Are you tired of searching for the best diet plan? Plus, the fees of dietitians make it a bit expensive. Everyone is in search of some magical diet plan that burns their fat instantly and gets fast results. Well, diet plans aren’t magical but you can make them so. A proper workout combined with the best diet plan can give you quick results.
Before, we could just hop on the diet plan let’s see some tips that you could follow for quick results.
These are some tips for weight loss that you should follow along with your diet plan.
1. Never skip your breakfast
You must have heard this or read it somewhere
“Eat your breakfast like a king, eat your lunch like a prince and have your dinner like a beggar”
That is true. You should have heavy breakfasts, mild lunch, and low dinner. Skip, your dinner if you want to but never skip your breakfast.
2. Regular exercise is a must
“No pain, no gain”. If you skip workouts, forget about getting fit. Regular exercise is as important as having healthy food.
3. Drink plenty of water
Drinking plenty of water could help you lose weight. It keeps you hydrated and flushes out toxins from your body.
4. Don’t cut down your food
Never try to cut down any food immediately, as doing so would create more cravings for it. Gradually cut down the high calorie/fat foods.
5. Plan your diet
Sudden cravings for eating are not advisable and healthy for your body. It is said that planning bridges the gap from where you are and where you want to go. It is wise to eat something (healthy) every 2 hours. Pick a high fiber protein bar or salad or oats cookies or anything healthy, but eat every 2 hours as it keeps you full and cut your cravings to eat something unhealthy.
6. Gradually, cut down on alcohol
If you’re someone, who likes to party on even a small matter. Then relax; it is not possible to cut it down abruptly. Gradually and eventually slow down the dose of alcohol.
7. Say no to sugars and starches
A sugary food not only increases your fat but also increases the risk for diabetes and heart disease. So, slowly cut down the sugars and starches (carbs).
8. Never eat after eight
We must always have heard this from our parents, never eat after eight as it brings weight gain. But, this may not actually be true. The thing is most people increase their calorie intake requirement at night, so it’s better to set a time to stop eating after a certain time might help you to consume fewer calories.
Here we are mentioning some food that would help you to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
EARLY MORNING (6.30-8.30 AM)
Start your day by drinking a glass of lemon water and honey or if you have time, start your day with decoct water (kaadha). You can make it by boiling some water then add a bit of ginger, tulsi leaves, 2 cloves and then half-teaspoon green tea in it. Then, in a cup sprinkle a pinch of black pepper and black salt and finally pour few drops of lemon and half teaspoon honey.
Then, spend at least half an hour exercising. After exercise, grab some dry fruits like almond, raisins, dry fig etc. And then eat some fruits. Try to have an apple daily, as an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Try to eat fresh fruits and avoid eating fruits that are already sliced for more than 20 minutes.
Eating at small intervals is good for your health. Weight loss is not possible by keeping yourself hungry. For, brunch you can have besan ka cheela, bread omelets, oats porridge, vegetable rolls. South Indian dishes are also super healthy. Some of the dishes which you could try are – Rawa idli, Rawa dosa, Vegetable upma. Apart from south Indian dishes, poha’s and dhokla’s are also healthy.
Lunch should not be very heavy. Try to eat lunch that is neither too heavy nor too light. Eat lunch which is low in calorie and low in fat. Indians, usually prefer- Roti, dal, chawal and sabzi, and almost every north Indian grew up eating this platter. The dal consist of a variety of proteins, it is also beneficial for weight loss and heart disease. The different kinds of dal also maintain your blood sugar. Roti has almost no fats unless you brush it with ghee or butter. Roti is a storehouse of vitamins, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium etc. When choosing your “sabzi”, choose low-calorie sabzis like spinach, paneer, cabbage, ladyfinger etc.
Everyone prefers snacks that are fried and oily. But, cut down on these snacks. You can have green tea or coffee along with bean sprouts, or oats cookies or anything light that is not fried and oily. You could also grab a couple of fruits.
Grab a glass of water, 15 minutes before dinner. This time is the ideal time for having dinner. Eat something light and full of nutrition for dinner. Have simple rotis for dinner or make bajre ki roti along with some boiled vegetables. Or, you could go for oats chilla, egg bhurji or paneer bhurji, spicy chickpeas, moong daal.
POST DINNER (10.30-11.00)
If you’re awake and feel hungry, grab some seasonal fruits, which are available. Few slices of apple or oranges or papaya are okay at this time. Eating something heavy and high-calorie food at this time could harm your body.
The biggest benefit of this kind of diet plan is that you can customize it by yourself. You can make a diet chart of yourself and can have a variety of food daily. Following this diet plan would surely bring you a healthy lifestyle. A portion of healthy food does not only brings you weight loss but it helps to maintain a healthy heart, boosts your stamina, never lets your hemoglobin come down.
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