Wednesday, 9 August 2017

How to Avoid Excess Carbohydrates

As an etiquette and Image Consultant, part of my work is helping you look good, present yourself well, feel good about yourself and stay healthy.

Many Nigerian foods and diets do contain too much carbohydrate which contain sugar and are stored as glycogen which is a fat content. As a result so many Nigerians are overweight even when they appear slim in stature. If you are heavy on carbohydrates intake congratulations, with this article you can now control your carbohydrate intake.

To start with, let’s look at what carbohydrates contain. Carbohydrates comprise sugars, starches and complex carbohydrates, including dietary fibre.

Glucose from starches and sugars are the main source of energy for body cells and is more efficiently used than the energy available from fat and protein. Glucose is the energy source required by the central nervous system. Carbohydrates have a protein sparing effect, allowing protein to be used for tissue growth. Dietary fibre is important in maintaining the health of the gastro-intestinal tract.

Because glucose and sugars are the most vital of our food requirements, deficiencies of it in the body can lead to draining protein consumed inappropriately and insufficient fibre which can cause digestive and constipation.

Excess intake
Excess intake is the major reason most Nigerians suffer from overweight. Why is that? Excessive carbohydrates in the body are changed to fat, leading to an increase in body fat, excess weight and obesity. And it is not uncommon for a Nigerian to take pap in the morning, eat rice in the afternoon and then, eat eba or fufu by the evening which is too much carbohydrate to have in the body for a day.

Carbohydrate sources
1.      Wheat,
2.      Rice,
3.      Pasta
4.      Yam/Pounded Yam, Eba, Fufu/Amala
5.      Corn
6.      Oats
7.      Bread
8.      Breakfast cereals
9.      Soft drinks, etc.

The Best Low Carbohydrate Nigerian Food Time Table You Need to Apply For Weight Loss

Take Carbohydrates moderately. Stay healthy. Now that you know you shouldn’t take carbohydrate excessively, comment on this article, give it a like, share it and follow for more tips.

Monday, 7 August 2017

DRS Online Free Manners Training For Mums

Some people wonder why etiquette training is necessary at all. They say don’t people naturally pick up on these skills throughout life? Not necessarily. Times have changed drastically during the past few decades, and etiquette and good manners are not nearly as pervasive or as clearly defined as they used to be.

Etiquette issues are far from trivial. No matter how brilliant a child may be his or her lack of etiquette and good manners will have negative impact on his or her success in life. If a child fails, well, so does his or her parents. And this is where our expertise becomes crucial to further the goal of parents who know intuitively that, a well-mannered child will have an extraordinary success in life. Join the DRS WhatsApp Virtual Learning Community for manners tips & strategies to help your children live in many good ways. View image for training details. CLICK TO REGISTER

Tips for Posting and Tagging Others

Many of the things you can do with Facebook is show off contents of your blog, promote your business, share videos and photos. As a Facebook user, it is not uncommon thing to log onto your Facebook page to find yourself tagged in a photo album of event you know nothing about.

What is some etiquette rules for posting and “tagging “others on Facebook to keep the Facebook friendship experience fun and respectful?

Avoid posting unappealing photos – no matter how desperate you are to show off your new dress or hairstyle or whatever it is you wish to show off to your Facebook friends, don’t be in a hurry to post. Calm down and edit your photos first before publishing to the world. Don’t just post photos to Facebook. Not every of your photo needs to make it to Facebook, particularly those that are ugly, unfitting, embarrassing and paint a poor image of you and your environment.

Avoid aimless tagging – tagging others in photos that are inappropriate or meaningless is rude. Tag those who are pictured with you in an event to let them know that, the photos of the event are now available online. You can as well tag a few people you wish to see your attractive photos or contents.

Pay attention to your image – if you are tagged in unfitting photos, remove the tag or ask the creator to un-tag you. This is not a rude request to make.

Respect your friends’ wishes – before you post photos of your friends you take together in an event, you should ask your friends first if they want their photos published online. Not everyone likes to see their photos on the internet.

Avoid uploading numerous shots – minimize the number of photos you publish. Not every single snapshot from an event should make it to your Facebook album.

Now that you know how to go about posting and “tagging” harmlessly comment on this article, give it a like, share it and follow for more tips.

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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

PIS Breakfast Prayer

Being part of Precious Integrity Schools, Breakfast Prayer for graduates was different from our previous training. Godliness met with good virtues. We were able to impart new and forgotten good qualities. DRS Etiquette and Image Consulting, we take the teachings of etiquette and good manners everywhere. Rich or poor, privileged or disadvantaged, every child deserve these skills to excel beyond all expectations.

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Thursday, 27 July 2017

How to Be Considerate of Co- Tenants

Which of these do you agree with?

A person should be considerate of co-tenants in the building where he or she lives, and avoid talking loud or playing loud music.

A person can keep noise high, TV, Radio in his or her home not minding co-tenants. After all, is his or her home!

If you agreed with the first statement, then you need to determine in your heart today to change and become an agent of consideration, peace and friendliness who promotes good neighborliness in your community.

If you agreed with the second statement, congratulations you are already a “learning person” who finds it helpful in brushing up on his or her manners.

Being a tenant in a flat, self-contained or owned house is not like living in some face-me-I-face you house. There are some kinds of quiet and peace you get to enjoy when you go to bed at night and when the dawn is near or any time of the day you escape from the noise out there to come back to your house. But this is not always the case anymore, especially in Lagos City where we have people from different part of Nigeria and the world, with fewer sweet and many unsuitable characters. Most people don’t know or don’t care to apply the rules of etiquette that applies to the non soundproofed indoor walls.

When you are fortunate and you can afford a roof over your head or you are staying with somebody, practice good neighborliness. Show respect for others living in the same building or next door with you. Understand that the walls of house are not soundproofed. Loud voices at night or early in the morning can be heard and it is very disturbing.

When it’s late night or early in the morning, be mindful not to make noise. Don’t assume because you sleep early or wake up early that others also keep the same routine and start playing loud music, singing or speaking on top of your voice.

It really might be tempting sometimes for you not to be aware of your voice volume especially when you are in your own house. No one is born to behave properly and appropriately in every situation.

I remember when I was growing up as a teenager, I can wake up anytime of the night or morning and start singing on top of my voice or clattering things as I move about the house. What I get from my old man at this time is: “Child, keep your voice down. Use your inward voice. People are still sleeping." He never got tired of teaching me this good neighborliness and prompt me to use it when need be.

You can also learn this good neighborliness and prompt yourself to use it until it becomes a part of you, and you in turn, influence others.

Lesson - If there is any lesson you take away from this article is that you should be aware of your voice at odd hours when you are around your neighbors, and be even more considerate of your family and friends.

Action to Consider - After 10 P.M. and before 7 A.M., avoid talking loudly. Keep your voice low in your home, including radio and TV. Don’t assume because you sleep late and wake up early that others also keep the same routine.

Sometimes in life you will need your neighbor's help and your neighbor will need you. But the absence of good neighborliness will prevent the chance to get help when pressing need arise. You won't even have the boldness to ask your neighbor for help, because you have not been the peaceful kind. Before I take off my fingers off the laptop keyboard keys for this article, I advice you to add good neighborliness to your dose of healthy living by being considerate of co-tenants, and maintaining proper noise level in your home. Be a person of peace and friendliness in your community.

Now that you know when to keep low noise level in your home comment on this article, give it a like, share it and follow for more tips.