Struggling with weight loss and balanced diet?

Losing sounds easy, but takes almost the breath when comes to the action! This is what I’m struggling with today. I’ve been chubby since the beginning and enjoy food a lot, but it started showing on my body nowadays. Every day I start from, “Yes, I’ll start it from tomorrow.” and many tomorrows passed away till now. Talk about yesterday, I was roaming the streets for an evening walk and then just a random woman hoped, “Oh Hi!! Please let me know if you want assistance in losing weight.”

I’ve researched a lot on this whether it is stress eating, or it is mindful eating, late-night eating, distracted eating, small or large portions, etc. Even though many sorts of diets like 16:8 dating, satvic diet, liquid diet, fruit diet, low-carb diet, and raw diet. But the more I studied, I found that the count number of times we will eat, we’ll hit out insulin. Insulin which will help to burn our fat if not consumed more. For this we should lower the portions and count of our diet to minimize the triggering of insulin and second, we should stop consuming sugar. Sugar is considered as half glucose and half fructose. Glucose will provide you the energy, but the fructose is not good for insulin as increases the volume of insulin in our body.

So, I’ve figured some facts about my body like, I cannot digest direct spicy or heavy meal contains carbs or fats on empty stomach. I have to start my day with warm water, followed by the fruit bowl around 12 pm. Also, I cannot have a full meal during my lunch because afterwards I feel bloated and loaded as I have a full-desked 9-6 job. When I reach home, I’m hungry bear, and then regrets after eating.

After all this failure, I decided to regulate my regime as I need to be rigid and strict because it’ll directly gonna affect my future if I kept remaining sitting. Being Indian, I decided to keep my diet and regime simple as we usually don’t have to bring groceries every day and can afford a dietician. So, this will be routine from tomorrow as follows:

First thing to start your system in the morning, Warm water to start with your choice of natural add-ons like gooseberry juice, lemon, turmeric, cinnamon, honey etc.

Afterwards 1 hour of workout, first stretching, then body-weight or weight lifting exercise, and wrapping with cardio and stretching.

Then coffee around 11 am, then fruit bowl at noon.

My lunch will be around 1 pm including large bowl of salad, Dal (lentil soup) or Sabzi with one Chapati and two eggs (or yoghurt). You can keep changing your lunch according to your preference.

Around 4.30, I’ll have one cup of green tea with some convenient snack options like lotus nuts (makhana), roasted grams (Bhuna Channa), 2 biscuits sometimes, or any fruit of your choice.

I also enjoy oatmeal consisted of little milk, honey, one spoon peanut butter, some nuts and seeds a pinch of honey. This I can count on my comfort foods after Dal Chawal.

I will prefer not to eat at night as I don’t want to trigger the insulin again, but if I will ever feel more hungry, a small bowl of soup or salad would be good.

This will be my short snippet on how I’ll gonna change my lifestyle. I’ll keep posting on my improvement results with pictures furthermore. Till then, stay tuned

Must-haves breakfast items for working adults

Despite every individual’s saying, having breakfast depends on the individual’s perception. Some do not find time to have breakfast, some prefer their breakfast as heavy as possible, some prefer moderated meals throughout the day. According to science, our bodies get activated with the sunrise and have a higher intensity to digest the food independently. But with the sunrise, anything our body consumes, only it’s our task to digest the food before going to bed. As we studied further, one should consume only healthy food empty stomach.

So, we have prepared a list of breakfast items that working adults should store in their pantry.

Eggs

If you’re in a rush, just break two eggs in the pan, sprinkle a pinch of salt, and Tadda, your omelette breakfast is ready to nourish your tummy. Besides, it’s packed with lean protein, so can be a good breakfast option you should always have.

Peanut or Almond Butter

Nut butters are rich in good fats and other nutrients that proved important for your body. If you’re having an occupied life, just toast 2 slices of brown bread, spread the almond butter or peanut butter on one side, and spread honey on another. And your healthy breakfast is ready with fiber, healthy fats, and protein, as also comforting.

Oats

Overnight oats can be proven as your time and taste savior. Simply, soak half a cup of oats with a one-fourth cup of milk, added with some dried nuts, peanut butter, and one tablespoon of honey. Put the bowl into the refrigerator, and your sweet, delicious oatmeal is ready to serve with zero effort in the morning. Just grab it, have it and rock your morning.

Muesli, Granola, or some other breakfast flakes

You can follow the same process with granola or muesli. And if somehow you forget to do it, just put the half cup of this cereal into the bowl with a one-fourth cup of milk. There’s no need to add honey, but one can add a little according to the taste. And your breakfast is ready within a couple of seconds.

Milk

It’s packed with important nutrients like calcium, B vitamins, potassium, and vitamin D, plus an excellent source of protein. If you’re running out of time, just have a glass of milk. One glass of cow milk is adequately equal to one wholesome meal.

Fruits

People are adopting a vegan or Ayurvedic lifestyle more these days as per the Indian Ayurvedic directions. A bowl full of seasonal fruits with coconut water and some Chia seeds sprinkled on it can be your all-natural cereal gifted by mother nature.

Dried Nuts

A handful of soaked dry fruits like walnuts, almonds, cashew, raisins, dates, peanuts, etc., contains every nutrient which is required for a person and in his meal. You can also pair them with roasted sunflower seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, etc.