Thursday, June 25, 2009

Proteins All The Way!

People, here is some dope on the role of proteins in promoting weight-loss.

Many people, including I, swear by a low carb-high protein diet. It's said to work in two ways -The body needs more water to digest starch, so eating less of it creates a fluid loss which means you would lose a couple of pounds almost immediately.

Secondly, protein is more filling than carbs, stays longer in the system and the body needs more calories to burn it.

Personally, a low carb diet works for me. I try not to consume rotis, rice or bread at dinner time. You can feel the effect of this within a couple of days! You feel lighter and if you consume proteins such as chicken & paneer for lunch, it will keep you full for a long time and there would be no cravings for junk food in the evenings!

So there, the secret behind the effectiveness of a high-protein diet in helping reduce weight is unraveled!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Get Fit

This is going to be a fitness blog. 'Fitness' is an area that interests me. Always has. But I have not always had the initiative to get in shape.

I have spurts of enthusiasm leading to temporary correction of my eating habits & exercise schedule (or the lack of it) before like takes over. Of late, though, I have realized that it is practically impossible to attain fitness unless we make it a way of life. If we see gymming or dieting as a chore, chances are we will not be able to stick to it for long.

Therefore, it is better to make lifestyle corrections – such as incorporating physical activity into our lives (for instance walking short distances whenever possible, taking the stairs instead of the elevator if we need to climb only a few floors etc.) & becoming conscious of our eating habits (such as consciously lowering the consumption of junk food, making sure we eat our dinner at least a couple of hours before going to bed etc.). These are minor changes but when made a way of life I believe they will be sustainable in the long run & will go a long way in helping us get fit.

I so wish I was a Health & Nutrition expert! I would have written a book on fitness. But given that I’m not, I’ll do the next best thing! I shall compile fitness & nutrition trivia I read on the web or in books/magazines, or hear about from experts (such as gym instructors, doctors etc.) & publish them on this blog.

I'll be doing this mainly out of interest & for my own entertainment. If you are interested in Fitness, you are most welcome to read this blog. But please please do NOT follow anything that's written here unless you have checked with an expert....because I am NOT one!

Lol...So happy reading!! :)