This women’s day lets talk about something that on top of mind for most women, though its importance for all of us, is no less, “Weight loss the healthy way“.
Many of us believe, cutting down on fat is the way to weight loss. Research, however, shows cutting down on carbs is the way to go.
Here are a few quick ways to cut down on carbohydrates and lose weight the healthy way.
Avoid Bread: Cutting down on bread especially the white bread ones, reduces intake of carbohydrates. Most bread is made of refined flours and even the enriched ones, multigrain, ragi ones have a fair share of carbohydrates. Replacing them with Multigrain millets such as Ragi, Rye, Amaranth, Barley, raw steel cut Oats, Multigrain rotis( Indian flatbread) is a wiser choice.
Avoid fruit Juices: Fruit juices even the ones labelled 100% fruit juice, have no fibre content and are often no better than sugary beverages. Though some juices are enriched with vitamins, the same can also be provided with seeds and nuts.
Replacing fruit juices with whole fruits is a much better option as whole fruits have a good fibre content and are also a good source of vitamins and minerals.
Freshly squeezed cucumber juice with mint, coriander is also a better choice over prepackaged fruit juices.
Eliminate Sodas and Energy Drinks: Sugary sodas, drinks are best avoided.
Lemon flavoured water, Lemon-ginger infused water, cucumber infused water are good healthier substitutes.
Protein, Protein, Protein: Loading up on protein, lean meats creates a feeling of fullness and ensures that you eat lesser calories through the day. having sufficient protein also ensures lesser muscle loss while exercising.
Adding protein to your daily breakfast instead of sugary cereals, rich in carbohydrates, is a good way to start the day.
Load up on the veggies: Loading up on veggies, adding them to breakfast, lunch and dinner is a good option as not only does eating veggies not only gives us much-needed nutrients but also creates a feeling of fullness and cuts carb cravings.
These easy diet modifications will help not only take inches off your midline but will also lead to a healthier U.
And of course, 30 minutes of exercise at least 5 days a week will add an extra punch.
If all else fails and your BMI still remains over 31, weight loss surgery or bariatric surgery ( Gastric sleeve, gastric bypass) may be good options to consider and may get your blood pressure, diabetes and other obesity-related health conditions under check.
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And lastly wishing firmer boobs, no love handles, flat belly’s, groovy curves to all the beauties and cuties. Happy Women’s day!