Power Diet for a Leaner You!

By on May 13, 2013
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One-quarter of what you eat keeps you alive. The other three-quarters keep your doctor alive!

Most of us suffer from “busy life” incessantly and eating, like many other routines, has become sporadic and done on the fly. We do not have time even for a walk, let alone physical exercise. The number of over-weight people is increasing and most of them find it difficult to reduce their weight; they are becoming increasingly prone to blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. The culprit: Obesity.

So, it has become important to come up with a healthy nutritious diet which is filling and at the same time helps to take that extra weight off.

Let us suggest some of the diet options we can follow for a balanced diet with controlled portions of food to lose those extra tires you have and keep you fit and trim.

Early Morning

After 10 minutes into waking up, have a glass of lemon juice and honey in lukewarm water; this helps your body to get rid of harmful acids produced by the body. This is an alkaline food and is highly effective in the treatment of obesity without the loss of energy and appetite.

Breakfast

Choose any one or two from the following options.

  • Egg white omelet (2) + 2 slices of brown bread.
  • Milk (skimmed milk) + cornflakes/oats/wheat bran.
  • Fruit salad/sprouts.
  • Vegetable poha/upma.
  • Skimmed milk cottage cheese + brown bread

Pre Lunch

Take black coffee before the afternoon meal which helps in boosting metabolism.

Lunch

Choose any one from the following options.

  • Boiled/roasted chicken/soya bean (200 grams) + brown rice (1/2 plate)/chapatti (1).
  • Boiled dal + salad + brown rice (1/2 plate)/chapatti (1-2).
  • Vegetable dalia.

You may include probiotic curds (100 grams) with any lunch option. Curds are renowned for helping with digestion.

Evening

Choose any one from the following options.

  • Take some citrus fruits to satisfy the hunger pangs in the evening.
  • Green tea with two Marie-Lite biscuits.
  • Boiled channa.

Dinner

Choose any one or two from the following options

  • Boiled soy bean, Nutrela/soup + salad.
  • Boiled egg white (3) + vegetable clear soup.
  • Chicken or Tuna salad.
  • Boiled dal.
  • Vegetable dalia.

Pre Bed–time

150 -200 ml of skimmed milk. You might replace the milk with water also.

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Points to Ponder

  • Avoid heavy dinner; maintain at least 3 to 4 hours of gap between meal and sleep.
  • Replace cold drinks with coconut water, vegetable soup or butter milk.
  • Drink at least 2 to 3 liters of water daily.
  • Fiber is excellent for weight loss, so consume more of raw vegetables and fruits.
  • All carbs are not bad; avoid simple carbs like sugar, sweet and processed food.
  • Never skip meals.
  • Avoid bakery products.
  • Chicken salami is a better option than chicken tikka.
  • Avoid taking water along with the meal.

To be easy on yourself you may treat your taste buds with a meal of your choice for just once in a week. For the rest of the days, try and follow the above-mentioned diet plan. Remember, it’s only once a week. Along with this diet plan, trying to work out at least thrice a week will boost your weight reduction efforts.

In an effort to reward yourself, you may set aside a small amount of money for each kilo lost. You may use that money to buy new clothes as the old ones get big. Results of this power dieting may vary from person to person and don’t try to bully your body. Nothing great is achieved overnight. Be patient, follow the plan, and never let yourself down.

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