Nutrition


Taking a New Year Health Resolution? Read This First

The time has come when the slate is wiped clean, when you get fresh hope of fitting into a dress or getting six pack abs or just wishing for a day without back/neck pain. Most of us take multiple fitness/diet/health related new year resolutions and while gym owners earn tons of money selling annual memberships, […]

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Lets Make It Happen in 2015

New year is round the corner and many of us take fitness related resolutions. Some of us are so enthusiastic that we buy year round gym memberships or invest in a costly cardio machine to workout at home. While the machines gather dust after a first few weeks, gym owners celebrate for clients who seldom […]


Is Watching What You Eat Necessary At All If You Exercise?

“I don’t need to control my diet, I run every day!” “Oh, I couldn’t resist that dessert. Don’t worry, I’ll do some extra time on elliptical tomorrow.” “Do I really have to count calories? I am doing Yoga these days.” These lines are very common to hear in our daily lives. Since it is a […]

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Mirror Mirror On The Wall, Which Diet is Best of All? 1

Is it the Paleo or Mediterranean or The Zone Diet or some other low carb/low fat focused diet program which is going to help you lose weight? We have all read about many diets in magazines, on websites, through Facebook pages (often falling for cheesy headlines). We have also heard directly or through friends/relatives about […]


4 Foods You Must Consume To Lose Weight

If you landed up here thinking about some exotic fruit or a new herb or a smoothie recipe with overpriced ingredients, perhaps you haven’t read enough of PSI Fitness yet. In case you want to, you can always find all the nutrition articles tagged here.¬†We get questioned time and time again about it that what […]

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Quick Tips to Compensate for Diwali Binge Eating

“Gharwale mithai khilaye bina maante hi nahi” “What to do with all the chocolates that people bring!” “Ab guests aate hai to kuch to khana hi padta hai unke sath” “Diwali comes only once per year. Can’t we take a break from clean eating?” We get a lot of this from our clients. Going to […]


Are Eggs Bad for Heart Health | A Battle of Dietitians vs Science

Eggs are awesome, taste great in a variety of recipes, are cheap, easy to cook and are one of the richest food sources of wholesome nutrition. Some of us even compromise our strict vegetarian beliefs and become an eggetarian. Being a rich (and extremely cheap) source of good quality protein as well as vitamins and […]

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Do Microwaves Ruin Your Food | A Research Based Approach

As a science based fitness and nutrition blog, we get a lot of questions about what research has to say about cooking methods and often times people carry a perception that microwave cooking is not “natural” and causes damage at a “micro” level. So today from a neutral standpoint, we analyze what research studies and […]


Of Ramadan, Navratri & Lent: Researched Benefits of Fasting & Mistakes People Make

Fasting is often associated with sacrifice and religion; to submit your physical urges for a higher purpose. Most religions around the world have fasting rituals in some form or the other. Some are seasonal fasts like Ramadan in Islam, Navratri in Hinduism and Lent in Christianity, while others preach fasting on a regular basis like […]

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Primer on Gluten Free Diet | Does it work & Should you follow it?

Today we cover one of very popular diets which is quickly becoming common in India too: The Gluten Free diet. So before going deep into its effectiveness let us first understand what is gluten? Well, Gluten is a protein found in certain grains like wheat, barley and rye. Thus products made using these grains or […]


Why Fruit Juices are good, only in your Vodka

Who doesn’t love fruits? They are like candies from Nature and are great for health. But many fruits take effort to cut/peel and they often start perishing within 3-4 days. As modern age progressed, this was almost a no-brainer to produce something from fruits which can tackle these two situations. The solution invented was packaged […]


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Quick Reads: Humorous Conversation at a Celebrity Nutritionist’s Clinic 1

Got a call for a free diet consultation session from a famous Celebrity Nutritionist’s clinic near Powai. Following are few excerpts which made me think whether to laugh at the dietitian’s lack of knowledge or to feel sad about people who pay loads of money to such incompetent professionals and trust them with their health: […]


Is Whey Protein Natural, Should you take it?

When it comes to whey protein supplements, people are often concerned whether they are “natural” and do they have a long term effect on their health. This is one of the most common questions asked during our workshops and it’s time we address questions on similar lines at length: Is Whey Protein Natural? Long story […]


Processed Food & Nutrition Labeling: How to Choose Healthier Options

Processed foods get a lot of hate these days as THE culprit for making people fat. But often they are the only option available to us, especially for people who can’t cook e.g. male bachelors. We know home cooked food is better but if we are going to eat processed foods out of choice or […]


Green Tea: You’re drinking it for the wrong reason 4

During the great war of Kurukshetra, Dronacharya was wreaking havoc on the army of Pandavas. He had to be taken out if Pandavas were to win the war. A trick had to be played so Bhima killed an elephant named Ashwatthama (same name as Dronacharya’s son) and started celebrating on the name of “Killing Ashwatthama”. […]


Why not to fall for Facebook Fitness Challenges

More than 2.5 Mn people have joined an Ab challenge (See pic), including 20+ IITians in my friend list. Basically targeting the novice enthusiasts, the FB event promises results based on doing just 4 bodyweight ab exercises while increasing volume every time you do it. Although the intention is not just to target this specific […]


What to drink for running long distances: An evidence based approach

Running has become quite popular in India lately and so have become many sports drinks. But are they really effective? Can you make one at home? Do you really even need to drink for finishing your workout? Today we analyze the top nutritional contents required for optimized runs and how much should you take them, […]


You’re a Couch Potato, Don’t blame Potatoes

We have heard it a million times. “Don’t eat potatoes, they are fattening.” “You’ll get diabetes if you eat potatoes.” “If only my mother stops adding potatoes in sabji, I’ll be much slimmer.”   The truth, however, is that potatoes are fat free, no single food source causes diabetes (unless all you do is munch […]


What Man has made of Man.

~ William Wordsworth

To her fair works did Nature link
          The human soul that through me ran;
          And much it grieved my heart to think
          What man has made of man.