A quick peek into my most used apps and you’ll quickly spot Instagram, Snapchat and VSCO. And all the three apps have one thing in common- pictures. Let’s not deny the very strong existence of pictures in our tech savvy lifestyle and that struggle to extract the most perfect picture. The picture goes through different phases from when it is taken. It gets edited and altered, gets fit into Instagram size and finally gets uploaded onto the hall of fame. And it all starts with a perfect camera. A picture is only as good as the camera that captures it.
It’s a weekend, you’ve exhausted all of your accumulated energy and your excessive dancing on a Friday night has built up a grand appetite that only a buffet can manage to satiate. I’m more of an a la carte person unless of course, I find myself in the afore mentioned situation.
In any case, I HAD to try the longest buffet in Bangalore which I’ve been told has unbelievable variety. I wouldn’t buy the ‘all you can eat’ proposition until the buffet had me crawling on all fours.
I got back from Hyderabad a couple of days ago, where I last found myself attending the Vivo SIIMA press conference. I returned back only to be greeted by a slew of blog meetings and deadlines. I do thoroughly enjoy being engaged in one task or another. However, what suffers the most is my diet and nutrition.
I live in between two extremes. I either have a lavish meal (Blueberry Danish included) or skip a meal, usually lunch. Now this is the worst habit you can possibly get used to. It poses health risks like metabolic disorders and cardiovascular diseases that impact your daily energy levels.
I’ve come across a lot of protein skeptics. And a lot of myths about protein shakes being limited for bodybuilders. I also do know a lot of people that exercise regularly, eat salads religiously, drink cold pressed juices and chia seed desserts. I’ve been on that vehicle before, about 3 years ago and I ended up being skinny, the kind that made me look extremely unhealthy. I then learnt that protein supplements are necessary and I’ll tell you exactly why-
1) You won’t “bulk up” if you take protein. Instead, you’ll develop lean muscles and a curvaceous figure.
2) It helps suppress unwanted cravings for junk food. Protein keeps you feeling fuller for longer and helps stabilize blood sugar
3) If you’re indulging in excess cardio to lose weight, you need to supplement it with protein to avoid losing muscle weight. This is something I particularly ignored during my “weight-loss” days and ended up looking malnourished.