Group Forum: I'm not Indian, but I live here.

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fightthefat

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Posted: 22 Feb 2012, 22:14
I'm American, but my husband and I are living in Bangalore for the next two years. Looking for help with my new cuisine!
mohitgarg

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Posted: 23 Feb 2012, 10:24
Is it your first time in Bangalore? What kind of help you need?
fightthefat

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Posted: 24 Feb 2012, 02:37
I've been here six months - I'm just trying to learn anything and everything about healthy eating in India.
mohitgarg

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Posted: 24 Feb 2012, 06:04
In India, oil, butter, ghee etc are integral part of our food. Unlike US it is not possible to find a low-calorie variant of a dish at restaurants. Always ask the waiter about the dish you want to tryout. You can ask the waiters in a friendly way to use less oil.

If you cook, always shop for food items at standard shops or super markets and look at the nutrition chart before buying. Do check expiry dates.

There are some good gym-chains like Talwarkars, Gold, Kinase in Bangalore that you can join. Another chain called VLCC (near whitefield) is also there which provide weight lose packages and kind of guarantees you certain kilos of weight-loss.

Let me know if you have any specific question. I too recently shifted to Bangalore, but I am an Indian from up-north Smile
mridulap2003

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Posted: 24 Feb 2012, 09:43
The healthiest way of eating (anywhere around the world) is to cook at home with raw, fresh ingredients Smile
mohitgarg

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Posted: 24 Feb 2012, 12:50
Not everyone has luxury of cooking at home, me being one of them Razz

Just to add one granny's old Indian tradition here, since you are interested in Indian ways, is to drink a glass of luke warm water with juice of a lemon and some honey right after you wake up in the morninig. It must be done for several weeks/months to see good results. I have been listening to this remedy of cutting down fat since teenage but not sure of its effectiveness, though I have met a lot of people who have credited this remedy to their fitness. I am too following this, most of the days without honey, and I have lost about 5kgs in past 7-8 weeks. But it will not be wise to say that it is the only or major contributing factor. It might have worked as a catalyst though, along with exercise and diet.
Once Stud...

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Posted: 12 Apr 2012, 07:57
Try .. no cards for three weeks!
Saraswati84

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Posted: 10 Apr 2014, 05:41
Any other advice? I am also interested. I heard that flax seeds are really good, but I don't know how to eat or prepare them....and many other pulses that I never heard off, I would like to be able to use all the varieties that we get out here.