KATHMANDU, Dec. 7 -- Sticking to a conventional diet and exercise plan can be difficult, and it is especially difficult during the winter months when you don't want to get out of bed and head to the gym. Eating right is also difficult during the cold season as your body craves carb-rich food and copious amounts of coffee (often with a generous heaping of sugar). Without a proper exercise regime and no strict diet plan, one will no doubt emerge from winter a few too many kilos heavier than before the cold kicked in.

This winter, I have been a really lazy girl. I haven't exercised and I haven't been eating well, often gorging on pizza, sizzlers, and piping hot jhol momos. But believe me, I haven't really gained weight. There have occasiona...