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Wednesday, 17 December 2014


"No matter how hard I try to increase my weight by eating losts of food and even by moderate excercise it doesn't seem to me that I am gaining weight!! "
" What diet would you recommend for gaining weight?"

When most of us are trying to lose weight putting on weight is not as easy as it looks..
For proper weight gain, food intake should be a bit larger than your appetite, as your appetite will gradually increase to accommodate that.
When intake is more at a time the body won't burn down all the fats and the excess would be stored in the body in the form of fat. This will lead to weight gain eventually. It is always recommended that the calorie load should be from healthy food and not junk. Sugar, aerated drinks and candy are just no!

Basics to gain weight :

Add some extra chapati or rice than you usually consume. you can add extra fruits to you diet as well

To gain muscle mass, weight training is essential for at least an hour for 4 to 5 times a week.

Increase the intake of protiens and carbs  in your diet to increase muscle mass.

Make the food as nutritious as possible.

For people staying away from home mostly at hostels and as PG
You need to buy certain foods and stock them with you
as mid-meal snacks. You can opt for bananas, potatoes, sweet potatoes, boiled eggs, dry fruits like figs, almonds, walnuts, cashews, fruit yogurt, peanut butter, paneer etc. In every meal, try to eat little more than your appetite and eat six meals in a day at least. You can also opt for weight gainers available in the market which can give you your required calorie intake without any hassle.
Have patience as weight gain is a slow and gradual process.

Eat right. Stay fit.

Monday, 1 December 2014


YES!!! Street food does have benefits.
Its full of potassium, carbs, vitamins, proteins and so much of it..

So here  goes the list of delicious mouth watering street food along with there benefits !!

CHAAT - All that bhel puri and sev puri !!

Micro nutrients present in them provide a laxative effect on the system. So no constipation people!!  It has all iron, potassium, selenium and zinc.


Yup even wada pav is on the list.. I know there is a smile on every Mumbaikar's Face :) after finding wada pav here...It is full meal of carbohydrates, vitamins and protiens. All the besan and variety of chutneys lower cholesterol level in the body.


It has veggies which is good for health..and and and cheese!! which helps in burning the body fat from some stubborn parts of our body..


It is store house of protiens, carbs and Vitamins which are required on daily basis.


Dosa has amino acids,
vitamin B-12. Rice and udad dal are perfect amino acid combination. And not  forgetting the sambhar!! The spices provide the antioxidants and various health promoting benefits.Lentils provide protein and the veggies give us the benefit of fiber. A teaspoon of oil is added while seasoning which is part of our  regular fat intake on daily basis.


The malai ya pani.. thing has it all...Rich in electrolytes and beats heat and acidity naturally..

So next time when you are moving on towards your healthy lifestyle and you munch some of these foods dont feel guilty..


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Thursday, 23 October 2014

Groundbreaking tips for weight loss after Diwali

Diwali is the perfect time of year to indulge. As friends and family celebrate  together and sweets are extravagantly distributed,high calorie temptation is just next to you. And IF you are fighting the battle with that extra bulge of yours, making a tremendous effort to keep your weight and health in check then surely difficulty bar raises for you. When all your aunties visit at your place and forcefully put that piece of kaju katri in your mouth saying 'kha le beta,Diwali hai!!' All you do is just open your mouth and think kuch meetha ho jaye for all those delicacies because of Maa ka pyaar and aunties ka dulaar.

It is 100% impossible to deprive oneself  with all those chakli and ladoo in the midst of all celebrations and joy.
Thus a post Diwali detox is obligatory. What you eat after diwali can undo those extra kilos easily.
So here are a few tips about how would you lose those kilos and embrace your healthy lifestyle once again.


You've had more than you were supposed to and your body is full of sugar*sugar * sugar* everywhere. So just restrict your sugar intake for a next few days. Ensure that you dont add unnecessary sugars and satisfy your cravings with natural sugar available in fruits.
Eat apples as they are naturally sweet and help in satisfying your cravings.


Drinking all those packed juices and cold drinks and energy drinks not only adds sugar to your system but also makes you prone to type 2 Diabetes.
Drink plain water for a week or so, especially right after Diwali, when your body is already saturated with sugar. You can then slowly cut these drinks out of your daily diet. If you can't avoid your cup of coffee or tea, removing just two teaspoons of sugar can save you an extra 30 calories a day, which can add up to a kilo of weight loss every year.. And if you really are used to packed juices then try making them at home fresh, but eating fruits over juices is always a better option. This is because the fruit may lose some of its nutrients and essential vitamins  when it comes in contact with air. So better eat the whole fruit than the juice.

Eating light food throughout the day with milk in the morning can make you feel fuller and milk will also manage the protein quotient in your diet  

Do not complicate food. Food freshly prepared at home with love is what works. Dont overload  your stomach or starve.. just eat what you love to , but with certain amount which your body can manage to metabolise.


Drink at least 10 glass of water daily so that it helps to revitalise your body and makes your metabolism quick. You will start feeling more energetic if your body is well hydrated.

There's no escape. Workout!! Hit the gym or excercise at home. Excercise not only combats diseases but also stimulates various brain chemicals that may leave you feeling happier and more relaxed.

Its absolutely fine to eat sweets and fried during Diwali. Its best to enjoy it in quantities you will be comfortable with so that you dont feel stuffed in your stomach and guilty in your head.


Sunday, 5 October 2014

Cracked the 'Does Rice cause weight gain?' question - Mystery unfolds.

Now days you can see many of the teenagers, college students or even adults avoiding rice in their daily food  plan, just to stay in shape or to lose some weight.
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White rice
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How many of you really want your brain to work?? If you truly wish that your brain should work...then you need to eat a good kind or you can say good quality of carbohydrates. If you want that your  brain-derived neurotrophic factor should keep you brain working and you should be smart and intelligent and not dumb and unintelligent you need carbs for that. It allows you to use your reasoning and intelligence  skills in your daily day to day activities. So if you really want your brain to utilise that BDNF, your body needs rice.

So here comes a question.. which type of rice should you eat? Brown rice or white rice?
Answer to this question is - White rice or any local rice available in your locality.


•Because White rice has adequate amout of fibre which our body needs.

•It helps in absorption of Iron and Calcium and doesn’t  hinder its assimilation.

•It has Insonitol which is fat burning.

•Its good for your skin. If you are on an anti ageing diet plan hunt, with all those cosmetics claiming to make your skin look younger and beautiful and on the other hand you are avoiding rice..Stop that!! Because rice has a anti ageing property. It reduces the wrinkels on your face. Even rice prevents premature wrinkling..

•It also prevents your stomach from bloating.



Rice when traditionally eaten in the indian way with dal, dahi, sabzi is great for diabetics.
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Absolutely not!! There is no food which does not contain carbs.Rice has carbohydrates which are essential for the energy build up process in your body.
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Carbohydrates are source of energy
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Replacing rice with wheat is not a good idea since it means reducing your intake of amino acids and also vitamin B.


Brown rice contains bran which is more difficult to digest on everyday basis. White rice on the other hand has easily absorbable starch.


Ayurveda uses ricebased diets in treating various imbalances in the body. Dal-chawal is a nutritious meal, the entire spectrum of amino acids, vitamins and minerals. It also accelerates fat burning. In fact, the essential amino acid methionine found pre-dominantly in rice helps mobilize fat from the liver
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Dal chawal / Dal rice
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Eat rice the way you want it, eat it as often as you want but surely in the quantities which will leave you feeling light and energetic and not heavy and lethargic. Make food your friend and not your enemy.
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Eat rice as you want it.
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Saturday, 4 October 2014

Your Diet Doesn't Have To Be Hard.Keep yourself motivated with any of these 4 easy ways

When people start with their diet plan,they are usually very much motivated and excited about the new diet for a few days,but tend to lose their motivation after a few days or weeks.So how should one stick to the planned healthy lifestyle, without losing motivation?


Healthy Lifestyle.
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Consider it as a lifestyle. When you are not on a diet you tend to eat anything you like pizza,hamburger,burritos you visit MacD or just tend to buy some fast food stuff on the go..But when you go for your diet,you think about it as its not natural. Once you do it for a long time,it becomes automatic,just as you brush your teeth early in the morning..its not a conscious thought process that you are going through. The same is for DIET and EXERCISE.
Researchers have found out that it takes approximately around 66 days for you to build up a new habbit and to make it automatic.
Change your mindset. You can't think about it as a diet or a temporary part of your life. It needs to be your lifestyle.


Set your goal
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Your goal can be a wedding or a function you have to attend.. or simply a vacation somewhere around the globe. Its really important to set a goal and stick to it so that your goal makes you aware that you have to keep going.


                              Reward time
Just create a reward for yourself for  achieving your objective.But do remember don't reward yourself with big 2 or 3kg chocolate cake or a large size pizza with  extra cheese on it. Because its sabotaging your goal. Its not at all encouraging you.. So what will your reward be then?? A great reward would be a fitness vacation or a new fashionable outfit or a workout outfit. Whatever  it is, let that be encouraging you, reinforcing you towards your healthy lifestyle.


On the cheat day

Now what about the food which you shouldn't be eating? All that tasty delicious food but nutritionally  useless which you should totally restrict yourself from eating but you wish you could sit around and eat it all day!! Now do you ever get to eat those kind of food again?????  The answer to this question is obviously 'YES'.Cheat meals are all about helping you stick to your diet.
The most common reason people fail to reach their goal (or
fail to maintain it afterward) is because they stop eating.
the way they need to be eating. So, what often ends up happening is that people feel
deprived and generally pissed off and annoyed because
they miss eating the foods they really enjoy eating. And
what happens next? They go off their diet and start eating
So, for that reason, there are no specific guidelines for

cheat meals.. But only what I do recommend however, are two general guidelines:
1. Don’t go too crazy.
2. Don’t do it too often.

No!! This is not a cheat meal.

What I mean is, have a few cookies, not the entire box.

Have a slice or two of pizza, not the whole pie. For most of the people, most of the time, 1 or 2
cheat meals per week is the maximum. 
Whatever you end up doing,using or avoiding
cheat meals, it’s the right decision for you as long as your are succeeding in your goal. 
All the best  ...
Eat right. Stay fit.