The 10 Tips- Part 1

I call it my easy peesy tips, that might be easy and probably even you know, that it is a major factor in you gaining immense amount of weight.

So the first one being, “Doing away with Fat”. Yeah, you heard that right!

And I’m pretty sure, you even know how detrimental it is for your health. You love your Mc.Tikki, the fries, those smileys, pastry and surely the cakes. Ever thought if they love you too??

The foods that we eat, already contain some fat of their own. Agreed, that some amount is important for the body’s insulation and as a cover for all organs of the body.

You can easily reduce the amount of oil in the diet by changing the way you cook.

  1. Steaming– It’s a very easy method to incorporate in daily life. Also, you get to eat yummy Idli’s, dhokla’s , custards, and cakes too(now I’m not recommending that you eat custards and cake too!!) It reduces your average fuel requirement too till an extent. Plus steamed foods are a bit healthier till an extent.
  2. Non-stick cooking– Using non-stick pans while cooking, reduces the need of using too much oil, butter or ghee. You still get yummy and healthy food to eat. But you need to take care of your non-stick utensils. Never put cold water on them immediately after using them, it will drastically remove the coating present on the pan. If taken care of, they easily last 6-7 years.
  3. Grilling– It is a very interesting method and you actually don’t need oil for it. The product will come out really crispy and properly cooked. You can grill your sandwiches, chicken, paneer and what not!

 

There are a lot of other methods too, that would help in reducing the amount of oil being used at home. The best one is you yourself measuring the amount of oil you are putting in any food that is being cooked. Frankly even ½ tsp. of oil is enough for cooking.

When on a weight loss spree and trying to lose weight, and frankly it’s not even losing weight, it’s about eating healthy, and choosing foods that heal you. Do away with your mac and cheese, fries and burgers.

You become what you eat, choose wisely!

How To Lose 10 Kgs in 10 Days

Really??

What were you thinking when you clicked on this article? Another miraculous formula would be uncovered, or a magical portion ingredient would be their which would reduce your inches by a size or two?

No! Stop right their!

Never ever fall for those so called you tube videos or advertisements that give you a guaranteed weight loss! There is no short cut to a healthier you. All of these are gimmicks just to lure you into buying those so called pills or whatever. A piece of CRAP!!!

The easiest way to lose weight is through ‘HARD WORK’

‘Being overweight is hard, so is losing it.’ You need to choose your hard wisely!

One can never lose weight, if done the right way in a day or two or maybe even 10. Logically speaking, your body did not take a day to accumulate that much fat that it did in the first place, and so it won’t take a day to lose it.

What your body is currently is a result of what you have eaten probably through the years. It is always 85% of what you eat and rest 15% is exercise, rest, stress and other factors. So imagine, if your diet is burger, pizza, coke and other high calorie foods, your body would also become that. We were brought up on whole foods like wheat, rice, pulses, milk and fruits. These are by far the healthiest foods that you would find. So, basically never eat foods that your great grandmother can’t recognize as food!

It’s a matter of what choices you make each and every day that would help you in achieving the health goals you want to. It’s never easy, but it isn’t difficult either.

Starting tomorrow, each day I will tell you 10 things for the next 10 days,  that could help you in losing the fat that you want to. Maybe you already know those things, maybe not! I’m sure you have done quite a research, but it’s not worthwhile till the time you actually apply your research and get results!

The Turnabout..!

The 14 years of schooling, teaches one a lot of life lessons. It might be about basic life lessons, your career choices, or maybe even who your best pals would be, who would stand by you through thick and thin. But it does not stop just stop at that.

You have important choices to make. Those choices might even lead you to a totally different time zone. But, their’s no running away from it. It’s always good to keep a few pointers in mind before coming on a decision.

  1. No to Pressure– Never bulk under the pressure of doing maybe what is right. Do not come under the pressure of losing your friends, you will lose them. But, those who really want to stay with you would make an actual effort of being in it. Other’s will just hide under the excuse of not having enough time.
  2. Listen to your Parents– Listen to them, they have experience backing them. They don’t want anything bad to happen to you, or you to go downhill on your career path. Do not bulk under pressure. Just LISTEN.
  3. Listen to your Heart– It knows. Your heart knows, what you want, and the brain knows how to take your there. That small voice that tells you to catch that train, go catch it. Do not die thinking about the what if’s.
  4. Read & Research– It’s understandable that you are confused. Read about it, talk to people who have already taken such a career option. Talk to your teacher’s, it always helps to clear your nagging doubts.
  5. Make a plan B,C,D,E…..Z– There are 26 alphabets which means 26 different plans which can further be like your excel sheet. The reason behind having another plan ready at your disposal is, you are not the only one who might be running after a Harvard or the premier IIM’s closer home. For every you, you will find atleast 50-60 people more running for that same seat. Make plans,and never lose heart.

 

Making a career choice is a turnabout of your life. It will make you something, maybe not what you wanted to be, maybe something better. Never lose hope, never lose heart. Miracles happen each day. You just need to keep looking. It might sound odd at first, but 10 years down the line, when you look back you would realise that all the pressure and the stress you took, wasn’t worth a dime.

Wish you a very best in your career choices. You are a ROCKSTAR!! Kudos to you..!!

Student’s We All Knew..!

As the class 12th boards are just winding up, their starts a chaos. The school is getting over, you would lose some friends, make some new ones. So, nature has a way of balancing things proportionately. You win some, lose some.

Now, obviously one would see all sorts of students.

  1. The Know It All’s– These students are those who know exactly what they want how they want and maybe ya, even why do they want it. So some of them are the rich kids of stinking rich parents, who have a huge business empire to their name and are highly ambitious people. Somehow the same gene dominated in them too. These doer’s dominated each event at a school functions, also academically inclined.
  2. The Gossipers– Being in their good books is as bad as being in their bad books. By the definition of bad, you aren’t as bad as they make out you to be. Maybe in the kinder garden you refused to share your pencil colors with them! So, there are people who just never let go! A menace for mental health I tell you.
  3. The Helpers– This category of students or maybe even only one are the sweetest sweetest people that you would find who never say NO! This is another category of doer’s. But are always silently helping while expecting nothing in return. They just wanna make friends and help making it a happy place in return. So, they might be a part of many groups but no core group.
  4. The Last Bencher’ s– These have the maximum amount of fun unarguably..!Non-judgemental who have fun with everybody. The teacher’s stick or even 10 rounds in the basketball court can never stop them from crackling fun. You are sad go to them, you are too happy please go to them, anything is troubling you, go tell them, they will make you realize that smiling makes the world look better.
  5. The Observers– These are the tricky one’s. They silently observe each and everything that is happening around. And at the end of the day each and everything is reported in detail to the class teacher. Ya you heard me right! These ohh so silent people weren’t your fast friends as much as you might have thought, or maybe they were, but even they could not help it! A teacher’s reliable source.
  6. The Pets– Oooh..!! These people were probably the most hated of em’ all. They used to literally butter out their way through any situation. And this was a skill almost everyone wanted to learn. Quick thinkers, smart but not so academically intelligent. Averagers who always got their A grades in extra curricular.
  7. The All-rounders– How can we forget these people? There are always a few bunch of kids who are kind hearted, academically sound, happy to help, give good advice, good in art as well as know when to share a laugh here and there and are sane talkers!

 

I guess one could go on and on about it.. But the point being, school is such a place where one meets literally all sorts of people, it prepares you for the best and the worst days of your life!! You will make new friends, some school friends would stay, some would move on, its ok…don’t lose heart so soon.

Everyone is struggling in their own way, some mentally others emotionally or maybe even financially. Be good, do good to people, something nice will eventually come back to you. A kind human is so much better than a money making machine who was once only a human.

Anemia As We Know It!!

Now probably we are at a stage where we have heard the word anemia in all sorts of phrases and not just the medical sense.

Even though the numerous medical jargon’s tend to make our life difficult in a lot of ways, but somewhere, they are really required to actually make us sit and look up like really what they are.

Anemia is not just pallor or the pale color of your skin, even though that one little word helps us in defining it or maybe even noticing it, but has a deeper connection directly linking it to your well being per se. Medically, defined as the decrease in the number of red blood cells in the body. (RBC’s are our hero’s, and help in delivering a very important element i.e. oxygen to all parts of the body. Life really is difficult without it.)

The symptoms could be very slow setting or might set in at an unimaginably fast pace. Feeling weak, tired, (if you are reading this at the end of a very hard day, don’t worry, you are simply tired! Not anemic! Yay!!) , not being able to give your 100% while exercising are just simple generalized symptoms and the signals that the body is trying to give you. A fast setting in anemia might just make you feel dizzy (which you could be for a 100 other reasons as well, but here we do need to see the frequency as well), or a feeling of losing consciousness.

Its rightly said that your face is the mirror to your soul, or maybe whatever is happening in your body is immediately reflected on your face, but in this case a lot might have already happened inside the body till the time it actually reflects on your face.

So, getting to the point, it is very important that we listen to our body signals. The basic signals that a body gives during an anemic stress is a feeling of breathlessness, weakness, getting tired very easily, not being able to concentrate on work or studies, increased thirst and of course the color of our skin turns pale.

Now, a person could get anemic due to various reasons the major being loss of blood during a surgery, an accident, hookworm infestations and menstruation (especially in the case of women).  Diagnosis of anemia in men is based on haemoglobin (it’s our iron containing oxygen transporter) of less than 13 to 14 g/dL, while in women, it must be less than 12 to 13 g/dL. Further testing is then required to determine the cause.

The most common sort of anemia is iron deficiency anemia, in which a person is deficient in iron. So most people turn to iron pills, which do give results but for some, create bowel issues. But, instead of focusing on short and quick results, the only thing that would help us in the long run would be to turn towards our mother nature.

Nature has a cure for almost every imaginable disease. Instead of popping pills lets focus on the dietary aspect of your life. Is the food that you eat really rich in the important vitamins and the minerals that are really required for the proper functioning of the body?

Let’s look into it in the upcoming sections of the blog!!