3 effective ways to lose weight naturally

“A journey of thousand miles begins with a single step”

Here comes the season of bloom & gloom, a perfect season to lose your stubborn fat. Many people look for a quick fix to lose weight but remember no shortcuts are applied here.

But If you are determined to get rid of that extra flab on your body, follow these effective strategies to lose your weight naturally.

Consume Green Tea- The Best Antioxidant:

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It is no doubt that some food and beverages are directly linked to maintaining your body weight. Green tea, being a natural beverage is loaded with antioxidants. Consuming 3-4 cups of green tea on regular basis boosts your fat burning process up to 18%.

Increase Protein & Fiber Intake:

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Protein is the main ingredient in losing your weight quickly. Some foods such as eggs, meat, beans & legumes provide you the highest amount of protein that aids in reducing your obesity to a great extent.

If you are a vegan, I would suggest consuming legumes that contains about twice as much protein as meat & other non-veg diets. On the other hand, fiber-rich foods can help in reducing your appetite to a great extent, so you will surely eat less & your weight loss journey would be much easier.

Honey & lemon drink- It works wonders:

This drink has some magical effects in controlling obesity. Once you get used to its taste, you will not leave a single day without consuming it. I would recommend consuming this drink before breakfast. I bet you will start feeling the difference in a week time & you will also notice a feeling of lightness in your body.

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General Tips to hit your weight loss target:

  • Avoid taking sugary products; they are the biggest enemy of a healthier person. No doubt sugar is indeed a poison for your body.
  • Do some sorts of cardio at home & walk regularly for about half an hour.
  • Combat your food addiction smartly.

“No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch”

So, don’t lose hope & tell yourself-I can do this!

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A Glimpse of Turkey- Part 1

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It was on August 4th, 2014, that I got my first glimpse at the shore of turkey. Despite my groggy state and red eyes that begged me to give them a rest, courtesy of the 5-hour flight from Dubai, I couldn’t help but stare at the vast expanse of the Mediterranean through the plane window. The sun had just come up an hour ago, and the sunlight hit the ocean at just the right angle to give the illusion of diamonds floating in the water. To say I was flabbergasted by the beauty of it would be an understatement.

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Having grown up near the sea for the majority of my life had made me love the oceans, sea, beaches, lake, you name it and I’m pretty sure I would be in love with that water body. So just imagine my state when my eyes laid upon nothing but water as I stared out the window. I could see small ships resembling raisins from such a height. I kept on watching as the ships became denser and the variety increased as well. And finally, I could see the coast of Istanbul and nothing- not even the wailing baby-could have me take my eyes off such a majestic sight.

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Fast forward 2 hours and I’m standing outside the airport with my family, the sun beating down on us with such a ferocity that had me thinking if it had some personal issues with us. I guess you could only appreciate the sun when you’re sitting in a comfortable seat, in a cold environment with a blanket wrapped around you, looking out of the plane and thanking the sun for make it look like barrels of diamond exploded in the sea.

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 Too bad I couldn’t glare back at the sun. I don’t think my corneas would have appreciated it. Anyway, squinting my eyes and assessing the view before me, the very first thing that I noticed was the diversity. Of course, standing in front of an international airport of the world’s most 2nd visited country will make you notice that. But the diversity I noticed was not among the crowds of people rushing past me. No, it was the taxi drivers that caught my eye. I could see people of all skin tones, speaking different versions of Arabic, I saw Chinese, I saw Americans and some South Asians here and there too. Being a big fan of diversity, I felt a smile gracing my lips.

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3 easy steps to develop a skin-care routine

Skin is the largest barrier of our body against harmful toxins & its care is often neglected by most of us. Our skin is faced with different challenges like pollution, ultraviolet sun rays & harsh abrasion that can weaken the structure of our skin.

Are you one of those lazy people who least bother about their skin care routine?

 Here is the information that can change your attitude towards your sluggishness in a skincare routine.

A skin care routine is of utmost importance as it is helpful in keeping the skin healthy. A proper skin care is a long-term investment that will pay off in the years to come.

By following these easy steps, you can bring a huge difference in your life:

  1. Use a simple cleanser for youthful skin:

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Cleansers are affordable & available for all skin types. They aid in removing dirt from your skin. As time grows, your skin becomes less vibrant & often accompanied by acne & wrinkles. A proper skin care routine with the use of exfoliators, moisturizers & cleansing products can remove the dullness of your skin. It is, in fact, a secret formula for eliminating dead cells of the skin and delaying wrinkles to a great extent.

  1. Use skin toners & boost your confidence:

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Toners are recommended to maintain the PH level of all skin types. It enables your skin to be strong enough for any external threats. Having a clear & blissful skin can boost your confidence to a great extent. As it is said, “First impression is the last impression”. So, meet people with your best face that is only possible through a proper skin care routine.

  1. Use moisturizer & save your money:

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Using moisturizers can have a dramatic effect on your skin as it controls the extra amount of oil that a skin secretes. If you strive to keep your skin healthy, it will protect you from costly skin issues. A skin care routine will save your money by resisting acne scars, deep wrinkles & skin discoloration. Hence you would be able to prevent your costly trips to dermatologists or plastic surgeons for addressing your underlying skin issues.

Are you convinced now to develop a healthy skin routine?

Also, begin with some general care practices that can help you in the maintenance of a healthy skin naturally.

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  • Drinking lots of water
  • Consuming more fruits & vegetables
  • Managing stressful situations
  • Establishing a workout routine

So, want a vibrant skin on a low budget? Just follow these 3 easy steps & change your life!

 

 

 

Mental illness explained: Bipolar Disorder

Sometimes what you see on TV isn’t true; other times it touches on reality but doesn’t completely reveal the whole truth. If you’ve watched The Silver Lining Playbook, you’ve see how someone with bipolar disorder can be. But the condition is far more than what Bradley Cooper’s character portrayed it to be.

Bipolar, a personality disorder and a mental illness, can affect the social and mental well-being of the patients that fall victim to it. While we all have episodic mood swings once in a while, people with bipolar disorder fluctuate between two extremes of moods and personalities.

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When one time they’re happy and pleasant, the next moment they could become excessively angry and irritated, and the next they could go into a state of depression. But that’s something almost everyone now knows.

Bipolar disorder comes with other symptoms as well apart from the classic mood swings. People with this disorder are usually rebellious and take big risks during their aggravated state of mind. Suring this period, they may be impulsive and formulate seemingly impossible plans. Many patients with bipolar are also insomniacs with fast-paced thoughts and with lack of tiredness.

The opposite symptoms usually occur in their period of depression. Anxiety, sadness, lack of energy, and suicidal thoughts are characteristic of this state of mind.

The solution? Proper clinical treatment.

Once the condition is diagnosed, patients with bipolar disorder are put on therapy as well as certain medication like antipsychotics to alleviate the symptoms of this disorder.
Bipolar disorder can take a toll on the social life of the patient. Recognizing and treating this condition as soon as possible is the key to leading a better life.

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Tips for growing hair longer in short period of time

“My hair grows and grows: you cannot stop it-that fellow grows, it grows wild” A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Are you finding an instant solution for growing hairs longer or are you looking to transform your looks by growing longer hairs in a short time?  

So, here is the perfect guide to achieving the maximum hair length in a short time.

  1. Warm Oil Scalp Massage

A scalp massage with warm hair oil can increase blood flow to your pores. It surely helps in a faster hair growth. You can choose from coconut oil, mustard oil, olive oil or even almond oil.

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Method:

  • Start warming up the oil in a microwave oven. Make sure the temperature is not too hot to burn your hair scalp.
  • Then use your fingertips to massage your scalp thoroughly. Keep massaging for few minutes.
  • You can shampoo your hairs after an hour time. Don’t forget to use a hair conditioner for long-lasting results.
  • Repeat the procedure twice every week.
  1. Lock the cuticles with cold water:

Hot water is linked with a weakening of hair strands. As a result, it leads to breakage of hairs more often. Always use lukewarm water to wash your hairs but at the end don’t forget to give a blast of cold water to your hairs.

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But why?

It is just because cold water aids in closing your scalp pores that eventually protects your scalps from dirt & oils. No more shedding of hairs now!

This smaller step can make a huge difference in getting maximum hair length in less time.

  1. Foods to Eat:

A healthy diet is linked to a better hair growth. Don’t forget to consume these foods on regular basis to boost your hair’s length.

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  • Dry fruits such as almonds, walnuts & peanuts. Put them in your pockets & keep chewing them for the whole day.

(Note: Keep eating in a moderate quantity. Excess of everything is bad)

  • Biotin-rich foods such as egg yolks
  • Avocados
  • Dairy products like milk and cheese

And the list goes on!

Given these points, just concentrate on these few steps and feel a big difference 🙂

How Mainstream Bollywood Normalizes Stalking and Sexual Harassment

DISCLAIMER: We LOVE Bollywoood and can’t help but run to the cinema when a new movie comes out!

Bollywood fans are spread throughout the globe, regardless of the nationalities and race. The vibrant colors, storylines, action moves and the setting in which they take place somehow captivates its audience and keeps them loyal. However, there are also downsides to it.

Let’s talk about how mainstream Bollywood normalizes stalking and sexual harassment. You know what type of mainstream I’m talking about here. The one in which a male develops a crush on the female protagonist and even after the female rejects the male, he keeps on pursuing her against her wishes. However, in the end, the female ends up falling in love with her stalker, as her stalker does not back out, having no effect on the female rejecting him.

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Now it’s all portrayed in such a fashion, that the audience enjoys it, realizing nothing wrong with the storyline. Bollywood is famous for producing films like these, and they’re quite popular too! But by doing so, they’re also normalizing stalking.

Coming to sexual harassment, we all know how explicit Bollywood has become. While some of those actions does include the consent of the heroine, others don’t. I’m talking about the early days of the couple’s romance. Where the male is still pursuing the female. Often times, the hero will hold the heroine’s hand or hug her forcefully. But instead of getting outraged, the female protagonist just giggles and runs away, shying. In real life, however, the male would be receiving a resounding slap, am I not right?

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You may argue that this is all for entertainment purposes, and should not be taken so seriously. But take a moment and think about what effect this is having on the younger generation and even this generation? Many kids, especially in India, grow up seeing Bollywood movies. Kids pick up a lot of things and some of them stay with them throughout their life. If they constantly see the male aggressively pursuing the female, while getting creepier by the minute and instead of perceiving it as a bad thing, the kid’s family is actually laughing at those scenes and songs? What impact does this have on the kid’s mind? He thinks it’s perfectly normal to do that in real life, paying no heed to the fact that the woman has said no the first time around. But to still stalk her until she falls in love with him. To touch her or lightly brush his body against her own, and think of it as romantic, and not sexual harassment.

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And since Bollywood is spread throughout the globe, it’s affecting all the younger generations out there. This could be one of the reasons for the alarming increase of rape cases in India. It’s time Bollywood stops this, and instead make movies which are positively inclined. Make people realize the power of the word NO and empower women. To start objectifying women and start treating them like a vital part of the society.

 

Uses for Aloe Vera

I believe the 21st century will confirm Aloe Vera to be the greatest medicine mankind has ever known–Lee Ritter, N.D

The history of aloe vera plant is dated back to almost 5000 years. It is due to the fact that Aloe Vera plant has uncountable benefits in our daily lives. It is not only used extensively in beauty products but also used for treating life-threatening diseases.

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Here I am going to share some effective uses for aloe vera-the miracle plant:

Aloe Vera for weight loss:

Is your excess weight becoming stubborn? Are you getting fed up with that extensive workout?

Just relax. Aloe vera juice is a solution to all your problems. It will greatly help in increasing your metabolism.  Moreover, if consumed daily it will make you feel satiated hence prevent you from overeating.

A combination of Aloe Vera and honey is good for weight loss. Hence, you can intake the mixture to aid you in losing that extra flab.

How to use?

  • Mix 1 tablespoon of honey with the diluted Aloe juice.
  • Kick start your day with a glass of honey and Aloe juice on regular basis.

Aloe Vera Gel on Face:

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Majority of the dermatologists & herbalists recommend aloe vera for treating various skin diseases. It is a proven remedy to treat skin burns, darker complexion and even pimples on your face. You just need to apply aloe vera gel on your face daily; I bet you will feel the difference in just a few weeks.

Aloe Vera for hair fall:

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Aloe Vera contains proteolytic enzymes that are capable of repairing dead skin cells on the scalp. It also aids in hair growth, prevents itching and dryness on your scalp. Some people use it as a conditioner that leaves your hairs smooth & shiny.

Here are few methods to use aloe vera for curbing your hair fall.

  • Mix equal quantities of aloe vera juice with coconut oil. Apply it on your hairs thrice a week for greater results.
  • Mix 2 tablespoon of castor oil with 1 cup of fresh Aloe vera gel. It is just perfect for rapid hair growth.
  • Take 1 cup of fresh aloe vera & mix 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Then add 1 tablespoon of honey and apply on your scalp for 15 minutes.

Try these home remedies with aloe vera to enhance your beauty in no time.