“Aditya, you’re just 17…you look absolutely fine (flattering)…you don’t need to lose weight”…that was the most common comment I would get whenever I came up with dieting….and some people just laughed it off thinking that I’ll never be able to lose more than 2 kgs which I am gonna eventually gain back. But its time they take their words back….I’ve Lost 15 kgs in less than a month!! (without any fainting incident and not even a weakness stroke!!).
I wasn’t a health-conscious person. I never thought even once before gulping something down. I wasn’t obese or a huge-tummy guy…but I actually weighed 104 kgs!!!! OMG!!!! right?! But the last time I checked the scale, I weigh only 89 now!! (my perfect weight being around 83 kgs). Suck on that now! Excuse me on my language but I am just too proud of myself. After 8 months, I am finally wearing T-shirts again!!! My tummy is almost in and my body is nearing its proper form. I am now L from XXL and i’ve dropped down 2 inches of my waist already!
Enough of me now….Lets just start with the tips and diet plan.
TIPS and STEPS:
1. GET BUSY!!!
The more distracted and occupied you are, the less you munch on quick bites.
2. A REFRIGERATOR and NOT A JUNKYARD!
Keep those desserts and sodas for special occassions only (not more than 2ce a week and that too in a limited quantity). Fill your refrigerator with vegetables, salads, fruits, sugar-free juices. And get rid of the bread in there! prefer multi-grain instead.
3. RUN FOR THE CHICKEN
Its advisable to stay away from red meat (pork, mutton,beef,etc). Go for the white meat instead (chicken, fish, prawns, turkey).
4. FIZZ THE SODA OUT!!!
If you’re a soda addict, better go for digestive sodas and not coke. Diet Soda is the worst thing you can consider when you’re dieting coz it has the tendency to lock in your fats and makes it more difficult to lose weight.
5. MOVE THAT LAZY A**
Join a gym. Its not essential to opt for heavy-workouts…cardio would be fine. And if you’ve got a sedentary life-style (job,college,house-wives)…a 1 hour jog in the morning and a 1/2 hour walk before bed is a must!
6. NEVER BE SINGLE, GET MINGLED!
If you’re planning to eat-out, always have someone for company. Not only do they encourage you to avoid unnecessary carbs and fabs, they also limit your consumption when it comes to sharing.
7. DOODH KAM CHAI!
Limit your tea/coffee consumption to just 1 cup a day. Incase if you’re a second-rounder….try going for black-coffee or green-tea. And cut out the sugar if you’re willing to.
Try resisting junk food and rice and milk-products. I know this is something where most of us give up, but I’ve got 2 ways out! Meditate…..I’m not talking about the ramdev aasans, I am referring to the inner-peace meditation. This helps you to control your desires and keep makes you the master of your game. And if you fail to resist, not more than a couple of bites. And if you’re extremely hungry…just nibble on some nuts (only while the sun shines).
9. OATS AND FLAKES
Oats, corn-flakes and wheat-flakes…..thats more than enough to fill in for your break-fast!
10. LIVE SUGAR-FREE
You can’t be completely sugar-free, but try avoiding sugar as much as you can!
Junk and fried food should be banned from your menu! I know they’re too difficult to resist and especially if you have that always-on-a-move lifestyle, you can’t help it. But these things can simply destroy your entire weight-programme. Donuts, Bagels, pizzas, hamburgers, barbecues, Taco-Bells, KFCs… stay away from them! I’ve adopted the non-junk lifestyle and I feel a lot healthier and unstressed. These things are the ultimate slow-poisons. I prefer eating nothing at all than eating them…and I’m better off without them.