Sun Salutation, Surya namaskar, Uncategorized, weight loss

Surya namaskar / Sun Salutation

Surya Namaskar is one of the most wonderful and simple techniques of losing weight. It makes the body flexible, fit, and strong. Helps in boosting metabolism and in building lean muscles.

I have lost around 26 kgs of my weight and I am very regular with surya namaskar. I always do this early morning but you can do this anytime. I started with the count of five and now I do fifty surya namaskar daily or six days a week. When you start this initially you will find it a little difficult but slowly it will bend or you will get used to of doing this. Believe me I don’t see any exercise/asana so complete than this.

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What Is Surya Namaskar?

Surya Namaskar is also known as Sun Salutation in English. It is a common sequence of 12 body postures. Each of these asanas is performed by stretching first, the right side of the body, followed by the left side. These asanas have good impact on the throat, chest, heart, stomach, intestine and legs. Sun Salutation or Surya Namaskar is a complete body workout in itself.

Surya Namaskar to Lose Weight?

  • There are twelve poses of surya namaskar in total and you need to perform them with precision. Perform them in order and in right way with proper stretches.
  • You should perform the steps at a slow and steady pace. You can increase the pace but make sure to follow the steps. In fact a good pace will shed more weight and  once you have built enough strength, increase the number of rounds you do.

Note: Studies have shown that one minute of Sun Salutation helps you burn 3.79 calories. Through research it has been shown that one full round of Surya Namaskar takes approximately 3 minutes and 40 seconds to complete. Therefore the calories burnt in 1 surya namaskar can be up to 13.91 calories. This result can, however, vary from person to person, depending on his respective body weight and other attributes.

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stress, stress and weight gain, Uncategorized, weight loss, work pressure

Stress and weight gain

Stress and weight gain, or lack of weight loss go hand in hand. You will not realize and you will gain many kgs. Stress has a very bad effect on our body and mind which we get to understand mostly very late.

Being under constant stress has the following consequences:

  • Like sleep deprivation, too much stress increases the production of cortisol. Not only does this increase appetite, it can also cause extra fat storage around the abs.
  • Cravings for foods that are high in sugar and fat, comfort foods to make us feel better. We end up consuming more calories than required.
  • Skipping workouts because you just feel too stressed out to exercise.
  • Not taking care of self. We end up ignoring our own body, mind and relationship.

Dealing with stress

  • Work on staying calm – We often try to fix the problem with food or alcohol. Which might not be the solution but instead of this if we stay calm and focus on finding the right way or talk to the right person we may find a solution. Anxiety is not going to solve the problem.
  • Meditation – Believe it or not but meditation is a very powerful medicine and it will surely cure the stress and tension.
  • Exercise – You may feel like exercise is the last thing you want to do, but it can give you instant stress relief. Even just a walk outside can reduce stress and tension.
  • Breathe – Calming down doesn’t have to take a lot of time. Just closing your eyes and taking a deep breath will instantly calm you.
  • Yoga – Yoga is a great medicine for stress and very helpful in the weight loss. I have lost around 26 kgs post pregnancy weight just by performing yoga and mat exercises at home.
  • Running – Yes, running is very helpful in controlling the stress and your weight too.

 

metabolism, post pregnancy, postpartum, Uncategorized, weight loss

Weight Loss: Daliya a superfood!

Note:: Daliya is called brokenwheat in english. Its safe to be consumed during breastfeeding and helps in getting back to shape. 

  1. Low in calorie
    • Daliya is a wholewheat product which enhances metabolism rate. One serving contains very little calories. This means that you are adding very little to your total calorie count.
  2. High in fibre
    • Fibre aids in digestion and ensures that your body functions optimally and stays in good health. Fibre in your food cannot be converted to sugar, and therefore eating Dalia for weight loss makes a lot of sense.
  3. Slow to process
    • Foods which process quickly make you hungry faster and causes more sugar to be stored in the body. One of the benefits of Dalia for weight loss is that the body breaks it down and absorbs it slowly.
  4. Low glycemic index
    • A glycemic index measures how much sugar is converted from any particular food. The higher the index, the more the sugar. Low glycemic index foods are the best for someone seeking to lose weight, and that is why you must try Dalia for weight loss. It is absorbed slowly and helps to balance blood sugar in your body.
  5. High in protein
    • Dalia is an excellent source of protein. The real benefit of Dalia for weight loss is that it gives you a high protein diet, but unlike meat, it does not contain fats. It is therefore a safe, fat-free source of protein and must be included in your diet.
  6. Filling
    • Its high fibre content and slow absorption, leave you feeling full. You will also need to consume a much smaller portion because you will be full and prevents hunger pangs!
Advertisement, Celebrates, Dark skin, Fair and lovely, Fair skin

My dark friend.

When I was small during my summer holidays I use to go to meet my grandma and spend my holidays there. During those days I made a friend her name was “Rajkumari”. She was dark and use to work in the fields. We use to spend almost all the evening’s together exploring village and she use to ask me alot of questions related to my school and what I do.

Once she asked me if I can help her and she asked for a fairness cream, that cream was too popular in those days and they use to show advertisement on television saying anyone can get fair if they use it. For a village girl it was expensive but worth trying for the fair skin. I got it from my grandma’s cupboard and gave it to her.

We were was too small to understand that a fairness cream can’t change our complexion and thus she was very hopeful. My vaccation was over and I was back to my place. Next year when I reached again to my village and met Rajkumari she was of same color. She was waiting for me to come so that she can show me the flat tube of the cream. She told me “nothing changed” and I promised to get the tube again from my grandma’s cupboard.

Why I wrote this is how a village girl had hope of fair skin just because she saw the advertisement saying so. Millions of us had such dreams but we get fooled by companies. Cosmetic companies hire big stars to do advertisement for them and thus fool many of us. Celebraties do these ad just for money forgetting they do have some social responsibilities. Just because they say people start believing and using.

I will not say weather it’s eithical or not but they kill the dream of many for getting a fair skin. Celebrates do the ad just for money and I can bet you guys they themselves had never used that product.

My friend was from village but because of the advertisement she thought of using it and hoped for a fair skin. Many of us can relate to this. Whatever skin we have is perfect only important is to be healthy and fit.

 

 

Kareena Kapoor, post pregnancy, weight loss

Celebrates and their weight loss!

Sounds interesting that a bollywood star lost so much of weight and that too so fast and you after trying so hard had not lost a single kg. Hold on, don’t go by what you hear and what they do.

A friend of mine wanted to loose all her pregnancy weight just like Kareena Kapoor and because she was unable she went through tough mind situations.

Have you ever thought how many helps they have? There are so many people present just to help them to be in a shape they are. We don’t have that privilege so instead of doing as quick as them you can go slow and be kind to yourself.

Secondly they are in show business they have to look good and be in news. They blame media for interfering in their private life but truth is their own PR agencies call media guys to click them and make them in news. Off course sometimes they too need some privacy.

Instead of following their lifestyle if you follow your passion and build your own lifestyle that will make more sense and value. Don’t be in hurry of loosing your weight or getting back to your shape.

Start small and follow a plan which suits you. Consult your doctor if required. It will take time but this will make you strong.

 

Cheating, Kids, marriage

Cheating in marriage

Are you staying with a partner who have no interest in you and you guys are only staying together for your kids. Might be true or maynot be.

I have a friend of mine let me call her ‘Snow’. Snow has a very good marriage till she discovered her husband was cheating on her. He use to chat/call multiple girls and even visit them. She was broken and wanted separation but she had a year old daughter because of which she wanted all to be fine and get her husband back. She was ready to forgive him. Things were not good but because of family pressure and kids they gave their marriage a second chance.

They had another kid after few years and after getting this news I thought all must be good but then all was not. Snow was still compromising and her husband was not serious for their relationship. Now she is making her mind to come out of this relationship and to only think about herself. She thought about her kids and gave her relationship a second chance.

I was never supported her decision of giving her relationship a second chance but I too understood not giving a chance will be not good for her kid.

What to do when we have a similar situation? Relax and talk to your partner. Make sure you tell him what is troubling you and is he ready to give up his habit which is troubling you and your relationship. If you find things are not going as you were expecting then involve people from family and friends. There are marriage counselors and you should talk to them.

All is fine but make sure you see love in your relationship. If love is missing you are probably in a wrong relationship. It might be a hard decision for you but you have to let it go.

Write me your experiences and let me know what you think of a marriage without love but with kids.

depression, Feelings, Mental health

Breakup

Yes, feeling of being alone is something which I can’t explain. Days looks longer and every second passes like an hour. Feeling of not doing anything and keep looking straight for long. Life looks like coming to an edge and feeling of zero. Feeling of being alone and trying to find fault in self. All these where my emotions after my teen breakup.

I was scattered, it took time for me to get back to the world of life. All the help and friends were of no help because my mind was closed and stuck. I came out of that phase with effort and after loosing much of my time. What made me get out of that phase?

Off course time and situation helped me but I will give more credit to my positive thinking and my will power. To accept the situation and not try to move faster or run away from the phase.

I started doing things which I loved the most- watching comedy shows either on TV or internet. Many comedian made me feel that what I am doing is so stupid and so natural. They made me feel without hurting my feeling. I accepted my breakup with a big laugh and moved on.

Made many friends and got in touch with old ones. Started doing things for which I never had time as I was busy!

Just remember life is too small to be sad and unhappy. Go see the world around you. We are lucky and this is the reason to celebrate.