SparkPeople Fitness and indian Food Team Messageboard Research shows for all around health food and exercise go hand in hand, lets discuss all that goes for good health... SparkPeople Fitness and indian Food Team Messageboard Hi I am 33 years old residing in India and a mother of a one year old baby. Since college, I have always been on the heavier side. But the pounds piled up like anything during my pregnancy. I gained around 45 pounds during my pregnancy and at present my total weight is 185 pounds. <BR> <BR> My target is to reach 132 pounds (around 60 kilos). Need some support in my journey Wed, 21 Jan 2015 04:36:47 EST Hi Feels so good to be back again... How many active members here. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 11:59:36 EST Day 12 of 2012 Its Day 12 of brand new year 2012... hope your resolutions are going strong..I am sticking with my resolution to stay in my calorie range ! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 22:48:50 EST Happy new year Happy new year to all the team members ...hope new year is keeping you in good health and top spirit... Wed, 11 Jan 2012 05:09:48 EST Best time to exercise ..Morning or evening ? What is your favorite time to exercise. Do you exercise in the morning or your prefer it in the evening and why. I prefer to exercise in the morning as this way I finish my exercise before I get to make any excuse for not doing it. Sun, 30 Oct 2011 23:12:22 EST hello team mates, new & old; I am back! It feels good to be back on SP, although, took my own time to re-join the first (this) team! Looking forward to catching up with my old freinds slow and steadily will also accept newbies. Time is of essence and so, please give me some time. Looking forward to learning a lot of new, healthy high protein recipes, now that I have become a vegetarian once more. <BR> <BR> Hi Rekha and thanks for still being here! Sat, 13 Aug 2011 16:31:38 EST Share you motivational quotes here <BR> Exercise isn't just good for your body – it's good for your soul. If you feel a bit down, get up and get moving. These quotes might help: <BR> <BR> It's not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not. <BR> – Anon <BR> Thu, 4 Aug 2011 13:16:02 EST I am New. Hi Spark Family, <BR> <BR> My Spark name is Luvngmenow. I have joined this group because I have Indian in my blood line. I am currently looking into this culture and learning more about my life and where I come from. I have many different races in my blood line and I am proud of them all. I hope I am accepted here and will be able to make friend and learn from you all. <BR> <BR> Many Blessings!! <BR> Mon, 1 Aug 2011 06:54:27 EST No, spark people, I am not a weight loss loner... When Sparkpeople begins sending you articles about how you are hiding in the closet and will have to come out and own your weight journey in public, its probably time to do that. I guess this is my moment to get over my hangups about how I am being vain if I want to look good. <BR> <BR> So... hello everyone! Thanks for reading my post! Hello! I am happy to be here! I am a tall south asian woman, who is fun, honest and strong. I am vegetarian and like salads and fruits, but struggle with con... Fri, 29 Jul 2011 09:53:01 EST Who all are on twitter or facebook Please post your facebook ID or twitter profile if you want to be friend on twitter too. <BR> My twitter handle is @lifezingfit on twitter and lifezing1 on facebook... Sat, 23 Jul 2011 13:16:21 EST Healthy dishes that keep you full Hi friends please share healthy meals/dishes which keep you full for long time without being expesive on your calorie budget. Thu, 7 Jul 2011 07:10:47 EST Speak to me of chickpeas. I have six cans of chickpeas in my cabinet. Six, because I forgot that I had three cans in my cabinet already and bought three more at the store the other day. <BR> <BR> My fiance’s family is Indian. His mom called him today about something else and before she hung up he asked her what to do with so many chickpeas. All she could say was, “Make channa.” And didn’t elaborate. <BR> <BR> Oooookay. I don’t even know what “channa” is, let alone how to make it. (I am not Indian, his mother lives 3... Thu, 2 Jun 2011 19:42:34 EST Vegetarian Food Rich in Protien and Low in Fats A diet rich in proteins and low in fat can be an effective way to help you lose extra weight as well as helps in maintaining your muscle mass.A diet which is low in fat and adequate in proteins can help you in decreasing calorie intake and prevent muscle loss, without keeping you hungry... <BR> <BR> Beans and Lentils <BR> Quinoa <BR> Tofu <BR> Broccoli and spinach <BR> <BR> Nutritional details and full article here <link><BR>oods/984-low-fat-foods-that-... Wed, 4 May 2011 03:08:23 EST Vegetarian Food Rich in Protien and Low in Fats A diet rich in proteins and low in fat can be an effective way to help you lose extra weight as well as helps in maintaining your muscle mass.A diet which is low in fat and adequate in proteins can help you in decreasing calorie intake and prevent muscle loss, without keeping you hungry... <BR> <BR> Beans and Lentils <BR> Quinoa <BR> Tofu <BR> Broccoli and spinach <BR> <BR> Nutritional details and full article here <link><BR>oods/984-low-fat-foods-that-... Wed, 4 May 2011 03:07:12 EST What is your new year resolution? do you make any new year resolution? if yes what is that? Wed, 15 Dec 2010 02:10:22 EST Healthy habits by 2011(countdown week 10) 1.Boost your fibre intake <BR> 2.Start an exercise and food diary and start filling it everyday and how you felt after exercise. <BR> 3.Start Mindful Eating. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>nd-meal-plans/857-11-weeks-to-be-healt<BR>hy-and-lose-weight-by-2011 </link> Mon, 25 Oct 2010 03:06:55 EST Wedding talk I've been reading alot of wedding stories lately. But they were all western weddings. But they were fun to read. I was thinking how about sharing some asian wedding stories:) That would be fun. <BR> <BR> Also are there any brides to be around here? How about sharing your weight loss and planning experiences. Mon, 18 Oct 2010 06:42:16 EST Indians need to exercise more <link><BR>-indians-need-to-exercise-one-hour-in-<BR>order-to-be-fit </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>th-news/838-new-indian-guidelines-lowe<BR>rs-the-bmi- </link> Wed, 29 Sep 2010 03:37:02 EST HUM HONGE KAMYAB.. WE SHALL OVERCOME Hi! I am 47 year old. I seek to attain my perfect weight of 60 Kgs and would like all the motivation I can get from SP to reach my goal. I do a 1 hour walk everyday around Kachrali Lake near my house, I have not followed the correct eating habits, which seems to go haywire, particularly on a day when I am more aware of the need to follow a healthy diet. Please help, Sat, 4 Sep 2010 22:55:01 EST INTRODUCTION Hi, I am new to Sparkpeople. I weigh 190 pounds. Wants to be around 170 pounds by Nov end. Any help/ideas are desperately required. Tue, 31 Aug 2010 17:40:25 EST New Leader Required Hi friends, i need your help we as most of us are feeling this community is not as active as it should be. Due to time constraints(as i am working on my website) i am also not very active on the community so i would like volunteers to lead the community. <BR> <BR> Any one who is interested can sparkmail me. Fri, 20 Aug 2010 01:58:29 EST My website is up and running ... Finally!!! Finally my new website is up and running. Pls check it out Mon, 26 Jul 2010 06:46:22 EST your fav cooking websites. What are your favourite websites for receipes. <BR> mine are <BR> <BR> <BR> add yours too. Thu, 25 Mar 2010 22:42:34 EST Hi, I'm new! Just started today. Wow, this site is thorough! Hoping that I can figure it all out. <BR> <BR> I lost 20 lbs last year (168 to 148) but have gained back to 156 thanks to work schedules and holidays. I pretty much know what I need to do to lose weight. It's just a question of doing it. <BR> <BR> My biggest challenge is that we cook Indian food at home about 95% of the time, and figuring out calories for what I cook is rather difficult. It is not natural for me to measure everything that goes... Sun, 21 Mar 2010 21:07:15 EST Vacation to India - Tips Please Hello Friends <BR> <BR> I am going to India for a month and a half in a couple of weeks. Please give me as many tips and tricks as you can think of to maintain my current weight if not lose <BR> <BR> Its my little bro's wedding and there will be tons of food around :-( <BR> <BR> HELP Thu, 18 Feb 2010 23:33:35 EST Fun exercise Any one do bhangda for exercise? Thu, 14 Jan 2010 12:26:52 EST Introducing Me Hi, all! My name is Sarah. I'm 24 and I live in Florida. I am recently engaged, and we're planning the wedding for next November. I have a preschool-age son with cerebral palsy and a miniature dachshund with a severe clownish streak. I'm vegetarian and only recently starting to get into cooking. I can make anything from a box, but I want to learn to really cook. I enjoy reading, needlepoint, and bellydance. I have 28 pounds to lose in total, but I'm breaking that up into 7-pound increments to... Sun, 27 Dec 2009 19:42:06 EST Hi i am new to this forum. Hi, <BR> I am vidya. I came across this forum when i was searching for some indian community. good to know that we have one to talk about our kind of cooking.I am having lot of difficulty entering our food. how do you guys do it. <BR> I live in chicago with my hubby and two sons. <BR> i usually cook south indian that's where i am from, so if you have any tips, let me know. Fri, 18 Dec 2009 16:40:12 EST calories in puffed rice - mamra Hi! I am trying to find out calories in following indian foods. <BR> <BR> mamra <BR> rajgira <BR> bajari <BR> jowar <BR> chana dal <BR> toovar dal <BR> masoor dal <BR> moong dal <BR> kaali daal <BR> <BR> thanks. <BR> Thu, 10 Dec 2009 19:42:39 EST facebook. <BR> I want to ask everybody for a big favour. Can every single person on facebook please add me. I have been called a saddo for only having 21 friends on facebook. I cant have that so please add me if you can. Just look for Myrna Richmond I have the same Avatar as on SP. <BR> Myrna. Sun, 29 Nov 2009 12:55:53 EST Hello from France Hello everyone, and happy Diwali! <BR> <BR> Spark name: Frogggy13 <BR> <BR> Colour: Green <BR> <BR> Food you can’t live without: Dark chocolate (in moderation) :) <BR> <BR> Fruits or veggies which you love most: mango, grapes, eggplant <BR> <BR> Favorite Spark feature: recipe counter <BR> <BR> Which exercise you love most: swimming, but I don't get to do it very often <BR> <BR> ****** <BR> <BR> Marital status: married (my husband is Indian) <BR> <BR> Children: One, a 17-month old d... Sat, 17 Oct 2009 14:19:00 EST Happy Diwali <em>409</em> <em>283</em> <em>409</em> <em>283</em> <em>409</em> <em>283</em> <BR> <BR> With gleam of Diyas <BR> And the Echo of the Chants <BR> May Happiness and Contentment Fill Your life <BR> Wishing you a very happy and prosperous Diwali!! <BR> <BR> <em>409</em> <em>283</em> <em>409</em> <em>283</em> <em>409</em> <em>283</em> Fri, 16 Oct 2009 06:24:44 EST Hello Sparkers My name is Michael, I live in Canada. I love Indian food, and have tried many different dishes, but I am not all that knowledgeable about the name of some of the various dishes. Ideally, I would love to learn how to make Indian food and home and learn how to serve it with various condiments. Sat, 10 Oct 2009 22:07:00 EST No Excuse October challenge (week 2) Challenge for Monday <BR> <BR> <BR> Cardio: 30 Mins done 30 mins more to go <BR> <BR> <BR> 1.Set an alarm to go off every hour. Take at least 1 minute to stand up and stretch, walk around or take a break. <BR> <BR> 2.Floor squats <BR> Wall push ups DONE <BR> Lunges <BR> Ball dead lifts <BR> Biceps curl with lateral raise DONE <BR> Triceps press (overhead) DONE <BR> Crunches <BR> Crossover crunches <BR> <BR> 3. Do following stretches you can pick from this or decide f... Sun, 4 Oct 2009 02:44:06 EST Chit Chat club i was wondering there is something missing in the forum and than realized it was come here to enjoy all the gupshup and share some useful info .. Fri, 2 Oct 2009 11:39:32 EST Member of the Month <em>205</em> <em>205</em> <em>205</em> <em>205</em> <em>205</em> <em>205</em> <em>205</em> <em>205</em> <BR> <BR> starting this month we all team member will vote for a member who has been consistent in making efforts , motivating others and even if taking small steps but consistently working towards goals. <BR> <BR> for the month of Sept. i vote for Rainy(RAIN454)for being consistent with blogging and posting Yummy pics of dinner. in fact i was got so used to it even today also i ... Thu, 1 Oct 2009 12:49:58 EST No Excuse October Nutrition challenge This week back to basics for me <BR> If any one wants they can decide their personal challenge which you are facing to start with I am doing just basic things this week from next week specifics <BR> <BR> 1. Track your food daily.(every bite of it) <BR> 2. Track fiber <BR> 3. Have your 8-10 cups of water <BR> 4. Sodium no more than 2300-2600 <BR> <BR> Weeks1 (Oct 1st -Oct 4th) <BR> Oct 1st Thursday: 1: Check 2: 39gm 3: check 4: no 3915 mg <BR> <BR> Oct 2nd F... Wed, 30 Sep 2009 21:40:14 EST No Excuse October Fitness challenge of late i have started coming up with all kinds of excuses ,i was busy in this that kids , home social life work and started forgetting this i am doing it for ME so no more excuses for me ... <BR> <BR> Oct 1st Thursday: cardio and minimum 20 mins of upper body <BR> <BR> Report : 45 mins WATP and 25 mins of ST <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Oct 2nd Friday: Full Body strength training, stretch <em>248</em> C2k Day2 <BR> <BR> Report: Full Body strength training done, stretch done <BR> <B... Wed, 30 Sep 2009 21:29:35 EST C25K Week 1 In the past i have started doing this program but i always left it in between this time i am going to do it ... any one in the team wants to start . <BR> <BR> This is link to the podcast for Mp3 <BR> <BR> <link><BR>6/page6.html </link> Tue, 29 Sep 2009 22:53:27 EST Video of the week! Hope everyone enjoys posting and reading plus watching a video of the week here, be it a funny, Indian old movie songs that we loved or a prayer or anything you feel like sharing. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sat, 19 Sep 2009 21:56:24 EST Few tips for diet in festive season Dieting in Festive Season <BR> <BR> Come winter, there are so many festivals we celebrate here in India. With festivals come food/sweets temptations. Naturally it's hard to maintain weight in these fun times! Starting from the eastern Durga puja to Diwali then Christmas and Lohri, it is a good four months of indulgence. Not to mention weddings, as the winters are considered an auspicious time to marry. Over the years, these winters end up being heavy for us and the weight gain can go up to 1... Sat, 19 Sep 2009 02:29:50 EST Nutrition during Navratri For those who are fasting during navratri <BR> <BR> <BR> Navratri Specials (Food Eaten During Navratri) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. No onion and garlic are used in the food during nine days <BR> <BR> 2. No chemical salt but only rock salt is used <BR> <BR> 3. Spices used are red chillies, cumin, black jeera, turmeric, choti elachi, saboot kali mirchi, khuskhus and water melon seeds <BR> <BR> 4. Fresh coriander, green chillies and ginger are used <BR> <BR> 5. Fruits, nuts, dry fruits, co... Sat, 19 Sep 2009 02:21:37 EST 5 minutes challenge for today its core <BR> <BR> 2 sets of hip flexor <BR> <BR> <link><BR>es.asp?ID=113&from=fitness </link> <BR> <BR> 2 sets of lying leg raises <link><BR>es.asp?ID=143&from=fitness </link> <em>248</em> Fri, 18 Sep 2009 12:57:32 EST Hello :) Name: Lachmi <BR> <BR> Spark name: ljaini <BR> <BR> Colour: Pink <BR> <BR> Food you cant live without: Any dal. Yum! <BR> <BR> Fruits or veggies which you love most: I love all fruits and veggies. My favorite fruits are probably the ones with the most sugar--lol-- mango, papaya, watermelon, figs. <BR> <BR> <BR> Favorite Spark feature: <BR> <BR> Five positive things about yourself: <BR> Goofy, Energetic, Love to cook, Love to explore, and Love talking to strangers <BR> <BR> Which ex... Mon, 14 Sep 2009 16:30:37 EST 5 minutes for me challenge (09/09/09- -16/09/09) this is 5 min challenge for the week lets see how much we can accomplish. <BR> <BR> everyone can post challenge for the team the more the better... <BR> <BR> Tue, 8 Sep 2009 21:49:40 EST 5 minutes for me challenge for 04/09/09 1.when you're kids, husband/boyfriend, dogs, boss, or teachers are making you nuts this workout will dissipate all the built up anxiety so you can start having a better day. <BR> <BR> Jumping Jacks 30 seconds <BR> Stationary lunges with arm swings 30 seconds each side <BR> Side to Side steps with punches 30 seconds <BR> Chair Bicycles 30 seconds <BR> <BR> repeat one more time <BR> <BR> <BR> 2. have 5 mins make a nice warm cup of green or tulsi tea sit, relax and enjoy your cuppa . you ju... Fri, 4 Sep 2009 06:20:01 EST New Exercise Demo on SP Check out new exercise demos added on SP <link><BR>e_demos.asp?exercise_type=core </link> Fri, 4 Sep 2009 03:50:29 EST 5 minutes for me challenge for 03/09/09 Nita di especially for you ...Make a nice salad ( off course with low fat dressing) and voila you met your goal for daily fiber. <BR> <BR> and for workout challenged people like me ... its <BR> <BR> 1. 20 jumping jacks or jog at one place while that pot is simmering . <BR> <BR> 2.20 wall push ups <BR> <BR> 3.20 squats <BR> <BR> 5 minuets are over <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 3 Sep 2009 08:04:53 EST 5 minutes for me challenge for 02/09/09 Everyone can find 5 minutes. 5 minutes while your coffee is brewing. 5 minutes while you wait for the shower. 5 minutes while you are cooking dinner. 5 minutes when you wake up, or right before bed. There are no excuses for 5 minutes especially for people like me who just have all or nothing approach <BR> <BR> Today is 5 mins of extra workout <BR> <BR> 2 sets of 20 lunges 2 sets of squats. <BR> <BR> come on its just 5 minutes out of 1440 mins in day Tue, 1 Sep 2009 23:47:20 EST 5 minutes for me challenge for 01/09/09 For most of us we get busy with all the things in life we hardly take out any time for ourselves and specially for me with all the demands on my time ME was taking a backseat but not anymore... <BR> <BR> clean the face <BR> scrub it <BR> put a pack <BR> moisturize it now!!! <BR> <em>204</em> Tue, 1 Sep 2009 00:47:30 EST Eat a rainbow challenge <BR> i saw this challenge in one spark team and liked it so to include more variety and fiber in our daily food intake here comes the color challenge....we have to include min three colors of veges and fruits per day and in this week we should include all the colors of rainbow in our diet. <BR> <BR> also, include the amount of water you drink, and the exercise minutes you do each day. <BR> <BR> Template: <BR> <BR> <em>437</em> Eat rainbow challenge ! <em>437</em> <BR> <BR> Red: ... Tue, 1 Sep 2009 00:29:28 EST Hi Hi , this is my second time on spark and i am looking forward to loose some serious wt this time. Mon, 31 Aug 2009 05:58:31 EST Useful links for various resources Sometimes all of us come across very useful links which we like to share here on the spark as well as other sites so lets share them with each other ... <BR> <BR> I like to use fitness maps and use it all the time <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_maps_home.asp </link> Tue, 25 Aug 2009 08:19:16 EST Hello I love Indian Food Hi, I'm Mary and I'm addicted to Indian Food. It is just so delicious, mmm I could eat it everyday, but then I might never workout because I'd be eating all the time, lol! <BR> <BR> There is an Indian restaurant about 2miles from my work that I walk to once a week. I figure that 4 mile walk surely has to burn off some calories ;)! <BR> <BR> Oh yeah about me, I have a dog, no husband and no kids. <BR> Fri, 14 Aug 2009 22:16:41 EST The Swine Flu facts I got this e-mail from someone in India. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ---------- Forwarded message ---------- <BR> Dear all - <BR> <BR> Being a resident of Pune, I am constantly being bombarded by panic messages about swine flu. Many friends from other cities have mailed or called me up to enquire about my welfare. I am thankful for their concern, but would like to say that there is very limited cause for concern. Since I am not a doctor, hardly anyone seems accept my comment that there too muc... Fri, 14 Aug 2009 01:01:40 EST Glysemic Index and Glysemic load of indian Food <link> </link> <BR> for Indian food look from <BR> food no 1774 -1811 <BR> Thu, 13 Aug 2009 09:06:27 EST August challenge As most of us going through a lull phase i thought just to be committed again we can have our own challenges for this week and from AUG 17 -AUG 23 we can have different team challenge . <BR> <BR> This week challenge is <BR> <BR> 1.30 mins of exercise at least 5 days. <BR> 2. stay within calorie range . <BR> 3. minimum 8 glasses of water . <BR> 4. Eat 5-7 servings of veggies <BR> <BR> AUG 10 <BR> AUG 11 <BR> AUG 12 <BR> AUG 13 <BR> AUG 14 <BR> AUG 15 <BR> AUG 16 <BR> Mon, 10 Aug 2009 00:55:21 EST New Years Challenge for August I just posted a new blog entry about how I want to work on my New Years Resolutions now. So when Jan 1 comes around, I'll already look and feel like a better me. <BR> <BR> My goal for August is to log 840 fitness minutes. Does anyone else have a challenge for themselves they would like to do along with me for this month? Sun, 9 Aug 2009 13:50:17 EST LOST LBS BIN! Put your lost lbs or inches here! here goes my contribution ...2lbs Wed, 29 Jul 2009 09:33:12 EST Gaining weight on a vegetarian diet My husband is vegetarian and has always been skinny. When he moved to the U.S. though and I started cooking for him, he and I both started gaining weight. I think it has to do with the balance of ingredients in our diet even though it is a vegetarian diet. Any thoughts on how to mix things up in order to have a healthier lifestyle. We generally will eat rice and a vegetable curry each day. He's not a fan of raw vegetables. Tue, 28 Jul 2009 14:39:52 EST Walmart in India CNN just reported first Walmart store in Amritsar, India. Thirteen more to open soon. Heard that Indian government is not for this store to preserve the Mom & Pop store culture which is dominated by 90%. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/Wal-Mart-makes-India-debut/UPI-493912<BR>42887071/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>,85<BR>99,1898823,00.html </link> Wed, 8 Jul 2009 14:58:31 EST Energy Boosters All of us are familiar with all-out energy drain -- that exhausted day (or night) when no matter how good the things are , we just can't psych ourselves up to go. <BR> <BR> Instead of relying on caffeine , or that cookie which was calling your name for a fleeting burst of artificial energy, choose these small steps to rev up your engine..... <BR> <BR> everyone is welcome to share their quick pick me ups Wed, 8 Jul 2009 06:56:53 EST Power Boosters for Walking 1.Always be ready. Keep a pair of walking shoes and socks at work and by the door at home, so an impromptu stroll is easy. <BR> <BR> 2. Dress right. Choose loose, comfortable clothing that gives you plenty of room to move your arms and legs. A good pair of walking or running shoes, with socks, is also a must. They don’t have to be expensive—but don’t skimp on comfort to save a few pennies, either. (Just think of walking shoes as your cheapest form of health insurance.) Replace your shoes whe... Wed, 8 Jul 2009 06:12:07 EST Laughter ~ the best medicine! I love jokes and hoped everyone can contribute to this thread. Here's one from me: <BR> <BR> Why only Indians are re-born ? <BR> <BR> The angel Gabriel came to the Lord and said 'I have to talk to you. We <BR> have some Indians here in heaven and they are causing problems. <BR> They're swinging on the pearly gates, my horn is missing, they are <BR> wearing Dolce and Gabana saris instead of their white robes, they are <BR> riding Mercedes and BMWs instead of the chariots, and they're ... Sun, 5 Jul 2009 23:41:48 EST Hi Hi, i am Anita i am new on spark and still trying to find my way here. lots of info is available so trying to absorb it. Fri, 3 Jul 2009 08:03:28 EST 100 calorie burners <em>216</em> <em>231</em> <em>23</em> <em>135</em> <em>416</em> <em>415</em> <em>403</em> <em>405</em> <em>406</em> <BR> According to the recent research to maintain our health, we should spend at least an hour each day doing moderate exercise. But,thats not always possible so even 10 mins of exercise is better than doing no exercise at all there are lots of spark resouce available here on spark for that as well as we can make a combination of exercise to burn 100 calories ...even t... Fri, 3 Jul 2009 00:50:29 EST Tracker Challenge Since so many of us are facing roadblocks in our journey towards fitness and even after realizing the problems we don’t act upon it and need someone to nudge someone to point us towards right direction and as nutrition is the 80% of the equation and exercise and other things are rest 20%. <BR> <BR> So if anyone wants to come and join the challenge they are most welcome .here we can comment about the trackers of anyone who is participating in the challenge, and the tracker should be made p... Thu, 2 Jul 2009 03:57:00 EST Daily Food Challenge from June 24- 30 From today onwards i am challenging myself to have calories in My range (except few days i am eating less most of the time) and try to have my range of Fats(MUFA) and proteins. If any one wants to join me You are welcome . <BR> <BR> June 24-cals=1160 NO <BR> MUFA= 12 DONE <BR> Protien= 57 NO <BR> Carbs= 168 DONE albeit upper range <BR> <BR> <BR> June 25-cals=1261 yes ( 1240-1590) <BR> MUFA= 12 DONE (10-15) <BR> Protien= 60 YES (60-130) <BR> ... Tue, 23 Jun 2009 22:42:04 EST You on a diet Here is the Link to the 99 second You: On A Diet Plan: <link> ?aid=10447 </link> <BR> <BR> A brief summary follows: <BR> Make Your Eating Plan Automatic. Eat three main meals, plus snacks, every day. Eat the same things for breakfast and lunch almost every day. <BR> <BR> Remember That Waist Is More Important Than Weight <BR> <BR> Ditch the scale in favor of the tape measure. <BR> <BR> Stay Satisfied- you need to eat to lose weight. Slipping int... Fri, 19 Jun 2009 21:39:32 EST Weights and Equivalent Measures ingredient 1 cup 1 tablespoon 1 teaspoon <BR> White flour 125 gm 7.8 gm 2.6 gm <BR> Whole-wheat flour 120 gm 7.5 gm 2.5 gm <BR> Strong white flour 140 gm 8.75 gm 2.9 gm <BR> Rye flour 100 gm 6.25 gm 2.1 gm <BR> White granulated sugar 200 gm 12.5 gm 4.2 gm <BR> Brown sugar 220 gm 13.75 gm 4.6 gm <BR> Icing sugar 120 gm 7.5 gm 2.5 gm <BR> Long-grain rice 185 gm 11.5 gm 3.9 gm <BR> Short-grain rice 200 gm 12.5 gm 4.2 gm <B... Fri, 12 Jun 2009 03:14:39 EST Namaste!! Namaste Rekha & the gang! I must confess the samosa pictre totally called my name!! Its great to be here. Thu, 11 Jun 2009 22:41:24 EST What are your staple grocery items? <BR> A Properly Stocked Kitchen is a Step Toward Healthy Eating <BR> <BR> Shop for quick low fat food items and fill your kitchen with a supply of lower calorie basics like the following. By keeping these items on hand, you can put together meals quickly without compromising your health. <BR> <BR> * <BR> Fat-free or low-fat milk, yogurt, cheese and cottage cheese, Tofu <BR> * <BR> Lentils <BR> * <BR> Eggs/egg substitutes <BR> * <BR> Whole wheat bread... Sun, 7 Jun 2009 05:09:48 EST Hi, i am new to the team Hi, <BR> it's really nice to see a community focussed on Indian food. Fri, 15 May 2009 05:00:49 EST Daily food & Exercise minute challange. Hi, every one in the team. Since our team is related with Indian food I thought of begining a new challenge related to this in our team. Most of us might have done this in India unite team before. When we do thatwe becomes more accountable & besides it is fun. What do you guys think? <em>289</em> Sat, 9 May 2009 07:06:47 EST Challange for April 4th week Decide how many calories you want to burn and go for it...... <BR> FITNESS <BR> <em>415</em> <em>416</em> <em>417</em> <em>418</em> <em>414</em> <em>403</em> <em>413</em> <BR> Total calorie burn = 3500 <BR> Monday- 642 <BR> Tuesday- <BR> Wednesday- <BR> Thursday- <BR> Friday_ <BR> Saturday- <BR> Sunday- rest <BR> NUTRITION <BR> <em>194</em> <em>491</em> <em>140</em> <em>289</em> <em>265</em> <em>45</em> <em>482</em> <em>284</em> <em>291</em> <BR> For this week no white fl... Sun, 19 Apr 2009 22:58:28 EST challenge for April 3rd week Decide how many calories you want to burn and go for it. <BR> FITNESS <BR> Total calorie burn = 3500 <BR> Monday- 724 <BR> Tuesday- 664 <BR> Wednesday-893 yesssss <BR> Thursday- rest day(151walk) <BR> Friday_ 764 <BR> Saturday-468 <BR> Sunday- rest(154 watp) <BR> NUTRITION <BR> for this week no white flour, white rice or any deep fried food. <BR> Monday- done <BR> Tuesday- done <BR> Wednesday- done <BR> Thursday-no ,ate spring roll and white rice <BR> Friday_ done <BR> Saturday-done <BR> Su... Mon, 13 Apr 2009 23:58:39 EST Hello Everyone!!!! I am not new to this site, but yes new to this team. My name is Suman. I love to get to know you all. Mon, 13 Apr 2009 22:00:17 EST Various Calculators Zigzag calorie calulator <BR> <link><BR>temid=6 </link> <BR> body fat calculator <link><BR>temid=31 </link> Thu, 9 Apr 2009 05:33:48 EST Are you acidic or alkaline A surprising number and variety of physical problems and diseases can be caused by acidity. Today, the vast majority of the populace in industrialized nations suffers from problems caused by acidification, because both modern lifestyle and diet promote acidification of the body’s internal environment. <BR> <BR> In general, the current standard diet is primarily composed of acidic or acidifying elements (proteins, cereals, sugars). Alkaline foods such as vegetables are eaten in much smaller q... Wed, 8 Apr 2009 04:52:07 EST challange for 2nd week April Decide how many calories you want to burn and go for it. <BR> FITNESS <BR> Total calorie burn = 3500 <BR> Monday-466 <BR> Tuesday- 280 <BR> Wednesday-562 <BR> Thursday-151 <BR> Friday_326 <BR> Saturday- <BR> Sunday- <BR> NUTRITION <BR> for this week no white flour, white rice or any fried food. <BR> Monday-done <BR> Tuesday- no <BR> Wednesday- <em>39</em> those samosas <BR> Thursday-done <BR> Friday_done <BR> Saturday- <BR> Sunday- <BR> <BR> Sat, 4 Apr 2009 02:12:24 EST Don,t reward yourself for calories burned Overweight women who exercised one to two hours a week lost several pounds in six months without dieting, a study shows. But those who exercised the most — about three hours a week — didn't lose as much as they should have, possibly because they increased the calories they consumed. <BR> <BR> "There is a great lesson here: People generally overestimate the calories they are burning with exercise, and they may reward themselves by eating more," says lead researcher Tim Church, director of pre... Tue, 31 Mar 2009 00:04:07 EST The Flavour point diet Why We Overeat <BR> David L Katz, MD, MPH, with Catherine S Katz, PhD <BR> By organizing the flavors in you foods, you can manipulate this complex series of chemicals and subdue the appetite center in your brain sooner, before you've overeaten. <BR> The most important, prevalent, and powerful reason we eat and overeat is sensory delight: We do it because we see, smell, and taste food. You, along with every other human, have a sensory relay system that connects your mouth to your brain, your b... Mon, 30 Mar 2009 03:47:25 EST Challenge for April- 1st week Challenges for Week of March 30- April 5 <BR> <BR> Establishing these healthy habits and routines are key to achieving your goals.This week we are back to basics. <BR> <em>57</em> <em>231</em> <em>216</em> <em>135</em> <em>405</em> <BR> FITNESS CHALLENGE: <BR> <BR> Workout 3 days this week for a minimum of 30 minutes. <BR> 1st day= 2 pts. <BR> 2nd day= 2 pts. <BR> 3rd day= 3 pts. <BR> <em>289</em> <em>491</em> <em>277</em> <em>284</em> <em>485</em> <BR> NUTRITION CHALLENGE: <BR>... Mon, 30 Mar 2009 03:38:28 EST For those who are Fasting in navratri read this somewhere so thought to share it with you. <BR> <BR> Is your navratra fast actually turning out to be a fattening feast? Dietary experts say that’s more often the case. <BR> <BR> It’s that time of the year when many restaurants welcome you with boards proclaiming "vrat food available here". Delicacies on the menu include kuttu atta puri, paranthas, sitaphal (pumpkin), paneer, aaloo ki sabzi, rabri, rasgulla, pakodas, mithai, namkeen — the list goes on. A quick calorie count of the... Fri, 27 Mar 2009 05:49:20 EST Happy to see a team focused on Indian Food I am so happy to see a team that is focused on Indian food. I find it is so hard to determine nutritional content / calories in many of the Indian foods. I live in Canada and have grown up on Indian food. I do eat a little bit of chicken and fish but I would say that I am 90% vegetarian. Any suggestions would be welcome! Mon, 2 Mar 2009 16:22:10 EST Small changes for Big results we all have heard that small changes over a period of time can bring big results. here we can write what are the small changes you have made to bring big results. <BR> <BR> i am very fond of paranthas so instead of stopping to eat them i have started eating stuffed chapatti with vegetables(no potato)which saves total 150- 200 cals in breakfast . <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 23 Feb 2009 23:37:17 EST New Sparkpeople Feature hi Friends there is new sparkpeople feature to analyse the nutrion which we are tracking its good. check it out <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=1809184 </link> Thu, 19 Feb 2009 00:56:20 EST Happy valentines day Happy St valentines day to all my friends here. Sat, 14 Feb 2009 13:03:39 EST thalassery mutta marichad egg-3/4,banana-2,sugar-2tsp,oil-for fry.first cutbanana to small pieces7shalow fry inthe oil,put 2tsp oil in a pan ,beat eggs with sugar then add it s halfon the pan & wait till it becomes like a batter add bananas on it ,then pour egg mix on it,fry the other side also,sweet delicous break fast is ready Mon, 2 Feb 2009 05:07:48 EST Nutrition Value of Common food nutrition value of following food stuff per 100 gms <BR> <BR> ASAFOETIDA 297 <BR> CARDAMOM 229 <BR> CHILLIES dry 246 <BR> CHILLIES green 29 <BR> CLOVES dry 286 <BR> CLOVES green 159 <BR> CORIANDER 288 <BR> CUMIN SEEDS 356 <BR> FENUGREEK SEEDS 333 <BR> GARLIC dry 145 <BR> GINGR fresh 67 <BR> LIME PEEL 129 <BR> MANGO POWDER 337 <BR> NUTMEG fruit 472 <BR> NUTMEG rind 52 <BR> OMUM 363 <BR> PEPPER DRY (black) 304 <BR> PEPPER GREEN 98 <BR> PIPPALI 310 <BR> POPPY SEEDS 408 <BR> TAMARIND PULP 283 <B... Mon, 2 Feb 2009 04:31:55 EST are there any malayalee hi I'm minha from thalassery the tasty food makers in india,a little villege of kerla,i like malabari foods ,any body there in kerala Mon, 2 Feb 2009 04:29:15 EST hello, m new 2 the team just found something right. really didnt know about how much calories found and how look 4 it in indian food. looking forward 4 help. Mon, 2 Feb 2009 02:25:38 EST hi every one!! how are you people? i just joined this site yesterday and since then i am going thru all tht it has to offer .... doing so i reached this forum .....good to knw i am not alone frm was having gr8 difficulty counting calories of Indian food.... just found 1 site with details of nutrition value and calories of some indian food though i have just seen overview but was better thn most which i came thru..... wud be attaching link soon if i dont find anything specific...... search is ... Fri, 30 Jan 2009 02:31:01 EST how much calories guys <BR> please help!i'm making namkeen daliya using 1/2 katori daliya,1 green capsicum,1 cup tomatoes,1 serving spoon green peas,1 medium onion,1 green chilly and 1 maggi chicken stock cube.what,s my calorie count? <BR> monica Tue, 20 Jan 2009 12:41:15 EST recipe does anybody have a recipe for tamarind chutney Sun, 18 Jan 2009 16:54:02 EST baked mathri does anybody have a recipe for baked mathri Fri, 9 Jan 2009 09:21:49 EST Hi So good to be part of this forum. I am having so much trouble counting calories for desi khana. Any thoughts/help? Thu, 9 Oct 2008 13:19:51 EST Making your own curry Curry never taste good unless you make it from scratch. Anyone is willing to share their curry recipes? <BR> <BR> Here is mine: <BR> <BR> 1 teaspoon chili powder <BR> 1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander seed <BR> 1 pinch ground turmeric <BR> 1 small cinnamon stick <BR> 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds Tue, 29 Jul 2008 08:16:57 EST Hey there... Hi all..I am so happy to have found this forum at sparkpeople. It is really difficult measuring calories with desi food. I have no idea how many calories are there in dishes such as poha, dals, dosas, idly etc.Any ideas on how to measure? Do help Tue, 15 Jul 2008 15:54:40 EST