Weight Watcher’s Words

The best part of my day is when I am with my patients – discussing their lives, insisting and ensuring that they are eating and obviously discussing – Food! With every person I interact, I also understand their mindset which often reflects in the way they talk about Life, Food, Nutrition & Diet. (For now I am sticking to the Food, Nutrition & Diet bit.)

Some of the very commonly-interestingly-annoying concepts I have come across include –

  • Khushboo, can you please help me, I want to go ‘ON’ a diet” – What do you mean by ‘on’ a diet? Is this an on-off switch? Sad, yet true, we believe we must go ‘on’ a diet and lose some weight, and once we reach our goal or target, slowly go ‘off’ it. Obviously after a ‘maintenance’ diet. Anyway, what happens once we go off the ‘diet’ – we slowly and steadily put all the weight back on and may be some more sometimes. Get frustrated and try something new again. And start another cycle. Shouldn’t the point of a diet program be to not gain the weight back? Exactly! So please get off your diet and start living a good balanced life – Eat right, Workout, Think Right, Rest – results have no choice but to follow.
  • “Cheating on the Diet” – this is another funda I just don’t get. Did you take some vows before you got on to the diet? Also by doing what you shouldn’t have done – exactly who or what did you cheat on? Who is the hurt-party in the bargain? Whose loss is it anyway? Did your Diet have heart-break or was it you, who felt sad and guilty thereafter? So time to get Real! You are human, you like to eat, and so you EAT. Yes, this sometimes includes fried, chocolates – or whatever your list of I-shouldn’t-have includes. Eating even these occasionally is good. You can’t be a sadhu, because if you are over-cautious with your diet, you will definitely rebel at some point. So it is best – to eat everything you like – just Sensibly and in moderation. Avoid the moralistic tag of being loyal or faithful to your diet or cheating on it.
  • “Willpower”– ‘By the sheer force of my will, I will follow the diet’ – doesn’t this mean the you are simply forcing yourself to do something, and pressuring yourself to do a particular, which you feel otherwise you cannot sustain? Because, there will come a time, when you will go back to the usual – and then you will blame yourself for not being strong enough, feel guilty, blah, blah, blah.

So to make life easy and more satisfying – Make life-enhancing Choices! Choose to Eat right because YOU want to. Choose to Work out because YOU want to NOT because you Have to. Whenever you choose something out of Love instead of compulsion or fear, the happiness on the inside shows and yes, the results are much better and long-lasting!

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Healthy Heart Worshop

Heart BigHealthy Lifestyle + Healthy Diet + Healthy Thoughts= HEALTHY HEART

Date – 31st May 2014

Time – 1pm – 4pm

If you or someone in your family has been diagnosed with heart disease or are at risk for developing it, you might be surprised to learn that simple changes in your diet, lifestyle and even thoughts will profoundly affect your heart health, because – Complete Cardiovascular health must address the whole Heart–its physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects.

Healthy Heart Workshop is a mind-body approach to preventing and healing heart disease by strengthening the existing and creating total heart health. By exploring key areas of your life, you can take a step forward to heal your heart. Along with nutrition and exercise, we will also focus on creating changes in our environment – internally as well as externally. Take a simple example – the way you communicate, or how you handle stress have a big effect on your heart.

Topics covered –

Lifestyle

Making lifestyle changes can often help relieve signs and symptoms of heart disease; prevent the disease from worsening and even prevent the occurrence of heart disease Instead of creating lists of restrictions – do’s and don’ts  & good and bad foods, we focus to create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible, fun and free of denial and discipline

Nutrition

No one diet works for everyone. We focus to find the food and lifestyle choices that best support you and to make gradual, lifelong changes that enable you to reach your current and future health goals.

Mind – Body connection

What is your heart trying to tell you? Physical symptoms are merely tangible evidence of what is going on in your unconscious mind and how you are REALLY feeling deep inside.  Your emotions play a crucial role in ensuring your needs are met.  So, if they are ignored, your subconscious mind must find another way to get its message across and help you see that your deeper needs are not being met.   Symptoms are the way your body alerts you to how you are out of balance.

Workshop Conducted by – Dr. Khushboo Thakker

She is a Homeopath, a Certified Trichologist from the International Association of Trichologists, Australia; Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist from the California Institute of Hypnosis and Certified Nutritional Counsellor from Sophia College.     

She believes in a holistic approach towards fitness and emphasizes on a healthy lifestyle rather than any drastic changes that are not long term. She is completely convinced that it is possible to be madly in love with food and yet be very healthy and fit.

To Register Contact – 09820770536