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A new beginning in stage 3

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

I am glad I finally reached Stage 3....
>> Have drunk 8 glasses of water
>> Exercised an hour (pilates)
>> Ate breakfast , had chapattis for lunch
>> Am happy....

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How cool is this !

Sunday, September 18, 2011

I found this at the local supermarket..

What an innovative idea in packaging.. and truly so convenient....

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Much ado about rice

Thursday, September 08, 2011

All I can think of is rice rice rice
Rice and curry tastes so nice....
Though my meals do give my tummy fullness
My heart does not feel any happiness....
Happiness is having dal-chawal/ dal -bhaat
I dream of having just that...
The only thing which is seeing me through this phase
Is at month end, my weighscale may show some grace...
Till then with a sigh
I force myself to eat rotis dry....
My yearnings do make me laugh at myself
It has just been two days since I have restricted myself!

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ABHISHIL 9/18/2011 11:17PM

    Hi Madhu, that poem was part of my withdrawl symptoms... thankfully have got off it... hee hee hee emoticon

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    Try switching to brown rice? emoticon

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What I learnt from Rujuta Divekar's book

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

My sister told me of a few of her friends who had lost weight the Rujuta Divekar way. I googled and found her book was making quite a few waves. On my next trip to India, I checked out the airport Crossword and found her book indeed lined up along with other best sellers.
What she says is exercise is a must (first things first).
In addition to it, monitor your diet.
Note down each and every food u eat and the timings for three days. It gives you a great idea of making you aware of your food habits and where u need to make changes.
Start your day with a small fruit rather than a cup of tea. Eat the fruit within ten minutes of waking up. Have a proper breakfast (within an hour of meal 1 the fruit) . Thereafter eat every two hours. For these, she has suggested
coconut water (she says eat the malai-- but I have my doubts);
lassi without salt (!) or sugar but u can season it with jeera or dhaniya;
channa and peanuts;
cheese singles;
boiled eggs/ omlettes;
protein bars (and not cereal bars)
Poha, upma,idlis, dosas, parathas or grilled snadwhiches -- but eat only half of what you have (and share the balance with a friend).
Have an early dinner, latest by eight .
Preferably halve your lunch and dinner. So if you are eating four chapatis , eat two chapatis - u get the picture...
She tells you to stick to your state diet as your body is best suited for it. So if you are a Bengali, have your fish and do not go in for choleys. On the other hand if you are a Punjabi, do have your choleys. Do not skip the coconut chutney when u eat dosas and idlis , but instead have it in moderation. She says the traditional combinations have a logic behind it and it is best not to meddle with them.
And if you have binged on any day, accept it and move ahead -- do not try to compensate for it by skipping food the next day.
She advises having a good protein shake immediately after a work out.
She recommends flax see/ omega 3 (fatty acid supplement) at lunch time to improve the insulin response.
Limit tea, coffee to two and that too always have it with a meal.
What I have learnt from her is that it is okay to waste food, as we say. Let me clarify. We are brought up being told wasting food is a crime. My mom used to tell us " Lokkhi regey jaabey" -- meaning Goddess Lakshmi will get angry if u waste food. So if that little rice or vegetable remains in the serving bowl or that last chapatti -- we try to finish it rather than waste it. Or your child has left some veggie/ chicken /fruit on his plate and we eat it lest it go waste. Since I need to lose weight and my cholestrol is at the borderline, eating just the egg white would be preferable but it feels so wrong to throw away the egg yolk. So what I have learnt from her book is it is okay for that left over to remain or to only eat the egg white.
Another thing which I liked is she says it is okay with eating parathas, paneer , the occasional sweet -- just have it in moderation. It makes sense having these rather than restricting oneself from all these and then eating a burger loaded with calories. She has given a few samples of food charts for working men and women. (I note that there is none for a home maker.. but then it is difficult to find a lady not working in India these days, particularly in the Metros...).. if anyone is interested in knowing them, I can put up a few . She has given three four -- if my memory serves me right.



The Indian Food Chart

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Nutrient Content 1200 Kcal
26% Proteins
54% Carbohydrates
20% Fats.

Water : Drink 10 to 12 glasses of water each day
No : Butter, cheese, mayonnaise.
Non-Veg : SInce I am a Bengali and non-veg is an essential part of my food, she advised me to eat one piece but it shouldn't be fried.
Chapati : 6"; To be made of two parts wheat flour (atta) and one part oats(grind it to a powder in the mixie).
1 bowl = 200 grams
1 glass = 200 ml
1 cup = 150 ml

Breakfast :
(a) 1 cup tea with 25 ml milk maximum and 1/2 tsp sugar.
(b) 1 glass Milk (Slim and trim)
(c) 1 large bread/ 25 gms ( 3/4th bowl) cornflakes or alternatives mentioned in exchange list.

Mid-morning : ( I have been advised to skip this)
1 apple (80 gms) or
1/2 banana (50 gms) or
25 pcs grapes or
100 gms guava
1 orange (100 gms)

Lunch :
Chapati : 2 (6" diameter) or Rice 1 1/2 bowls ( I have been told to skip rice) .
Dal : 1 bowl (see exchange list for details)
Vegetable : Ladies Finger 1 bowl or as mentioned in exchange list.
Oil : 2 teaspoon.
Dahi : 1/2 bowl or Butter milk 1 Glass.
Salad : 1 bowl comprising of chopped cucumber, tomato, onion, carrot.

Evening :
1 cup tea with 25 ml milk maximum and 1/2 tsp sugar.
I Biscuit (Marie) or 30 pieces roasted popcorn.

Dinner :
Sprouted and Boiled moong dal 25 gms
Chapati : 2 (6" diameter)
Vegetable : Brinjal 1 bowl or as mentioned in exchange list.
Oil : 1 teaspoon.
Dahi : 1/2 bowl or Butter milk 1 Glass.
Salad : 1 bowl comprising of chopped cucumber, tomato, onion, carrot.

Bedtime :
1 cup milk (Slim and trim).

Exchange List :
(A) Breakfast
Any one from the list
1 Khakra; 6" dia; 25 gms
1 Idli Medium
1 Large bread
1/2 cup cooked vermicelli
1/2 cup cooked daliya
1 bowl Rice flakes or Poha ; 25 gms
25 gms Raw suji/semolina
25 gms corn flakes or 3/4 katori.

(B)Vegetables :
Group I
Raw weight 350 grams; cooked 1/2 bowl
Bottle Gourd (Louki)
Ridge Gourd (Turiya)
Broad Beans ( Papdi)

Group II
Raw weight 200 grams; cooked 1 bowl
Bitter Gourd (Karela)
Pumpkin (Kaddu)
Brinjal (Baingan)
Ladies Finger
Cauli Flower
French Beans

Group III
Raw weight 100 grams; cooked 2 tbsp
Fengureek (methi)
Cluster Beans (Gavar Sing)

(C) Pulses/Dal
1 bowl (cooked) : Moon/Urad/Masoor/Val/ Peas (Vatana)
3/4 bowl (cooked ) : Rajma or Soya bean.

My personal experience is weighing and cooking is a great idea. Gives u a great idea of how much are u allowed to eat. Do not worry -- you will be pleasantly surprised. 25 gms of cornflakes sounded low to me till I saw how much it meant . 200 gms of vegetables is quite a lot. Also try to use a measuring teaspoon to dole out the oil.


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