EAT A RAINBOW – THE SMART WAY OF EATING!

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Imagine eating only dal-rice for several days! The thought itself is horrifying, isn’t it?

Just like our tongue, our eyes, nose etc. also participate actively when we eat our food. Hence, it is highly important that the food should appeal to all our senses, especially eyes! Because, according to a popular adage, ‘We eat with our eyes first’! Our meal should be enticing enough for our eyes to feel hungry. And the easiest way to do it is by making our plate look colourful. Different colours have different effects on our eyes and soon enough, we will be relishing our food. However, the effect of colourful food items is not only limited to our eyes!

When I was a kid, my mom always ensured that my platter was colourful and her reason was completely different from the one stated above! Eating different colours of food is not only a treat to our eyes but also to our body!

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Bye-bye deprivation diets- Why we should go ahead and eat that cookie

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I cringe every time I hear that someone is trying to lose weight through a deprivation diet. I wonder if it is the upshot of the foodie that I am or it is because as a trained professional I know what is exactly going to happen to your body. Of course you know someone who has transformed into a prima donna by going on a deprivation diet and you gear up to use the same strategy. How difficult can this be, right? It makes absolute sense that if you starve yourself then your body will use up the stored resources (a.k.a fat cells) to meet the daily requirements and that will burn all the mean accumulated fat cells and help you become a fabulous version of yourself.

Truth: It doesn’t work. If it did – not temporarily but permanently – weight loss would not be a 148-billion-dollar industry. Continue reading

How to Indulge this monsoon ?

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Here comes the season of garma garam bhajiyas! The fried and spicy food items taste 100 times better during the rainy season, don’t they? And who doesn’t like digging into deliciously hot snacks while hearing the pitter patter of raindrops on their window pane? The pleasant aroma of these food draws us towards them during this season. Vada pav, samosa, bhajiya, pakoras, puri bhaji, adrak chai. The list of these mouth-watering dishes to relish in monsoon simply goes on…

But all good things have some drawbacks and our beloved season is no exception to this fact. Monsoon also increases the risk of falling ill, tremendously. And weightwatchers may even skip their gym sessions or daily walk due to the heavy downpour or simply the laziness that the season brings along. And this makes their weight loss goal go for a toss!

Now, how do we go about keeping our health and weight in check and not spoil the good vibes of monsoon? Continue reading