Manage Your Body weight ?
Managing your weight means small changes – be it eating habits or staying active!
Here’s something more that you can do to manage your weight!
CHANGE EATING HABITS
Include more fibre in your diet. Fibre helps you to stay fuller for longer. It also moves fat through your digestive system quicker so less of it is absorbed. Filling yourself up with fibre also gives you more energy to exercise.
WATCH THE CLOCK!
Avoid irregular eating schedules. Try to understand whether you are eating out of habit or hunger. Timely eating ensures that your metabolism is in control thus preventing unnecessary fat deposition leading to an ideal body weight!
Stay away from aerated drinks or fruit juices that are loaded with artificial sweeteners and calories that are not good for health. Did you know that a cup of tea with 2 tsp of sugar 5 times a day exhausts your daily sugar intake limit?
NOT ALL FATS ARE BAD
Differentiate between good and bad fats! While saturated and trans fat may not be so good -Good fats can be found in foods with Omega 3 & Omega 6 like flaxseed, soy nuts, almonds, cashews, etc.
Power to Exercie:
You could choose a complex physical activity like going to the gym, or something as Simple as walking everyday can help you burn 300 calories. Ensure that you make a habit out of it.
YOUR FAVOURITE ACTIVITIES, MAYBE?
It is important to like what you do, even in case of exercising. Do you like to cycle in the fresh air? Take a swim? What about yoga? So, aren’t you feeling charged up to pick up a new activity?
DANCE LIKE NO ONE’S WATCHING
If you are fond of shaking a leg, you are in luck! Dancing burns close to 372 calories per hour5 which has a beneficial effect on heart health as well. So crank up the volume and break into a jig and dance!
Set goals and reward yourself every time you reach your target. This will motivate you to keep going with your weight management regime.
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- Ghafoorunissa , diet and heart disease NIN, Hyderabad.
- National Institute of Nutrition.