All posts tagged: Healthy

5 fitness tips from Sucheta Pal, Zumba Education Specialist

Over this weekend, well, technically only 6th of December, Phoenix Market City in Kurla had #FitFest going on. They had healthy eating workshops, Zumba classes, self defence classes and much more lined up. It was a terribly managed event with no visible signage of this going on, no timelines being met (The Zumba class that was supposed to start at 5:30pm started at 6:15) and no one really there to tell you what was going on. The word fest has been used very broadly in this context. There were a stalls here. The Aromathai Day Spa people gave up on trying to get clients and packed up by about 6pm. The other places like a brand selling active wear from Brazil looked deserted and no one seemed to be buying anything. Anyway, in all this, I managed to speak to Sucheta Pal who is a Zumba Education Specialist and Master Trainer for India. Which means that she’s the one who trains all the trainers who teach you Zumba. Here are her 5 tips to keeping …

Make Indian Street food Healthy with These Tips to Lose Weight

I am not saying I am fat. But if I say I am a little plump, it’s because of my sev puri wala. He’s generous with the chutney, generous with the sev, and therefore contributes generously to my weight. I mean, I can resist French fries. After the 4th fry, I can attempt to stop. I can even resist a chocolaty treat (yeah, I am the kind of prefers creamy, fruit desserts), and stay on my good eating habits. But it’s the walk down a street that really challenges me. I see a sev puri wala or a sandwich guy and I am so tempted, it’s difficult for me to think straight. If you, like me, dream of marrying the pani puri seller in the hopes of having pani puris all day long and having little pani puri babies, don’t worry. I am like you. And I am also trying to lose weight. So here are the little changes I made to eating street food that ensure I can enjoy an occasional treat without ruining …

5 foods to eat after a workout (Plus, there’s a contest)

You can feel a little too awesome after workouts. You’ve burned all those calories and you have shed some major sweat. You can feel at the top of your game. It may make you want to splash some water on your head and make you think you look like Milind Soman but mostly you look like a wet dog. Anyway, now you think you deserve that last piece of cake, right? STOP. Stop right there. You cannot have it. In fact, what you eat after a workout could be the most important thing you eat all day. To keep a good food day going, you could also look up some of the partners of Fitternity who provide some great meal options. And since #Fitmania is going on, sign up now and you could grab some killer deals on yum grub. Here are the top 5 things you should eat after a workout. 1. Eggs Grab a couple of eggs and whip them into an omlette and you body will thank you for it. You need …

5 arguments against your excuses to not workout

Damn. Another Monday gone. Don’t you hate it when weekdays are not predictable and just sneak up on you like that? I mean, if you knew Monday was around the corner, you would have stocked up on healthy veggies and got your workout gear and started eating right. I get it, you have a million excuses to not start your regime. Unfortunately, this post is going to make a kickass argument for every excuse you come up with. And making this easy is Fitmania 2015 by Fittternity, a fitness sale that is going to make you want to whoop your bum into shape and do it in style. Excuse No. 1: I am too busy As surprising as this may sound to you, the rest of us only have 24 hours in a day as well. Yup, it’s true. You aren’t the only one who’s got a bad deal. So if we are jogging, skipping, or working out with our schedules, you can. And if it requires waking up early, you know you can sleep …

Eating Right: Mango Salad with an Indian Twist

The monsoon season arrived thundering and bolting in June and threw the mango season out of action. Then, it’s July, the monsoons are wasting time on company laptops watching videos of cute clouds and we are left mango-less. We haven’t had our fill of this delicious fruit and that sucks. So, here’s a recipe for a mango salad that you can put together in less than ten minutes. Yup. And it tastes fabulous. Ingredients: Mangoes – 2 ripe (Totapuri variety) Iceberg lettuce – 1 fresh, leafy one Onion- 1 big Tomatoes – 2 medium or 3 small Cucumbers: 2 Coriander – finely chopped Peanuts – 1/2 a cup Salt, cumin powder and lemon juice Method: Dice all the veggies and the mangoes into cubes. Save the coriander. Add salt, cumin powder (jeera) and lemon juice according to your taste. Top with crunchy, toasted peanuts and the chopped coriander now. Throw in some feta cheese if you want and your salad is ready. This salad is perfect for when you are craving something indulgent without the …

5 simple tips to make everyday Indian food healthy

So you want to start eating healthy? And obviously you’ve scoured high and low ( a Google search) for some ways to make eating at home healthy. Since Google doesn’t seem to care much about Indian eating habits, you get results where you end up clicking through slideshows of apple and peanut butter slices and some cereals you’ve never heard of. Of course, greek yoghurt is bound to be in there somewhere. Which is fine, really, you could eat those things. Except you will probably have to immgrate to the place or atleast start earning in their currency to afford those things in India. We put together a list of things you can do to make everyday meals healthier – Indian style. These are small tweaks that can make big changes. Don’t curry, be happy A good Indian meal isn’t complete till the last of the curry hasn’t been mopped up with a paratha. While curries are yum, they can also pack in a lot of calories, thanks to the copious amounts of cream and …

6 weight loss myths debunked

Some people stop rice. Some stop cold water. Some stop being logical. The process to losing weight comes with its own challenges. What is not required is random information that isn’t true at all and makes everyone constantly question their choices. I met Mary Benny Joseph from VLCC India during a bloggers meet and asked her to debunk the myths surrounding weight loss. And she did a fabulous job. Here’s the truth about the talk making the rounds. 1) You shouldn’t eat rice and rotis together ‘This is absolutely wrong and a myth’, says Mary. You can have both but it’s the quantity that you will have to keep in check. You can balance it out by having a little less of one and little more of the other but having them together is no problem at all. 2) Starting your day with lemon, water and honey Weight loss stories will have you believe that the warm water+lemon+honey formula in the morning works like magic. You drink this and your weight simply hops off your …