Tip 3: Feeling Stressy

In our daily life’s stress has now become almost a part of our being. It really defines what we do, how we do and if we are really in a position to take up new things and challenges in the pipeline.

A lot of things are affected due to a thing as small as stress, your relationships, career, general attitude and your health too. Whatever you do physically or mentally reflects directly on your health status. So knowingly or unknowingly stress has affected each and every one in many different ways, mostly harmful.

When we talk about stress in terms of people who are weight watchers, people who are trying to lose it or maintain it, easily fall under the cycle of stressing over. Many people trying to lose weight, start with a fad diet, might lose a few kgs here and there but end up gaining double. As a result they fall into a psychological trap and start eating large amounts of food to overcome the sadness.

Weight loss requires simple fundas: Dedication, Motivation and Commitment.

One must know, “If you didn’t gain weight in a day, you won’t lose it in a day either.”

Stress is a big reason of you either gaining a lot of weight or losing a lot of it suddenly (taking into consideration that nothing is wrong with you clinically). And that my lovelies, is the most harmful thing you can do to yourself!

What you can do!

  1. Be realistic: Set realistic goals for yourself, like 3-4 kgs a month. And do it in a healthier manner, because the aim is not just to lose it, but maintain it too. DO NOT fall for “10 kgs in 10 days” crap. Always think, what are you going to do after that, stop eating at all forever??
  2. Stay Committed: Stay committed to your goal, be at it, nobody can eat good food for you, and no one can do your cardio for you. Long term is what matters, nothing else.
  3. Let Go: Let go of that STRESS. It’s not that easy, agreed! But, it isn’t that difficult either. YES YOU CAN!! Stress isn’t helping you in any way except making you age faster and giving you unnecessary wrinkles! Now you choose do you really want that??

 

Save yourself, embrace who you are, but at the same time, choose health, that’s the only wealth you really have!!!

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!!