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  • New Year Diet Resolution: Related Hurdles

    In Health Tips On 11 January 2017

    2017 is in full swing  and we  are once again busy looking out for new year resolutions and for many of us it gives a  a sense of Beginning of year  %u2013 broken promises of going on a %u2018Diet%u2019-year after year.  Why are these promises broken? In most cases it is because %u201CFad Diets%u201D never work. Self-experimentation and wrong nutritional guidance can play havoc with your health.%u201D Here are some of the common mistakes/myths about weight loss: Here are some of the common mistakes/myths about weight loss: Skipping meals - most often this is either breakfast or lunch and due to lack of time and hectic work schedule. One can never lose weight by missing meals. In fact, starvation increases the level of stress hormones and encourages the body to conserve the energy by turning it into fat. Eating only soups/salad/ boiled food/Single Food Diet- These are non-sustainable diets in the long run. You will be amazed at the variety one can get to eat in a well-planned diet and still reduce weight. Internet misinformation - not all information on internet is reliable. It%u2019s always better to seek professional help from your doctor/dietician. Unrealistic expectations - drastic weight loss plans boomerang and result in equal or more weight gain once you are %u201Coff %u201Cthe plan. Weight loss has to be essentially loss of fat from the body. Else, one can end up losing muscle mass, bone density and body water, resulting in hair loss, dry skin, anaemia, chronic fatigue, irritability, mood swings and osteoporosis, just to name a few. Copy  Paste Meal plan - No two individuals are same and can have various underlying problems like hormonal imbalance, Hypothyroidism, vitamin/mineral deficiencies etc., which need to be addressed in a Customized, holistic diet plan. Instead of going on a diet, make a resolution to become a healthier, happier and fitter person. Nourishment and not deprivation is the key. Weight loss should follow as a natural side effect.  

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  • Myth And Facts For Diabetes

    In Health Tips On 19 January 2017

    MYTH: A high-protein diet is best. Fact: Studies have shown that eating too much protein, especially animal protein, may actually cause insulin resistance, a key factor in diabetes. A healthy diet includes protein, carbohydrates, and fats. Our bodies need all three to function properly. The key is a balanced diet. MYTH: You have to cut way down on carbs. Fact: Again, the key is to eat a balanced diet. The serving size and the type of carbohydrates you eat are especially important. Focus on whole grain carbs since they are a good source of fiber and they are digested slowly, keeping blood sugar levels more even. MYTH: You%u2019ll no longer be able to eat normally. You need special diabetic meals. Fact: The principles of healthy eating are the same%u2014whether or not you%u2019re trying to prevent or control diabetes. Expensive diabetic foods generally offer no special benefit. You can easily eat with your family and friends if you eat in moderation

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  • Eat Smart for Sports

    In Health Tips On 15 February 2017

    A person, in o rder to be a successful sportsman or sportswoman needs to take a good care of his or her diet plans on a daily basis. They need more energy, proteins, vitamins, calories, minerals, carbohydrates and fats than other people, who are not involved in sports. Also, the requirement of energy varies in different sportsperson. Gym goer, fitness enthusiast, fitness model, choreographer, Elite athletes, Marathon runners all fall in this category. Based on their sports Nutrition requirement is different. The different requirements in the diets of a sportsman are explained as follows: 1.    Carbohydrates: It is found in whole grains and fruits. Also the diet should comprise of foods rich in fiber. 2.    Proteins: Proteins are the building blocks of the body which is why a sportsperson need it the most. It builds their immunity and increases the ability of the body to handle physical stress and strain. It is found in chicken, fish egg whites, milk, yoghurts, beans etc.  3.    Fats: They are required for the proper lubrication of the bones. They also help in the absorption and transportation of fat soluble vitamins. Have foods with saturated fats like nuts, olive oil, fatty fish, low fat milk and low fat dairy products. 4.    Vitamins & Minerals: Adequate amount of vitamins maintain the health and integrity of the cell bodies in the body. It also fights against the stress by destroying few unnecessary substances in the body and increasing antioxidants. 5.    Hydration: Proper hydration of the body is essential for a sportsperson in addition to other necessary nutrient requirements since it increases the functionality of the person. This is because proteins might result in constipation in the body the effect of which is nullified by the supply of adequate amount of water. 6.    Fiber: Apart from these, foods rich in fiber are also required since presence of adequate amount fiber in the body helps in having regular bowel movement in a person.  7.    Salt intake: Salt is an important ingredient in the diet of the sportsperson since salt is the key source of sodium which has contribution towards keeping one healthy.   

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