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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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Sprinkle Coriander or Mint leaves on vegetables by Swati S. 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking If you want to add flavor and garnishing to your vegetables, baked, steamed, fried or in gravy, just take some mint or coriander leaves. Make sure they are nice and fresh. ... Read on »
Heating oils beyond a point transforms them into trans fat. by Swati S. Posted in: General Discussion in Weight loss This is something I found recently. There are certain oils that should not be heated beyond their smoke point. If they are, then they lose their flavor and worse, they ... Read on »
A cool trick to get more frosting and less calories. by Swati S. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating A good way to make frosting look more is to whip it thoroughly. This increases the volume, so you can make do with less. Read on »
Chasing after fads by Swati S. 2 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating I read a very interesting and thought-provoking article that talked about how instead of hopping from one diet to another, it is much more healthy to stick to food that is ea ... Read on »
Self-massage for a better sleep by Swati S. 2 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Stress Management I love getting a massage because I feel so relaxed and calm after it. I have started doing self-massage with aromatherapy oils before I go to bed. It is a very quick ritual ... Read on »
Lost 2 pounds by Swati S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Yay. After a plateau that lasted over 4 months, the weighing scale finally gave me some good news. I lost another 2 pounds. Am getting closer to my ideal weight. It i ... Read on »
Yoga for a flat tummy by Swati S. Posted in: General Discussion in Yoga Today I did my yoga after a long time. I walk regularly, and I had been meaning to supplement that with yoga for 30 minutes but somehow, could never squeeze in so much ... Read on »
Does our body have a 'set point? beyond which it will not allow us to lose weight? by Swati S. 1 Comment Posted in: Questions & Answers in Weight loss This is a theory called ‘set point’-which argues that there is a fixed point, or ‘set point’ beyond which we cannot lose weight. Even if we try, our body’s internal mechani ... Read on »
Acupuncture helps reduce post-surgery pain by Swati S. Posted in: General Discussion in General Medicine A research by Duke University Medical Center says that using acupuncture before and after a surgery showed reduction in the amount of pain felt by patients. Once, I was a ... Read on »
Be Careful While Watering Those Flowers. by Swati S. Posted in: General Discussion in General Medicine I came across this hilarious list of ways people (actually British) got injured while gardening. I do not remember the name of the site, but the list was by a person c ... Read on »
2.5 miles in 40 minutes. by Swati S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I have been able to maintain this speed for the past one week. This is a definite improvement over my last year’s speed of 50 minutes for the same distance Read on »
Diet Balancing after Eating Out. by Swati S. 2 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating I enjoy eating out occasionally, and of course, it does lead to some extra calories. Instead of having guilt pangs about it, a better way is to balance the eating-out ... Read on »
Vitamin C to fight influenza by Swati S. 2 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Vitamins & Supplements Apart from its usual benefits, Vitamin C is also believed to helpful in fighting influenza. I do not quite understand how. I have learned that it is said to stimulate anti ... Read on »
Being Positive About Dieting by Swati S. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Weight loss Staying on a diet is not easy. I have been going crazy trying to lose the last few pounds. –and it gets very frustrating when you have to deprive yourself of so man ... Read on »
Giving During the Holidays by Swati S. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Stress Management I have been cleaning around the house lately, and there is a thought that I would like to share with all of you. I noticed that there are a lot of things that are in a ... Read on »
Tips to Avoid snoring by Swati S. 3 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Stress Management Snoring really takes away for a good night’s rest and makes you feel tired the entire next day. The cause of snoring varies from person to person. However, sometimes s ... Read on »
Realistic Goal Setting by Swati S. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Exercise The key to achieving your goals lies in setting realistic goals. Here are some tips to help you along the way. Keep it simple. Avoid making drastic, sweeping c ... Read on »
Potato chips with less fat. by Swati S. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Weight loss This is quick way to enjoy potato chips minus a lot of fat. Peel the potato and cut it into thin slices. Put a few drops of oil in a baking dish. Place the potato sl ... Read on »
Mint Cucumber Yogurt by Swati S. 2 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Cooking Here is one of favorite, low-cal things to have. Take half a cucumber. Peel the skin and dice into small cubes. Add this to some low-fat yogurt. Add a bit of mint pow ... Read on »
Meditating on a full moon night by Swati S. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Meditation I read on a post in Wellsphere about people meditating on a full moon night. The idea intrigued me so I decided to do some research to figure out if there was any scientif ... Read on »