Sunday, 15 December 2013

How to Beat The Holiday Bulge - Prevent Weight Gain During Upcoming Xmas

Every year there are people all over the world who gain significant weight over the Xmas holidays. Yes, I was one among them who would gain 3-4 pounds in mere couple of weeks, and I know people who put-on as much as 10 pounds!

Holidays are not an excuse to become a eating champion!

Since there are many treats and festive meals that are associated with this time of year, it is quite easy for someone to allow too many pounds to pack onto their frames. If you are looking for ways to keep your weight down during the Christmas season, you should pay close attention to the five tips provided here. Well, I'm personally going to practice few them!

Bring Healthy Dishes To Events

You may have been invited to tons of events and this can cause a lot of stress. The idea of figuring out whether there will be anything healthy to eat is very stressful. You can solve this problem by showing up with a dish of your own. The host will feel like you are doing this in order to be helpful, and only you will know that you are doing it to make sure you have a healthier option.

Be Very Careful When It Comes To Drinks

Everyone always worries about all of the unhealthy foods that are associated with the holidays, but many people forget that the drinks can be just as healthy. For example, eggnog is loaded with fat, calories and a ton of sugar. If you are planning on eating something that is not very healthy, you should probably skip the holiday drinks and opt for something low calorie.

Eat Before You Go

Holiday parties are the enemy of anyone that is struggling to maintain their weight. The best thing to do before attending these parties would be to have a light snack. This will stop you from reaching every time something is offered to you. While it would be okay to have a few nibbles, this will prevent any urges you may have to overindulge.

Don't Sample Too Much

Many people pack on pounds around the holidays because they are constantly cooking and sampling everything as they go. It is necessary to taste food in order to make sure it is seasoned well, but you should not use this as an excuse to overeat. You should only have 1/4 teaspoon here and there to make sure you have found the perfect culinary balance.

Watch Your Portions

If you really cannot resist the urge to enjoy all of the holiday goodies, make sure that you are careful about the size of your portions. Having a cookie or two will not do too much damage, but having a half-dozen can lead to a little extra weight around the middle. Essentially, you can have a little of everything as long as you know when enough is enough.

The holidays are a time when people use excuses for being excessive. It may seem fun at the time, but once Christmas is over the extra weight is nothing to smile about. If you are worried about having a good time over the holidays without putting on any additional weight, you should follow all of the advice that was given to you here.

Let me know if you have any tips to follow :)

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Scamy Diet Alert - Lose 18 Pounds in 4 Days!

Diet Plan to Lose 20 Pounds - Aptly Called the Lose 18 Pounds in 4 Days Diet

Yes, folks, believe it or not, this diet claims that you can lose 18 pounds in 4 days.  Let’s put it under a microscope.  With something as rapid as this, one may begin to get highly motivated to keep losing all the excess weight one is carrying around. This diet is especially attractive to people who have a special event coming up and would like to look a little sleeker than usual.  On the other hand though, a feeling of lethargy, hunger and fatigue will definitely dawn on dieters because of the lack of calories of this diet.

 Surely enough, most of the weight lost on this diet will be fluid retention and not fat hence most of the weight that is shed off will definitely be regained when the dieter goes back to eating her normal diet.  Quite impossible to keep the weight loss lost on this one at bay.

Diet was invented by James Zeta, someone who has no background neither in dietetics nor nutrition. He claims that his weight loss program will cause dieters to lose a maximum of 18 pounds even if it is a well-known fact that trying to lose this much weight is practically paraphrasing yourself for disappointment. But as always, desperation will push you to doing things that you know may not be worth it.

Zeta claims that his diet not only makes you lose 18 pounds in 4 days but it gives your weight loss program a jackrabbit start. That may be true but it is not advisable to continue doing this diet for more than what it is recommended. Serious side effects or illnesses may arise from continuous use of this diet.  So buyer, beware.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Drumstick: Herb that is Medicinal from Root to Tip

Drumstick, scientifically called Moringa Oleifera is believed to be originated at the sub-Himalayan ranges of Indian subcontinent. This may be the reason why drumstick plant is used for a vast range of medicinal purposes in the Indian medicine system, Ayurveda.

Allopathic pharmaceutical companies are also on to research and production of medicines based on chemicals in drumstick. If you want all the healing capabilities of drumstick plant, this portal may not be enough. But here are some that are very relevant in domestic cure and nutrition regime.

Let’s start with some kitchen remedies.
Drumstick soup will be very useful in relieving lung problems like chest congestions, coughs and sore throats. Other respiratory conditions like asthma also can be eased up by inhaling steam from drumstick boiled water. Diets of pregnant women are often constituted with this herb to avoid post and pre-delivery complications. In Ayurveda, drumstick root is processed and given in prescribed doses to treat fevers, paralytic affections, epilepsy, chronic rheumatism, enlargement of spleen, dyspepsia and also in bites by rabid animals. Also ayurvedic physicians use a honey and juice of drumstick leaves as eyes drops for various eye diseases.

The list doesn’t end here. But there is one thing that should be kept in mind; drumstick and drumstick leaves are one of the most nutritious food available. Keep your nutrients up and your body can fight on its own. Rely on the saying, “Prevention is better than cure”