Friends, regular activities, balanced and healthy diet, reduced calories can help you stay on track. If you love eating foods then you are not going to lose weight…
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These are the exact words I were listening every day from the so-called experts who lost some pounds when I was trying to lose weight.

It hurts me a lot and a lot…

If you love eating foods then you are not going to lose weight…

You might also be facing these kinds of killer words from your family members or even some advised you to stop eating everything and rely on bread…

But I am going to tell you a plan that you could still lose weight when you are eating 3 times a day. Sound’s Interesting? Let me tell you the real story of weight loss…

You might also be thinking some time that people who are eating a lot but still losing weight are very lucky but it’s actually not…

But the difference in you and those lucky people is that they knew which foods are beneficial for their body physique and will never be going to gift them the extra calories…

So, if you are also eating those foods your weight will be reduced quickly with your physical activities…Yes it’s that easy man

Let’s jump to our actual Plan:

Find and Stop Eating High calories foods:

Most of the people want to filter their diet plan and remove the high calories food from their list but they don’t know the exact method…

I mean who’s that free to read the labels and ingredients for finding the exact calories every time…

Here’s the Formula:

Just stop eating the foods from the shopping bags, wait what?

Yes, I mean the processed food from the market including your favorite burgers, pizza, nuggets and the list goes on…

And all the other foods which you buy from the market like Biryani, Qorma and our other traditional food items…

Why stop eating these Items?

The processed foods which we love to eat from the market are totally loaded with oil and calories and are your enemies in weight loss.

I must tell you that our digestion system is not smart enough to digest these foods completely without exercise…

So, these foods get stored in our body in the form of fats and calories which you know very difficult to burn.

When you are going to lose weight then you don’t need the extra calories even you need to burn the old calories, so stop eating these items immediately if you love your body.

Start Eating Low-Calories Natural Foods:

You might be thinking that I had already stopped you from eating everything by saying to stop eating from market but it’s actually not…

“Not from eating market” never means this Sunday you are going to the store for buying bread and mayonnaise and make the burgers at home.

Then what will you eat?

As I have already mentioned above that when you are trying to lose weight you need to stop eating extra calories and start burning the old calories.

So, for stopping yourself from eating the fats and calories you need to start eating the natural foods.

Natural foods are very low calories and your digestion system can easily process them without any exercise.

But which Natural Foods, you are saying?

The foods which are not processed and can be taken directly and those qualities are in Vegetables and Fruits.

Yes, as you are the taste lover so you could eat every single recipe of vegetables without adding any kind of meat.

In your this diet plan, you could also eat your favorite fruits even after eating 3 times in a day.

So in a nutshell: Your diet plan will be eating the protein breakfast at morning like bread with egg and cup of tea, Lunch with your favorite vegetable and in Dinner again the vegetable recipes.

If you feel hungry in between the meals then eat your favorite fruits except for banana.

After maintaining your eating routine around tasty vegetables and fruits now you are not gaining any extra fats and calories and your body is ready to lose the weight.

But I must say don’t break your routines…

Start Doing some Cardio Exercise:

I know most of the foodies don’t enjoy doing the exercise…

But here’s the deal…

You just need to do the exercise for 25-30 minutes… yes, it’s that easy…

Simply select your favorite cardio from running, walking, jogging, rope jumping and start doing it for 20 minutes then after some days increase your time to 30 minutes.

If you are eating the vegetables and fruits and doing little cardio exercise session believe me soon you are going to see some big results.

Sip some weight Loss drinks:

Most of the people who are trying the weight loss drinks are not on the right diet plan and this is the reason it never helped them in losing extra calories…

Here’s the Secret…

If you are drinking the weight loss drinks (Green tea is the best) after your exercise session then you will get the maximum benefits from it in less time possible.

You can also try some time black coffee without cream and other weight loss drinks but without sugar when green tea is not looking the best option to you.

So, by just sipping the green tea after exercise you would burn the more calories.

Conclusion:

When you are trying to lose weight in an easy way then, first of all, you need to find and remove the high calories food from your diet as I mentioned above.

Then you need to find and make the list of your favorite vegetables and start eating those in your lunch and dinner on the daily basis.

After some days when you think that your diet plan is well settled and you are ready for the next step then start the cardio exercise with little session and go to the maximum time duration.

Don’t ever try to starve for losing more weight because it’s not the good way, just keep eating natural and losing weight slowly but effectively.

Now the important thing is that you will follow this very easy weight loss plan or just forget it in some days, as we know if we need to reach our goals then take the first action…it’s very important You can also read some more exciting weight loss guides at Fit Pakistani.

How are you going to stop eating high calories and start eating low calories? let me know in the comments.

Cups of coffee and plate of dates.

This is a frequently asked question by all women, How we can maintain or lose weight during Ramazan?. Most of us are taking fried food in Sahri or Iftar in result of gaining few more kilos. In this post I will share my most favorite diet trainer MOOMAL ASIF’s Ramazan Diet Plan to help you out in maintaining your weight. First let me tell you how we can bring back a balance and healthy lifestyle. Actually its all about managing your eating habits, self control and discipline during Ramadan. Give a break to your stomach and expel toxins from your body 🙂  Fasting teaches us to practice spiritually and not to eat excessively.
SUHOOR/ SAHRI should be wholesome, that is filling and provides enough energy for many hours. Include meals which are slow digesting in sehri.
IFTAR is the meal which breaks the fast. We break our fast with Dates and water, following the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) Tradition or Sunnah. Dates provide you nutritionally burst, you will see that dates are very unique in their nutrient content. Dates contain very high levels of potassium (much more than a banana), a key re-hydration mineral and a special carbohydrate blend that enhances hydration above and beyond water alone.
You can add fruit juices in your meal. Here are Moomal Asif’s Ramzan Diet plan for 30 days. Hope it will help you out in maintaining your diet.

Keep us in your prayers.

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Breakfast is more than just a meal and very important meal of a day, we should start our day with calories friendly recipe— it’s a way of life. The right recipe with right nutrients will help keep you feeling full straight on through to lunchtime . According to Rebecca Clyde, “Eating just carbohydrates will provide you with quick energy, but won’t hold you over until lunch. It’s the balance of nutrients that will keep you in tip-top shape into the afternoon.”

For those counting calories , here are few ideas …you must try for breakfast.  They are delicious and diet friendly!

OATS GAJRELA / KHEER

oats kheer mOats kheer is healthy and simple recipe. I have tried oats gajrela and believe me it was too good and delicious. Summers are coming and this is a perfect dessert for your family.

INGREDIENTS:

Quaker Oats1/2 cup
Desi ghee/ oil1 tbsp
Cardamom powder1 tsp
Milk3 cups
Grated carrot (if making gajrela)4 tbsp
Nutsas needed

METHOD:

  • Add 1 tbsp oil/ desi ghee in pot and cardamoms. Stir for few seconds and add grated carrots. (if making gajrela otherwise add oats as mentioned in next step)
  • Stir for few seconds. Now add oats and stir for few more seconds.
  • Add milk and sugar/ honey. Mix well.
  • Let it cook for few minutes, keep on stiring.
  • When become thick add nuts.
  • Serve chill.
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“EVERY JOURNEY BEGINS WITH THE SINGLE STEP, BUT YOU WILL NEVER FINISH IF YOU DON’T START”. Yes, magic wands do not exist in fitness and weight loss, If you want results …. you have to work hard otherwise your wish will always stay a wish.

Few years back I have interviewed Moomal Asif ,who is an excellent trainer and dietitian. Today i am introducing another Weight – loss expert Hina Iftikhar, She is an expert in this field. She is helping hundreds of Women, lose weight fast by being personally involved with each person for support in healthy eating, fitness workout videos, and continuous encouragement to help them reach their weight loss goals.
Hina is Masters in English and stuyding diet and nutrition from a renowned university these days. She is a housewife and the mother of a beautiful six year old daughter. Due to PCOS and infertility she has gained a lot of weight. Self study helped her fight obesity. She is one of the admins at the popular ladies Facebook group “Our Weight Loss Regime”. She is running a blog where she is sharing her experiences and tips about health and fitness . Link to her Blog is below:

HONIFIED

I am grateful to her for sharing her experience in the field of health and wellness. She sheds light on the nutrition and diet, as well as shares her thoughts on why working as a weight loss expert is a job worth doing.

Self-confidence and weight loss are two interrelated axes. When you have high self-confidence you can lose weight easier because you believe in yourself.no more excuses d1

 

Question: You have helped so many women through your fitness program. Please tell us what convinced
you to lead a healthy lifestyle, and what inspired you to turn it into a fitness program and form a group.
Hina:

 I was skinny as a child, with puberty came pcos, insulin resistance and gradual gain in weight and other symptoms related to pcos such as thinning scalp. Initially,I made the same mistakes, starving to lose weight. I didn’t have proper understanding or knowledge of the science of fat loss. So I did what everyone does initially, go without food all day with minimal eating. Little did I know then that this is a metabolism killer and you not only stop losing weight but in fact gain even more.

Then eat less and workout more was my next step. Once again you start encountering weight loss plateaus, to overcome those, the trainer tells you to further reduce your intake and increase workout time. This soon leads to impractical and insane amount of workout and very less eating.

As I said earlier there are years of mistakes in ignorance and then years of self study that led to knowledge and ultimately adopting a healthy lifestyle. But despite following a healthy regime losing fats with PCOS and insulin resistance is very challenging. There comes a point in life where you realise despite loving and accepting your self the way you are, you need to do more. Although I ate clean and healthy and walked for one hour daily I was not losing fats. I started HIIT workout with very low carbs diet and lost 16 kgs and a whooping number of inches, 4 inches from chest, 6 from waist, 5 from lower abs, 3 from hips and 2 from thighs, in 1 year.

A friend and my former colleague’s daughter Maryam Rauf formed this group and added me as a member among other acquaintances. I had vast knowledge on the subject due to years of self study so I started writing posts. My command over language and my knowledge both are tools that makes my writings on different issues and topics relevant with the science of fat loss appealing to the readers. When Maryam’s commitments made it difficult for her to run the group actively, she requested Sundas and I, to run the group as admins. She knew both of us personally, and trusted enough to hand over the group to us. So being admin of the group was more of a chance or perhaps predestined.

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Question: Can you share your most effective diet plan with us.
Hina: 

Basically I do not believe in the so called conventional diets. In fact I am totally against following fad diets or starvation that women usually endure due to lack of knowledge. These can be harmful for vital organs, besides being metabolism killers these can bring onslaught of muscle loss, hair fall, brittle nails, weakness and aging.

I myself following ketogenic diet, because of insulin resistance due to PCOS.

But for generally otherwise healthy or more specifically people with no hormonal imbalance, it is advisable to have a nutritionally balanced, clean and healthy, limited calories, limited starches, 3-5 meals, meal plan with portion control based on approximately 1200 calories daily, to help them lose extra fat.

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Question: What are some of the challenges you faced in the beginning, and what can those who want to start their weight loss journey learn from them?

Hina:

Losing weight for me is very challenging due to insulin resistance, as each person varies, so does how your body responds to your efforts to lose weight varies. Mine is the most stubborn fat, but I have learnt to embrace myself the way I am. Despite the odds, I lost a considerable amount of fats, toned my muscles and adopted a positive attitude towards life. I learnt to remain calm in any level of stressful situations.

  • Patience and consistency help you go a long way. Unfortunately when we start making efforts to lose weight, the graph of expectations goes so high, that any initial disappointments lead to quitting the efforts. It takes time, patience, perseverance and a lot of commitment to overcome any obstacles in life including obesity.
  • Since we are talking about challenges, I will add something though not asked, but I want to share. When I and Sundas started off as admins, the group was literally dead. Although there were 2500 members at that time but no one posted, there were no comments on our posts and it literally seemed to Sundas and I, we were two last persons alive on a planet of dead. But we shared links, whatever we were reading currently. We shared motivational stories. And slowly we started getting member requests and new members were active and adding their friends and family members. Soon the activity on group became too much for us to handle. So we requested active group members with sound knowledge to help us. The group today has five active admins, and almost 60,000 members.

You can join Hina’s group for more details: OUR WEIGHT LOSS REGIME

 

Question: Although there are many things one can do to get fit, what are the most effective tips you would recommend for someone who is just starting out on a fitness journey?

Hina:

Yes, there are many ways to reach the same goal. How do you decide which one to follow.

  • There are today doctors and nutritionists who advise medicine. There is the tried and tested eat less workout more. There are fad diets and there are starvation like self created diets.
  • I would always suggest your body is a sacred gift from nature and should never be abused. Least of all for a reason such as weight loss which can be achieved following a healthy regime. What can be better if by following clean and healthy eating and regular workout regime, you not only lose weight but also become healthier. Your immunity, strength and stamina increases. Your vital organs, your hormones, blood pressure, blood sugar levels, sleep, skin, hair, nails etc everything improves or comes in optimal levels.
  • Decide what is your real goal? Are you aiming for a short term goal or ready for lifelong commitment. For a lot of people trying to lose weight is a seasonal thing, just before their own or some relative’s wedding, they can be aiming at some reduction in inches. For this they usually have a bigger goal in short period of time. Stress over not losing weight makes it even worse as stress hinders fat loss, especially from stubborn fat areas.
  • On the other hand what actually should be is that every day you watch what you eat. A little checked or portion controlled indulgence is very much acceptable but generally every one whether obese or lean, whether young or old, should be following clean and healthy eating with regular workout.
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Question: Many people give up early when they don’t see results. What motivates you to stick to exercising and eating healthy regularly?

Hina:

Although the fat had accumulated over years, but when someone starts to make an effort to lose weight, the expectations of success are unrealistic. This leads to disappointment.

  • Set realistic goals. Do not over exert. It will take time, energy, effort, patience and perseverance but it will eventually happen. You will reach a realistic goal. Realistic in the sense that no one can beat nature and inheritance, if you are naturally pear shaped you can improve and bring your body into balance but if you hope to become hourglass, it will not happen. But you can improve your appearance within the realistic bounds. Strength training with eating right, can help you improve what nature has given you.
  • What really motivates me is the realization that today the science of weight loss has advanced, and there is more focus on fixing the metabolism rather than finding short time quick fixes. Or yoyo fad diets of the eighties era. I know that as long as my diet and workout regime is boosting my metabolism, I cannot go wrong. Weight loss is challenging for me due to pcos, but I am not competing with anyone. I am going at my own pace and happy that every small step is in the right direction.

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Question: Basic obligations to our own bodies sometimes get neglected, as we can’t seem to find the time to fit them into our busy schedules. What is a typical day for you?

Hina:

Life is indeed too short. With all the duties and many activities that we have each day, at times it comes down to actually setting your priorities straight.

  • I believe whether you are working or a homemaker or stay at home parent, or student, it is a pity if you cannot find the time to eat right and indulge in physical activity such as workout. It is as you said, an obligation to this sacred body to take good care of it.
  • We are actually not living an isolated life, our life is linked with so many other lives. Our health is vital, we can give care and proper nurturing to others only when we are ourselves healthy. So while your other duties take up a lot of your time, if you do not recharge and refresh yourself, your performance in those duties will be affected With obesity comes obesity related diseases. To ward off those I cannot stress enough to give your health and well being primary importance.
  • I workout three days a week, for half an hour, advance level HIIT workout, plus once a week pilates or yoga for thirty minutes. Alternate days workout, one day rest in between to give my body rest and time to recover and repair. I learnt this over time that when it comes to workout less is more.
  • I eat three keto meals with a little indulgence now and then.
  • A lot of my time daily goes to my Facebook group where I answer queries and write posts and share links. The rest of the day is for my lovely family.

Thank you Hina for giving your precious time to me and my readers your single word is useful for us.

I have read somewhere that,

“It’s up to you to decide in which category of people who want to belong; to weight loss winners or weight loss losers. If you think about it, it’s really that simple: you make the decision – set the target and work towards your goals or you just declare defeat and forget about it”.

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I will recommend you to join her group and ask about your fitness problems from her. She will not only help you but also can design customized diet plans for you.

WHAT YOU DO IS WHO YOU WANT TO BE……:)

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CHICKEN OATS HALEEM

oat haleem mOat is a whole grain powerhouse which is fully nutritious and rich in fiber. If you are willing to lose weight than add this grain in your meal. Overnight oats is a feel good start to the day topped with nuts and honey. If you are looking for Gluten free diet than you should add this in your diet.
Today i am sharing a desi style recipe with oats. Yes, you can make haleem from oats and enjoy with your family 🙂

One recipe is with homemade spices and other one is with ready made Haleem Masala.

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INGREDIENTS:

Chicken with bones or breast pieceless than 1/2 kg or 2 breasts
Ginger garlic paste1 tbsp
Oil3-4 tbsp
Oats1 cup
Coriander seeds2 tbsp
Dried chilies2-3
Cardamom1/2 tbsp
Cloves2
Cinnamon stick1 piece
Cumin seeds1 tsp
Coriander leaves and green chiliesas needed
Chat Masalaas needed
Onion1 medium, sliced
Saltto taste
Red chili powder1 tsp

METHOD:

  • Boil chicken In 5 cups water , cook till tender and remove it from stock.
  • Add oats in the same stock and cook till soft. Shred chicken and add in oats.  Set aside.
  • In a pot add oil and fry onion till light brown color appear, add ginger garlic paste in it and cook for few seconds.
  • Dry roast all cardamom, coriander seeds, red whole chilies, cinnamon sticks , cloves and cumin, grind them. Use this haleem spice according to your taste, and store remaining in air tight jar.
  • Add all spices in oil and stir for few minutes.
  • Now add chicken oats mixture and mix well. You can add water if required.
  • Cook till desired consistency obtain.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and chilies.
  • Serve hot.
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INGREDIENTS OF JHATPAT HALEEM:

Chicken 4-5 pieces with bones.
Chicken broth/ stock2 cups
Instant Oats1/2 cup
Haleem masala2-3 tbsp or to taste
Olive Oil / vegetable oil2 tbsp
Green coriander and chiliesas needed

METHOD:

  • Boil chicken in 3 cups water and shred it, save chicken stock.
  • In a pot add 2 tbsp oil, add haleem masala any brand , i have used Shan , and stir for few seconds.
  • Add shredded chicken and saute for few seconds. Now add oats and stir.
  • Add chicken stock in it and let it cook till required consistency obtained.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves, green chilies and chat masala.
  • Squeeze lemon and enjoy.
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SPINACH KEBAB

spinach kebaba mThis recipe my maid told me, I was not sure about the taste first, but believe me when I tasted them I found them very delicious, soft and different.
I am dedicating this recipe to my ongoing contest which is sponsored by VIM. On 69th Independence day of Pakistan we conducted #vim #foodiechallenge, its still going on till 18th August midnight. If you want to participate then come and join us.

INGREDIENTS:

Spinach leaves2 cups, chopped
Garam lentil/ chana dal1/2 cup , soak it in water for 2 hours
Red chili flakes1 tsp
Saltto taste
All spice powder/ garam masala1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves2-3 tbsp
Green chili2
Gram flour3 tbsp

METHOD:

  • Boil water, add spinach and just give 2-3 minute boil. Strain and keep in strainer.
  • Boil lentil and drain water.
  • In a chopper add  lentil, salt, red chili flakes, cumin seeds, all spice powder, coriander leaves and green chili. Chop all ingredients.
  • Take mixture out and add spinach and gram flour in it. You can add more flour if mixture is soft.
  • Make small patties and fry in oil.
  • If you are a dieter then spray olive oil on a pan and fry.
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  • Serve with mint Chantey or Raita.
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1200 diet planYou can prepare Food according to your taste buds keeping calories in you mind. I am posting here  diet plans which I am following. One is my own designed plan and second one is Momal Asif’s.

You can try  FETA CUCUMBER ROLLS (picture above)

HOW TO DIVIDE 1200 CALORIES

We can divide 1200 calories into 6 portions or meals.

  • Breakfast   300 cal
  • Lunch         300 cal
  • Dinner        300 cal
  • Healthy snacks and beverages  throughout the day   300 cal

Take unprocessed food such as fresh fruits, green leafy vegetables, whole grains, low fat dairy, poultry and legumes for meals and snacks. Make sure these can fulfill your minerals and vitamin needs.

1200 Diet plan is very effective because you can lose weight without starving yourself, add your favorite food in your diet plan in control portions. Self control is necessary for losing weight.

Here are DIET PLANS which can help you out to control your diet within 1200 cal.

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BANANA OATS PANCAKES

PANCAKES MFew ingredients Gluten free recipe for my readers today, dieters and health conscious people must try this out. This recipe i have adopted from a website: Simply Delicious.

INGREDIENTS: 

  • Bananas                           2
  • Eggs                                  2
  • Rolled oats                      1/2  cup
  • Baking powder               1/2 tsp
  • Maple syrup or honey   as needed
  • Nuts                                  as needed

METHOD:

  • In a blender add all ingredients, except nuts and maple syrup, blend well.
  • Heat up pan and brush oil. You can cook without oil in non stick pan too. I have sprayed oil on pan.
  • Spread spoon full of mixture on pan and fry till light brown from both sides.
  • Serve hot.
  • Before serving drizzle Maple syrup and nuts on top.
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  • Garnish with strawberries or any other fruit.

 

  • Enjoy fluffy and soft pancakes.
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REDUCE LOWER BODY FATS

inline_618x306_exercisesforlowerbodystrengthLosing weight from lower body is not an easy job. You can only lose fat by adopting healthy diet and daily exercise that includes cardiovascular exercises. With age our metabolism slows, if you want to boost up your metabolism then follow workout plan which I am following.
Lower body fat is stubborn fat. Cellulite( Fat) is actually dimply skin found around thighs and hips and this is different from other part of body fats. Cellulite is found more often in women than men. If your diet is not healthy and have slow metabolism then you will store more Cellulite than others.
Exercise and healthy died can help ward it off.

The Workouts

  •  Glute Bridge
    How to make it harder: Raise one leg, and switch legs after 25 seconds. You can also raise your arms so they’re pointing straight up or lift your toes off the ground.
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  •  Swing with Dumbbells
    How to make it harder: Hold the heavier-weight dumbbells as you swing your arms forward.
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  •  Alternating Curtsy Lunge
    How to make it harder: Hold the heavier-weight dumbbells as you lunge.
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  •  Low Sumo Squat
    How to make it harder: Hold the heavier weight as you squat.
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  •  Iso-Explosive Squat
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The Best Workout for a Toned, Tight Butt.

All pictures and Video are adopted from Google.

PAN ROASTED CORNS

roasted corns mA side dish which you can serve with roasted or steamed chicken. Dieters you can also make these roasted corns for your lunch today.

INGREDIENTS:

Corns (tin) or use fresh and boiled corns500 gms
Black pepper1 tsp
Saltto taste
Red chili powder1 tsp
Oregano1/2 tsp
Butter2 tbsp

METHOD:

  • In a pan add butter and corns. Fry them till light brown.
  • Add all spices and stir.
  • You can squeeze one lemon juice also. I have added sliced onion and tomatoes which is optional.
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QUICK CHICKEN

quick chicken mI am grateful to my dear cousin Haleema Shahid for sharing her very easy and low fat Quick (Jhat pat) recipe with us. Very less spices she has used. Your kids will defiantly like this chicken.

INGREDIENTS:

Chicken1/2 kg
Saltto taste
Vinegar2 tbsp
Soya sauce2 tbsp
Black pepper crushed1 tsp
Green chilies chopped1 tbsp
Oil1-2 tbsp

METHOD:

  • In a pot add chicken pieces , oil, salt and vinegar. Mix well and cover with lid. Chicken will leave water. Let it cook in this water on very low flame.
  • Cook till chicken tender. Now on medium flame start frying. Add soya sauce and black pepper. Keep on stirring.
  • Add green chilies and mix.
  • Remove from stove and give smoke of charcoal if you want.
  • Serve with Green Chatney and onion rings.
  • Click to see the recipe of GREEN SAUCE/ CHATNEY

metabolism booster mWhen my Friend Fouzia Farrukh told me about a Metabolism Booster drink ,  It just came in my mind to share her drink with you all. But first let me explain what is metabolism and why is this necessary for weight lose process. ????

Actually Metabolism is a chemical process which is continuously going on in our body. Breathing, making and breaking of cells and digesting food required energy. Metabolism breaks down carbohydrates, fats and proteins in the food you eat to make the energy your body needs to maintain and work itself. Proper food is required to keep your body active. The amount of calories intake ,your genes and amount of calories you burn during exercise or eating determine your metabolism.

If you want to boost up your Metabolism then include Fresh vegetables, fruits, grains, low fat milk, cheeses, yogurt, whole wheat, sea food in your food. Beside eating healthy food include 8-10 glasses of water in your daily routine to boost up your metabolism.

Portion control is an important term, take small portion throughout the day but keep in your mind these small portions should be healthy.

Here i am posting a recipe of Metabolism booster drink which i am using these days. A big thanks to my Friend Fouzia 🙂

INGREDIENTS:

Ginger juice1 cup
Garlic juice1 cup
Apple cider vinegar1 cup
Honey1 cup
Lemon juice1/2 cup

METHOD:

  • Mix all ingredients and store in a bottle. Keep in refrigerator.
  • Shake well before use.
  • Take 1 tbsp and mix in 1 glass water ,dissolve and drink before 1/2 hour breakfast ,lunch and dinner.

“Healthy Lifestyle doesn’t have an expiry date. If you want to enjoy living in your dream body then you gotta work for it. You can’t get it you have to earn it”.
These are not my golden words, Moomal’s inspirational words i am quoting here 🙂 When i first met her through her page and came to know about her and her efforts of motivating girls (of all ages) i was simply inspired and asked her to give me some time for interview. She is so sweet and humble girl.I am taking you to her journey of losing weight.

“Weather you think you can or you  think you can’t , you are right”

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Q 1. Moomal tell us something about you. Who is Moomal in person?

I’m an optimist, even-tempered and Foodie Hedonist. Besides this I’m a Language Instructor, Weight Loss Enthusiast and Motivational Speaker.My aim is to fade away the fear of being FAT & empower women from upper & lower strata of society in oder to uplift the art of feminism.

Q2. How did the Peace.Mind.Body© collaboration comes out 🙂 What was your idea behind this?

As the name defines it pretty well Peace.Mind.Body© is all about a pleasant place for women where things can be discussed related to Weight Loss or Weight Maintainance, Fitness and Beauty.

This group was formed in order to give the right channel to the people who get easily fooled by FAD DIETS-JUICING. It’s a place which is free from all the disturbances and tranquil. Peace.Mind.Body© is a group which costs nothing, it’s free for all the women around the world.

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Q3. People like me are so much confused about nutrition and diet. Is there such as one thing that works for everyone.

“I began to realize how important it was to be an ENTHUSIASTIC”

People get scared when they hear the word “DIET”; for them dieting means starvation. Everyone is on diet!!! now have a look whether they are on healthy diet or unhealthy diet.“The more you eat the more you lose” that’s my strategy which I promote. Instead of eating 3 large meals if you eat 5 small meals through out the day you will see amazing changes on your scale.

Q4. How long has it been since you were last on a diet?

It has been more than 2 years that I’m on a diet but Hang on!!!! I’m on a healthy diet. I eat everything in a controlled portion and somehow if I have to eat unhealthy I burn it off by exercising twice in a day. I eat brown rice, brown pastas, fresh juices all in finite.

Q5. Do you think the battle of the bulge is so important?

You can’t get a perfect body which is finely shaped; You have to EARN it. That means if you want to lose that bulge around your belly, you have to work hard. The rule is simple, Eat Healthy and exercise regularly for 20 minutes. If you want to lose weight; do Intense Cardio for an hour in a day along with healthy diet unlike JUICING or totally NO CARB diet.

Q6.Can your briefly clarify for everyone the role of carbohydrates in our diet? Do we need to fear them?

NO! one shouldn’t have the fear of eating good-carbs which is unlike bad/white carbs. If you completely eliminate carbs from your diet sooner or later you will hit the phase of plateau and you will have to deal with anxiety, depression & weakness. If you take a slice of multigrain whole wheat bread in the morning it will do better. Keep things in portion and always start your day with the combination of good carbs and proteins. Choose a lifestyle which can be sustained forever, definitely you can’t stay without carbs for the rest of your life

THINK POSITIVE – THINK HEALTHY

Visualize yourself as you want to be, slimmer and healthier. Dieting doesn’t have to mean deprivation when you focus on what you really want.

Here are few Diet plans of Moomal Asif ,I am also trying to follow her diet plans and hoping to loose few kgs 🙂

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“Keep in mind that one mistake doesn’t mean you have failed. If you have taken a step backwards, re-center yourself and get right back into the habit of following your plans.”

Work out beside healthy eating is essential , here are few workout plans of Moomal.

 Don’t dream of winning, if you ain’t going to put the work in. – Amir Khan

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 If you want 2016 the best year of your life, tension free, weight loss trauma free then come on! Get ready to burn that extra bulge and enjoy your life at the fullest. Do share with your friends and family who are over weight and drag them too; towards the healthy life which is unlike FAD DIETS/JUICING- MOOMAL ASIF.

I already have joined her , you can join her here:

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I am grateful to you Moomal for giving us knowledge and time ,stay blessed.

SHOLA – AFGHAN DISH

shmThis is an Afghan dish, healthy and tasty. Dieters you can also include this dish in your Menus. This is basically Afghani Khiri. But I consider this as a Haleem. I have posted a recipe of DEHLI SHOLA which i learned from my Aunt (she was from Dehli) both recipes are very different in taste and looks but names are same :).  Try both and give me your feedback.

INGREDIENTS:

Mong lentil/ mung beans1 cup
Chicken (boneless) or beef1 cup
Chicken or beef stock1 cup
Onion1 small
Tomato1 medium
Garlic1 tsp minced
Saltto taste
Red chilli powder1 tbsp or to taste
Turmeric powder1 tsp
Cumin seeds1/2 tsp
Black pepper1 tsp
Rice2 cups
Oil1/2 cup
Spinach 1 cup finely chopped

METHOD:

  • Soak lentil for 2 hours.
  • In a pan fry onion till light golden then add minced garlic and stir for few seconds.
  • Add chopped tomato and fry.
  • Now add chicken or beef and stir. Add salt, pepper, red chillies, turmeric and cumin seeds. Fry them.
  • Add Chicken stock , water, spinach and soaked and washed rice ,cover the lid and cook till tender and thick.
  • I pressure cook them for 10 minutes , you can cook in a pot and then check the consistency you required. If you want to eat as a khichri then dry water, if like Haleem then you can add stock to obtain Haleem consistency.
  • Prepare tempering/ bhagar now (if making for a dieter then skip bhagar)
  • In 1/4 cup oil add 3 red chillies, 1/4 tsp cumin seeds, 1 -2 green chillies and let them crackle then pour on shola.
  • You can fry onion for bhagar also.
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  • Serve with Chat masala, coriander and green chillies.
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