Health and Fitness

Dieting and The Importance Of Social Support

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Diet challenges one’s self control that directly relates with efficiency of results and goals with which one follows a diet. Dieting is eating regulated and supervised food in order to maintain body weight or various blood parameters to prevent ourselves from diseases. Dieting is often hindered because of lack of support, be it family, friends or society. What kind of support does a family / friends need to show? The support a person receives when on a mission is extremely important, be it encouragement related to education, work or even dieting and staying healthy. It makes or breaks a person’s […]

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Do you binge eat? Here are easy diet tips to cope with it

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What is binge eating? Binge eating in simple terms means ‘eating large amounts of food at a time and out of control’. It is treated as a disorder as it becomes a habit or compulsion for people to overeat. They never tend to throw up their food and are lazy who don’t like exercising or working out. It is a mental health problem which if left unchecked leads to some serious health issues. Which age group is most affected by it? Amongst the rise in the teens, youth and today’s generation, binge eating is a common problem area. It’s a […]

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A Never Ending Debate, Can Fat be Fit?

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Can you be fat but fit? This is an extremely sensitive issue and most often not discussed openly. Telling someone that they have gained weight or that they are looking chubbier is often enough to upset people. Some people may be eating healthy or exercising but are still not lean or thin Are you Metabolically Healthy Obese (MHO)? Metabolically Healthy Obese, are people who might be overweight or fall under fat but fit category. They don’t normally suffer from high risk of cardiovascular diseases like stroke, attack, hypertension etc. They are considered fit and active similar to people falling under […]

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Compulsive Healthy Eating

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Eating healthy and feeling healthy has taken on an entirely new meaning in today’s generation.  But for some it’s more like a compulsive disorder. Looking and feeling good is much more than just outwardly presentation of our body, how we feel from within is equally important. In a quest to achieve the perfect body, we see people resorting to fad diets and succumbing to the so called healthy food which is probably damaging us more than healing us. ‘Orthorexia’ is the term we use for people who are obsessed with such healthy diet fads. Orthorexia in short is nothing but […]

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Intermittent Fasting and Everything You Need To Know About It

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Am sure everyone has come across the words ‘Intermittent Fasting’ many times, and more so in reference to weight loss. Let’s understand what exactly Intermittent Fasting is? Intermittent Fasting and how it’s done? Intermittent Fasting is not a diet but a time table / pattern of periods of unrestricted eating and fasting between meals with no feed or calorie reduction. There is a time frame in which food can be consumed and thereafter it is like a fast. Different Types of Intermittent Fasting:- The 5-2 Method: Fasting is done 2 days in a week and the calorie intake has to […]

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Making Breakfast Healthy With These 4 Easy and Nutritious Recipes

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Today, due to the fast paced life and hectic schedules, most Indians, male and female alike, rush through their breakfast or many a times give it a skip to save time in the morning. Generally, the staple breakfast consists of chapatti with pickle and tea or our regular favorites like Poha, Upma, dosa etc. which are full of dense carbohydrates and are quick and easy to make. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Having a filling and nutritious breakfast containing all the 5 essential nutrients in adequate quantity like carbohydrates, fats, minerals, vitamins and fats, keeps cravings […]

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Fasting or Feasting During Shravan

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Month of August observed as peak of Monsoon season brings Shravan which is the 5th month as per Hindu calendar. Shravan month contains lot of rituals and religious festivals. Fasting is usually a part of ritual since years and is followed widely with a view that our digestive system is sluggish during monsoon. Fasting or “Upavas” was initially started with a view to spend fewer hours in cooking and spending maximum time in reciting Prayers of God. Fasting in monsoon also acts as a good detox and helps to cleanse your body. Unfortunately, fasting has changed to feasting over the […]

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Summer Super Food – Watermelon

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Watermelons can do a lot more than just refreshing you on a hot summer day. On these dehydrating summers, it is better to consume foods with actual cool essence that to consume foods with cold temperature. Watermelon is such a fruit which has a high water content of 92% which not only helps to quench thirst but also refreshes and maintains hydration in exhausting summers. It contains only thirty calories per hundred grams. Apart from this, watermelon contains various important nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Lycopene : Watermelon is specifically rich in lycopene. This lycopene acts as a powerful antioxidant and thus […]