Fremont, California comes out as one of the highest cities in the USA for keeping New Year’s Resolutions according to research, while Detroit is among the lowest.
It is an interesting correlation that Fremont has the lowest percentage of obese adults and Detroit has the highest. We are not going to dissect those isolated pieces of research just now but merely cast the Figtree Products eye over the art of the yearly resolution.
From the Resolution to the Goal to the Plan
You can’t avoid it. Everywhere the world is shouting at you to write your goals down. Without goals you won’t succeed. The most successful people are those who write their goals down, etc. etc.
Well, the next part of the goal is the plan which is all fine and good. But unless that plan includes exactly what you are going to do and when you are going to do it step-by-step, it has little chance of happening and if you don’t stick to it, it is doomed to fall by the wayside. That is why it also needs to be realistic – within reason!
If we do it properly, the goals we make are the set of instructions we give ourselves, but nobody likes being told what to do even by ourselves!
Is this the psychological self-sabotage that causes them to fall off even before January’s out! The hardest person to discipline is yourself and that could be the issue.
But don’t beat yourself up. Let’s look at the top 3 goals that keep coming back and back for more like losing weight, exercising more and spending less.
Diets that start on 1 January are doomed to fail!
So you’re going to lose weight? And you are checking out the best diets of 2024 because you can’t decide whether to do the Keto Diet or the DASH Diet.
But to start a diet on l January is just plain silly. Why?
You are going to do more Exercise
By nature humans tend to seek out the easy route: the quick fix; the get rich quick hype. Surely it is easy enough to find an hour a few times a week to go to the gym, or take a walk. The trouble is, it’s even easier not to!
Pleasure over Pain and Its Consequences
We are creatures of habit and will choose pleasure over pain at any cost. Whether it is unpaid debt, unattended appointments or simply failure to address small things, the result is inevitable. What starts off as a minor issue will gradually accumulate into a mountain of problems you never even knew you were creating.
Some of latest research says it takes 66 days to form a new habit. What are your poor habits that are stopping you?
So remember, it’s a CHOICE. You can choose to continue the insanity route out of habit or write what you are going to do in your calendar NOW, not tomorrow!
And it’s individual to you. Are you looking for the answer to your deficiencies on the internet like you chase your horoscope? Or will you put in the effort and create your own year?
Spend less money
More difficult than it looks or not?
With outgoings that always increase and income that seems to dwindle every year, it looks like we are fighting a losing battle or is it the pleasure over pain principle again? A few things you can think about are:
Overall, practise balance. Extreme austerity is both undesirable, unsustainable and unenjoyable.
And if you need an app to help you keep those resolutions, here are a couple of suggestions.
So what are you waiting for?
Oh and incidentally, if you are considering spring cleaning that grill, you can get our grill cleaning brush at HALF PRICE when you buy both the Grill Set and the brush together during January and up to Valentine’s Day/start of Lent. They make a great gift together.
Figtree Products is expanding its brand with two new outdoor dining accessories for your tasty snacks and beverages
Miami, FL, September 13, 2017 --Figtree Products Ltd is excited to announce it is expanding its Figtree-Chef Brand to include two new products which have just arrived at Amazon.
Both products are made from neoprene, a versatile fabric that is used for wetsuits that has increasingly lent itself perfectly to a variety of uses that capitalise on its insulating and protective qualities, such as laptop cases, sportswear and bottle coolers.
The new Figtree-Chef Insulating Wine Tote comes in both single and double bottle sizes. It is made from 4mm thick neoprene that will keep chilled bottles cool for up to 4 hours; it also protects against bumps and accidental knocks when carrying it out and about in the car to parties, picnics and beach for example.
Figtree Products CEO and owner said, “They are excellent for taking a bottle of wine or champagne to your host or hostess and they will turn your Chardonnay or Chateau Latour into the gift that will be remembered.”
In addition, Figtree Products are bringing to the market a neoprene lunch bag which is made to the same 4mm thick specifications as the wine totes.
Neoprene lunch bags have been a favorite among people who lead a busy, active lifestyle and they continue to be a popular choice for families because of their lightness, unbreakable construction and insulating properties. They hold just the right amount of food for the smart, health-conscious American and are perfect for children’s school lunches.
The new products come in two colors, one in the easily recognizable Figtree Products stripes with black interior, and an alternative with the design reversed - black exterior with the stripes on the inside.
The CEO and owner said, “We wanted to create products that were similar in appearance across the Figtree-Chef brand so we manufactured them in the Oxford stripe design found on our Barbecue Tools Set. whilst offering the more conservative option with matching interior that still complements the brand. This will offer customers the chance to buy a matching set of items that will make an impressive statement whether for a small get together or large-scale business function.”
To celebrate the arrival of its new products, Figtree Products is going to be offering a discount of 25% for a limited time. Updates about the arrival dates of the new items and how to access the discount code can be found on the Company's website www.figtreeproducts.com
Sometimes when the weather is cold, you’d rather just order a pizza and sit in front of YouTube or the TV but now the weather has warmed up, your thoughts may be turning to those juicy steaks you enjoyed last summer or you may be inspired to find some new barbecue recipes to try this year. But hey, did the grill get cleaned?
In an ideal world the grill is cleaned up perfectly after use and put away for the winter but somehow it often happens that you just don’t get around to it.
If it has been left out and has been exposed to the elements, what can you do to make your grill usable again?
There are no shortcuts in life but there are a couple of simple ways to remove the rust as easily as possible.
Here are some of the solutions you most likely have in your cupboard that you can use today.
Vinegar and bicarbonate of soda
If your grates are non-removable, simply sprinkle them with bicarbonate of soda and heat up the grill until the soda begins to bubble. Let the grill cool and use a brush to remove the now loosened rust.
Lemon Juice and washing powder
Vinegar and salt
If your grates are have really resistant burnt on debris and need something a bit more, make a paste out of salt and water and use a wire brush or steel wool pad to scrub the rust off.
Cola drinks (and this is why Cola is not the Figtree Products’ family drink of choice)
Coat your grates in vegetable oil before the next session. It will help prevent food sticking and help with rust resistance. Happy grilling!
Figtree Products who launched its brand new Figtree-Chef BBQ Tools Set last year is pleased to announce the arrival of its companion product, the 3-in-1 BBQ Grill Cleaning Brush. This particular brush design first appeared on the market during 2016 and continues to receive consistently high ratings for excellence and effectiveness. Figtree Products put this brush through extensive testing during the summer and decided that it was a high quality piece of equipment that should be included in the its product range. The Company found It not only performed perfectly but was the ideal accessory to go with its BBQ Set.
The design features a horizontally aligned brush head giving a wider area coverage with each cleaning stroke. The head is supported by six shafts making it an exceptionally sturdy tool. The 3-in-1 name comes from the 3 parallel roller brushes that are incorporated to make a single heavy-duty brush.
The wire bristles are wound into the shafts to lessen the chance of the bristles coming loose and finding their way into the food which can have serious consequences. While Figtree Products is confident that the brush will maintain its integrity for many cleans, it would urge caution when using all wire cleaning brushes of this nature and strongly advises that users apply common sense at all times, rinsing and inspecting their grills after use and replacing their brushes regularly
Cleaning utensils made from wire are among the best materials to clean charred grates and the Founder of Figtree Products referred to our longstanding use of wire to clean grills and burnt on residue since the first patent of the Brillo in 1913 – a concept which has proved highly successful for over a hundred years and continues to this day.
The new addition to the Figtree brand is available on Amazon.com
Thankfully the answer is – almost here!
With BBQ season around the corner just waiting to rise from the ashes of last year’s coals, we at Figtree Products are super excited to scrub up those grills and tools ready for another great run of backyard barbecuing, grilling, tailgating, searing, char-grilling and outdoor fun galore.
Just thinking about the mouth-watering treats and cooked meats you can almost feel the heat of a hot summer day on your shoulders. But it won’t only be imagination for long because BBQ-worthy weather will be coming on strong this weekend, sweeping across the lower states and even up into Central America!
With that in mind we say it’s TIME TO GET READY. Dig out your gas or coal grill and check it’s all working, gather up those barbecue tool sets and take stock of your supplies. Spatulas, forks, turners, and tongs – did they all survive the winter without anything mysteriously going missing? Perhaps it’s time for an upgrade? Our highly reviewed Figtree-Chef 3 Piece BBQ Tool Set has you covered either way so there’s no excuse not to be ready this year, remember you can never be too prepared!
Let’s take a look at who will benefit most from the weather this weekend with our BBQ Weather Watch below.
BBQ Weather Watch
Outlook: Looking Good For Cooking
Rising from the ashes of last year’s embers indeed, Phoenix leads the way and may even have already seen its first bbq and grill enthusiasts this year. With temperatures set to surpass 85 Fahrenheit this Saturday we know there will be a sweet cured smoke in the air, challenged only by aromas of sweet honey sticky sauce. Arizona be ready, it looks like you’re only getting hotter!
Area: Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Miami, El Paso
Outlook: Cool Barbecue Conditions
Dotted across America you lucky locations are even above the average temperature in your own states. With the rising weather you top off at just over 80 Fahrenheit on Saturday - offering the perfect chance to ease into the outdoor frame of mind by firing up that barbecue to complement the cool evening breeze. Don’t laze around too long though the weather is creeping up around you!
Area: Houston, New Orleans, San Antonio, San Francisco
Outlook: Getting the Glaze Ready
Sweeping its way up in waves, the mid-70’s heat signals the turning times, and we’re not talking about your grandmother’s out of date knitwear, you guys actually are on the verge of being in season. Get ahead of the game and brush up on your recipes and hey why not get grandma making that secret sauce instead.
Area: Dallas, Lubbock, Albuquerque, Oklahoma City, Denver, Jacksonville
Outlook: Hang Fire ‘til it’s Higher
Of course we would never discourage anyone from BBQing it up large (and kudos to those who do!) but we’d recommend taking this time to prepare, both mentally and physically, for the onslaught of delicious meat treats that will be on their way with the coming weather. Why not start planning a family get together, party or event and dust off those grills and grill tools to be your trusty go to’s when you need them – it won’t be long!
The Message is clear – BBQ Season is (almost) here!
This sweeping weather is working its way up the country and we have every confidence it will continue to do so over the coming weeks and even right on through the season. Amazing news for lovers of the great outdoors, grilling gurus and BBQ brothers alike.
Figtree-Chef is a brand name of Figtree Products
Following the recent highly successful launch of their new Figtree-Chef 3-piece BBQ grill set, Figtree Products are pleased to announce to its customers that they will be holding their price at a discount of 50% up until the first week of December.
Black Friday is one of the greatest selling times of the year for online retailers and many people are using this weekend to get their Christmas gifts at bargain prices. Barbecue tool sets have increasingly been shown to be one of the hot selling items around this time because they are a substantial yet affordable item to buy both for the home and as a gift, and unbelievable deals can be found towards the end of the recognized season for outdoor cooking.
Indeed, as Figtree Products have found, the al fresco lifestyle does not necessarily end with summer since despite many people’s inclination to hibernate, there are many seasoned winter grillers out there. There are also many cold weather tips to be found for those who need them ranging from obvious safety measures like not using your barbecue inside because of the danger from carbon monoxide fumes, to ensuring that guests keep coming back for more because of the chief cook’s exquisite recipes and mastery of their art form.
There are so many different brands of barbecue tools out there that it is often hard to come to a decision over which to buy, but given the excellent reviews that Figtree Products’ recent release has received that refer specifically to their high-quality sturdy tools, strong and well-made case, and beautiful packaging, it can be said with some degree of certainty that their product will not disappoint. Figtree Products believe it offers truly exceptional value and their current half-price offer is extremely hard to beat.
FigtreeProducts would remind customers to check Amazon delivery times to ensure they are aware of the final dates for shipping in time for Christmas.
FigtreeProducts announces release of its brand new Figtree-Chef 3-Piece BBQ Grill Tools Set with zip-up storage case in fresh contemporary colors
Summer never ends for FigtreeProducts.com, retailer of quality kitchen and garden products, who are proud to announce the release of their first product, the Figtree-Chef 3-piece Stainless Steel BBQ Tool Set.
The Figtree-Chef Barbecue Tools Set features the essentials of barbecue grilling, including a Spatula, Fork and Tongs which have been designed with safety in mind. These have been manufactured with extra-long handles so the chef can reach across the grill without any risk of burnt hands.
The tools themselves are packed with useful additions that are cleverly designed to cater for all cooking needs and more. The spatula has a bevelled edge at the tip to aid scraping and flipping of various meats, two differing serrated edges to allow easy tenderizing and cutting, well-designed run-off holes for effective draining of oil, fat and grease and the tool itself has a built-in bottle-opener. The fork has two prongs ideally spaced for piercing and the tongs have curved ends to prevent foods slipping when lifted.
The set comes in a green, brown and cream striped zip-up carry bag with a grey trim and has been especially selected for its appealing and fresh color design that makes it stand out from other similar products in the marketplace. The set also comes boxed which Figtree Products believe adds that extra presentation appeal when buying for others at any time of year.
‘We are already receiving excellent reviews and are expecting tremendous sales of our product’ said the Founder and CEO of FigtreeProducts.com, ‘particularly in the run-up to Thanksgiving and Christmas when people are looking for gifts, as we believe it offers fantastic value.’
The Figtree-Chef 3 piece BBQ Set is available from October 2015 on Amazon.com