As soon as the cold air touches your skin, messes your hair, cracks your lips – what do you do? You pull out a shawl, look for a hot cuppa and some munchies to gobble it down! With all the extra layers of clothes you wear – who will worry about what you weigh? A small slice of apple pie, a little extra cream in the hot chocolate, a few marshmallows here and there –  hot nibbles are everywhere! Who feels like getting up early when that blanket feels so cosy? The Asian subcontinent may not get a white christmas, but no one (and we mean no one) can do without some treats! Indians, in particular  relish ‘desi ghee based gajar (carrot) ka halwa”; hot jalebis and kesar (saffron) milk.


January comes in like clockwork every year – filled with guilt, extra chub and resolutions of losing those extra pounds! Let’s dare to change the pattern a bit this time? Let’s face the facts before we give ourselves to sugar? We know it’s a festive thing, start of the new year, time to party, loosen things up, forget those diets and early morning walks – but it isn’t the end of the world or life. It’s just the start of a 365 day journey around the sun 🙂


Why not try and understand our cravings a bit, become aware of our body’s mechanism and have fun with no regrets? Let’s start simple and get some bad/lazy habits out of the way……….

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Harping in on the Christmas fun we all had…


Jingle Bell! Jingle Bell!

Jingle all the Way!

Oh! What fun would it be!

To #knowyourself “MORE” today..!!!!

About the Author


Dr. Pallavi Jain is part of the Scientific Team at Mapmygenome. She has a Bachelors Degree in Biochemistry with Genetics and a PhD in Molecular Medicine (UK). She recently completed an intensive course in IVF from Origio, Mumbai. She enjoys swimming and reading.




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