Friday, 18 August 2017

How to boost your BMR-for faster weight loss.


 Slowing down of metabolism with age is a natural process. But a few medical condition and unhealthy lifestyle also results in slowing down basal metabolic rate of a body. Slow metabolism is a major obstacle in your way to be fit and healthy. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t things we can do to give it a boost. The most important thing that one has to do apart from exercises and all is to space out the meals. Eating at regular intervals stimulates our body to work basically, boosting the process of digestion and absorption which requires a good amount of energy. Skipping meals, irregular meals timings, heavy eating at one time slows down the process of digestion and so also BMR. Practice eating slowly by proper chewing of the food. Avoid sitting or lying just after taking meals. Stroll for about 20 minutes.
Drinking of green tea, herbal tea or green coffee after meals may help boost the metabolism but the basics has to be followed.

Friday, 11 August 2017

For that glow on your face.........


Did you know that There is a very simple and quick method which will help you to achieve glowing skin.
The answer is -Extra virgin coconut oil
It has all the ingredients to nourish your skin and give it a soft and glowing look.Apply few drops of it every night (after cleaning )on your face and give a light massage.
A mixture of Extra virgin coconut oil and extra virgin olive oil is a super make up remover also. Dab this mixture on your face ,massage it for 2 minutes and then clean the face properly with rose water swab.
Keep shining !

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Eating sugary food tend to increase your craving for more sugar.

An attempt to eat a small piece of sweet,increases our craving for more sweets.This is then converted into a cycle of eating more and more sugar, adding empty calories to our body and destroying our efforts for wt. loss.But, this phenomena is natural and biochemically triggered.When we eat a small piece of sugary food like a bite of chocolate or ice-cream or anything else,it triggers a neuro-chemical change in our brain releasing serotonin,a hormone associated with relax and feel good.Increase level of serotonin keep you craving for sweets.
The best way to treat ourselves is to indulge in healthy sweet treats like naturally sweetened yogurt with a slice of fruit such as mango,few dry roasted almond with a cube of dark chocolate or a small piece of jaggery.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Staying away from junk food is easy.


Grabbing junk food seems to be the easiest option to many of us when it comes to hunger.The situation worsened when we are travelling.The easily available junk food outlets are then our ultimate option to curb down our hunger which then screw up our aim of healthy lifestyle.
here are the ways to stay away from junk foods.
1.Make a habit of keeping an apple in your bag.this will come handy when you are hungry anywhere anytime.
2.Drink water.Many a times our body gets dehydrated and need water.so don't load it with junk food.
3.Eat more proteins. protein has a complex structure and takes time to get digested. so it will keep you fill for a longer time.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Moong dal Idli


Its a very healthy and protein rich option for breakfast. Vegetarian should look for this option to meet their daily requirement of protein.
Ingredients
Moong dhuli dal-1 cup
Curd-1 tbsp
Onion-1 small (chopped)
Garlic and green chili paste-1 tsp
Grated carrot-2 tbsp
Methi dana- ½ tsp
Salt-acc taste
Oil-(for greasing)
Method- Soak moong dal and methi dana for 5-6 hours. Drain water and make smooth paste in grinder along with ½ cup of water. Add curd in dal paste and mix properly. Keep aside for 20 minutes. Now add chopped onions ,garlic & chili paste, grated carrot and salt. Mix properly. Grease idli stand with little oil and pour batter with spoon. Steam idlis for 10-12 minutes. Cool slightly and demould. Serve with green chutney.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

How to keep your stomach healthy in rainy season.

In rainy season,digestion becomes slow.So if we keep eating food that we were eating during summer then it may cause stomach issues.
Bloated stomach,stomach ache are the few common problem surfacing during rainy season.To keep our stomach healthy we should eat food that can be easily digested by our stomach.Here are the few tips for healthy stomach.

1. Eat small,cooked meals.Don't eat if you are not hungry.
2. Have steamed salads and soups rather than having raw salads
3. Drink lots of herbal teas, especially those with antibacterial properties. These include ginger, pepper, honey, mint and basil leaves. Excessive intake of coffee and tea dehydrates body fluids so they must be better avoided.
4. you can take ajwain/cinnamon water luke warm after half an hour of meal. 

Monday, 12 June 2017

Raw mango salad

A mangolicious treat for all weight watchers. Its very healthy and you can have it without any regret.
Raw mango salad
1 raw mango
1/3rd cup onion
1 tsp rd chilli
3-4 mint leaves
1 tsp palm sugar or brown sugar or jaggery
A pinch of salt
Method
Peel the raw mangoes and grate them. Then, slice the onions.
Toss the rest of the ingredients together with the raw mangoes and onions. Keep it in refrigerator for 20 minutes till the onion starts leaving juices and settled to the bottom.