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Want To Lose Weight Quickly? Follow This High Protein Diet Now

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World Obesity Day is observed on the 11th of October every year. This World Obesity Day, the focus is on weight stigma. Weight stigma is one of the last socially accepted forms of discrimination. This year, the goal is to change this and end obesity stigma completely. World Obesity Day was launched in the year 2015 to stimulate and support practical solutions to help people maintain a healthy body weight and get rid of obesity. The aim is to spread awareness, encourage advocacy, improve policies, and share experiences. Obesity carries with it a number of health complications, including high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and heart disease. A healthy and a protein-rich diet can help you get rid of obesity easily.
Here’s how proteins work?
Protein, along with healthy carbohydrates and fat, is a major macro nutrient that helps your body function smoothly. Proteins help build strong tissues, boost your immunity metabolism. Protein does wonders for weight loss, especially in the case of obese, as it helps to stabilize blood sugar levels, curb hunger cravings and potentially increase the number of calories you burn through digestion. Protein also supports exercise efforts and keeps you from losing too much muscle mass as you create a calorie deficit to lose weight. The best part about protein is that it takes longer to digest compared to carbohydrates and thus can play an important role in making you feel more satisfied when trying to cut calories. A 2008 paper in an issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported that a higher protein intake may help you reduce overall food consumption, even when you are not on a diet.
According to the Delhi based nutritionist and author Pooja Malhotra, ”Our body needs protein to build muscle. We need proteins to compensate for the daily wear and tear of tissue that takes place. When people undertake a weight loss program, a high protein diet is needed to ensure that they don’t burn out their muscle tissue.” The nutritionist further adds, ” High protein foods that must be included are lean protein like pulses, beans, egg, dairy products, poultry and fatty fish. Red meats must be avoided. At the same time, we must be careful to include food items from other food groups as well because each food group performs vital functions and it is not a good idea to eliminate any food group entirely.”
”It is seen that vegetarians are often worried about their protein intake. They need not worry as good quality protein can be obtained by consuming cereal and pulse combinations, beans, peas, nuts and dairy products,” the nutritionist adds.
To conclude the nutritionist adds, ”Protein supplements may be used by weight trainers, sports persons and body builders as their protein requirements are particularly high and they require easily absorb able form of protein.”
(Pooja Malhotra is a Delhi based nutritionist and an author)
Follow this protein-rich diet to help you get rid of obesity:
1. Tofu:
1/2 cup of tofu gives you around eight to ten grams of protein. Additionally, tofu is a proven source of essential amino acids, iron as well as calcium. It also contains the essential vitamins and minerals like manganese, selenium and phosphorous.
2. Dairy products:
Not just calcium, but dairy products like milk, curd and yogurt are fantastic sources of protein. Both yogurt and milk are high protein sources that also come with numerous health benefits. For better results, Greek Yogurt should be chosen.
3. Eggs:
A high-protein diet without eggs is definitely incomplete. Whole eggs are loaded with high-quality proteins. Apart from this the egg white portion contains vitamin B2, B6, B12, D, selenium and other minerals like zinc, iron and copper.
4. Sea-food:
Seafood is an excellent source of protein because it is usually low in fat. Include fatty fish such as salmon and tuna in your diet. Sea food is rich in omega-3 fatty acids which helps in maintaining a healthy heart.
5. Beans:
One-half cup of beans contains a lot of protein equivalent to an ounce of broiled steak. As an added benefit they are loaded with fiber to keep you feeling full for hours which in turn helps in weight loss.



Never ignore the common signs of A Heart Attack in Women

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Every person knows the common signs of Heart attack is chest pain. It’s not like how it is shown in movies where a man is shown gasping for breath, clutches his chest and falls on the ground. When it comes to real life, the symptoms of heart attack are more than just pain in the chest. Yes, chest pain is a symptom of heart attack, but there are other subtle signs of cardiovascular problems, which are important to know. As per studies, women do mostly feel chest pain when they suffer from a cardinal problem, there are few other signs you should be cautious about. If these signs are overlooked then it can even turn fatal.

The common signs of a heart attack one should not ignore in women

  1. Do you feel uncomfortable pressure in your chest?

One of the most common signs of a Heart attack in women. If you are feeling pressure and tightness around your chest, then ask for help. Pain can happen anywhere in the chest, it is not necessary to be the middle of the heart. Do not brush off the situation just because the pain is on the left side.

  1. Breathing Difficulty

Uneasiness and difficulty in breathing is another sign of heart attack in Women. If you are not able to catch your breath and move around even a little bit, then it is an indicator that something is not right with your heart.

  1. Sweating

Sweating on a sunny day or due to intense workout is normal, but if it is random then you should immediately call someone for help. Profuse and sudden sweating can be a sign of a cardiovascular problem. This sign is easily confused with night sweats or hot flashes, which is common with age Overlooking this can be dangerous for you.

  1. pain experienced in both the arms

It is not necessary that pain be experienced only in the chest or in the middle of the heart. At times it can even be on the left or right arm, or even in the upper abdomen. It is important to note that any type of pain above the waist could be due to a heart problem. The pain could be irregular or intense

  1. The most common sign Dizziness

Nausea and vomiting are common symptoms in women. These signs of a heart attack are mostly confused with food poisioned or gastrointestinal issues. But if you are experiencing nausea and vomiting along with pain in the upper part of the body, then it is time immediately rush to the hospital.

  1. Exhaustion

One feels very exhausted, but just like other signs of heart attack, if you feel excessively tired than usual then you get yourself checked. You would actually feel overwhelmed and would not be able to perform any other activity. This sign is often mistaken for anxiety. If you suddenly feel fatigued and uneasy then speak to your practitioner.

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Cutting screen time may reverse sleep problems in teens

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Limiting exposure to blue-light emitting devices such as phones and laptops in the evening for just a week can help teenagers improve their sleep quality and reduce symptoms of fatigue, lack of concentration and bad mood, a study has found.

Recent studies have indicated that exposure to too much evening light, particularly the blue light emitted from screens on smartphones, tablets and computers can affect the brain’s clock and the production of the sleep hormone melatonin, resulting in disrupted sleep time and quality.

The lack of sleep does not just cause immediate symptoms of tiredness and poor concentration but can also increase the risk of more serious long-term health issues such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease.


Other studies have suggested that sleep deprivation related to screen time may affect children and adolescents more than adults, but no studies have fully investigated how real-life exposure is affecting sleep in adolescents at home and whether it can be reversed.

Researchers from Netherlands Institute of Neuroscience, the Amsterdam UMC and the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, investigated the effects of blue light exposure on adolescents at home.

Those who had more than four hours per day of screen time had on average 30 minutes later sleep onset and wake up times than those who recorded less than one hour per day of screen time, as well as more symptoms of sleep loss.

The team conducted a randomised controlled trial to assess the effects of blocking blue light with glasses and no screen time during the evening on the sleep pattern of 25 frequent users.

Both blocking blue light with glasses and screen abstinence resulted in sleep onset and wake up times occurring 20 minutes earlier, and a reduction in reported symptoms of sleep loss in participants, after just one week.

“Adolescents increasingly spend more time on devices with screens and sleep complaints are frequent in this age group,” said Dirk Jan Stenvers from the Amsterdam UMC.

“Here we show very simply that these sleep complaints can be easily reversed by minimising evening screen use or exposure to blue light,” Stenvers said.

“Based on our data, it is likely that adolescent sleep complaints and delayed sleep onset are at least partly mediated by blue light from screens,” he said.

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Common chemicals can increase risk of metabolic disorders

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Do you know that your everyday exposure to everyday harmful chemicals can land you into serious trouble?

A recent study has found that people exposed to chemicals called Phthalates, increasing the risk of metabolic disorders. The study was discussed in the meeting, ‘ECE 2019’. Researchers found a correlation between levels of phthalate exposure and markers of impaired liver function, which are indicators of increased risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

These findings suggest that more actions may need to be taken to reduce people’s exposure to these potentially harmful, yet commonly used chemicals. Phthalates are common additives used in manufacturing to produce plastics and they can be found in numerous everyday items including milk, bottled water, instant coffee, perfume, makeup, shampoo, toys and food packaging.


Exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals has previously been implicated in causing serious harm to fertility and development, as well as increased obesity risk in rodents and people.

However, no studies have directly investigated how Phthalate exposure is associated with obesity and metabolism. In this study, Professor Milica Medi Stojanoska, one of the researchers correlated the levels of Phthalate absorbed by people with their body weight, type 2 diabetes incidence and markers of impaired liver and metabolic function.

Higher exposure to the chemical was associated with increased markers of liver damage, insulin resistance and cholesterol in people with obesity and diabetes.

Prof Stojanoska says, “Although a small association study, these findings suggest that not only do phthalates alter metabolism to increase the risk of obesity and diabetes but that they are also causing toxic damage to the liver.”

Prof Stojanoska’s research is now looking at the effects of endocrine-disrupting chemicals on human health in adults, adolescents and babies.

“We need to inform people about the potential adverse effects of endocrine disruptors on their health and look at ways to minimise our contact with these harmful chemicals,” adds the professor.

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