Before you plan an overhaul of your diet and exercise routine, it’s important to fix the basics in order to lose weight, once and for all. We, at Breath & Beats, caught up with Dietician and Nutritionist Aarohi Tyagi who has three weight loss tips that will not only improve your chances of success, but help in long-term weight management too. Interestingly, these are also the three most common things people get wrong when embarking upon a weight loss journey.
1) Eat 6-7 Small Meals
This is the most important among all weight loss tips. It’s common among Indians to focus on eating three large family-style meals where you fill your plate up to the brim. But, this is more food than you need in one sitting. Consider your body an engine that needs to be fuelled at regular intervals to keep going.
By breaking down your day into 6-7 small meals rather than 3 large meals, you’re improving the efficiency of the fuel your body needs. This helps it run throughout the day in a sustainable manner; no sugar crashes, no bloating, no overeating, no regrets!
2) Eat To Lose Weight
Starving is the worst thing you can do to your body when you’re trying to lose weight. It impairs with your body’s ability to regulate insulin effectively. You should be aware that when you starve, your blood sugar drops. So when you eat the next meal, your body holds on to the glucose and sugars released into your blood stream leading to an artificial inflation in sugar levels which get stored as fat.
Instead, rely on smart snacks or mini meals that are packed with nutrition. A glass of lassi rich in probiotics, a lemonade to reduce acidity, or even a handful of nuts for their good fats can all work wonders for your weight management.
3) Ask Yourself, Are Your Hungry or Are You Thirsty?
The tricky but an effective one among all weight loss tips. Did you know, our brain isn’t able to differentiate between hunger and thirst? This is why, most often the need to refuel is a false alarm. Whenever you’re hungry, have a glass of water first, wait for 15 minutes, and see if the feeling subsides. In fact, having a minimum of 2 litres of water per day will ensure you don’t overeat. And, this minimum quantity of water also helps in keeping your skin healthy, improving your digestion and regulating your acidity levels.
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