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Easy Tips to Create Mindful Eating Habits in Busy Life

Firstly, what is mindfulness? It is the state of being conscious or aware of something. Similarly, mindful eating refers to eating your food consciously, with 100% attention.

It is a completely different concept from dieting. When you are on a diet, you just blindly follow what your dietitian says. When you start practising mindful eating, you realise it is a self- exploration journey. Let me help you by briefing about what EXACTLY is mindful eating about.

Nowadays we have stopped doing anything mindfully because of hectic schedule & fast life.

Like, when we work, we think about food, but when we are having food, we are worrying about work. The result- Work performance graph goes down & weight gain graph goes up!!!

Think, if we make a slight change in above routine, i.e. eat mindfully, you won’t get distracted by the thought of food while working and your health & work graphs will shoot up in right directions.

Pay Attention:

  • What caused the thought of eating (emotions/hunger)
  • Is it required & healthy?
  • Are you sensing the food? i.e. smell, taste, texture of food
  • How are you feeling during & after having it?
  • How satisfied are you pre, during & post that meal?
  • What is the origin and how is food processed?

Benefits:

  • YOU LOOSE WEIGHT!!
  • You start feeding your Body & not Emotions!!
  • You start enjoying the food thoroughly
  • You realise if the food you are planning to have is healthy or not
  • You prevent yourself from overeating in social events, late nights, movies, etc.
  • You learn the impact of different foods on your mind & emotions
  • You learn the impact of different foods during workouts & relaxation

Tricks:

  • Its old school theory but you Need to chew your food well.
  • Wait a moment before having next bite.
  • Close your eyes for a moment and relish the first bite you have
  • Try to identify ingredients in the food
  • Take modest portion (do not worry about starving, you can always have second helping if not satisfied)
  • Do not sit with big portions in plate
  • GRATITUDE is important! Be grateful for the food that fuels your body

This all sounds common & easy. But trust me, once you develop a mindful relationship with food, your life will change drastically in every aspect for better. Keep the above points in mind and give a try to Mindful Eating. Let me know your experience in person.

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Harikrushna Village restaurant is coming up with 31st December New Year Bash

The last night of the year brings lots of excitement, hope and more than that, entertainment. In the last couple of years, Surat has started seeing the enthusiasm of the people who are now celebrating the 31st December night in discotheques, party plots, personal parties or on the terrace of the home. Every party comes with a unique theme and varieties of cuisine. It is said that you can take Gujarati out of Gujarat but can never take Gujarat out of the Gujarati! There are people in the city who loves to celebrate the 31st evening in the very own Gujarati way! Keeping the fact in the mind, Harikrushna Village restaurant is coming up with 31st December New Year Bash at their stupendous village theme restaurant. If you have yet not visited this place, here is a glimpse of the restaurant.

So what is unique about 31st December evening at Harikrushna Village restaurant? Well, the entire place is so unique in its own way. The entrance, waiting area, casual sitting area, Kathputli Khel, open party plot, dining huts, etc. gives you the feeling of the village of Gujarat. You must take entry at 6 PM and you will not leave the place before 11 PM if you are going during the normal days. But if you are going to enjoy 31st December, you will definitely get the great mid-night time to enjoy with friends and family.

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Our girls went there to feel the environment and taste the food, and believe me, they were just amazed by seeing the place. The taste of the food was awesome!

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Siddhi at Harikrushna

So girls and boys, if you are still looking for a place to spend 31st eve, you cannot get a better option than this. Just go there and welcome the new year in your very own way! For more details, you can call on 96979 8994. Happy New Year!!

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Run Varachha – Run For A Healthy Heart

ઉફ્ફ્ફ! આ  ઠંડી તો કે મારુ કામ!  પણ સવારે રજાઈમાંથી બહાર નીકળવાનું મન થાય તો કસરત કરી શકાય ને! પણ આપણે સુરતી અને ખુશમિજાજ! ચા ની સાથે ખમણ કે લોચો ના મળે તો એ સવાર કેવી!

આજની સ્ત્રીઓની વાત કરીએ તો એ ગૃહિણી હોઈ કે વર્કીંગ વુમન, એકને પરિવાર અને ઘરને સાચવવામાંથી અને બીજાને ઘર અને જોબ બંનેની  વચ્ચે સંતુલન જાળવવામાંથી ફૂરસદ મળતી નથી. અને વિકેન્ડ આવે એટલે થોડીક હળવી ક્ષણો માણવા આપણે બહારનું જંક ફૂડ પસંદ કરી લેતા હોઈએ છીએ કે પછી આ લગ્ન સીઝનમાં જમણવારની વાત હોઈ, આપણે સ્વાસ્થ્યની અવગણના કરીને મીઠાઈ અને ફરસાણ આરોગી લેતા હોઈએ છીએ. પણ શું બીજા દિવસે આપણે કસરત કરવા માટે ઉઠી શકીએ છીએ?

દોડવાનાં  ઘણા-બધા ફાયદા છે. તેનાથી ઘણા-બધા રોગો દૂર થાય છે. હૃદયની બીમારીથી બચી શકાય છે. તેમજ શરીરની તંદુરસ્તી જળવાઈ રહે છે.સવારે જલદી ઊઠીને ચાલવા જવું, દોડવા જવું, યોગા કરવું , કસરત કરવી ખૂબ જ  જરૂરી છે. જેનાથી આપણા તન અને મનની તંદુરસ્તી જળવાઈ  રહે છે. આ ઉપરાંત  તે એકાગ્રતા વધારવામાં પણ ઉપયોગી છે. શિયાળાની ઋતુમાં વસાણાની સાથે સાથે ફક્ત 1 કલાકની નિયમિત કસરત જરૂરી છે. દરરોજ 20 -30 મિનિટનું વોક તો કરવું જ  જોઈએ. આજકાલના લોકો આવી સોશિયલ વેલફેર એકટીવીટીમાં ભાગ લઈ રહ્યા છે અને આવી ઇવેન્ટની આતુરતાથી રાહ જોઈ રહ્યા છે કે જેથી તેઓ પોતાની તંદુરસ્તી માટે પણ એક વખત સમય કાઢી શકે.

આજનાં  આ હેક્ટીકટ સમયમાં સ્ત્રીઓ પોતાના આરોગ્યને લઈને બેદરકાર હોઈ છે. પ્રોફેશનલ અને પર્સનલ લાઈફ બેલેન્સ રાખવાના સ્ટ્રેસમાં પોતાને લાગુ પડતી દરેક વસ્તુને નજર અંદાજ કરતી હોઈ છે. આ જ હેતુથી જ હવે ફક્ત સ્ત્રીઓ માટે મેરેથોન દોડનું આયોજન કરાયું છે. જેને તેઓએ “Run for Varachha” નામ આપ્યું છે. જેમાં સ્ત્રીઓ તેમની બધી ચિંતા મુશ્કેલી દૂર કરીને સાથે મળીને દોડી શકાશે. દરેક સ્ત્રી પોતાના સ્વાસ્થ્યને લઈને સજાગ બને તે હેતુથી “Girl in Neighbour” એ પણ Run Varachha સાથે જોડાઈને સુરતની દરેક મહિલાઓને આ દોડમાં ભાગ લેવા પ્રોત્સાહિત કરે છે.

તો ચાલો, આ ગુલાબી ઠંડીમાં સાથે મળીને દોડીએ અને આપણી તંદુરસ્તી જાળવી રાખીએ જેથી આપણું જીવન વધુ લાંબુ અને સારું બની શકે અને બીજાને ઉપયોગી બની શકીએ.

Udaipur – The city of Lakes in Rajasthan is 365 Days Destination for all the Tourists

Udaipur – The city of Lakes and Palaces, known as ‘Jewel of Mewar’ is undoubtedly one of the most visited places in India all 365 days. Irrespective of the season and holidays, people visit this beautiful city with friends and family. Not only that, many solo travelers are the regular visitor to this beautiful city of palaces. The city was founded by Maharana Udai Singh in 1553, on the banks of Lake Pichola. It is claimed to be the most romantic city.

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Jagdish Temple at Udaipur

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Every year, a huge number of tourists visit this beautiful city attracted from its vibrant culture. It is still inhabited by tribals, so we can see the people dressed in Ghagra-Choli with huge silver jewelry, heavy armlets, bangles, anklets,  etc.  During your travel, you will find both kinds of people- those following their old tradition as well as those who have adopted modern culture. Members of Girl in Neighbour visited this place in November 2018 and it was an unforgettable 4 days we spent here. This city is said to be the hub of cultural activities, music and folk dance.  Let’s travel!

Heritage view of City Palace Udaipur
Heritage view of City Palace Udaipur

Delicacies

Your trip will be of more fun when you have yummy cuisines.  Mava kulfi and Malai Kulfi at Bapu Bazar is must to eat for ice-cream lovers.  Kesariya lassi and Rabri is must try dessert at Suraj Pole. One should not forget to try Rajasthani thali i.e Daal Batti, Churma, gatte ki sabji accompanied with masala khichiya and butter milk. Even spicy chaat, shikanji and different kind of namkeens have to be given equal weight.

There are many rooftop restaurants in Udaipur, experience a romantic dinner with a beautiful scenic view with your partner to make your evening beautiful and memorable.

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View of Udaipur from City Palace

Shopping

For shopping lover, none other place is as best as Udaipur. One can spend the whole day shopping at Hathipole. You can opt for pottery, imitation as well as precious jewelry, handicrafts including puppets, wooden boxes, wall hangings, cloth lanterns, antique items, wooden toys,  pichwai paintings, brassware sculptures, clothes with handmade prints, bandhani prints, batik prints and many more.

Places

There are many places to visit when you are in Udaipur. City palace, Jagdish temple, Jagmandir, Vintage Car collection, Gulab baugh, Fateh sagar lake, Lake pichhola, Ambrai Ghaat, Saheliyon ki baadi, Maharana Pratap Smaarak, Haldi Ghaati, Maharana Pratap museum etc. are some of the places you should not miss visiting. Fateh Sagar lake is the perfect place to visit late evening and at night. Enjoy coffee and Maggi at night!

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City Palace at Udaipur

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Fateh Sagar lake at Udaipur
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City Palace at Udaipur
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Jagmandir at Udaipur
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Maharana Pratap Museum Udaipur
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Maharana Pratap Smarak – Udaipur

Udaipur is a must visit destination in your list for sure. If you have already visited this city, visit again to cherish the old memories and if you have yet not visited, don’t wait and just go before winters are over!!

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WRUN 18 Surat is an Initiative to Generate Awareness for Health of Women

The culture of Marathon started in 2012 when the first ever Night marathon was organized in Surat. As per an estimation, in 2018 only Surat has witnessed around 30 marathons. The marathon runs are now been organized with some specific objectives – to save nature or to save Tapi river. The objective of such runs is to increase the awareness among the citizens of the Surat and with such noble message, Surat is going to witness yet another Marathon on 16 December – WRUN 18 Surat.

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WRun Marathon Surat

WRUN Surat is the joint initiative of Brand Circus Event and Life Cycling Green Association. Amrut – the fashion icon is the Title Sponsor of this noble cause. Along with many other associates, Girl in Neighbour became the community partner for this Women Run 2018.
The idea of organizing this run is to bring awareness to society for the health and well-being of women. Our society gives less importance to Females as against the family and homemaking. So, WRUN has come up with an idea of gathering the women of Surat city through arranging this Run, to provide a platform for making the women aware of their health & well being. Through WRUN, we want every woman of Surat to come together and run for herself.

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Girl in Neighbour is the Associate of WRun Surat

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The runner participants will spread a message of dignity for the women – ‘Think for Yourself’ & ‘Run for Yourself’.
So let’s unite on 16th December 2018, 6:00 AM at Decathlon, Piplod to make the efforts behind WRUN’18 successful and cheer up the women who’ll run for themselves.

Surat Celebrates First Ever Digital Marketing Day on 16 December 2018

Recently Oxford Economics released the list of World’s Fastest-Growing Cities. Surat, a diamond processing and trading center in Gujarat, will see the fastest expansion through 2035, averaging more than 9 percent, Richard Holt, Oxford’s head of global cities research, wrote in a report. While the average annual growth of Surat between 2019-2035 is projected at 9.17%, that is the highest among any other city in India, Surat is undoubtedly the future address for business houses in India. SMEs have played a significant role in the growth of the city along with constant evolution of diamond and textile industry. No doubt Surat needs more exposure in terms of knowledge and learning. One such event is going to be organized on 16th December 2018, Sunday in Surat. Surat is celebrating the first-ever Digital Marketing Day on the said date. The pioneer of Digital Marketing consulting and training in South Gujarat – iVIPANAN Digital Marketing Services- is going to organize this event.

Surat is celebrating Social Media Day since 2016 on 30 June and the objective of celebrating Social Media Day is to sensitize people of Surat to leverage the power of social media. In these 3 years, hundreds of people have witnessed talk shows of experts. While iVIPANAN is celebrating this day on a larger scale, they decided to celebrate the Digital Marketing Day in a very short time span.

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Social Media Day Surat 2018

The admins and moderator along with the members of ‘Digital Marketing Question and Answers Facebook Community’ on Facebook came together to take a decision to celebrate DM Day in India on 16th December. This Facebook group is led by Sorav Jain.

More than 16 cities in India is going to observe the DM Day celebration on 16th December. If you belong to any such city, you can fill the form for registration. The details of the event in all such cities are:

  1. City: Chennai
    Venue: Amar Fast Foods, GN Chetty Road, TNagar
  • Cost: INR 200/-
  • Registration Link: https://bit.ly/2G9h30Y
  • Speakers: Sorav Jain – Thinker in Chief of Echovme
    Vikas Chawla  – Co-Founder of Social Beat
    Rob Peck – Director of Client Servicing, O3M Directional Marketing
  • Host: Sorav Jain & Team
  • Timings: 11 A.M – 1 P.M
  • Contact Number: 91764 02555

2. City: Mumbai

  • Venue: IIDE, 2 mins walk from Railway Station, Andheri West
  • Cost: INR 200/-
  • Registration Link: https://imjo.in/8xYwHa
  • Speakers: Snehal, Gopal, Alex, Alexander, David, Diipaal & Aaryendr
  • Host: Snehal, Roshan and Hemant Shewakramani
  • Timings: 1 PM – 5 PM

3. City: Pune

  • Venue: B3 Cerebrum IT Park, Kalyani Nagar
  • Speakers: Gaurav Gurbaxani , CO founder
  • Host: Gaurav Gurbaxani
  • Timings: 1 P.M – 4 P.M
  • Contact number: 9850610777

4. City: Nashik

  • Venue:3rd Floor, Trinity Towers, Abhyuday Colony, near Prasad Circle, Gangapur Rd
  • Speakers: Vanky Kataria
  • Registration Link: https://imjo.in/aDyu3x
  • Host: Piyush Kukreja
  • Timings: 2:00 P.M – 5:00 P.M
  • Contact Number: 8087295405

5. City: Dehradun

  • Venue: Orbosys Cooperation, 60, Phase II, Vasant Vihar, Dehradun
  • Speakers: Kunar Srivastava
  • Host: Vardankur Vijay
  • Timings:12 P.M  – 2:30 P.M
  • Contact Number: 8449738227

6. City: Surat

  • Venue: The Monarch Studio, 405 Monarch, Gaurav Path, Pal, Adajan, Surat.
    Cost: INR 100/-
  • Registration Link: bit.ly/DMDSurat18
  • Speakers: (It will be a panel discussion) 1) User behaviour on Digital media: Challenges and Solution. Panelists: Dr. Monika Suri ( HOD – School of Business, Auro University), and Dr Hema Agarwal (Professor, SRLIM)
    2) The journey of Content from user engagement to conversion.
    Panelists: Nishit K Jariwala (Founder, BuddyBits), and Siddhi Jain (Digital Marketing Manager, iVIPANAN)
  • Host: Bhautik Sheth
  • Timings:5:00 P.M – 7:00 P.M

7. City: Hyderabad

  • Venue: Jigyaasa, 7-1-80/2 Ameerpet Road Lane adjacent Ratnadeep Supermarket, Telangana 500016
    Cost: INR 200/-
  • Registration Link: https://bit.ly/2QsC6Aw
  • Speakers: Ravi Kiran, Smart Telugu Founder, Digital John, Online Marketer at Gurukul Ventures LLP, Samuel, PPC Expert
  • Host: B John
  • Timings: 2:30P.M –  5:30 P.M

8. City: Vishakapatanam

  • Venue: Platinum Jubliee Function Hall, Opposite to A.U Distance Education, Chinna Waltair, Visakhapatnam
    Cost: INR 500/-
  • Registration Link:  https://www.instamojo.com/tsudheervarma/digi-idols/?ref=store
  • Speakers: P. Ratnakar (SEO Specialist) , G. Rakesh(Founder UBnet Solution), K. Mojesh Kumar(Content Marketing Specialist), P. Vishnu Vardhan (Digital Marketing Executive & Founder at LIRC Digital)
  • Host: P. Vishnu Vardhan
  • Timings: 9:30AM – 5:00PM

9. City: Patna, Bihar

  • Venue: Ground Floor, Babu Tola Lane, Opp. Women’s Hospital, P.M.C.H, Ashok Rajpath Rd, Muradpur, Patna, Bihar 800004
  • Speakers: Akash Shankar, Aman Kashyap, Prabhakar Alok
  • Registration Link: www.digiwalebabu.com/digital-marketing-day/
    Host: Prabhakar Alok
  • Timings:1:00 P.M –  4:00 P.M
  • Contact Number: 8952985328

10. City: Nagpur

  • Venue: Dr. ambedkar institute of management studies and research nagpur
    Host: Neha Dhakate
  • Timings:12 P.M –  2 P.M
  • Contact Number: 7030107484

11. City: Jaipur

  • Venue: Anand Incubation Centre, Bapu Nagar, Jaipur
    Cost: INR 100/-
  • Registration Link: https://goo.gl/forms/Qon4youEJemrzQjC2
  • Speakers: Rishee Miglani, Vagisha Arora, CA Manish Balani
  • Host: Hardik Lashkari (Technovation)
  • Timings: 3:00 P.M – 5 P.M

12. City: Calicut, Kerala

  • Venue: Woodies Bleisure Hotel , Palayam ,Calicut
    Cost: INR 200/-
  • Registration Link: https://bit.ly/2QLsLmt
  • Speakers: Tasvy, Sana Khader, Ashraf, Ashwathy
  • Host: Ashraf ( Hawksee digital solutions Pvt Ltd)
  • Timings: 2:00 P.M – 6:00 P.M

13. City: Lucknow, UP

  • Venue: UP Press club , lucknow, UP
  • Speakers: Ashish Shukla
  • Host: digitalashish.com
  • Timings:2:00 P.M –  2:30 P.M
  • Contact Number: 8840036331

14. City: Bangalore

  • Venue: 91springboard (7th Block, Koramangala) 4th Floor, No 22, Salarpuria Towers-I, Hosur Road, Koramangala
  • Cost: INR 600/-
  • Registration Link: https://bit.ly/2PvfrOk
  • Speakers: Saurabh Choudhary – E-commerce Expert, Amar Krishna Jha – Founder Skillbar
    Host: DM Confernce
  • Timings:9 A.M – 6 P.M

15. City: New Delhi

  • Venue: A-10, C.C. Colony, Opp. Rana Pratap Bagh, New Delhi – 110007
  • Cost: INR 175/-
  • Speakers: Rudrabha Mukherjee (Founder, GANIT HUB & an affiliate marketer),  Suraj Kumar (An ORM and paid ads specialist)
  • Registration Link: https://bit.ly/2LbfuP0
  • Host: Rudrabha & Suraj Kumar
  • Timings: 11:00 A.M – 6:00 P.M

16. City: Udaipur

  • Venue: The Chocolate Room, Madhuban, no.20
  • Cost: INR 100/-
  • Speakers: Surbhi Jain, Founder, DIGICATION
  • Registration Link: https://imjo.in/6yZ7pU
  • Host: Surbhi Jain, Founder, DIGICATION
  • Timings: 11:00 AM- 1PM

Digital marketing experts in suratTeam of girls excited to celebrate the event!

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Pre-event preparation!

For girls of Surat, get your registration done by clicking here. Or you can also register your self on 98794 56211. Do not miss this opportunity to listen to the industry experts! This program can help you in selecting your career in digital marketing. As the initiator of this group, Bhautik Sheth always says – Let’s grow digitally together!

Common myths

Common Myths Related to Diet & Weight Loss

  1. Jaggery is a good substitute to sugar: Both come from the same source i.e., Sugarcane. Jaggery is made traditionally whereas table sugar is bleached & refined which is why it is crystal clear. But both are SUGARS!!! 1 gm of glucose (be it sugar/jaggery) has 4kcals. So, don’t swap jaggery for sugar to lose weight/control sugar levels.
  2. Slimming belts & creams burn the body fat & make you fit: Slimming belts generate heat on skin surface leading to sweating. The body gets dehydrated because of water loss in form of sweat. Slimming creams are messaged on target areas like tummy, thighs, arms for “Spot Reduction”. They work on the same mechanism as slimming belts. They dehydrate the skin and “InchLoss” is seen after water under the skin is lost.
  3. More sweat = More calories burnt: Not at all!! Sweating is the body’s mechanism to maintain right body temperature. It has got nothing to do with burning fat/calories. So, STAY AWAY from products like “Slimming Belts and Creams” which promise you a healthy and fit body.
  4. Warm lemon water is the best thing to have an empty stomach in the morning: The warm lemon water has nothing to do with burning up the fat. It has negative effects on the body instead!! The molecular composition of lemon water at warm temperature pulls out the calcium from the bones, increasing the risk of osteoporosis. Also, people drinking warm lemon water in the morning are diagnosed with lower serum calcium levels.
  5. Brisk walk post meal aids digestion & weight loss: NO!! It doesn’t After meal our stomach starts digestion (breakdown & absorption) of food for which it needs a maximum blood supply. When you rush for a walk hoping to digest all that you had in the meal, you are actually obstructing the process of digestion by diverting the blood supply to your arms & legs. Just do some light roaming within the house (not more than 100 steps) to feel easy after a heavy meal if you feel.
  6. Cutting carb intake is the best way to lose weight: All carbohydrates are not responsible for making you overweight. The carbohydrates are categorised in 2 types:

a. Bad Carbs (Simple Carbohydrates)

  • They lack fibre & low in nutrients
  • They have empty calories. Which, if in excess, get stored as fat in the body

Example: Cane Sugar, Refined Bread, White Rice/Pasta, Bottled Sauces, Cakes, Biscuits, Sodas, etc.

b. Good Carbs (Complex Carbohydrates)

  • They are high in fibre and nutrients.
  • They are calorie dense (i.e. the feeling of fullness in less calories)
  • They naturally stimulate metabolism.lifestyle

Example: Oatmeal, Brown Rice, Sweet Potato, Whole Grains, Quinoa, Beans, Nuts, Vegetables, Seeds.

SO, DON’T ELIMINATE WHOLE CARBOHYDRATE GROUP FROM YOUR DIET. Just stop having simple carbs & feel the difference.

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Review Club Members Experienced The Taste of India at Indi-Yah!

Surat is the metropolitan city and many people living in this city have migrated from the different parts of the country in the last couple of decades. While there was a notable vacuum of a place where one can find food items representing different parts of the country, the recent addition at Valentine Multiplex is attracting the many eye-balls to visit this place! Indi-Yah is the restaurant that offers a range of India’s favorite traditional food in one magical menu. Review Club Members of Surat were invited to taste the cuisine by the restaurant recently. The renown citizens of Surat city, who are members of Review Club, went there and they had a great time!

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The menu of Indi-Yah is conceptualized by celebrity Chef Ms. Ushma Desai and she is been accompanied by Mr.Tempton Bhathena (well-known as Bawaji). The menu includes local food varieties from different parts of India like – Rajasthan, Gujarat, Bengal, South India, Delhi, Maharashtra, Bihar, Sindhi items and Pizzas too!!

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To add on, other than the main cuisine items, the restaurant serves a range of sweet dishes, once again, the signature sweet items from different parts of the country. Panel members of Review Club tasted most of the food items from the menu and have shared their review. To start off with, Ms.Geeta Shroff has written:

Very yummy food in Indi-Yah which is very much in my Surat at Valentine Multiplex. Restaurant me Ghar Ka khana kha rahe the ki Ghar me Restaurant ka? Pata hi chala. Pure Surati mijaj se Ushma Desai( cooking queen of surat) aur Bavaji ( Tenmon Bhathena) team ne Atithi bhav se Review Club team ko healthy n hygienic khana khilaya. Kya khaye aur kya chhode ye samaj nahi aa raha tha per fir sub panelists ne apani apani dish taste karane ke liye pass ki. Fir to jo Maja aaya ki sabne surati mijaj se thahake laga laga ke khana enjoy kiya.
Baked masala Khichadi lajawab,
Bajara utthappa tasty n healthy,
Panipuri with ragada n tastiest FudinaPani,
Litti chokha bihar ki lajawab dish,
Dhanshak ko to chhod hi na sake,
These All are no. 1 items
But you cannot put other items on No.2 also. like,
Ragada patice wow,
Sabudana vada with super Dahi,  
Bedai roti, Rajasthani Alu sabji- Gatthe ki sabji aur shrikhand ka jawab nahi,
Makai roti to lajawab thi per Tadaka palak sabji bhi kam tasty nahi thi.
Sab se upper tha Surti Gotala jo egg ke gotale se bhi jyada tasty tha. Don’t miss it or never you get it anywhere.
Itna Mota pet bhi aaj chhota pad gaya. 24 panelists team hone ke bavajud bhi Bahot sari items skip karni padi, like Handva,Panaki, sevpuri,Val nu shak, puranpoli and many more items. Last me garma garam Mohanthal & Sukhadi ko to koi compete nahi kar sakta ,very balanced sweet. Surat me out city ya out state ya out country koi aaye to jarur yaha actual Surati -typical-special Indian khana Khane le ja sakte hai. Ab aap sochenge ki kon Si item skip kar sakte hai ? As per my view, Misal Pav ko. Kami kiski rahi ? Toh mukhwas me Pan ki. Bahot kuchh add kar sakate hai like State-wise decoration/ presentation,
The fragrant atmosphere, Indian music/ culture etc. Thanks to Mr Nishant Jaiswal and also Yogesh Gupta. But at last, don’t miss the food of Indi…yah. NRI ko bhi vaha jarur le ja sakte hai jisse ek saath bahot varieties kha sakte hai. Keep it up Indi…yah!!

geeta shroff surat

Here is what other panelists had to say about their experience at Indi-Yah!

Geeta Modi Surat

dharmendra sheth surat

rupal shah surat

dr bharat naik surat

Nimisha Doctor surat

chetan shah surat

shailesh trivedi surat

Prashant KariyaKushal ChorariaOverall, the experience of panel members of Review Club was excellent! It was altogether an unique experience. The panelists were thankful to the restaurant owner for overwhelming hospitality and serving delicious food, cooked with love and concern! Do not miss visiting with your family and friends to Indi-Yah at Valentine Multiplex, Dumas Road, Surat.

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8 Dos and Don’ts of Eating Habits to Follow This Diwali

Diwali is the time we can’t contain our excitement. be it for shopping, new clothes, crackers but the main thing that tops our Diwali excitement is food. All the Diwali delicacies are amazing. Especially, homemade. But nowadays we avoid having them like we used to have a decade ago.
The craze has gone down because of two reasons:

1) No time to make at home
2) The items are mostly sweet or deep fried

But is it really right to do so?
Is avoiding Diwali delicacies going to help you stay slim? The answer is NO!!!

DOs

1. Make food items at home: Making them at home is going to give you a good workout the process of grinding crushing and skillfully making the items really requires a lot of calorie burn so the ball is in your court if you think about workouts

2. Follow Grand mother’s recipe: It is true that old people were quite wiser. All the exclusive ingredients that are used in food during Diwali have special nutritional value they are high in micronutrients and act like special treat do your otherwise “micronutrient depleted” body.

3. Most of the sweets are made by adding ghee in it. So the diabetic people don’t need to completely stay away from it, they can enjoy a small portion for satisfying the taste buds. But mind you, the sweet has to be homemade & in pure ghee.

4. Same applies to namkeen items. There is no harm in having these. Don’t count calories in terms of fats, carbohydrates and proteins. Look at how rich is the food in nutritional value.

5. Eat nuts and dry fruits. They are going to help you stay strong during the winters.

DON’Ts

1. Don’t have chocolates: Forgetting the laddoos and Barfi, we have started this chocolate exchange trend on Diwali. But it is the worst thing you can feed your body under the name of Diwali gifts. Our traditional sweets stand on the top in terms of “health benefits”!!!

2. Avoid ready-made items: Because you never know how they are fried or in which ghee or oil they are made. We don’t reuse the oil for frying at home. But outside items don’t come with that guarantee. And it is very harmful to our health.

3. The thing that makes us put on Diwali weight is not Food but Lifestyle. So, stop blaming the traditions.

  • Alcohol: It has become a trend under the name of Diwali party to consume alcohol, which is one of the reason that liver metabolism slows down & you don’t burn fat efficiently.
  • Late Nights: Sleep pattern is completely disturbed because of late Nights we spend drinking and playing cards. Also, we end up eating more in the time period we were supposed to sleep.
  • Going for a fat-free and sugar-free substitute: These only suppress our guilt and increase the body’s craving for REAL food. Better have a piece of the sweet or fried item rather than a big portion of fat-free or sugar-free replacement.

So, in short, celebrate your Diwali in the way you have been celebrating since childhood. Forget the calorie count because our body needs nutrition food rich more than lower calorie food.

If you still worry about whatever you have consumed during Diwali and the holidays after Diwali, it is always a good idea to go on a light food or Detox diet for a day or two before resuming healthy routine.

But go for any diet only under the supervision of a dietitian. You can connect to me (Dt. Srushti Bothra) for the same.

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Navratri, Food and Fast – A challenge for every girl

The season of festivals is here all lined up and a big challenge for all beauties out there is to look perfect while munching on the feast and delicacies. Navratri, food and fast are what bothers most of the girls. While playing garba is a priority, following the rituals of keeping fast is also on the mind and it is also difficult to resist festive food dishes!

Is it challenging? Well, not so when you have your diet routine smartly planned with my help!! Believe me, I can guide you to keep yourself fit even while enjoying food during Navratri and then in Diwali.

Most of us would be fasting during Navratri and mostly end up gaining weight, unfortunately, even though food eaten during fast is Saatvik and faraali. So I’ll be discussing the foods we should and should not have during fast.

AVOID:

1. CARBONATED DRINKS / FRUIT JUICES: Just because they contain natural fruit extract does not label them healthy. Either packaged or fresh, fruit juices do no good to you besides increasing your sugar levels. All the vital nutrients & fibres are out of it when your fruit is liquid.

2. FRIED FOOD: Only potato fries are not the culprits. We have many types of puris, pakodas and chips of what not faraali ingredients. Even if the source of food is healthy, if you are frying it, that food is not good for your body.

3. SHAKES & SMOOTHIES: Yes!!! They are a quick fix and comes in “healthy” trend nowadays. Just add up all the ingredients and blend. You are ready to go! But it’s always better to avoid it (unless you are super busy). Because just like fruit juices, the shake/smoothie is going to lose its nutritional density during processing.

HAVE:

1. WHOLE FRUITS: Bananas are not going to make you fat if you are physically active during fast. Instead, it is going to provide you with a lot of energy to dance your feet off on garba numbers.

2. SAMA: Even though it looks like broken rice, Sama is something everyone must have while fasting considering the satiety it provides during “no grain” days (because it’s not a grain but seed). There is no starch in it like rice, hence your risk of gaining weight due to having sama is just a myth. Enjoy it to fullest in different forms of dishes.

3. VARIETY OF FLOURS: Most commonly used are,

  • Kuttu (Buckwheat)
  • Singhara (Chestnut)
  • Rajgira (Amaranth)

These flours are made to use the variety of items like uttapams, dosas, upma & puris. If you avoid puris (keeping calorie count in mind), these foods are a real treat to your body. These pseudo grains are high in protein and many micronutrients which we miss out in the daily diet.

4. POTATOES, SWEET POTATOES & SAGO: These are considered “fattening foods”. They are not high in fats but in carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are going to make you fat only if you have them in excess, the wrong way, wrong time. Potatoes & sweet potatoes (of course boiled, roasted or baked) are going to provide you energy and keep you full for longer. Sago does the same if you are having Sabudana khichadi instead of Sabudana vadaa. (Again calorie count!!!)

5. NUTS & DRY FRUITS: Many people might have been calling Cashews & Almonds dry fruits until you read it here; almonds, cashews, pistachios are nuts. Dates, anjeer, raisins are dehydrated/dried fruits. And yes, if you are looking for weight loss/ maintenance, NEVER have dry fruits because they are concentrated form of fructose sugar basically. Whereas, nuts are high in protein and completely fine to have in advised quantity.

6. DAIRY: Have milk, curd, paneer every day because that is the only form of complete protein you can consume in fasting.

So start your festive season in a healthy way so you are in shape to flaunt your slim waist in garba outfits!!!

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Navratri, food and fast

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