So guess you’ll read my previous article last week about Fad diets and its not so promising effects. For those who missed it, click here.
This week, I’ll further share what promising alternative you could best follow… Read on…
- Snack smart: We are always in a rush and that is also how we snack… tend to pick up a large bag of chips or a pastry packed with 500 calories. Snack smart by packing fruit or yogurt! Read about my ideas of on-the-go-snacks here
- Select whole grain breads and cereals. These contain the essential parts and naturally occurring nutrients of the entire grain seed. Whole grains include wheat, white rice, brown rice, millet, oats. Best is to eat your regular ghar ka khana (home made food).
- Did you know that 1 can of coke/pepsi has about 8 teaspoons of sugar? Avoid aerated drinks. Drink plenty of water so you don’t confuse hunger with thirst.
- Aim for adequate fiber intake (25-35 grams per day) by selecting whole grains, fruits, and vegetables at each meal.
- Your body needs carbs to make glucose, which is your body’s main energy source, so don’t skip it.
- Say yes to dairy products and lean protein. Lean protein includes chicken breasts, grilled/ baked fish. Vegetarians can opt for plant based protein sources like soya, nuts, beans, etc.
- Exercise, exercise, exercise. This is key to losing weight and being healthy.
I encourage you to make lifestyle choices and changes that are 100% fad-free. The golden rule is that you need to burn more calories than you consume. By reducing 500 to 1,000 calories per day, you can lose up to 1 kilo a week… even though not as dramatic as fad diets, but you will have more success in the long run.
GM diet, the cabbage soup diet, keto diet, Bollywood diet, Atkins diet… Have you tried any of these. Comment and share your experience.