TGP and its Philosophy
The Green Punch realizes the value of our Indian culture and traditions and its impact on everyone’s lives. It tries to follow the age-old dietary practices and regulations accustomed to our Indian traditions. We, at TGP, also believe that these traditional diets are way better and more effective than any of the unusual Western diet practices.
Ask yourself a question maybe :
Why do you think our ancestors were active and healthy?
Because they ate everything that was natural, locally available and chemical-free, and paired this up with some sort of physical activity.
It is absolutely essential for us to eat according to our traditions because our bodies are genetically wired to digest only certain kinds of food. Our body will not be able to assimilate and digest the food that is different from our culture as it takes time to adapt to certain eating habits.
The food that is available locally is best in terms of their nutritional value. Food that has travelled from distant places eventually lose nutrients like Vitamin B Complex and Vitamin C. These foods are also sometimes treated with chemicals to maintain their so-called freshness.
Food that was eaten traditionally was also seasonal. Tilgul or Sarso ka saag was considered mandatory to eat in winter. While summers were incomplete without the quintessential kairi panha. These days however, we are consuming artificially grown and preserved fruits or veggies which are available throughout the year irrespective of the season. And the nutrition value of it? Obviously zero.
Hence, consuming locally available is always a good option and is beneficial to both your health and the local economy. And isn’t it better to consume a freshly picked cucumber or gourd than purchasing a fancy avocado or a plush zucchini that was picked months ago?
Why choose TGP?
Every disorder of the modern world has its root cause in faulty lifestyle and eating habits. Excessive consumption of caffeine, sugar and saturated fats are to name a few. Diet is what you eat. So, we believe that diet should be nourishing, wholesome and enjoyable. If it is calorie deficient, boring and leaves you hungry then you will not be able to follow it for a longer period and will never achieve the goal.
Lacking time for physical activity?
We are happy to help you with simple, doable and enjoyable activities rather than just forcing you with exhaustive gym training.
No time for cooking?
Worry not !!
We will provide you with easy to cook recipes which will calm your taste buds.
Having an erratic schedule?
Look no further. We will help you plan diets as per your schedules without compromising any of your work.
We, at TGP, will provide you with practical and doable solutions. Instead of giving out boring diet plans and exhausting exercises, we will work on your food habits and choices as you gradually climb your way up the health ladder. And trust us when we say it, you won’t be missing any of your delicious ladoos, lip-smacking vadas or even your favourite Pav Bhaji.
Why Indian food over others?
Indian food is nutritious and sufficient at the same time as it is mainly carb based. It is vegetarian or sometimes a combination of both veg and non-veg in nature. It consists of a variety of healthy food sources like Rice, Dal, Vegetables, Sprouts, Spices and Condiments and what not!
Let’s see how the traditional eating patterns of our ancestors matched with the scientific need.
The traditional Indian plate is exactly how FDA (Food and Drug Administration) described in its Plate Rule. FDA’s plate rule includes the following: Carbs, Fiber, Fat and Protein. All these elements are somehow present in our traditional Indian diet. To cite examples, cereals are an excellent source of carbohydrates, two types of vegetables plus the Koshimbir or Raita provides us with the necessary fibers. Healthy fats are also a part of the diet along with proteins in the form of plant and animal proteins.
The changes that have affected our whole lifestyle:
In the earlier days, early to bed and early to rise made you healthy, wealthy and wise. However, due to technological interventions and irregular sleeping patterns, people tend to sleep late and wake up late.
The day used to begin with a wholesome and homemade breakfast which has been replaced by ready to eat snacks or cereals or skipping breakfast entirely. Sedentary jobs have absolutely nullified the high intensity activities that a person would be involved in. Snacking on local fruits and nuts is no more a thing. Munching on chips, fries and burgers is considered cool.
Late night dinners have been normalized by everyone in the family. The post-dinner rituals that included Shatapavali (100 steps) is perhaps forgotten. Eating out has become a regular thing and everyone seems okay about it. Children these days are more into mobile phones and video games, instead of playing games that are outdoorsy. Preserved and processed food is preferred over fresh, locally grown food.
Indian food is the most diverse food in the world. The variety that Indian foods offers makes up a wholesome meal. We have a variety of grains,and various interesting varieties of pulses and legumes to accompany it. India is said to be ‘unity in diversity’. The type of food which a south Indian eats differs from that of a North Indian and likewise. All the traditional delicacies are prepared keeping in mind the geographical conditions, available resources and climatic conditions.
In the hustle of modern life, we have forgotten these eating habits. We are eating to follow a trend, which is either shown in TV commercials or in movies. Our minds are trapped in imitating the Western culture and we are mindlessly making choices that our bodies are forced to bear. Think of how our ancestors managed to stay super healthy, fit all their life. They hardly felt the need to see a doctor and had the capacity to work hard even in their 60s or 70s. We often tend to wonder, where exactly have we gone wrong??
The secret of it lies in living a stress free and physically active life. Our grannies never consulted a dietician but could tell you that if you eat carbs like Rice with Dal and ghee, your protein requirements are fulfilled because the type of protein missing in rice is present in dal and vice versa. If we eat Modak with Ghee, the glycemic response will be slowed down as a result of coconut and ghee.
Stop torturing your body with mindless diets, start living a healthy life.
Consult us now and ask us how!