Sunday, June 17, 2018

5 Foods You Can Eat Post A Gym Session!

Workout can be quite exhausting at times and we may run to our favorite guilty foods to make us feel better after a hard day at the gym. This can make the whole gym routine redundant. To avoid those sugar cravings, these are 5 foods that can help you stay in shape by cutting away at the fat and also are great to eat:
  1. Chicken Soup (for your soul and body): Chicken is an excellent source of lean protein. They also supply the body with important nutrients such as niacin or Vitamin B3 which is essential for carbohydrate metabolism. They are also good for recuperating when stressed or sick. Chicken shreds can be put in soup too as it helps with digestion and clear soup is free from fats and helps burn adipose (fat) tissue instead. Chicken soup is great for the soul!
  2. Fruits and nuts: Fixing a meal that too a wholesome one, might not be possible for everyone, especially if they lack the time or culinary skills and equipment. An easy solution is to buy dried fruits and nuts from your departmental store and mix them in a sealed plastic bag. Avoid cashews despite their taste as they have a higher calorific content. Nuts will provide an adequate dose of protein for the day while the dried fruits will supply essential carbohydrates as well as vitamins and minerals. These carbs are simple and help in restoring glycogen in the muscles as compared to complex carbs and make them the ideal post workout snack to munch on.
  3. Tuna: Most fish are good for your health as they are considered healthy white meat. Tuna is great for munching on as it is versatile and can be blended into quite a few foods. A tuna salad with minimal dressing is not only tasty but healthy as well if mixed with greens like lettuce. Tuna has healthy Omega-3 fatty acids which are good for the heart. For making it a convenient food that you can carry to the gym, make sandwiches with it!
  4. Eggs: Eggs are probably the best wholesome versatile foods. It’s delicious in any which preparation. Steer clear of using your egg whites in desserts and try using minimum oil or unhealthy ingredients in making a dish out of eggs. They are high in protein content and despite popular belief, the yellow should be consumed too unless your doctor advises against it. Poach them or fry them in olive oil. Steam them or blend it in your milkshake if raw eggs aren’t your thing. Egg protein is the most utilizable protein by the body in all of unprocessed foods. Boil or bake them, take them in plenty! Get creative and try experimenting with your eggs in totally new ways and if you are an amateur cook, these are perfect to start your culinary experiments with.
  5. Chocolate Milkshake: Chocolates are mood boosters. Opposed to popular belief, they are good for your teeth as well as they promote saliva secretion which helps in cleansing the mouth. Added with milk, they can become a wholesome snack as milk supplies essential calcium for bone development. Apart from the great health benefits, chocolate milkshake is also supremely yum!

Saturday, June 16, 2018

What happens when you take Apple Cider Vinegar daily

Skipping A Meal - Can It Be Hazardous To Your Health?

In the race of getting to work on time, finishing files and completing all the tasks on your to-do list, eating is sometimes given the last priority. You may think that skipping a meal does no harm, but in fact it can have quite a detrimental effect on your physical and mental health.
Here are a few things that may happen when you skip a meal

You lose muscle weight: While skipping a meal may make you lose weight, this is not healthy weight loss. Skipping a meal makes the body lose muscle weight not fat. Losing muscle weight can, in turn, lead to a loss of energy and make you tire easily.
  1. You will crave junk food: When you skip a meal, your body craves for fillers and snacks. Thus, you are more likely to binge on chips and other such unhealthy snacks. In the long run, this can make you put on weight. It can also make you eat more for your next meal.
  2. You may be less productive: Skipping a meal can make you slowdown in terms of time taken to make decisions. It can also make you physically unsteady and leave you feeling lethargic thus, making you less productive. Not eating at regular times can also make you moody and affect your ability to concentrate on tasks.
  3. Your metabolism is affected: Skipping a meal may put your body into starvation mode so as to store energy. Not only does this slow down your rate of metabolism and leave you with less energy, it can also lead to weight gain as the calories are stored as fat instead of being burnt as energy.
  4. It can increase your risk of lifestyle diseases: Skipping a meal can make your blood sugar levels drop. Not having breakfast or lunch can also make you eat a heavier dinner that elevates your sugar levels. This type of fluctuation can affect your body’s insulin response time and lead to diabetes in the long run. Skipping meals can also lead to high blood pressure and hypertension.

Friday, January 12, 2018

How Super Seeds help in weight loss.

There are many ways to lose a lot of weight fast.However, most of them will make you hungry and unsatisfied. In this video will talk about 5 secret ingredients added to your diet will : Reduce your appetite significantly. Make you lose weight quickly, without hunger. Improve your metabolic health at the same time.

Friday, December 15, 2017


Have you ever stepped on a weighing scale after a rigorous diet and got the shock of your life?

Unexpectedly, the high intensity workout and diet plans that were very promising seemed to have failed in the weighing scale tests.  you sometimes go for partying and eating all junk but the weight does not even budge the next day! Why the unfair weight fluctuations? What is the reason behind them?
Well, one thing that we all should know is that it is almost impossible for sudden extra weight gain to be fat. True weight gain is slow. It takes time just like true weight loss. 1 kg weight gain will require around 7000 calories which is practically impossible. So whats the reason behind weight to drop the next day and shoot up the next?
When you step on the weighing scale, the machine weighs your muscles, bones, fat and your organs. Apart from this it also weigh
  • The water in our body
  • The liquids you have recently taken in
  • The undigested foods you have eaten
These can cause big fluctuations in our weight. When you drink a glass of water, it weighs 250gms and this one glass has an immediate impact on the scales. If some salty food is added, its sodium acts as a magnet to attract and hold more water. Paradoxically drinking insufficient water is another cause for water retention. When the body senses its becoming dehydrated, it retains as much fluid as it can
HORMONES: These also play a major cause in weight fluctuations. The female hormones are pretty much related to water retention especially before menstruation and during ovulation.

MEDICATIONS: Medications like high blood pressure and anti-inflammatory drugs are also responsible for weight fluctuations.

CARBOHYDRATE RESERVES: The body stores carbohydrates for later use as glycogen in liver and muscle tissue. Glycogen holds water in a ratio of 3gms water to 1gm glycogen, which makes it bulky and heavy. The body depletes and replenishes this store of glycogen and water. In weight loss mode, reserves are low and when you eat, the body replenishes them along with accompanying water.

FOOD WEIGHT: The food eaten also adds on to weight till it is fully digested and absorbed into the blood stream. As discussed earlier it takes 7000 calories to gain 1 kg body weight in 24 hours. That means around one kg of butter if eaten can add on to 1 kg weight but on the other hand, 1 kg of salads will only weigh extra till the time it is digested since the calorie yield is low.
Constipation could be yet another cause for weight fluctuations.

POST WORKOUT WEIGHT: Straight after a workout, the weight is less due to water loss during perspiration and glycogen loss during respiration. But this only lasts till you have your next meal.

  • Avoid weighing yourself post cheat days. The days that you eat junk, your body might be retaining water depending upon the sodium intake along with the undigested and uneliminated food.
  • If suffering from constipation, seek medical advice to help you out.
  • Taking a detox diet which involves drinking good amount of fluids helps you get rid of sodium which brings down the excess gain.
  • Maintain a diet dairy. Every time you weigh more you can cross check the dairy to know your weight gain culprits.
  • Take your waist measurements each week. If scales go up but waist is same, then you know its water, rather than fat your cells are holding. 

Egg White Vs Yolk.... Which is Healthier?

The humble egg is considered a super food by nutritionists thanks to loads of nutrients it is packed with. A rich source of protein, eggs have other essential nutrients like iron, phosphorus, vitamin D, vitamin B12, selenium, choline, and amino acids. Thus, there are no doubts about the goodness an egg offers. But, is it the egg yolk or the egg white that is more beneficial? Read on to know who is the winner.
Egg White - Low in calories, rich in protein, zero fat, zero cholesterol
Egg white is a low-calorie and fat-free source of protein, which also comes loaded with potassium, sodium, calcium, riboflavin, niacin, and magnesium. Primarily known for helping in losing weight, egg white also contributes to building muscles. Thus, by eating only the egg whites, you get the majority of the protein part that a whole egg has to offer and eliminating the intake of cholesterol that is found in the egg yolks.
One big egg white can provide about 4 gram protein and of the 70 calories of a whole egg, only 17 calories constitute egg white. It has no cholesterol and no fat unless you use oil while cooking. Thus, egg whites are the preferred choice for body builders as they are low in calories and high in protein.
Including the low-fat, protein-rich egg white in your regular diet will also aid in weight loss and reduce the risk of heart disease.Egg yolk - Rich in vitamins and minerals
Egg yolks have more vitamins, more minerals, and more fat than egg whites. Egg yolks contain vitamins B6, B12, A, D, E, and K whereas egg whites do not have vitamins A, D, E, and K.
Unlike the egg whites, egg yolks are rich in cholesterol and have a minimal amount of protein.
Considered to be a good source of the essential fatty acids, egg yolk offers higher amounts of phosphorous, folate, selenium, and calcium. Along with these nutrients, egg yolks are also extremely rich in iron, carotenoids, and vitamin A.
The carotenoids and vitamin A in the egg yolk are known to improve the health of the eyes and the eye sight.
A large egg yolk contains 4.5 gram of fat, 66 mg of phosphorous, and 245 IU of vitamin A, thus helping in regulating the electrolytes in the body.
Vitamin K helps in preventing blood clotting, stopping the degeneration of the muscles, increasing the levels of testosterone, and reducing inflammation.
Choline present in egg yolks is said to improve cardiovascular health and to decrease the risk of breast cancer in women.
The only hitch here is that the egg yolks contribute to adding LDL in blood cholesterol. However, several recent studies dispute this fact and emphasize that whole eggs are to be consumed as part of the diet irrespective of one%u2019s age and condition.
Nutritionists advise consuming 4 to 7 eggs per week and they insist that it is neither the egg white nor the yolk is a loser, but the whole egg is a winner.