I’ve been trying to fast until noon lately. I wake up daily at around 5am, so this ends up being about a seven hour window without eating. This isn’t usually a problem, but there are times when hunger sets in and screws with my hormones. Yesterday, […]
I like to eat fairly low carb (~100 or less total grams/day). This isn’t for weight loss reasons, or because I love hopping on diet bandwagons. I stick to a reasonable amount of carbs (from minimally processed sources, mostly whole foods like fruits, veggies and […]
Yes, you can eat veggies on a low carb diet. I know the trend is to avoid them because the carbs are so high compared to foods like cheese and eggs and almonds. And you’re right – it’s not as sexy to save up your carbs for a salad over a piece of sugar-free chocolate, but it’s still important to get your veggies in.
Why? Let’s explore a few reasons! (more…)
I’m completely addicted to caffeine, and I know it. So, I’m trying to find a way to consume this little drug more responsibly! Mission accomplished? We’ll see… Below are links with information that I used in this week’s show. Enjoy! http://www.marksdailyapple.com/coffee-tea-caffeine-talk/#axzz3VnQbiX11 http://www.dailyinfographic.com/15-things-you-should-know-about-caffeine-infographic http://en.ilovecoffee.jp/posts/view/110
So, you’ve probably noticed that I tend to only use stevia here, and you’ve probably wondered to yourself, “why would she use a sweetener in baked goods that doesn’t mimic the texture of sugar?” Yeah, I know. Sugar does more than just sweeten: it adds […]
The first is pretty basic: every few minutes, try blinking your eyes slowly several times, or squeezing them shut to stimulate tear production. This will keep them moist, no need for drops!
The second involves eye rolling, and you can put as much or as little attitude into this as you want. Look left with just your eyeballs, and roll them upwards until you are now looking right. Now go back in the opposite direction. Do this looking down as well. This can be done around every 20 minutes while using a computer, or staring at a TV.
The third exercise just involves finding a spot that is more than 30 feet away and staring at it for 20 seconds. Then find another spot, and repeat. Next, start scanning the distance, moving to and focusing on a different spot for a second or two for about a minute. This will allow those ciliary muscles to relax! You can do this with a spot out of your window. It’s that easy, and can be done about every half hour.
Finally, give your eyes a break every hour or so by cupping your hands over your eyes, so that they are in complete darkness for a minute. This will give them a break from focusing, and will allow them to rehydrate.
See? So, in around 3 minutes for every hour of gaming you do, you can help to keep your eyesight intact, which will not only keep them sharp for gaming, but also the rest of your daily functions!