If you watched last weeks episode of The Apprentice, you’ll have seen an example of upcycling – the
process of reusing unwanted items by converting them into something better. In this case, it was old clothes,
scarves and ties which were transformed into new garments which sold at eye watering prices.
Upcycling is something of a trend, appealing as it does to the modern pre-occupation with environmental issues and
reducing waste. We recently came across Dutch company Deadjeans who have taken this onboard. They recognised that
people can grow quite attached to their old jeans and that when they wear out, not all the garment is useless. With
that in mind, if you carefully cut out the back pocket of your beloved denims, the company will fashion it into a
felt lined phone sock. Price is a far from frugal 30 Euros. Not bad for the company when you figure out that
someone else provided the materials!
So…could you bring a pair of old denims back to life in some way or other, which would yield a profit. Or could you
upcycle some other garment? We’d love to hear how you get on with this, although anyone who decides to try
something with old underpants will be excluded from the newsletter without warning!
Here are five superfoods that can help you lose weight by eating
Lentils - are full of leucine, and amino acid which helps to burn fat fast. It is reported that
eating Lentils regularly could help you lose over 15lbs in 10 weeks.
Avocados - contain oleic acid. This helps with weight loss and prevents feelings of being
Pomegranates - are very sweet so they help fulfil you desire for sugary snacks. More importantly
their seed oil reduces your bodies ability to store fat.
Kidney Beans - There is an enzyme contained in these that helps to force the body to break down
Red Peppers - It is reported that eating these can boost your resting metabolism by 25%.
Apparently this is due to the chemical capsaicin which gives them their taste.
A young boy enters a barber shop and the barber whispers to his
"This is the daftest kid in the world. Watch while I prove it to you."
The barber puts a £2 coin in one hand and two 50p pieces in the other, then calls the boy over and asks, "Which do
you want, son?"
The boy takes the two 50ps and leaves.
"What did I tell you?" said the barber. "That kid never learns!"
Later, when the customer leaves, he sees the same young boy next to an ice cream van.
"Hey, son! May I ask you a question?" he says. "Why did you take two 50ps instead of the £2 coin?"
The boy licked his ice cream cone and replied,
"Because, the day I take the £2 coin, the game is over."