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10 WAYS TO LOSE WEIGHT

15 February 2021

1. Start Your Day With A Workout

Set up your alarm 20 minutes early and schedule your workout first thing in the morning. Studies suggest that people who exercise in the morning are relatively slimmer and healthier than the ones who exercise later in the day. Carry the feel good hormones and energy throughout the day by doing your exercise in the morning.

2. Skip the scale 

Don't weigh yourself daily, sometimes it just unnecessarily panics you and can be demotivating. Also, the scale can be deceiving as it ignores the fact that you might be adding muscle weight. Weigh yourself once a week and ideally in the morning.

3. Carry Your Own Snacks

When I consult clients I have realized that their main meals are well managed, however, snack is an area where most of them end up going for unnecessary foods and jeopardize their weight loss. It's a great idea to pack your own snack at work or on the go. Make small packs of nuts and seeds, fruits, plain yogurt, chaach, sprouts, dark chocolate, chilla, cubes of paneer or cheese.

4. Eat An Apple

This one is my favorite, and I tell most of my clients "eat an apple or visualise it. If you are not hungry enough to eat one full apple, you are not hungry, just bored!". Engage in fun activities or hobbies like singing, reading or whatever you fancy. Thinking about food all the time can be extremely taxing for your weight loss efforts.

5. Try To Eat Meals At Home

For the next 10 days try to eat maximum meals at home. This gives you complete control over ingredients like sugar, fat, oil and salt that goes into your food. You will be surprised how fast you will lose all that extra flab by just doing this.

6. Become a Water Baby

Go for a swim and up your fluid intake, drink loads of water and green vegetable juices. Every season offers us an abundance of water-rich fruits; in summers you have fruits like melons, in the winter months go for amla-water or warm nimbu-paani. Go for the incredible summer fruits and vegetables that are 96% water. In fact a study showed how 14 men and women increased their metabolic rate by 30% by just increasing their water intake on a daily basis.

7. Eat Slowly

We all know this, but now put it in practice. You will be surprised how your portions will reduce and your food will be absorbed better. Eat in a state of complete relaxation for optimum absorption and digestion.

8. Eat Protein

Increase your protein intake as it helps burn fat, and build muscle. Eat cheese, eggs, sprouts, lentils chicken, fish or meat. Also, protein keeps you full as your body takes time to digest protein, hence you are satiated.

9. Don't Stock Unhealthy Food at Home

It is impossible to resist temptation if it is sitting on your kitchen shelf. Don't get evil foods, don't eat evil food. No one in your family needs processed, unhealthy, packaged food. The only way to work around it is to not buy them.

10. Think About Your Ideal Weight

Imagine yourself at your dream weight. Visualize wearing an outfit you have dreamt of, and see yourself slim. Everything in existence has begun with the right thought. Positively reinforce and tell yourself "I will achieve xyz weight in 10 days, don't doubt your thought. Give it the right energy, and see yourself happy and leaner not just in thought but in reality.

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INTERMITTENT FASTING

23 November 2022

There are several different ways of doing intermittent fasting — all of which involve splitting the day or week into eating and fasting periods. During the fasting periods, you eat either very little or nothing at all.

 

These are the most popular methods:

  1. The 16/8 method: Also called the Leangains protocol, it involves skipping breakfast and restricting your daily eating period to 8 hours, such as 1–9 p.m. Then you fast for 16 hours in between.

  2. Eat-Stop-Eat: This involves fasting for 24 hours, once or twice a week, for example by not eating from dinner one day until dinner the next day.

  3. The 5:2 diet: With this methods, you consume only 500–600 calories on two non-consecutive days of the week, but eat normally the other 5 days.

By reducing your calorie intake, all of these methods should cause weight loss as long as you don’t compensate by eating much more during the eating periods. Many people find the 16/8 method to be the simplest, most sustainable and easiest to stick to. It’s also the most popular.