Do you need to lose weight to score a bikini body well in time for summer, or to get back into your old jeans? Is there a wedding coming up in the family? Or has your doctor simply issued an ultimatum? It is absolutely essential to not make these mistakes if you don’t want to mess up your weight loss journey.
Do you stress over your weight?
There are people who tend to lose their appetite when stressed. Unfortunately, their number is far too low. In fact, for most people, gaining pounds is often synonymous with stress. Still, almost single-mindedly
(and rather shortsightedly) we target just the calorie math and overlook this very important factor. Time to stop doing that!
Do you forget what you eat?
We may think that we are extremely careful about what’s on our plate and that we’re watching what goes in our mouths. But the fact is that “eating amnesia,” or forgotten nibbling does happen – and it can mess up all our “watch-the-weight” steps, big time! Learn how to put a stop to it.
Have you banned some foods from your diet?
Big mistake. No foods are off limits. Giving up a particular food completely is the most difficult advice to follow and stick to – which is why I never suggest this. Instead of looking at foods as “good” or “bad”, take a non-diet approach. Don’t give up foods that are calorific – simply cut them to size.
Bad day, so you skip dinner?
Picture this: you have had a bad calorie day, you still have to tackle dinner and of course you are very hungry! Now should you brace yourself (or even chain yourself) and skip the meal, or is there a less punishing way out? Of course there is a way – your body is not absolutely rigid or unforgiving.
Weekends are a food frenzy?
Weekends are definitely tough! Too much free time, too much food and zero inclination to exercise! And this unfortunate trio of circumstances translates into extra pounds for most of us. Consciously or simply by habit, we end up consuming around 400-500 calories extra per day (bhaturachola for Saturday brunch and what’s a kachori or two to celebrate a lazy Saturday evening!) This adds up to around 1500 extra calories over the two and a half free days. Now do the math for a year.
Every evening you crave for a pakora
If only a fried pakora will do, it’s a craving, not hunger. And let me tell you, if you can learn to ignore the urge, cravings typically last just ten minutes. Actually it’s a vicious cycle. Have you ever had a hankering for cabbage or cauliflower? Ever heard your heart making noises like eat, eat, eat tinda? Definitely never! Yet, when you eat fried foods, you crave more; eat some sugar and you long for much more of it.
Your favorite activity is sitting?
Do you work out for half an hour every morning and then park yourself in a chair (office chair, dining chair, couch in front of the TV, etc.) for the next nine hours or so, most days of the week? If you said, ”Yes”, it’s time to remedy that ASAP!
Information Courtsey Kavita Devgun