Tanvi - If you are a vegetarian like myself, then nothing much happens as long as you keep the chapattis (bread) and rice in control. You can start with having a big bowl of lentils and then add yogurt and vegetables to your meal. Going back to home cooked food doesn't mean doing back to fried-food, pulao and kheer (indian dessert). You have to eat clean food all your life. It has to be a lifestyle change. You can check my options of most of my meals in this post here.
Fab - Once you start working out consistently, how long should you wait to measure yourself (i.e. waist, hips etc.) to see any noticeable change?
Tanvi - It can differ person-to-person, but the best judge of the 'change' is - how you feel when you wake up, how your clothes fit, your over all mood and temperament, if there are changes in all of the above then you are ready to measure. To give you a number, I think it takes good 4 weeks before you see any noticeable change, but even if you don't, do not get disheartened. The key is consistency. Trust me!
Surabhi - I have read all your fitness posts and I would like you to tell your readers if you went on a strict diet initially before you lost all the extra flab.
Tanvi - Thank you for reading them all. I did go on a clean and strict diet. I have written about it in detail in my posts here & here.
Manashree - How to lose the last 4-5 pounds left in the end?
Tanvi - That is one questions to which I do not know the answer to. I am hoping that one day all the hard work will pay off and it will happen. But from what I have read, I have learnt that most woman wish to lose those last few pounds but the ideal weight is the one which one is able to maintain for the rest of life instead of that imaginary number we all wish to achieve on the weighing scale. Now I won't lie and say I don't still wish I was a few pounds lighter, but I don't sweat about it much, as long as I feel/look good, my clothes fit me well, and my skin behaves it self.
Thank you ladies for sending me these questions, I tried to answer them to the best of my knowledge. If any of you have something to ask regarding fitness/health, you can do so here. If I have an answer I will definitely share it with you in the Fitness Friday Series.