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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Food tweaks for healthier me

Food tweaks for healthier me 







Like an super fast express train, 365 days  slips by and it’s that time of the year again where I am ready with my list of resolutions. As far as I can remember, losing weight and getting fit has always been my number one resolution. Every new year, I edit the previous year resolution adjusting the number. Like lose 15 kg this year, while the target for last year was 10. Low self esteem, increased negativity, self loathing, overindulgence in food come hand-in-hand.
This 2019, I mindfully devised few knacks to shed my extra pounds.Instead  of depriving myself of all the good food in the name of crash diet, I kind of tweaked my eating habits .

Here is my tweak list..

Situation 1:I am invited -party time


Every time there is a party in the family or friends, I get nervous about me overeating. I  generally ditch the party and crib till eternity for missing out on fun or overload myself with all the yummylicious food and go on a guilt trip .





Tweak 1: Consciously, I make my plate with  starters, main course and of course  desserts in the first go. By doing this, I know what and how many calories goes into my body. Dang!!no second serving. 


Situation 2: Junk for snacks.

Tea breaks at office is when colleagues bring a lot of snacks-mostly fried, sugary, oily on the tea table.


Tweak 2: I bring myself a healthy snack like a fruit bowl or a vegetable juice.When tempted, I imagine how I feel after gobbling up that junk.I think about all those extra pounds settling on my hip making me not for in favorite office shirt. On a lighter note, I get involved in conversation diverting my attention from junk food.


Situation 3 : Heavy meals=Overeating




Tweak 3: Instead of stuffing 3 big meals, I split my meals into 6 portions. This  method really works for me, because I feel full and active through out the day. By the end of the day, I try to consume adequate  fiber,  protein, veggies and fruits. Target early dinner mostly no  food after 8 PM.

Situation  4: Crave caffeine.

I am big time coffee addict.




Tweak 4: A cup of coffee in the morning is what I limit to .Sip green tea or hot water through out the day. This not only makes me full but also helps in digestion.

Other tweaks...
  1. Believe and be  positive - Always.
  2. Stay active - Move and take a walk when ever possible. Stretching at the desk helps me.
  3. Sleep - Quality over quantity of sleep. 
  4. Consistency -  Design a simple, realistic and acheivable plan.Stick to it.
  5. Reward and repeat - a week long diet and exercise? - I reward myself with a cup cake or a piece of tandoori- guilt free this time:)

I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy 'You'.
-Joyce Meyer
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Topic of Blog train 

Dr. Feelgood – How are you planning to tweak your Food Habits for 2019 .

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28 comments:

  1. Disciplining self is the toughest of all. But when we work with self and are in harmony with it, finding work around and staying true to them becomes easy.
    Carrying ones own healthy snacks rather is a take away from this post for me Rashmi.
    Wishing you a great positive year ahead.

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  2. Frankly speaking, to me the last 6 "Other tweaks" are more important to me. Enjoying life, being happy, maintaining consistency is key to any kind of promise that we make to ourself.

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    1. Hi Alpana. Honestly, staying positive is the tufeat part for me. I try to pick up where I dropped. Thanks for dropping by!

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  3. I can never control myself on eating. All the best to you. If I eat something which I feel will increase my weight I walk around a little more to compensate on that ��

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    1. Hi Dimple. Happens to me too. I am big time foodie and the more I resist to eat, the more I end up eating. Walking after food definitely helps :) thanks for dropping by :)

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  4. Loved your tweaks . I am taking some of them for applying in my life too 😉

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    1. Hi . Yes we all deserve to be healthy. I am glad the tips were useful to you:)

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  5. Interesting read, Rashmi. Yes determination is all one need. Thanks for being a part of this train.

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  6. Nice tweaks. Bringing a healthy snack to office keeps us full avoiding unnecessary coffee breaks.

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    1. Hi Mahathi. Yes a healthy snack along with home cooked food solves most of he problem. I avoid eating outside that way. Thanks for dropping by :)

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  7. Hey I cld relate very well to Ur tweaks, enjoying life n.being happie is really important..

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  8. Wish you luck for your tweaks. Portion control helps

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  9. LOvely list and especially the healthy smacking point. I agree unhealthy snacking is one of the prominent reason of unhealthy calorie intake and we all should work on that.

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  10. A resolution with tweaks as sub-clauses is definitely a brilliant idea. Makes the villain called 'temptation' less powerful.

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  11. "junk for snacks" is my problem too. I had a sitting job and all the time in between I was chomping on one thing or the other. Though I have broken it now, but still need to work on healthy eating practice.

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  12. Tweak away to a healthier you. Workable tricks. All the best

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  13. Nice piece. I would any day endorse the food and other tweaks that you have listed. Could relate to many of them!

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  14. Tweaking food habits for a party. Now this is an unusual take on the prompt. Loved your situations ans tweaks. Do try and come up with these tweaks for guests at home, and kid parties too. I really need them.

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  15. Love the tweaks though I honestly have to admit all my self control and discipline goes for a toss whenever I see food

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  16. I know controlling yourself is the toughest task when you are in middle of good smelling food. Yesterday only I was in a family function and I found myself craving for all oily stuff. But I had to stop myself. Back home I felt happy that I could control myself.

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  17. All these are simple changes and easily manageable. Small steps can surely help in long run.

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  18. Tweaks are easy to implement and the best one is Stay Positive which helps us generously in all spheres of life. All the Best

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  19. I too am a coffee-addict so I can attest to the fact that not having coffee after 5pm really improved the quality of my sleep.

    To ad to your other points, taking steps instead of elevators whenever possible is another seemingly small but hugely beneficial tweak.

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  20. Great idea to eat starters and fillers at a party. Doable... Also the six meals. I am a converted fan of two big meals. Life is all about trying and testing. Great post

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  21. I love the idea of quality sleep over quantity of sleep.I'm trying hard to sleep early and turn off my mobile phones early every day but fail miserably,I'm gonna keep this sentence in mind and work accordingly 😊👍
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    I love the tweaks you added here perfect and can easily be achieved
    #vigorousreads #blogtrain #NYR2019 #Newyear_bloghop

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  22. Me too coffee addict and it's really tough to control it. I liked your green tea option and would definitely like to implement it.

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  23. Health is always an important concern for me. Loved your tweaks dear.

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