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Eating healthy is awesome but at times the food in particular gets a little too boring. With not much choices you tend to repeat your recipes. This can sometimes take you on the verge of a breakdown (and ruining your diet) because deep inside, you crave to eat food that comes in those takeout boxes and is amazingly delicious, loaded off course but yes unavoidably tasty. Whenever I am in such kind of a dilemma, I always make myself something that is loaded with herbs and flavors, it really satiates me to the next level. Chicken being my favorite dinner, this chicken breast seasoned with garlic, basil, and red pepper flakes really peps and lifts my mood. The best part of this recipe is that its loaded with proteins and very less on the calories, It’s just perfect for a hearty meal. Make a side of grilled veggies along this and you will be sorted. Try this really simple Herbed Baked Chicken Breast recipe yourself tonight and you will fall in love with its simplicity and flavor too.Ingredients1 tablespoon dried parsley, divided1 tablespoon dried basil, divided4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakesMethod1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.2. Sprinkle 1 tsp parsley and 1 tsp basil evenly over the bottom of the baking dish. Arrange chicken breast halves in the dish, and sprinkle evenly with garlic slices. In a small bowl, mix the remaining 2 teaspoons parsley, remaining 2 teaspoons basil, salt, and red pepper; sprinkle over the chicken.3. Bake covered in the preheated oven 25 minutes. Remove cover, and continue baking 15 minutes, or until chicken juices run clear.Nutritional InfoServes 4Nutritional value per serve: Calories 155kcal, Fat 3g, Carbs 4g, Protein 25.5g...

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Put that soda down, don’t reach for the candy bar, and stay away from the cookie jar if you are really serious about your weight loss! These guilty pleasures may seem like they make you feel better when you’re indulging in their sweet deliciousness, but in reality they are doing a major harm to your weight loss goals. There are absolutely no essential nutrients required for weight loss in sugar, so why are you fueling your body with something it doesn’t even need? You wouldn’t fill your car’s gas tank with water, because it wouldn’t run. The same concept should stand for your body & weight loss process!Why is sugar bad for your weight loss goals?Apart from weight gain an overload of added sugar can lead to liver disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer, high cholesterol, heart disease and many other health problems. We already have enough to deal with in our lives, why add these problems to the mix?How to start cutting sugar out of your diet & reach weight loss goals faster?For those of you who rely heavily on sugar, and may even consider yourselves a “sugar addict,” cutting these sugars out of your diet can be challenging, so it’s okay to start slowly. Try saying no to dessert, and instead eat a piece of fruit which has naturally occurring sugars, and will decrease that refined sugar craving. After you have defeated the dessert craving, it’s time to cut out all sugary drinks. In order to boost up the weight loss process, try making your own fruit juices, and adding raw honey or agave into your coffee. Of course it is always recommended that you replace that can of soda with a glass of water, but there are plenty of tasty weight loss friendly alternatives if it is flavor that you crave.What are the benefits to less sugar in your life?Making these simple changes in your diet can change your body & boost up the weight loss process dramatically. You will begin to see the pounds shed, and your energy levels soar. Large amounts of sugar on a daily basis can make you feel fatigued, and when you feel tired you’re more than likely not going to exercise. It’s a vicious circle that doesn’t end until you make the decision to change your diet. This is not to say that you cannot treat yourself every now and then once you have your sugar consumption in check, but just make sure that you don’t over indulge!We get it, sugar is enticing but the benefits to lowering its existence in your life are tremendous!...

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I’m a hard core DESSERT LOVER and only I know how hard it is not to indulge in the sweetness of desserts literally every day. This summer, I made a lot of desserts at home as this way I could have easily controlled the sugar quantity and also omit various kinds of preservatives that the market available packaged dessert options contain. Fruits are very essential in my life and whenever I feel I need that sweet fix, I make some very easy yet delicious fruit sorbets at home. You would only need your favorite fruit, some sugar ( very less quantity, as the fruit already contains the natural sweetness in it), some lime juice and food coloring to make this one. Try GUAVA SORBET tonight and surprise you loved ones.Ingredients2 cups ripe chopped guavas1/2 cup sugar1/2 tsp lime juicea few drops of strawberry red fruit colorMethod1. Combine the guavas, sugar and 1 cup of water in a pan and bring to a boil.2. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes till the guavas soften and the sugar syrup is of one string consistency.3. Cool slightly and blend in a liquidizer.4. Strain through a sieve and add the lemon juice and red food color so that the mixture is pink in color. Mix well and cool completely.5. Pour into a shallow container. Cover and freeze till it is firm.6. Serve small scoops in long stemmed ice-cream glasses.Nutritional infoServes 2Nutritional value per serve: Calories 250kcal, Fat 1g, Carbs 58g, Protein 1.5gGet more of such health and easy to make recipes in Mevo – Weight Loss & Fitness app. Available both on Android and iOS....

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If your biggest challenge so far is lifting yourself off your bed, you’re not alone. Most of us have programmed our minds to come up with a series of excuses to skip a workout or a healthy meal. To help even the laziest women out there, we’ve come up with a list of expert-approved tips and tricks that anyone can follow in their everyday lives.1. WORKOUT LESS - BUT EAT RIGHTIt’s simpler than it sounds. Instead of spending hours on the treadmill, you can try cutting down your empty calories, such as those from sodas, candy and junk food and drop your pounds dramatically. Opt for healthy, clean foods such as lean protein, healthy fats, whole grains and fruits and veggies as they are packed with nutrients and come with very little calories. In addition, they’re also packed with protein and fiber that will help fill you up and prevent you from overeating.As for your gym session, cut it down to 30 minutes and if you want to take your health and weight loss to the next level, we recommend HIIT. 2. MAXIMIZE YOUR WORKOUTSPerforming short bursts of intense exercises is a great way of getting a 50 minute workout in 10 minutes. Push yourself above and beyond your limits and chances are you’ll be able to go back home to your bed within a fraction of your regular gym time. 3. FREEZE YOUR PRODUCEGoing to the supermarket and recalling what you need, only to find them rotting at the back of your fridge later is a huge chore. A solution for this is to purchase a week’s worth of produce on a Sunday and freeze them in portions. This will prevent your fruits and veggies from going bad and will preserve their freshness and nutrients. They also become easily accessible for smoothies, stir fries and soups. 4. DRINK MORE WATERThis is an old grandma’s tale but we can’t stress enough on how important this is. Not only because water keeps you hydrated and sustains all of your bodily mechanisms, but it also keeps you full, boosts your metabolism and increases fat burn. Hydration is key to boosting workout performance, keeping your mood light and lifted and your skin supple and glowing. 5. SLEEP WELLNot getting around 7 hours of shut eye produces higher levels of cortisol – a stress hormone that stunts your energy levels, productivity and fat breakdown. To combat sleep deprivation, be sure to shut down all electronics an hour before you sleep and practice a healthy sleep routine. 6. TAKE YOUR MULTIVITAMINSTaking your multivitamins every day is crucial to maintain a healthy nutrient intake every day. Multivitamins make sure that you are able to take in all the nutrients you may have missed or have not taken enough of. This prevents any nutrient-deficiency related issues, including sleep problems, mood swings and weight gain. ...

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Life is busy with full time jobs, family, other things demanding time and everyone is dealing with hectic schedules. Along with these primary things, there are many small and uncertain time suckers, which consume a lot of time. It becomes very difficult to juggle everything that needs to get done, let alone things that you want to do - like going to the gym or working out with friends. In the midst of all these confusions, the most crucial role is played by time management. Though it often seems like there isn't enough time to complete your workouts, but if your target is to have a healthy and fit body that you're proud of is your goal, make it a priority and find a way to fit it into your schedule. Being strategic is the ultimate thing that can help you slash your gym time in half without sacrificing your results. Here are some simple ways that you can shorten your workout session while improving your progress-1. Get Serious About Your DietIf you are trying to lose weight, then it is high time that you get very serious about your diet. The simple working is that if you eat more calories you are likely to spend a lot of time doing cardio to offset it. The stricter you are with your diet, the less cardio you'll require, because you'll be consuming fewer calories that need to be burned off. This trick is the perfect fix to burst out your frustration bubble building since you have to  to spend too much time on the treadmill to hit your fat-loss goals; it's time to take a good, hard look at your food intake. This doesn't mean that you should eliminate cardio from your workout routine, but still you could reduce the time marginally and still get better results.2. Add Cardio Intervals Between SetsWe have highlighted this point in our blog sometime back already. If you want to see the results of your weight loss efforts, its time to replace cardio or strength training with cardio and strength training. Combine them! Perform your standard weight lifting set and instead of resting, break into a cardio movement. Mountain climbers, burpees, high knees, or jumping jacks all work perfectly here. Perform a 30-45 second interval, rest for the remaining time to catch your breath and then go ahead with your next set. 3. Pre-Exhaust Your MusclesAnother smart way to shorten up the time of your workouts is to focus on pre-exhausting your larger muscles before doing your compound exercises. The traditional approach of doing the compound exercises before the isolation lifts is not necessarily the most efficient way to do it. The smarter approach is to do a few sets of isolation exercises before you go for compound movements as this way you will be requiring fewer total sets of the compound lift to fully exhaust the muscles. For example: on the chest workout day start with flies, isolating your pecs. Transition it to bench press for the compound movement. The end result is that fewer sets of the bench press will be required to fatigue your pecs. 4. Superset is a Smart KeyOne of the smartest way to shorten our workout session and also kick start you fat burning mechanism is to stack an upper body with a lower body movement. This is because one part of the body is put to rest while the other’s working, reducing the total rest time. You could structure your workout in a way which includes a set of push-ups, squats, lunges, shoulder press and burpees, which will help you cut the total workout time in half. 5. Be Honest About Your Rest TimingsStop cheating with yourself by taking longer breaks, which is responsible for unnecessarily prolonging your workout duration without any added benefit of recovery. Breaks between workouts are needed for catching a breath and relaxing the muscles and not for chatting with your buddies, talking on phone, etc. Though these offences look minor but they do make a major impact on the amount of time that you spend in the gym. For any isolation exercise the maximum rest period should be 30 secs while for compound exercises allow yourself a relaxation of 60-90 seconds.So now you have it all! You can start implementing these tips into your workout regime to free up more time for your other chores. It's important to remember that you don't have to sacrifice fitness progress to maintain your daily life. ...

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Weight loss is a time taking process which requires a lot of hard work and sacrifices. In order to lose weight & stay fit you have to train consistently, have a balanced diet and be careful with lot of other minute things. When you commit to weight loss you make a promise with yourself to lead a healthier life and each step is just a new push to reach to the next level. Though there isn't a quick fix for faster weight loss, but you can still make sure that the efforts you are doing are right and effective to get the desired results. Today we have got some of the best fitness rules to facilitate and boost up your weight loss process - 1. Have a Consistent RoutineLosing weight is not just about physical transformation the process is equally emotional too. People tend to lose motivation when the results are not visible as per their expectations. What you need to understand is that everybody's body has a different pattern and some people take longer than others to shed off those pounds. Simply be consistent and honest about your efforts and the results are bound to follow. Set realistic goals and stick to your training routines even if you don't see immediate results! 2. Set up New Challenges for YourselfThe process of weight loss is not that easy as the journey involves a lot of hard work and consistent challenges for oneself to actually see the results. Evaluate your daily/weekly routine and make sure that you are including exercises that are challenging for your body. It is important to understand that if you are using 10-pound dumbbells for bicep curls even though it's easy for you, it will not make any contribution on your weight loss. Though the new challenges won't be easy, but allowing yourself to be as good as you can is totally worth it. 3. Train InsaneGrabbing weights and going in for strength training is a simple move to have significant weight-loss benefits. Training with weights is a must even if you are engaging yourself in something as simple as walking. Once you engage yourself in weight lifting with smaller goals; heavy traditional lifts down the line like deadlifts and pull-ups will become easy. 4. Slow & Steady Wins the RaceIt is obvious that you are really eager to see the weight loss results because of which you might take too much too soon. A good workout routine will be 4 sessions per week. Don't get overwhelmed rather opt for effective ways which will actually help you in accomplishing your goals. Try to engage yourself in activities that you enjoy like dance sessions, workout classes when you're not at the gym. Further, make sure the four days that you commit to your workout, you commit to yourself and you really put in the hardwork required! 5. Don't take too much stress about exerciseExercising is really important for weight loss, but believe us if you miss a session because you have to travel for work or can't fit it into your already busy schedule, that's OK. Don't stress if you miss a session as you're still on track. Stay happy and focused and don't disregard a day and give up on your plan just because you missed your workout. 6. Recovery is Important TooIt's good to be competitive with friends and family and aim for higher goals, but it is important to consider that you don't let anybody's workout plan interfere with yours. Everybody is different and everyone has different goals that require different training regimes. In order to maximize the benefit of your workouts it's important to take time to recover fully — so don't feel bad for taking a day or two off! This allows your body to rest and prevent injuries plus it ensures that your workouts are being executed at a quality level. We all know quality wins over quantity....

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Cumin seeds/Jeera is the dried seed of the herb Cuminum cyminum, a member of Apiaceae family commonly known as the celery, carrot or parsley family, a family of mostly aromatic plants with hollow stems. Cumin seeds are used as a spice for their distinctive flavor and aroma. It is globally popular and an essential flavoring in many cuisines, particularly South Asian, Northern African and Latin American cuisines. These seeds are very famous for their medicinal benefits having spicy flavour and slightly bitter taste. It has lots of pharmacological effects on the human body health because of its medicinal properties including anti-tumour, anti-diabetic, anti-epileptic, immunologic, antimicrobial and etc activities. Let's explore some of the major benefits of including cumin seeds in your daily food intake in detail -1.Fastens the weight loss processDaily intake of cumin water helps to aid the strategy of weight loss. It helps to do so by stimulating the appetite and also removing the toxins from the body. It treats various digestive disorders like bloating and gas, which are also a hindrance to effective weight loss strategy!2. Boosts metabolism levelsWant to boost your metabolism levels, which are responsible for faster weight loss? Cumin is said to increase the heat in the body thus making metabolism rate higher and more efficient!3. Improves the working of digestive systemThe presence of thymol and other essential oils in cumin seeds stimulate the salivary glands thereby helping in the better digestion of  food. Apart from this, it strengthens a sluggish digestive system. Hence, if you suffer from indigestion/constipation problems try to include timely intake of cumin water to improvise it.4. Detoxifies your bodyDetoxification of the body is also very important for a healthy living. Cumin seeds are full of dietary fibers, which remove the toxic materials in the body and also cleanse the skin to make it clean, fresh and rejuvenate.5. Promotes better sleepCan’t sleep? Cumin seeds are here at your savior. Regular intake of cumin water helps in treating the sleep disorder and enhances the sound sleep, which is also a requirement of an effective weight loss regime. So have a glass of cumin water to ensure healthy sleep patterns!6. Regulates blood pressure & heart rateCumin seeds have a high level of potassium, which owns the responsibility of maintaining the electrolyte balance in the body. This mineral not only helps in the regulation cell production but also helps maintain your blood pressure and heart rate. The regulatory properties of cumin make it a must have for patients who have heart disease to keep it under control and others as it helps to prevent such diseases as well.7. Targets whole bodyCumin is rich in the flavonoid phenolic anti-oxidants like zea-xanthin, carotenes and lutein which have lots of beneficial effects on the body - reduces swellings, relieves breathing difficulties, improved bowel movements, relief joint infections, treat umbilical hernia, treat intestinal diseases, eyes problems and toothache!To ensure that you don't miss your daily intake of this super seed, have a glass of cumin water in the morning. It is very simple to make it, just follow the simple steps: -IngredientsCumin seeds 1 tspWater 250 mlMethodFIRST1. In a glass, soak the cumin seeds overnight.2. In the morning, strain it into your cup and enjoy.SECOND1. Take a pan and add 1 teaspoon cumin seeds to it.2. Heat it a little on low flame for about 5 seconds.3. Now pour water into it and let it boil.4. After boiling, let it be covered and kept aside for about 4-5 mins.5. Strain it into your cup and enjoy it warm.6. You can add honey or a pinch of salt into it as per your requirements!TipDon't forget to take this in the morning to boost your metabolism and eventually lose weight faster!...

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No soda drinks, no ice cream hogging, being careful with the overall calorie intake, working out and yeah the weight started to roll down. This boosted up the confidence so you started going to gym and burnt more calories. Everything was going good, but now you feel stuck as the weight is not going down any further - WEIGHT LOSS PLATEAU!What has caused this - Are you already at your ideal weight?, Are your goals too high to be achievable? Here steps in the set-point weight - the weight that you body likes to maintain. Though this can be adjusted but it takes time! In the process to lose weight, it can be tempting to cut calories too low to shed pounds faster. The opposite side of this: your muscles are fueled up for energy which results in lowering your metabolism levels. Whether you want to shift your natural set-point weight or it is getting to hard to shed off those extra pounds, here are a few ways which can actually help you overpower the weight-loss plateau - 1. Readjust your calorie intakeSince you have lost weight, your metabolism level goes down as your body now requires less calories for energy. The calorie intake that you initially when you began your weight loss journey will need to be adjusted to match your body’s current needs. It is recommended to readjust your calorie goals after every 15 pounds you lose.2. Readjust your workout routineWorking out on the elliptical cycle for a long time? It's time to change your workout routine now. The muscles in your body have become used to the same workout pattern which had made it less effective. Try to go out of your comfort zone and try new workouts to get the best results. HIIT is the best way to burn maximum calories and body fat effectively. Just be careful when including HIIT into your routine as doing too much too fast can leave you sore, tired or even injured. 3. Flush it out with fluidsIf your body is dehydrated there are high chance of you craving for extra calories. This is because the symptoms of dehydration are similar to symptoms of hunger, so it’s easy to get confused. Keep yourself hydrated and aim to drink at least 3 liters of water per day. 4. SleepSound sleep plays a really very important role in helping your body lose weight as it resets your hormones. If your deprive yourself of sleep it can lead to increased cortisol, a stress hormone. Elevated cortisol levels in the body can lead to fat accumulation around the midsection. 5. Be careful with those small bitesAn extra bite here, a small bite there also has CALORIES and they DO count even if they aren't on your plate. Check if mindless munching and unhealthy snacking is the main reason, which is keeping you away from your desired results! 6. Intake Quality FoodsGetting over the weight-loss plateau requires far more than just the calories in and calories out mechanism which typically works for weight loss. The things you need to cut weight-loss plateau off is the intake of quality whole foods which includes - high-fiber fruits, beans, lean proteins and raw vegetables. These are the food items which are needed by your body engine to start burning that fat again. 7. Focus on Strength TrainingWhat to burn calories even when you are rest? Try to include weight training in your workout routine. This is simply because the more muscle you have, the more calories you burn, and the more body fat you’ll shed. 8. Go to a doctorIf you have tried to change your calorie and workout routine plus have been more careful with your efforts but still the weight is not going down, it is time to consult with your doctor to rule out any underlying medical conditions that could make it difficult for you to lose weight. ...

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Have you ever experienced this - had dinner, had dessert but for some reason you are not able to take out the cookies lying in your kitchen out of your mind. Cravings trigger anywhere, anytime and play on your vulnerabilities and sometimes the impulse to have a particular food item is so compelling that you just can't say no to it. Once you surpass the craving after munching on the things you crave for, you normally tend to feel guilty. This is a never ending circle which leads to delay in weight loss desires. So the next time you have a craving after dinner or just before lunch just follow these simple tips and crush them out on the spot! 1. Sip hot tea or coffeeHaving a hot drink is a great and low calorie option to handle sweet cravings. A tasteful cup of coffee will not only relax you but fill you up with liquids. You can simply go for those flavored options which are low in calories like - peach, apple, cinnamon or berry for your sweet fix. Topping your favorite cup of coffee with a little sweetened milk is also a great way to handle midday hunger cues. 2. Choose your snacks wiselySometimes you just have to eat it and get indulged to handle the cravings - go for it, but be smart and choose an item, which does not exceed more than 200 calories. The best option to handle sweet cravings includes a protein packed nut bar, Greek yogurt with berries, or a cappuccino. For salty options you can choose from mixed nuts, cottage cheese or sesame crackers. 3. Eat a pickleIf you are craving something salty just have some pickle. Yes, we know that this food item is high on sodium, but it is also really low in calories. One or two spears will definitely do the trick, without adding to your waistline. Just grab a bottle of water to flush some of that sodium! 4. Halt MethodHalt before you engage yourself in mindless noshing. If you already had something high in calories and want to grab the next thing don't forget to ask yourself if you are really hungry? It's time to say no to mindless munching which is more or less out of boredom, tiredness or loneliness. Try to identify if you are actually hungry or you just want to speak to a friend or take a nap. 5. Sticky activity list on your pantry doorSince you tend to reach your pantry every now and then it will be the best place to stick the list of things you have to do. This will help in diverging your interest and reducing the chances of mindless eating and also handle unhealthy cravings. You will surely have to make few changes in you diet until you are actually able to find a satiating, sustainable set of patterns that works best. Just in case you slip or overindulge, don't worry. The key is to think what to do next.Don't let the guilt overpower you rather use it as a motivator to make better choices in the future!...