Lose weight with these easy tips {Health}

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Last Updated: 6th May, 2015

I think it has been more than two years since I have written about weight loss and control. Why have I suddenly remembered it? Well, last week, I suffered from a major muscle spasm in my cranial nerve and it was so bad I had to visit a doc and he gave me an injection (ouuuch!).

I hate injections and that is the reason I never donated blood. I wish I had that much courage. Anyways, I digress.

So, while I was at the hospital, I thought I might as well check my weight. Well, I hate to say this but I really wish the machine was faulty. I am too overweight! Time for reality check.

Let me guess, the last time I was feeling healthy was probably during my wedding. Gradually after that I have been putting on without or with my realization. First it was the diet, next it was the stress, then it was the change and then it was neglect. You can think of n number of reasons when it comes to excuses and there is only one answer to it all – determination.

So, I thought why should I not do a round up of all the posts on weight loss I have written on the blog till date. It would be a good exercise for me to refresh my memory and provide me with some motivation. So, here we go.

First, we talk about Habits.

Drinking Water

Well, does not excess water cause bloating up? Actually, no!

Take less salt and drinking more water is the mantra to lose all that bloated belly. Water also flushes out the toxins from the body, especially when you take it the first thing right in the morning. So, create a routine where you drink a glass of warm water first thing in the morning. Add lemon for added advantage. It really helps.

Also Read : Everything You Must Know About Bloating

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How do I hydrate myself these days? {Health}

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It’s Summer Time!
Last Updated: 4th May, 2015

So, it is two months into summer here. Hyderabad is getting unbearably hot! And, I had started to get horrible headaches everyday. That was one of the reasons I was not very active in the past two weeks.

This time Hyderabad is quite unpredictable. As soon as it gets too hot, it is raining over here and the weather is cooling down. And, since I am not working or having to travel 50 kms everyday back and forth from the office like I did last year, life is easier. But, then, I have to live with sun beating down on me on my top floor apartment!!

It does get pretty suffocating some times but right now I am enjoying the breeze as I am typing this out. It is relatively good today. Did I ever tell you that I live the most spacious apartment? Well, it is me and Mr. P and our 2400sqft area with two huge balconies which can be converted into sit outs. I know it is crazy to have such big house for just the two of us but then I really do not know what to say in my defence. Let me just say I love it and enjoy it :)

Oh yes, back to the post. Even though I have not had much of commute, last few weeks have been entirely opposite. I had to get some passport stuff done for which we literally have been on our feet every single day for the last two weeks.

Result. Spending loads of time travelling on the bike uncovered in the midday sun. Oh yes, I am tanned like hell but I am talking here of extreme dehydration! And then, I had to find a solution for it because my energy was literally being sucked out by sun! Oh, do you also remember that glucose ad in which sun drinks a boy’s energy using the straw? It was an amazing concept! Yes, we do have straws attached to our head and can hear the sucking sounds made by the sun while the energy drains out from the body leaving us limp and lethargic.

And, finally, yesterday Mr. P’s stomach gave way and succumbed to food poisoning or diarrhoea with so many weather fluctuations and eating outside and not maintaining a routine.

So, I did thought updating this post with what tricks I am using this time to keep myself all ready for this summer. Since I am most of the time at home, the point of severe dehydration is out of the scenario.

I am no longer following these tips but they are definitely helpful for anyone who commutes and spends time outside the house. I would suggest carrying the following juices / liquids from your house but even if not, just make sure you get the fresh stuff without much additives.

Curd/Buttermilk/Yogurt
Every night I save a glass of curd in fridge and pour it into a bottle in the morning, add just a bit of water and keep on sipping it till the end of the day. No doubt, this has worked like a charm.

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Role of Collagen in Anti-Aging Skin Care

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When I came across the Nutrova Collagen + Anti-oxidants for Healthy Skin and Anti-aging Skin Care product, I thought there is no better time than now to really understand collagen and how to supplement in through nutrition. And, incidentally, I had been wanting to read and write about Collagen since many years. So, finally, here it is. One of the secrets to healthy and young skin – a healthy collagen formation.

What is Collagen?

It is the most abundant protein in the body! The collagen is found in the dermis layer of the skin which is the second layer of the skin and is responsible for the plumpness, strength and hydration of the skin. It is a group of proteins in fact which provides the tensile strength to the skin. It is said that collagen in the skin is more strong than steel.

#DidYouKnow Collagen is not only found in the skin but also in the tendons and ligaments and corneas and bones and blood vessels. It is basically a connective tissue and most abundant protein in the mammals. Yes, it is a protein and I was not even aware of that! Huh.

Synthesis of Collagen

So, let me skip all the chemistry here and just say that collagen does NOT occur in the body. It is synthesized from the basic amino acids. And, for collagen to synthesize, we need Vitamin C.

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