Tag Archives: health

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 do I start losing weight?

I’ve read a hundred books, seen tens of documentaries, read about several fat-to-fit cases, and yet, I don’t know! Is it all about the diet? Should I just hire a dietitian and that’ll be enough? But what about strength and stamina?  Should I hit the gym? But what do I do in the gym? Just cardio? Or …

Weight-Loss Diet: A Beginner’s Guide – Part I

100 bucks says you’ve heard the adage: Weight-loss is 80% diet and 20% exercise. And it’s true, biologically speaking. Psychologically I would argue otherwise. But let’s leave that for a later issue. So let’s talk Biology. And let’s start by getting a few basics out of the way. Macros All the food you eat – …