Ten ways to make your kids eat more fruits & veggies

I am a mother of a four year old girl who has been a picky eater since the time she ate her first morsel of solid food. Some days were a breeze, but some were bad and most were downright miserable. Being a doctor, I know how important healthy diet and nutrition is, but children are not born with the wisdom of the benefits of healthy eating. It is a gradual learning process, for both children and parents alike. We as parents are well aware of the snowball effect a bad diet can have on our bodies and lives. Making […]

Why and how to become a Vegetarian?

Below 3 videos should give more reasons and ideas than a big 1000 words article on why and how to become a vegetarian.     #1. 30 Reasons to Go Vegetarian There are numerous reasons to go vegetarian but listing them in order of importance is key. This video does exactly that – lists a number of reasons most of which are related to your health. Some of the visuals might be disturbing, so do take care (but then this might just be what is needed to inspire/force one to go vegetarian).     #2. Get connected, go Green If […]

Work out BMI (Body Mass Index)

This article gives a brief about Body Mass Index (BMI), why you need to know it and best websites where you can work out BMI. What is BMI? Weight of a person alone cannot determine if the person is overweight or not. It has to be considered in relation to his/her body size, percentage of body fat and so on. Body Mass Index (BMI) is one such simple index or a calculated number which gives an idea of person’s weight with respect to his height.  Body Mass Index is not the most accurate indicator by any means as it doesn’t […]

Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)

When we go travelling we automatically do something very naturally. To access where we want to go we always start from where we are and then think about our best ways to get to our destinations and how much effort and time it requires. This applies to weight loss efforts as well but seldom most of us follow. For us to lose weight we need to know and understand situation of our body, what is its current energy requirement and then we can choose the correct attainable destination (read ideal weight) and also the best way to get there. The […]