• ‘Significant’ levels of Poo bacteria found in ice at McDonald’s, KFC and Burger King

    More poo in your drinks!

    • Ice samples from KFC, Burger King and McDonald’s shown to be contaminated
    • The ice was sampled at 10 branches of each of the chains – 30 outlets in total
    • Caused by staff not washing their hands thoroughly after going to the toilet

    FFS again  I hear you say! Yes that’s right, after BBC exposed our coffee gains for having Faecal bacteria, now they have examined the 3 most popular fast food restaurant.

    Would you like poo-ice with that? Or some shitty water with that cheat meal?

    We’re sorry to inform you all that the BBC’s Watchdog show has found traces of faecal matter in the ice of randomly-selected branches of KFC, Burger King and McDonald’s.

    The show’s investigators checked for coliforms in the drinking water and ice at three branches of McDonald’s, six samples from Burger King, and seven branches of KFC.

    There should be zero levels of the bacteria in drinking water.

    But – disgustingly – four of the samples of ice from Burger King and five from KFC were found to have ‘significant’ levels of coliforms.

    An expert described the revelation as ‘extremely worrying’. Remember that the acceptable levels are ZERO!!!!

    As you can imagine, each of the fast food giants involved were quick to respond to Watchdog’s findings.

    KFC shut down the ice machines in question in order to conduct its own inspection, and said it had ‘reinforced the importance of adhering to our strict procedures to all employees’.

    A spokesman said: ‘We are awaiting the results of independent testing of the ice that will confirm they are back up to the standards we expect.’

    ‘To reassure customers we have also inspected and cleaned the ice machines in all other restaurants across the UK.’

    Similarly, Burger King promised to emphasise standards and training procedures for employees.

    And McDonald’s said they would be ‘happy to work with relevant industry bodies on ensuring a standard for ice contamination’.

    So guys, what do you think? Not only are theses places making our population fatter with food containing “shit” load of empty calories from fat to sugars and now people have to worry about drink Poo bacteria in their iced drink! So much for that cheat meal!!

  • Fit to FaT to Fit

    Hey guys its Danny from from Smart & Fit, as you guys know i’m a personal fitness trainer, and i spent most my life as an obese person. I have now spent several years as a fit person (abs, muscle and all).

    To help me remember what challenges the average person goes through to get to fit i’ll be undertake the an extreme weight-loss experiment: by forcing myself to gain weight, that’s right. I’ll be putting on 10 KG of pure fat and not exercising at all so that i can once again understand the struggles of my clients and the average person.During the weight gain process, i will document the radical effects of watching my healthy body deteriorate. Everything from my mental stability and physical energy to my personal relationships will be challenged. After four weeks of gaining weight under medical supervision, i’ll show you guys how to lose all the fat and get back to fit again!

    So let’s get this so on the road!!

    #fit2fat2fit
    #smartandfit
    #smartandfitclub
    #transformation

    Week 3

    Just finished week 3 training,  and we are down 0.7 kg of fat, so the fat loss has slowed down a bit. its time to make some changes! 🙂

    Week 1

    Just finished First week of Training! Weigh went well, I’m down 3.6kg!! A Great start and already feeling the difference! so happy to be training again!

    Week 2

    Just finished second week of Training! Just weighed in, and I’m down 1.2kg!!  Excellent!!! lets keep this momentum going and  beat week 3!

  • Killing Floor 2 just got a lot harder with this weekly challenge mode

    With last week’s ludicrous big-head mode still on our minds, the new Killing Floor 2 Weekly Outbreak is a little less lighthearted. You’ll fight an insane amount of Fleshpounds in the “Poundemonium” Outbreak, but they’re not all created equal.

    Via Tripwire: “The mode has two new zeds—a Quarter Pound which is a mini Fleshpound, which behaves differently than a regular Fleshpound. They have less health, are in much higher numbers, and move much faster than a regular Fleshpound. The other is a King Fleshpound, which is the ‘big daddy’ of all Fleshpounds. He has a new attack and is the boss for this mode. The chest beam attack is something he uses when he gets really pissed and the player is too far for his melee to hit his target. The beam attack does a lot of damage, the best way to dodge is to get behind cover or crouch, which will have the beam fly over your head.”

    Tripwire says to expect “a lot, and I mean a lot of both Quarter Pounds and regular Fleshpounds mixed with lower level supporting zeds,” with the King Fleshpound replacing KF2’s standard bosses. No problem, right?

    On top of that, Weekly Outbreaks have to be completed on ‘Suicidal’ difficulty, so good luck surviving wave after wave of KF2’s toughest zed. Complete the ‘Poundemonium’ challenge, and you’ll earn a unique cosmetic item called the Fleshpound Visor.

    This is one of several time-limited challenges running until August, as Tripwire creative director Bill Munk announced at the PC Gaming Show last month at E3.

    Here’s the rest of the schedule:

    July 18 – Up, Up and Decay – Try to make ninety-nine Zed balloons.

    Shooting Zeds in this outbreak will cause them to inflate like balloons, even to the point of floating away and popping!

    July 25 – Zed Time – All the Zed Time in the world.

    Ever think that life is passing you by? Not in this outbreak! You’ll be in Zed Time any time you’re near a Zed.

    August 1 – Beefcake – Bigger they are, harder you fall.

    In this outbreak, Zeds increase their health, size, and reach when they hit players or are affected by certain Zed abilities.

    August 8 – Boom – Zeds under pressure; may explode.

    Maybe it was something they ate? Bad gas? Whatever it was, Zeds explode when killed in this outbreak.

  • Drinking coffee reduces risk of death from all causes and increase life span? New study findings

    People who drink around three cups of coffee a day may live longer than non-coffee drinkers, a landmark study has found.

    The findings come from the largest study of its kind, in which scientists analysed data from more than half a million people across 10 European countries, including the UK, to explore the effect of coffee consumption on risk of mortality.

    Researchers from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and Imperial College London found that higher levels of coffee consumption were associated with a reduced risk of death from all causes, particularly from circulatory diseases and diseases related to the digestive tract.

    Coffee is one of the world’s most commonly consumed beverages, with an estimated 2.25 billion cups drank around the world each day. It contains a number of compounds which can interact with the body, including caffeine, diterpenes and antioxidants, and the ratios of these compounds can be affected by the variety of methods used to prepare coffee.

    Previous studies looking for a link between coffee consumption and health outcomes have revealed conflicting results, however, large studies in both the US and Japan have since revealed a potential beneficial effect of drinking coffee on risk of death from all causes.

    In the latest study, published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers have carried out the largest analysis of the effects of coffee-drinking in a European population – where coffee consumption and preparation methods vary, from an espresso in Italy, to a cappuccino in the UK – finding a similar association between consumption and mortality.

    “We found that higher coffee consumption was associated with a lower risk of death from any cause, and specifically for circulatory diseases, and digestive diseases,” said lead author Dr Marc Gunter of the IARC and formerly at Imperial’s School of Public Health. “Importantly, these results were similar across all of the 10 European countries, with variable coffee drinking habits and customs. Our study also offers important insights into the possible mechanisms for the beneficial health effects of coffee.”

    Coffee consumption

    Using data from the EPIC study (European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition), the group analysed data from 521,330 people from over the age of 35 from 10 EU countries, including the UK, France, Denmark and Italy. People’s diets were assessed using questionnaires and interviews, with the highest level of coffee consumption (by volume) reported in Denmark (900 mL per day) and lowest in Italy (approximately 92 mL per day). Those who drank more coffee were also more likely to be younger, to be smokers, drinkers, eat more meat and less fruit and veg.

    An estimated 2.25 billion cups of coffee are drank around the world each day

    After 16 years of follow up, almost 42,000 people in the study had died from a range of conditions including cancer, circulatory diseases, heart failure and stroke. Following careful statistical adjustments for lifestyle factors such as diet and smoking, the researchers found that the group with the highest consumption of coffee had a lower risk for all-causes of death, compared to those who did not drink coffee.

    They found that decaffeinated coffee had a similar effect. However, consumption of caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee is not simple to separate, as they could not exclude that decaffeinated coffee drinkers may have been consuming caffeinated coffee as well in different periods of their life.

    In a subset of 14,000 people, they also analysed metabolic biomarkers, and found that coffee drinkers may have healthier livers overall and better glucose control than non-coffee drinkers.

    “We found that drinking more coffee was associated with a more favourable liver function profile and immune response,” explained Dr Gunter. “This, along with the consistency of the results with other studies in the U.S. and Japan gives us greater confidence that coffee may have beneficial health effects.”

    According to the group, more research is needed to find out which of the compounds in coffee may be giving a protective effect or potentially benefiting health. Other avenues of research to explore could include intervention studies, looking at the effect of coffee drinking on health outcomes.

    Professor Elio Riboli, head of the School of Public Health at Imperial, who established the EPIC study, said: “These findings add to a growing body of evidence which indicates that drinking coffee not only is safe, but it may actually have a protective health effect for people. While further research is needed, we can be confident that the results from a large European study confirm previous findings seen around the world.”

    Dr Gunter added: “Due to the limitations of observational research, we are not at the stage of recommending people to drink more or less coffee. That said, our results suggest that moderate coffee drinking – up to around three cups per day – is not detrimental to your health, and that incorporating coffee into your diet could have health benefits.”

    The study was funded by the European Commission Directorate General for Health and Consumers and the IARC.

    ‘Coffee drinking and mortality in 10 European countries’ by Gunter, M.J. et al, is published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine.

    http://annals.org/aim/article/2643435/coffee-drinking-mortality-10-european-countries-multinational-cohort-study


    So what do you guys think? Are you goner be taking up coffee drinking? or will you stick with tea? lets hear your interesting comments below and lets have a chat 🙂

  • Overwatch: Doomfist Origin Story Trailer and abilites

    Biography

    DOOMFIST

    BIOGRAPHY
    Real Name: Akande Ogundimu, Age: 45
    Occupation: Mercenary
    Base of Operations: Oyo, Nigeria
    Affiliation: Talon
    “Only through conflict do we evolve.”

    Recently freed from imprisonment, Doomfist is determined to plunge the world into a new conflict that he believes will make humanity stronger.
    Akande Ogundimu was born into a well-regarded Nigerian family, heir to its prosthetic-technology company. A highly intelligent and charismatic figure, Ogundimu helped to expand his family’s business and position it for the future while dedicating his free time to his first love: competitive martial arts. He trained in traditional African fighting styles, including Dambe and Gidigbo, as well as in wrestling and other modern combat systems, incorporating the most effective techniques into his repertoire. Ogundimu competed in tournaments all over the continent, utilizing his intuition and ability to read opponents alongside his tremendous speed and strength.
    But when he lost his right arm in the aftermath of the Omnic Crisis, it seemed his martial arts career was finished before he had reached his prime. His company’s cybernetic prosthetics allowed him to recover from his injuries, even making him stronger, but these enhancements rendered him ineligible for competition. He tried to devote himself to his business with the same zeal that he had for fighting, but he found nothing that could fill the void… until he was given a new opportunity by Akinjide Adeyemi, better known to the world as the second Doomfist, the Scourge of Numbani.
    Adeyemi offered Ogundimu the chance to fight with him as a mercenary. Initially wary, Ogundimu accepted, and discovered that he now had an arena in which he could unleash his enhanced capabilities. Eventually, Adeyemi brought him into the Talon organization. Talon’s belief that humanity would be made stronger through conflict resonated with Ogundimu’s personal experiences. Moreover, Talon’s power struggles presented a new challenge that allowed him to use his talent in the boardroom along with his cunning as a combatant.
    Adeyemi was a useful asset to Talon, but the organization saw far greater potential in Ogundimu, with his intelligence and his ability to inspire as a commander. While Adeyemi was content to profit from raids on Numbani, Ogundimu had a grander vision. This difference in aspiration would lead Ogundimu to kill his teacher and take on the mantle of Doomfist, along with the eponymous gauntlet.
    As the new Doomfist, Ogundimu rose high in Talon and helped to orchestrate a conflict that the organization hoped would someday engulf the world. However, before their plan came to fruition, Ogundimu was defeated and captured by an Overwatch strike team that included Tracer, Winston, and Genji. He was imprisoned in a maximum-security facility for years, where he waited patiently for events he had incited to play out.
    Finally, he sensed that the time had come for him to return. He broke out of his prison and recovered Doomfist’s gauntlet in a one-sided battle with Numbani’s newly unveiled OR15 defense robots. Now, he has retaken his place in Talon’s inner council, ready to spark a war that will consume the world once again.

    ROLE: OFFENSIVE

    DIFFICULTY 3 stars

    Doomfist’s cybernetics make him a highly-mobile, powerful frontline fighter. In addition to dealing ranged damage with his Hand Cannon, Doomfist can slam the ground, knock enemies into the air and off balance, or charge into the fray with his Rocket Punch. When facing a tightly packed group, Doomfist leaps out of view, then crashes down to earth with a spectacular Meteor Strike.

    ABILITIES

     

     

    HAND CANNON

    Doomfist fires a short-range burst from the knuckles of his fist. Its ammunition is automatically regenerated over a short time.

     

    SEISMIC SLAM

    Doomfist leaps forward and smashes into the ground, knocking nearby enemies toward him.

     

    RISING UPPERCUT

    Doomfist uppercuts enemies in front of him into the air.

     

    ROCKET PUNCH

    After charging up, Doomfist lunges forward and knocks an enemy back, dealing additional damage if they impact a wall.

     

    THE BEST DEFENSE…

    Doomfist generates temporary personal shields when he deals ability damage.

     

    METEOR STRIKE

    Doomfist leaps into the sky, then crashes to the ground, dealing significant damage.

    So what do you guys think? are you pumped to finally see Doomfist making his appearance in Overwatch? Leave your interesting comments below and lets have chat about it ! 😀

  • Faecal bacteria found in ice from Costa, Caffè Nero and Starbucks

    We know that Iced coffee can be filled with empty calories and lots of sugar, but could there also be faecal bacteria (gut bacteria, meaning from poop!) in your drink?

    BBC Watchdog found that Ice from three major coffee chains in the UK contains faecal bacteria.

    An undercover investigation revealed that iced water obtained from high street outlets Caffè Nero, Starbucks and Costa Coffee all contained faecal coliform bacteria, with a positive test found for seven out of 10 samples from Costa and three out of 10 samples from the other two chains.

    All three chains have responded to the findings by the BBC’s Watchdog programme, saying that they are taking steps in the matter.

    Rob Kingsley, an expert in food-borne pathogens and a research leader at Quadram Institute Bioscience said the findings were extremely concerning.

    “Coliforms are an indicator of faecal contamination which means that essentially anything which is in faeces could be in that ice,” he said, meaning other, more dangerous bacteria could be present. “It is an indicator that somewhere there has been some kind of breakdown in hygiene or the source of the water used for this ice.”

    Asked whether the public should give iced drinks a wide berth, Kingsley demurred but added “I would certainly think twice about eating something which may contain faecal contamination at that level, where it is detectable.”

    It is not the first food outlet to be shown to have high levels of such bacteria in its ice: last year the BBC programme Rip Off Britain found high levels of faecal bacteria in ice from a KFC restaurant in Birmingham, prompting the chain to launch an investigation. However, ice from a handful of coffee shops tested at the same time, including Costa and Caffè Nero, was not found to be cause for concern.

    “This time we have tested 10 coffee shops of the three different chains, so we tested more places,” said Margarita Gomez Escalada, a microbiologist and senior lecturer at Leeds Beckett University who carried out the analysis for both BBC programmes.

    Gomez Escalada said that it was most likely that ice was contaminated by being touched by unclean hands, but added that ice machines and ice buckets might have compounded the issue if they were not properly cleaned.

    “The levels allowed by law of bacteria in tap water are super low, so we would find say maybe 10 microorganisms per millilitre – we found hundreds per millilitre,” she added.

    The analysis, said Gomez Escalada, looked at both the total bacteria count, and the faecal bacteria count. While some samples showed high levels of total bacteria but not faecal bacteria, some showed high levels of both.

    “The fact that we have found so many bacteria, it just increases the risk [of getting sick],” she said. “Some of the bacteria we identified were actually what we call opportunistic pathogens, which are bacteria that to healthy people do not often cause disease, but they cause disease to people [whose] immunity is reduced.”

    Gomez Escalada admitted that other pathogens might also have been present in the samples, but would not have been picked up in the analysis.

    But Tony Lewis, head of policy at the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health who has seen the BBC’s findings urged caution, pointing out that the sample size for the investigation was small.

    “Given that there are tens of thousands of coffee shops around the UK, we have to put this into context,” he said. “The samples that the BBC have got indicate a problem, or problems, in respect to the Costa and the Caffè Nero and the Starbucks that they sampled – but at the end of the day the public should not panic about this. You can’t generalise from the small sample size that we have got here.”

    Lewis added that, of all the bacteria found in the samples, some would have been “good bacteria”, but he added that some species were associated with disease.

    “Yes, the overall levels [of bacteria] in some instances are high, the numbers of the pathogens – they shouldn’t be there at all,” he said. “We would not expect to see pathogens present –f we would not expect to see faecal coliforms present.”

    But Lewis said that the public should not give up their iced coffees. “It is not something to panic over,” he said, adding that the companies take hygiene seriously and have taken action, and environmental health had been notified. “The public should be reassured, this will have been dealt with.”

    Gomez Escalada said that the issue of ice needs to be tackled, pointing out that while microbial levels in water are carefully controlled, ice is often overlooked. “No one looks at the ice,” she said.

     

    Reference: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p057djpx

    So what do you guys think? Will this effect you and how much iced coffee you be drinking? leave your interesting comments below and lets have a discussion.

  • Summer COMIC CON LONDON 2017

    Hey guys

    Here some images from me first COMIC CON at London EXCEL! I was there for three days helping the team out and working alongside some awesome people. Enjoy!

    Sneaky Selfie

    Celebrity i got to work with 🙂

    Awesome Cosplay

  • 8 Tips To Having A Healthier Easter!

    Its that time of year, spring is here and out comes the chocolates! Now when it comes to Easter, it’s way easy to go crazy with the chocolate eggs, bars and hot cross buns. An average chocolate egg weighs about 200 grams and have around 60 grams of sugar, 30 grams of fat averaging about 600 calories per egg. Taking a few seconds to eat but about an hour to burn it off!

    Let’s get a grip this Easter with 8 healthy tips, below are some tips that i found useful!

    1 Keep an eye on your Portions
    You will eat chocolate, that’s a given… but just remember portion control. Instead of eating large eggs at hourly intervals (which can be up to a third of your daily intake if you are trying to lose weight), buy individually wrapped mini eggs. The process of unwrapping each small egg is more time consuming and will make you more aware of the treats you are consuming.

    2 Choose Quality Over Quantity
    Step away from the cheap foil-wrapped bunny and exchange it for some dark, good quality chocolate. Ideally something with at least 70 per cent dark cocoa which has the added bonus of antioxidants (milk chocolate has none). The high levels of cocoa have also been shown to lower blood pressure due to the large amounts of flavonoids.
    If you want to take your health kick a step further over Easter, head to your local health food store and get yourself some raw organic cacao nibs; these cocoa beans are straight from the source and are the foundation for all chocolate and cocoa products.
    The nutritional benefits of raw cacao products include being a source of: beta-carotene, amino acids (protein), omega-3s, calcium, zinc, iron, copper, sulfur, potassium, and one of the best food sources of muscle-relaxing and stress-relieving magnesium. Other good news is that it is only 92 calories and 0.54gm of sugar per 15gm serve!

    Suggested uses: eat as raw nibs or add to your cooking (use instead of chocolate chips), add to your smoothies or grind with your coffee beans.
    Feeling creative? Why not make your own healthy chocolate?

    Raw Homemade Chocolates
    Recipe by Lee Sutherland – Director of Fitness In The City

    Ingredients
    ¾ cup coconut oil (it needs to be liquid so if solid put jar in hot water to melt)
    ¾ cup agave nectar (you can also combine honey/maple syrup/agave)
    1 cup of raw cacao powder (organic cocoa powder is another option)
    1 tbsp IsoWhey® Ivory Coast Chocolate protein powder
    1 tbsp of almond butter
    1/3 tsp vanilla extract

    Directions
    1. Place liquid coconut oil in a bowl – if hard, melt beforehand.
    2. Mix all ingredients together with a hand blender until smooth.
    3. Pour chocolate mixture into molds or pour into a baking dish lined with baking paper.
    4. Place moulds into freezer to be set (approximately 15 minutes).
    Options: add goji berries or peppermint oil for a flavour change.

    3 Start the day with High fibre and protein
    On breakfast that is. Make sure you start the day right with a protein-and-fibre-rich breakfast so you aren’t reaching for a chocolate an hour later. Never eat Easter eggs on an empty stomach (i.e. for breakfast!) as this will cause havoc to your blood sugar levels for the rest of the day. Think veggie-and-protein-packed omelette or a protein shake with berries, chia seeds and a handful of spinach leaves to get your day started the right way.

    4 Don’t follow everyone, make your own Easter
    Sure it’s traditional to give chocolates at Easter but why not give a gift that lasts (and no, this doesn’t include cellulite or unwanted fat). Rethink the basket of eggs and swap it for a basket of beautiful local fruit. How about a pot of herbs for a gift that keeps giving? Get in the kitchen and whip up some homemade treats such as bliss balls – healthy and considerate!

    5 Snack regularly
    Snack on something small and healthy every 3-4 hours. This will help balance your blood sugar levels, which in turn will help avoid that nasty energy drop associated with eating chocolate for breakfast. Foods that cause a spike in blood sugar are generally refined sugar and carbohydrates (aka chocolate and hot cross buns). They cause the body to produce insulin, which makes you crave food constantly, leading to weight gain and a variety of health conditions including diabetes.
    The key to a balanced snack is to always included the three macro-nutrients: protein, carbohydrates and good fats.

    Snack options:
    • Natural yogurt with berries and walnuts. Add a scoop of protein powder for an extra power punch.
    • Hummus with vegetable sticks.
    • A homemade meat pattie with a small side salad.
    • An apple with a teaspoon of almond butter and a drizzle of honey.
    • Small bowl of vegetable and barley soup.
    •  Shaved turkey, sliver of avocado wrapped in lettuce.
    • Banana smoothie with milk/nut milk; linseed, sunflower and almond mix (LSA); scoop of protein powder (go for a natural option); cinnamon and ice.

    6 Plan ahead!!
    Make sure you stock the fridge so there are always healthy options on hand. When hunger calls and you have nothing but a giant chocolate bunny in the house to eat, your willpower will lose every time. Have pre-made delicious options ready to go, and don’t space meals too far apart. Got kids? Remind them that the Easter Bunny eats carrots as a great in-between snack option.

    7 Keep Hydrated
    Need another reason to drink water? Research has shown that by increasing water consumption by 1.5 litres a day, you can burn an extra 17,400 calories per year. Additionally, a study by Dr Brenda Davy, an associate professor at Virginia Tech, found that people who drank water before a meal consumed an average of 75 fewer calories at that meal. Another glass anyone?

    8 Burn off that egg
    To counterbalance the extra calorie intake over Easter it is important to exercise every day, whether it be a beach walk, sprint session, bike ride with the family, a game of cricket or a home workout – just move that body!
    You don’t have to waste hours of your day either; choose intense interval training which will burn more in a shorter time-frame!

    Calories Burned

    To burn off a 50g chocolate bunny (approximately 275 calories):
    • Power walk with the dog for 85 minutes
    • Dance up a storm for 56 minutes
    • Swim freestyle for 36 minutes
    • Jump on the cross-trainer for 33 minutes
    • Clean the house intensely for 70 minutes.

    To burn off a 25g chocolate egg:
    • Go for a brisk 30 minutes walk
    • Jog/skip/box for 15 minutes
    To burn off a 100g chocolate egg:
    • Go for a brisk 2 hour walk
    • Run/skip/box for 1 hour.

    Know your Eggs!

    Below is the nutritional values for the most popular eggs available!

    Rank (by sugar content) Egg Saturated fat per 100g Sugar per 100g
    1 Green & Black’s organic dark 70% chocolate egg 165g 25 28.5
    2 Green & Black’s organic milk chocolate egg 165g 21.5 45.5
    3 Green & Black’s organic butterscotch egg 165g 20.5 47.5
    4 Waitrose Woodland Friends Ollie the Owl 21.8 50.2
    5 Lindt Gold Bunny Egg Milk Chocolate 125g 22 51
    6 Thorntons Footy Fan Chocolate Egg 150g 19 54
    6 Thorntons Miss Flutterby 149g 20 54
    8 Thorntons Milk Chocolate Classics Collection Easter Egg 223g 19 55
    9 Celebrations Large Egg 248g 14.4 55.3
    10 Cadbury Creme Egg Medium Easter Egg 138g 18.5 56
    10 Cadbury Dairy Milk Egg Heads Easter Egg 77g 18.5 56
    10 Cadbury Dairy Milk Small Easter Egg 72g 18.5 56
    10 Cadbury Double Decker Large Easter Egg 307g 18.5 56
    10 Cadbury Heroes Large Easter Egg 274g 18.5 56
    10 Cadbury Mini Eggs Medium Easter Egg 130g 18.5 56
    10 Cadbury Roses Large Easter Egg 300g 18.5 56
    10 Cadbury Twirl Large Easter Egg 282g 18.5 56
    10 Cadbury Wispa Large Easter Egg 269g 18.5 56
    19 Nestlé Milkybar White Chocolate Egg 65g 19.1 56.8
    20 Sainsbury’s Milk Chocolate Easter Egg with Chocolate Caramels 155g 16.2 57.8
    20 Sainsbury’s Milk Chocolate Easter Egg with Mini Jelly Beans 175g 16.2 57.8
    20 Sainsbury’s Milk Chocolate Easter Egg with Rainbow Buttons 170g 16.2 57.8
    23 Galaxy Minstrels Large Chocolate Easter Egg 262g 17.3 58.3
    23 Maltesers Medium Chocolate Easter Egg 127g 17.3 58.3
    23 Maltesers Teasers Large Chocolate Easter Egg 248g 17.3 58.3
    23 Snickers Milk Chocolate Large Easter Egg And Chocolate 274g 17.3 58.3
    27 Nèstlè Quality Street Honeycomb Crunch Easter Egg 162g 17 60.1
    28 Nèstlè Kit Kat Bites Easter Egg And Chocolate 245g 17.5 61.2
    28 Nèstlè Kit Kat Chunky Egg 140g / 17.5 / 61.2 17.5 61.2
    30 Smarties Medium Egg 122g / 16.4 / 61.7 16.4 61.7

    So what do you guys think? How will you be spending your Easter and what tactic will you use to keep it healthy? leave your interesting comments below and lets have discussion.

  • Recovery From An Eating Binge

    Hey Guys

    First of i’m not here to give you a telling off if you binged, remember we are only human and it can happen. But instead i’m gonna tell you a bit about why you might have binged and what you can do about from both medical standpoint and from me personally!

    So first off let’s cover they WHY!!!!!

    Now It’s not clear what causes binge eating, but, like most eating disorders, it’s seen as a way of coping with feelings of unhappiness and low self-esteem. Personally i use to binge eat massively on the regular when i was morbidly obese since that was all i knew and it did at the time help deal with emotional issues (from bullying to loneliness) . nowadays it tends to be when i get sick. When i’m ill unlike a lot of people my appetite increase massively rather than decreases and i can easily go and eat 5000 cals in a day (which is not healthy). But like i said the important things is progress over perfection. Where as before i would overeat for at least 3-4 weeks, now i can reduced down to 3 days, aiming to bring it next down to one day, so always looking to improve!

    So here are some factors that can trigger binge eating:

    • Factors that may increase your risk of binge eating include:
    • having low self-esteem and a lack of confidence
    • depression or anxiety
    • feelings of stress, anger, boredom or loneliness
    • dissatisfaction with your body and feeling under pressure to be thin
    • stressful or traumatic events in your past
    • having a family history of eating disorders
    • Binge eating can sometimes develop following a strict diet, particularly if you skipped meals, cut out certain foods and didn’t eat enough food. These are unhealthy ways to lose weight and may mean you’re more likely to binge at another time

    So for me, i have had all of these factors affect me from a family history of eating disorders to dealing with depression.

    So what are the signs of binge eating disorder? Below are the most common signs of binge eating from both medical literature and what i personally have experienced:

    • Eating much faster than normal during a binge
    • Eating until you feel uncomfortably full and beyond
    • Eating a large amount of food when you’re not hungry
    • Eating alone or secretly because you’re embarrassed about the amount of food you’re consuming
    • Having feelings of guilt, shame or disgust after binge eating
    • People who regularly eat this way are likely to have a binge eating disorder.

    What happens during a binge:

    • Binges are often planned in advance and the person may buy “special” binge foods.
      Sometimes, a person will describe being in a “dazed state” during a binge – particularly
    • Binges at night – and not being able to remember what they ate.
      The person often feels they have no control over their eating.
    • After a binge a person can feel overwhelmed and have symptoms similar to panic attack

    Getting help! Guys this is probably the main reason you’re here and is the most important, so let’s go over what the NHS has recommended:

    Now remember guys If you occasionally binge eat, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have a binge eating disorder. Can can mean you just need to make sure your nutrition is good to help reduce incidence.  

    But see your GP if you binge regularly, particularly if it’s affecting your physical and/or mental health. With the right treatment and support, most people get better.
    Beat is a UK-based charity that provides help and support for people with eating disorders.

    You can contact them either by phone or email:
    helpline for adults – 0808 801 0677 (email: help@b-eat.co.uk)
    helpline for young people (under 25) – 0808 801 0711 (email: fyp@b-eat.co.uk)
    The helplines are open Monday to Wednesday, 1pm to 4pm and Thursday and Friday, 10am to 1pm.
    You can also find out more about Beat’s support services.

    Treating binge eating

    So what are the The main treatments for binge eating:

    • self-help programmes – this may be individually, using a book or online course, or as part of a self-help support group or visiting our website 🙂
    • guided self-help (self-help supervised by regular contact with a professional)
      specialist group intervention
    • individual (one-to-one) psychological therapy
    • medication called selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs)

    What causes binge eating?
    Okay unlike a lot of disorder it’s still not clear what causes binge eating, but, like most eating disorders, it’s seen as a way of coping with feelings of unhappiness and low self-esteem.
    Factors that may increase your risk of binge eating include:

    • having low self-esteem and a lack of confidence
    • depression or anxiety
    • feelings of stress, anger, boredom or loneliness
    • dissatisfaction with your body and feeling under pressure to be thin
    • stressful or traumatic events in your past
    • having a family history of eating disorders

    One big factor can be result of following a strict diet, particularly if you skipped meals, cut out certain foods and didn’t eat enough food. These are unhealthy ways to lose weight and may mean you’re more likely to binge at another time. So more healthy way to get lean vist out transformation workout program.  

    Who’s affected
    NOW there is a common misconception that binge eating only affect women but anyone can be affected by binge eating disorder, although it’s slightly more common in women than men.
    Binge eating disorder tends to first develop during early adulthood, but many people don’t seek help until they’re in their 30s or 40s.
    It’s estimated that you have a 1 in 30 to 1 in 50 chance of developing binge eating disorder at some point in life.

    Health risks of binge eating
    Binge eating is often associated with serious psychological problems, including depression and anxiety which may get worse if you continue to binge eat.
    Weight gain is a common physical effect of binge eating, which can lead to obesity. Being obese puts you at risk of getting a number of serious physical health problems, including:

    • High cholesterol and high blood pressure
    • Diabetes
    • Obesity
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Some types of cancer – such as breast cancer and bowel cancer

    [Reference from NHS]

    So what do you guys think? What your experience with binge eating and how did u beat it? Leave your interesting comments below and let’s have a discussion.

  • Fact or Fiction?: Feed a Cold or should you Starve a Fever

    So for the last few days I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather, and when it comes to how much we should be eating there are two camps:

    • The first being you need to eat less and starve the fever
    • The second being eat more calories and feed our body

    This saying has been traced to a 1574 dictionary by John Withals, which noted that “fasting is a great remedy of fever.” The belief is that eating food may help the body generate warmth during a “cold” and that avoiding food may help it cool down when overheated.
    But recent medical science says the old saw is wrong. It should be “feed a cold, feed a fever.”

    Let’s take colds first. When your body fights an illness it needs energy, so eating healthy food is helpful. Eating can also help the body generate heat—although wearing an extra layer of clothes or slipping into bed can keep you warm, too. There’s no need to overeat, however. The body is quick to turn recently digested food into energy, and it’s also efficient at converting stored energy in fat.

    The reasons to eat for fever are more interesting. Fever is part of the immune system’s attempt to beat the bugs. It raises body temperature, which increases metabolism and results in more calories burned; for each degree of temperature rise, the energy demand increases further. So taking in calories becomes important.

    Even more crucial is drinking. Fever dehydrates your system, in part through increased sweating from that elevated temperature. Replacing fluids is therefore critical to helping the body battle the infection. The same is true for combating colds. “You have to make yourself drink fluids, even though all you want to do is collapse,” says William Schaffner, chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

    Dehydration also makes mucus in the nose, throat and lungs dry up, which can then clog sinuses and respiratory tubes. When mucus hardens it becomes more difficult to cough, Schaffner notes, which is our way of trying to expel mucus and the germs it contains. Staying hydrated helps keep the mucus running, which, even though it may be disgusting, is one of our natural defenses.

    The challenge, of course, is that when you’re sick you may not feel much like drinking and even less like eating. Loss of appetite is common, and might be part of the body’s attempt to focus its energy on pounding the pathogens. Given the wisdom noted above, Schaffner says, don’t force yourself to eat if you don’t feel like it. “But drink,” he adds. “It’s the liquids that are important.” Avoid caffeine and alcohol. Caffeine enhances dehydration. So does alcohol, and it is also a depressant, holding us down.

    Bowl of clear chicken soup with noodle and vegetables

    What about some other common conceptions for beating colds and fevers, such as eating chicken soup? Chicken soup doesn’t possess any magic ingredients, but it has calories as well as the all-important liquids again. The warm vapor rising from the bowl can also moisten and loosen dried mucus. The same goes for vapor from hot tea, with or without lemon or honey. Taking a hot shower can soften mucus, too—and if you dare, you can get rid of it by gently blowing your nose one nostril at a time while you’re in there.

    Supplements are dubious at best. The data from studies about taking vitamin C are inconclusive, as they are for zinc. Solid studies of echinacea show no benefit. If there’s any positive effect at all from any of these compounds, it is very small, Schaffner concludes. Over-the-counter remedies may or may not help, but that’s a whole ‘nother story. They can relieve symptoms but they do not kill off viruses or bacteria. Cold and fever germs usually run their course, and the immune system eventually gets the upper hand. In the meantime, drink drink drink. And sleep as much as you can, to give your body the rest it needs to fight the good fight.

     

    Below is a few examples of food that you should be eating to feel better:

    So the main thing to keep in mind, is that when your feeling ill is to give your body time to rest and recover. When it comes to food intake, keep is wholesome and try not to go over board. Personally I’ll rather make sure my body gets the calories it needs then stave my fever out, since it’ll lead to a faster recovery. so what do you guys think? when your feeling ill what do you do? Leave your interesting comments below and lets have a discussion.