Saturday, May 9, 2009


The week was quite enjoyable with the happy occasions, birthday and wedding anniversary on 5th and 6th of May. Mom has come to shower her blessings on us. It was really a blissful day indeed.

As I have told already, today’s topic will mostly highlight on WEIGHT LOSS. Shedding weight is one of the most favorable things everyone wants to do but it needs some determination and enthusiasm. Weight loss will be no more a dream once we are determined about that. Next comes the three mantras; reasonable diet, plenty of exercises, and a good amount of water intake.

Many of us want to lose weight at a quick and rapid pace but I don’t think there is really an easy path. It is easier to gain weight rather than losing it. But if we follow some restrictions in diet, as I said before, weight loss will no more be a dream. Diet restrictions in the sense, I didn’t mean of starving for anything. It should be of balanced one with lot of veggies, carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamins, mineral salts, and fibre, however, dinner should be very light. It can be of anything like salads, whole wheat bread, rotis, parathas, fruits, oatmeal, etc.
Diet alone will definitely not help you to lose the optimum amount of fat accumulated but also an effective exercise program needs to be put in place. Aerobics, swimming, and cardiovascular exercises play an efficient role in achieving the optimum weight loss. Both exercise and diet are in same compartment that helps shedding the excessive fat accumulation.

Next the third one which is quite easier, good amount of water intake. It is recommended to drink at least eight glasses of water a day. It helps in flushing out toxins from the fat cells which are stored in fat tissue and released into the bloodstream.

Hope the above information will be quite useful for those who want to go for the weight loss. I am not an expert but I have shared my experience.

Coming to the recipe, Oats-Buttermilk kanji, this is a perfect and wholesome breakfast/dinner which can be prepared in jiffy. I was not much a liker of oats but this one I don’t mind to take even daily.


Oats – 1 cup

Buttermilk – 3 glasses (increase more if you desire)

Asafoetida – a pinch

Coriander and curry leaves – few

Salt – to taste


· Pressure cook Oats with two cups of water for 2 to 3 whistles.

· Grind curry leaves and coriander leaves to a coarse paste. Addition of ginger to this is purely optional.

· Once pressure is released, add the desired amount of buttermilk, salt, asafoetida, and the ground coarse paste.

· Can be served both warm or cool.

This goes to Mahimaa's 15-minute event event along with tomato-brinjal sambar.