Simple tips for a healthier 2018

Simple tips for a healthier 2018

Health Tips, Healthy Living and Nutrition, Reviews
As 2017 rolls away, it's that time of the year when most of us are ready to swear off chocolates, fried food, alcohol and start working out… And why not…Its really exciting to create health resolutions following the over-indulgent holiday season. Statistically speaking, the start of every year gym owners make the most money via gym memberships. Of course, they quickly get to see the gym utilization going-down-south as it’s tough to stay motivated post a week or two. Well, don't you worry my dearies, as my latest blog is here to help you stay motivated all the way through 2018, instead of giving up on your goals two weeks in... Simply try the below ways to help you stay on track to weight-loss success. • The best exercise is…
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Enjoy Diwali… guilt free 🤗

Enjoy Diwali… guilt free 🤗

Health Tips, Healthy Living and Nutrition
It's my favorite time of the year...with bright lights around, new clothes, greeting relatives and of course plates brimming with delicious treats. It's DIWALI... I'm sure of all that you enjoy during this festive time, the one thing that stops you from enjoying are the yummy mithais... It's time for you to stop worrying as these treats are to savoured without any guilt. There is nothing wrong in enjoying your ladoos and mithais. Know about the goodness of these festival delicacies so that you can enjoy Diwali guilt free. - Dry fruits and nuts like almonds, pistas, cashews are great sources of fibre, amino acids and minerals… and are great when eaten first thing in the morning, as a snack, or incorporated into your mithai. - Ghee, one of the…
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ABC of Vitamin supplements

ABC of Vitamin supplements

Health Tips, Healthy Living and Nutrition, Reviews
Do you ever ask: - Do I need nutritional supplements ? - What exactly are they ? - Our ancestors didn’t take supplements, so why should we ? These are one of the most frequent questions  that I get asked by my clients and my only answer to them is YES, everybody needs them in today's times... Today, we are exposed to a litany of toxins on a daily basis. The foods you eat no longer contain the nutrient levels you require for optimal health for many reasons. Fruits are covered with pesticides and polished with wax. (yes, beware of those nice shiny strawberries you buy from the traffic signals) To complicate this further, stress and other lifestyle factors like late nights, smoking, not exercising enough are reducing our ability…
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Stop counting calories

Stop counting calories

Health Tips, Healthy Living and Nutrition
"To lose weight, stick to 1,200 calories a day" "avoid sabudana khichdi, it has 600 calories" "another gulab jamun!! That has 300 calories!!"....blah blah blah... I guarantee you have heard at least one of the above (or something similar) whenever you tried to jump in on food during your dieting phase... Trying to lose weight without counting calories is like enjoying rains without garma garam bhajiyas (which has 350 calories, by the way, just saying ;)). It always goes hand-in-hand. It's time to move your focus on to a more important thing than calories -  Nutrients. A nutrient is a component in foods that we use to survive and grow. Macronutrients like carbohydrates, proteins and fat provide bulk energy, while micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) provide the necessary cofactors for metabolism to be carried out.…
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Go 100% Fad free

Go 100% Fad free

Food and Recipes, Health Tips, Healthy Living and Nutrition
So guess you'll read my previous article last week about Fad diets and its not so promising effects. For those who missed it, click here. This week, I'll further share what promising alternative you could best follow... Read on... Snack smart: We are always in a rush and that is also how we snack… tend to pick up a large bag of chips or a pastry packed with 500 calories. Snack smart by packing fruit or yogurt! Read about my ideas of on-the-go-snacks here Select whole grain breads and cereals. These contain the essential parts and naturally occurring nutrients of the entire grain seed. Whole grains include wheat, white rice, brown rice, millet, oats. Best is to eat your regular ghar ka khana (home made food). Did you know that…
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WorkOut at work place

WorkOut at work place

Fitness, Health Tips, Healthy Living and Nutrition
Does your body sit idle at your work place while your brain works hard on the job the entire day? We spend almost 40% of our day at work, (Ohh... will avoid an appraisal discussion of how it is more than 40% :) ) and surely the demands of work tend to affect our eating habits and activity patterns. This is a big FAT problem of our times, that is hugely affecting the bottom line of the health system and getting us far from being FIT. We have access to a variety of healthy choices. Yet we pick biscuits and chips to much on at our desks, pastries and donuts at meetings and go for unhealthy refreshments in the vending machines. Levels of obesity vary with the kind of work.…
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This Easter, let Jesus rise…not your waistline

This Easter, let Jesus rise…not your waistline

Health Tips, Healthy Living and Nutrition
Cheers… Its Easter... and when Jesus said take this cup and drink with me, he never meant to say "get drunk and become fat" Did you know that... A pint of beer is equivalent to a slice of pizza? A glass of wine contains as many calories as a pack of chips? Important note: I'm not here to preach you about the ill-effects of alcohol however to remind you that alcohol is especially bad for your waistline... With 7 calories/gm, alcohol is close to being as bad as FaT in caloric content. A typical alcoholic drink contains about 10 gms of alcohol, that’s 70 calories (leaving aside added sugars). Funny how drinking 8 glasses of water a day seems impossible... but 3 beers, 2 glasses of wine, a glass or…
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It’s time to check with tech….

It’s time to check with tech….

Fitness, Health Tips, Reviews
Tracking your food and calorie intake from time to time is important. People who do this not only lose more weight, but also have an easier time keeping the weight off in the long run. However, Some of us just don’t know where to begin. This is where technology butts in, and where smartphones, yet again, prove that they can be instrumental in making lives easier. Health conscious techies have put together fabulous nutrition apps. Here’s a list of the best apps to help you count calories, eat healthy and shop mindfully. MyFitnessPal MyFitnessPal has one of the largest food databases available in a diet tracker, It sports a robust webapp in addition to iOS and Android apps to help you stay on top of your diet on the go. It also…
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Are you PMSing

Are you PMSing

Health Tips, Healthy Living and Nutrition
Whilst ones weekend will always be different however for most of us the months remains to be the same. Month on month we face the same stresses; whether it is paying your monthly rent, your monthly EMI for loans, or grumbling about peanuts (few call them salaries) being transferred in your bank account. However, I'm sure most of you women would totally agree with me that the most stressful stress that we've every month is PMS … Ugh… Three letters that spell distress and discomfort. (of course not just women, however even guys are equally stressed whenever they face the wrath of a woman who is pmsing) PMS defined Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) is a collection of symptoms that affects approximately 85% of women. These symptoms may include anxiety, depression, angry outbursts,…
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Weight loss hacks

Weight loss hacks

Food and Recipes, Health Tips, Reviews
Whilst we sign up ourselves for many expensive ones, free ones, tough ones, straight forward ones, little cheating ones or any other form of diet plans to kill those extra pounds of weights on us, did u know that there are some very easy, simple yet highly effective ways to lose weight. Whilst these may not be new and/or you could be aware of most of these easily available hacks, however I feel it's my job via my blog to reiterate them for a better YOU! So 'weight' no more and read on...I'm sure you'll start to feel lighter ;) 1. Water Have you ever consumed 3 litres or more water in a day?  Try it!! There will not be left with much room for junk food. Sincerely try it…
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