01/7The No Diet Diet is here!
When it comes to losing weight, the first thing a lot of people do is cut out their favourite food from their diet. While it may be a successful way to lose stubborn kilos. it is not exactly an ideal solution if you want to keep the fat at bay.
02/7Dieting made easy!
Tell us if this sounds all too familiar. You go on a fad diet, restrict your calorie intake drastically and slowly gain all the kilos back after hitting the desired weight. Ideally, it doesn’t have to be this way.
03/7What can you do?
For starters, you need to debunk the concept of ‘good food’ and ‘bad food’. It is important that you enjoy whatever you are eating, without worrying about the after-effect. All you need to do a practice proper portion control and calorie-counting. So yes, you may enjoy that cup of your favourite ice cream, given you do not exceed the given calories for the day.
Sadly, we live in an era where it is drilled in our heads that we really cannot lose weight without going on an ultra-nutritious diet. So much so that the majority of people believe that they have to ‘earn’ the right to eat their favourite food.
Ultimately, it all boils down to the age-old concept of moderation as any food can be eaten given you do not go to the extremes. You can munch on your favourite treats as long as you understand their calorie content and shift your diet for the rest of the day accordingly.
To bring down the calorie levels of your favourite food, you can also consider swapping them with low-calorie alternatives. For example, if you just cannot begin your day without your morning cup of coffee, simply switch to black coffee or start using skimmed milk instead of the full-cream variant.
Similarly, you can opt for the diet versions of your favourite fizzy drinks which pack in way fewer calories when compared to their original variants.
Taking time to chew your food properly, instead of gulping it down as soon as it is lunch time, gives your body enough time to catch up. Pay attention to every bite that you eat and notice when you start feeling full. Put your spoon down after every bite, so that it is easier for you to pick cues when you are satiated. This simple trick will prevent you from overeating.
07/7Stop and ask
If you have had a bad day at work, don’t reach out to your “comfort food” by default. Instead, ask yourself whether you are really hungry or just plain upset. Remember to feed your body, not your emotions.