How to lose weight

Healthy weight loss tips

* Take one pound at a time
Don’t get overwhelmed by how much weight you need to lose. Try to remember that “losing 15 pounds in two weeks” is nothing to celebrate. It is important to realize that the more quickly weight is lost, the more likely the loss is coming from water and muscle, not fat.

Since muscle tissue is critical in keeping our metabolism elevated, losing it actually leads to a decrease in the amount of calories we can each day without gaining weight.

Fat loss is best achieved when weight is lost slowly. Strive for a weight loss of no more than 3-4 pounds per week. One pound of weight is equivalent to 3500 calories.

* Set Reachable Goals
For instance, if you know you need to get more exercise, begin with a manageable goal of, say, walking 10 minutes a day that you know you can achieve. Then build your self-esteem by achieving the small goals you set yourself.

The same logic applies for losing weight.

* Stay off the scales
Don’t get discouraged when your progress seems to be slow according to your bathroom scales. They do not provide a true measure of what is going on with the body.

If exercise levels are adequate (5-7 days a week), you may be putting on muscle but losing fat, thus losing inches even if you are not losing pounds. It’s always a good idea to do several body measurements to have a second objective way to monitor progress.

* Stay focused on being healthy, not thin
# Many people become more successful at long term weight loss when their motive changes from wanting to be thinner to wanting to be healthier. Change your mindset to think about selecting foods that will help your body’s health rather than worrying about foods that will affect your body’s weight. The Food Pyramid offers a basic outline of the types and amounts of food you should eat each day to give your body the nutrients it needs for optimal health.

* Fat Free?
We’ve known for some time that limiting high fat foods in the diet can be helpful with weight loss. That’s because fats pack in 9 calories per gram compared to only 4 calories per gram from proteins or carbohydrates. To many, the message to limit fats implied an endorsement to eat unlimited amounts of fat-free products. Just to clarify, fat-free foods have calories too. In some cases fat-free foods have as many calories as their fat laden counterparts. If you eat more calories than your body uses, you will gain weight. Eating less fat will help you to lose weight. Eating less fat and replacing it with excessive amounts of fat-free products will not.

* Drink plenty of water
Drink eight glasses a day. Water is a natural appetite-suppressant. Nettle tea is a great weight-loss tea as it supports metabolism and has diuretic properties.

* Reward yourself
# Each time you reach a goal, such as losing 5 pounds, reward yourself with a gift or a massage.

* Seek help if you need it
# A big key in long term weight control comes from receiving encouragement and support from others. Find a friend to lose weight with or you can check to see if groups such as Weight Watchers, or eDiets offer programs and resources in your area by clicking the links. You may also wish to check with your local hospital to see if their registered dietician conducts group weight loss programs.

* Watch your portions
With the advent of “supersize” meals and increasingly huge portions at restaurants, our concept of normal serving sizes is a distant memory. Be mindful of the amounts of food you consume at a sitting. When necessary, divide your food in half and ask for a take home bag. It is all too easy to be a “plate cleaner” even when served enormous portions. Learn to pay attention to your hunger level and stop eating when you feel comfortably full, not stuffed.

* Eat your food slowly
Did you ever notice that thin people take an awfully long time to eat their food? Eating slowly is one method that can help take off pounds. That’s because from the time you begin eating it takes the brain 20 minutes to start signaling feelings of fullness. Fast eaters often eat beyond their true level of fullness before the 20 minute signal has had a chance to set in. The amount of calories consumed before you begin to feel full can vary significantly depending on how quickly you eat. So slow down, take smaller bites and enjoy your food.

Fat G · 10 years ago

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Of course the gym and eating right are the best answer to slowly lose weight. There are a lot of pills that do O and the Hollywood drink diet will make you lose about 5 lbs in a week but you will almost immediately put it back on as soon as you stop ( I tried it)
But I use the “Dolly Parton Diet” its basically cabbage soup its really good and tastes great but thats the only thing you eat it’s basically
1 Pack of Lipton beefy onion soup
1 whole cabage cubed
1 large can crushed tomatoes
2 to 3 cans dark red kidney beans
1 onion diced ( optional)
1 green peper cut up ( optional)
1/3 cup vinigar
garlic to taste
bring to a boil and simmer for about a hour.

Good Luck also you dont have to work out but try doing fun things that give you a work out : Miniature golf, Bowling, Frisby, walks in the park etc.

magicboi37 · 10 years ago

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Try to eat a wee bit less but shed a little bit more, and be constant, practice it each individual day while not overdoing it however move forward gradually, maybe 4 years.
It should be a long term project, weight has to be burned as gradually as it was gained.
good luck!

how to lose weight?
i want to lose 25 pounds in 2 months what would be the best way to lose it without having to go to the gym since i work 9 hours a day

best way to lose weight: –Eat Less–
Gabriel · 3 days ago

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I’ve been size 10 all my life without even trying a lot. Recently I hit my 40th birthday. And now i can see that i’m starting to gain weight. Soon i will need my personal time zone. My metabolism is getting slower i guess. i hate working out so decided to give weight loss supplements a shot. But there are so many…. My friend which is a dietitian said that is the best since it’s verified by a lot of studies. Maybe somebody tried it? Or should i try garcinia?

Anonymous · 2 weeks ago

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You can lose weight by either starting a diet or exercising. You should do a combination of both for the fastest results. Exercise can be split up into cardio and weight training. Cardio will burn the fat and weight training will build up muscle and give you a toned look. Do cardio 3-5 times per week for 30-60 minutes per day. Weight training can be done 2-4 times per week. You should also start cutting your calories. Use the daily calorie needs calculator to estimate how many calories you burn.To lose weight, you need to eat less. Get rid of junk foods that are high in sugar and eat foods that are high in fiber.

Eric · 3 months ago

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Really all you have to do is improve your eating. By not eating, after a small while you’ll want to raid your kitchen looking for junk, and since your body isn’t getting what it wants, it urges you to take more, holding on the the food and turning it into fat. But, by eating healthy and making sure you have the right portions, you’ll be fine. And you should also make sure you eat slow, so your body can send the message to the brain that you’re full. Also, you should exercise daily. 8 minute abs could work, or cardio. It could be for half an hour or an hour. Even if it was for 10 minutes, you’d still be burning fat. Hope this helped! ???

rayona a · 1 year ago

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Weight Loss is the process of losing body weight, usually by losing fat. To achieve healthy weight loss, most experts recommend a combination of healthy eating patterns and regular physical exercise. Weight control is a strategy that is adopted as a preventive life style. It is an attitude of keeping weight down. As fried and fatty foods have increased in our diets and the demand for physical labor has decreased, there is an increase in obesity. Most people today are appearance motivated to lose weight.
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Michal · 10 years ago

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Losing fat is a long term project, excess weight needs to go as gradually as it was accumulated.
Indulge a wee bit less but burn off a little bit more, and be persistent, do this just about every single day with out overdoing it however move forward over the years, maybe various years.
take care ?

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Hey let me tell you mine own story :
I was 19 years old with a very thin body ? I was doing gym with protein shakes but nothing helped me. I started growing bigger after 22 yrs and I must say losing weight is much harder than gaining weight.

To lose weight : Exercise +
To gain weight : Gym + Carbohydrates

Ola · 3 months ago

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Be sneaky about moving more. Park farther away from the store entrances. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Walk past the restroom to the end of the hall and back. Do leg lifts while you brush your teeth. Jiggle your legs while you sit at your desk. Do stretches while you talk on the phone (a headset helps). Walk faster in the grocery store and go up and down a couple of extra aisles.

And the biggest help of all–DRINK MORE WATER! It will help you feel fuller and you’ll get in more exercise walking to the bathroom!

Good luck!

S V S · 10 years ago

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Its simply impossible to lose weight within 1 week. You need to follow a super magical pill for that. The best way to lose weight is through gym and controlling your heavy diets. I have seen lots of people losing weight through but its not the only way, you need to restrict yourself from consuming junk food items.

Alternatively start consuming lots of Lemon honey water in the morning ?
Good luck!!

Kathleen · 3 months ago

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Healthy Snacks

A List of Healthy Snacks for Adults Who Are on the Go All the Time

| By Rhiannon Clouse

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Rhiannon Clouse has been writing professionally since 2009. She has published several health and science articles online as well as work focusing on pregnancy and fertility. She holds a Bachelor of Science in biology and a Master of Science in developmental neuroscience from the University of Wisconsin.
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Busy schedules can wreak havoc on the waistline as the importance of a nutritious diet is pushed aside in favor of fast and easy high-fat snack foods. However, with a bit of preparation and a well stocked refrigerator, it’s possible to satisfy your hunger with some quick, healthy and portable snacks.

Dairy Snacks

A List of Healthy Snacks for Adults Who Are on the Go All the Time
Portable options include string cheese and yogurt. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Stockbyte/Getty Images

Low-fat dairy products are an excellent source of calcium, vitamin D and protein. Portable options include string cheese and yogurt. Additionally, many other cheeses are available in convenient snack sizes and small portions. Examples include cottage cheese, gouda, cheddar cheese and brie. When you are on the go, it is very important that you keep your dairy snacks cool so avoid spoilage or bacterial growth. Keep snacks in a cold-pack case or small cooler with a freezer pack.

Hard-Boiled Eggs

A List of Healthy Snacks for Adults Who Are on the Go All the Time
For a quick lunch or snack on the go, pack along some hard-boiled eggs. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Goodshoot/Getty Images

For a quick lunch or snack on the go, pack along some hard-boiled eggs. Make life even easier by preparing a dozen at once before the work week begins. Hard-boiled eggs are packed with protein, vitamin D, lutein, vitamin A, choline and other important nutrients. Like dairy products, you will want to keep your hard-boiled eggs cool in a small, cold-pack cooler with a freezer pack tucked inside.

Seeds and Nuts

A List of Healthy Snacks for Adults Who Are on the Go All the Time
The seeds and nuts of many plants are high protein nutritious sources of fiber, vitamins and minerals. Photo Credit Creatas Images/Creatas/Getty Images

The seeds and nuts of many plants are high protein nutritious sources of fiber, vitamins and minerals. Their high content of healthy fats also makes them great for snacks to satiate hunger. Whole almonds are a heart-healthy source of protein and energy. Cashews are lower in fat and packed with protective antioxidants. Sesame seeds and tahini provide an excellent source of essential minerals such as manganeses and copper. Peanuts are a healthy source of protein, vitamins and a chemical called resveratrol, studied for its apparent anti-aging effects.

Fruits and Veggies

Fruits and vegetables are always easy and nutritious choices for snacking. Fruits that can be eaten with the skin on make the most convenient and portable snacks. These include apples, plums, peaches and pears to name a few. Small fruits that are eaten whole, such as berries and grapes are also excellent choices. For vegetable lovers, carrot and celery sticks are healthy and easy to transport in a lunch bag. Other vegetable choices include whole green beans, sugar snap peas and sweet pepper slices.

Senior Citizens Jokes

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Senior Citizen Jokes

Clean funny senior citizen jokes for senior folks who can take a joke and make a joke. Help yourself to these free clean jokes for a funny inner workout.

“The Old Days”

Grandpa was telling his young grandson what life was like when he was a boy.

“In the winter we’d ice skate on our pond. In the summer we could swim in the pond, and pick berries in the woods. We’d swing on an old tire my dad hung from a tree on a rope. And we had a pony we rode all over the farm.”

The little boy was amazed, and sat silently for a minute. Finally he said, “Granddad, I wish I’d gotten to know you a lot sooner!”

Free Clean Jokes:
“Three Senior Pals”

Three seniors are out for a stroll.
One of them remarks, “It’s windy.”
Another replies, “No way. It’s Thursday.”
The last one says, “Me too. Let’s have a soda.”

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Senior Citizen Jokes:
“Hearing Better Now”

An elderly man was having hearing problems and went to see a specialist. The doctor fitted him with some hearing aids that brought his hearing back to full strength.

After a few weeks the man came back to make sure the new equipment was working properly, which it was.

The hearing specialist said, “It all seems perfect. Your family should be delighted you can hear everything now.”

“Oh no,” the man responded. “I haven’t told any of them. I just sit quietly, listening carefully. I’ve changed my will four times.”

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Senior Citizen Jokes:
“Hospital Regulations”

Hospital rules state that patients checking out must have a wheelchair.

One day a newly graduated nurse assistant came into the room to find an elderly man fully dressed. He was sitting on the bedside chair, with a piece of packed luggage at his side, all ready to go.

When he was shown the wheelchair, he was adamant that he was fully capable of walking himself to the parking lot.

But the assistant told him rules were rules, so he relented and let her wheel him out.

In the elevator, the assistant asked the elderly man if his wife was coming to meet him.

“I don’t think so,” he replied. “It takes her awhile to change her clothes, so she’s probably still upstairs in the bathroom taking off of her hospital gown and getting dressed.”



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Senior Citizen Jokes:
“Write It Down”

A couple in their nineties are both having some short term memory loss.

While in for a checkup, the physician says that physically they’re okay, but since they’re having trouble remembering things, they might want to start writing things down.

Later that evening they’re sitting and reading, when the husband gets up.

“Would you like anything from the kitchen?” he asks.

“Some vanilla ice cream,” his wife replies.


“Shouldn’t you write it down so you don’t forget it?” she asks.

“Don’t worry, I won’t forget.”

“Well,” she says. “A few raspberries on top would be great. You want to write that down?”

“I’ve got it, honey. A bowl of vanilla ice cream with raspberries on top.”

“And chocolate sauce, too. Maybe you’ll forget that. Want me to write it down for you?”

A little miffed, he replies, “I’ve got it! Ice cream, raspberries and chocolate sauce. I don’t need it written down, for gosh sakes!”

He waddles out to the the kitchen. A half hour later, he comes back with a plate of ham and scrambled eggs, and gives it to his wife.

She stares at the plate a few seconds, then says, “You forgot my toast.”

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“The Game”

On an overseas flight, a lawyer and an older man were in adjoining seats.

The lawyer asked the senior if he’d like to play a little game. The older man was tired, and he told the lawyer he only wanted to sleep.

But the lawyer insisted the game was a lot of fun.

“Here’s how it works,” he said. “I’ll ask you a question. If you can’t come up with the answer, you have to give me a dollar. Then it’s your turn to ask me one. But if I can’t answer it, I have to give you $20.”

The senior figured if he just got this over with, maybe he could get some sleep. So he agreed to play.

The first question from the lawyer was “How far apart are the earth and the moon?”

The senior stayed completely silent, reached for a dollar, and gave it to the lawyer. Then he said, “My turn. What walks upstairs backward and comes downstairs forward?”

The lawyer was stumped. He thought and thought. He tried to remember all the riddles he knew. He searched every corner of his brain.

He even cheated and asked the flight attendants and other passengers.

Finally he gave up. He woke up the older man and gave him a twenty. The senior stuffed the twenty in his coat and went immediately back to sleep.

The lawyer couldn’t stand it. He woke up the older man and said, “I have to know. What walks upstairs backward and comes downstairs forward?”

The senior got out his wallet, gave the lawyer a dollar, and went back to sleep.

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The Great Indian Wedding – Traditional Rajasthani Jewelry.

Must Have Rajasthani Jewelry For This Wedding Season.

Rakhdi- The bell like accessory, adorning the forehead of the bride attached to a Sheeshpal which complements the head gear and forms a beautiful frame is one of the traditional jewelry of Rajasthan which the bride wears. Marwari brides alternatively call this adornment as maang tika. Kundan Bhutti- These are a long and thick pair of earrings made of Kundan and almost kiss the neck of the bride. The enamel work exemplified by precious stones is said to have a healing touch. Raani Haar and Choker- To glamorize the sleek neck of the bride, precious stones studded choker is worn which multiplies the beauty of the bride. The elaborate version of the necklace which reaches down to the navel is called the Raani Haar or Timaniyaan. It is the epitome of royalty and is fashioned in gold along with uncut diamonds which makes it one its kind. Nathni- The Rajasthani bridal jewellery is incomplete without a nathni which is made of a gold ring and may have a few beads to make it look really classy. Bajuband and Chooda- Worn by Rajput and Marwari brides alike, a bajuband is meant to worn on the upper arm and is crafted in beautiful patterns made on gold. The chooda is a set of bangles made of gold or ivory and is essentially a symbol of marital bliss in the entire country and these are completed by delicate yet beautiful pahunchis and hathphulis which complement the mehndi designs and glorify the fingers of the bride.

Thewa Jewelry Adding To The Glamor.

Thewa, is specifically a Marwari jewelry designing technique which is renowned all over the world. It is a well-crafted age old tradition of designing jewellery by experimenting with the style according to the new age demand. The piece is created with zari, beads and lac and is extremely famous amongst the women folk till date. The traditional rajasthani art of thewa can be traced back more than 300 years. It reflects the royal life style of Rajasthani and Mogul kings. The art of thewa is kept as a proprietary secret art form within the family with the techniques being carefully guarded and handed down from father to son. Thewa is an exquisite art of fusing an intricately worked out sheet of pure gold on to molten glass to produce exotic designs in jewellery and artefacts. The work requires intricate detailing and skilful fusion of the gold on to the multi-coloured glass. Each piece is painstakingly handicrafted by the craftsmen and only the gold sheets of highest purity is used, for the purity lends itself to the thewa technique. Thewa is a word from the local Rajasthani language which literally means “SETTING”. The gold sheet, called as “Thewa Ki Patti” is fixed to a lac-resin compound spread on a board by slightly warming the lac and then pressing the gold sheet onto it. An open work pattern is pierced thru these gold sheets placed on the lac-resin covered board by knocking off the portions which ultimately creates the intricate design. The gold sheet is gently peeled off by heating it.

Adore Yourself With The Royal Kundan Sets.

Kundan is the defining style of the Rajasthani jewelry. While the Meenakaari style is also doing the rounds and winning the hearts of ladies since time immemorial. Known to be extremely vibrant in terms of the colour splashes and splendid, the style of jewellery making has been in spotlight since a long time.  The style is carved on gold and silver pieces with precious and semi-precious stones studded on to it. The colour play along with the intricacies of the patterns is enough to grab the crowd’s gaze and that is how a Rajasthani bride steals the show. It is believed that Kundan jewellery first originated in India in Delhi during the Mughal period. Back then, the royal class used to adorn intricate pieces of Kundan jewellery. However, at a later stage, artisans moved to Rajasthan. That’s when Rajasthan got the reputation of making the finest Kundan jewellery in India. Today, the cities of Bikaner and Nathdwara are well known for their Kundan jewelry. Kundan jewelry is made by beating of gold in a very thin sheet. This acts as the base for the jewelry. This sheet is then filled with lac, or laakh which is a byproduct of tree sap and known to be a natural resin. It is in this lac that the stones or gems are set with a help of hot coal. In order to give the stones a strong grip on the metal, 24 carat melted gold is poured into the sides. This 24 carat gold is what is known as Kundan, and hence the name. Kundan is poured, or rather inserted in the holes with the help of a very small stick

Three Cheers For The Rajasthani Beauties.

So how do you project your ancestral royalty? A Rajasthani bride would do it for you. She becomes the epitome of grace and elegance adorning traditions from head to toe. A Rajasthani bride becomes the symbol of grandeur, as she walks like a princess, dressed in the finest trousseau completed by the precious jewellery she adorns. The entire wedding ceremony becomes a matter of great pomp and show with royalty reigning throughout and it is one spectacle that becomes an experience of the lifetime for everyone who witnesses it. . If you want to know what Rajasthan is all about, have a look at the Rajasthani bride who dons the culture in the pleats of her ghagra and carries royalty with the choker around her neck. Think of a Rajasthani Rajput bride and the image of Aishwarya Rai from Jodha Akbar will flash in your mind to give you a sneak peek of how Rajasthani brides dress up for their big day. To define opulence, look at either the Rajasthani Marwari bride or the Rajput bride. The jewellery comprises of Kundan, thewa or meena kari works and has precious stones studded to add a spark.

The Great Indian Wedding – Wedding The Assamese Way!.

The Wedding Season Is On.

India’s cultural ethnicity ensures that the country has a myriad of rituals and variations and plurality in customs. People see the nation through a kaleidoscope of different zones. As you travel from South to North you would find the weddings go more gorgeous and ostentatious. In short you witness the big fat Indian wedding. Mumbai also flaunts its weddings but if you go south of the Deccan plateau you could see a contrast – the weddings simple, attractive, more devotional and less boisterous. This applies to the eastern states as well, where again there is an emphasis on the mantra or the marriage rituals more than the tamasha beyond.

Wedding Like The Assam Way!.

In the north eastern state of Assam the wedding ceremony is divided into two parts that almost consume a week. The pre – wedding rituals are elaborate and followed by the actual wedding ceremonies. The wedding is treated as a social get together and they do not believe in pomp and show and keep their wedding low profile. Assamese wedding ceremony is also known as Biya.  They are simple and adhere to age old tradition and these traditional rituals are the key to Assamese wedding.  The main and the key characteristics of this wedding is the traditional even today. The ‘biyanaam’ song and sound of ‘Uruli’ creates a unique ambience of a happening and auspicious event.  Uruli is the sound made by Assamese women by rolling their tongues, and is common across all states of east India.

Assamese Pre-Wedding Rituals.

The pre-wedding ritual consists of  several ceremonies – Juran, Tel diya custom, Panitola and Nuani. Juran – This is the first day of wedding ceremony. This ritual is particularly performed by women. In this ritual, the bride groom’s mother visits the house of bride. Bride’s mother greets her and gives her warm welcome with the Xhoroi, a brass plate, in which betel nuts and betel leaves are arranged and covered with the gamocha (cotton towel)

Applying The Sindoor.

Tel diya – This one is the main custom followed by Assamese women, preceding the wedding. In this ritual, groom’s mother puts a ring and betel leaf on her daughter in law’s hair partition. In addition, she pours oil three times and after this, she applies Sindoor and gives her wedding trousseau, which includes the saree and mekhlachadar the traditional wedding dress of the Assamese.

The Great Indian Wedding – Traditional Assamese Wedding.

Pre Wedding Rituals In Assam.

Pani Tola & Nuani – This ritual commences with the performance of the ceremonial bath. Pani tola means collecting the holy water by both the bride’s as well as groom’s mother, it is used for the ceremonial bath.  The Bride and Groom are to sit on four kol Puli (Kol Puli is banana plant) and ceremony begins with the mother and other ladies of family applying Maah-lodhi( the paste of oil, curd, turmeric,urad dal – lentils). It is like haldi ceremony in Hindustani traditional wedding. In this ritual, the coins are given to the bride and groom to be kept with them safely.  On the other hand, the knife is tied to a scarf which they have to carry till the wedding gets over.

Assamese Wedding Trousseau- Explore Here.

Groom’s attire – The groom wears the dhoti, kurta and chelang which an Assamese Shawl, gifted by the bride’s family. The groom wears traditional accessories which are made up of flower and Indian basil garland. Bride’s attire – Enchantingly beautiful and traditional dress worn by the Assamese bride is called Mekhla. Mekhla is created on Muga silk and embroidered with gold and silver threads.

Mekhla As The Pride Of Assamese Traditional Clothing.

Muga custom is the traditional culture of Assam state; it’s the most integral part of tradition as well as the most important custom of that state. Mekhla fabric appears like a sari and comprises of two or three pieces of clothing. Mekhla is first worn as a skirt and another half is worn as anchal of the sari. The first part of the fabric is the skirt part, heavy in texture and ornamented with a broad border and work of embroidery has been done. On the other hand, the fabric on the anchal is of light- weighted and is produced in a wide array of colors.

Assamese Bride’s Reception.

After completion of pre- wedding rituals, wedding ceremonies begins.  In Assamese wedding, the bride’s reception takes place before the actual wedding. Bride dressed in all robes attire, greets all the friends and relative all through the evening. As soon as groom’s comes, the bride is taken inside and changes into the bridal attire. The groom on the other hand wears traditional attire which is given by his in- laws. He is made to wear a wreath of fresh flowers and basil leaves.

The Great Indian Wedding – Traditional Assamese Wedding Jewelry.

And The Bride Dazzles In Traditional Assamese Jewelry.

The  traditional Jewellery of Assam includes, Junbiri, Doog-dogi, Kerumoni, Thuriya, Gam- kharu, Muthi- kharu, Dholbiri, Loka- paro, Gal- pata and Jethi-pota. These ornaments are typically hand-made and mostly designs are delineate in the form of flora and fauna treasures of Assam region.

Because It Is Sparkling Assamese Affair.

Jun Biri –   In Assamese, Jun means moon and Biri is just the surrounding designs of this jewelry. It looks like half-moon and is inspired from the nature, musical instrument and other Assamese household goods. Jun Biri compliments a lot with Makhla Chadar. Brides also wear the bracelets, nose rings, made from different metals with different designs. Doog-Dogi Jewelry – This is an ancient adornment of Assamese women.         Kerumoni – This round shape jewellery is one side wide and other side narrow and the middle side with hollow style called “Keru”. These necklaces are made up of a pearl that is why it is called as “Moni”.

Assamese Brides Have So Many Options To Choose From- Know More!.

Thuriya –This is a flower shaped earring whose middle part is slightly thin so that it can stay in ears and the bottom part is broader than the middle segment. Gam- Kheru- Gam-kheru is the big bracelet made up of silver or gold with a clasp. Muthi- Kharu – this ornament is known as the Assamese solid bracelet. You have to make a fist and the shape of your fingers clenched with it.

Make Way For Other Types Of Assamese Bridal Jewelry.

Dholbiri – Dholbiri is the most fashionable jewellery of Assamese women. Dhol is the musical instrument and the shape of this ornament is usually prepared with a dhol style that is why it is refer as dhol. Again biri is referring as the surrounding designs of ornament. It is called as Dholbiri. Loka-paro – It is an earring with identical twin birds positioned one after another, that’s why ‘paro’ refers to pigeon. They come in gold, ruby, mina or plain enamel coating. Jethi-pota-  Is an exceptional type of earring, parallel to the orchid ‘Kopou Phool.  Exquisite embellish designs and glint and gleam of this jewellery truly captivate the attention of the onlookers. Jethi-pota is an extensive band of cloth fabric as a sequence of miniature medallions.

The Great Indian Wedding – KERALA’S WEDDING DIARIES.

God’s Own Country’s For Its Natural Beauty.

Let’s take you to the astounding land of spices which is renowned as God’s own country’s for its natural beauty, its pristine unspoiled forests, its rivers, its back waters, the oceans and the irrepressible western ghats. A traveller’s tropical paradise, this state has few industries due to trade unionism,  but a vibrant tourism sector. It is also one of India’s largest foreign exchange earners due to remittances from expats.

A Typical Hindu Wedding.

While the northern part of India, celebrates the nuptial ceremony with a lot of pomp and show, a typical Hindu Nair wedding in Kerala would be a simple yet charismatic affair which has no elaborate rituals and few religious compulsions. So if you want to go minimal go Kerala! and discover the Nair wedding.

Kerala- The Matriarchal Society.

The auspicious month of Chingam that is September is generally chosen for the wedding ceremony to take place and the day time is usually preferred over others. Kerala is one of the few states in India that has a matriarchal society where inheritance is not through the son but through the daughter.

Discover The Nair Wedding.

Traditionally, all the ceremonies used to take place at the bride’s ancestral home but with the changing times, a convention center or a temple is preferred to suit the convenience of both the families. The nuptial arrangements begin with the quintessential task of horoscope matching followed by Muhurtham which means fixing a date for the marriage by consulting the priest.  Nishchayam or the engagement ceremony takes place after the horoscopes is matched indicating the announcement of the confirmation of marriage.

The Great Indian Wedding – The Keralite Bride.

 Bridal Ensemble In Kerala:

Cheers For The Keralite Bride.

So on the wedding day, the bride looks no way less than the celestial nymph with her enchanting beauty glowing more than the heaps of golds she is decked with generally. Her hair is neatly braided or tied in a bun with jasmine flowers adoring the pleats.

Bridal Ensemble In Kerala.

Traditionally, she would wear a set and mundu the lower garment on her wedding day which is also called the Kerela Kasavu Saree which is a plain white saree with a golden border in rich texture but the new age brides make their day special by draping Kanchipuram Silk Sarees in vibrant colours to accentuate their beauty. The sarees exemplify grandeur and the shimmering fibre makes the bridal couture as the undisputed queen of textile. The sarees may have zari embroidery, zardosi or kundan work to multiply the beauty of the ensemble.

Say Hello To The Charming Keralite Groom.

The groom shines with simplicity and charm the guests in his wedding ensemble comprising of a white mundu-the lower garment which has a golden zari border circumference around it called Kasavu and a silk Jubba which is basically a high necked kurta. Some grooms might even go the traditional way by wearing seasoned shirts for the wedding. The shy smile on the face of the groom is enough to enchant the guests.

All That Glitters Is Definitely Gold In Kerala.

Coming to the most magnificent part of Kerela weddings, is the amount of gold jewellery that the bride dons on her wedding day. She will be decked in layers and layers of necklaces and other ornaments from head to toe, giving Disney’s Uncle Scrooge a tough call.  ‘Nair’ women traditionally wore a necklace shaped like the ‘serpent’s hood’, mothiram (finger rings), Kolusu or Padasaram (anklets), Kachappram (gold or silver waist chain), Jhimki (earrings) are some of the ornaments that increase the beauty of the bride four folds, but is the myriad of necklaces which the Kerela Hindu bride dons on her wedding day which make her look like a goddess.