Apart from making you one happy mommy, pregnancy is also going to make you plumpy! While every mum can swear that it is not a cake walk to lose weight rapidly after you have just delivered a baby, mothers who have had a C-section find it all the more challenging. Given the many do’s and don’ts suggested out there for new moms who have undergone a C-section, it is indeed not simple for them to lose weight that easily. So make sure you lose that pregnancy fat now; before it’s too late! Plan your diet Once you decide to start the fitness regime, make sure you plan everything. Ideally you should first check with your doctor and then get on your weight loss routine. Your body needs time to recover from labour and other health changes that happen during the pregnancy. Exercise is a must New moms find it very difficult to take out some time for exercise. This is because they are sleep-deprived and the baby occupies most of their time. Since your body is still weak and can undergo lasting damage if you strain them with heavy exercise. Try doing simple, low impact exercises such as walking, cycling or swimming 15 minutes a … Continue reading 5 tips to lose weight after pregnancy →
Arrest the causative factors before you allow varicose veins to make your legs their home. Some of these steps can prevent their appearance: If you are overweight, try to lose the weight. Sitting or standing in the same position increases susceptibility to varicose veins. So, move around at regular intervals to improve blood circulation. Practice deep breathing and yoga as they relax the veins and promote healthy valve function. Avoid wearing high heels. Wear comfortable clothes especially around waist, groin, and legs. Tight clothes make varicose veins worst. Pregnant women must position their legs above heart level while relaxing for the blood to flow easily towards heart and prevent swollen feet. Those who engage regularly in aerobic activities such as walking and swimming stand a better chance of preventing varicose veins. Avoid scratching the itchy skin around the varicose veins. This can cause ulceration and bleeding. Wear compression stockings. They create a gentle pressure up the legs and prevent blood from pooling in the legs and thus, reduce swelling. A diet rich in fiber such as whole grain cereals and pulses, green leafy vegetables, and fruits helps prevent constipation, removes toxins in the blood, and maintains good vascular health. This … Continue reading 17 ways to prevent getting varicose veins →
It is said that beauty is an inside job! Certain foods help the skin maintain its elasticity. If your skin is supple, your smiles or frowns can be rubbed off the face easily. But if your skin becomes dry, you get smile lines or frown lines imprinted on your face Wrinkles usually form when the skin loses its elasticity. To some extent, it is a result of aging. They first appear around the eyes and lips as in ‘laugh lines’. It is true that as we age, our skin becomes dryer and thinner, which leads to the formation of wrinkles. However, nutritional blunders committed by us cause the same deterioration of the skin identical to that caused by aging. One such blunder is an inadequate intake of vitamin C. It helps to form the connective tissue, makes the skin supple & prevents it from drying. You need to take at least 500mg of vitamin C daily to get its skin protecting benefit. This amount is available in a regular vitamin C supplement available in most pharmacies. Natural sources of vitamin C include guava, oranges, capsicums, cabbage, grape fruit, sour lime, papaya. Over exposure to sun is another factor that dries … Continue reading Are those Wrinkles or Just Nutritional Sins? →
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There are instances when your sweet tooth craves for a treat but your brain warns of calorie overload, try these delectable Low-Cal Sweets and Desserts. These recipes will not hinder your weight loss routine. They allow you to enjoy special occasions by satisfying your sweet tooth. You can make these sugar-free recipes and add both sweetness and health to your festivities: Oats Sesame Ladoo The natural oils in sesame seeds help bind the ladoo without use of any ghee. Ingredients 1 Cup Oats 1 Cup White Sesame Seeds 4-5 green cardamom freshly grounded 1 ½ cup coconut palm sugar or stevia Method Heat a pan, dry roast the oats and sesame seeds separately and keep aside. Cool and Grind the oats, sesame seeds and green cardamoms into a powder. Add the jaggery into this powder. Roll to make balls. Store in an airtight container. Dry Fruit & Dates Burfi Try this barfi loaded with nutrients and add good health to your celebrations. Remember not to overdo it. Ingredients 1/4 cup stevia powder 1/2 kg Dates (khajur) pits removed coarsely chopped 100 gm mixed dry-fruits (badam, cashew, pista) Powdered 1/2 cup desiccated grated dry coconut Method Add the dates, dry-fruits powder and … Continue reading 3 Fat Free Recipes For Fun Filled Festive eating →
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