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Often a question is posed as to whether there exists a magic pill which would help to reduce our weight and still give us the privilege to eat what we want. The answer is a definite "YES". This answer is deliberately hidden within this long article so as to make one read the entire text in this page and appreciate that there are a few more things to do than to just pop pills. Read on only if you need to reduce your weight to remain healthy. Otherwise skip this article.
I am devoting the following paragraphs to share a few experiences of mine which I feel may be useful to others in Weight Reduction through Life-style change so as to remain healthy. These experiences are shared to help people to shed unnecessary weight, under the supervision of a qualified professional. Beware that there are many who make tall promises and grab money. I was lucky enough to get one such professional at Bhopal. I suggest my viewers to kindly form an independent opinion after reading my article. But before you proceed click here to see for yourself what I want to convey through the following paragraphs.
In my late thirties, I started having body aches and they gradually reached bone joints. I was terrified that it might be arthritis and met my SBI bank doctor and expressed my fears. He was very cool and asked me what was my weight at marriage. I said 57 Kgs. He said "... and now you are 72 Kgs". He quoted the following example.
"Just imagine that there are 3 bags of rice each weighing 5 Kg and if you are forced by GOD to tie one bag to your right thigh one to the left thigh and another to your belly and are cursed to carry this 15 Kgs of weight for the rest of your life, wouldn't you feel uncomfortable and doesn't it become an agony for the rest of your life ?" My answer was YES, to which he said that it is the same curse that I am undergoing. The solution is to reduce weight and I should visit a dietitian.
Soon, I visited a dietitian who prescribed Life Style Change including dietary restrictions and suggested 3 Kms of brisk walk every day morning to burn the excess fat. It took nearly 3 years to reduce to get back to 56 Kgs. It was a Saga !!!. Today I feel light & active and thank my doctor. All the sufferings associated with overweight disappeared. As a testimony of this saga, I share with you my following photograph taken during our visit to Araku valley which shows me seated on a branch of a fig tree, which is about 6 feet above the ground. I could climb and jump off a tree!!
Being a lady, at 41, I could climb and jump off this tree - of-course from this reasonable height !!! Many stout men in their forties cannot even dream of it. Isn't ? One can try to find-out for herself, how fit she is by pulling her own body weight by a few feet above the ground level.
One of the ideas behind this web article is to share my own experience, that one need not STARVE to maintain a good FIGURE and good HEALTH. Instead one can continue to have the best food and enjoy life and yet be fit. Gayatrivantillu recipes prepared in my kitchen and enjoyed with my family members are a testimony of the food which people can eat and yet be SLIM. However the prerequisites needed are
1. Limited intake of TASTY food
2. Feeling hungry before each meal so as to enjoy the next meal
3. Eating BALANCED food
4. Disciplined eating habits
5. Moderate Exercise
6. If need be a (magic) pill to control fat accumulation (only during weight reduction program)
How much Rice one should eat in a meal ?
A person needs just 150 gms of cooked rice (50 gms of raw rice) in one meal. As many of us are sedentary workers, we require only this much amount of carbohydrates per meal. One 50 ml cup gives almost 50 gms of raw rice. There is not need to cut the cereals below 150 gms of cooked rice or two rotis.
How many Rotis one should eat in a meal ?
ONLY TWO !!!. A 50 ml cup of wheat flour, weighs 30 grams and it gives two rotis which are sufficient.
Can one have both Rice and Rotis in a meal ?
No, it's better to have either of them. One excludes the other. Its always better to have two meals with rice and one meal with rotis or two meals with rotis and one meal with rice. Any cereal intake above this amount gets converted into fat which, we all know, is very difficult to get rid off!
So it's better to eat in a controlled manner to have a good health. One should eat more vegetables and dals which may be almost equal to or more to the quantity of Rice or Rotis !!!.
Whether Hunger gets subsided with this limited quantity of cereals ?
During the intial periods of dieting a big "NO".
Salad is the best way to fill one's stomach. When hungry, we tend to eat more cereals to fill the stomach. Instead it's better to eat cucumber, radish, carrots in RAW form before meals. There is no quantitative restrictions on eating raw salads. These salads work both as fillers and roughage. People who desire to lose weight and/or are diabetic need to eat salads before meals. The appetite gets dampened soon after having the salads. Hence one gets satisfied with 150 gms of cooked rice or two Rotis if eaten after salads. This 150 gms of cooked rice (50 gms of raw rice) measurement helps teenagers also who are overweight and desire to reduce weight. One should do some moderate exercise like brisk walking, skipping etc also.
The 50 gms measure of Rice or two Rotis is not applicable for growing children, nursing mothers and sick. Children won't put on weight with the extra rice or Rotis they eat because they play. Rather they require more carbohydrates for energy. If the child is not having sufficient outdoor activity, we need to be careful in determining the intake of rice and other carbohydrates.
What does a meal consist of ?
A daily routine meal consists of the following :
1. 125-150 gms of Salads. Click here to know more about salads
2. 150 gms of cooked rice or two rotis with
3. A Curry / Dal (no restriction on Dal and Curry) to fill your stomach
3. 300-350 ml of thin butter milk made from fat less curd
4. Only one piece of any sweet in the day (if one has a sweet tooth)
How many meals one can have in a Day?
Only three (including the breakfast meal) - One at breakfast time (8-9 am before going to office), one at Lunch time (1.30-2.30 p.m. lunch break) and the last one during dinner time (6-7 p.m. soon after returning from Office).
Can we have anything more than this ?
Eating in-between meals should be avoided to the extent possible. Bhagavadgita also says that not eating in between meals is equivalent to "Upavas". Then only, one would be hungry and would look forward for the next meal. If you are not able to control yourself and feel hungry in-between meals, you may have a fresh fruit. Do not club fruit with anything else like custard etc. Have it independently Eat any amount of Raw Salads and fruits.
Balanced Food ensures that during the entire day, some pulses and vegetables have to be taken. Quantities may vary depending upon the dish being prepared and you need not worry. Sometimes you may skip either Dal or Curry. It is not essential that there should be both Dal and Curry in each meal. Example, have Dal in the Morning with rice, Dry Curry with rotis in the afternoon lunch at office, a gravy dish with rotis in the Dinner at home. You may Pamper yourself with only one sweet before going to office. Have a leafy vegetable atleast once in a week. Ladies with lumps in breasts and sensitive nipples may add YAM (cut to small pieces) liberally in all the gravy dishes which goes well with potato and doesn't alter the taste.
Isn't it as good as renunciation of the worldly pleasures and becoming a Sadhu ?
When we are restricting only carbohydrates and are able to eat any vegetable cooked or raw, how can it be a renunciation of worldly (taste / tongue) pleasures. We can cut on high calorie foods imaginatively without altering the tastes and yet enjoy life. For example I use Soya-meal (which is absolutely bland and neutral in taste) as the thickening agent to add volume to curries so as to fill the family stomachs without guilt. Try to use the peels of the vegetables as much as possible
How to consume Vegetables with skin ?
Wash the vegetables thoroughly. As far as possible do not scrape the skin. Try cooking them with the skin on. Only for some vegetables like potatoes you can peel the skin if they are very dirty. For carrots, radish, pumpkin (both yellow and white), bottle gourd, ridge gourd etc…. don't remove the skin. If for some reasons you have to remove the skin, don't throw that away. Instead grind it along with the masala you use. Most of the vitamin absorbing chemicals lie just beneath the skin of the vegetables. So by throwing them away we are throwing the vitamins also. Be innovative in using them. I use the bottle gourd, ridge gourd for Molakuttal. In that dish we cut the vegetables to small bits. So naturally we have to remove the skin of the vegetables. I grind these skins with the masala paste for this recipe. Its added to the curry in a hidden form. So no vitamin wastage and taste also enhances. Moreover the skin is the fiber which helps the body in clearing the bowels. For Sambar we cut the vegetables into big pieces. So here we need not remove the skins. For Gavial we use big pieces only but here we remove the skin. So add these skins while grinding the masala. This way no one knows until you disclose that the skin is utilized, while you are giving many essential vitamins and fiber to your family members. You may like to see my video on Bottle-gourd-preserving. The basic objective of this video is to show how to use a vegetable in its full to the extent possible. Not saving money but health :)!!!
Of-course there would be some vegetables like Jack-fruit, Banana etc where we need to peel them to consume. But to the extent possible evaluate whether we can consume a vegetable with its skin.
Can't I eat Potato Chips, Ice-creams etc. etc.
A Grihstha (person married and between 35-60) shouldn't become a Sadhu. Sometimes you may be tempted to have Potato Chips, Bhujias or a full bowl of ice-cream etc. sold in the market. Decide beforehand as to - on how many occasions you would like to have them in a fortnight. Occasionally, you may pamper yourself with these. In such situations its better to enjoy these things to the heart's content and skip your meal. Do not forget to eat raw salad and taking two to three glasses of lassi or masala buttermilk, to push the stuff down your internal gutter and add an additional mile of walking for the next fortnight.
To reduce their weight what people should do ?
For those of you, who would like to reduce weight, follow your diet meal and satisfy your in-between hunger pangs with fruits and salads of your choice. You should avoid ripe-mangoes, bananas during the weight reduction period. Have any other fruit to your hearts content. I took Papaya and Nashpati (Pears) when I wanted to reduce, because it fills the stomach and also is relatively low on calories. You should be careful not to increase your cereal intake in the next following meal. Remember that one should not go hungry. It doesn't help in reducing weight. Rather it makes him more obese. Read ahead to know why. Control the hunger with raw vegetables and fruits.
A progress card given to the child in school always helps us to monitor the child and take corrective actions. Similar is the case with us too. It would be better to consistently record our weight on one machine while we are on this "Tapasya". Similarly its better we record our weight every day preferably before having our breakfast. These steps would help us to avoid recording errors. As we start reducing our resolve to reduce increases day after day. Therefore don't forget to invest in a Wieghing Scale (costs Rs 800- Rs. 1000) to monitor your weight regularly.
A few facts why people do not reduce even after they embark on the dietary restrictions
Often they tend to substitute their reduced intake by walking to the fridge and picking up some things like chocolates, dry-fruits, sweets or have tea prepared with sugar and milk. They refuse to subject themselves to a frank calorie audit of what they are eating in-between meals. Often aerated drinks, Drinks, Ready Made snacks are the culprits for increasing the weight.
Mothers and Grand-mothers are on Upavas on many occasions. Why are they obese ?
Mostly they are on Upavas during festivals when other food items like "Pooran Poli (Bobbatlu), Vadas etc. are prepared. Mothers and Grand Mothers after Upavas tend to eat a bit more than their normal intake. They also tend to eat extra little quantities left towards the end of the day instead of putting it into the trash can or handing it over to the servant maid (Saving !!!). Our body has a system of storing for the rainy days, whereby it efficiently coverts the excess carbohydrates into fat. When the body system is confused and is not sure of the hunger and feeding schedules it starts storing efficiently of whatever is fed to it. You might have noticed that people who have irregular timing for their meals are generally fat.
How many cups of Tea one can take ?
Tea is an anti-oxidant. Honey and lemon mixed in warm water cleanses the body system. We all know this, as an age old tip Tea when prepared with sugar and milk is bad for health because Sugar has lots of calories and Milk takes longer time to digest. Black tea is a better option for tea lovers. One can gulp down any number of cups without guilt, provided it is black tea.
Milk : As age progresses, the bone density decreases in late thirties. The best way to provide enough calcium to the body is to eat more milk products which are easy to digest and are lighter on stomach. Milk which is curdled or subjected to souring becomes lighter. Hence Paneer and curd are suggested. Avoid calcium supplements which can cause stones in the kidneys. Body finds it easier to absorb micro-nutrients from natural products. Consume on an average one liter of milk per person per day in your family. You can as well try to have everyday Saffron & Almond Paneer Dessert as Daily Calcium Supplement
People above 35 years should use only low fat milk. Make curd, paneer etc. with this milk. As one's age progresses, it will be difficult for our body to digest milk. Hence avoid milk. Instead take sumptuously buttermilk, curd, paneer made from low fat milk. They will be light on our stomach. Another option is using Soya milk. It will be better if we use homemade Soya milk rather than the ones sold in market.
Only children need full cream milk. Those with children at home may order for full cream milk. Keep the milk in a open steel utensil in the fridge before going to bed. Next day you would find a thick layer of cream. Collect this cream separately into another vessel. Now you would be left with low fat milk. With the cream collected you can make ice-creams, cakes, Ghee etc. Give your children ghee, butter and full cream milk for good health and as parents above 35 years avoid these as far as possible or moderate their consumption.
Paneer: Use fat free milk to curdle for making paneer. It's a wrong notion that only with full cream milk we get good paneer. Paneer made with low fat milk tastes equally good when used properly. One need not fry the paneer in hot oil. Just add it to your dish and enjoy the natural flavors. If you feel that unfried paneer scrambles easily there is a tip. Take the paneer pieces in a flat microwave safe plate and microwave on high for 2 minutes. Your paneer will be intact as the fried ones. This way we can avoid frying paneer in oil thus reducing the intake of oil.
Soya Milk: Soya beans are rich in proteins with minimum fat. It is a good source for Vitamin C & Vitamin E. Some children are allergic to milk. For them Soya milk is a boon. Take 1 cup (100 ml cup) of Soya beans and soak them overnight. In the morning, remove the water and microwave the beans for 2 minutes. This helps in extracting the full nutrients from the beans. Grind them into a fine paste. Take a deep bowl and add this paste along with one liter of water. Mix well. Heat this mixture to boil. Thereafter the mixture should continue to boil for 20 minutes atleast so as to remove the harmful protein in the skin of the soyabean. Strain this mixture through a muslin cloth. The residue is called OKARA. Consume the collected milk without adding any sugar. It won't taste wonderful but it is full of proteins. It is light on stomach. Use Okara for thickening gravy dishes, stuffing vegetables, kadis, raitas etc. You can even add a dash of it to the dals prepared at home. It's neutral in taste and can mix with any curry or dal. It increases the quantity without adding an iota of calorie, but is full of proteins. You can eat large quantities without guilt.
Relevance of Microwave Oven for weight reductionVegetables cooked in microwave retain the flavors. It is hassle free to cook in microwave. Use both gas stove and microwave to get dual advantage. After cooking a vegetable in microwave it requires very less oil for seasoning in the pan on the stove. It brings a great taste as though the curry has been shallow fried. Certain vegetables when cooked in microwave are more tastier than the one's cooked on a gas stove.
Always keep yourself busy with some work and enjoy good health. To the extent possible don't have a maid and cook to assist you. Have the pleasure of setting your own home and feeding your family with the dishes prepared with your own hands.
Those of you who want to reduce weight may feel like reading the following correspondence between me and one of my viewer "Anamika" (Name changed to protect identity). You may also scroll down to see the success story of Lakshmi
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Hello Mrs.Gayatri Madam,
My name is Anamika. I am from India, presently living abroad with my family and regularly used to browse your videos and enjoy the accurate recipes. Thank you for taking the time & effort to create such original and healthy recipes, which nowadays nobody knows about. There are lot of recipes on net for paneer dishes, north indian gravy etc. but true south indian foods, are very limited. Also your basic videos are very very good -- like breaking coconut, making rice rava etc. makes the process simple and easy.
I am writing this mail, after reading your article 'Lifestyle change'. Though I've been seeing your recipes for past many months, only 2 days ago, I read this article. Immediately it brought tears to my eyes, because I'm having the exact situation right now. I read your article again & again , it was like my own story.
I am going to be 42yrs. old and came here to this country, 12 years ago. First I was working, but then it became hectic with kids and nobody to care for them at home. So I became a housewife and spent time caring for them/husband/home. I never spent time for me or exercise or diet or anything. Last month,I had calf-muscle leg pain and lower back pain & doctor told to lose weight. I tried different diets, I wore the 'SlimBand', had the capsules 'Slimsure' --- BUT NOTHING WORKED !!! Here weightloss clinics are also expensive & cannot afford. I joined gym but was feeling awkward to be among young boys/girls & did only treadmill there.
Right now I am 91kgs. In past 6 months, I've reduced only 3 kilos :( :( My height is 5feet 3 inches. I have to reduce min.30kilos. Both my parents are High BP patients & my grandfather had sugar. So I'm really looking for a effective way. On reading your experience, I thought you will be able to guide me Madam.
How much exercise you did everyday to get results ? Is gym necessary ?
We are also vegetarian & don't eat egg also. But for protein, I make omelettes for kids [both are in teenage]. I reduce rice & eat more of rotis, upma etc. But some friends say even upma, dosa etc. are fattening . So though I'm trying, don't know how to feel 'full' without eating rice. Could you please share me your tips , what you followed ? If you can please give a sample meal plan for the day, I can follow that too.
In your last photo, you look like a college girl only, just like the one in half-saree. I want to be motivated to give also my before/after photo. You've written it took 3 years for you -- hats off to your determination & will power. If you don't mind, I want to keep you as role model that even in this age -- 'IT IS POSSIBLE TO LOSE WEIGHT IN HEALTHY MANNER' !
As we women can't tell our feelings/fears to doctor here, I was silently keeping my worry to myself. Only after reading your article, it was like a God's sign that I must follow it. I am afraid how many years it will take me, I hope I can do it. Because I want to be healthy for my kids sake -- I want to be healthy to care for their needs.
I hope I haven't written anything to trouble you or bother you. I just became emotional and writing my feeling, sorry for that.
When time permits, hope you can reply me. I will be so happy if you could share your valuable guidance with me.
Have a nice day Madam and thank you for the article which has opened my eyes.
18. The saga continued till i reached 56 Kg from 72 Kg
Anamika again wrote
Dear Gayatri Madam,
I was very surprised to see such a prompt reply from you. Felt very nice about it. Thanks. I can relate to most of the points you've mentioned in your mail :) We do not have microwave [ my husband feels it is unhealthy due to radiation] ; though I feel we can reduce fat quantity esp. for sweet /halwa making. But I've reduced the oil while making the palya [dry veg. side dish].
The doctor[GP] I went to last year was very caring & took bloodtest/X ray etc. & then only diagnosed reason for my aches, feeling tired very soon etc. as obesity & referred to the nutritionist in the same hospital. He advised better to go to her 'cos of her age/experience & also 'cos I was in menopause stage, he didn't want me to have any deficiency. I very hopefully went to her, but sadly never worked out because she was too brash/rude. I was asked to note down my intake for a week, then approach her so that she could guide me. In my nest visit she was sarcastic when i told that during this period I had for a couple of times samosa and cheese pizza slice. " Beginning you will be like lion, then the air will fizzle out..." etc. etc. It was very stinging for me but I had to tolerate it 'cos I had already paid so much as consultation fees !!!! Then she said she would give me a diet chart I should strictly follow but before that I have to pay her 'session fees' and also sign a form saying I'm solely responsible for my weight-loss & if even after following her diet, I don't lose significant kilos, I cannot hold her the cause. What on earth is this ???? That's why I'm going to her ----- then why should I pay her so much, if she is not answerable ???? I kicked myself for the insults I had to bear & didn't go to her [or any dietician] after that at all :( Decided no more doctors for me -- I can change by myself.
I did the walking, sometimes gym in our building. And also climbed stairs [instead of using the lift] till the 4th.floor. But my knees started feeling the strain, so decided to reduce through food & then after losing at least 5kgs. I would increase the exercises. My neighbour's son teaches Yoga, but I didn't go for it because Yoga takes lot of time to show results, while I wanted sooner. I also avoided rice [which is very hard for us Southindians] & ate only tiffin like roti/dosa/idli/upma etc. I also avoided parties, because nobody understands & just force saying " Only one gulabjamun, nothing will happen" ; or " have another poori, you can diet from tomorrow ". I included fruits too . I avoided nuts/cakes/pastries .
Every weekend my family wants special like bonda, chana batura, appalam/vadam etc.for lemon rice, masala vada.... I ate just one or two and not like before. Exactly like you wrote Madam, I too used to eat the leftover 1/4 cup of pulao or 2 pooris or 1/4 cup of basundhi like that it used to pile on the kilos. I used to eat night's leftover masaladosa as breakfast the next day & feel sleepy around 10 am itself :(
Then I started to firmly throw it in the trash / sink & immediately flush it away -- though felt guilty for wasting, here no servant maid is there no. The day I cook a little less, only then my son will want more ...and they are in that age where they don't listen to 'healthy' talk & every week I'm forced to do the deepfrying !
I also took only soup for dinner, for 3 nights -- but around 1:30 or 2:00 in the night I used to get up with severe headache ! Then onwards had some roti or 1/2 cup rice also at dinner time. I used to fast on Tue.Fri. for DeviMa, but stopped that because it made me dizzy & very weak to do the house work. In spite of all this, just one kg. loss in 6months depressed me a lot :( :( I thought, let me be fat itself ....
My husband's colleague's wife said maybe tiffin also has rice in it in some form, that's why I'm not losing --- then what to eat ?? I can't eat bread slice for every meal !!!!
I think I've written too long mail, hope you don't feel boring . I wanted to give clear detail of what steps I've taken so far regarding diet.
Only after reading your article, felt like some hope was coming back for me as lot of similarity was there -- our age, health symptom, vegetarian, southindian etc. That's why I requested if you could share the diet-chart you were recommended, I could use that as base & see where I'm going wrong ; what mistake I'm doing & do the corrections.
Will wait for your reply Madam .
I understand your problems on weight loss.
I reduced from 72 to 56. Depending upon ones body structure and body weight the nutritionist gives a diet plan. Going hungry in upavas is definitely not a solution and rather makes the things worse. What I understood is that while on diet one should be regular and each meal should be a bit less than what the stomach and tongue demands - in Hindi its said "Bhook se Thoda Kam". The diet should include lot of raw salads and sprouts. We should be able to compare the calories of various vegetables and include the lesser ones in the diet like bottle gourd, ridge gourd, snake gourd etc which fill the stomach and are less in calories. The calorie consciousness during weight reduction goes to the level where one prefers to have the top layer of sambar over a regular soup!!!
In the initial periods of dieting I strictly followed the diet chart prescribed by the dietitian. Later after reaching 67 Kgs from 72 Kgs, I followed the 150 gms of cooked rice meal with unlimited salads, fruits and vegetables as discussed in the above article. Salads are to be taken first followed by the meal. Eating salads first kills the hunger, so that we go slow on the main course.
Vegetable curries should occupy more space in your plate than the carbohydrates like roti and rice. In the past I used Vegetable curries as side dish to eat rice. Now rice is the side dish while eating vegetables and curries. The intake in weight of food is almost the same, because vegetable and dals replace the carbohydrate content. In fact they provide vitamins and protiens and cut the Calories!!! Therefore, if diet is followed, one cannot go hungry, in real sense
Initially while the stomach size starts reducing one has hunger pangs. Choose less calorie fruits like Pear over Apple, Papaya over Chickoo etc. The mantra is you should have only that much fruit in between so that you are hungry for the next meal.
It would be a pain to cook delicious dishes for the family while need to avoid them on the dining table. It needs lots and lots of will-power. Struggle for 3 to 4 months and start getting results. Thereafter enjoy for the rest of the life..
Don't try to ever save on doctor's fee or avoid him and embark on a slimming spree on its own. Its bound to stop in-between because of friends and relatives remarks. If you pay the fee and start, the doctor fixes the next visit date and for having paid the fee you would like to get the benefit too and therefore try to continue your dieting and exercises. There would be times when you have a doubt as to whether you are on the right track or not. If you don't pay the fee or avoid the doctor and go on you own, the shadows of fear and under-nourishment become longer and longer day after day, which would haunt you till you abandon the program. On the contrary it's always better to have a check-up by your doctor when you reach different milestones. His OKing encourages you psychologically and makes you stronger mentally with passage of time to reach your desired weight levels.
For me even today every meal is a bit less than what the tongue and stomach asks, and I satiate it with a glass of buttermilk made from low fat milk!!!!
Madam, brisk walking for 3 miles a day is the cheapest and best exercise for our age for weight reduction
Hope these tips would help you
Anamika has more questions
Dear Gayatri Madam,
Thanks for your detailed mail, giving me details which I didn't know about. Esp. never thought of seeing the calories of vegs. before preparing for the meal.
I delayed my reply to you, because had undergone a 'Thyroid' test. But got that result too yesterday & it also came back normal.
I met another lady who had also come for the same test, due to unexplained weight gain. She said for some women, this menopausal stage will lose lot of weight or will gain lot of weight. She said she totally avoided milk & milk products because here the milk is highly processed -- too much fat content. That's why a majority of people gain weight when they come to Gulf she said.
I also thought of this step being a primary reason, but wanted to ask your opinion too. Because , without milk, what to do for calcium needs -- that lady is a Non-Vegetarian so she was ok. Could you please suggest me a veg. method to intake calcium ?
I was eagerly waiting to see your sample diet chart, but maybe you don't want to share the items. Just as a guidance for me I asked.
I'm also planning to write a meal plan for me, giving all the tips you've given. If it is not a problem for you, could you please correct the plan for me ?
OK, bye till next mail,
Dear Gayatri garu,
January 25, 2011 11:32 PM
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hi Gayatri garu,
My name is Aparna and iam basically form Hyderabad. Very recently we moved to UK after my marriage and I came to know about your site through one of my friends who uses it regularly. I found your site very interesting and helpful especially for girls like me. I have gone through your article LifeStyle Change and found it very useful to me. Iam very much inspired by that article and changed my food habits to lose weight. I over-weigh to my height and so I thought of doing exercise and dieting as mentioned in your Life Style change article.
And I have question here regarding the Phytolacca berry pills of Homeopathy to lose weight. Iam getting these pills from India through one of my friends to use them lo lose weight. Could you please tell me how to take those pills....like at what time and how many pills per day to get the ideal results?
This information is very helpful to me. I will be waiting to hear from you.
Any weight reduction program should be under a qualified professional's advice. The basic objective of my article is that, one should have a balanced diet and a moderate exercise. It is always advisable to consult a professional, if any medicine also needs to be added for weight reduction. Because a medicine is decided according to an individual's specific needs. Please do not be guided with one medicine with one dosage suggested by non-professionals
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