Does nutrition information confuse you? Find calm in the chaos

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When it comes down to nutrition and fitness, everyone from experts, researchers, your grandmother, and the aunty next door to your maid; literally every single one seems to have the best approach to the key for healthy living. What, when and how much to eat is a topic that leads to many interesting debates and innovative ideas. And sometimes just ridiculous tips that we foodies get fed-up of.

There is an enormous pool of information about health, nutrition and fitness out there. Every blog and nutritional expert advice seems to shatter down age- old notions of staying fit and healthy. Even as an expert, I am baffled with the continuous evolving of nutrition science (for both, good and bad reasons). It can be strenuous to sift between health mantras that proclaim “Ditch the carbs!” ”Eat the good fats and stay away from saturated fats” “Drink that honey & lemon water to get rid of belly fat” “Eat less, move more” blah, blah blah… Phew! And between all that is said and all that is done, we end up demotivating ourselves and the dream of staying healthy goes right out of the window

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Beans are the new apples!

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We have all grown up listening to the popular old saying, ‘Apple a day keeps the doctor away’. But why should apples get all the limelight when we have our humble beans, which are as competent as apples? And not just that ! Beans are a foodie’s best friend. Think about any meal and you will be able to find  beans/lentil/legumes to complement it.

By including various beans in various meals you can balance your meals and enjoy your favourite foods like rice (with rajma), pita bread (with hummus and veggies), bread (with baked beans). I can see that grin on your face!

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Weight loss – Where to start ?

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Your google search bar stands testimonial to your frantic efforts. Your family and friends have seen it all and they keep bombarding you with advice, your gym instructor makes you toil very hard, your nutritionist has chalked out all your favorite delicacies and now you are surviving only on bland food. And all these ardent efforts are being put by you only for one goal- WEIGHT LOSS! You had inspired yourself enough to go to any extent to attain it. But as the saying goes, “Success is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration”, your body and mind are already weary of such strenuous efforts and they are no longer co-operating with you. And hence your dream of achieving that desired body shape has gone beyond the black stump. Right? But fret not! Because we have come here with a GOOD NEWS! You don’t really have to exert so much, If you just put in some psychological efforts you can fulfill your dreams.  Research shows that taking baby steps –not giant leaps-is the best way to get lasting results.

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Don’t ignore food cravings, embrace them

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It’s 4 pm and you simply can’t resist munching down the chocolate bar in your drawer. Sound familiar, doesn’t it?

Chips, brownie, ice cream, chocolate, cupcake, pizza, burger, fries – we all are familiar with cravings for these foods. Food cravings represent the intense urge to eat specific foods, and are usually stronger than normal hunger.

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