Rashi Chowdhary

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She believes fad diets are a waste of your time, talking to her leaves you in awe of her charming personality and extremely inspiring and fit physique. She believes in selling what she eats which is why quality is her prime concern. Meet Rashi Chowdhary, the fitness and weight-loss guru and owner of The Protein Bake Shop who spoke with The Label Sticks for an exclusive interview and revealed her secret five-point programme to weight loss.

1. Can you recommend some SECRETS to reduce inches as fast as possible?

1)   Eat as soon as you wake up. Do not delay this meal. One should eat within almost 10minutes of waking up. If you are looking to burn more fat start with some healthy fats like almonds, avocado or a tablespoon of virgin coconut oil.

2)   Add protein to your diet. Add a minimum of 5 grams of protein to your mid snacks. Low-carb almond cookies, peanut butter slice or chocolate stacks, all have above 5 grams per piece. A cup of yoghurt with flaxseed powder, half a scoop of protein shake with blueberries, two slices of full fat cheese with olives are also great fat burning snacks!

3)    Eat in small intervals. Of course that means eat according to your body clock. Not everyone needs to eat every 2 hours. A lot of people tend to gain weight with this strategy. So eat when you are hungry instead but do not starve yourself.

4)  Hydrate well all through the day. Being dehydrated will only put extra loads on your liver, which is where 80 per cent of your fat metabolism takes place. Off load it, nourish it and you’ll get rid of some inches too.

5) No late eating: If you can’t tend to help it, eat a heavy sandwich at 7 or 8 oc lock and go light after that. But do not eat a heavy meal right before sleeping.

2. Do you think fad diets are useful when it comes to reducing weight?

Fad diets are an absolute waste of your time, effort, money and most often muscle! That’s why the weight drops off so quickly and comes right back on when you resume normal eating. We need to stop treating our health like fashion. Your body will never change if you don’t change your attitude towards it.

3. Which are the foods that can aid the process of inchloss?

Here are my top 10 favorite foods that will really accelerate inch loss. Eat them over and over again in different simple preparations to see how your body changes.

► Avocados

► Whole eggs

Paleo almond butter

Pasteurised butter

► Salmon

► Sweet potato

► White rice (no more than 1 cup cooked for one meal)

► Coconut milk

► Black coffee

► Green vegetables

4. Tell us about the Protein Bake Shop and what was the idea behind setting it up?

I’ve been practicing as a nutritionist for nearly 7 years now, and the amount of misinformation that exists in people’s mind about nutrition has always made me want to do something about it. People need to go beyond concepts like calorie counting, truly understand the effect of whole wheat, low fat dairy on their body and how it might not be the best option. Also, the misconception that fat is bad for you and your cholesterol and gives you heart attacks! In my opinion, all these nutritional beliefs come in the way of us leading healthier lives. The concept of Protein Bake Shop is based on new age nutritional science where nutrients matter more than calories, fat is good for you, refined sugar is an absolute NO and ingredients like wheat and dairy are not what marketing gimmicks make them seem like. The quality and processing methods of these ingredients are compromised heavily, which makes them nutritionally very different compared to what they used to be decades ago.

Protein Bake Shop is not just a healthier version of your favorite dessert. When you look closely at the nutrition label and ingredients, you’ll see how it’s a healthy snacking option for anyone trying to lose weight, get fit, fighting with allergies and intolerances with the aim to gain muscle mass. Anyone battling with sugar addictions and wanting to make improvements in their eating habits will benefit from switching to wholesome baking with natural sugars at the Protein Bake Shop.