10 Things to Lose Weight

Are you finding it difficult to get into those jeans that you recently bought? Did that scale creep a few kgs? Did you get a wakeup call after visiting your doctor? Well, it’s high time to check that weight. At some point of time, we all have been on the excess side of weight. Our body has sent out those signals. We have heard and been told that obesity and overweight are risk factors for many chronic diseases.

Moreover, the lockdown due to COVID-19 has posed a serious challenge. It has put us all at a high risk of gaining weight.  

Are you now ready for a journey from fat to fit? Here we go. A point to remember: Just be faithful to yourself and have confidence.

Losing weight is not at all a herculean task. Anyone can do it. There are a variety of techniques to lose weight. But a combo of diet, exercise and a minor change in lifestyles will promise faster weight loss.

And if you are above 40 and overweight, then you MUST shed those extra pounds, as your metabolism rate goes downhill. But don’t worry, it’s easy to lose weight. You just need to be mentally awake and step into a state of readiness to change

Here are a few things you must do to outsmart your metabolism and to get rid of that excess weight:

Mindful Eating

As the rule goes-Eat only when you are hungry, not because it’s time to eat. Eat small portion of food. Eat fewer calories, more frequently. Avoid piling up your plate with junk food and sitting on the couch, watching TV, for you have no count on the calories you consume. Remember  snacking while watching TV is a big NO,

Cut on Those Simple Carbs

One of the best and most effective ways to lose weight is to reduce your carb intake, especially food that contains simple carbohydrates. Choose food with complex carbs. That means stay off white flour, sugar and food that contains simple carbs. When you do that, your hunger pangs reduces and you feel full. When your body has no carbs from food, it will burn off the stored fat and you will lose weight.

Have A Diet High on Fat and Protein

Healthy fat can help you burn calories faster. Include a lot of nuts and seeds in your diet. In our Indian diet, ghee holds a special place. It provides the body with healthy fats, which help in breaking down the hardcore calories. According to one source rom US National Institute of health, a higher protein intake along with a lower-carb diet can help you burn body fat faster than other diet plans. Include protein-rich food like legumes, pulses and dairy products.  High protein diets can reduce cravings and stop you from mindless eating.

Make Your Plate Colourful With Vegetables

Vegetables provide your body with a lot of essential vitamins and minerals. Being very low on calories and very high in a variety of nutrients, it is very beneficial in weight loss. They are rich in fibre and loaded with water. Plunge on those vegetables low on carbs. It will ward off hunger.

Cut Out On Processed Foods

These foods prevent you from losing weight. They are loaded with high calories, preservatives and artificial additives.

Drink A Lot Of Water

Now, this can’t get easier. Water is an elixir of life. If you want to lose weight quickly, water is your saviour. As adequate hydration is key to weight loss.

Intermittent Fasting

This type of fasting can increase weight loss by increasing your metabolism.

Drink Lemon Water

A lemon a day keeps fat away. Drinking lemon juice in warm water is highly recommended for weight loss.

Exercise

Walking, jogging and running are some forms of exercise that boost weight loss. They help you burn the belly fat.

Yoga and Meditation

They are both popular and time tested techniques for not only weight loss but also mental well-being.

If you are hell-bent to go on a journey from Fat to Fit, pack some willpower, confidence and patience and you will soon reach your destination. Let’s Make Bharat a Fitter Nation…Lets Join Hands for Mission Fit Bharat!!!

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