February 24, 2011

How Fizzy Drinks causes weight gain ?

People who drink diet soft drinks don't lose weight. In fact, they gain weight, a new study shows.There was a 41% increase in risk of being overweight for every can or bottle of diet soft drink a person consumes each day.

February 20, 2011

How do I go about Choosing a Weight Loss Program ?

In your life time you probably will go on a diet. You probably have already tried it more than once with reasonable success, only to have the weight add back on a few months later. For many people, it is difficult to lose more than a few Kgs, and few succeed in remaining at the reduced weight. The difficulty in losing weight and keeping it off leads many people to turn to a professional or commercial weight loss program for help.

What are the GOLDEN rules if you decided to DIET and Loose weight using guidance or a program?

  1. There has to be a mention of Food and its Portions and its control….Negative calories is best.
  2. There has to be a mention of Exercise.
  3. It may come with a Personal trainer.
  4. It may include a Nutrition Coach.
  5. It should ask you to keep a log.
  6. You should be talking to somebody.
  7. You should be having a SPOTTER or a Family member that is your alter ego which keeps you on track. Both praise and criticism should be the job function of this person.
  8. The Program should be scientific and safe. If its not tailor made to your energy level requirements, the program is a failure in the long run.
  9. Supplements can be used, but with Consultation with an Expert and only after your medical history is cleared via tests and the Medical expert.
  10. No Program can guarantee you results in 4 weeks…..if they do, the weight will bounce back. Go for longer duration plans.
  11. When inquiring about a commercial weight loss program, be sure you are provided with a detailed statement of fees and costs of additional items such as dietary supplements or foods.
  12. Other important questions to ask of any potential weight loss program include:
    • Does the staff consist of qualified counselors and health professionals such as Nutritionists, doctors, and exercise physiologists?
    •   Are food choices flexible and suitable?
    •  Are weight loss goals set by the client and/or the health professional?
    •  What percentage of people complete the program?
    •  What is the average weight loss among people who finish the program?
    •  What percentage of people have problems or side effects? What are they?
    • Is there a maintenance program to help keep the weight off once it's lost?

If you plan to lose more than 10 to 20 kgs, have any health problems, or take medication on a regular basis, your doctor should evaluate you before you start a weight loss program. A doctor can assess your general health and medical conditions that might be affected by dieting and weight loss.
Also, a doctor should be able to recommend appropriate programs and help you come up with a sensible weight loss goal. If you plan to use a very-low-calorie diet, you definitely should be examined and monitored by a doctor.

At QUA Nutrition we work best with annual plans. The first Introduction plan is of 90 days to get you aligned. Discover your Plus points and areas that need working on. The rest of the year is about putting your head down and ploughing ahead. If you want to know more on how we are successful with our clients and you would like to experience a Free Phone Consultancy TRIAL session, mail us at diet@quahealth.com with your name, age, height, weight and phone number and a good time to chat with you.

May the QUA be with you. 

February 17, 2011

Fat Burners - THE SAFE WAY

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?

YES or NO? Or are you looking for a quick FIX! There are no quick Fixes even though I was quoted in an article on FAT BURNERS yesterday in Mail today and the Yahoo Beauty pages. http://epaper.mailtoday.in/showtext.aspx?boxid=231180&parentid=48790&issuedate=1522011.

Fat burners represent one portion of 100's of strategies that a Nutritionist can use on you.

Now everybody seems to want to get the quick fix method. The Phone is ringing off the hook.TELL ME SIR WHICH FAT BURNER IS GOOD. And to top it off the MLM food supplement sellers are whacking their goods in the comments columns and people are lapping it up.

Get a Little smarter people. THIS IS WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE.....

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. Decide on a regime of Foods and Supplements that will work for you
5. 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.

From CEOs, to Industrialists to Kollywood superstars, we have tailor make each individual and treat you like one of kind. 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 ...you will be cattle food at the end of the day ...not the STUD!!

May the QUA be with you!

February 15, 2011

Excuse is not a Word ------ -----ITS your INACTION!!!

Do you know that Nutrition can only be discplined by your own actions and choices. At QUA Nutrition we like to scientifically design your nutrition and supplements. However the practise of implementing these nutritional strategies is left upto you. Everyday I get friends and realtives saying " YEAH BUT YOU KNOW, I have no time! Its so difficult", " I cannot carry fruits to Work", Its so difficult not to eat out". I call this segment of People WHINERS!!! who are ultimately Losers.

If you want to start .....get discplined.....You will live longer, look younger and hell yeah impress everyone out there.....

If your envying the guy in the next cubicle looking so young fit and trim....I bet you thats the GUY thats DISCIPLINED!!!

I work with one GUY WHO NEVER WHINES.......Prasanta Karmarkar..COMMONWEALTH bronze medal winner. Watch his video below


His Video paints a Picture....why you should stop whining and do something about getting in shape. Hopefully our team at QUA NUTRITION will be able to change the way you eat...@ the cost of a Luxury meal...Call us at 99 0000 9080 or email us at diet@quahealth.com.

February 14, 2011


The secret to a romantic evening on Valentine's Day could be - in your kitchen via your Nutrition.

Really! Love could be on the menu.

What you eat affects your hormone levels, brain chemistry and energy.

If you're not eating a healthy diet, including the foods  mentioned, you may not be performing your best in bed, though this isn't the same for everyone.


What you need: Nutrients and minerals found in almonds, like zinc, selenium and vitamin E.

Why you need it: Important for female sexual health and reproduction. Vitamin E is necessary to make both estrogen and testosterone.

What it does to your libido: Increases passion, acts as a sexual stimulant and aids in fertility.


What you need: Tryptophan and Phenylethylamine

Why you need it: Maximizes feel-good chemicals in the body. This sweet has long been linked with love and sex for good reason. It contains tryptophan, which helps the body produce seritonin, and offers a hit of phenylethylamine.

What it does to your libido: Increases production of serotonin - the body's natural feel-good chemical that leads to heightened stimulation and arousal. Phenylethylamine is a stimulant thought to contribute to the feeling of love and happiness.

A few things to note: try and stick to one ounce of dark chocolate (if you add nuts, it's fine too - plus you'll get an extra boost if those nuts are almonds). Keep in mind though that the more items are in your chocolate (nuts, toffee, dried fruit, etc), the more calories the chocolate will have.


What you need: Vitamin C

Why you need it: Vitamin C, which is an antioxidant, helps your body flush out toxins, slowing down the aging process. It also keeps his swimmers (sperm) healthy and abundant.

What it does to your libido: Makes you look hotter! The color red is known to help stroke the fire: A 2008 study found that men find women sexier if they are wearing Red as opposed to "cool" colors such as blue or green.

A few things to note: Try making dark chocolate-dipped strawberries this Valentine's day - they're the perfect treat to feed each other, and bright red color is sexy-because they're topped with chocolate, you're adding more libido-boosting methylzanthines. Strawberries are also super-romantic to serve on Valentine's Day - they're heart-shaped when cut in half.


What you need: Capsaicin

Why you need it: Achieving the ultimate orgasm. Capsaicin is a chemical that's been shown to induce the release of endorphins in the brain, which creates a feeling of euphoria.

What it does to your libido: The potential payoff? Enhanced foreplay, feelings of arousal, and more explosive orgasm.


What you need: Zinc

Why you need it: Healthy testosterone levels. The mineral helps the body produce testosterone, a hormone critical in regulating women's and men's libido and sexual function.

What it does to your libido: Zinc can improve sperm count and swimming ability, and increase sexual potency in men. (No wonder legend has it that Casanova sucked down several oysters a day!) For women zinc may help ovaries -the source of estrogen, progesterone, and some testosterone-stay healthy, keeping you primed for bedroom action.

A few things to note: Consuming raw or undercooked oysters may induce nausea or bacterial infection. If you experience any of these symptoms, notify your doctor immediately.


Incidentally, if you shared a certain dish on your first date, or on your honeymoon, and have it again for Valentine's Day, it may help ignite passion - sort of a flash-bulb memory type thing.

And, while a glass of Champagne can help you get in the mood, much more than that will put a damper on sex drive.  

Red Wine too is a source of  Inhibited outpouring of love. .Both by relaxing the mind and Healing the Heart....well a little moderation...