How I lost 17.5kg - A healthier lifestyle : What to Buy from Amazon for weight loss

I once lost 12 kgs and once lost 17 kgs and maintained that for 2.5 years, without ever hitting the gym.

Any exercise I did was just ⏰5 min -10 min only. And, I continued to eat๐Ÿจ ice-cream, tons of ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿงsweets, and ๐Ÿซ chocolate. Sometimes, occasionally I would just walk ๐Ÿšถ‍♀️๐Ÿ‘ฃ (also a classic byproduct of trying to save. Food or the diet is all that is important. One has to leave certain things from the grocery basket. (Those that you can manage to live without). And of course, you got to include some new members into the family (I mean your shopping cart). Food food food that helps you lose fat.
A healthy food shift is a marriage that has no divorce if you want to keep the super hot mansion(I mean your body in the shape you got it to).
I am just sharing my story of what me or my family has tested over a period of so many years to say if the health fitness trends actually work or not. Now, let's jump to exactly what you need to buy. 

Grocery List to Buy to lose fat

๐ŸŒžWhat to buy for Healthy Mornings?

Mornings of a fat loss healthy lifestyle will start with the Classic lemon, honey, and apple cider vinegar in warm water.

๐ŸŽ Apple cider Vinegar ๐Ÿค—

Now, I have tried a ton of apple cider Vinegars, but the one I have used the most in  last seven years, is American Garden Apple Cider Vinegar
Buy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰ American Garden Apple Cider Vinegar

๐ŸฏHoney 

Consumed a lot of DABUR honey and Patanjali Honey. My child heart from childhood goes out to Davur Honey, of course. Personally, love the squeezy packaging for early morning laziness, when you can't bother to add another spoon to the dish washing list.
Buy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰ DABUR honey

๐Ÿ‹ lemon 

If you live in cities like Mumbai, Delhi, etc. with access to Amazon Fresh, you must check it out. 2-hour delivery from your local supermarkets like Big Bazaar or Hypercity etc.!
Buy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰ fresh lemon from Prime Now 

๐Ÿต Green Coffee

Green coffee has literally changed my life. My skin is finally automatically just so polished smooth in some areas by doing nothing! 

How to make green coffee taste better (amazing delicious!)?

☕ Green Coffee is for fat loss but it tastes horrible.๐Ÿคข Yeah. And even the idea of having it with just water is sure to make you throw up.๐Ÿฅด

Green coffee tastes horrible. 

You can add more brown coffee initially.
Trust me, you won't notice the difference at all. 

So, the trick is to brew green coffee along with normal filter coffee (which needs to be brewed too, not to be confused with instant coffee).

So, the brown coffee flavour takes over but you do still consume the green coffee. So, adding milk, jaggery powder or brown sugar along with it, you've a normal Indian milk coffee.

Fool yourself that you're having normal milk coffee and it would be actually a portion of green coffee too. (Now, that's exactly why you are subscribed to doveranalyst - benefits of loving a foodie, haha).

Which green coffee to buy?

๐ŸตNeherbs Green Coffee Review

I have bought Neuherbs green coffee the MOST and can swear by it. It is a cheaper bargain than locally available green coffee powder in Mumbai Ayurveda markets. Mom has lost inches just like that.
You can gradually see a change. She literally does no exercise, no formal work-out. Nothing. Doesn't even go on a daily walk. And, it works for us. 

๐ŸตSinew Green Coffee Review

Sinew Green Coffee powder is not as fine. Coarse pieces, not a finely ground powder. Didn't observe any change in taste.
Buy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰☕ Green Coffee 

Buy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰ NeuHerbs Green Coffee (but that's beans, usually a bit cheaper than powder). Buy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰ Neuherbs green coffee powder here.
Buy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰  Sinew Green Coffee 

☕ Brown normal Filter Coffee

Which Brown filter coffee to buy?

Buy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰ Bru Filter Coffee

Leave refined sugar (refined everything)


Jaggery Powder

What is Jaggery powder?

Jaggery powder is super fine and easy to mix unlike cutting from an actual authentic jaggery slab commonly available in India.

Which jaggery powder to buy?

Buy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰ 24 Mantra Jaggery (have been using for many years)
Buy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰ Organic Tattva

Jaggery

You can buy jaggery blocks from Amazon as well.
Buy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰ jaggery blocks

Brown Sugar

Mawana Premium Brown Sugar, 1kg
Have started using Marwana recently in lockdown. Have used Organic Tatva for ages, but somehow I just cannot trust it.

Brown sugar is a must-have. It is what sugar is supposed to be before it's refined. 
And the guru mantra is to avoid anything refined and processed. 
But always mix brown sugar in water for that test to see if it is actually just coloring added or real brown sugar.
Ofcourse, I don't own a lab but personally I can share my journey with brown sugar.

๐ŸตGreen Tea

The ultimate fat loss you can have. Back when I lost so much weight, I used to literally drink green tea instead of water. (I'm not advising that). I have a rare condition of drinking less water, lol. So, really need to keep reminding myself. 
Green tea ๐Ÿต or flavored water with a slice of  ๐Ÿ‹ lemon, ๐ŸŠ orange or ๐Ÿƒ mint, makes it easier to gulp it up.
I used to have already 6 big mugs of green tea a day, even if repeat flushes (repeating a tea bag once for whatever is left cuz I'm cheap,(read optimiser of resources, not wasteful, basically a Brahmani ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜œ ๐Ÿ˜œ ).
Now, I know, I know, green tea is an acquired taste. I used to hate ๐Ÿต green tea so much. 

What is the least bitter green tea?

I fell in love with Organic India Tulsi green tea which was carefully researched and personally taste tested the least bitter of all green teas available in the market.
If there's a green tea brand, I've tried it.
While Typhoo is more expensive, (sometimes available for a steal on Amazon), I've also tried Lipton, Tetley, Ecovalley, you name it.

Pro Tip: Using real actual ๐Ÿ‹ lemon with Tetley or Lipton is way more delicious than the lemon flavors they offer. 

How does Mango flavoured green tea taste?

Mango flavour is the best❤️ 
  • A sweet hint of Mango along with green tea. 
  • Tastesamazing both hot or chilled.

I have personally tried the Tetley Mango flavour green tea and it is awesome!

Buy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰ Organic India Green Tea MANGO

Tetley Immune Green Tea with Vitamin C

seems to be the latest Corona virus pandemic updated package to cash in on the vitamin C and need to strengthen our immunity.
Buy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰ Organic India Green Tea MANGO & PINEAPPLE

Organic India Green Tea

Organic India Green Teas are the most famous and old-school. Many have said that the leaves are better than the res bags if you can handle the hassle. I've tried the leaves too. But tea bags are not bad either. All the experimental time when I had the weight loss or maintaining it, I was using tea bags.
Specifically the Tulsi flavour is amazing and the least bitter of all green teas and easier to adjust your taste buds to, if you've never tried green tea before.
Buy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰ Organic India Green Tea TULSI 

Tulsi is also great for immunity!

Pomegranate Green Tea

Pomegranate is a delicious surprise when you're wishing to have a cold, chilled green tea that's kinda like a fruit drink too. 
  • The taste is a slight fruit infusion in your tea
  • The best flavour if you want to have green tea chilled
  • Not bitter. Kinda sweet but has a tang of spicy feel too. Not sweet like Mango.
Buy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰ Organic India Green Tea Pomegranate

Lipton 

I bought the 100 bag Lipton lemon honey twice in lockdown and it is ok.
Buy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰ Green Tea LEMON HONEY ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿฏ

Ecovalley

The sunny lemony flavour is nice. Have tried the Tulsi flavour also. It's ok.
Buy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰  Green Tea 

Multigrain Biscuits

One of the major lifestyle changes is never to eat a maida biscuit again. NEVER.
I know you are staring at the Bourbon, the Tops, the butter cookies, the GoodDay, the Oreo. But that's the end of the diet. Switch to oats.

Sunfeast Farmlite Oats Biscuits

๐ŸชChoco Chips Oats is hands down the most DELICIOUS HEALTHY biscuit ever made.

Taste ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
MRP: ₹50 but Amazon can get you at as less as ₹42
You do crave for chocolate sometimes and the Choco chip is the least moderation you could have ever! Dipping it in hot tea or coffee gives the same feeling as you dip an Oreo, with the choco chips melting.
Buy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰  Choco chip Oats Biscuits
๐ŸชAlso comes in Almonds and raisins and Sattu flavour,( the protein rich one).

McVites Digestive Biscuits

Tastes yum. The only kind of digestive biscuits I could like. Won't get bored of the super value ₹159/kg packs.
Britannia NutriChoice is also something I've had for years. Especially the 5 grain one. I would open gulp 3 of the huge biscuits for breakfast at work. But taste wise wouldn't recommend.

Healthy Breakfast Options

What are some of the best healthy breakfast options available?

Sattu

All you need to do is mix sattu powder with Jaggery powder and water! That's it! No cooking!
Buy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰  24 MantraSattu

Oats

Boil oats with milk and fresh strawberries, Jaggery powder or make a salty, spicy masala oats.
Buy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰ Oats

๐Ÿฅ›Smoothie

For smoothies, you can have fresh strawberries, blueberries, cranberries, (any berry is good) with some flaxseed, saunf, pumpkin ๐ŸŽƒ seeds, chia seeds powder. Check all the seeds I've ordered here & all strawberries I've personally ordered.
Add Jaggery or honey ๐Ÿฏif not sweet enough.
๐ŸŒBananas are also a great option to blend with milk. Keep switching the fruit for variety if you're bored like me too.

Fruits are extremely important to eat daily if you want to lose weight.

Kellogs K

It actually works. The time I lost 12kgs mu experimentation with myself was having daily breakfast Kellogs K. It says to have it 3 meals a day and thats impossible. Trust me, with age you get bored with the same daily breakfast also. Just substituting even one meal of the day with Kellogs K doesn't seem possible. But if you can, you must. My quantity was very less, though.

Buy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰ Flaxseed 
Saunf
Pumpkin seeds
Chia seeds

Dalia is a good breakfast too.

Trainers say Oats is a good before gym meal as it kind of releases the energy to body later.

You can have all the traditional breakfast options like Idli (the heavenly steamed, no oil delicacy!) or 
Dosa (Try switching Masala dosa aloo stuffing with spring dosa(cabbage,etc ) or Mysore dosa that has veggies ๐Ÿฅ•carrots, beat etc.
Or
Upma

You'll need to stock up on Suji (Semolina) for it.

Switch to Whole Oils

Cook with Olive oil, mustard oil, coconut oil, or add a bit of ghee.

But you got to BREAK UP WITH REFINE SUNFLOWER OIL.
Forever.

There's no going back to refined oil in a healthy lifestyle. Never. Not even on a cheat day.

What Olive Oil is best for deep frying Indian Cooking?

Buy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰ Olive Pomace Oil for deep frying samosa, Puri, etc.
Buy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰   Olive Pomace Oil
Mustard oil makes all crisps and pakodas even crispier if you ask me. That was always our traditional way to do it. Roadside food though delicious is not fried in the right oil. That is a bigger problem than consuming fried delicacies cooked safely at home in moderation.

Mustard Oil

Buy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰   Mustard  Oil

Coconut oil

Parachute Coconut Oil is actually 100% Edible coconut oil for consumption or so says the label. But, please please remember ONLY the basic version of the blue bottle where NOTHING is mixed. The Adsvansed series is only for hair.
Buy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰ CoconutOil 

What Olive Oil is best to be eaten raw in salads? (no need to cook)

Extra Virgin Olive Oil for salads and dressings and giving your skin and hair a new life.
Buy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰   Olive extra Virgin Oil
It has helped me tremendously in my weight loss and I stick to it. I've not been able to tell much of a difference in the various brands I've tried.

๐Ÿ™‹‍♀️What Olive oil brands are safe? 

Olive pomace oil is supposed to be good for deep frying. So, have started using that for deep frying ๐ŸŸetc. Extra Virgin olive oil is good for salads, like if you wana eat it raw.
Buy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰ here ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰Disano Olive Pomace Oil
Buy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰ here ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸฅฐDELMONTE Olive Pomace Oil
Figaro has a strong smell ๐Ÿ‘ƒ
Buy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰ here ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰Figaro Extra Virgin Olive Oil,  

Buy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰ here ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰Borges Extra Virgin OLive Oil
The next thing you need to switch is maida ofcourse. Try multigrain atta instead of just atta. Tastes better than atta samosas. Or try half atta half maida in the beginning to ease the transition. Air fryer will be your best bet for fried food cravings we can't stop. I have been using the Kenstar Oxyfryer for years now. 

Buy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰ Air fryer here

You can cook paneer curry in 5 min in an air fryer. You can bake cakes and Biscuits too. But air fried food wouldn't taste exactly like deep fried but can save the amount of oil if you keep coating the food with oil while you place it in the basket. And if half an hour seems a lot of time, then maybe fry your french fries. But atleast do it yourself.

I had totally left potato for a few years, if that helps. Yes, during this diet time, I had left cheese, sauce (maybe had only once in a few months), anything processed, dips etc. But used to have icecreams, (milk based, not frozen deserts that are just oil), dark chocolate and sweets. I once had 1kg of basundhi by myself and had green tea along with it.

If you're not a sweet tooth you're already better off.

Peanut butter

They said 1 teaspoon of peanut butter a day (which would be hopeless to coat even a single slice of ๐Ÿžbread) will reduce tummy fat but anything more than that will act like butter and increase it. But I'm not a disgusting freak to just swallow peanut butter, so yeah I took it on bread. 

๐ŸžBread

Ofcourse you've to have BROWN BREAD for life. Break up with white bread forever.
No coming back. No, no, no.

There's multigrain pav, multigrain ladi pav as well available in Mumbai on amazon prime now. It's delicious in the whole wheat version. Switch to brown everywhere. Wholewheat pizza base!

The best alternative is to make your own bread, which is again healthier, if you can, as you know what goes into your food.

๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŽ‚Cake 

I love me a good cake. Break up with the pastry soft alone cream frosting cakes forever and say yes to dense loaf no cream tea cakes.
All the more better if it's made of:
Almond flour
Walnut flour
๐Ÿฅ• carrot
Multigrain
Atta

Just anything but not Maida. Similarly, try getting recipes to bake yourself by replacing with (x quantities of butter with x/3 quantities of olive oil + some fragrance like ๐Ÿ‹" lemon zest or ๐ŸŠ orange zest or vanilla zest to balance the oil odor)
Or Jaggery powder or brown sugar or ๐Ÿฏhoney for sugar.

In short the main problem with ๐Ÿฐ cake is not cake but butter, sugar, and refined flour.

Try taking these away and you've yourself a healthy cake ๐ŸŽ‚ that's delicious if you get the quantities right!

Try including nuts in your diet as breakfast or snacks.
๐ŸŒฐ Akruit Walnut Kernels
๐Ÿฅœ Peanut
๐ŸŒฐAlmonds
๐ŸฅœCashews
๐ŸŒฐPistachio
Stock up on the dried berries
๐Ÿ“
๐Ÿ‡Blueberries
๐Ÿ‡Raisins
I've tried dried blueberries from Amazon & even fresh blueberries and ๐Ÿ“ strawberries available in Mumbai.

I always ordered vegetables & fruits from Prime now when I'm in cities where it's possible. If not, try Amazon Pantry or normal Amazon for groceries.

Healthy Snacks you can buy from Amazon
When Lays came with baked, it tasted horrible. But not all baked snacks are not yum. I remember Britannia snack it. But it has stopped.
Too Yum Baked
When you're craving for a salty little chips like feeling but don't want to break your tapasya by having packaged deep fried potato chips, then here it is.
Btw making potato chips instantly at home is something mom discovered exactly like the outside ones. And it's so easy. One just needs to know the ๐Ÿฅ” trick.






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