Category Archives: protein

Holiday Food Coma – 5 Ways to Prevent It

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eating at holiday parties

With the onset of fall/winter, and Halloween, we have officially entered the holiday season aka. eat-till-you-drop season. Most of us have worked extremely hard all year to look our fabulous best on Christmas day, or new years night, or be able to easily fit into that dress we bought last Christmas, and made a promise to fit into it next Christmas. Whatever motivation you had all year, you do not want to let it all go to waste by overeating at a holiday party. So here are 5 ways to prevent having a food coma-
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Sweet, Crunchy, Yummy, … Breakfast!

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breakfast, berries, yogurt, granola, wheat germ, honey, almonds

yummy breakfast

I am extremely not-creative when it comes to making breakfast interesting. Like everyone else, mornings are crazy times for me too, trying to get myself out the door. That does not usually leave me with enough time to prepare an extravagant meal. But the truth is, one does not have to. The important thing with brekafast is that it has to be sumptuous, and it has to incorporate alot of nutritious and energy inducing food items. So this is what I have been eating everyday:
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Power of Organic – The Gerson Diet

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food frustration

Couple of days back, while surfing for movies on Netflix, I happened to come across the documentary, “The Gerson Miracle”, and I must say it was an eye opener. Although there are speculations around the effectiveness and practicality of the Gerson diet in curing a terminal disease, this documentary made me believe that it is definitely a proactive step towards preventing one from happening.
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Seriously! What Can We Eat?

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food frustration

This question has been bugging me for quite sometime now. I am one week into my extremely clean diet without workout challenge. And I must say, I’ve been successful in losing those tough pounds that I had been trying to for quite sometime. But, eating clean is not easy. The not easy part is the constantly coming up with ideas and searching for good healthy items. My weekly grocery shopping time just doubled, and so did my grocery bill! But it is something I am willing to let go for my health. But at the end of a few days, its more or less annoying.

The other issue is that the more health articles I read and youtube videos I watch, the bigger my list of “what you cannot eat” gets. Everything I used to love eating, has now been moved to the “cannot eat” list, leaving barely a few items on the “you can eat” list. So now I have to find ways of being creative with those few items along with the craziness of work and school! Go time management! However I have found a way to make my eating habits fun, and here’s what I do:
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Maintaining Weight Without Workout

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super food, food groups

Sounds weird right? How can one possibly stay in great shape or even maintain without a daily dose of exercise? I used to think the same until the time I couldn’t workout anymore. For two weeks I suffered a back injury which made me incapable of doing any exercise whatsoever. It was hard enough to sit and the only time I felt good was when I would lie down. I had been showing symptoms of sciatica.

Knowing the fitness freak that I am, it was not a surprise to find me worrying about – “How am I going to workout now? How will I maintain myself? What will I do if I gained weight?”. All the negative thoughts began consuming me until I decided to look at my situation differently. I told myself, “Pallavi, you have been working out way too much and your body is asking for some break. You could use this time to focus on other aspects of fitness and staying healthy – diet.”. And I immediately started researching, more than ever, about foods I could eat to give me energy, but at the same time help me keep the pounds off. I went on some serious grocery shopping and revamped my refridgerator. Here are my 8 super foods I heavily integrated into my diet:

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Eating Smartly – How To Get Most Out of Your Meal

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By Pallavi Sharma

red onions, health, diet

Just like wearing the right kind of clothes for the appropriate kind of setting or event, food suprisingly works in the same way. Imagine you are invited to a night out at a country music bar and you walk into the bar clad in a cocktail dress. Now that’s what you call a fashion disaster! On similar lines if you are working towards this big presentation at work and you would want ideas to be coming to you at the speed of lightening, that bag of chips from the vending machine isn’t going to help you come up with a brilliant presentation. So let’s find out what type of food is going to help you at different emotional times in your life.

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