How Low Hemoglobin Can Affect Weight Loss?

Find Out How Low Hemoglobin Can Affect Weight Loss!

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Weight loss on your mind? You are trying hard but not able to lose weight? The reason can be low hemoglobin levels.

What is hemoglobin?

Hemoglobin are iron containing proteins in the blood on which oxygen travels. Low hemoglobin levels prevent your heart from delivering sufficient amount of oxygen to various parts of the body.

Low iron levels in your body can make you feel tired and fatigued. Thus, it becomes harder to burn calories by exercising. And this hinders weight loss. This is why Low Hemoglobin Can Affect Weight Loss!

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Causes of low hemoglobin levels

A low hemoglobin count can be due to natural reasons or due to various illnesses. Young women can have a low hemoglobin level during menstruation or when they are pregnant.

Deficiency of iron and eating

A lack of iron in the body will make you develop different symptoms. You may notice that your appetite has decreased and there is an unexplained weight loss. Also, patients with a deficiency of iron can have craving for some unusual foods. This is called pica. You can read about it here!

Pica in Kids and Women How To Handle Pica

Deficiency of iron and exercise

A lack of iron may make you eat less but at the same time it causes you to burn fewer number of calories. When you suffer from iron deficiency anemia, your energy levels are low as your body is unable to make sufficient red blood cells. This can make staying physically active and exercising harder as you will have chronic fatigue. Lack of enough exercise can result in burning of a fewer calories making it difficult for you to lose weight.

Foods rich in iron

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You need to consume foods high in iron when you have a deficiency of it. Foods high in iron content are dried fruits, lentils, liver, lean red meat, fish, oysters, tofu and green leafy veggies. You also need to include foods that are rich in vitamin C as it helps the body absorb iron better. Include lots of citrus fruits like oranges and sweet lime. You can have strawberries and broccoli too.

Foods that are having a high calcium and caffeine content can hinder with the iron absorbing capability of the body.

The bottom line

Lack of iron can promote weight loss but not in a healthy way as it is only due to a loss of appetite. However, at the same time it may make it harder for you to lose weight. If you think you have low levels of iron, you should consult a doctor. He or she will advise you best.

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Meet Your Secret Weapon for Weight Loss: The Lunchbox

Lunch is often an afterthought. Most of our mornings are far too hectic with snooze buttons, workouts, showers and last-minute scrambles to get ourselves, our kids, our pets and our partners fed, dressed and out the door. (Wow, even reading that sentence is exhausting.)

We often spend seconds thinking about breakfast, much less lunch. But if you’re looking to put more accountability into your eating habits, you probably already have a secret weapon in your kitchen.

Meet your lunchbox — or maybe it’s an unused kid’s lunchbox. So what if it’s got “Star Wars” or “PAW Patrol” characters on it? We’re not judging. For about $ 10, you can successfully manage your next meal with this one simple tool that just might be the key to shedding that extra handful of pesky pounds you can’t seem to shake.


Whether you pack your lunchbox the night before or factor in an extra 5–10 minutes before the morning commute is up to you. Simply having it thought out and consolidated eliminates last-minute drive-thru trips, vending machine lunches and office-cafe crawls, while also saving you calories, money and even time.

A successful weight-loss plan is just that: a plan. It’s knowing what to eat, when to eat it and when to stop. A lunchbox filled with healthy choices answers the what and the when — i.e., at lunchtime, not after a slew of meetings when you’re just looking to shove the closest $ 3 sandwich down your throat. It also tells you when to stop: when the lunchbox is empty.

Once you get into the groove of thinking about how you’ll fill your lunchbox, you’ll naturally start factoring in the time to pack it, adding the contents to your weekly shopping list and saving money, too.  



Most trendy bento-style lunchboxes have three, four, even five areas for food. Sandwiches, salads and wraps are obvious fillers for the biggest compartment — all are great vessels for whole grains, lean protein and veggies. The smaller spaces work nicely for fresh cut fruit, yogurt, hummus, nuts, popcorn or even a piece or two of dark chocolate. By filling the spaces with healthy, nutrient-dense foods, you’ll be armed with plenty of supplies that allow you to skip the vending machine snacks.

The extra compartments allow for more creativity, too. Some lunchboxes function more like coolers, with cold packs or insulation in case your work space doesn’t have a refrigerator. Those options are great to keep things like salads, yogurt, tuna or chicken salad sandwiches and veggie-packed wraps fresher for a longer period of time, and they offer you more options than the processed, shelf-stable foods that once littered the classic lunch box.


Lunchboxes are not designed to hold an oversize, restaurant-portion feast. The bento varieties naturally limit portions, and even those without dividers limit how much food you’re able to tote in one box. Unlike eating out — where you’ll be tempted to finish an oversize sandwich and fries just because they’re there and you don’t want to waste the hard-earned money you paid for them — packing a lunch enables you to be in control of how much you consume.

The key to successful weight loss can be as simple as arming yourself with the right tools.

Not sure where to start and what to pack?

If quick and easy is your need, start with this lineup of lunches ready in less than 15 minutes. For those organized enough to pack lunch the night before, here’s a list of boast-worthy, make-ahead lunches. And for those who simply want to be the envy of all of your co-workers, here’s a tasty lineup that upgrades your sad desk-lunch to stellar status.

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Kareena Kapoor’s Post Pregnancy Weight Loss Diet

Kareena Kapoor’s Post Pregnancy Weight Loss Diet – Totally Desi!

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Working during pregnancy and resuming work just forty five days after delivery, Kareena Kapoor has indeed broken many stereotypes. Now, if you come to know about her post pregnancy diet, you will be totally amazed. Keep reading to know about Kareena Kapoor’s Post Pregnancy Weight Loss Diet.

You would have least expected her to eat food containing ghee, gud (jaggery) and chawal. It is unusually desi and has astonished almost everyone! However Kareena says that it is a diet routine that slowly helping her lose the 18 kilos she piled on during her pregnancy.

Kareena Kapoor post pregnancy weight loss diet, Kareena Kapoor's Post Pregnancy Weight Loss

Along with her dietician, the much celebrated Rujuta Diwekar, she revealed her post baby weight loss plans. Kareena gave tips to mums on how to have a glowing skin after delivery.

Kareena did not bother about her weight till her delivery. She was quite comfortable and was not bothered about people’s opinion even after she piled on 18 kilos. It was something she flaunted till she reached the hospital. Trying to shed all the post pregnancy weight with lots of love and patience, Kareena says that the most important thing is that she enjoyed her pregnancy and ate well all the while.

All she wants to do now is spend time with her bundle of joy! Both Saif and Kareena want to be with their son, Taimur.

Kareena reveals that she is a lot more happy, energetic and satisfied today. Also, what needs to be noted is that she was not obsessing over her body weight and she is confident that she will come back to her normal weight with time.

Kareena Kapoor’s Post Pregnancy Weight Loss Diet

Regarding her weight loss, she is clear that she is not going to obsess over what she cannot eat. A pattern needs to be followed and she is working on weight loss now.

Kareena Kapoor post pregnancy weight loss diet _Rujuta, Kareena Kapoor's Post Pregnancy Weight Loss

Weight loss always takes time and cannot be done overnight. According to Kareena, it may take six months. I need people to understand me and accept me during every phase. The idea is not just about losing weight but to feel happy and energetic. I am not rushing to it as in the past 9 months things have changed inside.

Currently Kareena is eating rice in the night as well as the day. She is preparing the body for weight loss and this is making her look better and feel great. She says that she wanted to back to her Tashan diet but Rujuta has asked her not to rush up. So, she is eating rice twice daily. Things that are a part of her everyday diet include khichdi and bajra rotigud (jaggery), a spoon of ghee and one glass of milk. She has been eating this after pregnancy.

Most people think that rice is fattening and so they run away from it. However, Rujuta explained that Kareena is on a rice and desi diet that will help her become stronger. Rice also helps in bringing back good bacteria. Something as strenuous as a delivery helps wash out the good bacteria and so you need to bring them back into the gut. This would help lose weight. People follow crash diets after pregnancy which can lead to lifestyle disorders and thyroid problems. It slows the body down and can make the body deprived of nutrition.

Kareena’s diet includes iron rich foods like jaggery (gud), coconut ladoo, til ki chikki (sesame chikki), khichdi and bajra roti along with a spoon of ghee and a glass of milk each night. These foods are giving her a glowing skin and helping her in getting back her strength.

Kareena also does a 30 to 40 min treadmill walking workout every day.

Rujuta says that pulses are also an integral part of Kareena’s post pregnancy diet. The chief reason to add pulses is not just for the amino acid but for the fibre and minerals. Many women feel bloated and the reason behind that is the deficiency of dals in the diet.

3 things to note from Kareena’s post pregnancy diet

  • Exercise – walking is the best exercise post pregnancy and clubbing it with simple Yoga asanas can be helpful.
  • Go desi – Instead of trying out western diets, Indian mums should turn to desi super foods in their diet. That is ghee, jaggery, dal, bajra, lentils and rice.
  • Give your body time – Let the body heal; don’t rush into shedding all the weight. If you rush, you will end up with more disorders

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IWB Weight Loss Program Transformation Story – Meetu Singh

Meetu before after, Weight Loss Program Transformation

IWB Weight Loss Program Transformation Story –  Meet Meetu Singh

It really feels great to be back writing for my blog and it is always a super feeling when you are writing about someone’s weight loss success story.

As you all know in the month of September we launched a weight loss support group on Facebook Indian Weight Loss Coach.

IWLC, Weight Loss Program Transformation

This group was an effort to help all those people who wanted to lose weight but needed someone to be accountable to. Within no time there were some serious people joining in and some of them wanted to go for a professional weight loss program which we were already running. In the past three years we have helped so many clients in losing weight, some clients give up the effort in between while some are so consistent that the end result gives us satisfaction and joy.

Today I am introducing Ms Meetu Singh who achieved her target of losing 10 kg weight in two months. Please follow Meetu Singh’s weight loss program transformation story…

It was in September when we started IWLC group on Facebook that I received Meetu’s message that she wanted to lose weight but there were certain health issues due to which she wasn’t able to do so. I had always known Meetu to be someone who was very particular about her evening walks and was surprised to know that she was still struggling with her weight issues.

meetu before, Weight Loss Program Transformation

Here was this woman 42 years old, 74.5 Kg, 5’1.5” suffering from Hypothyroid and High Blood Pressure. She was on medication for both the health issues. Despite being a healthy eater she was not able to lose weight. In her own words,“Though I always kept a watch on my weight yet, somehow with hypothyroid, it sneaked in. 8 years ago, I had lost some weight, which came back and refused to budge.  Then I was introduced to this weight loss support group on Facebook, ‘IWLC’, and I started following diet plans as well as workout ideas suggested there by the admins. I started eating better and had fun cooking better. I lost a few kilos just by following the group. From 74.5kg I reached 71.8 kg when I decided to go for a customized weight loss program.”

meetu before1, Weight Loss Program Transformation

Meetu joined a Two Month long IWB Weight loss program in October 2016. At that point, she was 71.8 kg. She knew that with her being on thyroid medication it would difficult to achieve a lot of weight quickly. She was with us for two months during her consistent and inspiring weight loss journey.

Meetu after1, Weight Loss Program Transformation

In her words,”I lost weight consistently with the help of my mentor, who helped me with workouts and diet feedback. I was provided customized plans with multiple options for each meal, need based Detox plans, instant guidance through WhatsApp. I was helped to make healthy food choices whenever I had to attend or organize a party, which incidentally is a part of my daily life.”

Meetu after, Weight Loss Program Transformation

Meetu started her weight loss journey with IWLC/IWB when she was 74.4 kg and by the end of the program she was 64.2 kg.

Meetu 64.2, Weight Loss Program Transformation

Meetu Singh we, IWB/IWLC Team congratulate you for your successful weight loss journey. Hope you stay focused and maintain good level of health and fitness.

IWB has been running the most successful weight loss program for the last three years and now we are more client friendly as we are super easy to communicate through WhatsApp. The clients can now contact us on calls and share their concerns and clarify doubts.

We had never revised our program fees but now now we feel it’s high time to bring in a few changes in the fee structure. The regular IWB Weight Loss Program cost now is as follows…

  • One Month Program – 5000/-
  • Two Months Program- 7,500/-
  • Three Months Program- 12,000/-

We often keep offering discounts like the one we have now…

  • One Month Program – 4500/-
  • Three Months Program- 9500/-

Isn’t it a great deal? This offer is open till 28 February 2017.

So don’t miss this opportunity, it’s your last chance to enjoy the benefits of health and fitness at your doorstep and that too at such a wonderful discounted price.

We will be back with more weight loss program transformation stories!

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