A balanced healthy diet.
Sounds good but is tough to conquer and even tougher to maintain. People who swore by their diet have had wonders in the results. The rest know what happens when you don’t maintain a diet.
You can ask me that question.
I am of the opinion that a diet is indeed very important. Majority keep more emphasis on the exercise and gym aspects. But in reality that’ll only work when you maintain a proper diet. If you exercise during the day and gorge on food in the evening, it might nullify or worse, might lead to weight increase.
A crash diet is one of the worst options possible. You maintain a diet for a while, let go of oily food, chocolates etc. and in the process lose weight, maybe even your appetite. What you don’t realise is that so many compromises in the diet affects the nutrition. Our body needs a minimum requirement of nutrients. If all of a sudden you don’t provide it to your body, it will have adverse effects.
Also a crash diet might give you the result you crave for in limited time. But it will remain limited only. Once you start eating again, you’ll come back to your original shape even quicker than how you lost it. Thus it’s important to keep track of your diet.
With that, I want to share my experience last year when I started swimming and started maintaining a diet.

30 minutes of exercise in the morning, swimming in the evening was what I did for almost 6 months. But that was not all. I also limited myself to a diet which I believe played a vital role in keeping myself fit.
I am a foodie. I can eat anytime. Junk food is in my blood. Parting ways with it was like me going to a rehab centre. It was tough but yes I did get past that hurdle.
I knew I cannot let go of a lot of food items in my diet, so I played it safe. I ate, but at proper intervals and ate healthy. Here’s an example.
7.30am-8.00am – Exercise
Around 8.45am – Breakfast (with 1 glass of warm water with Dabur Honey)
11am – A fruit (maybe a banana/apple etc.)
1pm – Lunch (2-3 chapatis with vegetables/chicken)
3.30pm – A fruit again
5pm – Tea with a few biscuits
6pm-7pm – Swimming
8.00pm – A fruit again
9.30pm – Dinner (same as lunch)
As you can see, I did make sure to eat something at proper intervals. Also keeping honey in my diet helped. As we all know a glass of honey with warm water in the morning is known for its help in weight management.

Keeping a Honey diet is advisable for starters when all we want to manage is our ever increasing weight.
The times between breakfast –lunch, lunch –tea and tea- dinner are stages where we feel a bit hungry. Here is when our loyalty is tested the most. We end up eating something that we like not realising the impact it can have on our system.
I had seen a huge impact after 3 months of maintaining such a diet. I lost a considerate amount of weight. The confidence in me kept rising up. I had a zing about exercising. No laziness. No health issues. I felt fit as ever.
After 3 months, I did continue my diet, but tweaked it a bit with keeping one day for my sinful delights. I would have a chocolate or gorge on some street food just once a week.
There was not much of an impact there. So it’s tried and tested by me. People around me will tell you how much of a change they saw in me. My mother itself was worried as to why I was losing so much weight.
Jokes apart, keeping a balanced diet is important in today’s time. Or else we youngsters will get ill more frequently and get affected by illness which we must be getting after crossing 45-50 years of age.
So eat healthy, eat at proper intervals, exercise too and yes you will see an impact.
Have a nice day.

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Cricket is synonymous to fun for us Indians. Guys go crazy for every match, every boundary, wicket, crowd, jaw dropping moments etc. Yes, it’s worth every penny. People have sworn that they have missed important moments in their life since they had to watch a cricket match.

Image credit – photoblog.nbcnews.com

I enjoy watching cricket matches. Although since the 20-20 era began, yes my amazement has been limited. Now, watching a 50 over match seems really long and sometimes impossible to watch. But for some, even that is less. They watch it with the utmost dedication as for them every ball has an impact on the game and it’s result.

An incident occurred like this during the 2011 world cup when India was facing Pakistan at the Wankhede stadium, Mumbai. Yes, the crowd was roaring like never before. Why wouldn’t they? Hell, it’s “India vs Pakistan!”

One of my friends had their exam center in Churchgate which was close to the stadium. The exam was important as it was the university’s final exam. But then even the match was important. My friend could not concentrate on the paper one bit. The crowd was going crazy and he could hear them right till the class where he was writing the paper.

Every 10 minutes, he would ask the examiner for score updates, but he did not tell anyone a damn thing. He then submitted his paper within 2 hours and literally ran away to the stadium so that he could find out what’s the score and feel the atmosphere of the stadium. That’s the level of madness.

UC Browser cover

I’m sure this is hardly anything. There are people who might have missed birthdays, important moments just for the match. I’m glad for apps like the UC Browser which has made the life of us cricket fanatics a tad bit easy.

So now, I don’t need to miss my cricket match due to a meeting. Nor do I have to skip a birthday party. All I have to do is switch to my UC Browser, choose UC Cricket and then boom! All my updates, ball to ball updates in real time… what else does a guy need?

So now I can listen to all of my boss’s bantering and side by side just have a sneak peek into my phone to see if my favorite batsman is wreaking havoc on the field.

I can now go on a date and give time to both… my beloved and also to my love for cricket.

Parties, gatherings etc whatever be the scene, I can give time to both and keep everyone happy in the process. This is how I can balance both my love for cricket and love for my near and dear ones.

In the end, everyone’s happy!

Here’s a video of the UC Browser with Yuvraj Singh.

Check it out.

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Well, what do i tell you…

It’s not everyday when you get a parcel with an image as such.

https://twitter.com/Lanzomaniac/status/607526639212191744

So i put on my thinking cap and after the unboxing got an image of a man who had a wooden cloth clip stuck on his nose. Almost like that moment when you cover your nose from unbearable smell.

https://twitter.com/Lanzomaniac/status/607530934242394112

And i though to myself, what will the product be? Will it be something that can help us get away from unbearable smell? My thoughts came to a halt as there was a message to help me out.

https://twitter.com/Lanzomaniac/status/607537007019950080

Indeed cloth clips are for clothes and not for our nose. But then i discovered the main agenda of #sniffsniff. It mentioned a product to get us rid of body odor.

Then i started getting ideas but failed to recognize what could the product be. I needed another set of clues.

Little did i know that this was the start of the game. There came another surprise box. Yes, another set of clues!!

https://twitter.com/Lanzomaniac/status/608194467548372992

And what did i find inside?

It was a small cute jute bag which had coffee beans inside. The aroma was just mesmerizing. But what could i make out of this message?

https://twitter.com/Lanzomaniac/status/608216238687293440

Yes, my first guess was that coffee would be the main ingredient. My second guess was that they are using the idea of coffee being so strong that it fights bad odor. So, the product would have a certain ingredient which would combat bad body odor.

Now that i got two sets of clues all that remained was the final unveiling.

But wait, there was a final hint. Yes, i was surprised. Yet again i would have a chance to guess what can the product be.

This game was getting interesting by the day and i was happy to be a part of this mini adventure at home.

Anyways, here was the first of the last set of clues.

https://twitter.com/Lanzomaniac/status/609375212304347138

Yeah, a face mask. Ouch, how much of an insult would it be if your near and dear ones would have to use this when you come around.

So i could make out that this is a serious issue and we need to get rid of it right away.

Also there was the last hint which kind of made it clear to me what i could expect from the #sniffsniff team.

https://twitter.com/Lanzomaniac/status/609388403881218048

And finally after so many clues and creating so much buzz, the #sniffsniff team finally launched this;

https://twitter.com/Lanzomaniac/status/610063063732092930

Yes, the product everyone was looking at was the newly launched “Nivea Men Body Deodrizer”

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This #sniffsniff experience gave me lots of happiness and understanding.

Yes, body odor is a serious issue.

Yes, it needs to be solved in the early stages.

Yes, it affects the way people perceive you.

So it’s an appeal to everyone that we #BanBodyOdour.

 

 

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