Healthy diet plan

Maintaining a healthy weight is essential for a healthy soul and mind. The simplest and most convenient way to know if you fall into the healthy weight category is BMI or Body Mass Index. By this method, you can know within minutes if you are healthy weighed, obese or overweight. If you fall into the latter ones, this calls for a weight loss.

Here is what you should include and exclude from your diet to get that well-balanced body weight.

  • Do away with sugar and starch:

Intake of fewer carbs and sugar lowers the hunger level, resulting you consume lesser amount of calories. So your body starts to use up the stored fat to meet your energy needs. Cutting back starch also does away with unnecessary water weight.

  • Include protein, fat, and vegetables:

Every time you take a full platter meal, try including some protein, fat and vegetable sources such as meat, eggs, beef, chicken, olive oil, coconut oil, butter, tomatoes, spinach, etc. Do not try and exclude fat from your diet plan as it will ruin the diet structure.

  • Cheat day:

Do not afraid to take a day off and fulfill your food pleasure by eating food rich in carbs as they help in secreting fat burning hormones such as lepton and thyroid.

  • Count your calories:

Do keep a record of how many calories you intake in a day and make sure to burn them the next day itself. Physical exercise is the key to a healthy weight and helps burn extra calories.

  • Breakfast:

The first meal of the day should be rich in protein so as to reduce hunger pangs for the entire day.

  • Avoid aerated drinks and fruit juices:

Keep drinks rich in sugar and fruit juices at bay to maintain the correct body weight as they constitute majorly in your way to obesity.

  • Water intake:

The time and amount of water intake is another thing that we often overlook. Drinking water during your meal may result in significant weight gain.

  • Eat your food slowly:

Many times we often end up finishing our meals in five to ten minutes. This means that we have not chewed the food properly in a hurry. Eating slowly induces weight releasing hormones and improves digestion.

  • Do not skip meals:

It is a common notion that skipping meals will help in reducing weight, but when you skip a meal you tend to eat more in the next meal. This leads to overeating, and your body fails to digest the extra food. This also leads to indigestion. So, we must not skip meals and have fewer quantities of food, but on a regular interval.

  • Homemade food:

Avoid eating packed food with unrealistic labels such as “low calorie” or “low sugar.” Instead, cook at home according to your wish and cravings.

  • Balance:

Do not exclude a specific component of the diet completely. Maintain a balance between carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamins and minerals.

In a nutshell, it can be concluded that you do not need to try some fancy methods to reduce your weight, just slight changes and control on your chocolate cravings will do the work.