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If your spouse uses any of the following, it could be a sign there are problems in your relationship. Please remember, none of these behaviors imply the relationship is broken.
If you both have even the smallest bit of love and determination to fix things, there is hope.

1. “You’re overreacting”
In the right context, this harmless sentence indicates he has lost empathy for you. When you express that you’re tired, or that you’ve had a long day, how does he react?
If he no longer listens, or he tells you you’re overreacting, it’s time to sit down and talk about it. Showing gratitude – and empathy when needed — for what each of you do for the other and for your children is essential for a unified marriage.

2. “I’m not interested”
You must be the most important thing in the life of your husband, and vice versa.
If he says he is no longer interested in something that was once important to you both, even if the phrase is just part of a discussion you are having, it needs addressing.

3. “I don’t want to talk about it”
Physical affection and communicating feelings between married couples are the two factors that differentiate us from other species. We are rational beings who think and then act.
When your husband won’t communicate and avoids talking about conflicts within your marriage, it paralyzes growth in your relationship.
Find the right time, and with gentleness and patience create a healthy environment where you can both talk.

4. “I don’t have to tell you where I was”
You should not be the jailer of your husband, and he shouldn’t be yours; but phrases like this imply secrecy or lack of respect.
Even when you’re married, you need independence. You need to be able to breathe freely; but telling your wife where you were is not losing that freedom.
In such situations it is important to talk to your husband as many times as it takes. This helps you both continue to rely on each other

5. “I wish I’d never met you”
This is probably the most devastating phrase anyone can hear. Feeling guilty for any bad thing that has happened to him since the day he met you is a burden no one likes to carry.
This phrase is usually used in a heated conversation, but it should never be taken lightly. Most people who use this phrase don’t really believe you are to blame for everything bad in their life; they just use it to hurt you.

The most important thing in a marriage is to establish the rule that whatever happens, and even if love ends, you will always show respect — respect for your spouse and respect for yourself..

Nobody likes a girl who admits she’s hot. But luckily, I really don’t care what people think, so I’ll go right ahead and say it: I’m hot. I got lucky with my genes and wound up looking just as my name suggests. My mom is a beautiful woman, and I mostly look just like her.

That being said, I have grown up with people thinking that my life is all rainbows and sunshine. I have had people hate me purely because I look pretty. The sad thing is, they’ve hated me for things I have no control over.
Hot girls have struggles, too.

Some of you will be rolling your eyes, understandingly so. However, I think you should read more about what it’s really like to be a “hot girl” living in this day and age. There may be a few things that you’ve never thought of before.

My life has been anything but easy. Despite being a rather good-looking girl, I have been faced with a number of different struggles in my everyday life that some others may not have to deal with on a regular basis. Right now, I’m going to share with you 15 struggles of a hot girl.

1. Insecurity issues.
Girls that are hot have SO many insecurity issues. Very seldom is there a really attractive woman who feels that way about herself. The reason these women are so hot is because they work really hard to be in shape, have great skin, have long hair, and look pretty because they want to feel good about themselves.

2. High expectations.
If you’re labeled as the “hot girl,” you can never show up somewhere looking less than immaculate. People will assume that there’s something wrong or that you’re sick, and that really just SUCKS.

3. Hateful people – for no reason. Lots of women hate other women just because they’re good-looking. There’s no rhyme or reason to this, other than the fact that we are better looking than them. And most of the time, it’s not even our fault – we just got lucky! But people hate us anyways.

4. Uncertainty with our significant others.
We never know if the person we’re with likes us for who we are or because we’re super hot. Some people will be with a person just because they’re really good-looking and it makes them look better. It puts a lot of uncertainty in our minds and makes us doubt the whole relationship.

5. We don’t have things easy just because everyone thinks we get things easily. I once had someone not tip me at a restaurant because I was, “Hot and probably got a lot of tips all the time.” So I got $0 for waiting on his table.
The problem? A lot of people have that mindset, so it actually makes our lives a lot harder than those who are average-looking.

6. Workplace sexual harassment.
This is a huge problem for attractive women in the workforce and makes our days difficult. I was once told that I could no longer wear a pair of black slacks because they were “too tight on the butt” and made the male employees distracted.

7. Everyone thinks we’re stupid.
Beautiful women have the stereotype of being unintelligent. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had a conversation with someone new and they made a comment about how surprised they were that I was so intellectual. How insulting!

8. Insecure significant others. Our boyfriends are insecure as HELL. They are in constant belief that since we’re so hot, we’re going to end up leaving them because we can get anyone we want. Really? Because if we can get anyone and yet we choose them, isn’t that a compliment on their behalf?

We have to deal with jealous boyfriends putting us down all the time in order to make themselves feel better. And I once, had to deal with a boyfriend who forbade me to wear any makeup so I wouldn’t look so attractive.

9. It’s hard to make girl friends.
Girls hate girls who are prettier than them. It’s just a fact of life. Jealousy reigns supreme and makes it really difficult for us to make girl friends – which sucks because we just want a gal to talk to and share makeup tips with.

10. People yell at us for being confident.
Just as the beginning of this article stated, hot girls are not allowed to know or say that they’re attractive. If we acknowledge our great genetics, we are immediately branded as conceited, when we could just be confident women.

11. We can’t be friends with guys who have girlfriends.
Never. And I will say that I have lost a lot of good male friends because they got girlfriends that wouldn’t let them hang out with me – not even in a group setting! It’s been the saddest thing of all for me.

12. Cat-calling is not only annoying, but frightening.
Cat-calling is irritating to the max, but it’s also scary for us. We never know if one man is going to take their cat-calling to the next level and approach us… or worse. This also relates to being afraid to walk home alone at night or go on vacation in a certain spot.

13. We can’t be successful in any way without being accused of sleeping our way to the top.
One of the worst things in the workforce for attractive women is not being able to get ahead in their career without some a**holes accusing them of sleeping with every man in charge to get there.

This might not hurt some women who are confident in their abilities, but other women might be wondering if they only got promoted because the boss liked how they looked in a pencil skirt.

Being attractive may seem like it’s all flowers and butterflies, but some people never see the storms that threaten the livelihood of a good-looking, all-around hot girl. We’re trying hard to create better relationships in the world. But we can’t do it without YOU!

– BELLA POPE

Suya as it is being made and sold in many places should not be eaten because of the risks and dangers associated. I will try as much as possible to explain this in very simple and clear terms. This is to enable even a layman read and understand the message of this post. I promise not to mention terms such terms as benz[a]anthracene, Fasciola hepatica and Taenia saginata.

In fact, forget I mentioned those three. All I just want you to know are the risks and dangers associated with eating just any Suya.

What is Suya?
If you are reading this, you probably know what Suya is. But by way of definition, Suya is a spicy skewered meat which is a popular food item in various parts of Nigeria and is enjoyed as a delicacy in many parts of West Africa. It is traditionally prepared by the Hausa people of northern Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger, and some parts of Sudan.

Forget the dirty environment and poor or zero hygiene conditions in which Suya is made and handled in many places in Nigeria, there are other dangers that are inherent in the consumption of Suya – those that many would never know unless they are Food professional or have come across an article like this that explains it.

1. Suya and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)
You know when they say Cigarette kills? It is majorly due to the PAHs they contain. Many Suya sellers make their Suya by burning all sort of woods and charcoal to make their fire. Some even throw in such things as plastics to make their ember burn brighter in order to cook the Suya meat. Many of these materials burning under the meat contain these Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons — and do you know what these PAHs do in the body after enough consumption or exposure?

-Some PAHs are chemical carcinogens (cancer-causing compounds) while seven PAH compounds have also been classified as probable human carcinogens.
-.Some PAH compounds are mutagens. Mutagen is a physical or chemical agent that changes the genetic material (DNA).
-According to a finding, reported in an article on health.usnews.com, high prenatal exposure to PAH is associated with lower IQ and childhood asthma.

2. Potential of contacting zoonotic diseases
A zoonotic disease is a disease that can be passed between animals and humans. Since Suya meats are generally undercooked and in rare occasions carrying some blood on them, there is a chance that one could contact zoonotic diseases from Suya.
Take for example, during the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak, we were warned to stay away from Monkey and Bat meats. There was also a stern warning to always cook our meats very well before we eat them. Cooking meat very well cannot really be said of Suya.

Other type of diseases that can be passed from animals to humans include, LEPTOSPIROSIS, BRUCELLOSIS, BUBONIC PLAGUE, SALMONELLOSIS, etc.

Some zoonotic diseases can be passed from the host animal to human directly while others can be passed from consuming their products such as meat and milk.

3. Beef Tapeworm (Taenia saginata)
This is commonly known as the beef tapeworm – a zoonotic tapeworm. Like it was mentioned above, humans majorly get infected by consuming undercooked beef. The infection is may come without any noticeable symptoms but heavy infection can also occur with attendant symptoms. Heavy infection often results in weight loss, dizziness, abdominal pain, diarrhea, headaches, nausea, constipation, chronic indigestion, and loss of appetite. Heavy infections may cause intestinal obstruction in humans — this can be alleviated by surgery.

Suya can be very delicious and make a good delicacy if well cooked and appropriate types of woods are used for smoking.

For example, it is advised to cook/heat the Suya meat to a safe internal temperature around 80 degrees Celcius or more. Avoid adding plastics or fuels such as kerosene to the fire to make it burn better.

Finally, let me say that eating moderate amounts of smoked meat (Suya) without charring to a safe, yet medium temperature should not pose a problem.

And Yes, We are in a hard economy, girls should relax

Everyone knows drinking Alcohol too much can be bad for you—but that public health discussion doesn’t usually take into account how much fun it is to throw back a bottle of beer.

So a group of researchers in the U.K. set out to quantify the happiness boost you get from a glass of rosé or a well-made Old Fashioned.

Researchers used an app called Mappiness, created by the London School of Economics, to survey 31,000 users on their happiness at random points several times a day, on a scale of 1 to 100. They found that when users were drinking, their happiness increased by 10.79 points, the WashingtonPost reports. Since drinking often occurs when other pleasurable events are going on (like socializing with friends), they controlled for those outside factors to find an increase of 4 points—a significant amount, according to the researchers.

Intriguingly, the researchers found, “Drinking had the greatest impact when it came alongside otherwise unenjoyable activities (traveling/commuting, waiting), and only increased the happiness of already enjoyable activities by smaller amounts (socializing, making love).”

While alcohol did boost happiness in the short term, it was not shown to make users more content in the long term.
The researchers believe this information should be kept in mind when policy makers seek to address alcohol abuse, since wellbeing plays a large role in people’s decision to drink.

-WashingtonPost

Who has Sickle Cell Disease, SCD, and why are some  people born with this disease?

To Prevent Sickle Cell Disease , Know Your Genotype
Before Marriage

In the view of Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, CMUL, Professor Michael Kehinde, not less than 300,000 children are born with one form of SCD every year mostly,

in sub-Saharan Africa, where malaria is common. Kehinde, a Specialist Physician and Clinical Haematologist who for more than two decades, headed the Clinical Haematology Unit at the Lagos University teaching Hospital, LUTH, says parents who fail to verify their genotype before they get married, are to be blamed when they produce children with SCD.

A child should know his or her genotype right from primary school. The genotype is the set of genes in the cells of every living organism which is responsible for a particular trait or characteristics. Last week, while presenting his Inaugural Lecture entitled: “Human Unique Blood Cells and Consequences”, at the Main Bowl of the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Kehinde observed that, Nigeria being the most populous black nation in the world, unfortunately,  has the highest incidence of SCD in the world.

“It is estimated that around 2 percent of new borns in Nigeria are affected by sickle cell anaemia giving a total of at least 150,000 affected children born every year in Nigeria alone. “Sickle Cell Disease causes approximately 8 percent of all infant deaths per year. The carrier of haemoglobin S frequency is between 10 to 40 percent with an average of 25 percent in Nigeria. That means the sickle cell trait carrier population is over 50 million. Thus, one person out of every four persons has HbS.”

Overlooked epidemic
Further, Kehinde said if an inherited disorder can be described as an epidemic, then sickle cell anaemia in Nigerian would eminently qualify for that description.

“So it is an epidemic that has been over looked. People should know their genotype long before they get married and not just before or after marriage, because once they are about to settle down, there is little that they can be told again to change their perception. They will run away from you and settle down somewhere else.

Explaining that SCD is inherited and not acquired, the physician noted: “When AA marries AA, all their children will be AA. If AA marries AS, there is 50 percent chance that a child will be AA and 50 percent chance that a child will be AS. For children that inherit the sickle haemoglobin gene from one parent and a normal gene from the other parent have sickle cell trait. People who have sickle cell trait usually have few, if any, symptoms and live normal lives.”

Selection and consequences
“When AA marries AA, all their children will be AA. If AA marries AS, there is 50 percent chance that a child will be AA and 50 percent chance that a child will be AS. When AS marries AS, there is 50 percent chance the child will be AS, 25 percent chance the child will be AA and 25 percent chance the child will be SS.”

“If a couple with AA and SS genotypes marry, all of their children will be AS. When AS marries SS, it is 50 percent chance their child will be AS and 50 percent chance the child will be SS. When SS marries SS, all their children will be SS.”

SCD body functioning
The life journey of a person with SCD can be troublesome at times with occurrence of bone pains due to sickling and haemolysis so that the red cell lives only for about 30 days or less rather than for about 120 days (which is normal) as a result of prevailing unfavourable environment such as dehydration, infection, emotional stress, strenuous physical exercise, very cold weather, etc.

The red blood cells are  more fragile and more readily scavenged from the circulation, contributing to the chronic anaemia. Sometimes sickle cell crises occur spontaneously due to no identifiable risk factor. They have acute vasoocclusion events, chronic haemolytic anaemia and organ dysfunction due to repeated sickling episodes. Reduced flow and oxygen supply cause pain and lead to rapid destruction of blood cells.

Wrong management
Sickle cell pain crisis is a medical emergency in Nigeria and when we assessed the management of SCD pain crises in adults by medical practitioners in Nigeria, in  a cross sectional survey of 174 medical practitioners, we found that 70 to 80 percent of these doctors were giving appropriate strength of analgesics for appropriate severity in pain.

“Thirty two of 163 would however not prescribe narcotic analgesics even in severe pain rises, for various reasons. However, 38 of 174 would give inadequate quantity of fluid and 18 of 124 will not give antibiotic even in the presence of markedly elevated white blood cell count. 45 of 90 will give antimalaria drugs routinely.

Others will give antimalaria drugs only if there is fever.
“None of the doctors will insist on a laboratory menstruation of malaria parasitaemia before giving anti-malaria drugs. Although, 70 to 80 percent of doctors manage pain crises appropriately, it would be desired that all doctors manage sickle cell pain crises appropriately.

Management protocol
To achieve this, a pain management protocol may be introduced in order to ensure that every sickle cell pain is properly and constantly managed.

Survival
When we looked at our outpatient record in 1984, there were no patients older than 30 years of age. 31 years later, in 2015, 30 percent of patients with sickle cell disease were over 30 years. The oldest patient was over 60 years. This is as a result o the increased medical care and support instituted in our haematology unit.
The main cause of poor survival of children with sickle disorder is lack of consistent coordinated care and follows up.  On his part, the Chairman, Sickle Cell Foundation of Nigeria, Professor Olu Akinyanju, said with more funding for research, life can be more interesting for people living with SCD. He said as far back as 1972, American Congress passed the Sickle Cell Anaemia Act into law and put $250 million down to research on it.

Every year they are putting almost about that same amount into it which has been helping in making life easier for sickle cell patients. But here in Nigeria what we allocated to the whole health  budget is not even up to that amount. The level of awareness is still low. It is something that should be taught in schools.

“We have a 65-year old in our Centre who donated a generator to the Centre recently. Our hope is to get more people to reach that age of 65, whether you are diabetic, hypertension, you should be able to have normal life expectancy. That is why we need research, regrettably, in Nigeria, research is not our culture, the reason is that Nigeria believes in immediate result, but research takes a long process.”

-Vanguard News

You don’t need to feel guilty if you’re getting bored with your relationship. You just need to understand why you’re bored and do something about it! Relationships are tricky places to be in.

Sometimes, it makes you feel like the happiest person in the world and at other times, it spirals you back onto the ground and makes you wonder if you even want to be in one. Do you feel like you’re getting bored with your relationship?
You’re not the only person with those thoughts on your mind, so you really don’t have to feel guilty about it, even if your lover is head over heels in love with you.

Sometimes, these things just happen.
But should it come as a surprise to you if you get bored in love? Once you understand why you’re getting bored with your relationship, you can prevent it from ever happening again. And unless you truly understand the reasons behind the boredom, you’ll never really be able to enjoy a happy relationship without a bit of drama and boredom now and then.

The reasons for your boredom could be one of these, or all of them. If you can learn to eliminate these flaws or distractions from your life, you’d surely be able to overcome the boredom and enjoy a perfect relationship.

1 The daily routine.
Your relationship is a boring routine. It’s completely predictable and you know exactly what you’re going to do with each other every day of the week. When love starts to get monotonous, some of us can’t help but feel stifled like we’re stuck in a locked room.

2 The frenzied excitement.
Do you remember the last time both of you did something exciting together? When we’re in a relationship for a long time, we start to take surprises and excitement for granted. If you’re getting bored because the relationship doesn’t excite you anymore, do something about it.

3 The fragile foundation.
When two lovers fall in love, we always suggest that you take your time. Falling in love too quickly can build a romance on shaky grounds, especially if the reason both of you are together is because of one or two aspects, like great sex or a rebound relationship. Always take your time while dating someone before you fall in love or move in together.

4 Better opportunities.
Everywhere you look around, you see better dating potentials. You like your partner a lot, but somewhere deep inside, you feel like you’ve got the short end of the stick and deserve someone better.
If you feel this way, you really have no choice but to let go because you’ll never be happy with this person you’re dating unless you feel like an equal. Break up, go out and have fun. You may meet someone you deserve, someone who’s way better than your current partner. But keep your fingers crossed though.

5 Emotional affairs.
You may be having an emotional affair with a good friend or even a colleague at work, and not even know it! Do you find it easier to talk about your work or your personal problems with someone else but not with your partner? Unless you open up to your partner and communicate with them, you’d always feel disconnected and bored.

6 Sex is just boring.
Yes, it’s true. Sex can get rather monotonous after a few days, months or years. But that doesn’t mean you can’t turn things around and bring the sizzle back in bed.  If you find it more fun to think of excuses to avoid sex than actually have it, you’re more than just bored with your love life.

7 Special memories.
Special memories are everything in a relationship, just like it is in life. When you look back at your life, you remember it by the happy memories you have. The more the memories you can think of, the better and more worthwhile your life would feel.
Love works the same way. If you stop creating excitement and fond memories all the time, you’ll have nothing that’ll make your love feel special and wonderful.

8 Communication.
Do you ever get tired of trying to explain something to your partner because it takes too long to go into all the details? This is exactly how couples lose communication in a relationship. They’re too bored to talk about the little things because they feel like it’s unimportant. But in reality, it’s the little things that actually count.

9 Spontaneity.
Planning your whole life together is the perfect way to prepare yourselves and the relationship for the future. But every now and then, both of you need a few moments of reckless madness to keep the relationship exciting. After all, a little detour from the straight path now and then always makes things a lot more exciting.

10 You miss being single.

This is a scary place to be, and you can never get over it unless you learn to deal with it. It may just be a passing phase, but unless you learn to cope with it, the thought will pop back into your head time and again.

When last did you have great sex?
Not regular sex. Not run-of-the-mill sex.
Not ‘sarewagba’ sex. I mean great sex.
Sex that made your belly flip.
Sex that made your eyes roll to the back of your head.
Sex that made your toes curl.
Sex that made you hear the Lord’s trumpet.
Sex that made your hair plait dada.
It’s been a while, right?
But have you thought about the reason for the dearth of great sex in this country? You love him. He loves you. So why the hell aren’t you guys having grade A sex?
Before I tell you the reason, let me challenge you to have
great sex with your man tonight.
To do that you’ll need a bowl
of Icecream, whipped cream and a Jagged Edge cd.
Put the cd in your cd player and let that cool, orgasm inducing music waft round the room.
Get yourself in the mood.
When he gets home, jump on him and tear off his shirt. Tie his hands to the bed with his tie.
Then proceed to the kitchen to get the bowl of Icecream.
Back to reality……..

Alas, all these can’t happen because Nepa has taken light and there’s no fuel in the generator.
Jagged Edge won’t play and your ice cream will melt. Heat will nearly kill you people and both of you will be cranky as hell.
Then you remember :”But Buhari promised us steady
electricity when he was campaigning during the last elections o
Jonathan & Buhari…..denying Nigerians the opportunity to have great sex since 2011.
Democracy the sex killer.

” Hi, I hate long distance relationship because its just you dating your device.”

We get it, long-distance relationship are tough. However, while the situation may not be ideal, it really can be as positive or negative an experience as you make it. If you choose today to be intentional about making this a positive experience, you will be amazed at how the closeness between you and your spouse grows.
Here are some suggestions that will go a long way.

1. Be romantic
Write handwritten love notes, smother them in kisses and cologne, and send them via snail mail (super romantic). Or send your spouse your favorite perfume or cologne so they can spray it on their pillow at night and think of you. Say “I love you,” “You are gorgeous,” and other compliments of that sort –OFTEN

2. Practice healthy communication
If ever there was a time to be a great communicator, it’s now.  LISTEN! Listen. Listen. Listen. Listen. Listen. Listen. Listen. This becomes even more important when your connection comes over the phone or internet. Come up with little phrases, code names, or other words that are significant between the two of you – those little things build friendship and are a great way to quickly communicate a special message, and will help strengthen your love for each other.

3. Find reasons to celebrate
Celebrate hump days, milestones, and other small and big achievements. Celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and holidays via Skype or other means. Set goals together and then motivate and celebrate each other’s progress daily.

4. Be loyal
Have an object/action that can remind you of your spouse (especially when you feel weak or vulnerable). This could be a trinket they gave you, your wedding ring, a picture, or just something you do (like tapping your heart with your fore-finger).

5. Send something thoughtful
Send gifts, pictures, care packages, and little things your spouse would love. Make homemade cards, advent calendars, memes, etc.

6. Try not to fight
Fighting long distance is the worst because the silent treatment can last forever. If you do fight, be quick to forgive, apologize, and say you’re sorry. Find humor in small things – share anything funny that happened in your day, or that you came across online.

7. Keep pictures of your spouse close by
Think of your spouse often – when your thoughts wander, let them wander to your spouse

I mentioned sometime last year to a friend that your protruded stomach or abdomen may not be as a result of too much fat — it could be due to bloating. I talked about how you can find out if what you have is a bloated stomach too What we will be discussing here are the food and other causes of bloating as well as the tips you can make use of to getting rid of a bloating.

1. What are the causes of Bloating?
Bloating could be caused by several factors and you may want to check with your doctor to find out what the cause really is. If it is not caused by a chronic heart or liver condition, it is probably due to the following factors;

– Eating too fast
– Using straw to suck drinks which sucks in gas with it
– Ovarian cancer
– Weight gain
– Overgrowth of bacteria in the small bowel
– Menstruation
– Fluid in the abdominal cavity (ascites) as a result of cancer, liver disease, kidney failure, congestive heart failure, and other disorders

2. The Food Causes of Bloating Explained

Apart from the habits and medical conditions listed above, foods can also cause bloating – which ultimately can still be released to medical conditions.

– Consumption of carbonated drinks and food that is high in lactose by people who are lactose intolerant like me (e.g. Milk) can cause a bloated stomach to develop.
– consumption of wheat gluten by people who cannot tolerate it causes it too.
– Foods made from Barley e.g. malt, malt drinks, malt flavoring and malt vinegar
– Avoid foods made from wheat flour e.g. bread, cake, pasta, etc., unless they are made from corn, rice, soy or labelled Gluten-free.
– Rye

3. What are the Symptoms?

The most prominent symptom is the feeling of fullness especially just after eating. It usually also come with distention where the stomach is visibly larger than normal. Other symptoms that may accompany it include;

– Abdominal pain
– Blood in the stools or dark, tarry looking stools diarrhea
– Worsening heartburn
– Vomiting
– Unexplained weight loss

4. Tips For Getting Rid Of A Bloated Stomach

If your bloating comes with any of the symptoms listed in bullets above, then you just have to see a medical doctor. Otherwise, adjusting your diet and eating habits can make your bloating go away over time. What you should do include;

– Chewing gum can cause you to swallow extra air. Avoid it.
– Reduce your intake of carbonated drinks.
– Avoid “gassy” foods, such vegetables in the cabbage family, dried beans, and lentils.
– Eat slowly.
– Avoid sucking drinks with a straw.
– Lose weight if you are overweight.
– Use lactose-free dairy products, e.g. Yoghurt.

Feel free to email JosephAbalokwu@yahoo.com if you have questions and suggestions on this topic

We ectomorphs have been truly blessed by God. We can fit into tiny spaces, dancing comes naturally and the most fun fact of all…, we can actually eat like an ogre and not gain any weight. Who’s to blame? Our crazy super-fast metabolism or nature?

It’s quite annoying when many people think we are anorexic or starving, many of us have been called skinny so much that we have incorporated it as a name. If you still can’t decide if it’s a blessing or a curse, shut off that thought for a while, here are the major skinny people problems;

1. People (especially parents) are always asking if you’re eating properly.

2. Whenever you go home, your mum is constantly trying to make you eat

3. You still wear your high school bra

4. You buy the smallest adult sizes of clothes

5. Family friends are always asking your parents if you’re ill

6. Being Skinny makes your feet look long

7. People are always picking on you and testing their strength on you

8. You sign up for a gym, you exercise your life out, yet you only lose more weight.

9.  Inability to freely take off your shirt when at the beach.

10. For some reason, being skinny makes you less graceful when it comes to dancing

11. Most clothes meant to bring out curves, don’t fit properly.

12. People tend to see you as incapable of handling stressful things

13. You’re always being labeled with names like thread, broom stick, tooth pick etc.

14. The time taken to put on and pull off your skinny trousers is exhausting.

15. Your wrist watch and bracelet need super adjustment because you’re skinny.

16. You definitely have to make extra holes in almost every belt you wear.

17. Clothes can be a nightmare. You find trousers with the right waist, but the length is always a few inches short. You probably will have to visit the tailor to readjust all your clothes (can’t say about underwear though).

18. Just because of your size, you’re always being asked to squeeze through gaps that other people can’t get in.

19. Lacking natural insulation means you’re always cold, which is really annoying but not as annoying as people pointing out how skinny you are.

20. When it comes to food, it’s always a dilemma between being served too little because people think you don’t eat much or being served too much because they think you need to eat.