Author Archives: Surya Narayana

Best Indian protein rich food

Protein rich foods have always been the hottest thing in the market. The gym goers swear by it and the athletes stick to it religiously. It is certainly the much talked about, and maybe a little-understood component of our meals. This is primarily because of not knowing what constitutes a protein rich meal. Why Protein? Protein, a macronutrient, which is required in a large amount in comparison to vitamins and minerals, is the vital component of every cell in the body. It’s important for bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, blood, and hair. Further, protein benefits in – speedy recovery after exercise,…

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How to tell your partner they fat

It is not easy telling somebody that they are overweight, let alone your own spouse. Such a situation is roughly equivalent to walking on a mine field and in all probability, it might turn into a nasty fight and be “blown” out of proportion. So no wonder most of us try avoiding it. Though talking about weight issues is still a touchy topic, there are still ways to convey the same without hurting anyone’s feelings. And if you really care about your loved ones and have their best interests at heart, it is rather your responsibility to make sure that…

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Sirtfood diet

Time and again, dieticians are asked by their clienteles for the best diets to lose weight. Is Diet A better than Diet B? Which one is quicker and is weight loss through fasting healthy? If yes, how long would my transformation last? The answers may be difficult, but here is one diet that seems to be ticking most of the boxes – The Sirtfood Diet. Hailed as a product of nutrition genius, this diet relies on consuming “Sirtfoods” to lose weight rather than subscribing to gut wrenching fasts and dealing with their side effects. What is Sirtfood Diet? Sirtfoods are…

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Joining the list of some of the most followed and sought after diet plans in the world is – The military diet. Said to be highly effective and transformational, this low-calorie diet is gaining popularity for helping people reduce up to 5 kgs within an astonishing span of 10 days! In this blog, we explore all the options for vegetarians and non-vegetarians in the Indian context and see how it fits into your weight loss plans. What is Military Diet? Firstly, this diet has got nothing to do with the military- the name notwithstanding. It derives its meaning from extremely…

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Diabetes has already affected 350 million people worldwide and is quickly catching up in India, with figures exceeding 6.5 crore (around 5% of general population). Delhi is leading the numbers with a whopping 42% of its population being estimated to be diabetic, followed by Mumbai (38%), Ahmedabad (36%) and Bangalore (26%). To make matters worse, WHO (world health organisation) says that half of those affected didn’t even know they were diabetic until they accidentally found out while getting screened for other ailments! Most doctors say that people don’t take diabetes with the seriousness it deserves until it paves way for serious…

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I could say that working out alone, with just yourself for company, is boring and also possibly unproductive – but then I’d be wrong! There are those who attest and assert the logic that group workouts trump individual efforts. That sticking to schedules and pushing limits happens only when you are with a workout buddy having similar goals. They are not entirely wrong, but not quite right either. The fundamental problem with training alone is that you need to be self-motivated and for most of us doing things on our own can be – well, hard. It is always easy…

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guru mann diet

An advanced fitness trainer, dietician, nutritionist, sports fitness trainer and author. This is what defines Guru Mann best. This Indian born, California bred fitness enthusiast has been modelling and working out for the last 15 years. Also, did I mention that he has a 300,000 plus loyal subscribers to his fitness channel Guru Mann Fitness on Youtube? Today we look at the story of this young man who wants to make fitness a commonplace. His passion for Fitness and well-being echoes with Fitso’s vision of a fit India. His Motivation “Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration…

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hypothyroidism diet

The importance of having well-balanced hormone levels in our body cannot be overstated. Hormones are tiny chemical messengers that maintain all the vital bodily functions. Small functions like taking care of your hunger timings and moods swings to complex systems like reproduction and heart rate – all are governed by hormones. They, therefore, play a major role in looking after our health and well-being. But due to drastic lifestyle changes, improper diet patterns and pollution, a lot of synthetic chemical toxins are entering our systems and creating what is called a hormone imbalance. Lately, in the last decade, there has…

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Hrithik Roshan

Hrithik Roshan is a man who needs no introduction. Being one of India’s high profile celebrities with a career spanning 20 years in the glistening & glamourous world of Bollywood, he still doesn’t cease to inspire us. He is definitely blessed with stunning looks and healthy genes, but he still had to work rigorously to build that lean and sculptured body. All the fame and adulation, after all, comes with a price of hard work and dedication. So when you are named as Asia’s sexiest man alive for three years (2011, 2012 & 2014) and still stay there at the…

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cheese recipes

Most of us have a love-hate relationship with cheese. Its mouth-watering flavor tempts us every time and pushes us to have some more. You just can’t get enough of it. But later comes the guilty pangs and self-loathing for not able to so NO to those extra calories. If you are on the path of weight loss and trying hard to stick to your diet plan, cheese is definitely bad news. I feel for you. On the other hand, lean and thin guys get to eat as much as they want without any seeming effect on their weight! We have…

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benefits of morning walk

What do the morning routines of Bill Gates, Narendra Modi, Mark Zuckerberg and Howard Schultz have in common? Do they get started with their day’s schedule right away? No. Instead, they take some time out in the morning to exercise, to rejuvenate their mind and body. This shows in their high productivity, ability to take quick decisions and stay fresh throughout the day. In fact, Zuck had a resolution this year to cover 365 miles in morning walks and runs (1 mile a day), and the idea quickly caught up among a lot of people. Treading some distance early in…

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Lactose Intolerance

If your stomach is not agreeing with milk and dairy products, you could be lactose intolerant. Meaning that your body cannot process or breakdown the ‘lactose’ sugar present in the milk. Nothing to worry though. It is said that more than 60% of the world’s population, especially of the Asian and Mediterranean descent face this as a hereditary problem. This condition is so prevalent that it is easily overlooked or misdiagnosed by a lot of physicians! Let’s dig a little deeper The science is simple. Your body produces an enzyme called ‘Lactase’ that counters the ‘Lactose’ sugar present in milk…

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All you need to know about the basic cycling tips for beginners Whether you are pedaling hard through a race or whistling through the woods on your cycle, you can be sure of being fit and healthy. But many of us are still looking to start and hence the need of cycling tips for beginners. It is no secret that cycling improves your muscle strength and joint mobility and strengthens the bones. It also decreases the body fat and stress in addition to improving body posture and coordination. But enough said about the benefits of cycling. The way I see…

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Considered to be the world’s most watched and respected sporting event, the Summer Olympics at Rio De Janeiro, Brazil have begun. As for India at Rio 2016, winning a medal for the country is the only thing on the athletes’ mind. It is now a matter of national pride and also a pinnacle moment in their career. India has sent the largest ever delegation of 122 athletes (41 more than the previous record). Most of all, get to know all the athletes that have toiled hard for years to represent India. Therefore, it is our job now is to support them…

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Long Cycling Tours in India

There is an old adage that says nobody ever regretted going on cycling tours, that the freedom and tranquillity of experiencing a cycler’s journey is simply unique. How true. There is nothing more pleasing than packing a bag and setting off to explore the country side for a few days – enjoying the landscapes, meeting the locals and trying out new food. For once, I wouldn’t mind getting lost at all! In India, a large number of cyclists regularly go on long tours, pedalling away and discovering new places and cultures our land is so known for. We at FITSO,…

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