World Health Day – Let’s All Become Healthier!

This year’s World Health Day’s tagline is to support nurses and midwives. It’s celebrated to remind the world leaders and people like us of the important role the nurses and midwives play in keeping the world healthy. Moreover, WHO will launch the State of World’s Nursing Report 2020 for the first time ever.

Because of COVID-19, the nurses and midwives have been giving their all to keep us all in a healthy and safe environment. They are risking their lives just being out there and therefore, we must do everything in our power to acknowledge their hard work and appreciate their services to the wellbeing of the society.

How Do We Observe It?

  • Thank the nurses and midwives.
  • Invest in nursing and midwifery education and employment.
  • Listen and engage nurses and midwives in decision making and explore their ideas.
  • Spread awareness about the importance of healthcare workers.
  • Educate others, sign up for a charity run and check out WHO website for campaign materials.
World Health Organization: Midwives and Nurses
Source: World Health Organization

How To Make Healthy Choices?

  • Eat a balanced and healthy diet.
  • Workout and drink more water.
  • Take some time to de-stress yourself; read a book, watch a movie, drink hot chocolate or just put on an eye mask and go to sleep.
  • Avoid smoking and drinking.
  • Consume less salt and sugar.
  • Get your vaccinations.
  • talk to someone if you’re feeling blue. This is the best time to call your friends and family!
  • Always wash and sanitize your hands before eating.

Although we are all self-quarantined, let’s not forget to stay healthy, avoid eating junk-food and be as active as possible. We are all in this together and if we follow the rules and stay safe–without unnecessarily going out–then we can end this pandemic quicker and people can get back to their repetitive lives.

Once again, a big round of applaud for all the nurses and the midwives!

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Diary Entry | Wednesday, December 18, 2019

So I thought of eating Gluten today because my weight was increasing and I got terrified due to the fact that if I gain weight, then my PCOS will be back. 


So, I ate 1 Roti/Chapati and I regretted it right away. As I was eating, I felt my chest tightening and I just felt really weird… It was as if someone was choking me. Yet, I ignored those sensations and continued eating. 


Eventually, after I was done with my breakfast, I had to rush to the bathroom because my gut didn’t accept Gluten. I sat in the bathroom for like 10 freaking minutes and I was like, “okay… I’m done experimenting. Gluten is seriously not for me.” 


I now am a 99% sure that I am Gluten-intolerant. Well, now that I know, I will go back to my usual Gluten – Free diet and just forget about these experiments because damn… They made me exhausted and also, I have a freaking headache now so thank you, Gluten, for making my day worse. 


Anyway, how are you guys? 

Also, I want to bring to light that a pigeon had laid eggs in our little balcony in a small pot and the eggs are hatched! The pigeon began to feed her babies from today and they haven’t even opened their eyes yet! I believe that it’s really a blessing that animals are hatching eggs in my house. 


Because obviously, animals choose their places only if they’re clean and pure from any sin and filth. 

I can’t wait to see the 2 babies grow up and fly away!
I have a lot of work to do today as well. Really busy with my Freelance writing stuff. I also have to Vlog a reaction video so be sure to check that out in my YouTube Channel when I upload it. 


Hm… What else? 


I shall post a diary entry tomorrow as well, God Willing. And sorry in advance if I don’t haha. I’m really busy so these small things sometimes do slip my mind. 
I’m human too, people! 


So, today’s question for you guys is, do you have Pcos? If yes, then what diet do you follow? 


Please let me know so that I can compare our diets and see what’s best for me. 
Thank you and well, I will see you in my next post! 

Peace neighbors, 
I’M THE WRITER NEXT DOOR! 

P.S Check out my new video on my Youtube Channel!

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Easy Amaranth Flour Nutella cookies | Gluten/Dairy Free

This recipe is the perfect snack/dessert and it’s super easy to make!

I love Amaranth flour as it gives off quite a nutty and rainy flavor and smell. It goes well with any recipe, be it sweet or savory.

Today my sister made cookies using Amaranth flour and nutella. They were super delicious and the texture too was perfect; just like any other cookie.

I never knew Amaranth Flour would be so tasty!

At first, she was hesitant to use Amaranth flour because I’m the only one in my family who is doing a gluten and dairy free diet, but when she tried this recipe for me today, she fell in love.

Trust me, you’ll fall in love too with this simple recipe and with Amaranth flour.

All you need for the cookies are:-

Amaranth Flour – 1 cup
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Salt – a pinch
Nutella – 2-3 tbsp (the chocolatier, the better)
Vanilla essence – 1/2 tsp
Egg – 1
Handful of Nuts of your choice

Method:-

Preheat oven to 170 degree c.

First mix the dry ingredients. Then mix the dry ingredients, make sure there aren’t any lumps. It should be a smooth flowing consistency. Combine the batter to the flour and mix with a spatula until everything is well combined. You will get a dough at the end. You can either add nuts while mixing the dough or decorate it at the end. It’s totally up to you.

Line a baking tray with butter paper or grease it with melted butter. Roll the dough and place it on the tray, leaving enough gaps for the cookies to flatten.

Bake for 30 minutes and voila, your cookies are ready to eat. But be sure to let them cool down a little before you chomp them all down.

Store these delicious cookies in the fridge. It will last upto 7 days!

I am so grateful for my sister to make the cookies today. I really needed something to ease my nerves and make me feel happy.

I hope you guys will try this recipe too and don’t forget to comment down how it turned out for you guys and whether you have liked Amaranth flour or not.

Until then,

Peace neighbors,

See you in my next post~

I’M THE WRITER NEXT DOOR!

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Dairy Free/ Gluten Free Almond milk banana and dates smoothie

I love drinking smoothies after a 30-40 minutes of workout. It gives me energy, it makes me feel healthy and it keeps me feeling full until dinner.
Smoothies are the easiest and the best way to diminish the fatigueness and get back up stronger and fiercer.


Today, I’m going to share you a simple smoothie recipe which is both dairy free and gluten free. You will only need a few ingredients and a blender and you’re good to go. 
Trust me, you will thank me later. 


Ingredients:-

Banana – 1Choice of dairy free milk – I used unsweetened Almond milk.
Dates – 3-4 (soaked in warm water/milk)
Maple syrup – 1 tbsp (if needed)
Skinned, chopped almonds – 2 tsp
Chia seeds – 1 tsp (optional)
Ice cubes 


Method:-


Add all the ingredients in the blender or smoothie maker and enjoy an energizing and healthy drink that you can drink as a pre or post-workout drink. 


It’s super delicious, super easy and you’ll be super happy with me for sharing this recipe with you. 


I recently began drinking Almond milk and I feel so much better because I am lactose intolerant this milk has literally changed my life and body. 


Do try this recipe and let me know whether you liked it or not in the comments below! 
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Post Workout Snacks

Just as snacking is important before your workout, eating a healthy and nutritional meal is also essential after a workout. 

You can’t get those six abs or the peach butt if you eat junk food after a really good workout that made you feel better and stronger. The moment you touch that potato chip or chocolate chip cookies, all your hard work becomes for naught.

Remember, food is fuel.

I know it’s super hard to resist gooey brownies and delicious sloppy burgers but if we want to reach our goal to becoming fit, healthy, strong and at our very best, then we gotta make some sacrifices. And not just any sacrifices, but real sacrifices that we love so dearly. 

I apologize if I intimidated you a little, I didn’t mean to. I just wanted to motivate you a little that’s all. Anyway, my point for today is, although I told you to make sacrifices, I never said not to sacrifice food because obviously, food is fuel and without fuel, you’re just a dead machine. 

Eat healthy, stay hydrated, sleep well, repeat.

Eating the right ingredients and portions will ensure that you reach your goal quicker and in an effective manner that will stay with you for a long time. All these crash diets and what-not diets that you’ve heard and seen on the internet might work for some people, but most of them struggle to see any results. That’s because most of these diets either tell you to not eat or eat a lot. Odd but true. 

Check out my previous post to find out the best Pre-Workout Snacks!

A proper diet consists of vegetables, fruits and meat, all of which must go to our body so that we rise better and stronger every morning. If you disregard even any one of the products, your body will gradually begin to malfunction, and you’ll be forced to suffer other problems that will eventually occur in time.

Always keep in mind, that the most important meal of your day is your breakfast and your post-workout meal. Post workout meal is the fundamental of your body. After a workout, your body loses most of its energy, fluids and tissues and weakens the muscles. So, what do you do to restore them all back and become whole again? You eat. But you can’t just eat anything because then your workout routines will seem worthless the next time you step on that weighing machine. 

Try to make your food look and taste delicious in your own way rather than following a recipe blindly.

A good post workout meal has the right amount of carbs, protein and fat. Add all three in your dish and you’ll never touch that tasty pie again. 

Here is a list of some Post-Workout Meals to energize you!

  • Peanut Butter Toast with Bananas (My absolute favorite)
  • Granola Bar
  • Cheese and Crackers
  • Sliced apple with Peanut Butter
  • Nuts
  • Fruits
  • Toast with Cream Cheese and Tomatoes
  • Toast with Avocados
  • Avocado shake
  • Smoothies
  • Protein Shake
  • Greek Yogurt with choice of Fruit
  • Grilled Chicken with Baked Vegetables
  • Rice with Brocolli
  • Boiled eggs
  • Chocolate milk
  • Veggie Omelette
  • Protein Pancakes
  • Oatmeals

You should eat in 30-45 minutes after your workout and don’t forget to hydrate yourself. Drink plenty of water, sleep well and don’t stress yourself too much.

With challenge comes change. Ask yourself, how bad do you want it? Push yourself and never give up!

Eat healthy and stay fit.

Peace neighbors!

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Pre-Workout Snacks

The key to a perfect body is confidence, but most importantly, it’s nutrition as well!


Snacking before a workout gives you energy and gets you motivated to finish your workout without any distractions. It will also improve your performance and help you achieve your fitness goals.

Good food will improve your health and help you lead a happy life.

Nutrition is key to success and good food will help your body recover from a hectic workout. Your body needs fuel before and after a workout. If it doesn’t get enough food, then the muscles will gradually detoriate and you’ll end up feeling weak and unmotivated the next day.

Feed your body with enough carbs, protein and fat and never stop hydrating yourself because our body needs water to function properly.

Drink water before, while and after workouts. You can also consume energy drinks to restore and retain the fluids.

Find the right time to snack.

Pre-Workout Snacks

Here are a few items you can consume right before your workout :-

  • Bananas
  • Fruit Smoothies
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Brown Bread/Gluten-Free toast with Avocado
  • Boiled Eggs
  • Handful of dried nuts
  • Coconut water
  • Peanut Butter toast with banana
  • Apple
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Oatmeal
  • Black Coffee
  • Protein Bar
  • Granola
Always prioritize your meals.

It depends on how long you have for your workout. If you have an hour, then you can consume a tuna sandwich, or if you have two hours left, then choose something slightly heavy as in grilled chicken or sauted vegetables.

Never starve yourself no matter what.

Always remember, good food, right food is the only way you can get those chiseled abs and toned booty. 

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