All posts tagged: Weight Loss

5 Tips To Avoid (Or atleast try) Putting on Weight This Diwali

How do you know Diwali is here? Because every brand is showing you ads with diyas and everyone is gifting someone something.Though all I seem to get for Diwali is sweets and diyas, both of which I pass on to other people. And some I eat. Okay, maybe I eat a lot of it okay? Don’t judge me, you judging person. Anyway, I know how difficult it is to lay off the sweets and the namkeens when Diwali is here and everyone is festive and happy. Also, wearing pretty clothes and going to lots of parties. So, I decided to help you out. These are tips and tricks that worked for me. Because, I could give you the usual tips- like where I tell you carry a snack and all that- but I know I end stuffing samosas in my mouth every time I try to pull off a stunt like that. So, here it is. Have a very yummy lunch Most parties start off in the evening and dinner is going to be a …

5 Reasons You are Unknowingly Putting On Weight

When you go on an all out binge, you feel guilty and you know exactly why you are feeling guilty. You scoffed down those fries, you ordered a second dessert- whatever it is, you know. But there are times when you don’t know what you are doing wrong. And why you are putting on the weight that you are. You are like, ‘Dude, I think I am eating air and putting on weight’. Actually, it’s not. These 5 habits could be the reason for you putting on weight or not being able to take the weight off. You are counting wrong   That bit that nutritionists everywhere are saying? That one about having 5-6 small meals? You decided to do it. So, you are having small meals and you carry peanuts and other snacks for those meals. Fabulous. But have you accounted for the other stuff you are eating? Like a chocolate at a colleagues desk? Or a cola of coffee when you went down for a smoke break? Those calories add and because aren’t paying …

5 Tips to Stop Eating Junk Food to Stay on Your Weight Loss Journey

Sometimes we can’t breakup with certain people. I have the same kind of relationship with food. I just can’t seem to stay without some of them. The foods, per se, are nice. It’s just that we aren’t a good match. First, food tends to go all crazy and attach itself to various parts of my body. It’s very clingy like that. Second, it’s very stubborn. I try really hard to make it go away but it won’t listen. It just sits there looking very tempting. So yes, we can’t break up. But as you know. I have lost a few kilos and here’s the heart-breaking story of how I broke up with my favourite foods. I do go back to it sometimes but it’s just rebound. And short-term. But in that little time we are together I do feel immense love for it. So what do you do to stay off your favourite foods? Because I am sure you favourite foods are addictive and not helping in your fitness journey. I give you a few …

Calories in Junk Food and How Long You Need to Workout To Burn it Off

So we have been talking about being healthy on this blog for a while. And you know that I am not of the opinion that you should completely stop being indulgent. I love myself an occasional slice of pizza or a burger. And sometimes, people put cupcakes in front of me. I don’t want to have the cupcake. But it looks so sorry, sitting there all pretty begging me to have it. I only have it to put it out of its misery. But then one day, I dug out the work I would have to do to work that one cupcake off. And the results were not good, let me tell you. So I decided to do all the junk we have and the amount we would have to workout to burn those calorie. Not fun. McDonalds McVeggie Burger without Cheese The burger even without the cheese adds a whopping 360 calories to your count. Add fries and a drink and we are easily looking at more than 500 calories in just one meal. …

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 …

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 ways to tell if you are losing weight without stepping on the scale.

Everyone is scared of something. Some find cockroaches petrifying (me), some people can’t function in darkness. Some people won’t even sit in the same room when everyone’s exchanging ghost stories. And then there’s one thing everyone’s mortified of. *Obligatory joke about wife*. No, it’s the weighing scale. Stepping on the scale can cause major heartburn. And if you are on a weight loss plan, it’s worse. You get anxiety attacks from just thinking about what the scale will say. What if I told you that there are ways to measure if you are on the right track to weight loss without a scale? What if you just threw the scale out of the equation? Here’s how you can tell you are doing well and getting closer to your goals. 1. Your clothes fit better Have a freshly laundered pair of jeans? Put that on. If it fits easier, better or even if you are finally able to close the button, you’ve done well. Try sitting down in it. If it slides down further than before …