Starving won’t make you skinny

It is well known that in order to lose weight, you must create a calorie deficit: burn more calories than the number you eat. If that is indeed the case than what could be easier than to simply decrease the calories you consume to almost nothing? This seems like an easy and logical way to create a enormous calorie deficit that should result in losing weight, right?


Starving yourself to shed weight is the absolute wrong thing you should do so as to achieve a long term weight loss. In fact, you might be jeopardizing your health and making it very difficult for yourself to shed weight and keep it off for a long time to come.

Belly Body Calories Diet Exercise Fat Fema

Why starving yourself to lose weight does not work?

1. Psychological – Have ever tried going without food for more than 1-2 days, or even going on hardly any of it? It’s not fun. In actuality, it can quickly become quite depressing. This is just what you do not want to happen when you are trying to lose weight. You want to remain motivated so you will have the ability to stick with your diet plan for the future.

2. Titusville Rat Removal – Just like a car can not run without fuel, your body can not run without food. You may be risking your health if you are trying to starve yourself. You may experience tiredness, lack of energy, loss of muscle, hair loss. And if you continue to deprive yourself of food for a long time you may cause serious internal damage on yourself. Trust me, this is risky.

3. Concerning weight reduction, starving yourself can be counterproductive. It slows down your metabolism to decrease the speed in which you burn calories. This is done to preserve whatever calorie stores your body has. It’s trying to make sure you’ll have the ability to survive without food for as long as you can. It is a survival mechanism.

In addition, when you start eating normally again, your metabolism is so slow that you start gaining the weight back!

It’s not a wise way to attempt and drop weight.

Information about Turkey Vultures

When I was a young girl, many, many years ago, my Mom and I often picked wild strawberries as a special summertime treat for that night’s dessert. On one occasion, as I bent down to loosen a bunch of sweet little red berries from their stalks, out of the corner of my eye something caught my attention. I looked beyond our neighbor’s house, and into the skies above’Sugar Hill’, where I had enjoyed watching so many awesomely beautiful sunsets. A large dark bird with an impressive wingspan was moving silently and slowly, circling in the skies over the hill.

Black and Gray Vulture Flying at Daytime

“What IS that, Mom?” My mom stopped picking berries and stood upright, shading her eyes from the bright sun. “Oh”, she said with a positive note,”that is a turkey vulture riding a thermal.”

The truth about turkey vultures:

Gentle, caring and devoted parents
Do not spread any diseases at all, contrary to popular beliefs
Essential part of Nature’s cleanup crew
Perform removal of carcasses before they can become diseased
Purify environment by removing animal cadavers that are already infected
Considered sacred in some cultures for their gift of sanitizing
Enjoy soaring on high using warm thermals to lift them ever upward
Resemble wild turkeys with their reddish featherless head, dark body and two-tone wings
When you think of vultures, what images come to mind? Lazy, dirty, aggressive, morbid harbingers of death? While those are understandable responses, I fear they’re based on pictures conjured up by Hollywood Westerns.

The black vultures most often seen from the west and south throughout Mexico are indeed competitive. They circle on high searching for their next meal, and squabble over their finds like selfish children.

Common all over america, it’s the turkey vulture which uses its highly developed ability to detect the stench of cadavers, even at great distances. These large eagle-sized birds game distinctive two-toned wings that are dark brown, with silvery grey feathers on their wing edges.

Turkey vulture heads are small and featherless for an excellent reason. Think about it–similar to workmen dress for the job, these birds do exactly the opposite. They undress (their heads) to the task at hand. If their noggins had feathers, they would get all gummed up when they dove into carcasses. It is not pretty, but it’s true. Vultures would be spending far too much of their time preening and cleaning rather than filling their bellies. The smaller head size enables them to get into all the nooks and crannies where the meat is. In the bird world, efficacy most often translates into survival.

When the young hatch from their excellently camouflaged eggs, they are powerless to defend or feed themselves. Their parents are ever watchful for potential predatory attacks, and they are adept at providing loads of food for their downy chicks for another 60 to 80 days.

In some cultures they are revered as cleansers and sprays. Buddhists believe they have the ability to release the soul and take it to Heaven. So it is a routine practice to offer their deceased to vultures for’cleansing’ and delivery into the firmament, also known as’sky burials’.

Their scientific name, Cathartes aura, really translates to either’purifying breeze’ or’gold purifier’. Both of the interpretations is more precise than the word’vulture’, which means to tear.

They’ll take turns, rather than fight over bits and pieces of flesh. Other birds, like the smaller black vultures and hawks, find it easy to push them away from their own finds.

Having excellent immune systems prevents them from contracting any nasty diseases from the dead creatures they ingest. When roosting on the floor or atop a dead tree stump, they spread their wings outward with their backs to the sun to help rid them of parasites contracted from their food sources.

If they feel afraid or threatened they regurgitate (frequently in the direction of the perceived threat). This offensive action repels, and takes their attacker by surprise, with the sight and awful odor. Plus, it serves to lighten the load for a quicker get away!

The unfounded fears that turkey vultures spread disease frequently prompts intentional shootings and unkind poisonings and calling Titusville Raccoon Removal for trappings. But these birds keep the surroundings clean and disease free, rather than the reverse.

As humans, I think we sometimes tend to equate beauty with goodness, and ugliness with evil. The misunderstood and much maligned Turkey Vulture serves a noble goal. We need to look past the superficial idea of attractiveness, and give the Turkey Vulture that the reverence it’s rightfully earned and deserves.

Gopher Turtles

Where exactly do you get a name at? The Lion is the King of the Jungle right? If I had one it probably would not be so flattering, alright now keep the wise cracks to you self! This brings me to an animal that has been given a name with some authority. The Gopher Tortoise, Nature’s Landlord or maybe the Landlord of the Sand hills, either way it is definitely better than the moniker I would probably end up with. Its’ claws are wide and flat with little protective scales extending up the tortoises shovel like front legs. Titusville Wildlife Removal

Turtle on Brown Ground

Their burrows can be up to 40 feet long and 10 feet deep, descending in a 30 degree angle. The width of the burrow is usually the length of tortoise, allowing for it to turn around in any part of the burrow. The male Gopher Tortoise can have a mean of 17 burrows while the feminine preserves an average of 9, but it is common to have more than 1 tortoise sharing the same burrow. Fellow tortoises are not the only species which share the burrows, actually not even close. The name Nature’s Landlord comes in the fact up to 360 different animal species seek refuge in the tortoises burrow.

The list contains the gopher frog, the Florida mouse, opossum, indigo snake, pine snake, armadillo, burrowing owl, gopher cricket, scarab beetles, the Florida Scrub-jay and many others. The Gopher Tortoise is chilly averaging 10 inches long and up to 9lbs, its’ life span ranges from 40- 60 years but in captivity can live over 100 years. This specific tortoise belongs to a group of land tortoises that originated in North America almost 60 million years back and from the almost 23 species known to have existed on this continent as little as 4 species remain today. After a year the female tortoise will lay an average of 6 eggs based on their body size and it takes about 100 days for the eggs to incubate.

The gopher tortoises have temperature dependent sex determination, if the temperature of the sand is over 30 degrees the hatchlings will be female and below 30 degrees they’ll be male. The man tortoise has a concaved plastron (bottom shell) with a protruding plastron beneath the tortoises chin while the female’s bottom shell is perfectly horizontal.

When the tortoises head and neck are completely retracted into the shell, the tortoise is generally protected from most predators. Even though the tortoise has some natural threats like disease and climate, humans are the primary cause for the decline of this species. In a list ranging from street mortalities to habitat destruction human interaction has played a significant role in bringing this gentle herbivore closer to extinction. Florida has the gopher tortoise present in all 67 counties that has it on the list as a species of special concern.

Other states like Georgia, Louisiana. And Alabama have them listed as a threatened species but South Carolina and Mississippi have the tortoise on the endangered species list. The Gopher tortoise is an important part of the ecosystem and a few of the species that share its burrows could not exist without them. Raising awareness and enforcing the protective laws is the only hope to maintain Nature’s Landlord from being evicted

Squirrels as pets

Where can I buy a squirrel?” This report will explain how you can receive all the cuddly squirrels you need for free.

Animal, Mammal, Hair, Cute, Fur

First, before you jump in to getting your own squirrel, it’s important to learn some basic facts.

Baby squirrels are unusually willing to be raised by humans. It’s remarkable. For the first six months of their life, if you give them good care and love, they will happily accept you as their mama. They are enthusiastic fun loving little creatures, and you may experience many hours of joy with young squirrels.

As the babies come to maturity, the situation changes. Adult squirrels are like adult humans. They wish to go off in to the world, live the life a million years of evolution have designed them to reside, enjoy their freedom, and participate in, um, baby making activities.

If an adult is refused the life they were designed to live, they become less cuddly, anxious, and maybe even a little ornery. All the energy they would normally utilize in a pure life outdoors today gets applied to chewing on your furniture, electric cords, and maybe your fingers. Adult squirrels can’t be house trained .

The purpose is, baby squirrels make excellent pets, but mature squirrels do not.

So, the wise way to have squirrels as pets would be to get a series of baby squirrels that you keep a few months each, rather than one squirrel you keep for years.

You release the babies in to the wild when they are ready, before they become a problem for you. They’re happy, you’re happy, everyone wins.

You’ll be surprised at how much your squirrels love their initial experiences with the natural world.

And here’s some fantastic news. You don’t have to spend your hard earned cash on purchasing a series of baby squirrels.

You can get them for free!

If you live in an area where squirrels are found in the wild (almost everywhere), it’s a sure thing that you will find infant squirrels nearby who need your help.

Somebody in your community has likely already discovered the joy of raising baby squirrels. There may even be a wildlife rehabilitation group.

All you’ve got to do is locate these rehabbers.

Contact your local humane society. Try the pound. Call some veterinarians. Tree trimming businesses or Titusville Opossum Removal in your area also likely know who is rehabbing squirrels in your area.

When you locate the rehabbers, do not offer to buy a squirrel. That won’t be what they will want to hear. Instead, volunteer to help, and ask for their advice.

To maximize your chance of being welcomed by the regional rehabbers, do some research first, and learn something about increasing squirrels.

If you take this approach, you’ll find the huge majority of wildlife rehabbers will welcome you with open arms, and help you have the experience you need to have.

You don’t have to dive in to raising baby squirrels until you’re ready. For instance, you may volunteer to baby sit infant squirrels for a few days when the rehabbers go from town. You might volunteer to help the rehabbers with their squirrels.

As soon as you’re ready to have your own baby squirrels, you will have to spend some money on supplies. It is not real expensive, but especially the first time, you need to stock up on formula, syringes, nipples, cages and so forth.

So, you’ve learned that baby squirrels make great pets, and adult squirrels do not. You have also learned that, if you do it right, you’ll never have to purchase a baby squirrel.

Keep snakes out of your yard

Most people don’t want snakes to be in their yard or garden. There are a few things which may be done to manage snakes so that you don’t have to have them around.

Black Yellow Snake on Green Grass

First thing you should realistically consider is a rodent pest problem in your garden. Snakes will stick around if there is loads of food to consume. If you take care of the potential rodent problem, snakes can move on naturally as there isn’t going to be a food supply to eat.

The next thing which you will have to do is to eliminate areas for the snakes in your yard to live in. Many snakes like regions with a few inches of grass so that they can hide in them making it effortless to hide and look for their prey. Eliminate large piles of wood and sticks in the area. If you store these in the yard, keep it off the ground. Eliminate stones and other things that a snake might have the ability to hide under getting from the sun. Make certain to carefully store yard toys and other things so snakes will not find shelter underneath them.

One very simple way to manage snakes is to use cat litter. This can enter skin and cause them quite a bit of discomfort. Sulfur is another frequent repellent but it can cause some problems with the quality of your soil making your plants not grow too. Call Titusville Squirrel Removal for help!