Simple Tricks to Change Your Eating Habits

We all have met someone with dietary restrictions like vegan, low carb, or vegetarians, and we all wondered how did they do it. As mentioned in my previous post, I do not eat pork, red meat is very special occasions, and chicken and fish are my only foods that I eat frequently. Once again, I have changed my eating habits. I currently try to eat vegetarian food for most of my meals, I eat fish as my dish if I go out to eat, and chicken is my backup if the fish does not sound good. I have not cut out chicken fully because I do enjoy it, but I think it is time for me to change that habit. Some may ask, “How can you flip the switch just like that?”

The first trick is to remove it from your home. Any foods that are canned or non perishable can be donated as long as it it not expired to local food banks. I would say throw out the perishable items but that is a waste of money in my opinion, so I would say eat as your last meal. Removing it from you home will help remove it from your mindset.

Next, you have to have a meal plan just so you can have a guide for recipes. Have a list of food you enjoy that follows your new diet on your first column, so you know what you can buy on a regular basis. Some great food options would be salsa, kale, broccoli, spinach, onions, celery, and brussel sprouts. Then, have a column of foods that you love but you are trying to cut out. This is important because you need to find out what foods can help substitute those foods. If you love guacamole and chips try to replace the chips with baked corn tortilla chips or cucumbers. My personal favorite change was to replace sour cream with plain Greek yogurt. Taste exactly the same in my opinion. Some great substitute foods would be air popped popcorn, dark chocolate, fresh fruit with whipped cream, light ice cream like Halo Top, or freeze dried fruit.

Third tip is to check the restaurant menu before going to the restaurant. You will know what you want beforehand and you can order right away. If you are staying away from simple carbs, you can always tell the server no bread please. Feel free to take it to go as well.

The last trick is to keeps track of your macronutrients. It is important because you need to know what foods will be higher in fat, carbs, and protein. To stay full longer, try higher fat foods like hemp seeds, cheese, and avocado. Carbs are great for an immediate energy source. Try to eat bananas, strawberries, beans, and potatoes. Very ideal before the workout. Proteins are great for the structures of the body. Great sources are chicken breast, tuna, tilapia, flaxseeds, and non dairy milks that are unsweetened. Remember, lifestyle changes takes time and you might slip a few time but there is no rush.

Best ways to find Wifi outside your country!

Suitcases? Check! Wallet? Check! Money? Check! Plane ticket? Check! Internet? Uhhhhh.

Once again another trip without consistent wifi. Today, wifi is magical. We can call, text, video chat, blog, ect just through wifi. So, we can see why we like to have hotels with free wifi. Hence why they advertise it on their website. However, you’ll be outside the hotel most of the day. How can you still stay connected? Most people will say you have to enjoy the country with your eyes, which is true. Since Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram started getting bigger, places started to provide free wifi for tourist to connect to. Here are great ways to find wifi connections outside your country.

The first way is sightseeing tours. River cruises and tour buses usually run for about 1 hour when listening to the tour. Before you buy that ticket, check if they have wifi. Good companies usually makes that their main selling points. Tickets would be about 25 bucks for this tour. Keep in mind, you get the benefits of sitting and relaxing, sightseeing, and wifi. Sometimes they sell you a 24 hour ticket so you can hop back on. Not bad but there are cheaper options.

Dining out is the best way to get free wifi. Enjoy some delicious dishes and post on Instagram to make everyone jealous. Catch up on the latest updates while enjoying a kebab. This applies to mostly cafes, dine in spots, or nice bars. Don’t be scared to ask for the password either. Most of the time they will tell you if you ask kindly. The worst thing they can do is say no. Great deal for a nice meal that cost you about $13.

Shopping centers or certain retail store is a free way to gain access to wifi. Want to get some shopping done while traveling? Perfect time to brag to your friends that you are shopping across the world by Instagram. Try stores like Gucci, MAC, or sometimes the mall itself for free internet. Don’t worry, the connection is so good that you don’t need to enter the store unless you feel like splurging.

Metro stations started providing free wifi. Makes sense for travelers that are confused about the map or give you some time to kill while waiting for the next tram. Some trains, trams, and buses have internet. Don’t for get to purchase a 24 hour pass for unlimited transportation.

Lastly, my least favorite option is data roaming. Some cellular plans offer free international data and text. It’s a great idea to contact your provider to see if you have this access. It maybe only 2G but free is free.

What People Need To Hear

Everyone has that one friend that always vents about the same exact topic for the past week. It can get annoying for the listener to hear the same chatter over and over again. So what can you do in this situation? You can always nod you head yes and say yeah so they can vent. Sometimes, friends just someone to talk to and fume out their problems. However, there are so much we can take hearing the same thing over and over again. Well, it is obvious that they need to hear the truth that hear what they want to hear. How can we tell them our advice if they are always the one talking? Easy just ask them if they want a solution to their problem. Being straight forward to people can be helpful. You are not being mean, you are being honest. Another tip is to make sure that the person is solving their own problems. They cannot always rely on you when they have an issue. Let them solve it. You are just hinting at them what to do.

5 Easy Job Interview Skills That You Need To Learn

I wish that schools would implement more life skills in the school curriculum. The number 1 skill that students of the future generation should learn is how to interview for a job. We all have interviewed for the job that we currently have. Interviews are the first impression of the person and plays the major role of the job. Sadly, we are not taught about this in school, and they expect us to know this information by heart. Of course there is no specific way to act in the interview, but it is important to know how to interview in general. These are my personal top 10 skills that will make or break your interview.

  1. Make sure you learn more about the company. Doing a 5 minute research about the company will impress the hiring manager. It shows that you took your own time to learn more about the company. The important key points to focus on the research are what is the company’s mission statement and vision, awards and achievements, their competitors, and the culture.
  2. Dressing up according to the jobs field. Dress to impress may be a better way to phrase this tip, but not every job is the same. We need to make sure that you stand out from the crowd. For example, I job in the sports industry wants to make sure that the person wearing something sleek and sharp. This is where a sports coat will stand out more than a suit. If we look at all the sports spokemen, they are most likely wearing a sports coat with a slim fit shirt. Dress based on the job not just to look good.
  3. Learn how to read body language. This skill is under utilized in my opinion. You need to know how the interviewer is when you answer their questions. Are there key movements that they are doing like leaning in when you answer. May show that they are interested or confused. So this means you grabbed their attention and should talk a little more. Did they nod at you? This could mean that they agree with what you are saying. Learn these signs and you will go fair.
  4. Scope the office a little bit when you are entering in the interview. Look at the dress codes, see how the cubicles are set up, are there fun photos or poster hanging out. This will show how serious or casual the interview will be. Match your tone to the office.
  5. Relax those muscle. Don’t seem too tense at the interview. If you are stress during the interview, this will hint that you can’t work under pressure. Do lip exercises and breathe in the car. Go to your happy place.

Hopefully these skill can help you land your future job. I wish you the best of luck