Intermittent fasting is becoming popular by the minute but there seems not to be enough information about it like other weight loss strategies, hence intermittent fasting mistakes.

Intermittent fasting has for a while helped many people to lose weight without having to sacrifice foods that they love. This is because intermittent fasting is rather than being a diet, an eating food protocol.

If you are new to intermittent fasting, you can check out this article on the different intermittent fasting types so that you can decide on which method you will like to go with.

What are the mistakes intermittent fasting beginners make? Why is it that they end up not seeing the results they would love to see?

Below, I will share the most common intermittent fasting mistakes causing a drag in your weight loss journey.

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1. Not drinking enough water


If you are not drinking enough water, you are making a serious intermittent fasting mistake. One of the reasons why you may experience headaches too often during intermittent fasting is dehydration.

When you are on your intermittent fasting journey, it is very important that you drink lots and lots of water. Since you are not eating for a very long time, your body needs fluids to compensate for a lot of fluid loss.

2. Starting Intermittent Fasting too aggressively


There is a kind of zeal that comes with going on intermittent fasting and this is the serious anticipation of results. As a result of this, there is a tendency to start out too aggressively and too fast.

If you are not the kind of person who misses breakfast or fasts on a norm, you might become discouraged along the line and give up too soon.

It is therefore important that you start gradually. If you decide to go on the 16/8 intermittent fasting, you might want to start by fasting for 12 or 14 hours and increasing as the days go by.

It is an intermittent fasting mistake to go all in immediately. Don't start out with 20 hours of fasting for example, it will cause a drag for you.

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3. Eating too little


Because you are too eager to see results from your fast, you may end up eating too little. Eating too little will not be enough to sustain you throughout your next fast. You might also begin to suffer malnutrition which is not reasonable given that you want to remain healthy in this process.

Try to keep up with your calorie intake. A deficit in recommended calorie intake is definitely recommended but don't go too far.

4. Eating too much


When it is time to break your fast, it so happens that you might be too hungry for a start. This might trigger binging on food but this is a mistake and it will not cause you to lose weight.

After a while of abstaining frequently from food intermittently, your body begins to adjust and you may not feel hunger as such again but before you begin to adjust, you might need to get on with training yourself not to overeat.

One way to make this possible is to drink one or two glasses of water an hour before you break your fast. You should also eat apples and other foods that fill you up well. Add lots of proteins and healthy fats to your diet also.

5. Obsessing over numbers


Climbing the scale every morning is just going to cause a lot of anxiety, which isn't what you need at all. You want to be focused and ready.

It is best to check your weight just once or twice every week. That way you are not obsessing over the scale and jeopardizing your intermittent fasting/weight loss journey.
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Puff-puff is a very, very popular snack that most Nigerians love. In this article, we will be looking at the snack, how to make it, and other added facts you should know about making the snack.

The average Nigerian knows Puff-puff to be that round, soft, fluffy, brown, and fried dough ball that roadside vendors fry in large pots of vegetable oil. Puff-puff is a common Nigerian roadside snack. Some other popular roadside snacks that Nigerians love very much are Buns, Fish rolls, Sausage rolls, Suya and so on.

Lagos road side puff puff
Lagos road side puff puff
Puff-puff is a Nigerian name given to dough that is deep fried. Puff-puff is a very delicious snack that has the following characteristics;

1. The insides of the brown Puff-puff is quite spongy.
2. When you press Puff-puff, it tends to spring out back.
3. Puff-puff that is made correctly is very soft to touch and to eat.

Puff-puff is now served at Nigerian parties as an addition to the main courses, that is, it is a side dish served to the guests at a party. And also, it is best eaten while it is hot or warm. Why? This is because you will taste it very well in your mouth and enjoy it better, when it is at least warm.

The best thing about puff puff is that in Nigeria, people have become very innovative with it. There is even a puff puff festival by Dangote Kitchen. The many other varieties of the Nigerian puff puff are peppered puff puff, puff puff covered in caramel, plantain puff puff, chocolate puff puff etc...

chocolate puff puff
Chocolate puff puff, Photo credit: supermart
So, how do you make Puff-puff? What are the ingredients you will be needing to make this sumptuous Nigerian snack and side dish? What are the steps of making it?
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Puff Puff Ingredients

puff puff ingredients
nigerian puff puff ingredients. Source: nigerianfoodtv

To fry Puff-puff, you need the following ingredients;

1. Plain Flour
2. Yeast
3. Ground Nutmeg
4. Sugar (Granulated)
5. Warm water
6. Salt to taste
7. Vegetable oil

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How to make Nigerian Puff-puff.

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1. You should know the amount of people you are frying for. This is in order for you to take the right amount of measurement of the ingredients.

2. Add salt, add the right amount of sugar, add water and powdered yeast in a bowl. Mix them all together and set aside for a few minutes. now add your required amount of Flour and mix with the former mixture of yeast. Make sure you mix in the flour very well with the yeast mixture.

3. The resulting mixture you just made should be allowed to rise for up to 1 hour 30 minutes

4. Get your pot or saucepan preferably very deep and large, and pour enough vegetable oil into it. The height of the oil in the pot should be more than the 5cm.

The oil in the pot should be more than 5 centimetres because adding too little oil is not good for the finished result of your Puff-puff. Make sure you apply LOW heat to the oil in the pot

5. Wait for the oil to get very hot. Do you know you can test the oil if it is ready for frying? You can test if it is hot enough by adding a drop of the flour batter into the deep oil. If the drop of batter comes up, that is, it rises up to the top of the oil after you dropped it, then the oil is just hot enough for you to start frying.

But if the drop of batter stays at the bottom of the oil in the pot, then you have to wait a little while longer for the oil to heat up.

6. Using your palms, take up a bit of the flour mixture and drop it into the oil. Be very careful.
Puff puff deep frying. Photo credit: all nigerian foods
7. You can also use two spoons to take up the flour batter and drop it into the oil. Make sure you mould the batter in the shape of a ball before dropping it in the oil so that the Puff-puff can have a very spherical shape.

8. Fry the balls you've added for a few minutes until the bottom side is golden brown, but not too brown... Turn over and let the other side fry very well too till the  golden brown colour is achieved on both sides.

9. Use a big spoon to take out the balls (Puff-puff), when it has fried very well. You can place the fried Puff-puff on a serviette paper or a napkin to zap away the excess oil. Make sure you don't squeeze the Puff-puff with the spoon when taking it out of the pot.

10. Take out all the dough balls (Puff-puff) this way and allow all of them to cool a bit.

11. Do you know that you can also add sugar sprinkles to the body of the Puff-puff? Yes! Variety is the spice of life. What you  do is, when you are done, just roll the Puff-puff in sugar. It makes the Puff-puff sweeter... If you are watching your sugar intake, be sure to skip this step.

Other things to take note of;

1. In order to achieve a softer Puff-puff, you might want to add more water to the mixture of the batter. Just add about 2 tablespoons extra. Make sure it is not too much..

2. Apply very little salt to the mixture if you're watching your level of salt intake.

3. When you are frying the Puff-puff, make sure you don't add too much dough balls to the frying oil at once. This is in order to allow for enough space for each Puff-puff to fry well.

Conclusion.

Puff-puff is very easy to make provided you follow all of the above steps very carefully. Also, practice makes perfect, so you might want to keep trying to perfect your skills of frying Puff-puff.

Puff-puff makes the perfect side dish to serve to your guests and family whenever they visit. And it also serves as a perfect lunch time snack.

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Cakes and Crème

Cakes and Cream, a Nigerian cake company based in Lagos specializes in baking cake for consumers whether for their events, or just for taste buds satisfaction.

Cakes and Cream is a very popular cake company in Nigeria. They are known for their delicious and sumptuous cakes that come in different varieties. In this article, we will be looking at Cakes and Cream in depth, their location, menu and prices.

Branches of Cakes and Cream in Lagos. 

The Cakes and Cream company have four branches in Lagos. 

Surulere branch.

Cakes and Creme branch at Surulere is located at No 12, Ogunlana drive, Surulere, Lagos State. You can call their Surulere branch for your orders at (+234)08102930293. 

Berger Branch.

Cakes and Creme branch at Berger is located at 103, Isheri Road, Ojodu Berger, Lagos. You can contact their Berger Branch at 09082227222.

Ikeja Branch. 

Cakes and Creme branch at Ikeja, Lagos' capital is 95, Opebi road, Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos. You can call their Ikeja line on 08102910291. They open at 9am everyday. 

Victoria Island branch.

Cakes and Creme branch at Victoria Island is at 20, Adeola Hopewell street, VI, Lagos. You can call their Ikeja line at 08102920292. 
You can call any of their branches closest to you to order your quality and munchy cakes from them. 

Cakes and Creme Menu. 

Cakes and Cream company deals in all types of cakes for any event. Their motto even says, "If you can dream it, we can cream it." If you need any cake of any design or type, they are just a call away. They also offer free shipping for their customers and have amazing customer service. 

Birthday Cakes. 

Do you need to make a personalized birthday cake for your friend, your lover, your mother or just about anyone? Cakes and Cream specialize in such. They make cakes for celebrants and personalize the cakes to meet the celebrant's tastes. You get to choose the flavor you want your cake in.

On their website, at cakesandcreamng.com, they have different designs and styles for birthday cakes from the Cascading Flowers style which costs ₦40,000, to the Classic Ruffled design which costs ₦39,300, to the Bed of Roses design which costs ₦20,000, to the Gorgeous 40 design which costs ₦45,800 to the Matching Shoe and bag design where they make the cake with a icing shoe and bag on top, this one costs ₦66,400 according to the information on their website.

There are so much more designs on their website. You can click this link to go directly to the birthday cake menu section of their website to see more designs and shop for your own birthday cake. http://cakesandcream.ng/index.php?route=product/category&path=20

Wedding Cakes.

Cakes and Cream also specialize in baking and decorating wedding cakes for wedding and engagement events. Their cakes are worth their price and are really tasty and beautiful. Rather than giving the project of your wedding cake to a quack cake Baker, go for the professionals in cake baking and decorations.

They also wouldn't dissapoint with delivery and will deliver your wedding cake when you need it. Wedding cakes require specialty and professionalism. You don't want your guests or your clients if you are an event planner to complain about the cake you brought for them. They paid you well for the cake, and as an event planner, you are expected to deliver the best of the best.

Their wedding cakes prices range from ₦30,000 to ₦200,000 depending on the size, decoration and of course, your pocket. 

Engagement Cakes.

Do you want your engagement cake to be purely traditional? Are you a very traditional person that likes to stick to their roots? Cakes and Cream promises to make your dream traditional cake come through.

If you browse through their site, you will see a collection of cake designs that are very cultural and well molded. It is hard to believe that those works of Art are actually cakes? They have different designs for traditional cakes of which you can order your choice from their website at the Engagement cakes section. They have the Palm wine gourd cake design which according to their website goes for ₦28,600.

They have the Bride and Groom cake which goes for ₦46,200. They have Drum set cake which goes for ₦37,600. They have the Fruit basket cake which goes for ₦31,800. They have the Treasure chest design cake which goes for ₦67,700.

All prices are listed as according to their official website. There are many more engagement cake designs you can choose. Just go to their website at cakesandcream.ng and browse their Engagement cakes section. 

Children's Cakes

Cakes and Cream also have the category of Children's cakes. Children love the cartoons and shows they watch on TV. And many times, they want their cakes to be designed after their favorite TV character. Whether Sofia or any Cartoon character.

Cakes and Cream designs such cartoon character cakes for children. Whether the child is celebrating their birthday or graduating from nursery/primary school, Cakes and Cream has got your child covered. They have so many children cake designs up on their website. There is the Doll Cake design of Cinderella, the cartoon character cakes of Sofia and so many more. 

Apart from the cakes listed above, Cakes and Cream also bakes Buttercream cakes, Valentine Cakes for lovers, Sport cakes, and even whip ice cream! They also are experts in cake varieties like Black Forest cake, Red velvet cakes, and so on. You obviously can't go wrong with Cakes and Cream.

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egusi soup


Egusi soup is rich in fat and protein. It is prepared with melon seeds.

Ingredients for Egusi Soup


Egusi (grounded melon seeds)
Palm oil
Stockfish
Ponmo
Salt
Seasoning
Onions
Grounded pepper
Locust beans (iru)
Vegetable (ugwu) optional

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Method of preparation

  • Rinse the stockfish well and boil if hard for about 20 minutes.
  • The ponmo also should be washed well
  • Then, put a small pot on the fire and add a small quantity of your palm oil.
  • Leave the palm oil to get hot/bleach for about 2 minutes.
  • After that, the diced onions should be poured and left to fry for about 2 minutes while constantly stirring.
  • Add the grounded pepper or fresh pepper and locust beans (iru) into the pot.
  • Leave to fry for 3 minutes.
  • Add the salt and seasoning to taste.
  • Now, be careful of the amount of salt added due to the fact that locust beans (iru) also has its own amount of salt.
  • Then put the amount of egusi you want to use into a bowl and put little quantity of water.
  • Mix well to make sure the egusi does not have any lump.
  • Pour into the pot and add your stock fish and ponmo.
  • Stir, then leave to boil for about 10 minutes.
  • This is the part where you may want to put your vegetable leaves.
  • After boiling for about 10 minutes while stirring intermittently

Your egusi is ready to be served with any food of your choice!!! It can be accompanied by rice, solids (Eba, amala etc).

Egusi Soup by Sisi Yemmie



Featured Photo Credit: Sisi Jemimah

Recipe written by: Joy Adeniyi
domino's pizza branches in Nigeria

LAGOS – MAINLAND STORES:
DOMINO’S PIZZA AGIDINGBI

Address: 1 Wempco Road, Lagos
Store times – 09:00 – 21:00
Contact Info – 08099900639; 09099990339

DOMINO’S PIZZA AJAO

Address: 9A Osolo Way, Lagos
Store times – 09:00 – 22:30
Contact Info – 09080609999, 09037775749

DOMINO’S PIZZA APAPA
Address: 68 Calcutta Crescent, Lagos
Store times – 09:00 – 22:30
Contact Info – 09080099997, 08141326253

DOMINO’S PIZZA AROMIRE
Address: 11 Aromire Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos Nigeria, Lagos
Store times – 09:00 – 22:30
Contact Info – 0909999021, 08177727772

DOMINO’S PIZZA BODE THOMAS
Address: 86 Bode Thomas, Lagos
Store times -09:00 – 22:30
Contact Info – 08170700060, 09037807409

DOMINO’S PIZZA EGBEDA
Address: 179 Akowonjo Road, Lagos
Store times – 09:00 – 23:00
Contact Info- 08097777171, 08177707705

DOMINO’S PIZZA FESTAC
Address: Plot R 1st Avenue, Lagos
Store times – 09:00 – 22:00
Contact Info- 09038864362, 08179209999

DOMINO’S PIZZA GBAGADA
Address- 1A Idowu Olaitan Street, Lagos
Store times -09:00 – 21:00
Contact Info – 08170700066, 09037775855

DOMINO’S PIZZA IDIMU
Address: 229 IDIMU ROAD IDUMU, Lagos
Store times – 09:00 – 21:00
Contact Info – 08090415360, 08090415362

DOMINO’S PIZZA IJU
Address: 123 Iju Road, Ifako Ijaye; Iju., Lagos
Store times – 09:00 – 22:00
Contact Info – 08090415365, 08090415387

DOMINO’S PIZZA IKORODU
Address: 78 TOS Benson Road, Lagos
Store times – 09:00 – 22:00
Contact Info – 08090413134, 08090403152

DOMINO’S PIZZA IKOTUN
Address: 75 Ikotun-Idimu road, Lagos State, Lagos
Store times – 09:00 – 21:00
Contact Info : 08177709977, 08091777787

DOMINO’S PIZZA ILUPEJU
Address: 21 Coker Road, Lagos
Store times – 09:00 – 21:30

DOMINO’S PIZZA MAGODO
Address: 66 Adekunle Banjo Avenue, Lagos
Store times – 09:00 – 22:00
Contact Info – 09-037794866, 09099990906

DOMINO’S PIZZA MARYLAND
Address: 340/344 Ikorodu Road,Idiroko Bustop, Marryland, Lagos
Store times – 09:00 – 22:00
Contact Info – 08178000232, 08178000262

DOMINO’S PIZZA OGUDU
Address: Ramat Ramat Bustop Ogudu GRA. Ogudu Road , Lagos
Store times – 09:00 – 23:00
Contact Info- 08097771771, 08170777377

DOMINO’S PIZZA OGUNNAIKE
Address: 14C Joel Ogunnaike Street, Lagos
Store times – 09:00 – 22:00
Contact Info – 08090990322, 08141376450

DOMINO’S PIZZA OKO OBA
Address: 492/497 Old Abeokuta Road,Labak-Estate, Lagos
Store times – 09:00 – 22:00
Contact Info- 08090415355, 08090415357

DOMINO’S PIZZA OKOTA
Address: 92/94 Ago Palace Way, Lagos
Store times – 09:00 – 23:00
Contact Info – 08097777847, 08177733717

DOMINO’S PIZZA TOYIN
Address: 31/37 Toyin Street, Lagos
Store times – 09:00 – 22:30
Contact – 08090990300, 08141376449

DOMINO’S PIZZA YABA
Address: Plot 204 344 Herbert Macaulay Way, Lagos
Store times – 09:00 – 21:30
Contact Info – 08099900636, 09099990633

LAGOS – ISLAND STORES:
DOMINO’S PIZZA ADMIRALTY I
Address: 69B Admiralty Way, Lagos
Store times – 09:00 – 22:30
Contact Info – 08099900630, 08135343306

DOMINO’S PIZZA ADMIRALTY II
Address- 69B Gabby Adeosun St, Lagos
Store times – 09:00 – 22:30
Contact Info – 09099990122, 08177717790

DOMINO’S PIZZA AGUNGI
Address- 13 Agungi Road, Lagos
Store times – 09:00 – 22:30
Contact Info – 08099900632, 09038864361

DOMINO’S PIZZA AJAH
Address: 24KM Lekki Epe Expressway, Lagos
Store times – 09:00 – 22:00
Contact Info – 07-031731211, 08099900634

DOMINO’S PIZZA IKOYI
Address- 192 Awolowo Road, Lagos
Store times – 09:00 – 22:00
Contact Info – 09087420797, 09087420794

DOMINO’S PIZZA JAKANDE
Address – 1 Ologolo village road, Lagos
Store times – 09:00 – 22:30
Contact Info – 09087465205, 09087465208

DOMINO’S PIZZA SANGOTEDO
Address – 34KM Lekki Epe express way ,Emperor Estate, Lagos
Store times – 09:00 – 22:00
Contact Info – 08177707171, 08090413133

DOMINO’S PIZZA VICTORIA ISLAND AJOSE ADEOGUN
Address – 1A Ajose Adeogun, Lagos
Store times -09:00 – 22:30
Contact Info – 08090995777, 09037775751

DOMINO’S PIZZA VICTORIA ISLAND SAKA TINUBU
Address- 4 Saka Tinubu, Lagos
Store times – 09:00 – 22:30
Contact Info – 08099900635, 08135343310

DOMINO’S PIZZA ABUJA STORES
GARKI II
Address – 466 Ahmadu Bello Way, Abuja
Store times – 09:00 – 23:00
Contact Info – 08178000208, 08178000234

GWARINPA
Address- Plot 204 Bunkoro District 3rd Av., Abuja
Store times – 09:00 – 22:00
Contact Info – 07031731212, 09080099994

WUSE II
Address- 52 Kumasi Crescent off Aminu Kano Crescent(Opposite FERMA), Abuja
Store times -09:00 – 00:00
Contact Info – 09080099995, 09037794847

DOMINO’S PIZZA IBADAN
BODIJA
Address- 36 Awolowo Avenue, Oyo
Store times – 09:00 – 21:00
Contact Info – 09037775748, 09082099992

RING ROAD
Address- 6 MKO Abiola Way, Oyo
Store times -09:00 – 21:00
Contact Info- 08141321861, 09081099991

DOMINO’S PIZZA ABEOKUTA
OKE ILEWO
Address- 1 Post office road ,Ibara roundabout , Ogun
Store times – 09:00 – 22:00
Contact Info – 09087420787

SANGO OTA
Address – 38 Idiroko Road, Ogun
Store times – 09:00 – 22:30
09087420790, 09087420792

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chinese restaurants in Ikeja

Sunrise Chinese Restaurant

Address: 32 Aromire Ave, Oba Akran, Ikeja
Phone number: 0817 555 7222
Open times:  10:00 am - 10:00 pm


New China Restaurant

Address: Allen, Ikeja

New China


Address: Lower Ground Floor, Opic Plaza, Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Maryland, Ikeja
Phone number: 0803 301 9983
Open times: 11:00 am - 10:30pm


Chai Shen Chinese Restaurant


Address: 84 Opebi Rd, Opebi, Ikeja
Open times: 10:30 am - 10:30pm

Airport Hotel Chinese Restaurant


Address: 111 Obafemi Awolowo Way, Ikeja
Phone number: 0909 911 9900
Open times: 10:30 am - 10:00 pm

ZEN Garden


Address: 60, Isaac John Street, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos, Lagos, Ikeja GRA, Lagos
Website: zengarden.com.ng
Phone number: 0818 815 7889
Open times: 11:30 am - 10:30pm

Master Lee


Address: Oladipo Kuku St, Allen, Ikeja
Website: masterleechinesetakeaway.com.ng
Open times:  12:00 pm - 9pm

Chopstick Emperior Chinese restaurant


Address: Opebi road

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