“No one can eat just one!”

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The above tag line is a very popular one when we talk about food, but this is not only true for the chips or Lays. It is also applicable when we talk about the sweets including chocolates, candies, sweets etc. We all just have feeling of getting more n more i.e. “Ye Dil Maange More”.
Why does this happen? Let’s have a discussion on this !
Sugar consists of two molecules viz. glucose and fructose. Glucose is essentially needed by the body for performing all the body functions and gets secreted by the body itself. Now, if we consider fructose, its concept is slightly different. Fructose is not involved in any body metabolism and as glucose is produced by the human body by its own, fructose has nothing like that!
Fructose is the one that is mainly responsible for our over eating with sugar. It affects one of our body hormone named as “Leptin” which suppress our hunger levels and it is secreted by fat cells. When we take the food, a part of it is utilized by the body for performing its body functions while the rest of the part gets accumulated in the form of fat. When the large amount of fat is collected in body, more amount of leptin starts secreting and informs the brain that enough amount of energy is there and we do not have extra food. This is how we stop taking the food and feel satisfied!
Did you ever thought what will happen if our brain doesn’t sense/see the leptin hormone?
“Hahahah, Yes! Just keep on eating, non stop!”
The brain will never get informed about the energy levels of our body and makes us to have more food. We, in that case will eat more, more and more!

If you try exerting any kind of “willpower” on the leptin driven starvation signal it is almost impossible because it is so powerful. Because of this sole reason people are unable to follow the “eat less, move more” agenda in their lives for a happy living.
In order to have lesser amount of food, our brain needs to realise how much fat we have in our body and that can be done by removing the leptin resistance. Anything that has high fructose like sugar or carbs causes the leptine resistance to grow which deletes all our control over unnecessary hunger and it is affected by the fructose which is another constituent of sugar apart from Glucose.
To conclude, I would say sugar itself is the reason for craving more!

The Most pleasing 9 letter word-GRATITUDE

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In today’s hectic world,We are rarely concerned about others than the thought about what the day’s activities will be. Or work, family, traffic, and other related issues top our priorities as we move from home to work. We are living in a world where being in haste is considered ideal. We are in hurry to acquire more assets. We are in a hurry to get more satisfaction from the world. We are always in haste to get everything done.

Sadly, this has robbed us of the joy of appreciating the little we have. In our quest for more assets, we forget to express our gratitude for what we already have. That’s quite unfortunate.

Then and now
While growing up, I learnt to be grateful for life and other blessings I receive from God. While in school, I hummed this melodious poem on a number of occasions as a proof of my appreciation for life and what it offers:

Thank you for the world so sweet,

Thank you for the food we eat,

Thank you for the birds that sing,

Thank you GOD for everything.”

Now I remember Do I still sing this song as I used to? No. !Absolutely !no!
Do you also do the same?
Why do we now find it challenge to develop the spirit of gratitude for events around me or what I am going through?
Well, I am guilty as charged. What about you? How many times have you shown appreciation recently? Or do you feel there is nothing positive in life to be grateful for? It is unfortunate that we spend the better part of our lives deliberating on what we can’t get while we develop zero appreciation for those we already have. We are always in complaining mode. That’s unhealthy.

Why you should be grateful?
people are magnets and only attract what they focus on. Since lack of appreciation stems from negative thinking, it will be difficult to attract good things with such a negative mindset. On the other hand, if you are appreciative, it is a reflection of your thought, your mindset. By that law, you will also attract good things in life. So, gratitude may be one of the most important keys to having your desired breakthrough in life. No wonder that some people consider it as “the mother of all virtues. So, you should always start your day with gratitude and you will always get the best from the world.

What need to be done?
Its never to late to start with good things.Expressing gratitude in life is not difficult if you set your mind to it.
• Write a gratitude journal: Look at your experience for the previous 24 hours and select a happy experience. Spend a couple of minutes to write it down. You don’t really need a long experience, no. it could be an innocent smile from a young child or a little assistance from a stranger.
• Write a thank-you note: Improve your relationship with others by taking the time to personally write and sent a thank-you note to them. If possible, deliver the note in person and see the profound impact on the recipient.
• Show mental gratitude: You may be busy, that’s fine. However, if you can’t write a letter due to your busy schedule, mentally show your gratitude to someone you so much appreciate. It will make you feel good.

Why we should Practice Gratitude?
The three elements of life  a distressing life, happiness, and positive attitude is something all want to work on!so we can do lot many things to beat the stress but one thing for sure give you little sense of joy when you start to be thankful for the little things in life, not much but yes it will help you  to overcome may be 1% of the stress which in turn helps you to develop positive attitude and hence Happiness will be there.

 

So, regardless of the card that life serves you, always find out time to be grateful.

And yes so the most pleasing 9 letter word is GRATITUDE-VALUE IT!

Acidity and weight loss – what is the connection?

Are you one of those who try to cut down their meal simply to lose weight? Well, you may want to reconsider this method. Going hungry might lead to acidity which will definitely not help with weight loss.
You are probably wondering how can acidity, where there is excess stomach acid is going to make you obese. Shouldn’t it be actually burning more fat? Well, surprise! Acidity apparently can cause more disruption than assistance.
Before we delve on how acidity can actually hamper your weight loss objectives, let us first understand a little into what acidity is exactly all about.

What is acidity?

Whenever we ingest any kind of food, our stomach anticipates the same and starts secreting acids, more importantly HCL, to help with the digestion. This is a naturally occurring process where the cells over the stomach lining, will help produce this acid for breaking down your food for further nutrient absorption in the intestines. This is the same process irrespective of what you have for your meal.
When these cells produce a lot of acid than required because we eaten wrong food or may be eating after long gap ,our cells has to work more digest it and hence secrete more acid,when this happen surely this is called

How is acidity connected to weight loss?
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Little More about chewing the Food

 

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There are loads of benefits that one can gain by simply chewing their food properly. Chewing is the first step in the digestive process where the food particles are broken down before it moves down your food pipe. And if you don’t do this right because you are preoccupied with TV or some other reason then you are actually inviting more trouble to your health.

The table below is a representation on how normally the digestion happens in our system and what will be the consequences if we do not chew our food properly.

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To summarize, when you chew properly, you will absorb more nutrition, you will have a better digestion and you will enjoy your food more. Chewing your food can really do wonders for you. So enjoy your food and let your mind and body benefit from it.

 

stay tuned to know the benefits of chewing the food  properly in my next blog….Don’t forget to eat slowly:)

Why Fruits to be eaten during Daytime?

 

 

  • Without any doubts, Fruits give tremendous health benefits to our health.Five Thumb Rules to keep in Mind while having fruits pointers while having fruits
    1.Fruits are simple sugars, utilised means they spike our glucose levels very fast. Fruits being a simple glucose, we need to have them at a time when we sure of being utilised by the body.
  • The best time to have fruits is during daytime as they get enough utilised by your body.Have it before a workout or the first thing in the morning.another option is to have them during mid time around 11:00am-12:00 pm.Make sure there should be one hour gap between your meals and fruits.
  • Avoid having Fruits along with the meals.when fruits are eaten alone it can process all the nutrients, fiber very efficiently and if you eat fruits with the meals or right after the large meals it remains held in the stomach with other food and takes the time to digest as well as utilised by your body which sometimes leads to Indigestion, Heartburn, stomach cramps.
  •  Late evening to avoid as our metabolism naturally is very slow and chances of the simple glucose being utilised is less.
  • Always Go for seasonal fruits.

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