up a couple of rules like eating sweet, salty and fatty foods in the first half of the day when your metabolism is faster and balance them with raw vegetables, protein and water.

Many dieters find it difficult to start eat regular foods after the diet. They are afraid to harm their new body. This will not happen to you as long as you stay in the right calorie range. Remember an active woman, who just lost some weight, needs about 1.800 calories per day. For a man this number is about 2.000 calories per day. An active post-dieter is the person who exercises at least twice a week. Sticking with your exercise plan will help you to keep your metabolism fast. It is known that exercise is one of the main indicators of whether individual individual will regain weight or not.

2. For many people counting calories is hard. If you do not want to count calories, keep track of fat intake. The reason for this is that fat has 9 calories per gram and is easily hidden. As a result you may consume a lot of calories from 'hidden' fat. A good example is chocolate. Two 100 gr. chocolate bars can have different number of calories and different amount of fat in them. One with 45% cacao, for example, can have 550 calories and 38 gr. fat and the other with 55% cacao can have 511 calories and 33 gr. of fat. So, which one you choose?

3. After the diet is over it is good to continue to eat small potions. Small portions promote efficient digestion, so it is advisable to eat less at one meal and if you feel hungry eat every 3 hours. Do not be afraid to snack. Digestive process needs 2 to 3 hours to process your food. So, if you feel hungry it is better to snack and not to wait until the dinner.

Snacking is a science in itself. If you eat a chocolate bar, you will damage your weight loss effort, because real soon you will get hungry again. But, if you choose an apple, you will promote your weight loss results, because an apple has the ability to keep your appetite away for a couple of hours.

Any diet must have the beginning and the end. Plan your weight loss diet exit very carefully.

New Flooring for National Home Improvement Month

May is National Home Improvement Month. The National Association of the Remodeling Industry celebrates this busy and exciting time of year by offering homeowners tips and advice to help them get started on their remodeling project. Here are some additional tips about flooring for those looking to enhance their home's decor this month.

For an easy way to refresh tired rooms and boost the value of your home, look down. Flooring may not be the first thing one thinks of when looking for a quick upgrade, but new carpeting or flooring can give your home incredible, brand new appeal. Whether looking to invest in new carpeting, laminate, vinyl, hardwood or other material – updated flooring is a great way to totally breathe new life into the look and style of the home. For a big impact and increased value, make sure new flooring is at the top of the list for possible home renovations.

No one wants to spend money on the home they are getting ready to sell, but it can be serious in order to sell the house quickly and for an optimal price. The good news for homeowners and realtors is that there are so many styles to choose from and carpet professionals know the best looks to help sell a home. They can be the link between clean, fresh carpets and a reasonable price point.

So, for homes with old or stolen carpet, carpet replacement or new flooring installation should have considered before putting it on the market. Or, for homeowners not looking to sell their home anytime soon, new flooring is a great way to instantly update the overall look and feel of the home and give it a brand new style. Stained or dated carpet can not only be a huge turnoff to potential buyers but company and visitors alike. And fresh, new carpet or flooring is even more important when selling an empty property, since that is all buyers see in an empty room. There's no hiding cracked linoleum or pet-stained carpet.

Consider upgrading outdated flooring patterns with fresh laminate or vinyl. Many professional home remodelers are now incorporating non-traditional geometric shapes , rather than the standard squares and rectangle tiling in newer homes. Totally remodeling an older home with new flooring is the best way to give it the coveted combination of old and new. Tell a creative story and add new texture and definition to any room in the home with a variety of styles and textures.

The style possibilities are endless! Take an 'OK' home and make it a 'wow' home in one step; new flooring.

Real Estate Investment Outlook

Although it appears to have been mainly technical factors that triggered the correction in the stock market, inflation concerns have been the major cause for plummeting stock market prices. We have outlined such a scenario of inflation and its impact on real estate investments.

Indeed, the difference between current and trend economic growth is moving close to zero, rising labor demand is putting upward pressure on wages and salaries, but it is still far from a strong acceleration in inflation rates. Meanwhile, the recommendation by the US Department of Commerce in its investigation to restrict aluminum and steel imports on national security grounds is a reminder that the risk of escalating trade tension has a significant impact on real estate investments.

We are not suggesting that the probabilities of risks have risen substantially in light of these events. However, we argue that higher volatility combined with uncertainties about the future uncertain outlook for US trade policy is not an environment where we should risk everything on one endeavor, but rather seek returns by pursuing opportunities in the real estate market.

It would be more than natural that unjustified price appreciations will be corrected over time. Some observers believe that rising inflation may have played a prominent role in the recent stock market sell-off. However, higher inflation points to an overheating economy and rising wages could lower profit margins. Neither case obviously applies at the current time. However, historical evidence shows that periods when inflation begins to rise often create volatility in real estate markets and, on average, returns are meager. Finally yet importantly, higher interest rates could hit real estate prices if they reflect rising risk. Higher interest rates should be less relevant if they result from higher growth.

For now, we expect the implications of rising interest rates on the real estate outlook to be limited. A more persistent significant decline in real estate prices could, however, be associated with somewhat slower growth, either because the economy anticipates a slowdown, or because economic decline itself dampens growth.

The impact of rising interest rates on growth also depends on the factors that pushed up interest rates. The rise in interest rates could be the consequence of stronger growth momentum, in which case the economic fallout is understandably limited. However, if higher interest rates reflect rising risks, for instance, then growth may well suffer more significantly. Financial conditions remain very loose and interest rates relatively low. This should continue to support economic growth.

Therefore, we are keeping our scenario of sustained economic growth: (1) higher world economic activity, (2) rising fixed capital formation, (3) a very gradual adjustment of monetary policy in the US. We acknowledge the risks from higher protectionism, as recent announcements are a reminder that trade frictions could escalate significantly. At this point, it remains to be seen what action the US will take and how other countries may respond.

Since the beginning of the Great Recession in 2008, most have averted the specter of deflation by deploying conventional and – even more importantly – unconventional measures of monetary policy. Inflation in the US averaged around 1.5%, with a dispersion of -2% in mid 2009 to approximately 3.8% in late 2011. Currently, US consumer price inflation stands at 2.1%.

In the US, the government is embarking on a path of fiscal stimulus, and more trade tariffs and trade friction may push inflation higher. However, several factors are keeping underlying inflationary pressure contained for now, including still-cautious wage bargaining behavior by households, price setting by firms and compositional changes in the labor market. In addition, the recent readings have likely overstated current price trends,( the surprising weakness in inflation in 2017). Outside the US, wage and price trends have not changed much in recent months.

Against this backdrop, we do not foresee any surprises over the course of 2018. The Fed is expected to gradually lift rates with caution depending on the tightness of the US labor market, the evidence of accelerating wage dynamics and the potential impact of higher financial market volatility on economic growth.

In addition, a tax policy that fosters the competitiveness of Corporate America and attracts direct foreign investments, helping to raise the potential growth rate of US, should also be supportive for the greenback. At the same time, there are as many factors pointing to a glorious future for real estate markets

According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the current probability of recession for the US economy stands at around 4%, moving to approximately 10% at the end of 2018. In our view, the gradual tightening of monetary policy, limited inflation expectations and cautious investment demand, will keep real interest rates relatively low. Therefore, we prefer real estate investments in 2018.

5 Fun Things To Do On A Ski Vacation Besides Skiing

Skiing is one of the most popular winter activities for good reasons. It offers up a chance to take in the fresh mountain air and scenic views while screaming down snowy hills and pine trees. Unfortunately, the same weather that dumps inches of fresh snow to allow you to ski in the first place, can also cause dangerous weather conditions that may close the skiing parks and keep you off of the slopes. Don’t worry though, there are many other activities to partake in besides skiing. Here are 5 fun things to do on a ski vacation besides skiing.

1. Apr├ęs Ski

The word stands for “after skiing” and generally means relaxing with friends after a long day on the slopes. However, you don’t need to have gone skiing all day to partake in this fun activity. If you can’t make it up the mountain stay indoors and enjoy some craft beers, wine, and food with friends and family.

2. Stay inside and watch movies

One of life’s great pleasures is staying cozy by a warm fire while a blizzard rages outside. Don’t let bad weather get you down, stay inside and enjoy a relaxing evening enjoying the amenities of your lodging. Cook a nice dinner, enjoy some wine, put on a movie you’ve been wanting to see, or simply lay back on the couch with a good book.

3. Hot tubbing and spa

If your lodging has a hot tub or spa, rest your muscles and recover after a long ski weekend. Spending day after day skiing can wear out even the most seasoned enthusiast. It is advised to take a break every 2 to 3 days and rest up. This is the perfect time to take advantage of your lodgings extra amenities or take a trip into town for a day at the spa. Your body will thank you.

4. Snow Shoeing

Snow shoeing is a great way to get exercise and participate in activities outdoors when you can’t or don’t want to go skiing. To snow shoe you put on what looks like tennis rackets on your boots. These displace the weight over a wide area of snow and allow you to walk solidly on even freshly fallen snow. It provides a less strenuous walk along with the sensation of gliding over the snow. Even if the snow is falling heavily outside you can participate in this activity and go for hikes near town.

5. Snow Tubing

Perhaps you can’t ski or are recovering from an injury. Snow tubing is a great way to enjoy nature in a fun and exciting way. Snow tubing requires you to grab ahold of an inner tube and slide down a mountain side much like sledding. There are even makeshift tubing parks with lanes, racing activities, and obstacle courses. However, even the basics will get anyone’s heart rate going.

Don’t feel pressured to only ski during your mountain excursion. Take advantage of all the other activities at your disposal and enjoy yourself.