Freezer SpellsWritten by Sam Stevens
For most part, I think that spells can be a valuable way to "act" out your anger, resentment, bitterness or jealousy. The very act of doing a spell can make a person who feels powerless or victimized, feel at least briefly, for at time that they are somehow in control of situation again. I have found following "freezer" spells to be quite satisfying to do, if you find yourself somehow dumped, oppressed or just plain wishing for some kind of psychological torture to stop. I am not completely sure if these spells or not, but when someone does me wrong, first thing that pops into mind is frosty insides of my refrigerator. I love these spells because they fall under category of corny spells, trailer trash wiccanary and because they originate from such an emotional, passionate and old style of witchcraft. Yet at same time they are very modern because they make use of fridge. Technically too, they fall under category of black magic because they are revenge spells, and represent desire to control another person. Being somewhat of a collector and connoisseur of corny spells, trailer trash wiccanary and any ritual that allows you to "act out your feelings" without necessarily hurting anyone, I thought I'd share them with you because they are a few of my favourites. Some of them have been sourced from Lexa Rosean, author of Supermarket Sorceress who is a master of Kitchen Witchery. Still I think important thing about a freezer spell is to start with basics and then make it your own. I know one natural witch, (a famous Canadian singer in fact) who knows nothing about freezer spells, yet every time she gets mad at someone, she writes their name on a little piece of paper, twists it up and throws it in freezer to "make it stop!" I discovered this one day when I was groping through her freezer for some ice cream and a flutter of little pieces of paper fell out to floor. When I asked her about it, she told me her intuition had told her to put people "on ice." The essence of a freezer spell is about time. The idea is to stop something in its tracks. Freezer spells also fall into category of binding spells, as often their purpose is to paralyse an offender. They are used for protection, but mainly for REVENGE! Here are a few of my favourites. THE BASIC ICE CUBE TRAY SPELL: This is all-purpose and what I like about it is that you can use magickal ingredients to sweeten or sour mix before you chuck it in freezer. Basically, you take twelve small pieces of paper and write down names twelve people or situations who have not been very nice to you or who have irked you or done you wrong. Think of twelve people who have been hostile to you, or who have a bad attitude towards you or who have behaved as obstacles to what you want in your life or career. Now stick these twelve pieces of paper in ice cube tray compartments and add a little sugar, or honey to sweeten up their attitude towards you. You could also add a few other things as well if you wanted - a little dill or parsley powder for improved communication, orange water for joy or rose water to increase loving vibrations. Then you fill rest of tray with water and stick in freezer. I like this spell because it is relatively innocent and is persuading others to think of you kindly and not to harm you. A more vengeful version of this spell would be to add substances like vinegar (to sour their experiences) cigarette ashes (to cause depression) or horseradish (to cause arguments.)
Your Metabolism and Fat LossWritten by Anthony Ellis
If you know someone that has been trying to lose weight and get into shape, you have probably heard words such as, "I just eat one meal a day to lose weight" or "I'm afraid if I eat, I'll gain weight" but sadly, this misnomer is why so many people are in "battle of bulge". People all over world still believe that eating breakfast, or even three meals a day will cause them to gain weight. In truth, as long as they are eating right types of foods and exercising, then three normal meals or six small meals a day will actually work better with their metabolism than eating wrong quantities or not eating often enough.
With more than half of Americans over age of 20 now being considered "overweight", now more than ever, we need to understand how metabolism works in relation to losing weight. Why risk having a heart attack, a stroke, developing cancer, or diabetes when all you have to do is make a few minor changes and live a healthy life? First, a person's metabolic rate is determined by number and size of respiring cells that compromise body's tissue, and intensity of metabolism in these cells. These two factors combined are what makeup physiological foundation of amount of energy (calories) in which a body uses.
Keep in mind that energy cannot be created or destroyed, just changed. As we know, potential energy comes from foods we eat. When talking about weight loss, there are three components of balanced energy, which include calorie intake, calories stored, and calories expended. The way it works is that if amount of calories taken in equals amount of calories being expended (burned), then there is balance and body's weight is stable.
On other hand, if balance becomes positive, caused by more food being eaten than is burned, energy is destroyed or in better terms, stored as body fat. It is important to remember that you can be eating a diet considered low-fat and still gain weight. The reason is that most dietary fat is stored while body is burning carbohydrates and proteins for energy. The problem is when a person gains weight, increased level of fat becomes stored energy until calorie balance is negative. For that to happen, amount of calories burned needs to exceed number of calories being consumed, no matter what macronutrient content.
Metabolism is rate at which body uses energy to support basic functions essential to sustain life. This metabolism is comprised of three parts, which include physical activity (20%), Thermic Effect of Food, also called TEF (10%), and Resting Metabolism Rate or REM (70%). Physical activity is amount of energy your body burns up during normal, daily activities to include housework, recreation, work, exercise, and so on. Obviously, someone that is physically active will burn more energy than a sedentary person will. TEF accounts for energy used in digesting and absorbing nutrients, which would vary depending on meal's composition. When a person overeats, TEF is increased because more food must be digested. Here is where metabolism becomes very interesting and what causes so much confusion.
One pound is equal to 3,500 calories, so let us say a person consumes 3,500 more calories than normal. That individual would not gain one pound because TED is accounted for but if 3,500 calories were cut trying to lose weight, then TEF decreases since there would be fewer nutrients to process. The result is that with energy expenditure would decrease, meaning that individual would lose less than one pound in weight. In other words, by cutting out too much food, TEF cannot work as it was designed to do. Now keep in mind that you cannot go around eating a bunch of junk food. After all, calories you do consume need to be healthy foods but what this does mean is that when you do not eat, you are actually working against your body in fighting weight gain, not other way around.