Disordered eating is defined as “a wide range of irregular eating behaviors that do not warrant a diagnosis of a specific eating disorder.” Yo-yo dieting and a pre-occupation with food are nothing new in our culture. But when does a fixation with what is consumed, calories and weight become a major health concern? When is it considered disordered?
Eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa (AN) or bulimia nervosa (BN), are diagnosed according to narrow criteria. This excludes most people and the majority of people suffering with disordered eating.
Symptoms of Disordered Eating Continue reading “What is disordered eating?”
Diet sodas are sugar free drinks, artificially sweetened versions of carbonated beverages with virtually no calories. Most are sweetened with at least one of these sugar substitutes: acesulfame potassium and aspartame.
Diet soda is loaded with artificial sweeteners and chemicals that can be harmful to your body.
The artificial sweeteners in diet soda overwhelm your taste buds with an onslaught of sweetness. Aspartame ranks 200 times sweeter than table sugar. In fact, brain scans show that diet soda alters sweet receptors in the brain and prolongs sugar cravings rather than satisfies them. Continue reading “Put down the diet soda, it does NOT help lose weight”
“The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine, or the slowest form of poison.” – Ann Wigmore
Yoghurt is an ideal snack choice as it keeps the body feeling full for longer. It can be eaten as it is, in the form of a smoothie or topped with fresh or dry fruits. While shopping for yoghurt, check the label and look for brands that contain “active cultures”, “probiotics”; and Vitamin D will be an added benefit.
Yoghurt’s nutritional benefits surpasses that of milk. People who are moderately lactose-intolerant can consume yoghurt without feeling ill, because the lactic acid found in yoghurt is partially digested and is better tolerated by the body. Yoghurt is nutritionally rich in protein, calcium, riboflavin, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12.
Continue reading “Health Benefits Of Yoghurt”
Here’s a recipe, perfect to wake you up to the beginnings of a day full of activity, antioxidant rich with fiber and calcium to make a nutrient dense delight just for you!!
Super Healthy Smoothie!!
Slim yoghurt, chilled – 3/4 cup (source of calcium, protein and probiotic donor!!)
Fruit of choice, chilled – 3/4 cup (antioxidants, vitamins, small amounts of fiber)
Honey/Palm sugar – 2-3 tsps (palm sugar has a very low glycemic index, more than 100% less than that of sugar)
Oats, added without cooking – 3 tbsps (source of soluble and insoluble fiber, contains a fair amount of magnesium and iron)
Almonds – 6 counts (monounsaturated fats, source of botin, vitamin E, some minerals and a little protein)
Soak the oats in the curd for 10 minutes.
In a clean blender, crush the almonds well.
Now add the yoghurt (with the oats), fruit and palm sugar. Blend well with ice.
This recipe will give you approx 250 kcals, a happy feeling and a sound tummy!!
It is everyone’s dream to reach their target weight. Period.
But is it an achievable goal? Let’s review this.
Each individual’s body is different, with respect to it’s composition, structure & metabolism. So then 2 people of the same gender of the same height & gender need not have the same composition. Target weights are calculated on the basis of solely the height & gender & hence it stands that 2 women of equal heights must have the same target weight. But what if one is muscle heavy and the other is not? Are we assuming that we must achieve target weight even at the cost of our muscle?
So let’s keep the target weight aside or just refer to it as a ball park figure of what our weight must be for our height.
Continue reading “Achieving Target Weight”
Weight loss which I’d so rather call fatloss must be the result of intentional effort at eating healthy day after day after day. Even better would be this effort at eating healthy a strife towards keeping the body and mind at a high wellness quotient rather than just weight loss. As i take you through my blog week after week it would be my primary effort to make sure you read and understand authentic information on health wellness and what it takes to stay fit and healthy for always!!