Tuesday, 11 July 2017

How to tackle the problem of acidity (if I get it) after starting this diet plan?

A: A few persons who have hyper-acidity are afraid to start our diet plan. They feel that their acidity problem will increase if they eat only twice.

The fact is exactly opposite! Due to this diet plan, acidity gets cure

People with this problem should follow my suggestions:

1)Eat twice when you are most hungry.
2) Don't adjust meals for work but adjust work for meals!
3) Keep meal times fixed.
4) Drink ample of water.
5) Avoid spicy and fried food in meals.
6) Once in a while take tablet Aciloc/Rantac 150mg.

You will settle down in a few days! And soon share your success of acidity getting cure

What is Saccharin?

It is a substance obtained by chemical process. It is 400 times sweeter than sugar. Patients with diabetes use it to sweeten their food. It does not provide any calories. There is a controversy as regards whether it causes cancer.. Best way for diabetics is to get used to food items without taste of sugar or sweetness. It is a matter of developing habit. If you start drinking tea without sugar slowly in a week or so you will start liking it!

As our research proves, saccharin also causes insulin secretion so we don't allow tea with saccharin in between two meals. There are other artificial sweeteners like aspartame, monellin and cyclomate. These are used in cold drinks, fruit juices and canned food items. It is always better to either avoid such food items or consume them sparingly. 

Are products like green tea, herbal tea, slim tea or special juices in market good for weightloss?

Weightless industry is flourishing in India. It exploits the psychology of obese and overweight people.

These people want a magical pill or solution and do not want to make efforts for sufficient time to lose weight!

It is expected by such people to lose weight within days or weeks (the weight which they have gained over many years

Such products have tall claims and huge cost. They have following problems:
1) Doubtful scientific evidence
2) They keep you starved
3) They cause deficiency of vitamins and minerals
4) They exploit you financially
5) You can not follow it for life time...once you stop using the product you again put on weight

Hence it is advisable to keep away from such products.
Remember there is no short cut for good health and fitness.....one has to make committed efforts to remain fit

Friday, 7 July 2017

What is meant by basal metabolic rate? It depends on which factors? What is it's effect on our weight?

Basal metabolic rate is the amount of energy expressed in calories that a person needs to keep the body functioning at rest. Some of those processes are breathing, blood circulation, controlling body
temperature, cell growth, brain and nerve function, and contraction of muscles.

Metabolism is the process by which your body converts what you eat and drink into energy. During this complex biochemical process, calories in food and beverages are combined with oxygen to release the energy your body needs to function.

Even when you're at rest, your body needs energy for all its "hidden" functions, such as breathing, circulating blood, adjusting hormone levels, and growing and repairing cells.

The number of calories your body uses to carry out these basic functions is known as your basal metabolic rate - what you might call metabolism.

Several factors determine your individual basal metabolic rate, including:
1) Your body size and composition:The bodies of people who are larger or have more muscle burn more calories, even at rest.
2) Your sex: Men usually have less body fat and more muscle than do women of the same age and weight, burning more calories.
3) Your age: As you get older, the amount of muscle tends to decrease and fat accounts for more of your weight, slowing down calorie burning.

Your basal metabolic rate accounts for about 70 percent of the calories you burn every day.
In addition to your basal metabolic rate, two other factors determine how many calories your body burns each day:

1 Food processing (thermogenesis): Digesting, absorbing, transporting and storing the food you consume also takes calories. This accounts for 100 to 800 of the calories used each day. For the most part, your body's energy requirement to process food stays relatively steady and isn't easily changed.

2) Physical activity:
Physical activity and exercise-such as playing tennis, walking to the store, chasing after the dog and any other movement - account for the rest of the calories your body burns up each day.
Physical activity is by far the most variable of the factors that determine how many calories you burn each day.

Metabolism and weight:

It may be tempting to blame your metabolism for weight gain. But because metabolism is a natural process, your body has many mechanisms that regulate it to meet your individual needs. Only in rare cases do you get excessive weight gain from a medical problem that slows metabolism, such as Cushing's syndrome or having an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism).

You gain weight when you eat more calories than you burn - or burn fewer calories than you eat.

One more important factor that decides whether your body will use glucose or fatty acids for energy is the insulin level in blood.

 If high, body uses glucose and if low, body uses fatty acids for energy. Our diet plan by reducing eating frequency lowers insulin level in blood. This facilitates burning of fats by body for energy. As a result you lose weight and tummy😊

So, don't blame your metabolism and come into action to lose weight👍