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How Much Does it Cost to Use a Food Dehydrator?

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A common misconception is that it is expensive, electricity wise, to operate a food dehydrator. This is not true, even though dehydrators use electricity to operate their heating system and fans for longer periods of time, sometimes up to twelve and eighteen hours.

Food dehydrators are used to dry various foods by eliminating the water within the food. The water content of food is very high, typically between 80% to 95% for various fruits and vegetables and 50% to 75% for different meats. In order to minimize dehydration time, best dehydration practices to follow include slicing food into 1/4 inch or less strips and evenly spreading the food throughout the unit’s trays in order to maximize the amount of the food’s surface that is exposed to the unit’s heat and air flow.

However, even following best dehydration practices, a food drying process can take multiple hours. One temptation is to try and speed up the drying time by increasing the dehydrating temperature. This is not recommended and can result in case hardened food; that is, food that is dried and hard on the outside but moist and containing water on the inside. Case hardened food will spoil due to microbial growth.

So what do typical dehydrators cost to operate? Obviously the costs depend on the state and local area that you live in, however, within the U.S., on average, running a 750 watt unit for one hour would cost about 8 cents. Cost per state, per hour, for the same 750 watt unit varies from about 5 cents on the low end in North Dakota to almost 22 cents in Hawaii.

A typical dehydrator may run for twelve hours. As an example, assuming a dehydrator user lives in the state of California, a food dehydrator calculator can be used to estimate electricity costs required to run a 750 watt food drying appliance for, say, 12 hours straight. In this case the electricity cost would be about $1.21. In fact, most food drying units power on and off during the drying cycle so this would be a maximum electricity cost.

If the same Californian user bought about 3.7 pounds of apples at $1.29 per pound and dried those apples during that 12 hour time period, the user would have about 1 pound of dried apples and the cost of the dried apples would be $4.77. The total operating cost for one pound of homemade dried apples would thus be about $5.98. This homemade cost compares favorably to a well known national brand of dried apples that was recently selling at a major grocery store chain for $2.79 for a 5 ounce bag or a cost per pound of $8.93. Savings for homemade dried apples, made with a dehydrator, versus store bought – about $3.00.

Dehydrate your own dried fruit, dried vegetables and jerky at home using your food dehydrator. You’ll continuously save money versus store bought dried fruit and jerky and obtain a return on the cost of the food drying appliance. Further, you can control the ingredients that go into your food (most store bought dried fruit and jerky contain excess sugars and salts) and make great tasting food.

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The Law of Attraction – When I Reach For Joy, All Else Follows

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Joy is the vibration of source energy. It is the energy frequency that creates worlds. When we are in joy, everything else comes forth into our experience that we have been asking for.  This is the nature of the law of attraction.

To find a way to each and every day reach for the high feeling emotion of joy would be a way to have the most abundant life you could ever imagine. The universe is abundant in all ways.  All that we ask for is given, when we are in the vibrational frequency of joy.

People often think that it takes hard work and struggle to get what one wants in life. Nothing is farther from the truth.  Life is suppose to be fun and effortless.  When it feels like a struggle, that is a clue to us that we are going in the wrong direction to what we are wanting.  There are so many people out there working so hard, never relaxing, never taking a break or feeling like they can play.

This is not the way towards what you want. Imagine your way to whatever you want. FEEL your way to what you want.  Live each day with your emotions front and center as your guide. Oh this feels good and this feels good and this is what feels good now. Always reaching for that which feels good. 

For many people this would feel so strange at first because it is not their usual practice but it could be. Wouldn’t it be nice to have more fun? Wouldn’t it be nice to just be able to relax? Wouldn’t it be nice to feel so worthy of a joyful life that you just expected it and it was? 

Take some time each and every day to increase those things that bring you joy.  Do not wait for when you retire or when the weekend comes, do it today.  And then tomorrow increase that time, give yourself more time to do joyful things.  And then the next day continue increasing your joyful experience.  Within 30 days you will find a life experience that is very different than you are living right now.

Trust me on this. This feeling universe that is governed by the law of attraction responds to how you feel and when you feel happy and joyful, it is a glorious ride.

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What are Seduction Lairs?

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Are you familiar with Seduction Lairs and how to use them

to your advantage?

They are around purely for your benefit if you wish to get better with women. If you want to get better with women it

will help you if you find other individuals who share the same goals to keep you motivated and learn from. They are a great resource if you take advantage of them.

What you really want to do if join a local lair and find others who are good with women. Copy their beliefs, mentality and attitude and you will have the sameoutcome that they have.

You can also learn about all the major seduction methods in the lairs as the majority of them are open to just about anything that works.

If you do not live anywhere near a city that has a local lair why don’t you start

one?

Go to http://groups.yahoo.com/ and start a group of your own. Yeah you might not have that much skill yet but if you are actively searching for others and trying to help you will be surprised how quickly you can find some new friends.

Robert Torrey who works with Fidentia has run the local San Diego lair. He also has a group in Yahoo where all the presidents of local lairs hang out to discuss running a lair politics giving each other advice on what is best

for their group.

If you are thinking of starting a lair go here

RunningaPUAgroup-subscribe at yahoogroups dot com

Send Robert Torrey aka Nightlife an email at nightlife858 at yahoo dot com that you want to start a lair and would like to join the above group. Than add your info to the database on the group. There are many suggestions in older threads

of how to find members.

If you join any lair please let them know you found out about them through Fidentia.

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How Many Calories a Day Should You Have While Dieting? Lose Weight in a Diet

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Most health experts recommend slow weight loss program. It is safer and more effective compared to quick-fix claims of most diet plans. A sensible diet would allow a person to lose weight in a gradual manner. One-half to one-pound-a-week loss is seen as healthy and safe. Aside from that, it promotes a long-term benefit where you lose some pounds and keep it off for a long time.

Most people who are living a busy life but still manage to be active on a moderate level – meaning they can afford to exercise at least a few minutes a day – needs about 15 calories per pound just to maintain an ideal weight. Taking a 150-pound person as an example, he would need to eat foods that would not exceed 2,250 calories daily so he does not gain fat.

If you want to lose weight, the rule of thumb is you need to burn 3,500 cal more than what you consume. The result would be you would lose one pound a week. When you reduce your intake to 300 cal daily and exercise to lose 200 cal more, then you would definitely lose a pound per week or even more. However, remember that though you are limiting your calorie intake, you still have to provide the nutrients your body needs. The key here is a diet with a variety of foods daily. Low fat meals would be your best bet.

Success in losing weight also calls for reducing the fat that you eat. Fat in your diet should be less than the total calories you take daily; limit it to 30% and it would greatly help you shed of weight in no time. Also, bear in mind that you get better results when you pair a good diet with exercise.

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