- Don't Skip Meals
Skipping your meals disturbs your glucose and insulin level, making you binge later. So, it's wiser to eat 3 square meals every day.
- Don't Drink Your Calories
It's very easy to drink a lot of calories without even realizing it. Cutting liquid cals makes an easier option for weight loss than to cut the same number of calories from your solid food.
1 regular can of soda has about 8 tsp of sugar, deleting JUST that can make you lose 3 kgs in 6 months!
- Break the Fast
Eating within one hour of waking up is must! Your body slows down its metabolic rate when you don't eat for hours. By eating breakfasts the right way, you can strike the metabolic fire exactly how your body wants it. Research suggests that people who eat breakfast are less likely to overeat later in the day. To drop extra kilos make sure you include protein-rich foods in your breakfast such as sprouts, yogurt and egg whites.
- Start Your Meal with Slow Foods
Foods, which take a long time to eat or a long time to digest or both. As you gain weight it takes longer for the "I'm full" message to reach your brain, this is why you've probably heard that you should eat slowly as it allows this important message to reach the brain. By eating slow foods first i.e. chewy, crunchy or heavy watery foods such as soup, salad and vegetables you will automatically feel satiated with fewer the calories and become less likely to over-eat after that.
- DON'T Give Up on Dessert...
...indulge smartly by eating it between meals. Instead of having dessert separately after the main course, you just can't let go of the temptation than restrict yourself to only three bites.
With inputs from Ms. Lovneet Batra, Chief Nutritionist, Fortis La Femme