Weight Loss Vol.14 : Are raw salads bad for you?

 

One of my readers sent me a link to a TV show where the discussion was about why veggies should always be consumed in cooked form. This is a concept rooted in Ayurveda and talks about how raw salads increases the ‘vata‘ of the body which in turn increases the air in the body which causes the cells to age faster. And this ‘ageing’ process manifests itself in faster appearance of wrinkles etc. Slightly steaming or sauteeing salads can take care of this.

 

Are raw salads bad for you?
Are raw salads bad for you?

 

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Weight Loss Diaries Vol.12 : This week so far

 

Hey everyone!

Hope you all had a good week. This weekend feels like an accomplishment because I completed Level 2 of Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred yesterday! Its not an easy workout for me but in these 20 days (with a few gaps in between), I’m seeing my body change and my endurance levels increase. I no longer huff and puff while climbing four floors of stairs, I can do a full set of abs without needing to pause in between and I feel much much lighter! I hope those of you who started this workout are able to keep up with it. Don’t worry if you’re not able to exercise some days, just don’t more than 1 day’s gap and don’t stop working out!

I also experimented with some recipes/foods this week. I tried out a Mushroom-Capsicum curry (based on Sia’s recipe), Besan Bhindi, a home-made Wheat base pizza (no cheese, just a bit of mayo- the white stuff you see) and Masala Oats from Saffola (the taste is exactly like Maggi masala!). I was also skipping the eggs since some days but then I remembered what Rujuta Diwekar says about having protein after workout – If you can’t give your body Protein after exercise, don’t exercise at all! I keep some boiled eggs in the fridge and eat 2 after working out.

 

Mushroom Capsicum curry
Mushroom Capsicum curry

 

Home made pizza on wheat base
Home made pizza on wheat base

 

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