While there are a plethora of fad diets that are all around the internet that promise rapid weight loss, most of them are not effective in the long run. The weight loss journey for people who want to shed pounds and lead a fit, healthy life is no wonder it becomes arduous and fraught with pitfalls.
Losing weight over a period of time and keeping it off requires dieting for life and not for a fixed number of days or months, says nutritionist Munmun Ganeriwal, who has famous clients like Taapsee Pannu and Rakulpreet Singh, and who will arrive soon. with a nutrition book called Yuktahaar: The Belly And Brain Diet in December of this year.
Speaking about her upcoming book in a teleconference with HT Digital, she says, even though it includes a ten week program for getting fit and healthy, it specifically says that this is the diet you need to follow your whole life. life and not for a fixed period. . The book also promises to have a mix of dietary advice, work from home exercise, recipes that will help readers get fitter over a period of time.
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For sustainable weight loss, Ganeriwal suggests that we follow three Rs: the right quality, the right quantity and the right time.
Good quality : This is something very basic and in itself can make a huge change in people if they start implementing it. Good quality is essentially not about thinking of food in terms of calories, but in terms of quality. The other day I put a post about sitaphal (custard apple) on my Instagram and people started asking about its calories and if they were gaining weight after eating this. This is what I wanted to explain to them that it is not necessary to consume sitaphal in the form of tetra-pack or in the form of another processed element like jelly. If you have it in its original form i.e. sitaphal fruit, you don’t have to worry about a thing. Quality matters, not calories.
Good timing: The second thing is the right timing which means you have to eat with the sun. Eating with the sun also means you have to get up early too. If not with the sun, wake up within 2-3 hours of sunrise. In any case, do not continue to sleep until 11 a.m. Also, you should not eat after sunset. Cut down on your activity and food intake after the sun goes down, which means you shouldn’t stay awake until 2 a.m.
Right quantity: The third factor is the right amount. Do not use apps to measure carbohydrates and calories and the portions you need to eat. Chew your food slowly and properly, and don’t multitask when eating. This will give you an idea of when to stop and make sure you don’t overeat.
Ganeriwal says these tips are very practical and one doesn’t even need the approval of a doctor, nutritionist, or dietitian to follow them.
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