Festivals are loaded with joy and fun. However, they have a tendency of disturbing your diet schedules. Don’t have to worry. Here are few tips to enjoy the festivities without gaining much weight. Low Fat, Low Sugar Products Make use of ingredients such as low fat milk, low sugar products, and other dairy products to make sweets and snacks. They help control the excess weight gain. Natural Nutrients Festivals are full of fresh fruits and yoghurt. Load up your plates to get your daily share of vitamins. This helps detoxify your body while also helping you is losing the extra weight. Good Breakfast Women tend to get busier as each day progresses. Take care of festival days especially by including a nutrient-rich heavy breakfast. This keeps you energetic and active all through the day. Less Oil Cook your food using limited quantity of oil. When you eat oily foods occasionally, you tend to consume more than what you normally consume. Hence, eat less even when you eat oily foods occasionally. This helps reduce the chances of taking in excess fat into your body. Drink Water When it is snack time during festivals, drink a glass of water for sure. A … Continue reading 5 tips to stay slim during a festival →
Don’t go out of your way to lose weight, when you can achieve it from the comfort of your own kitchen! Here are 5 home remedies for natural weight loss. Ginger & Green Tea We all know the benefits of green tea. But, did you know ginger can also help you speed up the process of weight loss? Add green tea and ginger to water and let it simmer for 3-4 minutes. You can also add in a bit of honey for sweetness. Consume it daily on an empty stomach to see the effective results. Coconut Oil Coconut oil just doesn’t add to your beauty externally, but internally as well. Replace your cooking oil with coconut oil and see that waistline shrink within weeks. Apart from weight loss, it also enhances the taste of your food. Warm Water & Lime Though it is one of the most common remedies, works wonder if followed diligently. Simply add a lemon to a glass of warm water and drink it first thing in the morning. Fennel & Water Fennel seeds are one of the best herbal remedies for weight loss. Sip on a cup of fennel seed tea 15 minutes before having a … Continue reading 5 home remedies that help you lose weight naturally →
Biochemists refer to fat as lipid and it is solid at room temperature. However, oil is liquid at room temperature. All fats and oil are made up of fatty acids. It is the individual fatty acids that make all the difference to our health. This makes a good case for understanding good and bad fats. Visceral fat Excess body fat is more than just a cosmetic problem. It’s a health problem, which you should not ignore. Your waist circumference helps our experts predict the presence of VISCERAL fat in your body. Visceral fat surrounds your liver, pancreas, and intestines. It is metabolically active and dangerous for your health. Presence of this fat is the most vital indication that you need to lose weight. Why is visceral fat bad? Well, that is because it releases harmful chemicals, which could lead to any/all of the following lifestyle problems: Heart disease High blood pressure Knee pain Acne Hair loss Type 2 diabetes PCOD Skin infection Breathing difficulty Infertility Sleep disturbance Certain cancers Gastro intestinal problems Low immunity Subcutaneous fat Subcutaneous fat is fat that is found directly under the skin. It’s the fat that’s measured using skin-fold calipers to estimate our total body … Continue reading Everything you need to know about Fat →
There are a number of harmful activities we often indulge in, without thinking twice about what they could do to our health. Here are some activities that maybe contributing to our rising cholesterol levels. Smoking Smoking of cigarettes damages the walls of your blood vessels, which makes them accumulate fatty deposits. Moreover, smoking may lower your HDL level or good cholesterol. Obesity Risk of high cholesterol is higher if one’s body mass index (BMI) is 30 or more. Therefore, obesity is a factor we must control at the earliest possible opportunity in order to ensure a fit and healthy life. Large waist circumference If a man’s waist circumference is around 40 inches (102 centimeters) and a woman’s is around 35 inches (89 centimeters), they would stand a higher chance of suffering from high cholesterol. Poor diet Red meat and full-fat dairy products, which are high in cholesterol, increase our total cholesterol. Furthermore, high cholesterol levels can increase due to consumption of saturated fats found in animal products and trans fats found in certain baked confectioneries Lack of exercise A good exercise regime will help improve our body’s HDL level or good cholesterol while lowering the LDL level or bad cholesterol. However, lack of … Continue reading Factors contributing to cholesterol →
Methi seeds possess some of the most useful and unbelievable medicinal qualities. Include them into your daily diet to help manage your diabetes better. Rich in Fiber Methi has been used since ancient times for managing diabetes. It is rich in fiber and clinical tests (on animals) show that it can bring down blood glucose and cholesterol. Improved Digestion Methi seeds help improve digestion while reducing phlegm. One teaspoon of methi seed powder taken twice a day before meals for a month may help reduce blood glucose levels in some diabetics. Reduction in Drug Dosage If you are on diabetic medication, you may be able to reduce drug dosage in about a month with the consumption of methi seeds daily. Make sure you consult your doctor before starting with it.
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