All posts tagged: Pooja Makhija

5 Fabulous Diet Hacks From Top Nutritionists

So, the end of the year, family coming over from abroad and plenty of binge drinking sessions have wreaked havoc with my weight. I have put on 3 kgs. And this I have to lose by 29th Jan when my brother is getting engaged. Yes, I have already started working on it. I am obviously carefully considering what I am putting into my mouth. And of course working out like crazy. When I am really dedicated to looking fit, like in this case, I turn to my trusty books written by top nutritionists in the country. And it is from these that I am sharing the secrets of today. Tip 1: Pooja Makhija asks to make friendships with food. Pooja Makhija in her book Eat. Delete explains that you should treat food the way to you treat friends. No that doesn’t mean you declare love for them when drunk and take endless selfies. It means that you categorize your food into best friends, good friends and acquaintances. Best friends, you can have everyday- rice, roti,bananas, …

5 Nutrition and Diet Tips from Pooja Makhija

On Saturday, Fitternity invited bloggers and other social media people for a interesting session with Pooja Makhija who is a nutritionist to many stars like Sonam Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor and the like. She’s also the author of the book ‘Eat.Delete’. So anyway, the session was to happen at Temperance Studio in Bandra which is carefully tucked away, you’ll take some time just figuring out where it is. I got there at about 3:40, by which time people had already been waiting for ten minutes and were starting to get impatient. Also, when I entered everyone turned around to stare because, well, the door was creaky and they were expecting Pooja to walk in. After getting antsy for about 15 more minutes, Pooja finally came in. She, and kiwis, were introduced to us by a person from Fitternity. Pooja started a monologue which while interesting really needed a pump of energy or humour. Also, she started talking about children and their nutrition and I tuned out at that point. Anyway, we did get some super guidance, …

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 …