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ALL DAY MACARONI AND CHEESE

8 ounces elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
4 cups(16 ounces) shredded sharp Chedder Cheese
1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups milk
2 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

 

Place the cooked macaroni in crockpot that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Add the remaining ingredents, all except 1 cup of the cheese, mix well.
Sprinkle with the remaining 1 cup of cheese and then cover and cook on low setting for 5 to 6 hours or until the mixture is firm and golden around the edges. Do not remove the cover or stir until it has finished cooking.

ALL DAY CROCKPOT DELIGHT

2-3 lbs. boneless chuck, cut into 1 inch cubes
1/2 c. flour
1/4 c. butter
1 onion, sliced
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
2 c. beer
1/4 c. flour

 

Coat beef cubes with the 1/2 cup flour. Brown in melted butter. Drain off excess fat. In crock pot, combine browned meat with onion, salt, pepper, garlic and beer.
Cover and cook on low 5-7 hours (all day) until meat is tender. Turn control to high. Dissolve remaining 1/4 cup flour in small amount of water. Stir into meat mixture, cook on high 30-40 minutes. Serve with rice and salad.

10 Ways Exercise Boosts Your Self Confidence

All of us want to feel good about ourselves. When we are confident, we feel better emotionally and mentally and this reflects in a very positive way in our behaviors, and improves our quality of life, everything from personal relationships to our professional endeavors.

Therefore, anything, which can help boost our self-confidence, is good for us. One of the best ways to boost your self-confidence is by exercising regularly. This not only good for self-assurance but has great health benefits. 

So how can exercise boost self-confidence? 

Here Are 10 Ways How Exercising Boosts Your Confidence

1.	Weight Control. Exercising along with healthy eating is the best way to control weight or lose weight. This is all about energy intake and energy burning. Obviously, if you burn more energy than you take in, then the more you will lose weight. Being overweight is a confidence destroyer. Therefore the better shape you are, the better you will feel. 

2.	Improves mood. There's nothing better emotionally than a good workout. Before you think that this requires a trip to the gym, think again. A good workout could be a brisk walk, or a jog. In fact, anything that makes your bodywork physically harder can be a workout. What this does is to stimulate brain chemicals like dopamine and serotonin, which promote a general feeling of well-being. The results are a reduction in stress and anxiety. 

3.	It's good for the heart. Regular exercising lowers the risk of various heart-related conditions. Exercising has been proven to lower blood pressure, reduce problems associated with diabetes and can even help in fighting heart disease. This is quite logical – if exercising reduces weight, then this means that the heart has to work less and in turn, the heart is much healthier. There is also less pressure on joints and other areas of the body. 

4.	Keeps the body in shape. This is slightly different from weight control. Being is shape involves having a well-toned body and better posture – all aspects connected with self-confidence. When a person feels good about himself, it's easier to make friends and more connections in life means more confidence. 

5.	More energy. If we don't have the energy to do things, then everything becomes a chore. That can lead to feelings of feeling bad about oneself. Regular exercise helps the whole bodywork more effectively. The result is that chores become responsibilities and the more responsibility we are coping with, the better we feel. 

6.	Better sleep. Regular exercise promotes good sleep. It is proven that sleep is necessary for general feelings of well-being. Sleep is also necessary for how we look. Just imagine preparing for an important meeting and looking in the mirror and seeing dark circles under bloodshot eyes – how confident will you feel? Therefore, exercising will improve sleep. One word of warning – just don't exercise too near bedtime. 

7.	Improves productivity. One of the best ways to clear the mind is to exercise regularly. Exercise gives you a chance to wipe the slate clean and start from new. In addition, if you push yourself exercising you can realize new potentials and this in turn boosts self-confidence. Very often, what you thought was a major problem before exercising disappears after. 

8.	Give you something to look forward to. Once you have a reasonable schedule for exercising, you will start to look forward to it. This in itself is a confidence booster. Once you start seeing the benefits of exercising, you will have the desire to continue and in the end, you feel better and look better. 

9.	Improves concentration. In general exercising helps us to develop the necessary skills to concentrate on the task in hand. This then trains us better when we have tasks or responsibilities to concentrate better, resulting in more praise and benefits. 

10.	Feelings of control and achievement. In general, exercising has so many benefits to health and mind that we can't help having a feeling of control and achievement. Working out takes work, dedication, commitment, and care for oneself, and all this facilitates enormous feelings of confidence.

Don’t Wait! Get Started Today!

Try incorporating regular exercising into your routine and you will experience the many benefits to your self-confidence that regular exercising gives.

Top 10 Foods For An Incredible All Natural Energy Boost

Fatigue is one of the most common conditions that plagues everyone, from busy high school and college students to older working adults. While the most obvious cure for constant fatigue is to get a solid eight hours each night, or to take a quick nap in the afternoon, is it no secret that this is not always possible. 

In fact, studies show that most humans do not get nearly enough quality sleep that they need to have optimal energy throughout the day.

This lack of energy is the reason that this newest trend of energy drinks has become so prevalent. But, the problem is that energy drinks, including, but not limited to Red Bull contain high amounts of sugar and caffeine. Various medical experts have stated that these drinks are 'another form of drugs.'

These drinks contain stimulants that cause rapid heart rate, increased blood pressure and stimulation of the central nervous system, much like, stimulant drugs.  The FDA reports that the drink 5-Hour Energy might be linked to as many as 13 deaths in the past four years.

And, another important thing to consider is the fact that there is a very real crash and burn effect once these drinks wear off. And, often people will keep drinking them once the effect of the first one wears off.

For those who are low on energy, unable to make it to bed early enough, and living demanding lives that really have no room for fatigue and the lack of energy they continuously feel, there is another option to promote incredible energy in a healthy and natural way. And, that is through a sensible diet and foods that provide lasting, all natural and real energy to keep you going throughout the day.

The Top 10 Foods For Energy

1.	Eggs: Egg yolks contain high level of essential B-vitamins, which are in charge of converting the food you eat into energy, and Vitamin D, which helps build and maintain strong bones. While eggs are also a source of saturated fats, these unwanted additions can be avoided by making a breakfast of one full egg and up to three egg whites.

2.	Edamame: Edamame are green soybeans and are filled with energizing B-vitamins such as phosphorous and copper. These are important for breaking down carbohydrates into glucose which the body uses for energy. Edamame are also high in fiber, protein, and good carbs which make them the perfect snack to revive your energy throughout the day. 

3.	Coffee: It’s no coincidence that coffee shops and cafes can be found on almost every corner in most cities. Filled with energizing caffeine, coffee is a great way to get a boost of energy when you need it most. Some studies show that coffee is even effective for fighting cancer. A simple eight-ounce cup is perfect for providing the needed amount of energy to get through the average work day. 

4.	Whole Grains: Found in most cereals, whole grains are high in fiber and responsible for the slow release of glucose which helps keep you full, focused, and energized throughout the day. Instead of spiking blood sugar levels like one might after eating candy or throwing back an energy drink full of refined sugars, whole grains keep you consistently energized naturally. 

5.	Melons: These succulent fruits help fight chronic fatigue by keeping the body hydrated. Honeydew, watermelon, cantaloupe, and similar melons are 90% water, which means snacking on these fruits will flood the body with nutrients, minerals, and plenty of natural hydration to keep you awake and alert. 

6.	Cheese: Another protein packed food is cheese. Like eggs, cheese is filled with protein and other energy inducing B-vitamins. The best cheese to consume is farmer’s cheese as it presses the cheese curds until they have been separated from the liquid, whey. 

7.	Walnuts: A natural source of melatonin, walnuts are a great snack to eat before bed. Melatonin is a natural hormone produced by the body after the sun goes down to help make you sleepy. Of course, a good night’s sleep is the best plan to combat fatigue, so add walnuts to your pantry for the perfect bedtime snack. 

8.	Green Tea: For those who don’t enjoy the taste of coffee or can’t tolerate the high caffeine content, there’s green tea. This delicious tea is filled with L-theanine which is an amino acid that helps you feel exhilarated and alert to get through your day. 

9.	Quinoa: Known as a super-grain, quinoa is filled with more protein than any other grain. It contains high levels of protein and amino acids such as methionine, lysine, and cysteine. 

10.	Water: It may seem too simple, but water is one the best foods for incredible energy. By simply drinking at least eight cups of water every day, people can stay hydrated which in turn gives them energy, alertness, and consistent hydration.

Signs And Symptoms Of Dehydration

If you do not drink enough, sweat too much, or have severe diarrhea, you can become dehydrated. Mild to moderate dehydration isn’t that dangerous and can be corrected by drinking more fluids. 

If the dehydration worsens and becomes severe dehydration, you may need to have IV fluids to correct the condition.

Here are some signs and symptoms of mild to moderate dehydration:

•	Having a dry mouth
•	Feeling fatigued or sleepy all the time
•	Having increased thirstiness
•	Having a decreased urine output with urine that is more yellow that it usually is
•	Having dry or flaky skin
•	Being dizzy
•	Having a headache from low blood volume in the brain
•	Crying without have many tears
If the dehydration is allowed to worsen and you continue to lose body water, you may see the following signs and symptoms:
•	A severe reduction in the output of urine or the absence of urine at all. If there is any urine produced, it will be scant in amount and a deep yellow color or amber/brown color. 
•	Lightheadedness or severe dizziness that is worse when you stand up or get up from a reclining position.  
•	Orthostatic hypotension. This is a severe drop in blood pressure that occurs when you try to get up after sitting or lying down.  
•	Rapid heart rate from the heart trying to compensate for a low blood volume.
•	Fever, which is usually low grade in nature
•	Seizures, which are usually grand mal seizures
•	Poor elasticity of the skin. When you pinch it, the skin tents up and doesn’t go back to its normal position.
•	Being lethargic or confused
•	Going into a coma
•	Suffering from extreme shock, which can be life threatening.

Dehydration has a way of sneaking up on you, especially if you are otherwise occupied with other things, such as the activity you are doing or are wrapped up in being sick with vomiting and diarrhea.  

As soon as you start to feel the symptoms, you need to be thinking about hydrating yourself.
 
Treating Mild To Moderate Dehydration

If the symptoms are mild and you can still drink, try to step up the amount of fluids you are taking in. Water is perhaps the best choice for treating dehydration. Other good choices include Gatorade or PowerAde, which provide liquids plus electrolytes, which can be lost in sweating, vomiting, or having diarrhea.  

If the problem is due to vomiting or diarrhea, you can buy some Pedialyte or your doctor may prescribe anti-emetic (anti-nausea) medication. These can be prescribed for you from your doctor. 

Over the counter anti-diarrheal medication is another choice as long as the diarrhea isn’t from food poisoning. (In such cases, it is best to replace fluids only and allow the bacteria causing the diarrhea to flush out of your system). 

Treating Severe Dehydration

If the dehydration is severe and you are suffering from some of the severe dehydration symptoms listed above, you need to consider checking yourself into a hospital and receiving IV fluids. 

IV fluids have not only the water you need but contain sugars and salt solution that will restore your normal electrolyte balance. It can take as little as a liter of fluid to turn around the dehydration or as many as five or more liters of IV fluid. 

Consequences Of Severe Dehydration

Besides seizures, one of the main consequences of severe dehydration includes damage to the kidneys. If the kidneys do not have fluid to flush through the tubules, you can actually suffer from acute kidney failure. 

The kidneys can shut down and will only return to normal functioning with careful replacement of fluids and time. Replacing the fluids too fast, however, can result in cerebral edema and electrolyte disturbance within the brain. 

Stay Hydrated

To avoid these horrible consequences drink water regularly. This is easy when you always have access to water, by keeping a bottle of water in your car, and on your desk or near you wherever you work. You can even keep a small bottle in handbag and refill it throughout the day.