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Swati S.

FALLS CHURCH, California
I am a media professional. After a long, erratic work schedule lasting for almost 5 years, I have decided to take a break from a full time job to raise my two children. I have a son(aged 1 year) and a daughter (3 years). I work as a professional freelance writer from home. 2 pregnancies and a erratic schedule made my body not how I wanted it. I have tried thing, from yoga and aerobics to walking, and have had good results. I still like to try new things, recipes, workouts to stay... Full Bio
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3 tips to avoid heartburn during the holiday season by Swati S. Posted in: General Discussion in General Medicine (1) Avoid high-fat and fried foods, caffeine, alcohol, and pepper. (2) Avoid overeating. (3) Relax. Stress leads to heartburn. So take care and relax Read on »
Get organized during the holidays by Swati S. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Stress Management A survey was conducted in collaboration with the Bank of America, centered around the holiday season. I thought I had some eye-opening results. We all know this, but ... Read on »
Meat Substitutes by Swati S. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Vegetarian If you are planning to go veggie, meat substitutes make a good option, as they have a similar texture and are usually low in fat Here is a list of 3 thing I find make ... Read on »
Chocolate Shake by Swati S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Here is a cool recipe I found on vegkitchen.com. Take 1 cup chocolate soymilk. 1 peeled banana. 1 tablespoon peanut butter. Blend it together with a food processor ... Read on »
Healthy Shopping Habit by Swati S. 2 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating When we think healthy shopping, we think about what we are going to buy. How about thinking about what we will put the stuff in? After a healthy shopping trip, what i ... Read on »
5 Ways to stay fit in winters by Swati S. Posted in: General Discussion in Weight loss In a survey, 30% people said they do not exercise in winters. Here are some easy ways for you to stay fit during the long winter months. 1) Go to a mall, park your ... Read on »
Chili-Mint Chutney by Swati S. Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Cooking This is simple recipe for a chutney that goes well with almost anything. Take one bunch of mint leaves, 5 garlic cloves, 2 green chilies, 2 small tomatoes, and salt to ... Read on »
5 reasons for dancing too much by Swati S. Posted in: General Discussion in Dance 1) entertainment 2) art 3) communication 4) exercise 5) meditation. This is a must-read cool article by Mark Van Schuyver. Who is that? He is a writer and a dance ... Read on »
Arm-wrestling by Swati S. Posted in: General Discussion in Sports Recently, I was surfing the when I came across this site with great arm wrestling tips. I remember arm-wrestling as a kid- just for fun. I think I am going to try that ... Read on »
5 Ways to Eat Less Fat by Swati S. Posted in: General Discussion in Weight loss Substitute solid fats with liquid oils when cooking. Flavor your food with herbs and spices. Use kitchen towels to soak excess fat from food. Replace beef saus ... Read on »
Any cricket fans out there? by Swati S. Posted in: Questions & Answers in Sports Would anybody be interested in a friendly game of cricket over the weekend, or anytime else? Read on »
Getting past Thanksgiving. by Swati S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss A good way not to binge during the Thanksgiving dinner is to have a small salad or something that is low-cal and filling. I did it this time and it went a long way in keeping ... Read on »
Water to reduce stress. by Swati S. 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Stress Management Lately, I have noticed that when I feel a headache coming on due to stress, drinking water helps to soothe me. I do not know why that is so, but it is something I feels ... Read on »
5 Foods to help burn fat. by Swati S. Posted in: General Discussion in Weight loss Here is a list of 5 foods that help in burning body fat. Chicken Breast. Fish Egg Whites Turkey Breast Shellfish Read on »
Wrap Up The Food Before You Dig In by Swati S. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating Here is a cool tip I read on about.com for dining out. Simply, ask the waiter to wrap up half of the food before you dig in. I know it sounds like a radical idea, but I have ... Read on »
Rocking a baby to sleep by Swati S. 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Stress Management Yesterday, it was the middle of the morning and it was chaos in my home-office. On top of everything, my toddler was getting cranky because he wanted to sleep, and he wanted ... Read on »
Cooking in Cast Iron Pots and Pans by Swati S. Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating This is a fairly simple way to get some iron in your diet: use iron pots and pans for cooking. This is something I have been doing for a while now. On doing some backgroun ... Read on »
Soaked Almonds by Swati S. 4 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in Organic Food Lately, I have started soaking some organic almonds overnight. The next morning, I peel the skin off and then eat a couple of almonds. I give some to my kids as well. The ... Read on »
Pineapple, cheese, cherry on a cocktail stick. by Swati S. Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating This is a great cocktail snack, or just something to have in-between meals. Take small cubes of cheese (if you are counting calories, make them really small.) On a co ... Read on »
I took my daughter to a birthday party - - by Swati S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss And I am very proud to say that I resisted the temptation to binge, in spite of so many goodies in front of me. Well I did have a bit of cake, but nothing beyond that. ... Read on »