Why so much data on diet and no clarity
why so much confusion?
Because if there is no confusion there will be no market for food products, advisors and the whole gamut
this article is not meant to give you complete knowledge about food .it will act like a shepherd only and ,like a guiding star only giving you correct directions.
indian food and indian regional diets are very well balanced and good for health
Take for example food of north
roti /dal /vegetables/dahi
fish and rice
food of south
all of the above if you analyze have a carbohydrate(rice or wheat)
a protein (dal .rajma,dahi, peanut.uadi dal in idli)
a source of fat(coconut,peanut,ghee)
Then what or where is the problem
The problem is
we live in Mumbai and eat what people are meant to eat in NY or Italy or LA
why do you think mother earth grows different things in different locations.
like wheat grows in the north and rice in south
all foods traditionally are prepared according to seasons
like in winters moong dal halwa and
in rainy season pakoda
in summer aam panna
why do we not have aam panna in winter?
why do you think basra roti is eaten in winter not summer?
If anyone follows simple rules 90% of the times one can’t go wrong
EAT SMALL QUANTITY
DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS
WORK OUT FOR 20 MINUTES DAILY
Increase the quantity of vegetables(greens)on your plate
Decrease the grains (don’t make it zero)
Increase the proteins(and keep rotating the proteins to get all amino ac ids needed by your body
so have a different protein in every meal
say – milk and eggs in breakfast
-or pancakes made from chick pea flour
lunch- dal and sprouts with curds
snacks- roasted chana,dry fruits,milk
milk at bed time
Most info is found on internet but how to interpret it no one tells us
This task i have taken up and even if i can make a difference in 100 pregnant lives i would have done my
SOME IMPORTANT FOODS IN PREGNANCY
(for women with no medical complications)
dates-2 dates twice in a day
dry fruits-a fist full in a day of walnut,badam,figs
ghee-routine use ,no increase needed in pregnancy.but don’t avoid ghee as it is needed for satiety and it keeps you are feeling full for a longer time.also via D & vit A are in ghee
fresh fruits- plenty,avoid juices ,have whole fruits,have variety of fruits at least 2 to 3 diff fruits daily
coconut water-good and soothing
lemon-1 a day in food ,salads , helps absorb iron and has vit C
green veg-plenty,keeps constipation at bay
sesame seeds-good source of calcium,add to your pancakes,mouthfreshner mix
great advantage of proteins is they take a longer time to digest as a result your stomach empties slowly and you feel hungry less often.
besides carbohydrates cause water retention and more energy to digest hence you feel more tired after a CHO rich meal.
Children of all ages are capable of jealousy. Parents beware your First born was the centre of your universe until…………………..the Second one came almost unannounced (and encroached on the space that exclusively belonged to the older one.) The older child suddenly sees all the focus shifting from him/ her to the second child. It is a HUGE upheaval in the life of the older child!! Suddenly the child feels threatened by this INTRUSION.
(1) Should I have a second child?
While I am at the topic of first trimester pregnancy let me put forward my views on having a second child.
I have 2 children,the older is now a 19yr old young man and the younger is 17 year old daughter.
Time has flown by in a wink!
I STILL REMEMBER THE DAYS I DIDN’T SLEEP A WINK!
1. Keep as much help around you that you can afford.
This is the best part about living in India.you can get a lady to massage you,another for the baby,one to cook and clean for you and another to do your ironing.
Make sure you train them to stand in for one another in case of absenteeism and have multiple helps for different chores so that if one doesn’t turn up only one job will suffer.
2. Pamper your househelps so they find it difficult to find a job as good as yours.
That is the trick. Be nice to them and sensitive to their problems. They will not leave you if you are open and friendly with them.