<![CDATA[ - Blog - The World of La!]]>Sat, 28 May 2016 09:06:20 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[La's Fitness and Diet tips No 24: Don't look at the sugar content!]]>Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:56:31 GMThttp://lawrencehilton.com/blog---the-world-of-la/las-fitness-and-diet-tips-no-24-dont-look-at-the-sugar-content
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La's Fitness and Diet tips No 24: Don't look at the sugar content!

I recently decided that I need to go on diet before summer kicks in, so as to be able to walk with confidence in my two piece speedo on the beach this year. When it comes to dieting, my mantra has always been less is more, well more or less.

So I decided to try and find the smallest sweets I could find to use a treat (positive reinforcement) after any exercise such as such as having to get up off my chair and walk all the way down the passage (aerobic exercise) to then open the cupboard (muscles strength building) and then improving my hand eye co-ordination by throwing the sweets one at a time into my mouth.

Anyway, anyway the smallest sweets I could find are called Midget Gems from Sainsbury's. They are only 50p a packet and what's great is that they are made with 100% although artificial, REAL fruit flavourings.

However, when on diet it is important to check the nutritional content labels and I was shocked to see that the number of sweets that make up 25g (one serving) is only the amount shown on my scale. Count them with me in the pic ...one, two three ...no you don't have time for that so trust me when I tell you there are ONLY 11 sweets.
I was again shocked then devastated to discover that those 11 tiny little things contain 16% of the sugars one is recommended to have in a day. So 6 more of these tiny tiny handfuls and that's it, you've basically blown your allowed daily sugar content!!!

You can imagine my relief when I realized that it is far better to look at the energy content and found that these 11 sweets provide only 4% of your daily energy needs. So you can quite safely and without conscience have 20 of the portions shown in the pic to reach only a small percentage ( 80%) of your daily energy requirements.
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So if you can limit yourself to 20 portions you still need to find 20% more food to reach the energy that you need to survive!

So when on diet, today's tip is ignore the sugar content and only look at the energy content.

Get out there and live life till you're full!

As always, use it don't lose it!
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<![CDATA[La's Tips No. 224: Stop Monkeying Around! ]]>Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:30:35 GMThttp://lawrencehilton.com/blog---the-world-of-la/las-tips-no-224-stop-monkeying-around
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Stop monkeying around - Don't measure your self-worth by your works alone! 
For many years I felt like one of those monkeys that they say if you put an infinite number of them in front of a keyboard for an infinity then one of them would end up typing the entire works of William Shakespeare. For years I had hoped and then thought perhaps that it was my duty to be that monkey, but quickly froze with anticipation and then some self-loathing at the impossibility of the task and the slow realization of my particular God-given blessed limitations. 

Well, I have now decided and realized that this particular monkey is not going to be the one to achieve that. Now with that knowledge in mind, I am just going to chill, relax and enjoy the rest of my life typing the first bit of nonsense that comes into this monkey's head. 

Anyway, Shakespeare has already written all of them!
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<![CDATA[Tips by La No.26 - How to beef up your acting CV!]]>Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:16:18 GMThttp://lawrencehilton.com/blog---the-world-of-la/tips-by-la-no26-how-to-beef-up-your-acting-cv
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La's Tips No 26! (inspired by the brilliant @westendproducer on twitter!)  

When auditioning make your CV look even more impressive by claiming to have played heavily costumed roles that would make it difficult to be refuted by even the most seasoned of casting agents. 
If by chance the real person who played the role is at the audition and starts arguing that it was them, throw your cape over your shoulder, act very hurt and indignant and find an exit as quickly as possible while shouting things like 'How dare you!' and 'I have never been so insulted in my entire life!' and 'After all I endured for the sake of the children' 

As always use it, don't lose it! 

Best wishes 
LaaLaa

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<![CDATA[You know that you have South Africa in your heart when ...]]>Sun, 22 Mar 2015 08:43:18 GMThttp://lawrencehilton.com/blog---the-world-of-la/you-know-that-you-have-south-africa-in-your-heart-when
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You know that you have South Africa in your heart when you look at the sunset from your London window and the silhouettes of construction cranes start looking like a meeting of giraffes. Not that we had giraffes browsing the acacia trees outside our Greenpoint flat in Cape Town. They were all too scared of the pride of lions that roamed the streets of Seapoint.... 

From my proposed book - 'I had a mortgage in Africa.' 

#‎wokeuplongingforCapeTown‬ 

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<![CDATA[Amazing Solar Eclipse Photo Sequence from London ]]>Fri, 20 Mar 2015 12:22:09 GMThttp://lawrencehilton.com/blog---the-world-of-la/amazing-solar-eclipse-photo-sequence-from-london
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These amazing photos were captured by Lawrence on his phone's camera this morning. When asked how he felt about capturing this momentous natural phenomenon on film, he smiled modestly and said, 'It really was just a case of being in the wrong place at the right time' 

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Dance Track - Don't get tense about English tense!

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