There are various diets available for people around the world on the internet. But, how many of these diets can one follow, when 20% of the ingredients are not even available at a kiosk nearby?
The solution is here. In my healthy diet for the Indian woman, I will focus solely on foods that are made in India, in a regular household for Indians.
You plate is broken down into carbs, fruits, vegetables, proteins and fats. The trick is that, in order to lose weight, you must make sure that your plate always has all of these food groups present on it. So, if you are going to have chicken tikka. Then 3 pieces of chicken tikka must be eaten with half a plate of fruits and vegetables, along with a form of bread.
All forms of aerated drinks are a strict no-no. If you are tempted stick to a diet variety, Prefer lemonade with salt or a simple glass of water with your meal.
A single burger from Mc Donald’s will have enough calories to finish up your daily calorie limit. So, if you are going to have a pizza or a burger, you won’t be able to eat anything else all day.
Limit your calories to 1800 calories a day, with exercise or 1600 calories, without exercise if you are overweight. This is your daily intake of calories. Download a health app on your phone, which is India specific, to help you track your calories.
You must have 6 meals in a day. The meal can be an orange or a few nuts as well. Anything to give you a little energy through the day. Do not fast and then feast. Balance your meals so each meal is around 300 calories. If you are working, carry biscuits and yogurt with you for a quick meal.
If you are eating at home, know that one chappati is generally around 50 calories; a small katori of rice is also the same. So, if you are having one roti with a small katori of rice that is perfectly fine.
Salads are good for you. Make different types of salads at home using olive oil, lemon and pepper as dressing. Make it a meal and finish it off with some form of clear soup or dal.
Have an early dinner
This is very important; your food should be settled in your system when you decide to call it a night. If you are planning to sleep by 12, you should be done with your dinner by 9pm.
Let the weekend with your family be your cheat day. Your calorie count is the best of 3 days so, if you are eating heavy on one day, catch up on your calories by going on a liquid diet the next day. If you are drinking stay away from beer and prefer wine instead. Also, start reading labels so you know what you are eating.
I hope these tips help you lose weight. You need to aim for 1 kg a week to get into your weight zone and once you have dropped 5-9 kg’s you can start supplementing this diet with exercise and achieve your target in just 6 months, without hurting your body. For those of you, who don’t need drastic weight loss, follow these simple tips to simply maintain your weight.
Vineeta Sinha, the owner and president of Vineeta Constructions Co. is a writer and blogger at heart. An economics graduate, the talented writer has been in the writing industry for years. When asked about how she manages the two very different professions, she says, “Construction business is what me and my husband who is a civil engineer dreamt of together and I am glad we succeeded but writing is something I have been doing years before I stepped into the construction world. I was very young when I realized that there was a hidden passion for writing in me and I unveiled it through my school magazine for the very first time and there has been no looking back since then. Though construction contributes more in running my world, writing is something that completes me.”