July 20, 2016

Indian GM Diet Plan


Obsessed with losing weight? Tell me who isn’t!
Here is a secret diet plan to slim down your body and cut down your weight in just 7 days! This is the best vegetarian diet to lose weight.

This 7 day vegetarian diet plan was developed for the well being of General Motors Inc. employees. That is the reason it is called the GM Diet Plan. The aim of the program is to gain a healthy body.

You can expect the following things by practicing this Diet Plan regime:
  • Lose around 4 to 6 kilograms in 7 days 
  • Natural glow to skin 
  • Elimination of toxins will make you feel light and energetic 
  • Reduces the flab around the tummy and waist 

This Diet Plan includes the intake of fruits, vegetables and starch. To prepare yourself for the vegetarian GM diet plan, you need to avoid alcohol for a few days. This is a very important tip you need to follow. Alcohol increases the uric acid in the body, which leads to water retention. This blocks the natural detoxifying process from taking place.

So are you motivated for 7 days complete detoxification with GM Diet?

Day 1:
Being the first day, it is always the hardest. Try to keep yourself away from all kinds of cravings as you will be consuming only fruits. You can consume all the fruits, excluding grapes, bananas, litchi and mangoes. You can have them in any quantity you like. It is suggested that you consume more watermelon, lime, oranges, apples, pomegranates, strawberries and melons. You can eat 20 times a day, but you should eat only fruits.

This is the way of preparing your body for the upcoming days. The only source of nutrition is from the fruits, they provide you will all that you need for your body. If you prefer to cut them up and eat, its great but make sure you aren’t adding anything else to it. Its just a ‘pure fruit for me’ day! If you can limit your fruit intake to only melons, your have a good chance of losing 3 pounds on your first day.

Day 2:
Like the first day, the second day is ‘All veggies day’. You can eat nothing but vegetables and only vegetables. You can eat to your heart’s content, feel your stomach filled up with vegetables if you need to. Boiled or raw vegetables will do. You can even begin your day with a boiled potato and a tea spoon of butter. This is done in order to give the body enough energy and carbohydrates for the day. But after that only raw and boiled vegetables.

Only one potato this day is enough, don’t consume more than that. Adding a pinch of oregano or basil seasoning to make the vegetables more edible is perfect. Day 2 is a calorie free day with a good amount of fibre and nutrients. If you make it through day two, you are definitely dedicated!

 Day 3:
Day 3 is a combination of day 1 and 2. You can eat the mentioned fruits and vegetables. Eat any quantity and any amount you like and drink lots of water as directed. You need to avoid potatoes on day 3 as you are getting enough carbohydrates supply from the fruits. Your system is all set to burn the excess pounds. Your cravings may try to dominate, but think about the weight loss and the great results. You will feel light and happy by this time.

 Day 4:
Everything has its perfect time, if you believe in this saying then your right. Remember how you were told not to eat bananas on the first three days? Well on the 4th day of the vegetarian diet for losing weight, you have the liberty to eat up to 6 bananas for the whole day. You can drink up to 4 glasses of milk. You must have heard that bananas help in weight gain, however in this diet, they act as a source of potassium and sodium for the body. Since the intake of salt is reduced, bananas will do the job.

You can also have one cup of a highly diluted soup for a meal. The soup should consist of capsicum, onions, garlic and tomatoes. It is a tasty and healthy recipe which will help in the weight loss process. You can drink it only 1 time a day, it is only to refresh your taste buds from all the vegetable and fruit intake. Be careful to resist yourself. You are just 3 days away from a losing weight!

 Day 5:
Day 5 is a festival day for you, as you can have a tasty meal. You can munch on tomatoes, sprouts and cottage cheese, also known as paneer in India. You can also add soya chunks to you meal. Make a tasty soup with the mentioned ingredients and drink it. Make sure to increase your water intake on day 5.

You can eat up to 6 tomatoes and increase the water intake with 1/4 of the daily consumption. This is done in order to cleanse your body from uric acid. The tomatoes are for the fibre and digestion process. The water will purify your body from all kinds of toxins.

Day 6:
Day 6 is a little different to day 5. You will be eating sprouts, cottage cheese and other vegetables but by excluding tomatoes. No tomatoes on day 6, avoid them. The tasty soup and lots of water should help you through your day. Vegetables will provide vitamins and fibre to your body. You will already notice change in your body by this time. Continue consuming a good amount of water everyday.

Day 7:
The last and final day of the diet plan. This is the most important day. You will be feeling light on your toes and happy inside out. You can have fresh fruit juice, one cup of brown rice or half chapathi and other vegetables you would want to eat. You can complete your day with the consumption of water.

That is the whole diet plan for 7 days.
If you can follow it strictly, no one can stop you from gaining a healthy and slimmer body.

The below tips will help you to plan your 7 days effectively.
  • No fruit juices allowed in the first 6 days. 
  • Try to increase water intake to 15 glasses by the fifth day 
  • Completely avoid tea coffee or alcohol. You can replace these with black tea, black coffee and lime water (all these are without sugar) 
  • A 45 minute work out on alternative days will help you get the best results. 
  • In case this weight loss program you are under taking is for a particular occasion, try it 2 months before hand with 2 to 3 days gap after every 7 days. 
  • Vegetables can be taken in salad form or eaten as a whole. You can dress it with squeezed lemon, herbs, garlic or even white or wine vinegar. Nothing else should be added to this. 
  • The soup recipe given can be consumed in unlimited quantities. It will be a pleasure to eat while you are following this diet regime. In case you do not like the ingredients, you can add other vegetables like cauliflower, corn, peas, asparagus, cabbage and others. try to stay away from all type of beans (kidney, lima, pinto etc) they are said to be high in calories. 
  • Have a balanced diet with a daily dose of multivitamins and mineral supplements

The GM diet has become the most popular diet which is practiced by Indians.
Don’t wait any longer! Take up this 7 day challenge and you will be a happier and slimmer person next week!

Spiced Green Tea Smoothie Recipe


Cool Tip:
 Caffeine and an antioxidant called catechin are thought to stimulate your nervous system and increase fat-burning, so green tea can help you shed pounds and trim your waist.

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Green tea is one of the top fat-burning foods, thanks to a metabolism-boosting compound known as EGCG.

This rich smoothie is perfect if you get tired of sipping hot green tea. Flavored with cayenne spices, lemon, and agave nectar, it provides all the nutritional benefits of green tea and will fill you up, to boot.

Spiced Green Tea Smoothie Recipe

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes


Ingredients
3/4 cup strong green tea, chilled
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Juice of 1 lemon (2-3 TBSP)
2 teaspoons agave nectar
1 small pear, skin on, cut into pieces
2 tablespoons fat-free plain yogurt
6-8 ice cubes

Preparation
Put all ingredients in blender. Blend until smooth. Drink cold.

This Recipe Is
Low Calorie
Low Cholesterol
Low Fat
Low Saturated Fat
Low Sodium

July 19, 2016

Indian Low Carb Diet for Weight Loss


The Indian low carb diet aims at high protein, good fat and complex carbs in your diet and calls for minimum or no intake of simple carbs like that coming from corn syrups, sugars, cane sugars, honey, bread, pastas, noodles, chapatis, rice etc...

The complex carbs are rather healthy for the body and yes even allowed in the Indian low carb diet for weight loss.

As you can clearly see that the majority of calories come from carbs, to plan an Indian low carb diet is a little challenging, as we need to provide calories through proteins and fats. We cannot over do the fats of course, so it leaves us with the only option of meeting the calorie requirements through proteins. Each of these nutrients provide different amount of calories.

1 gm carb provides 4 kcals
1 gm protein provides 4 kcals
1 gm fat provides 9 kcal

As you can see, fats provide a lot of calories; the consumption should be kept to the minimum. While carbs and proteins provide similar calories, they both have different important functions in the human body.

Here are some foods that you can include in your Indian low carb diet for weight loss.

Foods to include in Indian Low Carb Diet :-


Almonds – Roasted Almonds for mid time snacking.
Nuts and seeds – Roasted soybean, Roasted Bengal gram dal, roasted flax seeds, roasted sunflower seeds for mid time snacking.
Rajma / Kidney beans – there are a lot of dishes you can make using Kidney beans
Mexican salsa with chopped veggies
Rajma tikki (griddle cake ) with coriander or curd and mint leaves dip/ chutney
Boiled kidney bean salad
Baked kidney beans with little cheese.
Mung Dal- Mung Dal chilla / savory pan cakes using yellow or green split mung Dal . (you can add chopped veggies , coriander or even stuff it with paneer to add to taste and fiber )
Mung Dal with veggies
Mung Dal soup
Mogar (a famous Rajasthani preparation made with Palak and Mung Dal )
Panner / cottage cheese - Paneer bhurji with veggies (cook in very little oil)
Paneer tikka (marinate with only curd and needed spices , and grill without any oil)
Cubed panner salad
Palak panner veggie (home made with little or no oil)
Sauteed paneer chilly in minimum olive oil
Curd
Smoothies – Use any low carb fruit like apple, strawberries, pears (avoid – banana, mango, chikku, custard apple )
Salted lassi
Buttermilk
Flavor yogurt
As dressings on salads
Red channa-Boiled red channa salad with cucumber , tomatoes and onion.
Pressure cooked red channa with tomato gravy (cooked in little or no oil).
Sprouts
Mix sprouts salads
Mix sprouts dosa / pan cake
Mix sprout usal cooked in little or no oil
Mix sprouts bhel with little puffer rice.
Milk
Skimmed Milk, hot or cold as you like it
Soy bean
Soy milk and tofu
Roasted soy bean
Soy bean chunks or granules with homemade gravies in less oil
Egg white
Boiled , scrambled or poached
Omelets with veggies
Chicken
Steamed , broiled, baked or grilled form.
In salads and brown bread sandwiches
Fish
Steamed, broiled, baked or grilled

Now that you now what foods to eat in an Indian low carb diet, Here are some tips on how you can adapt an Indian low carb diet for weight loss.

Simple Tips

Choose Complex Carbs:Indian low carb diet calls for giving up on consumption of simple carbs and include more of complex carbs through whole grains like brown rice, oats, whole wheat, barley, whole wheat pasta and whole wheat breads. These whole grains are complex carbs containing plenty of fiber. Intake of these foods will facilitate the weight loss process.

Increase Protein Intake:Proteins help to get the feeling of satiety. They stabilize the blood sugar level and control your cravings. You can include more of low fat dairy products, lean meats, beans, legumes and a total of around 50 gram protein per day.

Go High on High Fiber Food:Having raw salads with your meals and with a good amount of fruits will ensure an increased fibre intake in the diet. Green leafy vegetables are rich in minerals and they help in certain health conditions like blood pressure and diabetes. Being high in fibre, they also aid in weight loss. Besides fruits and veggies, you can add flax seeds, fenugreek (methi) seeds, sprouts and whole grains to your meals.

Watch Your Fat:You need to avoid all Trans fats. This means that you have to stay away from fast foods and deep fried foods like fries, cutlets, cheese sticks and pakodas. Try to consume the monounsaturated fats (present in olive oil, peanut oil and mustard seed oil) as they help in limiting your carb intake and in bringing the feeling of satiety. Avoid saturated fats (present in butter, ghee and margarine).

Do Regular Exercises: After years and years of researches, experts have claimed that any person who is regular in his exercise has an overall better health in comparison to a person who doesn’t exercise. Exercise helps in maintaining a good body weight, it keeps blood sugar levels under control and aids in the better functioning of the heart and other organs. You can increase your carb allowance window by exercising.

* Note – You are allowed 1 Glass of Red Wine

You Should Include Multivitamins & Minerals, Omega Supplements, Calcium and Prebiotics For Better and Healthy Results whenever you are on weight loss diet

In my experience of 10 years now i have noticed that an Indian low carb diet works to give good weight loss results only if the person includes exercises in his schedule while following the diet.

July 13, 2016

Manage Your GM Diet With GM Diet App

The GM Diet Plan is an easy way to Lose Weight In Just 7 DaysThis amazing GM Diet Plan App will help you with the process.

This GM Diet App gives a complete breakdown of the foods to eat on all the 7 days for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacking.

GM Diet Objectives & Philosophy:
- Achieve weight loss and maintain a healthy BMI ratio
- Detoxify the body completely
- Prevent problems like hypertension & arthritis

Day 1: You should eat only fruits on this day. Please download the GM Diet App to view the list of fruits to eat.

Day 2: You should eat only vegetables on this day. Please download the GM Diet App to view the list of vegetables to eat.

Day 3: You can eat both fruits and vegetables on this day. Please download the GM Diet App to view the list of fruits & vegetables to eat.

Day 4: You should eat only bananas and drink milk on this day. Download the Diet Plan App for detailed instructions.

Day 5: A feast day - you can eat solid food on this day. Please refer the GM Diet App for detailed food instructions.

Day 6: This is another feast day with high water intake. Please refer the GM App for detailed instructions.

Day 7: The perfect way to end by eating vegetables, solid food and juices. Please download the GM Diet Plan App for instructions.

The above plan will change slightly for those who prefer Non vegetarian foods. Please checkout the App for the detailed instructions if your prefer to follow the GM Diet Non Veg Plan.

What you will get in this GM Diet App:

a. Foods to consume on all the 7 days in the GM Diet plan
b. Breakup of foods based on the time of the day - Breakfast, Snack, Lunch & Dinner
c. GM Diet plan customized for Non vegetarians

July 06, 2016

Thought of the Day!


Green Tea-Boost Your Metabolism




Drink green tea before bed to burn calories while sleeping. Green tea will also increase your metabolism.
Green tea is the healthiest beverage on the planet. It is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body. Learn more about Benefits of Green Tea

July 04, 2016

Quick 30 minutes Yoga Exercises for Better Flexibility


Yoga is very good for your overall wellness. Try this 30 minutes workout for one week to improve your body flexibility, tone your body muscles and start to burn fat.


Detox Tea for Weight Loss


Drink Home Made Detox Tea through out the day
It includes a combination of ingredients that help to improve digestion, break down fat, and “unclog” the channels in our body by removing toxins.
  • Boil 4 to 5 cups of water in the morning.
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon of the following seeds to the water and continue to let it boil for about 5 minutes with the lid on.
  • Whole cumin seeds
  • Whole coriander seeds
  • Whole fennel seeds
Strain out the seeds and pour the liquid into a thermos. The key is to make the tea fresh every morning, place it in a thermos, and take small sips of it throughout the day. It is best to drink it warm or hot. If the tea is too strong or if you experience some initial discomfort, reduce the amount of seeds to 1/4 teaspoon for 2 weeks, and then increase it back to 1/2 teaspoon.

After this empty your bladder and bowels to release toxics and waste from the body. Massage body with warm oil (pitta:coconut, vata:sesame, kapha: almond). After 30 mins take bath. Do yoga and meditation and eat healthy breakfast.

Ayurveda & Health