The menu usually features rich curries, creamy sauces, a variety of intense flavors, and many vegetarian dishes. Spices play an important role.
Rice is a staple of many dishes. A variety of breads... Read more
We're all familiar with the scene: The lead female character is sprawled on the couch in her apartment, sobbing in front of the TV, watching a heart wrenching movie, dressed in PJs, sipping wine and eating Ben & Jerry's straight from the... Read more
There are a lot of really good reasons to quit smoking: lung cancer, bad breath, decreased sense of smell and taste, and yellowed teeth and nails, to name a few. But if you are a smoker living with chronic heartburn, quitting smoking can have an adde... Read more
When you're living with heartburn, you don't just need to watch what you eat; what you drink is important, too. For many people, alcohol can have a negative impact on heartburn symptoms. But does that mean alcohol has to be completely o... Read more
I think I am making progress in my health. My lab tests show that my levels for insulin, glucose, good cholesterol have improved. My bad cholesterol is still kind of elevated but the nutritionist thinks it me eating sugar. I am trying to monitor a... Read more
Last Thursday I started my latest lifestyle change, and for the first time ever I have stuck to it for longer then a day. Today I finally got around to changing my start weight- I have gained 8 lbs since signing up with spark people 5 years ago. So... Read more
I love listening to music when I'm doing cardio, and have found that it helps me to maintain a rhythm. I just wanted to share a couple of things that I've found in the past couple of weeks:
-Rock my Run is a great iPhone app that offers free wo... Read more
During and after pregnancy, I gained 20kgs...from 57kg to 77.8 kgMy desparate move started 10days ago to stop sweets and thinking positive...today I am 700gms less..Hope to continue the same speed to be healthy and get back into shape.... Read more
My Avurveda Doctor, Sunanda Tai advises the use of 1-2 tbsps.of Butter or Ghee daily with your Meals restricting the use of any Oil to minimum.This is because it easier for the Body to break this down and absorb it since this is a Natural By Produc... Read more
It's true that many people either gain a little weight or don't see any change on the scale for as long as 4-6 weeks after making a significant change in their level of exercise. This is often explained as "gaining muscle while losing fa... Read more
Your metabolism has two basic modes:Anabolic, which means building up or addingCatabolic, which means breaking down or eliminating. Losing fat occurs in catabolic mode (which includes maintaining a calorie deficit), while adding muscle requires... Read more
We're off to India this weekend, only because we've never been before. We will have internet access while there, but will be eating out all the time, and sparking will be impossible so won't even try. I'm on a plateau (65kilos) it's the lowest I've... Read more
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