Diet and Metabolism

What is Metabolism? - It is the rate at which your body burns calories!

A typical new year starts with most of us resolving to shed those extra pounds. We usually start by starving ourselves, eating tiny portions of food and feeling weak and irritable all the time, and finally giving up in exasperation after the dreaded weighing scales refuse to budge. So what went wrong? Let’s find out. 

Nargisi Koftas

Tired of the same chicken /paneer /soy everyday ? Have a bit of variation in the method and look and the diet food becomes gourmet .

What all you would require 

Ingredients :

  • Chicken mince , paneer , soy granules (according to the food chart )
  • 1tspn ginger garlic paste 
  • Salt to taste
  • Chilli powder
  • Dhopped coriander leaves 
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 egg beaten (optional for pure vegetarians )
  • A dash of husk (isabgol), or just 1 tsp of gram flour (don't worry it won't throw you off the diet).

Filling : Cheese / hung curd / cream cheese 1 tbsp 

Praan Jaaye Par Prawn Na Jaye

Its the most easy recipe Take a frying pan on a very low flame just about warm Add a dash of ghee and Place the prawns in the pan and cook them flipping over a bit with a tong.

The idea is to cook them slow without getting them too curled. Take out the prawns in a bowl  and keep aside.

Add some butter to the pan. Increase the flame a notch more. Add the prawns back and add some sliced garlic a dash of pepper and a big dollop of butter.

It won't take much time for the flavours to seep in .put the flame off Garnish with chopped parsley or cilantro Adjust salt . Tada ! Ready !

Prawns taken -100 gms

butter taken - 20 gms

Macros :-  F : C : P - 21 : 0 : 21 

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.

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