Health is wealth, in this connection exercise and diet plays a pivotal role. Exercise is a must and it helps you to stay fit &active. To continue this regime &routine, the body needs some energy &this can be gained with the intake of nutritious and balanced diet. Consuming more of junk food &lack of exercise leads to weight gain, in the process of reducing weight few key points are to be noted. Let’s see what they are:
^ Dieting does not have to be boring. You can choose any regular food that you enjoy eating and make it healthier. For ex; If you enjoy dosas, try make dosa with healthier ingredients like oats &ragi.
^ Before starting to diet, a crucial thing to remember is that while eating, you have to eat a nutritious and balanced diet. It simply means that no matter how much less food you consume in a day, it must contain food from all the food groups- whole grains, proteins, vegetables and fruits and dairy in the right proportion.
^Portion control is the secret. Irrespective of the food you choose, have a strict control over the portion you eat. Make this too as a step by step process. Don’t reduce too much at a shot, this will obviously lead to carving for more.
^Once in a week, enjoy your favourite meal. This will reduce carving as well as speed up your body metabolism.
^Try to eat 3 meals &3 mid meal snacks. There are many on line tools to help track the calorie count of the food you take.
^ Keep yourself busy and stop thinking always about diet, exercise and weight loss. The busier you are, the less likely you carve for food.
^Dieting is recommended along with exercise of some form in order to reduce body weight. It is good to work out for half an hour to one hour a day. This should include some walking and some moderate exercises.
^ Never skip breakfast. It is one important meal that in fact helps in weight loss. Also, eat your dinner light and early enough. Try to finish dinner by 8.00Pm.
^ Avoid fatty, oily and sugary foods as much as possible. Also avoid processed food. Instead, try to include more of low calorie and low carbohydrate food. Also, include lot of healthy snacks like fruits, buttermilk, salads, etc. Always have these healthy snacks on hand easily available so that you don’t end up eating junk.
^Set a reasonable time target and expectations at a level.