When it comes to sports, fans are always high-spirited. Be it cricket, football, or any other sport, there is always some opinion among fans in terms of how their favorite players performed and even pertaining to their idols’ rivals. One of the latest incidents that has gained popular attention is when Cristiano Ronaldo got heckled after a match between Al-Nassr and Al-Batin.
During the match, the football icon failed to score any goal in the three appearances he made while he still helped in the team’s victory. This was the first time this happened when Abdulrahman Ghareeb scored, making it 1-1 in the 93rd minute. This shortcoming of Ronaldo’s clearly didn’t sit well with his fans, especially a cheeky one who teased the player claiming Messi is better. Mainly set in motion by fans and the media, this competition between Portuguese athlete Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentine athlete Lionel Messi has been going on for years. Ronaldo appeared unphased by the heckler’s comment and proceeded to pay it no heed.
Due to their similarities in terms of success and records, fans of the two players have been comparing them as they spent nine seasons playing in rival clubs Real Madrid and Barcelona. Regarded as two of the best soccer players of all time, they have a total of 76 major trophies between them. Both players have been pitted against each other in every possible arena, including physical attributes, temperament, leadership qualities, performance under pressure, and goal-scoring skills. This rivalry has been likened to global sports rivalries like Federer-Nadal, Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier, and Prost-Senna. After his contribution to the victory of Argentina in the 2022 FIFA World Cup, it has been said that Messi has emerged as the superior one between the two. But in the game of soccer, anything can happen at anytime!
Skipping Meals Due to Appetite Loss: Is it Harmless or Something Serious?
Haven’t we all skipped a meal because we were too busy working or because we didn’t feel like eating? Well, doctors say skipping meals sometimes is normal, but constant thoughts about not wanting to eat can be a sign of something serious. Our appetite depends on a lot of factors, like what’s going on in our system internally and externally in our life. Here are a few possible things that can cause chaos for our appetites:
Being Under the Weather
We all hate being sick, and for good reasons. It not only makes us weak and irritated, but it also leads to a loss of appetite. Cytokine, which is released by white blood cells, aids in infection and works wonders, but these chemicals also cause loss of appetite. It should be noted that this is a temporary cause of loss of appetite, and if a person still doesn’t feel like eating after recovering, the reason could be something else.
Anxiety and Stress
Anxiety or stress can have different effects on different people. Some people like to eat a lot when they’re stressed, and others don’t eat anything at all. According to a report published by Harvard Health, when a person is stressed or anxious, their body releases epinephrine, a hormone that’s also known as dubbed adrenaline, which reduces their hunger.
Your Previous Meal
A lot of people get so full from one meal that they think they can’t eat the next one, but is it really possible? It’s believed if one is following a balanced diet, rich in fiber and protein, then one might not feel the need to eat in between meals and wouldn’t overeat. One should have a minimum of 10 grams of fiber with 30 grams of protein in one meal.
Change in Weather
According to Kacie Vavrek, R.D., at Ohio State University, a change in weather has a huge effect on our desire to eat. One either doesn’t feel like eating or prefers something light when the temperature goes up. Whereas when it’s cold, one might want to go for multiple meals in a day. Maintaining a healthy diet and avoiding overeating is a must amidst the changes.