There is no such thing as a free lunch!

In this world, there is no such thing as a free lunch. It comes with its own caveats. For weight watchers, health freaks and dieters also, a free lunch can also mean a host of hidden costs.

Let us explain this to you through a few scenarios:

SCENARIO 1: You attend a party. The food spread is amazing; all that you could have imagined – interesting foods from all corners of the world. You know you need to taste all of them and yes, come back for seconds. And, you DO JUST THAT.
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Good News – Now eat your rice guilt-free!

“I have stopped eating rice” say all weight watchers and diabetics!

Obviously, we know it is the right thing to do since rice is a primary cause of weight gain and fluctuations in blood sugar levels! Have you ever wondered why?

It is because the Glycemic Index (GI) of rice is very high! Goodness…that is such a complicated scientific term to use, isn’t it? Speaking in plain terms, GI is nothing but a measure of how fast and how much a food raises your blood glucose levels!

The body breaks down carbohydrates from the foods we eat and converts them to glucose. After eating, the time it takes for the body to convert carbohydrates and release glucose into the bloodstream varies, depending on the type of carbohydrate. Some foods cause the blood glucose level to rise rapidly; others have a gradual effect. Foods with higher GI values raise blood sugar more rapidly than foods with lower GI values. An increase in the blood sugar levels can lead to fat storage, diabetes etc.

Don’t be disappointed! It doesn’t mean you need to stop eating your favourite rice or carbs.

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EARLY TO BED WAKES UP THINNER

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We all have been fed the usual ‘Early to bed and early to rise, makes you healthy, wealthy and wise’ mantra. How about adding ‘thinner’ to the list of attributes, as well! Surprised? Read on…

Did you know that you need to take at least 7 hours sleep in order to stay fit and healthy?

weight loss sleepThere’s a sacredness to sleep that we overlook in this fast paced life. We usually set our alarm clocks for the morning, but we should also set them for the night in order to start preparing for bed. By preparing ourselves to go to bed at 10.00 pm, we can make sure we keep our health on the right track. Continue reading