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Eggs Are Healthier Than What Most People Think

Eggs Are Healthier Than What Most People Think

Eggs have the ability to radically transform your life! For the better! I’ve never met a food source quite like the egg! Interesting looking, with a mind of it’s own, so easy going … allowing themselves to be fried, boiled, scrambled, flipped, baked, mixed in with others, dyed, hunted, juggled, the list is endless! Once they’re peeled, they will happily dance out of your hands, with an attitude like none other! And if carelessly placed on the counter top, will gleefully stroll quickly to the floor! Their qualities are exceptional and that’s why I’m going to explain to you why an egg is more than “just an egg!”

Lets begin at the beginning … egg facts … 1 deliciously large egg contains:

  • About 78 calories
  • 5.3 grams total fat
  • 0.6 grams total carbohydrates
  • 6.3 grams protein

Lecithin … which is contained in the egg’s vibrantly hued yolk, will radically transform your life! Efficiently and happily, helping your body to rid itself of excess stored fuel, breaking it down! Our bodies are dependent upon food sources to get adequate amounts of lecithin and according to Oregon State University’s Linus Pauling Institute, one of the best sources of lecithin are eggs. Did I mention how amazing eggs were?

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The white part of the egg is rich in selenium, vitamin D, B6, B12 and minerals such as zinc, iron and copper. The egg yolk, also contains some vitamin D, which aids in calcium absorption and assists in preventing osteoporosis, vital for a productive life!

Muscle building testosterone is created from cholesterol and as such, the egg is a perfect source for a building block for testosterone!

Eggs have a wonderfully high protein content, satisfying your body and mind, with long lasting energy! Perfect for enjoying before exercise, school, work, or any activity that requires endurance!

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They also contain an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are considered essential fatty acids. They are necessary for human health, but unfortunately your body cannot produce them, you have to get them through the foods you eat, umm.edu

Eggs are an incredible brain food! If you have important matters to take care of that require concentration and thought, eggs are your “go to” food source! The choline in them is a key component of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter in the brain that is essential for sleep, memory, attention and mood! Simply amazing!

Your beautiful hair, skin and nails are strengthened, because eggs contain all the amino acids that are needed to build keratins, a group of tough, fibrous proteins that form the structural framework of certain cells!

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Fun Facts …

Egg coloring began in the Middle Ages! Members of the nobility and royalty exchanged eggs that were covered in gold leaf and those who were poorer, dyed their eggs pretty colors and then they exchanged them as gifts!

Indulge in some of these delectable egg recipes …

  • Eggs Benedict
  • Eggs Florentine
  • Frittata Florentine
  • Egg Salad
  • Peppers and Eggs
  • Omelets
  • Egg Sandwich
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Eggs Over Easy
  • Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Poached Eggs

… there are endless combinations for you to indulge in and benefit from!

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Wonderful Travel Tip …

Eggs make an ideal travel companion! I hard boil one dozen eggs before any trip, place them in quart sized baggies, then place them in an insulated bag with a cold pack. They help to maintain my energy and mood in the airport, on the airplane and once I land. They make a wonderful snack at my destination! I place them in my refrigerator in my hotel room and enjoy them between meals, saving me from eating less desirable foods!

I hope I have inspired you to look at eggs in a whole new way! Give them a chance to show you why they are one exquisitely designed food!

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Last Updated on September 16, 2019

How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

You have a deadline looming. However, instead of doing your work, you are fiddling with miscellaneous things like checking email, social media, watching videos, surfing blogs and forums. You know you should be working, but you just don’t feel like doing anything.

We are all familiar with the procrastination phenomenon. When we procrastinate, we squander away our free time and put off important tasks we should be doing them till it’s too late. And when it is indeed too late, we panic and wish we got started earlier.

The chronic procrastinators I know have spent years of their life looped in this cycle. Delaying, putting off things, slacking, hiding from work, facing work only when it’s unavoidable, then repeating this loop all over again. It’s a bad habit that eats us away and prevents us from achieving greater results in life.

Don’t let procrastination take over your life. Here, I will share my personal steps on how to stop procrastinating. These 11 steps will definitely apply to you too:

1. Break Your Work into Little Steps

Part of the reason why we procrastinate is because subconsciously, we find the work too overwhelming for us. Break it down into little parts, then focus on one part at the time. If you still procrastinate on the task after breaking it down, then break it down even further. Soon, your task will be so simple that you will be thinking “gee, this is so simple that I might as well just do it now!”.

For example, I’m currently writing a new book (on How to achieve anything in life). Book writing at its full scale is an enormous project and can be overwhelming. However, when I break it down into phases such as –

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  • (1) Research
  • (2) Deciding the topic
  • (3) Creating the outline
  • (4) Drafting the content
  • (5) Writing Chapters #1 to #10,
  • (6) Revision
  • (7) etc.

Suddenly it seems very manageable. What I do then is to focus on the immediate phase and get it done to my best ability, without thinking about the other phases. When it’s done, I move on to the next.

2. Change Your Environment

Different environments have different impact on our productivity. Look at your work desk and your room. Do they make you want to work or do they make you want to snuggle and sleep? If it’s the latter, you should look into changing your workspace.

One thing to note is that an environment that makes us feel inspired before may lose its effect after a period of time. If that’s the case, then it’s time to change things around. Refer to Steps #2 and #3 of 13 Strategies To Jumpstart Your Productivity, which talks about revamping your environment and workspace.

3. Create a Detailed Timeline with Specific Deadlines

Having just 1 deadline for your work is like an invitation to procrastinate. That’s because we get the impression that we have time and keep pushing everything back, until it’s too late.

Break down your project (see tip #1), then create an overall timeline with specific deadlines for each small task. This way, you know you have to finish each task by a certain date. Your timelines must be robust, too – i.e. if you don’t finish this by today, it’s going to jeopardize everything else you have planned after that. This way it creates the urgency to act.

My goals are broken down into monthly, weekly, right down to the daily task lists, and the list is a call to action that I must accomplish this by the specified date, else my goals will be put off.

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Here’re more tips on setting deadlines: 22 Tips for Effective Deadlines

4. Eliminate Your Procrastination Pit-Stops

If you are procrastinating a little too much, maybe that’s because you make it easy to procrastinate.

Identify your browser bookmarks that take up a lot of your time and shift them into a separate folder that is less accessible. Disable the automatic notification option in your email client. Get rid of the distractions around you.

I know some people will out of the way and delete or deactivate their facebook accounts. I think it’s a little drastic and extreme as addressing procrastination is more about being conscious of our actions than counteracting via self-binding methods, but if you feel that’s what’s needed, go for it.

5. Hang out with People Who Inspire You to Take Action

I’m pretty sure if you spend just 10 minutes talking to Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, you’ll be more inspired to act than if you spent the 10 minutes doing nothing. The people we are with influence our behaviors. Of course spending time with Steve Jobs or Bill Gates every day is probably not a feasible method, but the principle applies — The Hidden Power of Every Single Person Around You

Identify the people, friends or colleagues who trigger you – most likely the go-getters and hard workers – and hang out with them more often. Soon you will inculcate their drive and spirit too.

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As a personal development blogger, I “hang out” with inspiring personal development experts by reading their blogs and corresponding with them regularly via email and social media. It’s communication via new media and it works all the same.

6. Get a Buddy

Having a companion makes the whole process much more fun. Ideally, your buddy should be someone who has his/her own set of goals. Both of you will hold each other accountable to your goals and plans. While it’s not necessary for both of you to have the same goals, it’ll be even better if that’s the case, so you can learn from each other.

I have a good friend whom I talk to regularly, and we always ask each other about our goals and progress in achieving those goals. Needless to say, it spurs us to keep taking action.

7. Tell Others About Your Goals

This serves the same function as #6, on a larger scale. Tell all your friends, colleagues, acquaintances and family about your projects. Now whenever you see them, they are bound to ask you about your status on those projects.

For example, sometimes I announce my projects on The Personal Excellence Blog, Twitter and Facebook, and my readers will ask me about them on an ongoing basis. It’s a great way to keep myself accountable to my plans.

8. Seek out Someone Who Has Already Achieved the Outcome

What is it you want to accomplish here, and who are the people who have accomplished this already? Go seek them out and connect with them. Seeing living proof that your goals are very well achievable if you take action is one of the best triggers for action.

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9. Re-Clarify Your Goals

If you have been procrastinating for an extended period of time, it might reflect a misalignment between what you want and what you are currently doing. Often times, we outgrow our goals as we discover more about ourselves, but we don’t change our goals to reflect that.

Get away from your work (a short vacation will be good, else just a weekend break or staycation will do too) and take some time to regroup yourself. What exactly do you want to achieve? What should you do to get there? What are the steps to take? Does your current work align with that? If not, what can you do about it?

10. Stop Over-Complicating Things

Are you waiting for a perfect time to do this? That maybe now is not the best time because of X, Y, Z reasons? Ditch that thought because there’s never a perfect time. If you keep waiting for one, you are never going to accomplish anything.

Perfectionism is one of the biggest reasons for procrastination. Read more about why perfectionist tendencies can be a bane than a boon: Why Being A Perfectionist May Not Be So Perfect.

11. Get a Grip and Just Do It

At the end, it boils down to taking action. You can do all the strategizing, planning and hypothesizing, but if you don’t take action, nothing’s going to happen. Occasionally, I get readers and clients who keep complaining about their situations but they still refuse to take action at the end of the day.

Reality check:

I have never heard anyone procrastinate their way to success before and I doubt it’s going to change in the near future.  Whatever it is you are procrastinating on, if you want to get it done, you need to get a grip on yourself and do it.

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