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  • Are you struggling with a slow metabolism?

    Wednesday February 3rd, 2016

    If you’ve been trying really hard to lose weight and nothing seems to be working, you’re probably “metabolically deranged” and need to work at healing your metabolism with an entirely different approach. Here’s my take on certain diet approaches you may have tried and why they didn’t work after a while. 1. Calorie counting: Honestly,… Read the rest of the article

  • The Milk Myth

    Saturday November 14th, 2015

    Our nutritionist is on the expert panel for Gulf news, Friday Magazine! Here is here quick response to one of the readers busting the milk Myth. If you have any questions, feel free to email them on araj@gulfnews.com Question from a reader: Of late, I have heard so many scary things about dairy. I am seriously contemplating… Read the rest of the article

  • Having trouble conceiving-Our nutritionist explains why

    Monday March 16th, 2015

    I’ve recently worked on a lot of couples who have issues with conception. I had to write this post cause I have noticed one common thread amongst 80% of them. Well, there are a couple but this one has stood out the most. Homocyteine( HCY) Levels I urge you both to check the homocyteine levels… Read the rest of the article

  • Top 3 slimdown musts

    Monday January 19th, 2015

    Chia Seeds   Chia has been used as a medicinal food in Central and South America and across many cultures to prevent diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease. Loaded with healthy anti-inflammatory fats, protein, and fiber, these seeds also help prolong fullness. A mere tablespoon of this powerful plant food packs a walloping 2,500 milligrams of… Read the rest of the article

  • What you need to know about whole-wheat

    Sunday November 2nd, 2014

    Take your pick! A slice of whole wheat bread or a chocolate bar? I’m guessing A bar of chocolate if you don’t really care about losing weight OR being healthy.. And Whole wheat bread if you’re an informed consumer yeah ? Well, wrong! The effect of both of these is the same on your blood… Read the rest of the article

  • Get your carb on… but get them right!

    Tuesday September 30th, 2014

    When it comes to fruits, the darker the fruit the better it is for you. Dark fruits like cherries, berries etc. have very thin skin compared to fruits like bananas and pineapples. So they have more antioxidants to protect themselves from the sun! These have a lower glycemic index and have great anti-inflammatory capacity. GI… Read the rest of the article

  • 3 things you did not know raise your Cholesterol levels

    Friday June 13th, 2014

    Let me start with this: Egg yolks, Pasteurized butter, ghee and nuts do not raise your cholesterol levels. But if you have all of this combined with the following …then you are in for trouble. Eating fruits right after dinner: I’m guessing your dinner has some sort of carbs in the form of Rice/ Roti/ dal/… Read the rest of the article

  • The effortlessly lean attitude! If you’re not born with it, read it, learn it, be it!

    Tuesday April 22nd, 2014

    Here are some habits you’ve gotta pick if you wana lean out. Habits take a while to develop. You might not be able to get into it right away and that’s fine… As long as you’re getting better than when you started. 1.Stop with the “deadline dieting” attitude. It NEVER WORKS. If you make changes… Read the rest of the article

  • How many kg’s will I lose in one month on this diet?

    Monday April 14th, 2014

    If this is a question that comes to your mind before you start a new diet, let me make it really clean and simple for you. Nothing much changes with this mentality. You will lose some weight could be 2 could be 10, but it’s always going to come back when you get off the… Read the rest of the article

  • Skimmed Milk…Skimmed Nutrition?

    Thursday April 3rd, 2014

    For starters, before skim milk is stored into bottles, its usually got a chalky taste, bluish color and a very thin texture that is no where close to real whole natural milk (since pretty much all the fat is out!) To make this weird liquid “normal” POWDERED MILK SOLIDS are added into this. The main problem… Read the rest of the article

  • Are you On Glucophage? Read and learn

    Wednesday March 26th, 2014

    Are you On Glucophage? Read and learn  PCOD, weight gain, high fasting insulin levels, elevated sugar levels, Impaired glucose tolerance, Insulin resistance, irregular monthly cycles: If you’ve consulted a doctor for any of these, I’m sure, either you were asked to get on glucophage or are on it already. I’m guessing doctors realize how lazy… Read the rest of the article

  • 5 Mainstream nutrition lies:#3: Counting calories works for weight loss

    Monday February 24th, 2014

    So untrue! So outdated and in my opinion, really Foolish! Our problem is not high calories diets! Low nutrient diets are the major culprit behind us staying fat and miserable. If you go by the magic number “1200” or even worse “800” calories for weight loss, you will not only lose weight, but also lose… Read the rest of the article

  • 5 Mainstream Nutrition lies that are keeping you fat and miserable. Nutrition lie#4: Whole-wheat is good for everyone!

    Thursday February 13th, 2014

    Before you judge this, hold on and listen up… I’m not saying this is only based on scientific evidence and a lot of recent research against gluten but I’ve tried this personally and with a lot of my personal clients too. People feel a difference in their energy levels, an instant improvement in their digestive… Read the rest of the article

  • 5 Mainstream nutrition lies that are keeping you fat and miserable

    Tuesday February 4th, 2014

    Lie#5: Cooking in canola, saffola other vegetable oils is good for you and your heart! Wrong! These oils are very high in omega 6 fatty acids ( it is a type of PUFA – poly unsaturated fatty acid).  A lot of us pop pills like omega 3,6,9 on a daily basis, which gives us more… Read the rest of the article

  • LOW CARB PROTEIN PANCAKES! gluten free + guilt free

    Monday December 30th, 2013

    So it’s been Christmas and New Years is around the corner and I do not want to pile on pounds like most other years. So I’m trying healthy new recipes that keep me focused on my meal plan! Cause we all know, once you start with all those cookies and cupcakes, it’s really tough to… Read the rest of the article

  • Get back to basics-It’s simple to lose those inches that pinches!

    Wednesday December 11th, 2013

    Struggling to shake off those extra inches gained over the year? Rashi Chowdhary, renowned Dubai-based inch loss expert and resident Dietician gives us the secrets to shaking them off, like they never even existed, and shares her inch loss program highlights.       The crux of the plan is to keep it simple!  We… Read the rest of the article

  • Little Health Secret Unveiled

    Wednesday December 4th, 2013

    Fat burning trick:  Wake up to 1 scoop of lean 95 in water + 1 tsp. virgin coconut oil When to have it: As soon as you wake up, preferably within the first 10 minutes if you want to lose fat and gain some tone. How it helps: lean 95 is a vegan protein supplement.… Read the rest of the article

  • “You only have one life, if you do it right, that’s all you need”

    Thursday November 21st, 2013

    This is one hell of an inspiring story. I am a diabetic educator and meet so many newly diagnosed diabetics who seem to have a very fearful, very negative attitude about their condition. This post is for all you guys to get inspired and get working towards whatever you want from your life. This guy… Read the rest of the article