Like a lot of people nowadays I spend a lot of time surfing Facebook. I am sharing images of dogs and puppies being cute and kittens being silly with their best friends. However, I have been surfing the web for work out routines that are easy to follow and I can do anywhere. Of course, that affects my Facebook feed. I have been seeing many ads for pills, teas, and coffees that are helping people lose weight, but does it really work? Can a pill slim you down into what you want your body to loo like? The answer is no. No, a pill or a tea cannot slim you down to what you want your body to look like. You might want to know why? well, let me tell you with the research I have conducted with the help of my sister. I first asked her about these products because being a scientist and all she has to know something about these weird products that people are buying. Her response was that if you found a compound in a plant that increased cell metabolism, but that would eventually cause cancer because your metabolism is tightly regulated to prevent the release of reactive oxygen species. So, you would be doing more harm to your body then anything. Most of these ads advertise that they are made from natural ingredients and I think this is where people get caught up in it and start believing it. I, then asked myself "could it be a placebo effect taking part in this?" That's when I received an article called "Expectancy, Self-Efficacy, and Placebo Effect of a Sham Supplement for Weight Loss in Obese Adults" apparently there was a study done to study this phenomenon: All participants were randomized to 1 of 3 conditions:
We all like the idea of breakfast food, we like orange juice that is freshly squeezed, the taste of buttermilk pancakes, the sticky sweet syrup that we drown our pancakes in just to get a sugar high, the smell of freshly cut grass sweeping in from your window. Pancakes are a very common breakfast food no one can deny it, but I myself prefer waffles, waffles have more substance and you can eat two a be full. I grew up with my mom making crepes, we only had pancakes while camping and waffles were a rare treat for us, I learned how to make waffles from a recipe book titled "Company is Coming" but since then, I created my very own waffle recipe that is perfect for a solitude breakfast that is social distancing friendly. This will be enough for you a loved one to share.
This is a difficult challenge to write about. I would want to do many things once this pandemic is over, there are movies I want to see in the theaters, there are parks I want to have picnics in, there are clothes I want to shop for, there are restaurants I want to eat at with good company. But I do not know when this pandemic will be lifted and over chances are I will probably make my day look something like this.
I know that now many people have a Netflix account and there are so many great shows to watch such as Grey's Anatomy, The Flash, Friends, The office and so many more. However, there are some shows, which are great, but not too many people know about them. I only recently started to watch other shows that were on Amazon Prime and other streaming services. I will give you a great list of shows for you to sit down and watch until it is midnight.
The one thing that I look forward to most is my wedding day. I dreamed of the day that my fiance would propose to me and I would whip out a monica-style binder like in friends and start planning as soon as it happened. I did things similar to that, but thanks to Pinterest I did not have to make a binder. Now, I imagined wearing my white dress and walking down the aisle to meet my to-be husband. However, I would be lying if that's all I have been looking forward to all my life. I have been looking forward to my honeymoon more because it would be a great vacation with the one person you love in the world most and annoying relatives would stay behind. I always wanted to go to Hawaii as my honeymoon destination, even though I have been there before.
I watched Grey's Anatomy, The Flash, and Riverdale. They all have one thing in common and that is the stupid musical episodes. I enjoy musicals, do not get me wrong my favorite film is Singing in the Rain, I have lived through the High School Musical phase and loved it, I have watched wicked 21 times and did not get sick of it, but television dramas need to stop making musical episodes. They just have to stop it. It usually has nothing to do with the plot and it is just plain weird. The first musical episode I ever watched was Riverdale and it was...beyond weird. It felt awkward and off-putting. I was okay with Archie singing once in a while with his guitar. Then, of course, Grey's Anatomy had a weird singing musical and I could not watch it for the life of me, I fast-forwarded most of the episode and carried on with the rest of the season as it turns out I did not miss much. Then, in the Flash, I know that there are talented singers and that maybe they wanted to show off skills, but it was still rather annoying, I am more concerned about the plot than the singing. The episode was not as off-putting as I thought it would be because of the storyline. It's like watching Glee all over again. I liked the original songs better...please stop ruining my favorite songs and just carry on with the plot. It seems that there is no point in making musical episodes, they usually have nothing to do with the plot. The only show I respect to have musicals is High School Musical: The Musical on Disney Plus because it is meant to be a musical, so it all worked together nicely. Riverdale started out as a great show to binge-watch, but it took a slide downhill after the black hood was caught, things went beyond ridiculous with Archie being arrested and then put into some sort of secret fight club and then Archie and Jughead running away from a man who could and did find them wherever they went. Then, it got a little supernatural with the game that was a rip off of Dungeons and Dragons, which was intense and a little creepy, but it hit rock bottom as soon as they did a musical episode. I sat there for minutes wondering what I was witnessing at the moment. I was witnessing something weird and embarrassing. They should just stick to plot lines and taking down bad guys with secrets. To prove my point further the episode titled "Big Fun" had one of the shows lowest ratings at 4.0 out of 10 stars. All other earlier episodes rate at around 6 to 7, so you can see that large decline in the episodes. In Grey's Anatomy the episode titled "Song Beneath the Song" earned a rating of 6.2 out of ten where other episodes in the series were rated at 7.6 out of ten and higher. The flash had 6.1 out of 10, which was not the worst episode from the three television shows. The average rating for the Flash stands at a 7.7/10 and once again we saw the drop in the musical episode, it was not as dramatic of a drop compared to the other television shows. Now, on the contrary, there were other musical episodes on other television shows that did work such as How I Met Your Mother when Barney sings about the suits, but it added a certain element of humor in it and it was Neil Patrick Harris singing and who doesn't like him singing? because I certainly love it.