Trim your diet and pimp up your plight.

Flipping through the placards carefully, before thumping them down on your fridge door,every  morning,to make it clear for the rest of the day,that which matters have a legal right to drive you crazy today(phew!) and which ones will be presumably dumped for yet another day(yay!),you may be missing out on a big one! So it’s time for some rearrangement and a crucial add-on in your today’s(and almost every other day’s!) to-attend-to list! Yes! A HEALTHY-DIET PLAN.

You might have most easily skipped on that one, partly because it is just too boring to follow and mostly because you think that it is a stupid and frail piece of paper which cannot devoid you of the power of going out and eating whatever you want!

So if you also think that you are the mighty king who rules his belly and decides what should go in and what should not,you might as well be a good one, by  following a complete and appropriate diet-chart!

(P.S. The healthy diet thing is also applicable to those who do not have that eerie belly-ruler fantasy!)

Now, before going gaga over what kind of ingredients you should positively add to your diet(to spike up the health quotient!) and what kind of ingredients you should totally steer clear of(because they are simply not healthy enough for you to gobble them up, every other day!),you need to learn to pick up the  healthy platter over the unhealthy one ,enough number of times that it slowly melts into a habit for life!!!

Here’s how you can breeze through the plan:

  1. TAKE BABY-STEPS RATHER THAN A BIG LEAP.

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Don’t go freak over completely changing your diet plan and switching every single food with a somewhat healthier version of it,with a hope of thinifying yourself with every calorie you cut in your diet! Chances are, you will soon lose interest in following  your overly-strict (and somewhat mean!)diet plan and would rather befriend your old practices of hopping on to whichever delicious piece you can get to lay your hands on!

That’s how your hitler-plan will end up in the murk, unless ofcourse you yourself are no less than a hitler and keep holding on to your commitment like a true devout, without a single drop of pity for your heart (which anyway falls for every other scrumptious dish infront of your eyes,without a fail!).

Brainwave? Go slow and score! First make sure you eat healthy atleast once in a day. And then slowly string up this number to two, then three, and eventually you will be eating healthy most of the time.

  1. LITTLE CHANGES GO A LONG WAY                           .Heart-Healthy-Foods

Infuse a seamless variety of different coloured vegetables in your diet by eking out your routine-meal with a veggie-salad everytime. Dodge butter and choose olive oil  instead for cooking a nice, healthy meal. Bypass sugary sodas at the parties for a subtle glass of sparkling water, with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice in it.

For once,give the luscious chocolate fondue a miss, and instead, feast on a slice of the rainbow from a bowl of colourful and juicy fruit-salad. Elude the heavily-creamy chocolate tart and plunge into an apple or pumpkin pie instead, if you still yearn for a treat.

This way,you can gorge on nutrients and satiate your taste buds at the same time!Win-win! But don’t take your focus off moderation, yet.

3.  GLUTTONY IS A SIN.

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Do not indulge in it. A simple way to state it :Eat only as much as your body needs. Frankly,you are equipped with the power of devouring an entire bucket of chicken, in just one sitting,all by yourself!But don’t yield to that power,under the spell of temptation! If you yet do it,then, skip the meals for the rest of the day.

(Or else,be ready to groan with the stomach ache later!Ugh!)

4. EAT SMART.

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Eat like a bird rather than like a horse.Do not over-stuff yourself and you won’t freak out before getting on a weighing machine,the next time.

5. SPRINKLE IT “AWAY”.

Life falls bland without a tinge of salt and spice added to it.But too much of anything is upto no good!

Cutting to the chase,the advice is,try to limit your sodium intake upto 1500-2300 mg per day. So the next time you find a big,fat packet of potato chips beaming at you on the street, simply sidestep it and evade the allure.

6.RED-ALERT.

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If you have a habit of waking upto the strong, mesmerising aroma of coffee everyday,it’s time to start watching your caffeine intake! Alarmingly!

Undeniably,coffee is just delectable(and you might be a fan of it!I CONFESS I AM!!) but it is addictive.And,the more the number of cups you are down,the faster are your  body’s calcium stores getting depleted! And sadly, that does not sound pretty.

  1. DON’T TAKE A CHILL PILL.

Find little colorful pills, promising you benefits of vital vitamins and anti-oxidants,more assuring,than going down the natural way?They are just so easy too! Simply pop up a pill and gulp it down your throat and magically, your nutritional needs are fulfilled in an instant! No need to stock up on a diverse variety of fruits and vegetables to get different unique vitamins essential for your body!Ha! Saves oodles of energy plus time!

But all that glitters is not gold. Research shows that pills won’t work out in the exact same way the natural thing does. So,heap up on plentitude of green lettuce and whole grains and oranges and almonds and well..you know…the natural stuff, ofcourse!

  1. SHARE YOUR FOOD.

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Be social.Call in your buddy to share your pizza with him, so that you don’t end up licking the plate clean entirely by yourself.This way,you can avoid the mindless overeating  plus the flak you would have garnered for it,had you plumped up a size by slurping it down,all by yourself!

  1. SAVOUR EVERY FLAVOUR.

Don’t rush through your eating. Chew food effectively and relish its taste. Basically,enjoy your food. Don’t just gulp it down!

  1. CHUCK EATING LATE IN THE NIGHTS.

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To put it straight: because it will just grossly fatten you up! Give your body enough break before a breakfast.

  1. SOME TIMES JUST CALL FOR HAPPY INDULGENCES.

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It is true that you are on a kind of healthy-diet plan and can’t afford to eat candies and cakes and patties,just yet. But,it is equally true that you are a human.

And humans have needs! And cravings. And desires.So cut yourself some slack once in a while and gorge on some bittersweet joys of life.

And this might help too. One little block of dark chocolate at the end of a week of a rigorous diet,will just serve as a token of reward for your present accomplishments and will  motivate you to carry on with your plan. With more zeal ofcourse! 😉

As the old saying goes, HEALTH IS WEALTH, so  dine healthier, shine wealthier. 🙂

Got a whim for the gym? Excellent.

Draping on your sofa,with a cola can in one hand, and a delectable packet of potato chips in the other, fixating on the alluring tv screen for hours…

This kind of playful self-indulgence sure seems enticing and gleeful at the first thought, but subsequently only paces you towards pounding up a few extra kilos and growing a potbelly. Sadly,later when you try to squeeze yourself in that dazzling party apparel but can only scream with grimace, it suddenly dawns upon you that you are missing out on a very significant aspect of your life. A healthy body and lifestyle.

The very thought of never being able to glamorously fit inside your chic dresses again, starts giving you a nightmare. So shedding that undesired flab, which is belittling your confidence and wrecking havoc on your social life ,should become your prime motto rightaway (inevitably,after that intimidating thought that soon you might loose appeal and never be able to sport a svelte look again!creeps!).

You are left with no choice but to hit the gym for a regular workout.You might have never planned on going down that road before,but it seems the sole floating beacon of hope amidst such tough tides. Hence, loosen your purse strings a little,stack up on the gym clothes and gear up for a daily rigorous regime.

Here’s why you would have not made an incorrect decision.

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  1. Survived a dreary day? Feeling low and frazzled? Take a quick jog to the gym and work up a sweat.You will end up feeling quite better about your day .This is so because a study has revealed that exercise helps the release of more norepinephrine in the body,a chemical believed to be effective in moderating the brain’s response to mental stress and anxiety.Thus,a good work out comes to your rescue when you are all worked up and have lost your marbles! Not only does it alleviate your mental stress levels but also helps the brain to deal with the existing tension that is stifling your life. Two birds with one stone ! 11001135264_22ab4d2aca_o.jpg
  2. Do you loathe your body for not exuding a magnetic appeal? Do you cringe everytime you are talking to someone new,because underneath all that gabble,you are actually fretting over how fat you are looking today !Chances are that exercise will increment your self esteem and gently uplift your self-image in your own eyes.So what are you waiting for? Shove that drowsy blanket away, pull up your gym boots and hit the treadmill.The way you will feel about yourself when you walk out,will never let you be work-shy again.16355459146_48bc963e05_o.jpg
  3. Is your daily regime grilling you?Are you often bored or driven up the wall by your monotonous routine-work?Time to abandon the hectic grind,and make a run for the scenic beauty and bright weather,by taking your workout outside.Do this and here’s what you score!

A peaceful hour away from the mess,solely dedicated towards upheavel of your physical fitness and sprucing up a perfect body contour.A complacent hour to give a free flow to your thoughts and make your imagination run wild.
More so often,you might end up solving some grim issues of your life,with their more vivid understanding;now that your blood circulation increases and your brain cells get a power-boost! Viola! 😀

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4.Gorging on five handfuls of almonds daily is no longer a more reliable way to a sharper memory than an hour of daily-workout, which fortuately, entails production of more cells in hippocampus,responsible for sharper memory and faster earning.Hence,next time,when going for a sweaty break,don’t have an ickle of doubt in your mind,about returning an Einstein. 😉9678555375_1f2c3cfcf4_o
5. Forever been thinking that exercise can only resort to burn a few calories?The bad news is you might have been living under a rock. Fortunately,the good one is not far behind, and is so much bigger, to eclipse the bad one wholly. 😛  Okay!The fact is that research has found out that exercise can help recover from addiction.It means that the alcohol and drug addicts(and food and sex and plethora of other kinds!)have now a chance to turn over a new leaf in their lives,by shedding away their subsidiary adherence to the addiction.

Even as meagre as 20 minutes of workout,can prove effective in taking their mind off the temptations and they won’t feel the need to scratch their old itch, by acting upon their whim,and yielding to their addiction.

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6.Has your boss been yelling at you,of late,that you have lost your lustre and your creative skills are slowly pining away?Have your peers been edging you out on every new idea and project that is pitched-in? No need to lose spirit! Just hit the trails for a long jog,or work your dumbbells at the gym, for a huge burst of energy as well as creativity!

Exercise refreshes not only your body but your mind too,and that might just help you to bin that “looser”tag at your workplace  and bring up seamless bouts of unbridled creative thoughts which can,for sure, trail you towards a shinier future.

So,as it seems there are many upsides to it,carve out a stern schedule and regularise your presence in the gym. Stop being lazybones and instead give a healthy kickstart to your day,with a healthy exercise.

Yes,it is hard to stick to the routine with an unflagging energy and spirit everyday,but once you are in,you will not be able to go about your day without doing it!! You will feel more comfortable in the pain cave,instead! And,all that becomes possible by just keeping one thought in mind:

It’s not about sculpting a size-zero figure or six-pack abs,it is about just going for a better one! 🙂

Sorted.

It is not that difficult as you think. You are so conscious about where to start that you are unable to see what heights it can attain. Unclench your fist and let the fear shed away. The farther it will go, the higher you will pace. The only thing standing between you and what you want yourself to be is what you are not letting yourself be. Unafraid, that is. There are so many thoughts clamoring for your attention inside your head that you fail to surpass the din and look beyond all the hoopla.

All these problems cluttering your life are just pieces of garbage that would be effectively dished out once you take the control of your life in your hands. Don’t try to just hang in there, poised to face everything, with drooping heads and listless sighs. Instead, switch the control mode on. Clobber the negativity with a hard-hitting hammer and nail it down to the floor. Show it that it should never dare to get in your way again. Take the reins in your own hands and drive your own sleigh. Hog all the possible current opportunities and create them where none exist. Screw the ennui. Stop getting miffed. Start making lists, huge ones, and then get on to them with all the zeal that you can gather from inside your soul. Sure that conscience inside you knows better than you think,right?!

You are concentrating far more energy on what the world has got to say about you, when ironically, it has got nothing to say about you for real. Well, what have you achieved so startling that it should prize you!? And how will you ever, if you keep bothering about how you are bothering others?! Duck it; the world will never be happy enough, so it’s high time you got yourself a bit out of that happiness scoop before it eventually melts away . Listen to everyone but care about doing only what you think is right. Identify your priorities, think about your dreams, set your goals, plan your strategy and mull over it for quite a good time. Faith will cover the rest.
People might or might not take stand for you but your belief will never desert you; it will drive you forward in such scenarios where nothing else will.

This is it..or so I think.

2016 is already up, high and knocking about and I am vehemently chasing deadlines, trying to get as much stuff off my checklist as I can. This year, I’m trying new things, things that I have never even tried giving a shot before. Or those that I have always feared. And most prominently, working on chalking off procrastination and getting the shit done. We are living in a mad rush, always buried under work or busy catching up with all the fun, so much so that we never sit back and think about the stuff that we would actually want to do. So in a bid to clear up my mess I have shaken things around a bit so that the truly valuable ones become easily detectable inside my head.

IS IT THE GYM TALKING..?
Basically, I joined a gym last week, I thought a good workout would help me prune out all the vile flab I have successfully managed to gain on all the happy winter nights. Plus I have been feeling a strange rush of vigour inside my body these days which earlier felt just rather dull and inactive. This feeling is magical and makes me feel so alive that I would like it to continue staying with me for the next few months. So, gym is here to stay for a long time.

AND THE BIGGEST CULPRIT IS….
Time. Because I can never have enough of it. It’s always running out when I have never even completed 10% of what I meant to do. To circumvent this grave problem, I just need to find a vendor who sells TIME at superbig discounts( as my second biggest problem seems to be money!) so that I can buy it in voluptuous amounts and then never let it slip away so unsatisfactorily.
Okay, to seriously address this problem, I really need to start managing my time more effectively. That just reminded me that I would be better off reading my book now rather than ticking away at my keyboard. I have realized that it is easy to declutter our disorganized lives if we are really willing to. All that we are missing is a sharp and bright focus. Bring it on and the blurry image will not seem so blurry anymore.

It is imperfect..Or is it?

We all have some definite perceptions inside our heads of whom we could call the PEFRECT one. We make lists, define specific bullet points, highlight our preferences with a bold marker pen (and keep the background plain white for them to be MORE obvious ) and kind of always want OUR way with things that go around us. We try to segregate and classify every friend-giving-out-soulmate-vibes we happen to meet in our lives as the one who fits the bill or not. But guess what! Life doesn’t play by the rules that we invent for ourselves. It has got its own set of waves to throw our way. Sometimes it’s so ironical that we find ourselves embracing a situation we would have never even imagined to be in, or liked to be in.

But there we are, trying desperately to go off our usual routes to defend and appreciate this magical change now. May be, it is true then. When LOVE happens ,all the predefined rules and conditions go out of the window. Love is the only real substance there that drives us to put our footsteps where our heart is ,and the rest becomes garbage .

Some people may not possess the exact qualities we have always been looking for ,but they yet seem to make us wonder and admire them for some reasons.May be it is because with them hanging around, things tend to fall into place as they were always supposed to be at the end of our huge list we had been scribbling down our whole life. With them, we might not be getting all the ingredients checked off on that list to get the recipe right but the dish is sure to intoxicate us with all the love it has got to offer.And be there the exact qualities or not, this LOVE never fails to sweep us off our feet. Just like we had always wanted it.