Thursday, July 23, 2015

Her & Him...

An old post.. left unfinished and that I think is the sheer beauty of the post.. Read on...


She spoke with him endless hours..
yet when he was right there, words failed her..

She thought of him incessantly,
yet when he was right there, her mind would be blank..

She wanted to meet him..
yet when he was right there, her stomach did cart wheels..

She wanted to know him..
yet when he was right there, her questions were silent..

She wanted to hold him..
yet when he was right there, she froze..

She wanted to be angry at him..
yet when he was right there, she couldnt control her smile...

She wanted to concentrate on everything else,
yet when he was right there, she couldnt think of anything else..

She re-ran the conversations they had, over and over..
yet when he was right there....



Friday, July 10, 2015

Healthy living with Honey Diet !



It is a fad these days to look slim and trim like never before. The attempt is to have a flat belly, irrespective of your age and lifestyle.  Everybody wants to have a figure like all the celebrities on screen. But no one wants to follow the strict regime of eating healthy and exercising regularly. Everyone wants to look good without putting in the effort. This has led to the birth of crash diets. I have heard people do various versions of this- the juice diet, the light cranberry diet, cabbage soup diet, grapefruit diet. The list is endless. What is equally crazy is that some of these diets have claims that they are recommended by Doctors.

It is important to understand what crash diets result in. Most of these diets restrict the calories intake. What is more, the calories that one does consume come only from the foods prescribed in the diet plan. With the low calories intake, the metabolism slows down as the body moves to survival mode.  In effect, what happens is that crash diets help us strip our bodies off the nutrients which we need to function normally. Usually we will miss out on the essential proteins, fibers, amino acids, calcium, iron, vitamins, carbohydrates and all that other good stuff that is necessary for us to be able to carry out our daily routine with ease. Without these nutrients, we feel hungry all the time and the body begins to suffer. Bones become weaker, lethargy sets in and nasty mood swings become a part of life.

It is very important to have a balanced healthy diet. I am not propagating an “Eat to your heart’s content” approach here. Definitely, obesity is not healthy. But, one needs to understand basic fundamentals. Firstly, not everyone has the same body structure. Secondly, no matter how much you diet, you cannot change the body structure. This structure is dependent on how the bones are placed. This is why we have different body shapes. Thirdly, a healthy BMI is what one should aim for. When setting goals to lose a particular number of kilograms, one must remember that this should not affect the BMI.

All these facts bring us to one and only one conclusion- We need to eat a balanced and healthy diet to stay healthy. A balanced diet will include a little bit of everything- fresh vegetables and fruits, pulses, dairy products et al. Healthy eating habits will improve your life in ways we cannot even imagine. To begin with, we will not have any weight issues. We will also be very energetic and jovial most of the times. Healthy eating improves our longevity and help us combat diseases as well.

Take for instance the newly introduced Honey Diet by Dabur.One visit to the page will give you an idea of what you should eat in what quantities to stay healthy. Incorporating honey in our diets has multiple benefits. Just one spoon of honey with warm water in the morning is an age old weight management mantra. My own mother swears by it.  Honey is also a healthier substitute to sugar. Since honey has a lot less calories than sugar and contains a whole lot of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which are good for health. Honey is known to boost energy and to aid digestion as well. Honey makes the skin glow and keeps the cough and cold at bay.

You can find interesting recipes on the website. There are fitness tips as well. Expert advice section is extremely useful too.To log on , just click here: http://www.daburhoney.com/.

Let’s all choose a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and daily exercise! Happy living!



Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Kellogg's Waale Guptaji ka Nashta!!!

Anyone who loves food, is always on the look-out for more food and tasty food at that. Talk of breakfast, it is the one meal we literally wake up for. Even when I travel for work, the daily breakfast buffet is the highlight of my trip. There is no doubt about the fact that I may eat anything for breakfast from idli to poha to chana bhatura, but I will end it with a bowl of Kelloggs cornflakes always! I really think that going to Gupatji’s place for Nashta would be a delight. Let’s find out why!
 
1  Cornflake Popcorn clusters: I am sure I will love this “Moviewala Nashta” at Kellogg's waale Guptaji’s house. Popcorns and salted nuts dipped in butter and honey glazed cornflakes is sure to bring a smile on my face while I sit and watch my favorite family movie with Guptaji's family. 
 


Apple Cinnamon Cornflakes: Cold milk with apples and cornflakes will make your day. A wholesome complete meal in itself will make my stomach feel like it has had breakfast fit for kings! After all, an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Truly the “Best Family wala Nashta”, best had with Kellogg's waale Guptaji! 
 


Homework Wala Nashta at Kellogg’s waale Guptaji’s place will be a sheer delight for kids of all ages- 4 to 50! Whether it is a meeting that one has to prepare for or homework to be completed, what is better than munching fresh vegetables with cornflakes tossed in curd and lemon. A crispy crunchy delight for you.I am sure I will love working on my laptop while munching on this delightful recipe. 



Strawberry and banana cornflakes: Since I love fruits and I work late, how can I say no this "Jagah Banane Wala Nashta". I cannot wait to immerse myself in strawberries and banana with cornflakes and cold milk with Kellogg’s waale Guptaji’s family.




Chapatti Cornflakes Chivda: What can be better than an evening snack with an Indian flavor or as we say desi tadka. This “Nakhre Wala Nashta” is a perfect snack, best had with a cup of tea. I am looking forward to this after a hectic day at work. Where else, but at Guptaji's house. 


 
Cornflakes coconut Ladoos: Have you ever thought that this recipe could actually be possible? It is true. Guptaji’s place has the best Nashta choices for you and this is one of them. Taste it to believe it. 
 




Walnut Cornflakes Choco Balls: I never knew that I could eat cornflakes as a dessert? This walnut and chocolate recipe will surely give contentment of having eaten a healthy dessert. I am sure that this will be love at first sight for you, as it was for me. Go on and try this “First Crush wala nashta” with Guptaji’s family. I loved it and I am sure you will, too.



Snacking is all about eating healthy and when there are so many delicious recipes at one place, why will anyone not want to go? Coupled with Shalu’s hospitality, this nashta will definitely make you feel good and full. I am definitely going. Kya aap aayenge? 

Many more delicious recipes await you at https://www.facebook.com/anaajkanashta Also, visit: https://www.youtube.com/user/kelloggindia

All images have been sourced from: https://twitter.com/guptajikifamily