Friday, July 10, 2015

Become his 'honey' by having Dabur Honey

What can be more awful than holding back the temptation to have a Brown Bomb at Corner House!! Corner House is the best ice cream parlour one can get in Bangalore. Their innovative flavours, the taste and the mouth melting brownies are sure make everyone drool at their very sight. Corner House falls exactly on my way back from work. With a lot of effort I have controlled my urge to grab on their ice creams. Everyday I pass through that lane, I try talking to my heart and mind. I reason out with my inner voice of cravings whether to have ice cream or not. Finally, when I look at SOCH ( A Garment showroom) which is adjacent to Corner House, I feel guilty to have even thought of having an ice cream. The blue chiffon saree with the golden shimmer in it , just like Deepika Padukone wears in Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani seems to divert my attention. I am brought back to reality. I realize, I have to work out more in order to enjoy the joy of both worlds. I call them world pleasures/joy because they are tempting. Especially, for a woman like me who is an ice cream lover as well as a fashion addict, life doesn't leave an easy option. Neither do I have the time and money to spend on crash diets, diet or slimming centers nor have I inherited the lean gene within me. Probably because of the wrong lifestyle I had been leading few years back, my obesity gene seems to have been activated and since then I am just trying. The goal seems too far with each passing day. 

I slowly started having many medical conditions which forced me to start following a healthy lifestyle.  Balanced and healthy lifestyle keeps conditions like Obesity, Diabetes, Hypertension and High cholesterol at bay. They are all conditions which are completely dependent on lifestyle and also on the genes. There are specific genes in our body, for example- Obesity gene, which get triggered when there are external factors like, high fat diet, lack of exercise and physical activity, stress, low intake of water and high intake of sugar and salt. When the gene gets triggered , different metabolic pathways involved in our body related to the metabolism of lipids/fat go haywire. That's when we fall prey to different health ailments. An aching joint, a bloated body, weakness, irritability and many other symptoms which are linked to only one cause- Bad lifestyle.

What do we mean by a bad lifestyle? Poor diet routine, lack of exercise and not having enough physical activity, restricted intake of fluids, irregular sleep patterns, stress are all the parameters make an individual lead a bad lifestyle. With the advancement in technology stress levels have increased at work giving rise to mental stress and less sleep and resulting in lack of time for exercise. The food we are eating might be genetically modified thus weaning it off its essential nutrients. What do we do when we are surrounded by things which do not in favour our health? 

That's when we have to walk that extra mile in reaching our desired goal. It has been described very well in the Honey Diet plan. It is one of the best ways to move towards a healthier lifestyle. Leading a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet has got immense benefits. The first effect it has on anyone is that it reduces stress. When we start eating good with adequate nutrients like proteins, vitamins, minerals, fat and carbohydrates our metabolism becomes better. Each organ in our body start performing well because blood flow increases and the distribution of nutrients in the entire body is uniform. The body does what it is supposed to. With regular exercise, oxygen reaches all the tissues and thus it activates the cells. It also helps a person to age in a healthy way. Crash diets are known to have an immediate effect, but they have side effects too. As the word says, they crash the system after a while. For many individuals crash diets work but only if the diet pattern is maintained throughout. For models and those in the fashion industry , there are special nutrition specialist who help them in planning their diet even if they go on a crash diet. They have the right method to stay healthy. But, for every individual crash diet may not work. In a crash diet, the body is starved of few essential nutrients like, carbohydrates, fats and protein for a short span and once the results are achieved the individual jumps back to the normal diet. There is a sudden and uneven deprivation of nutrients which are essential for the growth and metabolism of our body. In the event to get back to normal our system tries to bounce back to its original state. That's when excessive weight gain happens, followed by weakness. There are certain crash diets that allow an individual to only consume fruits, vegetables and fruit juices for an entire week. It will bring about changes fast but once the person stops continuing the same kind of lifestyle health is going to be drastically compromised. All the lost pounds will come back.

So a balanced diet is something which had adequate quantities of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals which are to be consumed by any individual as per the National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad and ICMR guidelines. They have laid down specific diet inclusions to be taken by individuals in a day, according to their age and BMI ( Body Mass Index). Many nutritionist follow strict guidelines and also suggest their patients the best diet plans. It is always better to go for a balanced lifestyle which is slow and steady instead of a crash diet. The body gets to react slowly to the changes and the metabolism is maintained at a constant rate with a balanced lifestyle. 

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I was also was in search of something that could help me have a balanced and a healthy lifestyle, but I was not sure from where and how to begin with. When I started searching for solutions which could save me time and money I found this website  which provided solution to all my problems. The Honey Diet plan that they have introduced is just the best and the most balanced plan I have come across. It works even better than Atkin's diet, GM diet or K for Kellogg's diet or even VLCC slimming diet. 

It seems doable. They provide a simple diet plan once we put the details of our age, BMI, type of diet and lifestyle. The diet chart includes honey as the major part. Honey contains more fructose and this helps in breaking down fat and also contains minerals, specific enzymes and antioxidants which proves to be a better substitute to sugar which that has more of glucose. They help in providing opinion from a dietician who can guide us according to our body type. They also provide fitness tips on the website. They elaborate on the benefits of honey over sugar. Chef Vikas Khanna also demonstrates simple recipes where honey can be substituted with sugar, just like making a simple chai. 

Overall, they aim to provide us a complete solution in leading a healthy lifestyle. Healthy and balanced lifestyle does not mean one needs to starve for a short duration and then one can eat to heart's content. It tells us to be regular, balanced and slow. Even though results will be seen slowly, unlike in a crash diet, the individual will be healthy. Losing weight is not called being healthy. When one's metabolism is upright and working any individual is healthy. 

Do skip the crash diet if you have started one and start following a healthy lifestyle. Honey Diet has got all the solutions. You may soon become sweet honey for your partner. 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Cricket fever will never die with #UC Browser

There are many fans of Cricket all over India. It is not just a game but a matter of pride for the people to watch it and also play it. It involves faith, hope, love and belief for all the cricket fans. Be it a man or a woman, cricket has got the entire nation on its toes. It is not only related to one day match or the prestigious World Cup match. It could be a test match or also the IPL fever. Cricketers are worshipped by their fans so much so that they go crazy while watching them play in the field. They celebrate when our team wins and they cry when our team loses. It connects fans emotionally. Though, it is not the national game of our country, but it has been given more importance than any other sport in our country. 

It is a game which is watched by anyone. It has no gender, age or religious barriers. For those who eat, sleep and drink cricket, watching every match of their choice matters. They cannot tolerate any barriers between them and their cricket match. But, not always are matches played on weekends. They do not follow any specific schedule except for those important ones that are specifically played on a Sunday, for example, a Semi-final or a Final match of the cricket series. Initially, everyone depended on hand radio or pocket radio in order to listen to live commentary of the match updates. Children refuse to go to school just because they want to see an important cricket match on television. For those crazy cricket fans who have to go to work and cannot take the day off, the company gives them a relief by airing important matches on big screens within the office premises so that no one bunks office. But, this is not always possible. For those who want to watch each and every match, Internet provides a solution. Problems do not stop at this. Despite having a good system and an Internet connection, the impatient fans become more impatient when the browser speed becomes slow. The speed of the internet connection and browser speed affects the time taken for the match to load and only then can they watch the live streaming. If you have seen the latest You Tube ad, you all must be relating your situation to it. They keep rotating their head just like the browser keeps moving slowly while the video is buffering and loading slowly, owing to the not so fast net connectivity in our country.  In such situations we need something like UC browser which helps us in loading the live video fast and also helps us in watching the match without any interruption.

For me, this was the best option. I have a smart phone with a huge screen which is as good as a mini television. I have taken a good internet connection so that wherever I go, 3G comes in handy. At my workplace I have free high speed Wi-Fi which helps me watch to  matches easily. Apart from these, I have downloaded the UC Browser on my phone. This helps me watch the live streaming of the match without any interruption. My husband is also a great cricket enthusiast like me. He also has UC Browser which helps him get a regular update of the match. We can surely watch the match the next day or in few hours on You Tube but there’s no excitement and fun because the results are out and the suspense has been unveiled by all the sports and the news channels. I prefer watching it on the Internet in my system, but using a smart phone is better because I can watch it anywhere. I do not have any restrictions. I can watch it even while travelling if I have got a good Internet connectivity. UC browser enhances the speed and helps the cricket match streaming to be seen properly just like we are watching on television. It is a boon for the cricket fans who would love to enjoy the action that happens when each ball is delivered. My husband is a cricket buff. Much more compared to what I am. One day, we had to go out to meet a relative of ours and the journey was quite long. My husband did not want to miss the Indi-Pak match also. So, I decided to drive; Since UC Browser was there in mine and his phone, he decided to watch the live streaming on his mobile and also kept giving me the updates. By the time we reached our relative’s place he did not miss out on anything. Everyone was happy. I didn’t disappoint my relatives as well as my husband. It was such a relief. If son is a cricket buff, father ought to be more, especially when he himself has represented his state in cricket matches. We were on a holiday at Wayanad when my father-in-law wanted to watch the India- Australia match desperately. We managed to teach him to use his smart phone properly and we downloaded UC Browser for him which helped him to check out the live streaming without interruption. We had gone for a sight seeing tour where we located a place for him to sit and enjoy the match while we could go and visit the caves and the scenic beauty around.  In many ways UC browser has helped me and my family. Most of my problems have been solved because of this. 

So, once you have UC browser you can go to UC Cricket where you can enjoy all the features like Live updates , schedule of matches, watch videos, check the latest news, find out the results and much more. It is a one stop solution for anything related to cricket. Just like it is shown in this picture. ( Image Courtesy :

Thanks to and UC Cricket. If you are a cricket buff and are suffering from a bad internet connection please download UC Browser right now. Check out the UC Browser Video here :