How many times have you just accompanied your friend for a “sutta break” even though you do not smoke. Sometimes, as a subordinate , you are forced to be a part of the break. As a wife, you often sit in the car while your husband smokes. Young children get uncomfortable but do not condemn parents for smoking because they love unconditionally and of course the unborn baby in the mother’s womb can’t do much about the choking smoke. Did you know that being a passive smoker puts you at greater health risks than the smoker itself!Read More »
Dried fruits often help as a great snacking option to satisfy hunger pangs between meals. But within this category, only almonds and walnuts are considered healthy by many. If you tell an obese or diabetic that even dates and raisins can be consumed , they are shocked!
Ask a diabetic whether they eat raisins, they will quickly say- No, how can we; it is so sweet. Ask them if they consume white bread, they will say- yes , I do have it atleast 2-3 times/ week.Read More »
Once food is eaten, it splits into its constituent nutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Our body is smart enough to recognize each of these from the profound mixture and treats them separately. Carbohydrates, proteins and fats undergo a different breakdown process requiring varying amounts of energy.Read More »
Energy needs for body’s basic functions stay fairly consistent and aren’t easily changed. Basal metabolic rate accounts for about 70 percent of the calories we burn every day. In addition to your basal metabolic rate, two other factors determine how many calories your body burns each day. Read More »
In the last blog we discussed about Basic metabolic rate (BMR), understanding how it affects your body is a vital step in weight management. In this blog we look at the factors that affect BMR.
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Metabolism is the process by which our body converts what we eat and drink into energy. During this complex biochemical process, calories in food and beverages are combined with oxygen to release the energy body needs to function.Read More »
A typical friday or a weekend lunch for many hyderabadis is spent with either colleagues, friends or family and the preferred dish on the menu is the “all time favourite hyderabadi chicken biryani!”. It’s often accompanied with a soft drink and a dessert – again the hyderabadi favourite “double ka meetha”. For a hardcore biryani fan, a week without a biryani is unimaginable! But have you ever wondered what it takes to burn off the calories from your hyderabadi meal?Read More »