Being healthy has become an absolute necessity in today’s busy world. Paying attention to your mind, body and soul is important as it keeps you healthy and fit. It also helps you overcome stress and avoid health complications. It is essential to keep our weight in check as that triggers many unwanted diseases like diabetes, obesity, thyroid problems etc. Hence, maintaining a balanced and healthy diet is pivotal.
Here are some tips for your entire family to help you lose weight and maintain a healthy diet.
1.Cut down on Sugar and Carbs
It is very important to intake the least amount of sugars and starches as this type of foods generate insulin in your body the most and makes you fat. When the insulin level in your body goes down, it starts burning fat instead of carbs and also reduces water weight and bloating. Hence, it is necessary to keep your insulin levels in check and get over your candy crush.
2. Never skip breakfast
You should never ever skip breakfast, as it is the most important meal of the day. You will miss out on essential nutrition and might get hungry, which will lead to more snacking and intake of unhealthy food items throughout the day. A healthy breakfast includes avocado on toast (wholesome) with scrambled eggs, apple pie porridge, muesli, fresh fruits, low fat Greek yogurt, berry/mango/orange juices, sandwiches, oats etc.
3. Include more protein and vegetable diets
The recommended carb intake per day is 20-25 grams. A good and balanced protein, fat and vegetable meal will bring your carbs intake to this range. Stick to plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, Omega 3 rich foods like salmon, fish and seafood like shrimps, lobsters, chicken, lamb etc.
4. Eating regularly
Eating meals at regular intervals everyday helps in burning calories at a higher and faster rate. Also, plan your meals for the entire week and follow suit.
5. Get active
Working out or exercising daily burns calories and fats and gives you a healthy body. Hit the gym 5-6 times a week, practice yoga, Pilates etc. Children can engage themselves in sports like basketball, football, cricket and other outdoor activities.
6. Keep yourself hydrated
Drink plenty of water throughout the day and do not confuse thirst with hunger.
7. Eat high fibrous food
Include plenty of wholegrain breads, pasta, ravioli, soup, beans, peas, lentils, brown rice etc. in your diet. And fresh fruits and vegetables as these are low in calories and rich in vitamins and minerals.
8. Cut down on Junk food
Take lesser intake of junk food like burgers, fries, pizzas, crisps, aerated drinks etc. and packed and frozen food.
9. Cut down on alcohol
Cut down on your drinking habits if you don’t want a beer belly as consuming too much of alcohol can make you gain weight. Never indulge in binge drinking. Drink at your own pace and stick to 14 units a week if you have to drink regularly.