This New Year, DON’T Resolve To Lose Weight!

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It’s the New Year, so yet again, it is time for making new resolutions. For the last few decades losing weight and getting fit has been the number 1 resolution all over the world. You have made the resolution to get fit so many times now, that every year feels like the same. This New Year though, spare yourself the same old resolutions!

Funny-new-years-resolutions-cakeDon’t resolve to lose weight, or to go ‘on a diet’, and give up even before the first month ends. When you say you want to lose weight, what you are doing is making a vague resolution. You don’t know what measures you are going to take to achieve your goal, and there is your first failure itself.

So instead, gift yourself a bunch of good habits that will lead to sustained weight loss. You will see results in weeks. Start with implementing one change at a time, and move on to the next only when you have accomplished the first one.

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HOW CAN YOU SPOT A WEIGHT LOSS SCAM?

“Switch to XYZ aur aap 3 dino me 2 kilo tak lose kar sakte hai”

“Is wedding season apna wajan ghataiye in just two weeks.”

Have you ever wondered at the rising number of advertisements for losing weight the easy way? With more and more number of people wanting to shed weight quickly and easily, the number of companies using fraudulent advertising is multiplying and weight loss scams are on the rise.

Do you really believe that anything, anything at all is going to make you lose weight in merely 3 or 4 days. It may even work, but we are sorry to tell you folks that the weight loss might not last, actually it WILL NOT last. Losing weight is not about 3 days or 2 weeks. It is all about changing your lifestyle.

By taking the time to carefully investigate a company and its products, and choosing to work with the right professional on your weight loss goals, you can save yourself needless expense and disappointment.

As it is rightly quoted, “If it sounds too good to be true – it is not!” Continue reading

JUST SALAD FOR LUNCH ? ARE YOU SURE ?

 

 

Life is too short, and even stressful, with everyone trying to cope with personal and professional commitments. But in our conquest to get fit, we try to adopt as many healthy practices as we can. We control our food portions, take up yoga, hit the gym and what not. Unfortunately, we sometimes tend to follow a few practices blindly. Thanks to the Internet, we even believe these will work.

Having only salads for lunch is one such trend that is now making the rounds. And a lot of people swear by its ability to help them lose weight. However, not only is this practice unhealthy, it is also not helpful to lose weight. Here’s why:

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7 NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS THAT NEVER WORK

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“I am going to be a size M this year”, “I am going to fit in that little black dress”, “I will definitely lose 10 kgs”, and so on. Since how many years have you been making the same resolutions and never been able to follow them beyond a point?

Funny-New-Year-Resolution-05How will you, if you do not bother to set realistic goals? Let us make it clear once and for all, folks – extremes do not help, they never have and never will. They just make things worse for you! When you set unrealistic goals, you give up more easily, and end up getting disappointed. You also lose the inclination to start again.

 

So, stop being so restrictive; be easy on yourself this time. Remember, moderation is the ultimate key to weight loss! Continue reading

Myth or Magic? – Honey Lime Water and Apple Cider Vinegar Promote Weight Loss

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We have all heard or read about how honey-lime water and apple cider vinegar miraculously help to burn fat when consumed early in the morning. Your overweight Chachi or your fitness freak cousin, your chatterbox neighbour, and even your maid have all given you this fabulous weight loss tip and sworn by its magical properties. As much as we hate to break that rosy bubble of yours, there are no shortcuts to weight loss, and certainly no magic potions.

While, pure unadulterated honey does have some medicinal properties, honey is rich in fructose (a type of sugar) and various researches claim benefits as well as detrimental properties of regular honey consumption, especially in relation to sugar control in people with diabetes, triglyceride and cholesterol levels. Hence, it is recommended that honey should not be taken on a regular basis without supervision. Continue reading

Keep That Iron Cookware To Improve Your Iron Levels

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“Phenk do ye kadhai, ye degchi, ye frying pan, inse naata todo!”

Marketing strategies, we tell you. They will feed you all sort of rubbish; from urging you to unhesitatingly pop antacids after brutally over-feeding your stomach to having only cornflakes as meals for rapid weight loss and of course, throwing away your iron cookware. But seriously, if you want to keep healthy, you cannot afford to ruin your relationship with the good old iron vessels. The idea might seem downright old-fashioned to you. However, there is more than one reason to put those iron tavas and kadhais back on your kitchen rack. Not only is it a very safe metal to cook in, it also adds up to the iron content in your food, thus making it much healthier. Continue reading

You decide what to eat, but let your body tell you HOW MUCH!

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Let’s face it, in today’s world, most of us ‘live to eat’ rather than ‘eat to live’. With globalization and so many food varieties and options available, of course we ‘live to eat’! However, we often eat when we are not truly hungry, we eat because we see something that makes our mouth water, or we eat when we are so famished that we could eat like a glutton and then we eat more till we are so full that.. burrrp, yes we overate!

Do you ever complain of acidity, burps, farts, gas or heartburn? These are all signals from your body warning you that you have overeaten. As a nutritionist, my clients are often asking me ‘quick fixes’ for acidity and gas. And my answer is always ‘There is no quick fix to these problems. Stop overeating and eat at regular intervals for them to disappear’. But what do you do? Pop an antacid or an effervescent salt and get ready for the next meal.

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Just the deal you were waiting for! Choose ANY 3 out of these 10 tips to help you lose weight!

Any 3 out of 10

 

We know it isn’t easy to always focus on your diet and exercise. Many of you have big companies to run, or are moms and your life circles around your child – drive them to school, hobby class, parent teacher meetings etc., and many of you are students trying to balance everything from submissions and exams to a having a social life and peer pressure. “I am no celeb. I have a real life”, you often end up saying. But all of us want a healthy and fit body to be able to do all the other important things in life effortlessly.

To make this easy for you, we have listed here 10 simple lifestyle modifications for your fast paced lives. Pick ANY 3 out of these 10 tips to lose upto 5 kgs in less than 6 months. Ditch the crash diets that decrease your energy levels and make you feel tired all the time. Worst of all they are boring and keep you thinking about food all the time.

Choose 3 from here:

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6 Foods that resemble body parts and are good for them

As a child, I remember my mother giving me a handful of nuts every morning with breakfast. While cashews, almonds and pistachios I liked, I frowned on seeing walnuts. They tasted bitter and unappealing. But, my mother would encouragingly tell me, “Walnuts are good for your brain because they look like your brain. Eat them if you want to top your class”.

After all these years, I can’t help but smile at the truth in that sentence. Nature communicates with such simple signs, it’s amusing. Here is a list of 6 foods that resemble human body parts and nourish them. Continue reading

12 TRICKS TO BEAT THOSE MONDAY BLUES

‘Monday Blues’, a set of mixed emotions (mostly sadness, unease and nervousness), is something that many of us experience at the beginning of the workweek! And some start feeling it as early as Sunday afternoons. According to a research, Monday mornings are so depressing that on an average, we don’t crack our first smile until 11:16 am!!

The shift from the fantasy world (read – weekends) into the real world can be very stressful and exhausting. The mere thought of facing assignments, presentations, tests, and many to-do lists gives us the jitters.
Try some of these wise suggestions for making Monday mornings more tolerable: Continue reading