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…