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Tips to Not Lose your Mind over your Weight

There is no such thing as going ‘on’ or ‘off’ your diet. Eating correctly has to be a lifelong commitment, and the diet should be a reflection of this. This automatically rules out any extreme diet or crash diets which require you to go ‘off’ them.

Don’t Lose Your Mind, Lose Your Weight has revolutionized the way Indians think about food and their eating habits. The author, Rujuta Diwekar is one of the country’s best nutritionists, with deep roots in yoga and Ayurveda.

Here are some things to remember from the book to not lose your mind over your weight

Extreme diets don’t work

Most diets are impossible to keep at because they always advocate something extreme. Besides being difficult to maintain, they’re harmful for you physically and mentally.

Any programme/plan which discourages you from exercising is worthless

Being on a diet might help you lose weight, but without exercise we lose our muscles and bone density. And loss of bone density and muscle is ageing. The human body is designed for continuous activity. The least we can do is give it 30 to 45 minutes of exercise for 3 days in a week to keep it in good shape and condition.

Low fat and sugar free options are not healthy

So should you not eat them at all? Of course you can eat them, but eat them knowing that they are just as harmful as the full fat, full sugar, fried items. Sometimes even more.

Having fruit as dessert isn’t the wisest idea

A few years ago, it was discovered that fructose (the sugar we get from fruits) gets converted to triglycerides (especially when eaten on a full stomach), a type of fat which circulates in our blood stream. High levels of triglycerides are responsible for heart disease, insulin insensitivity and of course lead to bigger fat cells.

Eat your fruit, but don’t think that it’s safer than eating a dessert. Its nutrients only work for us if we eat if as a meal by itself.

Be attentive while you eat

The key to staying within your threshold of how much your body can digest is to be attentive while you eat. Savour every bit of what you eat, slowly and mindfully, and you will naturally find your threshold. All you need to train yourself to do, is to be attentive to your stomach.

For more tips and lessons, grab your copy of Don’t Lose Your Mind, Lose Your Weight by Rujuta Diwekar



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