Worldwide, most people, especially women believe that eating and losing weight are poles apart. If you eat, you can’t lose weight and if you want to lose weight, you need to stop eating food! What a myth! We all feel a need to be in shape but it doesn’t mean being size zero. It means to fall in the normal range of BMI and to be healthy and active.
Our body is comprised of a lot of organs and tissues. Throughout our life, our tissues and cells keep breaking and forming again in the process of development and growth. The energy required to function properly comes from the food we eat. Proteins, fats, and carbohydrates being the macronutrients are essential for the body and they come from a variety of food. Cutting out on these or other essential nutrients result in the depletion of macronutrient and micronutrient stores. Bones and muscles start to weaken. This becomes a major cause of illness in older age.
If we add the word ‘healthy’ to eating, it can change the whole concept. Eating healthy has a powerful impact on the life we live. So basically, healthy eating and weight loss are the two goals that can be easily achieved together. Let’s see how.
Fruits and Vegetables:
Fruits contain nutrients, fiber, minerals, and antioxidants that help in fighting the illness. Vegetables provide fiber, potassium, folic acid, vitamin A and vitamin C. Fiber helps in weight loss by not letting the fat to store in the body. They help to fulfill the required nutrients by the body. Zero cholesterol in fruits and vegetables minimize the risk of heart disease and aid in weight loss.
Detox water cleans out the harmful toxins and boosts the immune system. Fast metabolism and weight loss are the positive results.
Eat everything but half of the portion you used to eat and chewing food properly helps in weight loss and better digestion.
It’s 80% of the diet and 20% of the exercise to live a healthy life. 45 minutes walk each day along with the exercise of your own choice helps in losing weight and good metabolism. The key is consistency.
Knowing all the facts mentioned above still we have to consider every individual’s situation and needs. Not every person’s body has the same story. one might have a hormonal imbalance, one might have inherited obesity, or one might be physically active yet unable to lose weight. We at this point, make customized diet and exercise plans keeping in view the condition of the body and its history.
Remember that the need of every ‘body’ is different. You have control only over your own body and mind so get the right plan rather than follow the heard stories. Why not thrive every day to become a better version of yourself? So just pull up your socks, be consistent and keep going!