Remaining healthy and slim all throughout your life is a tough job indeed! Cutting off your fats in a healthy way is the biggest worry to get you back in shape. Here are the eight blunders that you might be making while trying to lose those excess fats.
- Skipping Breakfast
When we have no time to have a healthy breakfast before an early morning important meeting, we chow down a glass of orange juice and march out of the house. Having such a little for a breakfast, we tend to get hungry later and overeat before lunch. A healthy meal either of a whole-grain cereal or an egg and whole wheat toast keeps you full until lunch because such meals having had earlier in the day increases dopamine levels thereby reducing cravings through the day.
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- Half-Baked is Dangerous
Nutritionists say that people these days do their own research and pick what they like and make dietary changes which may not suit their regime. Most important part, the carbohydrates vanishes from the diet which is required for instant energy which cannot be replenished from proteins and fats. They skip dinner and stay up till midnight which leads to two things: they either guzzle on ice creams and snacks in the middle of the night of wake up with hypoglycemia or low blood sugar.
- Eating too much fruit
Before getting yourself lost in gulping crunchy apples, ripe peaches and berries, note that fruits are rich in sugar known as fructose and should be consumed moderately. While fruit is a healthy alternative to cakes or sweets, ensure that you eat not more than two portions a day as it may lead to high blood sugar and weight gain. The best time to eat fruits is the first half of the day keeping the fat loss in mind.
- The Hungry Heart
Missing meals may help you reduce calories for that particular hour but could be dangerous for the long run. Skipping a meal will make you hungrier ending you up to overeat at the next meal. It will harm your metabolism by raising your blood sugar. This irregular supply of nutrients will make you feel tired and miserable. Fasting can help you lose fats faster, but you may end up gaining the double. Maintain a balanced diet that consists of lean protein, unprocessed carbohydrates and good fats and a regular workout will help you lose weight in a good way.
- Jumping on the Scale
Once we start following a diet plan, we obsessively check the scale and get disappointed by the consistent number. Keeping a track on the weighing scale doesn’t give an accurate picture as a person’s weight is affected by many factors including food, body composition and hydration levels. Nutritionists often suggest not to keep track of the weighing scale but instead depend on upon yourself and note what you feel. If you feel good, then you are great going. If not, you need to examine what is being left behind.
- Saying No to Ghee
Have you ever noticed why the number of young adults with heart attacks, diabetes, hypertension, back and joint problems been surging? One of the main reasons is avoiding ghee. A traditional wonder and ayurvedic medicine, ghee has many impressive benefits. It burns fat efficiently, reduces inflammation in the joints, balances cholesterol levels, protects the gastrointestinal system, keeps the brain alert, improves eye health and maintains the texture of hair, skin and nails.
- Making carbs your enemy
Choosing a low-carb diet over a traditional well-balanced one has become a popular trend. Everyone from teens to corporate biggies is ditching white rice or chapatti to dig into a bowl of salad or opt for a simple dal and steamed fish lunch which is not the right thing to do. Carbs comprise 60 to 65 percent of our total calorie intake. Eliminating them completely leaves a void in our stomach and makes us feel angry and irritable.
- The Western Influence
That protein bat that you munched on your way to work is convenient, but it’s processed and won’t satisfy your hunger. We need to value the food items available locally rather than those which are unavailable and too expensive. According to a Nutritionist, the best way to eat healthy is to include more rice, ghee and seasonal fruits in our diet, along with 150 minutes of exercise per week. Go back to your roots and recollect what food you ate at your grandmother’s house -it could be the basic curd-rice, dal-chawal or roasted brown chana with some jaggery. Stop looking for Western alternatives like replacing coconut oil with olive oil and Italian herbs for Indian spices. Inherit the Indian culture in all its glory. You’ll be surprised with the wealth in your backyard.