Feeding Bettas Live Food

One can only hope that by now you’ve read about the importance of feeding a variety of foods to your betta. And live foods are high on the list of those looking to add such variety. In other words they should be an important part of your betta’s diet. Simply because these are the closest menu items you can get that mimic the natural diet these fish eat in their native Asian rice paddies. Which is a healthy thing to mimic. Not an everyday part of their diet mind you. But you can’t forgo feeding live foods entirely either.

But this raises all sorts of questions such as:

Where do we get live food?

Can we easily make them a staple of our betta’s diet?

Is that even wise?

If so how much and often should we feed live food to them?

These are just some of the questions about feeding live food that we need to answer.

What kind of live food is available?

You will find a wide array of live food to feed them including:

Brine shrimp
Brown worms
Mosquito larvae
Earth worms
Grindal worms
Wingless fruit flies
Fruit fly larvae

Granted unless you’ve been into betta fish keeping for a while, some of these may not ring the (dinner) bell. But most can be either purchased or easily raised yourself.

Speaking of which…

Where to buy or get them?

Two options. First, you can purchase live food directly from the pet store. But make sure you’re buying from a reputable pet store to avoid the risk of such food carrying bacteria that may be the cause behind some betta fish diseases. Second, you can culture live food yourself. You can actually buy a culture by mail order and start from there.

Backyard garden worms as live food?

Not a good idea. Sorry but the worms you find in your garden or yard are not what we consider as the ideal live food that your betta should feed on. Such worms are most likely to be carrying bacteria that can make them sick. Not to mention they might have some traces of pesticides that can be fatal. So cross them off your list.

Do not overfeed

After you’ve determined where to get your food stuff from, appropriate feeding is the next challenge. Just remember never to overfeed since this could cause stomach bloat or worse, constipation. Besides, any uneaten food could easily foul the tank water which is another leading cause of premature betta fish death.

How much to feed

Okay so the trick here is to only feed your fish what it can eat in 1-2 minutes. And just that. Anything more than that would be labeled as gluttonous. Knowing as you do that that these guys, although picky eaters at times, will not hesitate to gobble up whatever is laid out for them since they don’t know where their next meal is coming from.

How often to feed

It is recommended to feed live food once a day, once a week. This fare should never be your fish’s main diet since again feeding live food is not without its downsides.

How to feed

Another trick. Since bettas usually dine near the surface of the water you just don’t toss grindal or blood worms into the tank and go about your business. Because what if your finny friend didn’t take note that you actually dropped the food in? In that case it might just settle on the bottom of the tank uneaten, lost forever. And uneaten food equals dirty water. And dirty water often equates to unwanted betta fish diseases. Therefore, be sure to remove any uneaten food, live or otherwise. Also, if you’re handling worms, some would want you to be sure to rinse them thoroughly to clean them up before serving.

Storing the food

Again, don’t be too eager to feed everything you have to your betta. Luckily you can store them in the refrigerator for a week. Maybe longer.

Some betta fish owners would rather not feed live foods because done wrong, they can be a way to expose your fish to disease. However feeding like this does serve a purpose. And that purpose is to provide a complete and balanced nutrition for your pet. Just make sure you’re handling live food carefully and you’re getting it from a reliable source. Do that and your betta should be swimming healthily and enjoying life for years to come.

Any Starch Eating Addict Can Eat Complex Carbohydrates Foods – And Yet Lose Weight


‘I always recommend a sensible diet, including lots of carbohydrates and avoiding too much fat. Dancers don’t need different fuel from other people – they just need more of it because they use more energy.” – By: Deborah Bull

Before we even talk about sensible eating of carbohydrate products, allow me to initially clarify why obese people consciously or unconsciously consume excessive carbohydrates products. Such people, because of their imbalance insulin production excreted by their faulty pancreas. Hence, they need to balance their bodily need for glucose by religiously follow the scientific carbohydrate dieting regime. For starter, this article even recommend that high fiber starch and other food stuff must contain a high proportion of complex carbohydrates. Get my drift? You bet!

To give you a bird’s eye view of this article, let’s uncover a quick exposure on the merits on how a dieter can eat a good and sensible carbohydrate centered diet. And yet lose weight! Such diet is possible, when we:-

• Adjust the diet to special situations
• Destroy our sense to feel guilty anymore.
• Not leave anyone high and dry
• Focus on permanent weight loss
• Accept the fact it isn’t for everyone.

Do the above ring a bell now? If ‘no’, just continuing to read! Trust me you will be amply rewarded after reading this entire tiny report. Want to bet?

Reason No. 1. You can adjust the diet to special situations.

Believe me, any good carbohydrate addict’s centered diet worthy of its name should be one of a dynamic and flexible plan. It must accommodate day-to-day changes in your life or your lifestyle. Hence even important food-related events whether its once-a-year anniversary celebration at the fanciest restaurant in town or the everyday family dinner should still be enjoyed while you follow such diet and lose weight!

Reason No. 2. You don’t need to feel guilty anymore.

Such carbohydrate addict’s diet must offer the incredible experience of being blameless -something many of us have rarely felt. The hundreds of subjects who followed similar diet in its first few years should not be burden with guilt-ridden cheating sessions. Normally such diet does not require you deprive yourself; you don’t need to starve yourself for days, weeks; you don’t have to eat tiny “diet meals.”

Moving on, let’s look at reason number three!

Reason No. 3. You won’t be left high and dry.

A good carbohydrates centered diet should not just abandon you when you reach your target weigh unlike many other diets do. We or other similar scientific diets recommended by us normally don’t take the Band-Aid approach that other ‘off- the- shelf’ diets have. These diets fail to help dieters to take their weight off. And then blame dieters for regaining the weight. Losing weight isn’t like a small cut that can just be protected for a week or two and then will disappear forever. Reputable weight Loss Problems Solvers always practices ongoing attention and concern toward their patients.

Shall we give a loud shout to reason number four? OK?

Reason No. 4. The goal is permanent weight loss.

Due to the nature of the mal-function of the pancreas, the goal of most Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet by right should not focus on unsafe quick weight loss. Its purpose must also achieve slow permanent weight loss in line with the pancreas reactions. Physicians and scientists agree that the faster you lose weight, the faster you are likely to regain it. It’s like the old story of a woman who lost 1,000 pounds or 50 pounds, twenty times over. That’s not what any good anti-carbohydrate program should be about.

The last reason is just as important as the rest. Trust me!

Reason No. 5. This diet isn’t for everyone.

Be forewarned that most people do not have the same metabolic response to carbohydrates that the other carbohydrate addict does. Non-addicted people can eat “normally.” But if you’re a carbohydrate addict, you cannot eat “normally” without eventually losing control. Trying to eat and diet like a normal person can only lead to frustration and failure. Agreed?

In a neat nutshell, this brief on why every obese carbohydrate addict must embark on a controlled and scientific carbohydrates diet can be packed neatly with these important points. Firstly any good carbohydrate addict’s diet must be adjusting the diet to special situations. Secondly, it should destroy the need to feel guilty anymore. Thirdly, such diet must not leave anyone high and dry. Fourthly, it should focus on permanent weight loss. And finally, it should accept the fact such eating restriction is isn’t for everyone. Easy to remember and put into action. A big ‘YES’ if you ask me.

My honest supposition is this. In the past achieving a balance lifestyle might have been practically impossible for you. Because food reactions were constantly wrecking the balance in your life by trig-gering your food craving, draining your energy and ruining your mood. But those days are over. At least now you have the shocking revelation that excessive consumption of carbohydrates may be the culprit. Agreed? If ‘Yes’ then I rest my case. Period.

Comfort Food For The Economy

If Obama and staff can’t quickly energize the economy, we will all need more comfort food. And, we will be eating at home more. As a society, I think we needed to slow down a bit and enjoy more “moments.” Today’s economic downturn may just have been the wakeup call we needed.

I personally have felt like I’ve been on a 20-year roller coaster blending family, career, friends, networking, volunteering, raising a child beginning at 40, becoming a widow, re-marrying, getting my daughter through college, being her career advisor, and—going to the gym!! I made money, saved money, and spent a whole lot of money. Is all this pure craziness?

I had a 17-year-old student from France, Audrey, about 16 years ago. I took her to Costco. She was overwhelmed at the low prices we have. She loved America. Two years later she came to visit again. She observed, “In France we are taken care of from cradle to grave by the government. As a result we have no money and prices are high. We don’t have much ‘stuff’.” This time she was trying to evaluate which system was best. I became more conscious of how much “stuff” we have.

Audrey got me to begin thinking also that it is a lot easier to buy things than to get rid of them. I am sure my age is the main reason. Young people can’t get enough “stuff.” My 22 year old daughter is a prime example. However, I did teach her that she could buy many things, but it is best to only buy what she LOVED. One time when she was in high school, she went into Macy’s dressing room and tried on at least 20 garments. She came out with nothing and said, “I didn’t LOVE anything.”

Why is comfort food the medicine we need in a bad economy. Well, it reminds us of what our mothers and grandmothers cooked. It is often the retro or classic recipes that nouveau cuisine ignores. It is often a blend of a lot of food categories into one dish. It often cooks for 30 min. to an hour adding yummy smells to the home. It makes us feel secure that someone cares enough for us to cook dinner. And, we then all sit down and eat together.

Aha, this is sounding good. Can we stop long enough to dine together as a family? It has been proven that there are huge benefits to children to have family dinners. The conclusions of a study done by Columbia University show that teens who eat fewer than 3 family dinners a week are:

o Two and a half times likelier to smoke cigarettes.
o More than one and a half times likelier to drink alcohol.
o Almost three times likelier to try marijuana.

Two researchers at the University of Minnesota investigated the potential benefits of family mealtimes and found children gain these benefits:

o Better nutrition
o Better language and literacy
o Fewer eating disorders
o Fewer risky behaviours.

Joseph Califano Jr., chairman and president of the national Center on Addition and Substance Abuse, says that “the family dinner is more powerful than any law we can pass, any punishment we can level” for protecting children against risky behavior. “parental engagement is a critical weapon in the fight against substance abuse,” he says. “If I could wave a want, I’d make everyone have family dinner.”

The new cookbook, The Food Nanny Rescues Dinner, Easy Family Meals for Every Day of the Week not only is chock full of comfort food recipes, but one day of the week is dedicated to comfort food, Monday. The author Liz Edmunds says that this is because Monday is the day after the weekend where children need to get back into the routine of school for the week. Comfort food helps achieve this.

My new year’s resolution is to slow down, have comfort food for family dinners, and learn to make bread and home-made pizzas like the author of the above book exclaims is not as hard as you’d think and makes mom very “special.”

NY Steakhouse has many varieties of foods to fill your appetite

Steakhouse is a perfect place for the steak lovers as it gives them all the pleasures of eating the food that they enjoy most. You can get various food items that can give you a delicious taste. Enjoying an evening at your favorite steakhouse with your family and friends can become one of your unforgettable evening in your life. You get involved with the activities like fooding, talking, listening music, dancing, drinking and many other that you forget about rest of the things of your life. It’s really awesome to spend your quality time in such a wonderful ambience. Steakhouse New York will let you have a wonderful and superb experience of your life.The steakhouse gives you only pleasure and excitement that you always want to visit this place for the purpose of dinning and enjoying.

Steak lovers call it the most happening place to be as they get a chance to take a break from their work. This is the place for all those who love food and they are always ready to make out some reason for outing. The ambience rejuvenates you and you want to spend maximum time with your friends or family in steakhouse. NY steakhouse has all the varieties of foods with specialization in dishes made of meat. You can get any type of food that you like, some are continental, mexican, chinese and many more. The restaurant has some specialty as well that makes it favorite place of many individual. Whoever gets the foods of his desired taste, he prefers to visit that restaurant quite often to make his taste bud experience the same taste. The main purpose of visiting the steakhouse is the mouth watering taste of the dishes. You can visit the restaurant anytime whether for the purpose of lunch or dinner. It’s always an adoring moment to visit the steakhouse with your spouse or beloved ones to enjoy the candle light dinner.

The inside ambience of the steakhouse is the most attracting thing that lets you to get involved with many activities. The atmosphere is exciting as you find people talking, enjoying and having all the fun. A beautiful atmosphere can change your upset mood into a happy mood and thus you can shed all your work pressure. The lighting system has to be flimsy that everyone happens to have only fun and enjoyment. The furniture also needs to be comfortable and elegant in looks and design so that it fascinates lot of visitors. You can even party with your friends and colleagues and can enjoy all the service in the restaurant. It’s an appealing place to dine out as well as to party with your friends and relatives.

It’s a general perception that steakhouse is famous for beef products but this is not true. You can enjoy many other food stuffs to make that is available in the restaurant.Basically, there are two different ways to prepare this food, one is half cooked and other one is full cooked. It has been found that steak lovers prefers half cooked than full cooked as it is more tastier. The full cooked beef is little drier and the half cooked beef is wet. Many of us like to start with some appetizers as it is a type of starter. You can also find some drinks to start with and almost every restaurant has this option to please its guests. In New York, you can come across various steakhouses that caters to give the best service to its guests.