Everyday Fitness

Practical tips to make everyday healthy

Fraudulent ‘Health’ Marketing

The truth behind ‘FAT-FREE’ and ‘100% Real’ and ‘No-Sugar-Added’ Last week, I wrote a detailed post about seeing through the deception of the Nutritional Label. I shared with you my simple, 4-step process that shatters the food industry’s attempts at obfuscating ‘nutrition’. I’ve spent the last 15-years battling with obesity. It took me three attempts, …

How to read Nutrition Labels

My 4-step process to answering — ‘Is this healthy?’ If you’ve started on the path to fitness, chances are you do a lot of this: Head to the grocery store, pick up healthy looking packaged foods, and spend more time trying to decipher the cluttered back-of-pack than looking at the mouth-watering imagery up front. But soon as …

Cheat Meals (and how to cheat them)

Ever since I started FITSHIT, this is one question I get asked a lot. Don’t you ever cheat? “I don’t have that much willpower — how do you do it?” “I can do anything else, but I can’t not have dessert after dinner” “But I was in Delhi/ Hyderabad/ Kolkata. How could I not have the butter …

How to Travel FIT: My Top 7 travel-time fitness-hacks

As you read this, I’d be sitting in Kota, Rajasthan — attending my wife’s cousin’s three-day wedding. That’s three days of Kachoris (fried, stuffed dough-balls) and Baatis (fried, not-stuffed dough-balls) and Gulab jamuns (fried, dipped in sugar syrup, dough-balls). Not to mention, I’m the first son-in-law (in my wife’s generation of kids)— which means that bride & …

Alcohol & Fitness: Do they mix?

Many who start on the fitness journey, dread this question. Will I need to completely give up alcohol?  Does fitness come at the cost of my social life? What! No Beer? Whaaaaaa! And it’s a fair question, what with the fitness-industry’s relentless anti-alcohol stance. But what is it about alcohol that sparks such an extreme …