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Enjoy Diwali without gaining weight

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Enjoy Diwali without gaining weight

Diwali is almost here and we are all excited about the celebrations. Food, for sure, is on our minds. The festival of lights brings to us an occasion when we can indulge in good food to our heart’s content. There are seldom any rules to stop us from diving into sweets or fried foods. However, overeating and eating fast foods, coupled with a sedentary lifestyle, can often lead to weight gain. You may have already made resolutions for a weight loss routine after Diwali. But don’t let that veer you towards an unhealthy routine. Here are some simple tips to avoid gaining weight while enjoying your festive evenings.

  1. Plan You Meals

This always helps! If there are evening parties to attend or get-togethers with heavy meals, balance it out with light and healthy food. Don’t wait for a post-Diwali keto diet to lose weight. Instead, be mindful of your daily diet during the festival.

  1. Control The Portions

You decide what food and how much of it goes into your body. Do not overeat, especially after sunset. Take only small portions of food on your plate. Choosing smaller plates for your meals is another trick that you can try. Try to fill your appetite up to 80 per cent and not more than that.

  1. Drink Water

Keep yourself hydrated with water alone and ditch the health drinks or fruit juices. Water behaves like a natural detox for the body. This natural detox mechanism helps to cleanse the body during festive days too.

  1. Do Not Skip A Meal Because Of A Party

If you enter a party with a terribly hungry stomach, there are high chances that you will end up overeating. Do not skip your lunch because you want to eat heavyweight food during an evening party. Instead, consume a healthy meal rich in greens and grains that will help detox the body.

  1. Eat Slow

Do not rush. When you eat fast, you don’t chew the food properly, which makes it difficult for the digestive system to assimilate all the nutrients. At the same time, rushing while eating can lead you to eat more. Instead, choose to eat slowly and enjoy every bit of the food.

  1. Exercise

Do not rely on a post-Diwali workout session to lose weight. If you are consuming more calories than usual, you should also burn out those calories in time. Don’t be a couch potato this festive season and gear up with your running shoes.

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Can Alcohol help in shedding those extra kilos?

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Can Alcohol help in shedding those extra kilos?

Losing weight is a herculean task and it is a fact. But the question is – Can alcohol lead to weight loss? Well, Nutritionist Bhuvan Rastogi shares important points and bursts the myth of alcohol with losing or gaining weight once and for all.

Bhuvan’s post read,” Alcohol taken in moderation does not lead to weight gain, hamper weight loss or increase appetite. But overconsumption can lead to higher appetite and less muscle buildup.”

He added, “But in general, having 1-2 units per day (depending on individual size and parameters) is ok as per latest Dietary guidelines for Americans.”

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Dengue cases on rise: Here are the symptoms

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Dengue cases on rise: Here are the symptoms

Amidst the battle against the Covid-19, there is a sharp rise in the Dengue cases. Dengue is caused by a virus of the Flaviviridae family and there are four distinct, but closely related, serotypes of the virus that cause dengue (DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3 and DENV-4).

So, it is advisable to get educated and take all necessary precautions.

Here are the symptoms:

1. Sudden and high fever
2. Severe headache
3. Pain behind the eyes
4. Fatigue
5. Nausea
6. Vomiting
7. Severe join and muscle pain
8. Skin rashes

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Dental myths busted and actual facts explained

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Dental myths busted and actual facts explained
  1. Dental treatment is costly.

“A little neglect may breed great mischief” – Benjamin Franklin. Dental treatment is not as costly as self-negligence. A small black spot on your tooth, with no associated pain, may seem insignificant, but, is easier to treat and costs much less than you would have to pay due to neglect. This insignificant dark spot on your tooth, allows bacteria to fester and work its way down, eating away at your tooth slowly, leading to sensitivity, pain and furthering with infectious swelling – which costs more, to treat. A healthy dentition is the gateway to a healthy life and a beautiful Smile.

  1. Haggling over fees and cost of treatment.

“Positive effort is fairly rewarded”. Do you receive your salary in variables or a fixed slab? Do you have to haggle over receiving your salary with your Boss? It is your hard-earned money for which you have spent money and time learning everything to give the best output to your workplace. It is your effort that is being rewarded in the form of salary. A Doctor’s income is their salary, when you, as a patient haggle over that, it is showing disrespect to your Doctor. If the prices seem high, feel free to check with another doctor, but please do NOT haggle.

  1. Scaling removes the enamel layer.

A Dentist’s primary goal is to suggest treatments beneficial for the patient. If we knew that scaling removes the enamel layer, we would not suggest it. Scaling is more like you taking a bath and using a scrubber, it removes the dirt attached to your skin but doesn’t remove your skin. Similarly, scaling removes all the food debris which has hardened over a period of time, around your teeth and the discolouration due to lack of proper brushing. You can also approach your dentist to know how to maintain your teeth to avoid such accumulation of debris. *The normal suggestion is to visit your dentist once in every 6 months*

  1. Treatments for a child’s teeth are not important because they fall off anyway.

“Children are the future of any Society”. Inculcating positive attitude towards oral hygiene and proper maintenance of teeth is easier in a child than in an adult. The problems you are facing, as an adult, would have been much less if you were taken to a dentist as a child. Teaching a child to properly maintain their teeth and performing necessary dental treatments create a positive attitude towards Doctors and Dentists. As one rotten tomato has the ability to spoil a sack of tomatoes, similarly, 1 caries-affected tooth becomes the harbouring site for bacteria which spread to decay other teeth too. This allows bacterial count to remain high even when new, permanent teeth erupt, thus, causing the new teeth to be affected as well. After all, everyone admires a child’s innocent and wonderful Smile, help them to continue that Smile, always.

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