Ask Me Anything - Q&A with Pratik Thakkar (9th July, 2017)

Q1.How to lose weight when someone is going through PCOD?

A.In general, irrespective of a person's hormonal problems, two things come in picture.

Firstly, eat in a calorie deficit which is eating less than what our body expends in regular basis.

Secondly, by doing some weighttraining & cardio activities. PCOD is not an obstacle when it comes to fat loss, but results are a bit slower . The person needs to be more consitent & do it in long run.

Q2.How to control cravings ?

A.When a person is on diet, being flexible with foods will help. They can add many varieties of foods and favorites within the calorie intake and macro nutrients limit. Be it fat loss or muscle gain, consistency is the key.

Q3.Workout at home is ideal or not?

Banana Oatmeal Pancake

Banana oatmeal pancake with chocolate whey ...

pancake, diet food, oatmeal pancake,

Oats - 40 g
Egg - 1
Banana - 2 medium sized , the more riper the better 
Milk -2 tablespoon
Cinnamon - 1 small stick
Baking powder 1/2 TSP
Butter - 10 GM
Chocolate whey - 1/2 scoop
Almonds- 2 
Preparation

Jackfruit halwa

For preparing the Jackfruit Halwa you need 

Jackfruit halwa, low carb dessert

 

Jackfruit ripe 15 pcs
Lowfat milk 5 tbsp
Ghee 2 or 3 tbsp
Cardamom 3 crushed
Cashew or almond

In a cooker take jackfruit n milk...n remove from the fire before 1st whistl..remove the lid safely...n grind jackfruit in a mixer grinder..make smooth paste.

Heat a thick pan..add 2 tbsp ghee..add cardamom..add jackfruit...stir well(low flame) continuously.untill. halwa consistency reached...add ghee in between if needed(according to ur macros)..no need of sweeteners..garnish with dry fruits.

Cal-256, F-20g, P-g, C-14g

Recipe By - Liji Jithesh

 

Women & Strength Training - Q & A

Spot Reduction a myth!

Q1.Looking for reducing belly fat and arms.

A1. Spot reduction is a tad difficult and is next to impossible. The fat in our body is spread all across the body in same way, unlike the muscles which have a specific name and place- biceps, triceps, calf muscles etc , fat is just adipose all over the body, once you start reducing the body fat % areas which are less, for instance, fingers, face etc would show much more reduced as compared to say  around the belly for the simple reason of being more in area .

Q2. How many times and for how long a beginner should train? What weights one should start with?

PUSH-UP Forms and Variations

Push-up - Right form to protect your shoulders (Part 1 )

Pushup, pushup workout, pushup form

Performing push-ups with your arms abducted at 90 degrees, as shown in picture X - a T-shape Push-up, hikes up your traps. This results in closing the space around your rotator cuff tendons, with the risk of impinging it and injuring your shoulder. Further, a T-shape push-up will put immense pressure on your neck and the anterior part of your shoulder.

A-shape push-ups on the other hand, as shown in picture ✅puts your scapula in a better and stable position which stabilises the shoulder joints.

Should women weight train?

 

            Today I want to reach out to possibly millions of those women through this article who have been misinformed or rather, have misinterpreted the role of weight training in their lives. Weight training conventionally is believed by some women to be something exclusively meant for men. I wish to keep this short and precise for you to understand so I am not emphasising much on how we evolved and what early men did centuries back. But we do know that they were super efficient in terms of their strength based performances, endurance and functionality. I must add to this that they had amazing tactical skills and coming precisely to the point- they had a very good body composition! Women were physically as good as men!

Dumbbell vs Barbell. Who wins?

So a lot of us have had this question as to which is better when it comes to training- dumbbell or barbell. Some say barbell feels good while some others are dumbbell feel gooders.

barbell press, barbell bench press         dumbbell press, dumbbell press workout, dumbbell bench press

Well there's no feel-good thing when it comes to stating scientific facts. So breaking the ice- it's the dumbbell who wins!

Reasons:

Ramadan Kareem - Manage your fitness goals while fasting

A good number of people perform some form of Intermittent Fasting (IF) due to a variety of reasons. Many people across the globe practice it due to religious reasons. IF is nothing but fasting done intermittently, where you consume no food/water during the fasting period.

Fitness goals during ramdan, tips to stick to diet during ramdan

The question that I often get while helping such clients is, “How do I manage my nutrition/training while following the fast?”

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