Aishwarya Surve

  • Ultimate Guide to Ketogenic Diet

    What is Ketogenic diet?

    We all have heard about the latest entrant in the world of dieting – Keto Diet. It involves mostly having very less carbs and adequate protein and high fats. Well how much ever unbelievable this may sound but one can actually have a diet which include cheese, butter, ghee, cream etc. the maximum calories from fats and not carbs.

    How does it help?

    • Shed Body Fat: It’s basic science that in the absence of carbs, your body will burn fat for fuel. In a Ketogenic diet, fat is the first form of energy your body will consume.




    • Prevent Disease: Its known for ketogenic diets to have cured many diseases including epilepsy. Even cancer cells have a tough time spreading and surviving in glucose depleted environments.
    • Preserve Muscle: the body will typically make use of fat before it goes after muscle in a fat (fuel) rich environment.

    Also Read: 10 Surprising Health Benefits of Almonds In Your Diet

    How to do it?

    For a body to enter ketosis, at least 60% of the calories should come from fats and only 5% from your carbohydrates. Protein must be consumed in moderation. In general, people who are following a keto diet keep their carb intake less than 50gm per day and sometimes as low as under 20 gm per day.

    Ketogenic Diets have been proved to offer many health benefits and are extremely effective if you’re looking forward to slim down your body, mostly fat.

  • 7 Morning Habits to Change Your Life

    Just opposite to what we might think, first ten minutes after we wake up are the most influential time, so we need to kick-start our day with the right mind and ritual to make sure that our mind and body are in the happy zone.

    STRETCH

    Morning habits

    Get up and stretch your body! It has many benefits like improved flexibility, good blood circulation and stress relief. So, stretch yourself, feel relaxed and you are good to go.




    DO NOT SNOOZE YOUR ALARM

    Morning habits

    So, before you go to bed, set an alarm in your mind and on your clock or phone and be ready to wake up at that time. Train your mind to know that snooze button isn’t even an option. This will help you form a good habit and give enough time for everything you thought you would do in the morning.

    WATER INTAKE

    Morning habits

    Our body gets parched after 7/8 hours of sleep and it needs to be replenished. So wake up and have 1 or 2 glasses of water to quench its thirst. You can add a dash of lime to it or apple cider vinegar, to boost your metabolism.

    BREAKFAST

    Morning habits

    Mostly, all of us compromise on the most important meal of the day – BREAKFAST. We forget that our body needs nutrients after having not eaten for straight 7/8 hours. Eating breakfast not only keeps you nourished but also increases your metabolism and helps you burn more calories throughout the day. So think before you want to skip your breakfast.




    MUSIC

    Morning habits

    We all love music. It’s a good way to start your day with some upbeat music, a peppy number or some calming music or may be even some shlokas to rejuvenate your mind and charge you up for the day.

    SAY NO TO PHONE

    Morning habits

    This one is easier said than done, but try to avoid the phone immediately after you wake up. Facebook and Whatsapp notifications can hold till your day starts going. Emergencies of course can be attended to, though. Try to be phone free for as long as you can.

    READ IF YOU CAN

    Morning habits

    Well, music can be an option for some, but some food for thought is also a very good idea to begin your day with. If you can squeeze in time for reading a page or two of some nice motivating book or anything that helps you keep your day positive, go ahead and read.

  • 45 Not Out! – Sachin Tendulkar

    The master blaster of Indian cricket team, Sachin Tendulkar turns 45 today. From playing gully cricket in Mumbai to playing for India on international levels, Sachin has won many hearts. Dedicating 24 years of his life to cricket has bagged him the title – ‘God of Cricket’.

    Let us have a closer look at the zeniths that added glories to his cricket career.

    Test Debut

    Playing for Bombay’s Ranji Trophy at the age of 14 and hitting his maiden century, got him the limelight. He was the first Indian cricket to do so. His first-class cricket debut opened gates of the Indian Cricket Team for him in the year 1989.

    At the age of 16, Master Tendulkar got his chance to debut in the Test cricket and the first match he played was against Pakistan on 15th November in Karachi. Notably, He was the youngest Indian to do so. With a new pitch to play and new bowlers to face, Tendulkar scored 14 runs out of 25 balls and was bowled by another debutant in the match, Waqar Younis.




    Test century at Old Trafford

    This was just the beginning of creating and breaking numerous records in the history of Indian cricket. To add to this, Tendulkar went on scoring his maiden Test century in the year August 1990 against England at Old Trafford.

    Before turning 25, Sachin Tendulkar scored 16 test centuries and by the year 2000, he had become the first batsman to have scored 50 international centuries. This clearly depicts that Mr. Tendulkar was fond of Test cricket.

    The title – Captain of Indian Cricket Team

    In the year 1996, Tendulkar succeeded Mohammed Azharuddin to become the captain of Indian cricket team. His captaincy started off well with India winning three of the first four test matches. However, the master blaster often went on saying, the captaincy was not his cup of tea. Following 14 test matches didn’t have the same magic with the team drawing 10, losing three and winning only one.

    The retirement

    In December 2012, Sachin Tendulkar announced his retirement breaking the hearts of million people across the world. The legend played his last match as an Indian cricketer at his home ground, Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and finished off in style by hitting 100 against West Indies. With this, he bagged one more glorious title i.e. he became the first batsman to score his 100th century in 2012. The whole nation was dejected when the master blaster walked back to the pavilion after his last game.

    We thank Mr. Sachin Tendulkar for adding such magnificent moments in the history of cricket and wish him a very Happy 45th Birthday!

  • 5 fruits to eat for weight loss

    Losing weight not only means shedding few Kgs but also means to be fit and healthy. Today, many brands have come up with different types of food items for weight loss. But, natural is always better and healthier.

    Here are 5 fruits for weight loss in a healthy and natural way:

     

    • Watermelon

     

     

    Watermelon is the best fruit for weight loss as it is devoid of any fat. A glass full of freshly squeezed watermelon juice contains 50 calories. Along with calories, watermelon is also rich in vitamin A, B and C. The unique property of this fruit is that it is packed full of plant chemical, lycopene and this chemical protects you against heart diseases and cancer.

    1. Oranges

    If you crave for something even after your lunch or dinner, you can always grab an orange to stop your emotional hunger pangs. An orange is high in water content and low in calories, this helps you stop your post lunch or dinner cravings and help you lose weight.



    1. Apple

    An apple can stop you from munching on your favourite fried munchies in between meals.  An apple not only keeps a doctor away but keeps your stomach full and happy with properties like high fiber, water content and vitamin A.

    1. Berries

    Berries such as strawberries, cranberries, blackberries, raspberries, etc. are excellent detoxifiers and bowel cleanser. These berries not only help in digestion but regular consumption of these will make them your favourite item for weight loss.

    1. Pear

    A pear is a perfect fruit for weight loss, the reason being is that pear is a rich source of vitamin C and it is packed with fiber. Eating a pear keeps your stomach full for long as it gets digested slowly. It also helps in maintaining cholesterol in your body.

    Consuming fruits not only help you lose weight but will also give you a glowing and healthy-looking skin. Devour on these fruits as much as you can or follow a fruit diet for quick weight loss. Also, avoid packed and tinned weight loss items available in market to maintain good health.

  • “Mental Hai Kya” First Look is Out and it’s insanely cute

    The first look of Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao starrer Mental Hai Kya has taken over the internet in a jiffy. Rajkummar Rao used Twitter as a platform to release the first look; he tweeted, “Crazy is the new normal. #MentalHaiKya with immensely talented #KanganaRanaut & my fav @ektaravikapoor. Let’s begin this mental ride @ShaileshRSingh @balajimotionpic @RuchikaaKapoor @KarmaFeatures @pkovelamudi @KanikaDhillon.” Also, the producer of the film, Ekta Kapoor tweeted, “It’s time to bring out the crazy in you. Because Sanity is overrated! Here’s the first look of #MentalHaiKya starring #KanganaRanaut and @RajkummarRao. @balajimotionpic.”




    Kangana & Rajkummar are working together after four years. Earlier, they both were seen together in the movie, ‘Queen’ that was loved by the audiences. The first look of ‘Mental Hai Kya’ is insanely cute; while Kangana Ranaut is seen contorting her face, it is Rajkummar who is flipping us the bird. The movie is written by Kanika Dhillon who earlier showcased her talent with movie such as Ra.One (Bollywood), and Size Zero (Tollywood). Prakash Kovelamudi is the director and the film will go on the floors later this month.

    The producer, Ekta Kapoor shares a glimpse of the movie saying, “Mental Hai Kya celebrates the beauty in imperfections and in being different and shouts out, Sanity is overrated!” After few flops, Kangana is now busy shooting for ‘Manikarnika’. On the other hand, Rajkummar has become a huge star on the back of critically-acclaimed hits such as ‘Newton’ and ‘Barielly Ki Barfi.’

    Rapid sharing of first look happening over the internet by people shows how excited they are to see the crazy combination of Kangana & Rajkumar Rao.

  • The Bikerni: India’s First Women Motorcycle Club

    When we think of motorcycle rides or a motorcycle association we usually think of a group of rowdy men with motorcycles, all geared up. But, this newly formed all-female motorcycle association is breaking gender stereotypes. The association is known as “Bikerni” and it is India’s first women motorcycle club. Let’s dive into the details of Bikerni.

    What is ‘Bikerni’?

    The Bikerni’s tagline ‘I like mud for make-up and petrol for perfume’, itself describes their association. It is India’s first all-women motorcycle club that has brought together women across the country who think their first love is a motorcycle.

    The Bikerni was founded by Urvashi Patole in the year 2011 and the only aim of the group is to spread women empowerment through the medium of motorcycles by encouraging all the women across the country to get out of their comfort zones and go on adventures they never thought they could.

    The highlights of Bikerni are as follows:

      • Bikerni is a group of individuals who are part of this club for different reasons but the one reason that has bonded them together is their love for biking.
      • The Bikerni is the only group from India that has received recognition from the WIMA (Women’s International Motorcycle Association), the most prestigious body in women’s motorcycling.




    • Women involved in the group have the complete knowledge of biking right from changing tires to fixing clutch wires. Also, they can perform some bike stunts and go for long biking tours.
    • The group has received an award from Limca Book of Records 2013: Largest All-Women Motorcycle Expedition to Khardung-La, the highest motorable road from Delhi to Nubra Valley.
    • The youngest member of the group is 17 years old and the eldest one is 57 years old. All the members come from different backgrounds just for learning how to ride and for their immense love for biking.

    The biking journey:

    • The biking tours take place across the cities in India to explore every corner of the country.
    • A road captain is assigned by the administrator for every tour that takes place.
    • Each city has one ride once in a month which is followed by a regional/zone meeting once in every three months and various workshops.

    While we rarely see women all geared up and biking on the streets of India, the Bikerni has done a great job by breaking that image and encouraging more women to be out on the road for biking. They encourage hundreds of women to take a break from their usual lives and come out in open for enjoying adventurous biking tours. Join the Bikerni association if you love biking and if you are looking for some adventure in your usual life.

  • Dine out with the all new DINE OUT

    Dinning is fun when you have a group of friends to share the joy of food and drinks with you. But, what if your favourite restaurant is jammed and you have no place to sit? Disheartening right? I have a solution for your table reservation problems and that is the new restaurant app, ‘Dine Out’. The application is available for Android as well as for iOS users and provides some great deals on food and drinks.

    Let’s check out the highlights of Dine Out.

    1) The application is India’s largest table reservation service with 5,00,000+ happy diners a month across 4000 restaurants in 8 cities. You can easily book a table at your favourite hogging place sitting at your house using just your phone and internet.

    3) Recently, the app hosted a festival named as ‘The Great Indian Restaurant Festival 2018’. The festival had many offers like 50% off on food, 50% on alcohol, 50% off on the total bill, etc. The festival received a huge response from all the diners across the country.




    4) Installing the application on your mobile phone credits Rs.200 in your DINE OUT wallet, that can be used for paying the restaurant bills.

    5) If you invite your friends to download the app, then on every successful download you receive Rs.200 in your DINE OUT wallet.

    6) Along with the table reservations, you can also check the reviews of your nearby restaurant. Plus, you can also share your personal experience at a restaurant.

    With DINE OUT in your mobile phone you won’t have to wait for a table at a restaurant, you won’t miss out on the best restaurant in your town and you no more need to worry about your bills at the restaurants.

  • CIDCO’s New Strategy to Vacate the land of villagers in Airport Site

    CIDCO’s new scheme for the Navi Mumbai villagers

    As we all know that the chosen land for the airport site belongs to the villagers of Navi Mumbai. To empty the site, city and Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra (CIDCO) has come up with a new scheme. The scheme claims that villagers will get an additional ₹500 per square feet for vacating their homes on the airport site as soon as possible. As stated by the CICDO officials, houses that cover a minimum of 1,000 square feet would stand to earn a maximum of ₹5 lakh as per the incentive scheme.

    In-depth details of the CIDCO incentive scheme

    The reason for coming with the scheme is that CIDCO has to hand over the site to the airport developer GVK in June. The only aim of the incentive scheme is to vacate the area as soon as possible. Till date, the rate promised to the villagers for vacating their houses is ₹1,000 per square feet. CIDCO now promises to pay an additional ₹500 per square feet to those vacating their homes by March 31 and ₹300 to those who leave in April, and ₹100 in May. The scheme is valid until the last day of May 2018.

    A CIDCO official said, “The villagers are expected to vacate their houses as well as get them demolished. The villagers can claim the incentive from us only after destroying their houses. After the survey and verification by us, we will hand over the money to the villagers. The scheme is valid till the end of May and after that, no incentive over and above the ₹1,000 per square feet will be given.”

    450 out of 3,000 families residing on the airport site have already vacated their houses. The ₹16,700-crore upcoming Navi Mumbai airport is being built on 1,160 hectares of land, of which 30 hectares are occupied by 10 villages comprising the 3,000 families. Around 25% of the work has been completed and currently, the landfilling process is going on at the airport site.

  • 6 Natural ways to get rid of Holi colours

    Holi is coming near, and I am very sure that everybody is excited to head to the playground, splash water, throw colours, and enjoy this joyous occasion with their loved ones. But, Holi is also the time of immense damage to your hair and skin. As it is the festival of colours, at the end of the day, you are going to end up looking as colorful as a rainbow or as scary as a ghost. But, don’t you worry I will help you get your original look back.

    Here are few home remedies that can save you from the damage caused by the Holi colours:

    1) Castor Oil or Olive Oil

    Oiling your hair with castor oil or olive oil before going out to play Holi is going to protect your hair from all the damage caused by the harmful colours.

    2) Egg Yolk or Curd

    Never shampoo your hair immediately after playing Holi as it causes more damage. Instead, apply egg yolk or curd mask on your hair for 45 minutes before shampoo. The mask will help you remove the colours causing less damage.

    3) Coconut Oil

    Applying coconut oil on your exposed body parts before soap will aid in removing the harmful colours easily. Just rub the lemon wedges on your skin with a mixture of coconut and wheat flour.




    4) Amchur Powder

    Instead of washing your face with face wash, wash your face with soaked amchur powder. Avoid excessively washing your face as that can cause dryness and irritation.

    5) Multani Mitti

    Soak Multani mitti in water before you head out to play. After coming back and washing your face with amchur powder, apply this pack. Once the pack is dried, rinse it off.

    6) Glycerin

    If your skin is still feeling itchy, apply the combination of glycerin and rose water. Keep it for few minutes and then rinse it off with warm water.

    If you carefully follow all the steps mentioned above, you would get your glowing look back quickly and safely. Spread the colours of joy and stop the use of harmful colours.

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