Weight Loss Diets

Besides "healthy diet" several other factors contribute to the extent of weight loss an individual will be able to attain viz. Metabolic disorder (Syndrome X), liver function, hormonal imbalance, body toxicity and body type etc. 
Weight loss diets often involve lifestyle modifications i.e. meal time, quality of food rather than quantity, physical activity, and sleep. 
Moreover, it’s about developing right attitude towards food, self and thereby, inculcate good habits for lifetime. Nevertheless, these small tips will help to begin the process in a right manner.

  • Eat 5-6 small meals a day. Do not skip meals and starvations are strict no no.
  • Reduce sugar intake from soft drinks, sherbet, juices: limit intake or dilute it with water.
  • If you add sugar to foods such as tea, coffee or cereal add less each time, you may gradually eliminate it. Instead top off your meal occasionally with fresh fruits, which both satisfy your desire for sweets and provide valuable nutrients
  • You may find that exercising on regular basis (for less than an hour) actually helps to decrease your appetite. Other benefits from exercise include better ability to concentrate and sounder sleep.
  • To increase complex carbohydrates (starch and fibre) in your diets, choose more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, pulses and cereals.
  • As you add complex carbohydrates, decrease your intake of other foods such as meat and high fat dairy products. You will also benefit from a lower intake of saturated fats and cholesterol.
  • Fibre is an important element for weight loss as it provides bulk, a sense of fullness and prevents hunger pangs. In addition, it also balances out blood glucose and eases the elimination cycle.
  • Drink at least 2-2.5of fluids daily. Your system needs the fluid to aid in digestion and elimination of fibrous foods
  • Use only whole grain products such as 100% whole wheat bread , whole wheat flour, wheat bran, wild or brown rice, and whole grain cereals such as rice flakes, oats, ragi , jowar etc. use these in place of white bread, polished rice, refined flour , cakes, biscuits etc.