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Friday, July 10, 2015

Stay Balanced!


An acquaintance of mine is often mistaken to be pregnant and it has, much to her embarrassment, happened so often that people have actually got up to give their seat to her because of this. The belly fat can make one look unattractive and in some cases, when gone too far, it can make you feel awful about yourself, just like the girl whose experience I shared. Not every one of us is free or energetic enough at the beginning and/or end of the day to carry out a complete yoga session or a rigorous workout. However, little changes here and there along with some important tweaking in diet plan can make us slim. The key to a good health and beautiful body is a balanced diet. It not only boosts immunity but does a lot of good in the long run. We can maintain an appropriate BMI (Body Mass Index) and adequate weight only by adhering to a balanced diet.

In summers, ice-creams, desserts and snacks become, as if, inevitable.  It therefore becomes very important to stick to a balanced diet. Most people go for crash diets and lose health instead of weight. When the aim is fitness and weight loss, crash diets are utterly useless as they are deficient in nutrients and can make one weak. Hence, a balanced diet with a little fat and many nutrients is the right solution. Crash diet also makes us cut our favorite dishes, thus taking away all the enjoyment of meals. You can include fruits, vegetables and pulses in a balanced diet but one thing that should never be left out is honey. It has innumerable benefits as it is packed with minerals and anti-oxidants that make us immune towards various health problems. Those desirous of losing kilos should take it as the first thing in the morning with warm water. It is a proved remedy for weight loss. In case of sore throat, it can be taken with ginger and the relief is instantaneous. Honey is especially useful for pregnant women and those under convalescence, for it is so healthy!

For this, we can opt for Honey Diet. Honey does not need any introduction. In fact, honey was found even in the deep caves and coffins of Mummies in Egypt and was found to be edible even after thousands of years! Pure honey never decays. It is also said that the Greek God Zeus was fed on goat milk and honey only and grew to be so strong that he became the king of all the Gods and beings. Such is the power of honey!

Honey is a nice substitute for table sugar; the latter uses calcium from our bones for its metabolic activity thus making bones weak if taken over a long period. Therefore, in long term, honey maintains our strength and vigor like anything! It is indeed a food of the heaven. Even in ancient Indian texts where it has been referred as ‘madhu’ it has been considered in high regard. Our health and happiness are in our own hands and we must never forget that prevention is always better than cure!



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16 comments:

  1. it must b very irritating for your friend. A balanced diet always helps shed some kilos off even if one doesn't have time to hit the gym.

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    1. Hi Shaivi

      Very irritating, yes correct!

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  2. Thankfully it has never happened to me though I need to lose my belly fat. I would melt into a puddle with embarrassment.

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    1. Hi Harini

      hehehe! ya such incidents are really embarrassing!

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  3. Nice Post. Fresh squeezed lemon juice with a tea spoon of honey on an empty stomach in the morning is supposed to be very healthy. That’s what I am doing every day.

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    1. Hi SG

      Thanks a lot! yes, it is actually very healthy esp if taken with lukewarm water :)

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  4. Nice post. Honey can also be put in tea thereby reducing the regular intake of sugar

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    1. Hi Vanderloost

      Thanks! yes :)

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  5. I am one of those, I hate belly fat. I am trying to reduce and yes, balanced diet and exercise is the only way to do it.

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    1. Hi Saru

      yes, crash dieting never works for good in the long run.

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  6. Obviously the balanced diet is must... and generally we need to be in control on what we eat and maintaining a balance at every phase lead to healthy living. Nowadays we use honey as parallel ingredient to sugar when we prepare juice. And your post inspires to use it more because I too intend to lose my weight as per doctor's advice.

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    1. Hi Jeevan

      yes, very necessary. all the best with it :)

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  7. I love my honey!
    Cheers for healthy life Ankita :)

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    1. Hi Loco

      yes, me too!

      cheers!

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  8. Hey Ankita..
    Nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award. Love your blogs.
    Check this link
    http://geetika-gupta.blogspot.in/2015/07/my-first-award-versatile-blogger-award.html

    Cheers

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    1. Hi Geets

      Thanks a lot my dear! will do in a day or two :)

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