Pregnancy is definitely no walk in the park! Everyone prepares for you the nine-month-long journey, but very few brace you for the whirlwind of a rollercoaster ride that’s yet to follow. Postpartum comes with its own set of worries – a new baby brings along physical, mental, and environmental changes. A postnatal diet is a rather significant factor in the life of a new mother — let’s just say, it’s the linchpin to better physical and mental wellbeing, for both mother and child. Clinical nutritionist and wellness consultant, Neha Sahaya explains the importance of a postnatal diet and charts out everything a new mother should be putting into her body.
It turns out that over-exercising and under-eating won’t get you anywhere
Maintaining a healthy number on the weighing scale had always been a tussle—my love for food and struggle with excess weight went hand-in-hand. In school, I was the most overweight girl in the room and I had trouble accepting my body for what it was. I also suffered from excessive, thick and dark hair growth on my chin, which was not diagnosed as a symptom of PCOS initially—I was simply told to take a hair reduction pill by my gynaecologist. With enough body-shaming from family and friends, by the age of 13, I became obsessed with the idea of losing weight.
Did you know that your diet could be getting in the way of your mental wellbeing?
Having battled PCOS and hypothyroidism for over two decades now, in the initial years I focused more on the physical impact of these hormonal disorders. With the primary goal of battling weight-gain accelerated by both diseases, my diets were designed mainly to aid weight loss, treat my out-of-control acne and speed up metabolism. Three years ago, however, my perspective on the same changed, when after a personal tragedy, I was forced to prioritise my mental health.
ou might be glugging the goodness of herbs, inhaling steam and popping in multivitamins. Yet sometimes the tiny niggles on the health index might be pop-up reminders of the vitamins and nutrients that are falling short within. This depends on various dynamics including your age, childbirth history, work parameters, genetics, menopause, and more. Forget fancy diets that can lead to hormonal imbalances and related disorders, and focus on what your body needs most.
When it comes to setting goals and making resolutions, the new year feels like it should be the perfect opportunity to finally make it happen. Whether you’re trying to cut down on sugar, or attempting to eat fewer midnight snacks, it can be easy to want to try when you can make a fresh start, especially after a festive month of debauchery and indulgence. But while it sounds great in theory, making a decision to pursue a goal based on just the date can be setting yourself up for failure. If you’re not ready, have a plan in place, or really want to do it, you’re likely to lose steam before you really make any progress. Sounds all too familiar? We asked Neha Sahaya, a Mumbai-based nutritionist and wellness consultant, and Mayuri Punjabi, Hong Kong-based health coach and founder of MyEurekaLife for their tricks to start making better choices now, instead of waiting.
Wondering why your gut health is important? Here’s everything you need to know.
We all hear about the importance of gut health. But do we really know the reason behind it? Our gut is home for more than 100 trillion bacteria. Yes, you read it right! A healthy gut not only contains healthy bacteria but also helps to build our immune cells to fight pathogens like viruses, bacteria and fungi. When your gut is healthy, it helps to balance your hormones and improves communication with the brain through the nerves. It uplifts your mood, emotions, metabolism and helps you sleep better.
Who doesn’t love chikkis and laddoos? For us, it’s a straight trip down the memory lane to mom’s and grandmother’s kitchen. Perfect for the approaching weekend, especially during these overcast days, these laddoos and chikkis are healthy and yummy choices to deal with those sudden hunger pangs.
While some immune-boosting herbs and tinctures can be difficult to access right now, fresh vegetables and fruits in a balanced diet can be the answer.
Since you’re eating all your meals—breakfast, lunch and dinner—at home, cooking can get old, fast. Especially if you’re trying to fill each meal with enough nutrition, while keeping in mind that some of your go-to produce might be unavailable as you make a quick grocery store trip. How can you amplify your immune system while making cooking and eating enjoyable for the family? We asked nutritionist and wellness coaches Neha Sahaya and Avni Kaul for their take.
Miss Diva Supranational 2019 Shefali Sood is all set to represent India at Miss Supranational 2019 pageant, scheduled to take place in Poland on December.
She will compete against 80 other countries for the coveted crown. Shefali says, “Being able to represent India on a global platform is a different feeling altogether. I have been preparing so hard for this and trying to be a calmer version of myself by attending meditation classes. It is a huge responsibility to represent your nation on an international platform and I’m very excited to do it. To be able to represent my country on an international stage is a matter of pride.”