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  • The worst way to lose weight

    In Health Tips On 12 July 2014

    Unfortunately, the worst way to lose weight is also the most common. Don’t make the same mistakes. Muscle loss…horrible food cravings…metabolic damage…depression…All this and more is possible when you do all the wrong things to lose weight. We all know someone that has used these terrible weight loss methods, and maybe even have tried a few ourselves. I want to share with you how to lose weight in the worst possible way, explain why it’s the worst, and help you understand what to do instead.   Step 1: Eat less and starve (Severely restrict your calories) The longer you remain in a caloric deficit, the more weight you can lose. But it also means… The more your metabolism slows down. The more muscle you lose. The more your body becomes stressed. The more your anabolic hormones decrease. This will create the frustrating situation wherein you are eating very little every day, yet not losing weight anymore. Generally speaking, I recommend that people diet to lose weight for up to 10-12 weeks at a time, and then increase calories to a maintenance level (eat 100% of the energy your body burns every day) for 2-3 weeks.    A low-protein diet is great for accelerating muscle loss while in a caloric deficit. High-protein diets, on the other hand… Are more effective at reducing body fat, including abdominal fat in particular. Help preserve lean mass. Increase satiety, helping you avoid hunger pangs and cravings. (In case you’re wondering if a high-protein diet is bad for your kidneys, this is a great myth) Step 4: Don’t Do Any Resistance (Weight) Training Many people compare cardio with weight loss, and think the more they do, the more weight they lose. While cardio does help burn calories and thus fat, and while doing more will result in more calories burned, it’s a big mistake to do an excessive amount of cardio while dieting to lose weight. Why? There are two primary reasons: Because your body is already under stress due to the caloric deficit, it’s easier to overtrain when you’re dieting to lose weight. We experience overtraining in several ways: â€œburnout,” general fatigue, depression, decreased immunity,and more. It’s no fun. You’re more likely to experience excessive metabolic slowdown, which can persist long after weight loss is stopped. <span style="\&quot;line-height:" 1.6em;\"="">Looking for healthy and permanent weight loss, CLICK HERE! For online weight loss programs, CLICK HERE!

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  • Don’t starve, eat the Right way to lose Weight

    In Health Tips On 26 December 2014

    Now a days anyone who wants to lose weight, is so fed up that one just stops eating and feels that starving is the only way to get over with it. But actually starving yourself will cause you to gain weight and ruin your weight loss efforts. So one major reason that people do not meet their desired weight loss goals is because they are starving themselves- whether they realize it or not .Even if you are just busy and forget about eating, or if you seriously want some good amount of weight to be gone and are willing to starve to do it, both scenarios are very damaging. Despite the calories that you will be burning in the short-term, what you are really doing is slowing your metabolism Your metabolism indicates the number of calories your body needs. Everything you eat turns into energy; the rate of your metabolism determines how much energy, measured in calories, your body needs. Your body composition, age, gender, physical activity level and dietary habits all contribute to the amount of energy your body uses. This means that when you are done starving your body, your body will then grab hold of your future meals and not let go, thinking that you may not eat again for a long time. If starving yourself becomes habitual, you will be creating your own weight loss problem rather than fixing it.  The best way to lose weight is to speed up your metabolism by healthy eating, rather than reducing all calories. To accomplish this, eat small meals or healthy snacks at least every two to four hours, and eat a big breakfast to jump start your metabolism in the morning. Eat healthy meals full of nutrition and low in fat and watch your calories, while giving your body the support it needs. Your metabolism will speed up, and your weight will slim down before you know it Your body works on a basis of survival. Eating habits based on a starvation-type diet starts certain physiological changes inside the body that work to conserve energy. In the long run, this adaptation may sabotage your weight-loss efforts. To lose weight, you have to eat. Understanding the calories your body needs and strategies to burn fat will lead to successful, long-term weight loss If you starve yourself, you may begin to lose weight because you are reaching a caloric deficit, but the long-term effects are counterproductive. Your body responds to starvation by slowing down metabolism. The body thinks you are entering a state of famine, where food is unavailable. It slows your body\'s processes in an effort to conserve what energy it has stored --- in other words, it holds onto fat. When you start eating normally, your metabolism will have slowed, meaning that the number of calories you need to maintain your weight is far lower than when you started --- and setting you up to gain weight by going back to your pre-starvation habits.  

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  • Benefits of Fenugreek seeds ( Methi Dana)

    In Health Tips On 06 September 2015

    So, we all are aware of Fenugreek Seeds, Here are some benefits of fenugreek seeds: Lowers blood cholesterol & Lowers LDL cholesterol Fenugreek helps to reduce cholesterol level, especially that of the low density lipoprotein (LDL). They are known to be rich source of steroidal saponins that prevent the absorption of cholesterol and triglycerides.  Reduces risk of heart disease Due to the presence of galactomannan, fenugreek plays a key role in maintain your heart health. It also contains high amount of potassium that counters the action of sodium to help control heart rate and blood pressure.  Controls blood sugar levels Diabetic must include methi (either in the form of seeds or leaves) in their diet. Because galactomannan, a natural soluble fibre present in fenugreek slows down the rate of sugar absorption into blood. It also contains amino acid responsible for inducing the production of insulin. Thats why methi ladoo is good for diabetics  Aids digestion As fenugreek is rich in fibre and antioxidants, it helps in flushing out harmful toxins from the body and thus, aids digestion. In some cases, fenugreek tea is used to relieve indigestion and stomach pain. You can even drink fenugreek decoction early in the morning to deal with constipation  Helps counter acidity or heartburn One teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in your food can be an effective remedy for acidity. Mucilage of fenugreek seeds coat the lining of the stomach and intestine and soothe irritated gastrointestinal tissues. Before consuming, you can soak the methi seeds in water to make their outer coat mucilaginous.  Helps you lose weight Include fenugreek in your weight loss diet by chewing soaked methi seeds in the morning on an empty stomach. The natural soluble fibre in the fenugreek can swell and fill the stomach thereby suppressing your appetite and aiding your weight loss  Remedy for sore throat Fenugreek when taken with a teaspoon of lemon and honey can work wonders to reduce fever by nourishing the body. The soothing effect of mucilage in fenugreek also helps to relieve cough and pain from sore throat.  Increases breast milk production in lactating women Fenugreek ranks high among the ‘must haves’ for nursing mothers. This is due to the presence of diosgenin in the spice which increases milk production in lactating mothers.  Helps reduce menstrual discomfort Fenugreek contains compounds like diosgenin and isoflavones with oestrogen-like properties which help reduce symptoms like discomfort and menstrual cramps associated with PMS.. Women are more prone to iron deficiency during adolescence (initiation of menstrual periods), during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Including green leafy veggies like fenugreek (methi) in your diet can supply a good amount of iron. But make sure to add tomatoes or potatoes to the preparations to enhance the iron absorption. Helps prevent colon cancer The fibre content (saponins, mucilage, etc.) of fenugreek binds to toxins in the food and flush them out. This in turn helps to protect the mucus membrane of the colon from cancer.  Helps soothe skin inflammation and reduces scars While Vitamin C acts as a powerful antioxidant, fenugreek also contains anti-inflammatory compounds that aid in the treatment of various skin problems like burns, boils and eczema. The seeds are known to help in getting rid of scars. All you need to do is apply a clean cloth soaked in methi seed paste to fight skin inflammation.  Helps treat skin problems Fenugreek or methi can be used in face packs to help prevent blackheads, pimples, wrinkles, etc. Washing your face with water boiled with fenugreek seeds or applying a paste of fresh fenugreek leaves for twenty minutes on your face can work wonders for your skin.  Can help resolve hair problems Using fenugreek as a part of your diet or as a paste to directly apply on your hair makes your hair shiny and black. Massaging your head everyday with boiled fenugreek seeds soaked overnight in coconut oil can be an excellent remedy for thinning of hair and hair fall. 

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Reema  Hingorani Madhian

Nutritionist in Noida , India 

Dietician Reema Madhian winner of title" Best Nutritionist,health and wellness consultant 2019 at the Global Lifestyle awards. Dt Reema is an eminent and well known health and wellness consultant in noida with over 24 years of experience in nutrition
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