August 28, 2009

MEAT -o- Maniac !!! Meats that you can eat on a weight loss programme

Well if your reading my blog for the first time, I request you to go back to the last few issues so that you may understand this Diet I am talking about. The NEGATIVE Calorie Diet. In continuation to a series on this diet I have now listed Meats...yes MEATS.....

My Favorite in my diet recommendations is TUNA and CRAB.

Well searching for a list of Meats in Negative Calorie Zone was difficult. Here is the list.

Bass (fresh water/sea), King fish, Catfish, Clams (cooked),Cod Steaks, Crab, Frog legs, Mussels, Oysters (half shell), Shrimp, Trout, Tuna

So now we have Fruits, Vegetables and Meats. How about a TUNA SALAD to weight loss.

I just made the most awesome dish, Boiled egg whites 2 nos, Sprouts, Finely chopped Spring onions, Spoon of Tuna, Some onions, Tomatoes finely chopped, Pepper ( natural Fat burner) loads it. Whip everything to a paste and apply on brown bread or chapati.. Try this as a power snack in your weight loss program.

May the QUA be with you!!!

August 20, 2009

FRUITILICOUS - How Fruits can help burn Fats via the Negative Calorie approach

In continuation to last weeks post on Vegetables I now got the Fruit list up. Again, try to memorise five of your favorites and add them to your diet. Tell your friends about this list. Still better just email them this link. The more healthier you are, the longer you live, the happier you will be!

Fruits. They blast away the fats!!!

Apples, Apricots, Blackberries,Blueberries,Cantaloupe,Cherries,Cranberries,Currants,
Damson plum,Figs,Fruit salad (fresh/canned),Grapefruit, Grapes, Honeydew melon

Go Ape Faced with these. Chuck out the other foods. You want to loose weight make these guys part of your diet.

Eat this in at least 3 of six meals in a day. Remember though FIST serving portion.

May the QUA be you!!

Go Fruitty.

August 16, 2009

Negative Calories - First Up - The Vegetable List of -ve!!

The Negative Calorie Food List

If you’re like me, you probably want to get right to it. Okay, here it is. all the Negative Calorie foods you’ll be using in your diet. I give you this list now so that you can start seeing what foods you are hoping will be on it. Here’s the list. If your new to this blog, Please read the earlier article on the concept of the Negative Calorie Diet


Artichokes Asparagus Green beans String beans Beets Beet greens Broccoli Brussels sprouts Cabbage Chinese cabbage Carrots Cauliflower

Celeriac Celery Chervil Chicory Chives Squash Tomato (fresh/canned)

Corn (cob/canned) Cucumbers Dandelion greens Dill pickles

Eggplant Endive Garlic Kale Kohlrabi Leeks Lettuce Mushrooms Mustard greens

Okra Onions Parsley leaves Turnips Watercress Parsnips (raw/boiled) Peas Peppers (green/red) Pickles (sour/sweet) Pumpkin Radishes Rappini Red cabbage Rhubarb Rutabagas Sauerkraut Salsify Scallions Shallots Sorrel Spinach

My Favourites are Carrot, Tomato, Spinach , Lettuce, Mushrooms, Egg plant, Cauliflower.

Eat as much as you desire of these foods. Memorize them and add them to your Diet. In this week I will also add the fruits and YES YES meats toooo!!!

You are what you eat ...

May the QUA be with you!

August 9, 2009

Negative Calorie Diet - How can it help you loose fat in a small way!

Negative Calories. What are they?

Negative Calorie foods have what we will refer to as a negative calorie effect. To give you an idea of what that means, we'll go through the process. You eat an apple. The apple you consume has 80 calories however, your body's chemical processing, digestion and breakdown of that apple causes you to burn off 100 calories thus, your negative calorie effect is -20 calories. Can you see the implications of a diet based on this premise? My nex few blogs will talk about the negative calorie foods that you can choose to insert in your diet. You will see that a lower calorie intake will make you feel lighter, less hungry and combined with a workout programme, the shedding of Fat will begin.

As I'm sure you already know, most people that go on diets are not successful in their quest. This usually breaks down to one simple human behavior. DISCIPLINE. That's right, most of us do not have the kind of discipline it takes to succeed. From the moment you start reading this
blog, I want you to start talking to your inner being about your discipline. For some of you, it'll be a short discussion. For the rest of us, it'll be an ongoing argument! Today is the day to start building your discipline. How good is your word? Do you make good on your promises? Well, now's the time to give your word to yourself. Make good on your new promise to yourself to have the discipline it takes to succeed.

Start slow. Think about it for a few days. Visualize what sacrifices you're about to make for the next week or two. Tell yourself that it isn't for the rest of your life. Explain to yourself why
you want to succeed this time. Explain to yourself why it's important.
Come on, we all know how to persuade someone when we really want to, don't we? When it's really important, right? Now it's time to use that particular skill on you.
I want you to approach this new diet differently than you have in the past. Don't moan and groan. Smile. It's easy. Just look in the mirror and do it! Cool, huh? No, this time you need to ease into the idea of losing weight.

DO NOT read this blog and start today.

Do not read this blog today and start tomorrow.

Read it through at least a couple of times. Go over the information that means the most to you even more. Talk to yourself. Go to the store and LOOK at the food you're going to start eating. Pick it up. Touch it. Smell it. Think about it. Learn about it. Most important of all, relax!

I've found that for myself, it's very helpful to write down your desired results in the form of a goal. That's right, write it down. Give yourself three months to achieve it. Don't make an impossible goal, but make it a challenging one. Now don't get me wrong. You're going to be losing a lot of weight in the next week or two. We'll get more into that later as well.

What's really nice about this diet are the results! Yes, I said results! As you progress and achieve results, sticking to the diet is even more easy, and your self-discipline soars! Funny how that works, isn't it? But isn't really human nature?

Start with the time and date. Then put down what you're thinking on paper. Ask yourself questions and answer them. Write them down too. The more you discuss your new endeavor with yourself, the more chance you have at success. Who's your best friend? It better be you! You NEED you!

The Negative Calorie Diet is not intended as a replacement for long-term eating habits. The Negative Calorie Diet is not appropriate for children or teenagers. The Negative Calorie Diet is not intended to be a replacement for medical advice. If you are on medication, have a medical condition, or pregnant, PLEASE consult your doctor BEFORE going on this or any weight-loss program. Should you decide that you want to increase your physical activity, again please consult your doctor. This is for your safety!

August 5, 2009

A Fat loss Secret- Start Small and then change the way you eat

Close your Fist right now!

Look at it.

What size do you see?

This is the ideal portion serving for an individual. People look amazed when I tell this that this is the first secret to weight loss. Portion control was never more simplified.

When you next serve yourself, Make a fist above your food and compare that with the serving you have taken. If your fist is larger, your safe. If your food looks a little larger in serving....start count the calories to a larger waist line.

Many people find this crazy at first but if you eat six small fist portions a day, your waist will be Wasted!!!

So the next meal you serve remember the QUA in you ( capacity of). Its all in your Hand literally!!!

Bon Appetite or should I say " You got the whole food In your Hands"!

August 3, 2009

Performance Nutrition and Why you should invest in a customised Nutrition Plan

I was watching a program on Models and Actors last night. Ever wonder why they are so beautiful or look so toned, lean, beautiful, defined....the list can go on. Well, Ask yourself " Am I a Mercedes Benz or a Maruti 800"?

If your answer is the latter, please exit. Customized Nutrition plans are the equivalent of your Mercedes Benz going to an authorized dealer. Would you become a self-mechanic and try to repair and fuel that wonderful machine of yours. So are you fueling your BODY right?

I believe that my body is the equivalent of the BMW M5. And so its programme is designed to push Nutrition to the Best possible level.

A customised Nutrition plan should do the following

1. Asses your Body Type
2. Determine your BMR ( Basal Metabolic Rate), your Fat %, and your Dietary Habits

3. Evaluate your energy expenditure
4. Final put all the above together and plan the Nutrition as per your Fitness Goal

Most Dietitians do not do this and assess you only via symptoms and prescribe a standard diet. How boring and Unsuccessful.

At QUA NUTRITION I have designed an assessment that will do all of the above and guide you over a year on the Nutrition and Supplements and the exercise regimes required to achieve that Beautiful Body. After all we are all, given, only one life time to look good. There are no second chances.

Ask Sushil Kumar, Winning the Bronze was his crowning moment, or Shammu , the beautiful actress from down south who loves the Nutrition regime she is on. Mail us at QUA NUTRITION to get your analysis and begin your journey to taking control of your Destiny. Remember ....if you only follow the herd will be cattle food at the end of the day ...not the STUD!!

May the QUA be with you!

August 2, 2009

Qua Nutrition - Why and What does it mean?

Welcome to the world of Eating and Knowing yourself. I decided to take my Olympic level consultancy expertise to the next level and decided to start a Performance Nutrition advisory and consultancy firm called QUA NUTRITION.

For many years I have been a scrabble fanatic and knew that QUA was one of the shortest Q letter words. I have used this word in conversations only to have people ponder " what did you say?".

The english dictionary meaning is as; as being; in the character or capacity of. Its origin is from Latin from qui, "who."

I think this is the most appropriate TITLE for a customized Scientific Nutrition Plan. Nutrition is what you eat, and you become what you Eat!!! Performance Nutrition is the same QUA.....Nutrition.

At QUA NUTRITION our vision will be to move the world to Eating for performance whether your an Athlete, a CEO, a film star or just like me looking to win everyday.

May the QUA be with you!