• How to lose weight?

    I need to lose some weight! - The thought that flashes through many people's head after a day of shopping when they realise that the clothes I like, do not like me!

    "Now that I've decided to get fit, I need a plan. Where do I find an answer to almost all my queries? Let's Google it!"

    Been here too? Well, we all know how that ends right? How to lose weight as a query returns 83 million results. If you even read 10 of them, it'll seem like rocket science. Too much to ask when all you're trying to do is fly a paper plane, isn't it? Now that we have decided that we want to lose weight (fat loss for the smart ones), let us dive into the very basics you need to get in place to get started.

  • Importance of water

    We have been drinking water since our birth but did we ever wonder what does it do exactly? Why does our body actually need it?

    Water is a combination of hydrogen and oxygen. It is the basis for the fluids of the body and makes up more than two-thirds of the weight of the human body. It is hence quite obvious that without water, human body would cease to function as each and ever cell and organs need water for its proper functioning

    Water as Macronutrient

  • Break up with your scale!

    What irritates us the most about packaged wafers or Chips ?
    The feeling of holding a jumbo pack of potato wafers when pop open gets us to see just a handful of crisp thin wafers inside. It's the subtle trust that is broken, we feel a tad bit cheated, a tiny bit disappointed for having made the choice at the convenience store about buying that big fluffy pack of chips.

  • Oh Fish Curry!

    Ingredients:

    1. Fish 100 gm (any fish )
    2. Coriander seeds 2 tbspns 
    3. Cloves -2 
    4. Dry red chilies -3-4 (according the the pungency 0
    5. Dry coconut powder - 1 tbsp 
    6. Ginger garlic 1 tsp 
    7. Cinnamon - 1/2 inch 
    8. Pepper corns -1 tsp 
    9. Salt 
    10. Onions chopped - 2 tbsp 
    11. Tamarind pulp - 1 tsp 
    12. Coconut oil 1 - tbsp
    13. Curry leaves 

    Method:

  • Protein Pancake

    Ingredients:

    • 1 scoop protein powder
    • A pinch of baking powder
    • 2/3 cup egg white and water to right consistency. 
    • Mix all the ingredients.(I used a protein shaker) 
    • 100 grams strawberries.(Or whatever fits your macros) 
    • 10gms Ghee (You can use unsalted butter/coconut oil) 

     

    Method:

    Add ghee to a pan. Pour batter onto hot pan, making a few pancakes at a time. Cook until tops are bubbly, some bubbles burst, and edges look dry. With wide spatula, turn and cook until underside is golden. Transfer to a plate and garnish with strawberries

    Macros - C:P:F=10.3:33.7:11, 275 Calories

  • Nutrition Supplements - Friend or Foe?

    Half knowledge is more dangerous than ignorance

    A quote that perfectly apt in our society where Whey Protein is considered as AAS(Anabolic Androgenic Steroids) or PED (Performance Enhancing Drug). This article is written with a purpose to spread awareness about 2 most common supplements in the fitness industry. They are namely Whey Protein and Creatine. I shall try to be as basic as possible.

  • The magic wand of training

    Human body is an incredible machine. The networks we have inside us have their own set of behaviors. Hence studies, researches, experiments and 10 other scientific procedures happen every day across the globe in various labs to reveal this complex machinery.

    Of all studies done so far, a principle has been well established that stands true for every living body. The principle is Stimulus and Response

  • Gajar Ka Halwa (Low on calories)

    Who does not like Gajar Ka Halwa? But are you scared of it being too rich in calories? Here is a recipe that is low on calories, but does not compromise on the taste ;)

    Ingredients: [For 2 servings]

    • 2 cups grated carrots (42 Calories) 
    • 1 tbsp ghee (112 Calories)
    • 2 cup unsweetened almond milk or low fat milk. (194 Calories)
    • 10 g(2 sachets) Sugar-free (or stevia according to sweetness of carrot) (8calories)
    • Cardamom and pinch of saffron (Optional)
    • 10 Almonds for garnishing. (69 calories)

    Method:

  • Keto Savory – Trail Nut Seed Mix

    Ingredients

    • Pumpkin Seeds
    • Chia Seeds
    • Flax seeds
    • Sunflower Seeds
    • Almonds sliced/whole
    • Coconut (Dry) sliced/ shredded
    •  Coconut Oil-1tbsp
    • Whole Fennel Seeds-1/2 tsp
    •  Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
    • Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
    • Fresh cilantro finely chopped-1 tablespoon
    • Lemon juice-Few drops
    • Salt to taste
    • Black pepper/red chilli powder- optional

    NOTE: ( I took all seeds 2 tablespoons, Almonds- 20, Coconut- 1 tablespoon- Adjust accordingly)

    Method

  • Chicken Saffron Kebabs

    Ingredients :

    • Chicken boneless 200 gms
    • Butter or  ghee for shallow frying (alternately you could grill or air fry them )
    • Coriander leaves fresh , for garnish

    Marinade: