Friday, February 7, 2020

TikTok to offer curated content, safe for commercials

TikTok and Douyin amassed a combined 740 million downloads last year, overtaking Facebook and Messenger to become the world’s second most downloaded app behind WhatsApp. TikTok is reportedly looking at luring advertisers by launching a new feed that would include curated content from TikTok users or original videos created by professional publishers, mimicking rival Snap that has a specific channel that supports video advertisements. TikTok’s efforts may placate the concerns of brands and advertising agencies that worry their commercials could run alongside distressing or even illegal user-generated content on the platform. TikTok was also thinking about allowing users to shop directly from links embedded in brand advertising. Besides competition, another major challenge facing TikTok is the resistance shown by US lawmakers over privacy and security issues.

Source: https://www.techinasia.com/tiktok-overtakes-facebook-world-downloaded-app

Friday, May 17, 2019

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

How to track your spending


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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

5 steps to reduce cravings


An unexpected overpowering want for chocolate or a pack of chips — desires can spring up out of the blue and be adverse to weight reduction. Be that as it may, there are both physiological and mental purposes for them. The uplifting news is there are a lot of approaches to oversee longings.

Keep on track and achieve your well-being objectives with these five hints for limiting longings:


1 - PURSUE A MEAL PLAN 

Very much adjusted dinners wealthy in fiber, astounding protein and solid fats are bound to keep you fulfilled, which means you'll be more averse to go after an undesirable tidbit. That is the reason dinner arranging is an incredible instrument. Recognizing what you will eat early can likewise diminish pressure, which is a critical factor in weight reduction.





2 - INCREMENT PROTEIN AND FAT 

Protein requires more work for the body to process, abandoning you feeling full more. Besides, since protein and fat moderate the ingestion of sugar amid a dinner, eating nourishments wealthy in both macronutrients can balance out glucose and moderate desires. Take a stab at joining more sustenances like salmon, fish, eggs, nuts and full-fat Greek yogurt into your eating routine.


3 - UP YOUR FIBER INTAKE 

Dietary fiber moderates the rate at which nourishment enters your circulation system and builds the speed at which sustenance leaves your body. This procedure holds your glucose levels within proper limits, diminishes your craving and makes a feeling of totality for a more drawn out timeframe.




Fiber is available in most plant-based sustenances, for example, entire grains, beans, organic products, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Here are a couple of basic approaches to expand fiber utilization:

  • Have a go at building up on veggies (particularly the cruciferous ones). 
  • Include a tablespoon or two of ground flax or chia seeds to suppers and bites. 
  • Settle on high-fiber organic product like raspberries, blackberries, apples and pears day by day. 


4 - PRACTICE MINDFULNESS 

Surrendering to longings tends to be seen as negative, yet it's not generally the primary the issue. Or maybe, an imperative thing to ask yourself is how are you getting a charge out of the sustenances you pine for? Setting aside the effort to plate your nourishment, take a seat at the table and enjoy each nibble can help avoid indulging. In the event that you need to get familiar with eating naturally, this basic instrument can help with longings.

5 - HAVE A SMART KITCHEN SETUP 

Being key with how you sort out your kitchen can have a major effect on eating designs. In the event that you buy nourishments as intermittent treats, place them in dark holders on the most astounding rack in your wash room or cupboards so they're out of visual perception. On the other hand, keep sound nourishments like crisp foods grown from the ground on simple to-reach retires in your refrigerator or on your counter. That way, you'll be bound to go after them first.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Your Guide to Eating Out Healthy

A woman sits at a restaurant studying the menu with furrowed brow. She has begun an exercise routine and knows that her frequent meals out could slow her weight loss results if she wasn’t careful.

When the waiter comes she is still deep in thought over what to order. “What can I get for you?” he asks with a smile. She looks up and frowns, no closer to arriving at a decision. On a whim she blurts out, “I’m trying to eat healthy but I have no idea what to order. What do you think I should eat?”

The young waiter looks startled but quickly rattles off his idea of a healthy meal. “The eggplant and roasted pepper pasta is filled with vegetables. You could get that with a salad.”

The woman smiles. Yes, vegetables do sound healthy. So she orders the veggie pasta with a side salad and a diet soda, then sits back to enjoy a few slices of bread.

That’s a true story. Not surprisingly the woman was unable to lose weight even though she was exercising regularly.

It is said that 80% of your weight loss results are derived from diet, and the remaining 20% from exercise—so you can see how important it is for you to stick with a healthy eating plan.

Here’s Your Guide to Eating Out Healthy…

Appetizers: Appetizers are a great way to start out a leisurely meal, but can also quickly derail your good intentions.

Don’t Order:
Anything fried. Fried foods are a favorite but will do damage that even the most intense workout won’t undo.
Creamy dips. These are filled with fat and usually come with something fried to dip in it.
Bread. It comes smothered in cheese or seeped in butter, and even when it’s plain it fills you up with more carbohydrates than your body needs.

Do Order:
Green salad. Ask for very light dressing and no croutons.
Antipasto. A plate of thinly sliced meats, olives and cheese will start you off with some protein.
Lettuce wraps. These are delicious, protein-filled and low in carbs.

Beverages: Calories in drinks are sneaky because they don’t fill you up. This means that you end up taking in far more calories than you bargained for.

Don’t Order
Regular or diet soda. On one hand you’re drinking corn syrup through a straw, on the other you’re drinking chemicals that cause you to crave sweets. It’s a no-win situation.
Sweet cocktails. Many restaurants are advertising sweet cocktails –resist the urge. Sugar plus alcohol equals loads of unneeded calories.
Sweetened tea. You may feel righteous for ordering iced tea, but if it’s sweetened then you may as well be drinking fully loaded soda.

Do Order
Water. Don’t laugh! Water is the best beverage of all.
Unsweetened iced tea. Don’t ruin it by adding that packet of sugar. Learn to enjoy the natural sweetness to the tea.
Red wine. Stick to one glass, and drink responsibly.

Entrees: This is where the real damage is done. When you order something carb-loaded you leave the restaurant feeling heavy and lethargic—you may not even realize this until you start eating better and experience the light, energetic way you’ll feel after eating a healthy meal.

Don’t Order
Pasta. I don’t care if it comes with red sauce or white sauce, meat or veggies. If you’re trying to lose weight and maintain a lean body then don’t order a plate of pasta.
Pizza. Another dish that has far more carbohydrates than you need. If you’re craving the pizza toppings then simply order those over a salad.
Burgers. If you really want a burger then ditch the bun and the fries, and have your patty wrapped in lettuce.

Do Order:
Lean meat with vegetables. Fish, steak, chicken, take your pick and pair it with green vegetables.
Salad with protein. Ask for very light dressing and make sure you have a nice piece of protein on it.
Soup and salad. Stick with broth-based soups that contain protein and pass on the breadsticks.