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Pragya

I have majored in Physical science in Chemistry and have a masters in Dietetics and Food Service Management from IGNOU. I am certified in Food and Nutrition. I have worked with Narayana Healthcare and Fortis Healthcare to study closely the effects of diet on health. I am passionate about heath and well being and I chose nutrition when I saw people juggling to understand the right type and amount of food to consume and maintain their health. I have been working with Livofy as a nutritionist and helping people to lose weight, reverse diabetes, PCOS etc.

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Engineer from Chennai lost 13 Kgs in just 2.5 months!

An engineer from Chennai lost 13 Kgs in just 2.5 months! “Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend that you do and, at some point, you will.”  Keeping her dedication high and having faith in herself, our client Srija Sridhar who is a 27-years-old Software Engineer from Chennai, India, lost 13 Kgs in …

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Content Coordinator from Dubai 5 Kgs in just 1 Month!

“Losing weight is a mind game. Change your mind. Change your body.”  Induja Menon is a 26-years-old E-commerce Content Coordinator from Dubai. She reached out to us for a Personalized Diet about a month ago. It’s worth remembering her transformation journey with us! Though she was diagnosed with PCOS, she reached us out and the …

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Does Intermittent Fasting Boost Your Metabolism?

Does Intermittent Fasting Boost Your Metabolism

whenDoes Intermittent Fasting Boost Your Metabolism, This is a simple question that we generally come across. Before knowing the relationship between intermittent fasting and metabolism, it is important to know what basically intermittent fasting means. Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern where you consume food in a restricted time period and then you fast the …

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Chicken Potstickers

Chicken Potstickers

Chicken Potstickers are everyone’s go-to recipe! The dumplings are nice and crispy on the bottom, and the filling is made with easy-to-find ingredients. We have included a lot of step-by-step instructions below so that you can master the pleating! If you are making these dumplings ahead, freeze the pleated potstickers. After several hours, the dumplings …

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Best Exercises for Thyroid

Best Exercises for Thyroid

Exercises for thyroid help in providing relief from a variety of symptoms that come along with thyroid. These symptoms include fatigue, swelling joint and muscle pain. Making exercise a part of your routine helps better manage the symptoms and also improve the functioning of the thyroid hormones. Following are a few exercises for thyroid – …

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Best fruits for PCOS

Best fruits for PCOS

Best fruits for PCOS include the one that is low in carbs so that your insulin levels don’t shoot up. Fruits are easily accessible so you have them in the form of salads, smoothies, juices, squashes, jams, marmalades, etc. A common thing we see in PCOS is insulin resistance that spikes blood sugar levels. So …

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Superfood Recipes For PCOS

Easy Superfood Recipes For PCOS

Superfood Recipes for PCOS are the quick recipes having the right ingredients that help you deal with the various PCOS symptoms including bloating, insulin resistance, inflammation, and hormonal imbalances. Including PCOS superfoods like flax seeds, chia seeds, avocado, cinnamon, nuts, etc in your diet is a natural way to support your health in a rather …

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Italian Tuna Melt

Italian Tuna Melt

Italian tuna melt is the perfect option to go for,  that is a combination of a healthy and easy to prepare snack. Tuna being a great protein source , provides the protein you need for muscle building and tissue repair. This version of a tuna sandwich adds on all the herbs and spices that you …

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Blueberry Peach Cobbler

Blueberry Peach Cobbler is a refreshing and simple dessert, loaded with the goodness of whole wheat, eggs, and fresh fruits. The dessert is very relishing with a hint of the tartness of the blueberry and the sweetness of the peaches. Blueberry Peach Cobbler is filling and has a crunchy crust outside and soft juicy flavors …

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Smoothie Recipes For Thyroid

Smoothie Recipes For Thyroid

Smoothie Recipes For Thyroid are thyroid boosting recipes that are simple yet satisfying to kickstart your day with a healthy and fulfilling drink. These smoothies have the right ingredients that watch out for the goitrogens that can interfere with the thyroid functioning and provide calcium through non-dairy milk, fiber through the right type of seeds, …

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Restaurant Level Salsa

Restaurant Level Salsa

Restaurant Level Salsa is a CINCH and inexpensive to make at home. This recipe is ridiculously simple to make, just throw all the ingredients in your food processor or blender, process it, and ta-da!  Amazing Restaurant Level Salsa is ready. Making homemade, restaurant-level salsa at home is not only easy, but cheap, and is best …

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Air fryer coconut shrimp

Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

Air fryer coconut shrimp are so quick and easy to make and they are just as good, if not better than one of your favorite restaurant appetizers. Made in the air fryer, these healthier fried coconut shrimp are made with just a handful of ingredients and without the need for a lot of oil. It’s …

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Avocado Egg Cups

Avocado Egg Cups

Avocado Egg Cups with runny yolks, crisp bacon, and green onions nestled in creamy avocados. They are a simple yet satisfying breakfast treat everyone would love waking up for! Avocado Egg Cups baked with crispy bacon and bell pepper are a super healthy and easy breakfast to start the day. Best of all, this simple …

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Pinto Bean Tostadas

Pinto Bean Tostadas

Pinto Bean Tostadas: Ready-to-go pinto beans and crispy corn tortillas prove how easy it is to make a healthy meal. Chili powder kicks up the fun, making this a popular pick for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. Here is the quick recipe for Pinto Bean Tostadas: Prep/Total Time: 30 min | Yield: 6 servings Ingredients 1/4 …

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Strawberry Chia Pudding

Strawberry Chia Pudding

Strawberry Chia Pudding is the perfect breakfast. It’s creamy and delicious, pretty enough to be served as a dessert too. It’s loaded with fresh fruity flavor, lightly sweet, and totally addictive. A satisfying guilt-free treat that’s made without refined sugars, healthy, and packed with superfoods! Benefits of Chia Seeds: A good source of Omega-3s which …

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Ragi Idli

Ragi Idli

Ragi idli recipe with step-by-step photos. Ragi idli is nutritious and delicious idli made with finger millet flour (nachni or ragi flour), idli rice, and urad dal. Gluten-free, Vegan, and Gut Friendly. Idli is our favorite breakfast and so make it soft and fluffy steamed rice-lentil cakes usually on weekends. This recipe has a millet …

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Tomato-Garlic Lentil Bowls

Tomato-Garlic Lentil Bowls

Tomato-Garlic Lentil Bowls is an Ethiopian recipe inspired by this feel-good dinner that’s tangy, creamy, and packed with hearty comfort. A Middle Eastern dish with a deliciously simple taste. Serve with rice, couscous, or whatever you like. Here is the quick recipe for Tomato-Garlic Lentil Bowls: Prep/Total Time: 30 mins | Yield: 6 servings Ingredients …

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Portobello Breakfast Bakes

Portobello Breakfast Bakes

Portobello Breakfast Bakes are lovely for brunch and substantial enough for a filling lunch or a meatless dinner. These simple Portobello Breakfast Bakes are perfect for a weekend breakfast, or even as a light dinner during the week. Here is the recipe for Portobello Breakfast Bakes: Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 25 minutes | Total …

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Moo Shu Mushroom Wraps

Moo Shu Mushroom Wraps

With so many awesome veggies out there, Moo Shu Mushroom Wraps are very tasty. Extra protein, too—chicken, shrimp, pork, beef, and tofu all work. Check for sriracha and hoisin sauces in the Asian or international foods section of your grocery store. Here is the quick recipe for Moo Shu Mushroom Wraps: TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: …

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Quinoa Pulao

Quinoa Pulao

Quinoa Pulao is made with spices, herbs, mixed veggies, and quinoa. Serve it with raita. It is a very delicious, healthy and perfect meal. Quinoa is a complete protein and it contains heart-healthy fats, a good amount of fiber, and folic acid. It’s a great source of minerals too. Along with Quinoa use different veggies …

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Punjabi Chole Masala

Punjabi Chole Masala

Punjabi Chole Masala or Chana Masala is one of the most popular curry dishes from India. In fact, in north India, no wedding or party is complete until you have chole masala on the menu. So what actually is chole masala? In this recipe, chickpeas are cooked with onions, tomatoes, and lots of spices. A …

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Instant Pot Honey Mustard Chicken

Instant Pot Honey Mustard Chicken

This Instant Pot honey mustard chicken is so simple, made with ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen, and perfect to make on the weeknights! Lean protein sources like tofu, chicken, and fish don’t provide fiber but are very filling and a healthy dietary option for women with PCOS. Foods that help reduce inflammation may also be beneficial. …

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Daliya Upma

Daliya Upma

Daliya Upma is rich in protein and fibre and thus qualifies to be one of the healthiest breakfast options. It is even considered to be a superfood in many sub-continents of India as it is loaded with nutrients. Daliya can be used as an alternative to rice for people who are trying to cut on …

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Jowar Pyaz Roti

Jowar Pyaz Roti

Jowar Pyaz Roti Recipe is a delicious and wholesome roti that you can make at home. It is packed with the goodness of jowar flour and the onions add to the taste of this thepla/roti. Serve along with a sabzi, dal, and salad for a weeknight dinner. Jowar flour is rich in calcium, protein, and …

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Honey Glazed Salmon

Honey Glazed Salmon

Honey Glazed Salmon is the easiest, most flavorful salmon you will ever make. Tender salmon fillets bathed in quick honey and butter glaze, then baked to flaky perfection, this healthy salmon recipe is easy to make, yet exquisite in taste! Sticky sweet and garlicky, this glazed salmon recipe comes together in just 30 minutes! Here …

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Methi Moong Dal Stir Fry

Methi Moong Dal Stir Fry

Methi Moong Dal Stir Fry is a true delight! Tasty and nutritious due to high levels of protein and folates make moong a preferred choice for diabetic patients. It aids in managing blood sugar levels with its fiber-rich property which also makes it easy to digest. Methi dana water has the ability to lower blood sugar …

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Are diabetes and high cholesterol related?

Are diabetes and high cholesterol related?

If you have both diabetes and high cholesterol, you’re not alone. The American Heart Association (AHA) states that diabetes often lowers HDL (good) cholesterol levels. And raises triglycerides and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. Both of these increase the risk for heart disease and stroke. So, are diabetes and high cholesterol related? The American Heart Association …

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Essential Nutrients to Support Thyroid function

Is Thyroid Reversible?

“Is Thyroid Reversible?” This is a difficult question to answer due to the differences between the ideas of “treatment” vs. “cure”. So, let us first understand – What is Thyroid? Thyroid is an Autoimmune disorder where your body doesn’t produce sufficient thyroid hormone, which is why you end up having issues like weight gain, slow …

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Vegetable Poha

Vegetable Poha

Vegetable Poha is one of the most cooked breakfast foods in India! This is one of the most popular healthy Indian breakfast dishes made with flattened rice known as poha. Replace the potatoes in poha with vegetables. Adding vegetables in place of potatoes reduces the calories, bringing into acceptable Glycemic Index range. It helps to …

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Low - Inflammatory Smoothie

Low – Inflammatory Smoothies

Low – Inflammatory Smoothies are full of berries, cherries, greens, and healthy fats to give an anti-inflammatory boost to your breakfast or snack. There are several flavor combinations of Low – Inflammatory Smoothies and 3 amazing recipes are given below:  1. Anti-Inflammatory Cherry-Spinach Smoothie This healthy smoothie is not only delicious, it also boosts your …

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IT Professional Srinath Loses 10 Kgs in just 2.5 Months

“It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you don’t stop!”   Srinath is a 45-year-old man who didn’t stop until and unless he reached his goals. It’s incredibly daunting to know that he has lost a lot of weight! From his transformation journey, we realized that even if you feel like …

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Gestational Diabetes Causes and Precautions

Gestational Diabetes Causes and Precautions

Diabetes mellitus is a group of diseases marked by high blood sugar, and gestational diabetes is one type of diabetes that develops during pregnancy due to hormonal changes. Let us talk about Gestational Diabetes Causes and Precautions! What is Gestational Diabetes? Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes. This condition develops in pregnant women when …

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