What do nutritionists eat?

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You must have come across aunties in the garden who murmur among themselves, ‘she looks so young, wonder what she eats!’ And why just aunties, if we bump into our friends, whom we have not met since ages, and they look slimmer, our immediate question to them is, ‘What have you been eating that helped you lose so much of weight!’ And try to implement those ‘recommended diet tips’ into our lives, hoping for the same miracle! Isn’t it fascinating to see how much one human being can influence others?

Well, there is no harm in copying and learning from others but then we should also know the authenticity of the source of the knowledge. And when it comes to food, you can find no other better source than the nutritionists! Haven’t you all observed how we rely on the tips and suggestions of our nutritionists? Because they know the best! But most of us avoid approaching them because of the misconception that- their diet must be about boring foods! So, here is bon happetee at your disposal to clear all these fallacies. We present to you the food habits of our nutritionists.

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Simple eating habits that promote weight loss

Wheat flakes or aloo paratha? Which one is healthier? I bet the majority of you will vote for wheat flakes! Why? Because the TV commercial says so!

Don’t eat gulab jamun – it is deep fried and cooked in sugar syrup !!!

Start eating oats, brown rice because it is high in fibre and helps weight loss.

Haven’t we rather become judgmental about food – labelling food as healthy and unhealthy depending on what we browse through the internet or view on television commercials?

This concept of healthy or unhealthy food has taken away the essence of enjoying our food and satisfying our taste buds.

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Our forefathers relished their meals without bothering about the health quotient. They enjoyed their fried food, sweets and savoury snacks without counting the calories or grams of protein and fibre. They never really had food-related health concerns like we do today. Every time I bring this example up someone always raises their finger saying – “But, they had a very active lifestyle and were not dependent on cars, washing machines and maids like we are.” Continue reading

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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