80% Effort 20% Fun: The 80/20 eating pattern explained for weight loss
There are many ways of approaching weight loss, some are healthy while others- are not-so-. Healthy weight loss stays away from crash/fad or extremely low-calorie patterns. It includes all food groups in balanced amounts and stresses the importance of hydration and exercise as well. Following such a pattern makes weight loss consistent. Granted, this method takes time, but you do not tend to regain weight easily and it does not involve crazy meal patterns/ meal replacement options, etc.
Strategies to Prevent Overeating
Overeating can happen at any time without us even being aware of it. It is important that we assess our food habits and stop to think if we are ingesting unnecessary calories! These strategies can help us do so.
Living Alone? These cooking tips are ideal for you!
Staying alone gives you privacy and freedom, something we all love and cherish! Moving away from home for a job can come with other changes as well like learning how to cook and manage your meals. A lot of times you may neglect to eat healthy as you might find it easier to eat something from outside or at the office. However, this can lead to issues like unhealthy weight gain in the long run. Not to mention the drain on your wallet!
Dangers of YO-YO dieting
Have you ever been on a cycle of constant weight loss and weight gain? Maybe you tried a crash or fad diet in an attempt to lose weight, only to regain it once you are off the restrictive diet. It’s like a yo-yo that keeps swinging back and forth. Let’s look at what Alpana is facing,
Bad habits that are wreaking your health: Part 2
As we continue to look at unhealthy habits that can affect our health, let’s turn to the subtler factors: things we may not recognize outright, but which also play a role in our health.
Bad habits that are wreaking your health: Part 1
A visit to a doctor’s office or health clinic sometimes involves filling out a health form or a health risk assessment. Some of the questions asked include habits such as smoking and drinking, but did you know that there are other bad habits that may be part of our lifestyle?
6 Tips to Keep Healthy During the Pandemic
The sudden onset of the recent pandemic has changed everyone’s lifestyle in an unprecedented way. These changes in lifestyle weren’t limited only to work. With several lockdowns in place, it also affected in every dimension of life. (1) Studies show that, the change in the daily grind has led to an increase in anxiety and stress levels.
Vitamin B12 and a Vegan Diet
A vegan diet is one that consists of only plant-based foods. It not only avoids meat, but also the consumption of eggs and milk (dairy products too).
Since these foods are rich in nutrients, specifically- calcium, iron, vitamin D and Vitamin B12, it is important to strengthen the diet accordingly with healthy plant-based foods.
Using both diet and exercise for weight loss advantage
We often hear complaints about how seemingly ‘difficult’ or ‘hard’ it is to lose weight. Sometimes the numbers on the scale don’t budge despite eating a relatively ‘healthy’ diet and exercising regularly.
Why is exercise making me hungry?
Step out of the gym or exercise class and an hour later you feel famished! Driving home you may gorge on chaat or you get a take out from your favourite fast-food restaurant. After enjoying your treat, you lean back wondering – what just happened? All those calories I burnt, I just put back on!!