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Detox and Weight Loss – The Bitter Truth

What Is Detox?

De-tox refers to removing toxins. This has been a FAD for long in today’s world where we are introduced to various toxins through smoke, alcohol, highly processed food & heavy medications. The idea to go on a detox is to get rid of all these from our system. People try to achieve clean body via

  • Detox teas
  • Detox juices
  • Detox smoothies
  • Detox diets (that last for days)

Is it necessary?

Our body has an in-built system to convert toxic substances into useful forms & get rid of toxic residue in various ways. Organs that play a major role in keeping our body least affected by toxins are-

  • Skin
  • Kidney
  • Liver

In short, it is not necessary to do such detoxes with the purpose of body cleanse. The only people getting benefit from detox FAD are food & health industry who do million dollar turnover around this concept.

Detox for weight loss

All who go on detox claim to lose weight when on it. And inspired by this, people who want to lose weight go on detox diets.

But the truth is, as soon as you get back to regular eating, you are going to regain the lost weight (or even more!!!) It is because detox drinks & foods are low in calorie (basically low in carb content). Since carbs tend to hold water in the body, when carb intake gets restricted, you lose the excess water body has been holding. (That is the reason you need too many loo breaks when doing detox)

So, Yes, weight loss is achieved. But it isn’t a fat loss. Only the water weight is lost and if you continue it for a longer time, it can take a toll on your muscle mass too

Who & why should do a detox?

Detox is like fasting. It gives your body rest from processing regular nutritionally dense food. So, if you are just back from ravishing holiday or grand wedding feast, detox will put your body on lighter work.

Also, Me being a Dietitian incorporate detox in various ways in my clients’ routines when needed (mind you, in don’t misuse it to make people lose weight instantly). The results are always amazing.

How to keep the body detoxified?

  • Take good care of your skin.
  • Don’t overload liver with alcohol
  • Try to stay away from pollution & smoke(rs)
  • Use mask while commuting through city traffic
  • Drink plenty of water (not more than 3-3.5 l / day
  • Workout regularly
  • Pamper yourself to saunas and steam baths

Conclusion

A detox diet is a very misunderstood concept in today’s world. Thanks to internet & unqualified influencers who feed it to brains of people who desperately want to lose weight.

As a qualified practitioner, it is my request to all readers, don’t feed your body anything other than regular meals without the advice of professionals. It can take a toll on your health & leave a lasting impact.

You can reach me via my Social media accounts so I can guide you better.

 

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How to Become a Girl Boss When Every Male is Dominating in Office

Success of the Company depends upon the team’s hard work. Boss plays a very important role in bringing the team at the winning level. The great bosses lead to better employee’s engagement. Being a female, to become a girl boss is a big task. Especially when every single male is eyeing the position and equally dominating. To overcome all the challenges, you need to be confident, and gutsy. If you are not confident or gutsy, how can you expect your team to be confident?

About Your Thought Process And Behaviour

Here are the few tips to become a Girl Boss:

1. Take care of yourself:

Be comfortable with your own self. If you are not comfortable with yourself, how can you expect others to believe in you? Whenever you enter into the office you have to be presentable and fresh so that your colleagues get positive vibes from you. Keep yourself presentable.

2. Be Confident:

Anything you communicate with your team should be with confidence. If you communicate confidently your team definitely gets motivated to work.

3. Time Management:

Being an Entrepreneur, you have various tasks to perform. Being a leader, you cannot skip anything that is important. We have 24 hours in a day but work has to be completed in eight working hours only. We should have the capability to complete a week’s work in a day.

4. Praise your team:

Many times, appreciating in small things make big magic. Positive feedback of your colleagues motivates them to give better results and that’s help in your company’s growth as many times appreciation works more than monetary incentives.

5. Attire:

Your attire is as important as your work. Don’t take it lightly. It speaks more than words. If you want people to take you seriously then don’t ignore it. Putting forth efforts to your appearance will definitely lead you to success.

Make Your Colleagues Jealous

There is never a gender biasness at the top. But when it comes to leadership, you have to stand up and show the world why you are the only one to be there! Go girl!

Weight Loss

Eight Ways to Break the Weight Loss Plateau

Weight loss plateau is a stage when the needle on scale refuses to shift. It is a stage which obstructs the motivation and discourages the person to continue to follow the same food plan. While doing this, it is important for you to understand why this stage shoots up and sits like a crocodile.

During the initial weeks of weight loss, a rapid drop is usually observed as the body tends to shed water weight which means that the water retention within the body is reduced. As you proceed further with diet, you tend to lose some of the muscle along with fat which slows down the metabolism resulting in burning of fewer calories as compared to that during initial weeks.

When the amount of calories you burn is equal to the calories you eat, you reach a plateau. But when we are at a weight loss regime there comes a time when this plateau does not break, so let us know some quick tips to break this plateau.

1. Choose complex carbs over simple ones: Steer clear of refined sugar, refined flour, cookies, and packaged fruit juices. Focus on whole grains like whole wheat, bajra, ragi, jowar, oats, and quinoa. These carbs will keep you fuller for long, and would constantly release energy to keep you active.

2. Have protein-rich diet: Having a diet high in protein can also help in breaking the plateau as the protein increases the metabolism thereby boosts the calorie burning. High protein sources include milk and milk products, eggs, fish, chicken, pulses and legumes.

3. Increase your physical activity: A little increase in physical activity can also give a jerk to the body and can help in overcoming this weight loss plateau. Minimum of 40 minutes of brisk walking is advised.

4. Increase fibre intake: Eating fibre-rich foods like fruits and vegetables, prunes, whole cereals, beans and legumes make you feel fuller for a longer period of time and also slows down the absorption of the food. Hence more the fibre, the more is the chance to overcome the plateau.

5. Drink plenty of water: It is advised to consume a minimum of 3 litres of water in a day to stay hydrated. Also, water helps in minimizing bloating issues and also helps in further weight loss.

6. Avoid stress: Stress hormone known as cortisol is released into the body during stressful situations, can make it difficult to lose weight. Thus it is advised to take less of stress during this period of time.

7. Refrain from alcohol: You must abstain from alcohol to overcome this weight loss plateau.

8. Have a good sleep: A good sound sleep relaxes the mind and body and also increases the metabolic rate and keep hormones balanced thereby helps in further weight loss.

Weight loss plateaus usually are frustrating and demoralizing for you. But you must realize that they are a normal part of the weight loss process and almost everyone experiences it at some point on time during their weight loss journey. By following these tips and strategies you can easily overcome this plateau and achieve your goal weight.

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Guest Blogger: Dt. Saloni Nandwani

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Self defence is the Key to Success for Every Professional Girl

Today’s dynamic girls are always ready to work at any time and any place. But for that, they should always be prepared to protect themselves from the outside world. The working professional women may have to travel long distance for their work at any time, maybe late at night as well. They need to go out of the station and stay there for a couple of days or week. They need to travel alone or maybe with a male colleague.  The recent years have never been so safe for working women anywhere in India. Neither male counterparts are safe, nor the taxi or auto drivers. So what should you do for self-defence?

Frankly, if you are well-trained marshal art performer, you can handle their physical harassment better compare to normal girls. So what a not-trained, not-so-strong girl can help her self in some strange situations? Imagine if you are alone in the Lift of any high rise building with a stranger at late night, what will you do? The best you can do is using your smartness. When you enter the lift and you want to go, suppose, to the 13th floor, press all the buttons of the lift so that lift will stop at each floor. This will prevent a stranger to harass you.

What you should do when you are alone at home and a stranger attacks you?

Immediately run in the kitchen. You know where you have kept red chili powder, turmeric powder, knives, and glass plates. These are the best weapons that are always available with you when you are at home.  If you can’t do anything, throw all of these things on that person and start shouting at the top of your voice. Remember, your shouting will be your first approachable weapon if you are living in an apartment, as the person will be afraid of being caught by someone.

When you are traveling alone by Auto or Cab at night?

At the time of sitting in the cab or auto, make sure to give your vehicle’s number to your friend or relative over the phone in the language which is understandable by that driver. While traveling you keep on talking on the telephone with someone, if not, pretend that you are talking with someone and also informing where you are and on which route you are heading so that driver cannot dare to take you at that unsafe place.

What if a cab/auto driver takes you to the route, where you don’t have to go and you think that it will create a problem for you.

At that time with the help of your purse belt or dupatta snatch his neck which will make him helpless. If you don’t have dupatta or belt then don’t worry, snatch his shirt’s collar and it will do the same job and that will give you the time to run away.

If someone is running behind you late night?

Get into someone’s home or shop. If shops are not open then rush to an ATM, as ATMs have cc tv cameras which will capture the culprit’s photo and this kind of people are not ready to bear such things.

We cannot wait for police to come and save us immediately in any such worst situation. This is all about our own self how well we can defend. Don’t stop your growth by being afraid of someone. Live your professional life ‘bindaas’. Better learn self-defence and move forward!

Stomach Health

The Secret To Keep Your Stomach Healthy

The stomach is also called “second brain” of the body. Also called the enteric nervous system in the scientific language. Our stomach is home to 300-500 different kinds of bacteria referred to as microbiomeThe stomach microbiome plays various important roles in our body. It affects our Mood, metabolism, immune system and lot more.

Diet is responsible for what kind of bacteria flourish in our stomach. So it is up to you if you want HAPPY MEAL FOR TUMMY OR MEAL THAT MAKES YOUR TUMMY HAPPY, So be precise while selecting your Diet or hiring a dietician can be advantageous for your Healthy Lifestyle.

Stomachache Solution

EFFECTS OF GOOD MICROFLORA IN STOMACH :

  1. Immunity– Good bacteria act as a physical barrier to intestines.
  2. Nutrition– Good bacteria play a direct role in the synthesis of vitamin B & K. They also help in the absorption of calcium & iron.
  3. Metabolism– Metabolic action of gut flora allows the body to utilise food that would otherwise not be digested.

EFFECTS OF BAD MICROFLORA IN STOMACH –

  1. Obesity– Gut bacteria of obese people vary significantly from normal people.
  2. Inflammation– Shortage of good bacteria leads to the development of Irritable Bowel Diseases & colitis.
  3. Autism– Decrease in gut bacteria diversity has been linked to Autism.

HERE ARE THE FEW TIPS TO KEEP YOUR STOMACH HEALTHY :

Keep Stomach Healthy

Proper consumption of the right types of food decides your stomach health. The two food groups playing an important role in our gut health are Prebiotics & Probiotics.

Imagine your stomach is a garden. Probiotics are like SEEDS that flourish the microflora in the Stomach, and Prebiotics do the work of FERTILISER that helps stomach microflora nourish and grow.

PREBIOTICS They are special kind of dietary fibre that are favoured by the gut bacteria. Some of the best naturally available prebiotics are-  beans, garlic, bone broth, turmeric, banana, apple cider  vinegar

PROBIOTICS They are live bacteria naturally created by fermentation of foods like- Yoghurt, Idli, Cheese, Paneer, Kimchi, Pickles, Kefir.

Optimum consumption of Prebiotice and Probiotics will help you maintain perfect stomach health.

Quick Tips :

  1. Do not go hard on prebiotics all of sudden if you are aiming to improve stomach health. As a sudden increase in prebiotic fibres can cause pretty intense fermentation leading to bloating and gases.
  2. As explained in my last blog, start eating mindfully. Avoid overeating, too spicy food, harsh medication, or anything that irritates the stomach and cause acidity, bloating, constipation, burping, etc.
  3. There are many who get wrongly inspired by commercial ads and think it is mandatory to have antacid tablets or sodas to digest heavy, oily, spicy meal they have. But using too many antacids (in powder or liquid form) is very harmful for the stomach because it contains salts of magnesium & aluminium which cause a laxative effect (wash off good bacteria).
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The Most Precious Gift of God – Kids

Being parents is not an easy job. It requires a lot of patience, understanding, strictness as well as happiness. No human is perfect, so don’t go behind your child to make him perfect. Let us be our children’s best friend.

1. Never compare: Every child has different potential. No human is the same, so never compare your child with anyone else child, this may make your child either violent or depressed.

2. Have two-way communication: Don’t give unnecessary lectures to your kids on small things. If he is listening to you, he will respond to you and if he is not responding to you that means he is not listening to you or ignoring your lecture. Give him a chance to reply you as well as share his views.

3. Read books with them: Books are said to be the best friend of man. Your child will follow your footprints. To make your child read books with them and also discuss the contents of the book that will motivate him for reading books.

4. Teach your kid to face failure: While playing with your kid, never defeat yourself to make him win the game. Because if he does not face the failure from the beginning his future will be dark. So make him understand the reality of life.

5. Try to handle your work pressure: Don’t spoil your home’s atmosphere because of your work pressure as it will create a negative impact on your child’s mindset about your career.

6. Keep the atmosphere of your home happy: Atmosphere of your home plays a very important role in your child’s brought up. If possible try to avoid arguments amongst family members in front of the kids, as it creates a negative impact on the little mind. If you are happy, you will help your child to be more productive.

7. Teach them to develop a good relationship: Every human being is a social animal, so we need people to be with. Teaching your kids to maintain good relations and making friends will make his life happy and comfortable.

8. Allow them to play with mobile and watch television: Watching TV and playing with mobile is not wrong. The only thing we should keep in mind is to restrict the timings. It will definitely help them to upgrade and another thing is, they will not divert to someone else who offer them such gadgets. Better help them to use it productively.

9. Cherish them: Appreciation will motivate them to perform better. Admire them on their good behaviour, good habits  even their small success which will motivate them to do better in the future

Let’s enjoy our child’s childhood!

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Party Hard on this New Year Eve with Awesome Looks & Safety!

આ અત્યારનો જમાનો અને અત્યારનાં લોકો! અને એમાં ખાસ વાત તો સુરતીઓની! સુરતનાં લોકોને તો બસ પાર્ટી કરવા એક બહાનું જોઈએ કે ક્યારે એ લોકો ઘરે થી બહાર નીકળે અને કોઈ પાર્ટીની મજા માણે. તેમાં જયારે 31મી ડિસેમ્બરની વાત આવે એટલે તો સુરતીઓનાં મિજાજ જ બદલાઈ જાય છે. સુરતનાં લોકો એટલે ખુશમિજાજનાં અને ખાવા-પીવાનાં શોખીન!
31મી ડિસેમ્બરની રાતે ઠેર-ઠેર પાર્ટીઓનું આયોજન થાય છે. લોકો ક્લબમાં અને મોલમાં મજા માણવા જાય છે. ખાસ કરીને સુરતનાં લોકો કોઈ મહેફિલની મજા માણવાનું કઈ રીતે ચુકી શકે ? તેઓ પોતાના ઘરની અગાસી પર સાઉન્ડ સિસ્ટમ ચાલુ કરીને પણ પાર્ટીની મજા માણે છે. પણ અત્યારનાં યુવાન-યુવતીઓ પોતાના કોલેજનાં ગ્રુપ સાથે બહાર ફરવા જાય છે અને ક્લબમાં ડાન્સ પાર્ટીની મજા માણવા જાય છે. અમુક છોકરીઓ વેસ્ટર્ન કપડાં પહેરીને પાર્ટીમાં જાય તો એવા સંજોગોમાં છોકરીઓની છેડતી ન થાય એ માટે આપણે સાવચેતી રાખવી જોઈએ.
જો છોકરીઓ કોઈ પણ જગ્યાએ પાર્ટી કરવા જાય અને તેમને કોઈ પણ મુશ્કેલી જણાય તો તેઓ તરત જ પોલીસને મદદ માટે બોલાવી શકે છે. 31મી ડિસેમ્બર જેવા ખાસ દિવસે પોલિસ આપણી સુરક્ષા માટે દરેક વિસ્તારમાં કાર્યરત હોય છે અને માતા-પિતા પોતાના બાળકોનું ધ્યાન રાખે કે તેઓ ક્યાં, કોની સાથે અને કેવા કપડાં પહેરીને જાય છે. તેથી છોકરીઓની સુરક્ષા જળવાઈ રહે અને તેઓ સારી રીતે પાર્ટીની મજા પણ માણી શકે.
આ તો થઈ સુરક્ષાની વાત, હવે કરીએ થોડી ફનની વાત!
છોકરાઓ પાસે તો કપડાં માટે કોઈ ખાસ ચોઈસ હોતી નથી, તેઓ ફક્ત જિન્સ સાથે શર્ટ કે ટી -શર્ટ અને કોટ પહેરી શકે પણ છોકરીઓ પાસે ગમે તેટલા કપડાં હોય એમને તો ઓછા જ પડે! તેમની બસ એક જ ફરિયાદ હોય કે મારી પાસે કપડાં જ નથી! દર વખતે તેઓ કંઈક નવું પહેરવાની ઈચ્છા રાખતા હોય છે અને ખાસ કરીને કોઈ પાર્ટીમાં જવાનું હોય તો ભારે કપડાં પહેરવા જોઈએ. તો ચાલો કંઈક વિચારીયે કે 31મી ડિસેમ્બરે આ વર્ષે શું પહેરી શકાય!
આપણે એવા કપડાં પહેરીયે કે જેથી ફેશનની ફેશન રહે અને પાર્ટી પણ સારી રીતે માણી શકાય. જેવાં કે,
જિન્સ અને કોલરવાળું ક્રોપ ટોપ એક આકર્ષક દેખાવ આપી શકે છે.
• વેલ્વેટવાળું ફ્રોક પહેરી શકાય. તેમાં પણ ભૂરા અને કાળા રંગનું વેલ્વેટનું ફ્રોક અને તેની સાથે સિલ્વર રંગનો બેલ્ટ વધારે આકર્ષક લૂક આપી શકે.
• જમ્પસુટ સાથે પાતળો બેલ્ટ પેહરી શકાય.
• શ્રગ સાથે ફ્રોક પહેરી શકાય.
અંતે, કહેવાનો સાર એટલો જ છે કે આપણે કોઈ પણ પ્રકારનાં કપડાં પહેરીયે પણ એક વાતનું ખાસ ધ્યાન રાખીયે કે એ કપડાં વ્યવસ્થિત હોય. આ કપડામાં સલામતી અને સુરક્ષાની સાથે છોકરીઓ પોતાને એક સારો લૂક આપી શકશે.
આપણી સુરક્ષા એ આપણી ફરજ છે, તો આપણે જ એના પ્રત્યે સાવચેતી રાખવી જોઈએ. તો ચાલો, સાથે મળીને આ 31મી ડિસેમ્બર પૂરી સલામતીથી ઉજવીએ અને નવા વર્ષનું આનંદ અને ઉલ્લાસથી સ્વાગત કરીએ.

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11 Yoga Asanas to Get Quick Relief From Back Pain

Back pain is becoming very common these days amongst people of all ages. A lot of it can be related to the kind of lifestyle we lead these days – long hours of work sitting in one place or sitting in a wrong posture while watching TV to name a few. What if you learn some good asanas on International Yoga Day that can heal your body pain!

Back pain must not be neglected or avoided. It must be treated early and also precautions must be taken for the situation not to be aggravated. Yoga helps strengthen your back, relieve your stress and strain from the back and cure back pain. In the hectic routine, Yoga Asanas can prove the great reliever to get rid of back pain!

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International Yoga Trainer – Vibha Pranaam

Causes for back pain

  • Sitting on a chair for long hours keeping your head down to work with computer or mobile phone
  • Standing for long hours in bad/wrong posture
  • Long car drive or bike ride
  • Bad sitting posture while watching tv, reading
  • Wrong sleeping posture
  • Inappropriate movements while working out in the gym or lifting very heavy weights
  • Carrying heavy backpacks
  • Obesity
  • These are the most common ones

Use yoga as the natural medicine to cure back pain

Yoga is by far the most effective ways to reduce back pain and over a period can cure it. The focused and planned routine of yoga asanas will help you improve your posture. And, when practised regularly helps you strengthen your muscles, spine and the core region.

This blog focuses on the asanas which work on your back to reduce back pain and also improve posture. We are featuring International Yoga Trainer, Vibha Pranaam from England who will guide you step by step about the asanas to follow. To know about the 11 Yoga asanas to get rid of the back pain, click on below link to download the PDF.

Yes, I want to know more about 11 Yoga Asanas to get rid of back pain! Connor McGovern Jersey

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Beat the Heat with delicious Coolers and Stay Hydrated

It is summertime and all we need to hydrate ourselves. Only drinking water is not enough and in fact, it is very boring. So make your summer firm with different ‘coolers’ in different ‘Beautiful Jars’ that keep you happy & cool. So here are some healthy summer drinks in be cute contains will help you beat the heat.

1. Aam Panna

An absolute lip-smacking drink that is made with our favorite king of fruits-mango. This refreshing summer drink is prepared using mango pulp and blinded with cumin, jeera and mint leaves. This drink does not only keep you refreshed but also energized in Sunny Days.

2. Buttermilk (Chass)

Buttermilk popularly known as chass is an amazing curd based that is undoubtedly an Indian favorite. Chass is a brilliant digestive and the addition of spices like jeera only enhances the benefits it has to offer.

3. Nimbu Paani or Lemonade

A quick drink to make and amazingly delicious, this drink is prepared using mint leaves, lemons, sugar, salt & water. You can also add spices like cumin, powders and black pepper.

4. Melons Juices

Best summer fruit juices are watermelon and muskmelon juices. It is super refreshing and its hydrating properties help keep your body hydrated and fresh.

5. Berries Juices

Berries juices such as crane berries, blueberries mulberries are rich in vitamin e and said to be anti-oxidant that keeps your body hydrated, energized and fresh throughout the day. Tens of all berries are available ‘online’ from which is eve can prepare juices.

So, lets make our summer ‘cool’ with these delicious drinks. Markus Golden Womens Jersey

List of Activities Which Make a Weekend Beautiful For a Working Woman

Who says that a working woman should have a plan only for the weekday work? If the working ladies have to stay tuned to life, they have to literally prepare an agenda for the weekend too! The life of the working women is not so easy and the continuous challenge she faces is to maintain the work-life balance. While most of the young girls are becoming career-centric, they need to learn how to make a balance between work and personal life from their early age. Let’s have a look at a quick list of the activities which make a weekend worthwhile for a working woman.

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy: Plan a movie/lunch date, meet an old friend/family (if you’re staying away from home), go to a live concert, learn some skill, explore nearby places or visit an art gallery. Do whatever it takes to get over the stress of your office work. The book lovers can get hooked on all their unread stuff (except work related material) on weekend. In short, take time to do anything you enjoy; it will surely give you a refreshing break from your routine. Plus stealing such ‘me-time’ will surely prove to be your productivity booster.

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Self Care: More than anything, a weekend is the ‘pampering time’ for working ladies. As the working women have to take special care of grooming; a regular visit to the beauty salon is a must for them. Generally weekend gives them enough time to schedule an appointment for their hair – skin treatments. Isn’t it a great idea to relax and rejuvenate too? Alternatively, sparing time for practicing Yoga will help you to do away with your mental mess.

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Shopping: Be it a grocery shopping or shopping of matching accessories with your new dress, nothing works better than the shopping therapy for ladies. Keep your buying list ready, check out the deals/Discounts during weekdays and let weekend shopping work as a ‘mood enhancer’ for you.

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Pending work: It’s important to have fun during the weekend but it’s equally essential to set aside some time to do your pending work (no matter how simple or meager it is) because it will keep you get going for the whole week ahead. i.e. get your laundry done, arrange the cluttered cupboard, plan your work wear for the week, cleaning your room etc.

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Though working women can always plan their weekend in such a way that they can make the most out of it, they should keep a room for the unplanned/ non-scheduled things for the weekend – like helping your child with his school project.

We’re approaching a weekend in two days with a special day for the mothers. So this weekend, celebrate it with your momma the great. Happy Weekend! Derek Watt Authentic Jersey