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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Nashta Time



Have you seen the
link to https://www.facebook.com/anaajkanashta?

and https://www.youtube.com/user/kelloggindia.

You must. If you haven't already. Because the Gupta s have posted some yummy Kellogg's recipes there.
I especially liked the Sitaphal powered breakfast. Must try that at my end.

Any way I suppose better than trying them, one must just go to their home for Nashta party.

If I have to recall one such nashta party, I remember I had once gone for nashta to the house of a friend ironically called Ms D Gupta. We were little children and had never thought of a concept like having nashta at anyone's home except for parties.

So this aunty, my friend's mom invited us for a breakfast party of masala dosa, something that so far I had eaten only in restaurants.

My sister and I went to the friend's house and filled our tummies with multiple home cooked yummy and hot dosas filled with potatoes made using a yummy recipe.  We really savoured the dosas aNd I have lost count perhaps of the numbers we ate that day. Little did I imagine that years later I would be making dosas like a pro in my own home from my own batter though!


Cut to today we talk of healthy recipes and we are in dire straits when we think if how to make them. And if we have someone who makes these yummy Kellogg's healthy nashta we would love to go there and have a go at trying every recipe possible.

Ultimately if one has to lose weight I would recommend that we look at the Kellogg's philosophy and see how we can follow that to bring about weight loss.

The attempt should be to bring about a change in lifestyle rather than a short term change to last during the weight loss period only. If the aim is to restrict only during the weight loss phase, the tendency is to put back as much and more than what was lost. The overall idea is not to stop one from eating but educate and train the body to eat what is right and the right quantity.

1. Instead of 3 large meals, one should take 6 small meals.
-The body handles smaller amounts of food better than big meals at one go. If the quantity is limited, it is more likely to use the energy contained in the food, rather than store it as fat.
-Taking small meals provide fuel to keep the digestive system working and metabolism fired up throughout the day and prevents the body from slipping into fat storing mode
2. The objective is to get a good mix of carbs, protein, vitamins, fibre. A sample diet schedule -(for me- you need to check with your dietician)
Breakfast- cornflakes/ oats/ upma/ dosa without oil/ idly
Midmorning- tender coconut/ fruit/ vegetable juice
Lunch- 1-2 glasses of cold water, Cup of salad, 2 roti, vegetables, daal, buttermilk. The water, buttermilk and salad will help you control the food quantity to near ideal
Afternoon- milk/ coffee with 2 biscuits/ wheat rusk
Evening- fruit
Dinner- before 7.00- 7.30 pm- soup, salad, wheat bread- 2-3 slices/ roti & salad/ veggies/ oats

Ensure you take 12-15 glasses of water. Can also include the tender coconut, juice in the tally.

Non veg is restricted to twice a week and not in the night. Ayurveda mentions that non-veg takes 48 hours to digest. Also it has no fibre and high amount of fat. Proteins require much more energy than carbs to digest but since one sleeps after dinner the whole thing gets absorbed into the system as fat if eaten at night.

Fruits, salads, oats give fibre.
Sugar free/ cholesterol free does not necessarily mean fat free so be careful of such products.
Tetrapack juices are not always good- remember the sugar added
Everything counts- yes that small piece of chocolate too.
Attain your target and then allow yourself one treat day in the week- not before that.
Cut the vicious cycle – the more you weigh, the more you feel like eating junk food/ high fat food. The more you avoid fatty food, the faster you attain your target and the lesser you feel like eating junk food.






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