Not eating is not healthy

It’s well known that in order to lose weight, you have to 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 just decrease the calories you eat to almost nothing? This seems to be an easy and logical way to create a enormous calorie deficit which should lead to losing weight, right?

Wrong!

Starving yourself to lose weight is the absolute wrong thing you should do in order to achieve a long term weight loss. In actuality, you may be endangering your health and making it very tricky for yourself to shed weight and keep it off for a long time to come.

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Why starving yourself to lose weight does not work?

1. Palm Bay Rat Removal – Have ever tried going without food for at least 1-2 days, or even going on very little of it? It’s not fun. In actuality, it can quickly become quite depressing. This is precisely what you don’t want to happen when you are trying to drop weight. You want to remain motivated so you will have the ability to stick to your diet plan for the future. Starving yourself will make this very tricky.

2. Disrupting your health – Just like a car can not run without fuel, your body can not run without food. You could be risking your health if you’re trying to starve yourself. You may experience tiredness, lack of energy, loss of muscle, hair loss. Trust me, this is insecure.

3. In terms of weight loss, starving yourself might be counterproductive. The reason is that when you cut down your calorie intake too low, your body goes into starvation mode. It slows down your metabolism to reduce 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 are going to be able to survive without food for as long as you can. It is a survival mechanism.

If your metabolism slows down, your body loses weight more and more slowly until you just can’t drop weight anymore because you’re burning so few calories.

I hope that I have convinced you not to go on a starvation diet. It’s not a wise way to try to lose weight.

Vultures

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

Free stock photo of bird, animal, beak, outdoors

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

The truth about turkey vultures:

Gentle, caring and dedicated parents
Do not spread any diseases at all, contrary to popular beliefs
Crucial part of Nature’s cleanup crew
Perform removal of carcasses before they can become diseased
Purify environment by eliminating animal cadavers that are already infected
Considered sacred in some cultures for their gift of sanitizing
Enjoy soaring on high with hot thermals to lift them upward
Resemble wild turkeys with their red featherless head, dark body and two-tone wings
Lazy, dirty, aggressive, morbid harbingers of death? While those are clear responses, I fear they are based on pictures conjured up by Hollywood Westerns.

The black vultures most often seen in the west and south throughout Mexico are indeed competitive.

Common all over the United States, it is 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 which are dark brown, with silvery gray feathers on their wing borders.

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) for the task at hand. If their noggins had feathers, they would find all gummed up when they dove into carcasses. It’s not pretty, but it is true. Vultures would be spending far too much of their time preening and cleaning instead of 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, efficiency 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 possible predatory attacks, and they are adept at providing loads of food for their downy chicks for the next 60 to 80 days.

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

Their scientific name, Cathartes aura, actually translates to either’purifying breeze’ or’golden purifier’. Either of those interpretations is more precise than the term’vulture’, which means to rip.

They’ll take turns, as opposed to fight over bits and pieces of flesh. Other birds, such as the black vultures and hawks, find it easy to drive them away from their own finds.

Possessing excellent immune systems keeps them from contracting any nasty diseases from the dead animals 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 resources.

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

The unfounded fears that turkey vultures spread disease frequently prompts intentional shootings and cruel poisonings and people calling Palm Bay Raccoon Removal for trapping. However, these birds keep the surroundings clean and disease free, as opposed to the reverse.

As humans, I think we sometimes tend to equate beauty with goodness, and ugliness with evil. The much maligned Turkey Vulture serves a noble purpose. We will need to look past the superficial idea of attractiveness, and provide the Turkey Vulture the reverence it has rightfully earned and deserves.

Information on Gopher Turtles

Where exactly do you get a title at? If I had one it probably would not be so flattering, alright now keep the wise cracks to you self! Knowing my friends I can guarantee it would be less than flattering. This brings me to an animal that’s been given a title with some authority. The Gopher Tortoise, Nature’s Landlord or maybe the Landlord of the Sand hills, either way it’s definitely better than the moniker that I would probably wind up with. Its’ claws are broad and flat with small protective scales extending up the tortoises shovel like front legs.

Gopher Turtle, Wildlife, Reptile

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 period of tortoise, allowing for it to turn around in any section of the burrow. The male Gopher Tortoise can have a mean of 17 burrows while the feminine preserves an average of 9, but it’s common to have more than one tortoise sharing the same burrow. Fellow tortoises aren’t the only species that share the burrows, actually not even close. The title Palm Bay Wildlife Removal Nature’s Landlord comes from 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 cold blooded 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 particular tortoise belongs to a group of land tortoises that originated in North America nearly 60 million years ago and out of the almost 23 species known to have existed on this continent as little as 4 species remain today. Once 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 under 30 degrees they will be male. The male tortoise has a concaved plastron (bottom shell) with a protruding plastron under 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 usually safe from most predators. Although the tortoise has some natural threats like disease and climate, humans are the primary cause for the decline of the species. In a list which range from street mortalities to habitat destruction human interaction has played a significant part in bringing this gentle herbivore closer to extinction. Florida gets the gopher tortoise present in all 67 counties that has it on the listing 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 some of the species that share its burrows couldn’t exist without them. Raising awareness and enforcing the protective laws is the only hope to keep Nature’s Landlord from being evicted

Are squirrels good pets?

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

Squirrel, Squirrel Eating, Wildlife

First, before you jump into getting your squirrel, it is important to learn a few basic facts.

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

As the infants come to maturity, the situation varies. They want to go off in to the world, live the life a million years of evolution have made them to reside, enjoy their freedom, and engage in, um, baby making actions.

If an adult squirrel is denied the life they were created to live, they become less cuddly, nervous, and possibly even a bit ornery. All of the energy they would normally use in a pure life outdoors now gets applied to chewing on your furniture, electrical cords, and maybe your fingers. Adult squirrels can’t be house trained .

The point here is, baby squirrels make excellent pets, but adult squirrels don’t.

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

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

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

And here’s some fantastic news. You don’t need to spend your hard earned money on purchasing a string of baby squirrels.

You can get them for free!

If you reside in a place where squirrels are found in the wild (almost everywhere), it is a sure thing that there are baby squirrels nearby that need your help.

Somebody in your community has probably already discovered the joy of raising baby squirrels. There can even be a wildlife rehab group or Palm Bay Opossum Removal.

At certain times of the year, state when a storm coincides with squirrel baby season, these rehabbers are probably flooded with calls from people who have found a baby squirrel. All you have to do is locate these rehabbers.

Tree trimming businesses locally also probably know who is rehabbing squirrels in your area.

When you find the rehabbers, don’t offer to purchase a squirrel. That won’t be what they’ll want to hear. Rather, volunteer to help, and seek their advice.

To maximize your chance of being welcomed by the local rehabbers, do some research first, and find out something about increasing squirrels. You don’t need to become an expert, just put yourself in to a position to ask good questions, and demonstrate you have a sincere interest in serving the needs of baby squirrels.

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

You don’t need to dive in to raising baby squirrels until you’re ready. As example, you might volunteer to baby sit infant squirrels for a couple days when the rehabbers go from town. You might volunteer to assist the rehabbers with their squirrels.

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

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

Keep your yard snake free

Most people do not want snakes to maintain their yard or garden. There are a couple things that may be done to manage snakes so that you do not need to have them around.

First thing you should realistically look into is a rodent pest problem in your backyard. Snakes will stick around if there is plenty of food to eat. If you take care of the possible rodent problem, snakes can move on naturally as there isn’t going to be a food source to eat.

Shallow Focus Photography of Python

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

One very simple way to deal with snakes is to use cat litter. This can enter the snakes skin and cause them quite a lot of discomfort. Sulfur is another common repellent but it may cause some issues with the level of your soil making your plants not grow too. Call Palm Bay Squirrel Removal for help!