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How To Lose Weight The Healthy Way
Okay, so this is my first post related to my field, Diet and Nutrition, and I am elated!
Earlier when I used to consult people for weight loss, it was a professional approach for me just like any other consultant. Post-Pregnancy, when I am going through the constant thought process in my mind, “lose weight,” I realized that I can try a combination of all of those advices, tips and tricks that I used to give people to reduce weight.
I feel healthy eating is more important than dieting. Of course, many of you would support me on that right?
So, let us start with Healthy Eating Tips and Tricks and once you are wired for healthy eating, you yourselves will decide how to diet in a Healthy way.
Without taking much time, let us start:
1) Get up early.
Most of you would be wondering as to how getting up early is related to Diet and Nutrition, but my idea is if you get up early, you have ample time to organise the whole day with peace in your own manner rather than rushing up things. Plus your bowel movements are more regular if you are in a habit of getting up early. Again, a plus point because no constipation is a sign of healthy body. I get up early and do certain things to cleanse my system and if that routine is done perfectly, I feel my body gets geared up very well for the entire day!
2) Have a Heavy Breakfast.
Okay, I know you’ve heard it umpteen times, but YES, you should have a heavy breakfast. The filling in the breakfast is (i.e., loaded with fibres, oats are good for that!) , the more energetic you shall be in the most important working hours, i.e., the morning hours of the day, isn’t that we all wish for!
I’ve heard many of my clients say that they feel very bloated if they have breakfast (forget heavy breakfast, just breakfast) in the morning. Please get out of this misconception, as it is easy to burn early morning calories than late-night calories. (In case if you want to get into the chemical part of it, you can mail me.)
Plus even if you feel a little full, be happy with the fact that you will NOT feel hungry just by the time you start your work in the office. You can relax and do your work for at least 4-5 hours without feeling hunger cramps, I am sure that would add to your productivity.
3) Drink lots and lots of water – HOT and not cold water.
Hot water stimulates the secretion of digestive juices and thereby helps make digestion efficient. Hot water also helps clean mucous accumulations and particles of undigested food, thus enables body to function satisfactorily. For further details click here.
Other benefits are blood purification, removal of toxins in body and deposits in nervous system, improves blood circulation, boosts up immunity, kills pathogens, cleanses the body, and cures constipation. For further details click here.
Two Simple tips:
a) Keep a bottle handy – I keep a thermos flask handy and that helps me fulfill my water requirement even if I become a bit lazy to go and get warm water from the kitchen.
b) Drink at least 1 glass of HOT water before meals.
4) Take a break while eating, rather than eating at one go.
Most of us finish our meal in almost 10-15 minutes. It takes at least 20 minutes after eating to tell your brain that IT IS FULL. So the mantra is take breaks. If taking a break is not possible, take another bite only when your mouth is empty.
5) Concentrate on your food when you eat.
Many of us are in a habit of watching TV or talking on phone, reading, listening to some music or constantly chatting with people (friends or family). Doing miscellaneous things along with doing the most important thing for your body i.e., eating is injustice to your own self. Moreover, it diverts your attention and thereby you tend to either eat more or eat less, both of which are not good for you. Meal times should be specifically be meal times.
Eat your food with full joy, happiness and concentration. It would yield you more benefits!
We shall meet again with another post “5 ways to improve your Diet routine.”
Hasta Pronto (See you soon).
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