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3 Healthy Lifestyle Changes I am Making and How @Instacuppa is Helping Me


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3 Healthy Lifestyle Changes I am Making and How Instacuppa is Helping Me

Before I begin on the lifestyle changes, let me talk about two big triggers in my life that influenced these changes.

After I became a mom, I became very conscious about my lifestyle and what we as a family are consuming on a daily basis. I noticed I was always telling my son “Don’t eat this” and “That is not good for you”, but how could I expect him to understand, when he saw all of adults us eating the same things? Kids learn best by observing us and our actions speak louder to them than words. It became clear that if I wanted him to adopt healthy eating habits, I would need to start the change with myself. This was the first trigger.

 

Also read: How I Got My Kid Interested in Eating Healthy Food

 

When I started working out 4 moths ago, my goal was never to focus on weight loss but on building strength and stamina. Though I was gymming 3-4 times a week, I did not feel the need to change my diet because after all I did not want to lose weight. However even after 2 months, I didn’t find much change in my stamina. I still felt lethargic and tired at the end of the day. That’s when the light bulb went off. Stamina is as much about what I put in my body as it is about working out and building strength. This was the second trigger.

 

So these influenced me to sit down and evaluate my daily diet and here are 3 major changes I am making:

 

3 Healthy Lifestyle Changes I am Making:

  1. Cut down on white / refined sugar: Though sugar initially gives a rush of energy, excess consumption of sugar can actually cause fatigue. I have cut down on sweets, sugar in tea and replaced sugar with honey or maple syrup while having milk, cereals etc. 
  2. Cut down on processed food and tea: I have drastically cut down my intake of chips, biscuits etc. and I am choosing healthier homemade alternatives (hummus on toast instead of butter, oats instead of cornflakes etc). I have cut down my tea intake from 4 cups to 2/2.5 cups a day
  3. Drink more water throughout the day: This is not really a lifestyle change but something I should be doing anyway, however I honestly don’t consume the minimum water intake of 8 glasses a day.

 

How Instacuppa is Helping Me:

I had first worked with Instacuppa way back in December 2017 when they had been kind enough to sponsor my #kickstartfitnesswithbandb challenge. They were an upcoming brand working towards revolutionizing the way we consume beverages. Today the name “Instacuppa” is synonymous with healthy, natural beverages. I have been using their products since over a month and I am quite impressed. These are the 3 products I am using regularly:

 

3 Healthy Lifestyle Changes I am Making and How Instacuppa is Helping Me

3 Healthy Lifestyle Changes I am Making and How Instacuppa is Helping Me

 

 

Instacuppa Fruit Infuser Pitcher (1,300 ml capacity):

Features (as claimed by the brand):
  • Durable and robust
  • Made with Tritan (BPA-free plastic)
  • Easy grip handle and comfortable pouring spout
  • Infuser can be used for fruits. vegetables, herbs, coffee or tea
  • Tight lid for protecting and preserving flavour
Instacuppa Fruit Infuser Pitcher

Instacuppa Fruit Infuser Pitcher

 

My Experience:
  • I have tried some of the recipes from the Instacuppa recipe book. The flavoured water tastes really nice and fresh.
  • As Instacuppa recommends, infused water stays good in the refrigerator for about 3 days or until the flavor is no longer present. You can keep adding more water to replace the water used by adding more fruit or flavors as necessary, until it just no longer has a pronounced flavor.
  • The pitcher is in fact quite durable
  • The spout is well designed to pour without any leaks
Instacuppa Fruit Infuser Pitcher

Instacuppa Fruit Infuser Pitcher

 

How it is helping me maintain a healthier lifestyle:

Managing healthy habits with a hectic lifestyle is not easy. I don’t manage to eat fruits / salads or blend fresh juices every morning. The fruit pitcher comes handy because I can prepare my flavoured water at night, keep it in the fridge and let the infuser do its magic, so I have healthy flavoured water ready for the next morning.

I cannot comment on whether fruit-infused water helps with detox and weight loss, as I am not expert on the subject. However it does make water more interesting and I end up drinking more water, which in itself has endless health benefits.

 

Availability:

Available at Instacuppa Store for INR 999.

 

Instacuppa Fruit Infuser Water Bottle (1,000 ml capacity):

Features (as claimed by the brand):
  • Removable core: to add fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs to flavour the water
  • Double wall, vacuum insulated design: helps lock in heat for up to 12 hours and cold for up to 24
  • Heavy-Duty, BPA Free Craftsmanship
  • Leakproof

 

Instacuppa Fruit Infuser Water Bottle

Instacuppa Fruit Infuser Water Bottle

My Experience:
  • I have been carrying it on my walks and to the gym. It is definitely leakproof.
  • I like that is has 2 replaceable lids – wide mouth and flip-top. The flip-top is really convenient to drink water without spilling while walking.
  • Instacuppa claims that this is the only insulated water bottle with a fruit infuser. It is really nice to be able to have flavoured water on the go. More healthy and nutritious.
  • The black bottle looks really classy. It lives up to being sturdy, but it is a bit bulky and heavy. I would have preferred a narrower and lighter bottle for daily use.
Instacuppa Fruit Infuser Water Bottle

Instacuppa Fruit Infuser Water Bottle

 

How it is helping me maintain a healthier lifestyle:

I am making it a point to stay hydrated during my workouts. The fruit infusion adds a nutritious and refreshing twist to regular water.

 

Availability:

Available at Instacuppa Store and Amazon for INR 1,599.

 

Instacuppa French Press Travel Mug (400 ml capacity):

Features (as claimed by the brand):
  • Double-walled vacuum insulation
  • Sweat and condensation free
  • Spill proof, airtight seal
  • Holds heat for 6 hours
  • Holds cold for 12 hours
Instacuppa French Press Travel Mug

Instacuppa French Press Travel Mug

 

Instacuppa French Press Travel Mug

Instacuppa French Press Travel Mug

 

My Experience:
  • The mug is condensation free and spill-proof as claimed
  • The outside does not feel hot even with a hot liquid inside
  • I really liked the rubber holder which makes slip-resistant
  • Since I don’t drink coffee, I have used it more as a travel mug for my tea. I have kept hot tea in it for around 4 hours and it was still warm. I suggest pouring hot water in the mug first for a few minutes, then removing the water and pouring the hot tea/coffee inside to retain the temperature for longer.
Instacuppa French Press Travel Mug

Instacuppa French Press Travel Mug

 

How it is helping me maintain a healthier lifestyle:

I would usually drink one cup of tea in the morning and one again when I reached work. The tea at the office is machine tea, made with too much sugar and artificial milk powder. I now make just one cup of tea with very little sugar and pour it into the travel mug. I drink half in the morning and the other half when I get to work. It is still hot enough and I have effectively cut down on caffeine, sugar and artificial milk all in one go.

 

Availability:

Available at Instacuppa Store and Amazon for INR 1,349.

 

These may seem like really small changes, but on a daily basis I am sure they will amount to a huge long-term impact towards a healthier lifestyle.


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Comments
  1. Alpana Deo said on October 7, 2018 12:40 am:

    Enough Water intake can solve many health issues. Fruit infused water definitely help in keeping up with daily water intake.
    Good to read how you are taking thoughtful steps towards maintaining a good health.

  2. Pooja kawatra said on October 8, 2018 6:06 pm:

    Everyone is sharing all the positive response for Instacuppa that it is tempting me to get one for myself too.

  3. The Reading Momster said on October 8, 2018 11:22 pm:

    I love all the 3 Insta Cuppa products! But the Fruit infuser has to be my favorite! I am glad there is a recipe book included! Water is essential and now in Mumbai it is like only water can save us 🙂

  4. Tina Basu said on October 9, 2018 4:37 am:

    Its good to keep yourself hydrated throughout the day. Instacuppa has some great products

  5. Shubhada Bhide said on October 9, 2018 6:36 am:

    These Instacuppa water dispensers look really good. It will help people to keep drinking water daily.

  6. Amrita said on October 9, 2018 7:34 pm:

    I like instacuppa products too .They help me in living healtht .The fruit infusion water bottle is a fave

  7. Anks said on October 12, 2018 10:09 pm:

    These are good products. I especially liked the idea of infused and flavoured water.

  8. Princy Khurana said on October 13, 2018 7:42 pm:

    this is really interesting. carrying a bottle to a gym is really something i hate. i can’t find any that does not leak. will try this soon

    1. Baby & Beyond said on October 13, 2018 10:23 pm:

      This one doesn’t leak for sure but it’s a bit bulky because of the fruit infuser. But it’s perfect for gym

  9. Gunjan Upadhyay said on October 13, 2018 8:01 pm:

    I have tried these instacuppa products and really love them for their quality and up beat designs. The fruit infuser and french press is my all time companion

  10. Dipika Singh said on October 13, 2018 10:40 pm:

    I see instacuppa has got some nice products. These are really healthy options to switch in to. Drinking detoxifying water or just simple plain water is good for the body and helps flush out toxins.

  11. Neha Jain said on October 13, 2018 11:20 pm:

    Wow that’s great, water intake is really important and with fruits infuser it’s such a great way to have water .

  12. Pragnya Mishra said on October 14, 2018 12:57 pm:

    Proper diet and water intake resolves many lifestyle troubles. Instacuppa products look good and you have curated good changes using the products. Fruits infused water definitely would be my favorite.

  13. Snehalata Jain said on October 14, 2018 2:50 pm:

    Same here I too use insta cuppa n so used to it

  14. Deepa Jaisingh said on October 14, 2018 2:53 pm:

    What a lovely Instacuppa. I love having infused drinks instead of water and this one looks super cute

  15. Neha said on October 14, 2018 3:21 pm:

    Just by increasing my water intake I have seen such remarkable difference in my skin and health. This product seems really good.

  16. Geethica said on October 14, 2018 4:49 pm:

    I am regularly taking infused water and it actually helps in your fitness regime. All thanks to Instacuppa.

  17. Ashvini Naik said on October 14, 2018 5:17 pm:

    Adequate hydration is absolutely necessary for remaining fit & healthy.

    I must say, Instacuppa’s product range is impressive.

  18. Jhilmil D Saha said on October 14, 2018 7:52 pm:

    Instacuppa surely is a great choice to pursue healthy lifestyle. I love their products which makes life easier

  19. Shalu Sharma said on October 14, 2018 8:32 pm:

    I too have started to make healthier choices for better health. Keeping hydrated has always helped in this journey. I have also been eyeing the Instacuppa French Press coffee maker for a while now! I guess time to get it.

  20. Sayeri said on October 15, 2018 4:02 pm:

    Instacuppa is really good. Especially it helps you to live a healthy life. Infused water is good for health and gives a fresh and healthy vibe.

  21. pallavi said on October 17, 2018 1:50 am:

    I was not aware that it has so many benefits ,thanks for sharing the details ,ordering one right away .