September 6th, 2012

8 Tips to Stop the Snack Attack

There’s no denying that everyone, at some time or another, has had a snack attack. People associate food with emotions, experiences and socializing. Although such connections are usually normal and acceptable, they can sometimes promote poor eating habits. If all you want to do is chow down on a plate of fries when you are feeling a bit down, you are an emotional eater. To overcome emotional eating, it is important to make a strong commitment to your mental and physical health. Only then will you be able to stop the snack attack which is necessary for a healthy lifestyle. Look for connections between the events in your day and your cravings for food. Identify the triggers that push you

November 25th, 2011

Lose a Dress Size in 4 Weeks

With New Year’s Eve and Christmas approaching in less than a month, the party season has just begun. Now is the time to impress your spouse and to astonish your friends with that diva look. However, there is a small hiccup. All that Diwali delicacies have made you put on weight. Don’t get disheartened! You can drop a dress size in four weeks. Losing one dress size – equal to about 10 pounds – is a healthy and achievable weight-loss goal for most of us, according to the Harvard School of Public Health. (You can safely lose about one- to one-and-a-half pounds per week, they say). Priya Singh chalks out a plan in consultation with Nita Shukla and Kuljeet Kaur, Managing Director and

August 24th, 2011

Lose Weight Forever

Be it a man or woman, or even a kid or a teen, weight loss is the daddy of all the resolutions.  We all make it  every time when we see ourselves in the mirror! However, the problem faced by most of us is that the lost weight has an uncanny ability to bounce back, hence we all are on the look out of a plan that’s foolproof. Keep reading, because My Health Guardian has put together such a plan. What should you eat Recommended Foods: Fresh fruit, green vegetables, oatmeal, brown rice, quinoa, whole wheat pasta, legumes, sweet potato, eggs, fish, shrimp, poultry, beef, buffalo, whey protein, walnuts, cashews, peanut butter, avocado, olives, herbs and spices, etc. Exercise

March 22nd, 2011

Fads of Diet Plans

The first recorded history of weight loss comes from England almost one thousand years ago, then came atkin diet and thereafter blood group diet. And till today, different dietary fads have emerged that have fascinated people.  My Health Guardian brings all the facts about the diet plan in this article. Keep reading to know in detail.   The truth behind diet plans:     Before Dr. Atkins there was William Banting, an English undertaker who popularized a diet plan by limiting intake of refined and easily-digestible carbohydrates. A hundred years later the diet plan reincarnates itself as Atkins diet which allows dieters to have lots of meat, cream, cheese but restricts intake of fruits

January 27th, 2011

Weight Loss Fads

Before there was Dr. Atkins, there was William Banting,  a formerly obese English undertaker who was the first to popularize a weight loss diet based on limiting intake of refined and easily-digestible carbohydrates. In 1863 Banting wrote a booklet called Letter on Corpulence in which he recounted his diet plan. It consisted of  four meals per day, consisting of meat, greens, fruits, and dry wine. The emphasis was on avoiding sugar, saccharine matter, starch, beer, milk and butter. 100 years later…. Banting’s pamphlets metamorphose in Atkins diet. Dieters swear by it and critics take digs at it. Let’s evaluate the facts. Atkins diet allows dieters to have unlimited protein and

November 1st, 2010

Eat Sensibly this Diwali

With Diwali not even a week away, now is the time to party. Wear your best clothes and bond with friends over seemingly endless gatherings. But, wait a minute; endless celebrations do not mean that you get an excuse to gorge on your favourite sweets and mithais. The calorie overload will result in upset tummy and show off in bulges at the wrong places. Doctors say that constipation, indigestion, acidity, low blood pressure etc are common during this season. Hence, exercise discretion and be sensible in what you eat this festive season. This is not as difficult as it sounds. Archana Jha Darshan gets the nutritionists do the talking on ‘how to have your cake and eat it

December 18th, 2009

Top Ten Foods to Speed up Your Weight loss

Losing weight is not an easy task. Every year, thousands of rupees are spent on numerous diet programs, slim-down products, and weight loss pills. Many people who want to lose weight find it difficult to know which foods to choose for the best weight loss results. Shown below are some of the “good food” that should be part of a weight watchers eating plan Salad – Eating salad is highly recommended by the American Dietetic Association because the vegetable-based meal is rich in vitamins C and E, folic acid and carotenoids. Make salads with tomato, carrot, beetroot, cabbage, capsicum, lettuce, or cucumber all low in calories-your diet staple, to liven them up, you can use curd or

November 28th, 2009

Bye-bye weight gain

All those people who are on a diet and are trying to keep weight off find this time particularly trying. These simple easy to do tips will help you keep the calories off and consequently the weight.  Exercise discretion. Just because there is a spread, it does not mean you are obligated to try out everything.  Have something before you leave your home to the place of party. A bowl of soup, a platter of veggies or warm milk with nuts will stave off your hunger by the time you reach the venue. When you are not ravenous, there is greater likelihood of sticking to the diet plan.  Stay away from super sweet relatives who receive gratification only after busting your diet plans.

November 7th, 2009

How Obesity Threatens Your Health

 WHO defines overweight and obesity as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. A crude population measure of obesity is the body mass index (BMI), a person’s weight (in kilograms) divided by the square of his or her height (in metres). A person with a BMI of 30 or more is generally considered obese. A person with a BMI equal to or more than 25 is considered overweight. Let’s find out how top five  lifestyle ailments respond to obesity 1. Obesity and Diabetes– Obesity and diabetes are inseparable. Where obesity goes, diabetes usually follows. Apple shaped figure is something to watch out for, as this is the worst kind of obesity. “This kind of

October 30th, 2009

Meal Replacement Drinks

  There is a new buzzword in the realm of weight loss: meal-replacement-shakes (called as MR). It promises to battle bulge and keep it off, gives you the convenience of drinking up your meals for people on the go and is safe for diabetics too. Now, you can drink yourself skinny and stay that way. Users claim it’s a fool-proof way to weight loss. Raghav works as Marketing Manager in a retail chain. His job involves meeting up with clients in different places of the city. His day starts late and he leaves home after a sumptuous breakfast. But, the real trouble is what should he snack on during the daytime? If he packs fruits, in this weather they don’t stay right in the car, and he

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