“Dieting is the only game where you win when you lose” – Karl Lagerfeld.
“Your current body is the only body that can take you to your new body—so be kind to it.” – Elaine Moran.
Food is the first love of man. Different cuisines, spices, sweets, flavors are like treat to our eyes and heaven to our taste buds. So, when somebody tells you “dieting” …I know exact how you feel! Dieting gives you a feeling of mourning. It makes you feel like one of those patients who are constantly under some medical prescription.
Well! My lovely readers the good news is Dieting can be interesting, delicious and fun. What if somebody tells you that a diet plan that includes carbs, cheese, and spices in sufficient quantity can help you lose weight? Yes! Yes! People this can actually happen! What’s that! You are asking? ….. How? Ok! Read on fellas…
Go Vegetarian – A recent study conducted at South Carolina shows that people who were on vegetarian diet lost weight quickly than the non vegetarian ones. Vegetarian’s lose7.4 kg than the non vegetarians who managed to lose 3kg on an average.
The semi vegetarians who occasionally eat fish and meat lose upto 6kg. Vegetarian diet is high in fiber and Low in Glycaemic Index (GI) this helps in weight loss. It keeps you full, gives you the required energy and keeps your curve in shape.
You can eat as much as you want without being hungry. Another feather on the cap for vegetarian people is that vegan diet has some kind of bacteria (microbe) that protect you from obesity and diabetes. So vegan diet actually helps in weight management.
The low carbohydrate effect – Some may argue that carbohydrates diet does not help you lose weight since it increases a risk of various heart diseases and diabetes. Now! All you smart people! Not all carbs are the same and it’s the quality of carbs that counts. Infact studies have shown that people who eat more carbohydrates have better insulin sensitivity, reduced risk of diabetes, heart diseases and are less likely to be overweight.
Right types of Oil – If you are on a diet make sure that you are a bit stingy with the usage of oil. Groundnut, Olive and Canola oils are low in bad saturated fats, they are good for all types of dishes, reduce the risk of heart disease and breast cancer. 3 -4 Tbsp oil should be maximum you use for any food item.
Food Habits do matter – Good habits like drinking plenty of water soups and juices, eating plenty of veggies (green vegetables), dal, salad, fruits always help. Make it a habit to eat every two to four hours in small proportions. Avoid binge eating (eating a lot at once) or long gaps between two meals. Chew your food don’t gulp everything. Indulge in cheese, butter or fried stuff once in a month not every day. People who eat non vegetarian food can pamper themselves with their favorite delicacies once in every two weeks.
Know the right method – Exercise and dieting goes hand in hand. Dieting done in right way can do wonders to body. Never fall into the trap of Crash dieting, starving or 20 -25 days techniques for flat stomach. Such type of rigorous, wrong and unhealthy method of dieting may lead to prolonged hunger, Fatigue, irritability, fainting, dehydration or constipation.
Benefits of Dieting – Various types of diet are low fat diet, low carbohydrate diet, low calorie diet and very low calorie diet. Dieting significantly reduces ability of extra intake of food, Builds up patience and consistency in personality, Keeps you fresh till it is not excessive.
Make your food more interesting -The best way to diet is to be consistent in what you are eating. Make your food interesting and tasty by adding different healthy flavors to eat. For instance try wheat bread sandwich or fruit salad with ice cream, pasta with lots of veggies but cooked in low saturated fat oil, decorate your food with healthy toppings. Read good chef books that teach you how to do that.
Dieting helps when you do it in the right way …..So Eat Pray and Love! That is the way of life! Cheers!