Skip to main content


Showing posts from February, 2013

ATB BB Series 9: Eating outside on the Low Carb diet

A big part of the social lifestyle these days is eating out. With the days spent stuck in office, an evening coffee or dinner is the best time to catch up with friends. Generally when you are on a low fat diet, eating out can be very troublesome as nothing outside is low fat. However the LCHF diet that I follow is actually very easy to stick to when eating outside.

For those of you who eat out often and get most of your nutrition either on the run or on the road, this dining guide will help you make selections in keeping with your Low Carb – High Fat Diet.
Alcohol: A single 3-ounce glass of dry red or white wine once in a while.
Beverages: I never drink Coke / Pepsi as it is nutritionally empty but if you have to, stick to the Diet versions. Other than that have water, tea (not iced version that has synthetic sugared flavors) or coffee without sugar and coconut water (fresh). No juices – even if they are freshly extracted.
Desserts: Fresh berries or fresh fruit salad will work, you can …

ATB BB Series 8: The Low Fat Diet / Zero Oil Cooking Technique

In my quest to lose weight, I tried a number of different diets, one of which was the "Zero Oil" cooking technique. The premise of this diet is simple - All oil / fat is bad for your health, and fruits, vegetables, grains etc contain all the fat you need. There is no need to add anymore oil / fat to the diet and therefore all cooking should be done without any oil.

Food cooked as per this method, simply replaced the oil used in cooking with water. So instead of a spoonful of butter, you'll add a spoonful of water to your kadai and then proceed to cook pretending that the water is oil. You also don't add butter / fat / oil or anything in high fat to your food - like cheese spreads or cream. One drinks double toned skim milk in very small quantities. You cannot eat fried food and vegetables that need oil for cooking like bitter gourd cannot be consumed.

I was on this diet for 6 freaking months, and during this period I ate home cooked food only. I stopped eating outs…

Lakme Eyeconic Curling Mascara - Review

It claims: Indian women are blessed with gorgeous deep set eyes and to help highlight this feature, Lakmé has launched Lakmé Eyeconic – a revolutionary range consisting of kajal and mascara. The mascara gives the eyes an intense black finish and comes equipped with a curling brush that helps give curves to your lashes. It is also enriched with D-Panthenol– a moisturizer which keeps lashes soft and smooth. The product makes the eyes look brighter and adds a perfect sparkle to your entire look. 

Price: Rs. 250 for the 9 ml tube

What I liked:

1. The brush! I love, love the curled brush. Because of its unique shape, the bottom of the curve of the brush can be used to apply mascara right to the root of the lashes, it grabs a few of the lashes at a time and then you can easily apply the mascara through and through. The closely spaced bristles mean that it grabs all the lash hairs in one go and has a good grip on them. Again because of the shape, the end of the brush reaches very easily to appl…