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Indian Diet Tips

Indian Low Carb Diet

Dt. Neha Suryawanshi 91% (14814 ratings)
M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai

Foods to include in indian low carb diet:-

Almonds

  • Soaked almonds (5-8 pieces. This is the best way to start your day)
  • Roasted almonds for mid time snacking.
     

Nuts and seeds –

  • Roasted soybean, roasted bengal gram dal, roasted flax seeds, roasted sunflower seeds for mid time snacking.
  • Rajma / kidney beans – there are a lot of dishes you can make using kidney beans
  • Mexican salsa with chopped veggies
  • Rajma tikki (griddle cake) with coriander or curd and mint leaves dip/ chutney
  • Boiled kidney bean salad
  • Baked kidney beans with little cheese.

Mung dal:

  • Mung dal chilla / savory pan cakes using yellow or green split mung dal. (you can add chopped veggies, coriander or even stuff it with paneer to add to taste and fiber)
  • Mung dal with veggies (recipe of mung dal with veggies)
  • Mung dal soup
  • Mogar (a famous rajasthani preparation made with palak and mung dal)

Panner / cottage cheese:

  • Paneer bhurji with veggies (cook in very little oil)
  • Paneer tikka (marinate with only curd and needed spices, and grill without any oil)
  • Cubed panner salad
  • Palak panner veggie (home made with little or no oil)
  • Sauteed paneer chilly in minimum olive oil

Curd:

  • Smoothies – use any ow carb fruit (avoid – banana, mango, chikku, custard apple)
  • Salted lassi
  • Buttermilk
  • Flavor yogurt
  • As dressings on salads

Red channa

  • Boiled red channa salad with cucumber, tomatoes and onion.
  • Pressure cooked red channa with tomato gravy (cooked in little or no oil).
     

Sprouts:

  • Mix sprouts salads
  • Mix sprouts dosa / pan cake
  • Mix sprout usal cooked in little or no oil
  • Mix sprouts bhel with little puffer rice.
     

Milk:
Plain or flavored, and hot or cold as you like it
 

Soy bean:

  • Soy milk and tofu
  • Roasted soybean
  • Soy bean chunks or granules with homemade gravies in less oil
     

Egg white:

  • Boiled, scrambled or poached
  • Omelets with veggies
     

Chicken:

  • Steamed, broiled, baked or grilled form
  • In salads and brown bread sandwiches
     

Fish:
Steamed, broiled, baked or grilled


Now that you now what foods to eat in an indian low carb diet, here are some tips on how you can adapt an indian low carb diet for weight loss.
 

Tips for following an indian low carb diet:

  • Choose complex carbs: indian low carb diet calls for giving up on consumption of simple carbs and include more of complex carbs through whole grains like brown rice, oats, whole wheat, barley, whole wheat pasta and whole wheat breads. These whole grains are complex carbs containing plenty of fiber. Intake of these foods will facilitate the weight loss process.
  • Increase protein intake: proteins help to get the feeling of satiety. They stabilize the blood sugar level and control your cravings. You can include more of low fat dairy products, lean meats, beans, legumes and a total of around 50 gram protein per day.
     
  • Go high on high fiber food: having raw salads with your meals and with a good amount of fruits will ensure an increased fibre intake in the diet. Green leafy vegetables are rich in minerals and they help in certain health conditions like blood pressure and diabetes. Being high in fibre, they also aid in weight loss. Besides fruits and veggies, you can add flax seeds, fenugreek (methi) seeds, sprouts and whole grains to your meals.
     
  • Watch your fat: you need to avoid all trans fats. This means that you have to stay away from fast foods and deep fried foods like fries, cutlets, cheese sticks and pakodas. Try to consume the monounsaturated fats (present in olive oil, peanut oil and mustard seed oil) as they help in limiting your carb intake and in bringing the feeling of satiety. Avoid saturated fats (present in butter, ghee and margarine).
     
  • Become a wise eater: low carbs and desserts is a rare combination. Most people have a misconception that excluding desserts completely from the diet will allow them to lead a healthy life. In actuality, it’s not about omission, but about choosing your food correctly without depriving yourself! all you need to do is to eat in limitation. Every food, when eaten in limitation, can only benefit your health while undesirable consequences begin to appear once you stop watching your portion intakes. Staying within the limits helps in controlling and maintaining weight apart from helping in avoiding sugar hikes and in maintaining stabilized blood sugar levels. So eat wisely and be healthy.
     
  • Do regular exercises: after years and years of researches, experts have claimed that any person who is regular in his exercise has an overall better health in comparison to a person who doesn’t exercise. Exercise helps in maintaining a good body weight, it keeps blood sugar levels under control and aids in the better functioning of the heart and other organs. You can increase your carb allowance window by exercising. Note – in my experience of 10 years now I have noticed that an indian low carb diet works to give good weight loss results only if the person includes exercises in his schedule while following the diet.
  • Avoid binging: most of the snacks that we binge on are carbs, whether it is a chocolate, a candy, pastries, chips or fries! if we learn to avoid binging, we will be successful in cutting down on a lot of unwanted carbs. Try to eat your meals in time and most importantly, eat in regular intervals. A gap of more than 4 hours between your meals will make your hunger take a hike and you will jump to take all the unhealthy foods!
  • Balance it out: if you happen to go heavy on your meal either due to a social gathering or a festival or any such occasion where you don’t have much control over your food, then you must balance it out well to avoid sugar splurges in blood. There is nothing wrong in going light once in a while! a complete fruit diet for a meal or just milk and cereals are not bad options!

Now that you have read the tips on adapting an indian low carb diet, you must understand that cutting on the simple carbs is a good idea. But cutting down carbs completely from your meal plan is not really advisable. Here are 2 reasons why you should never completely omit carbs from your meal while following an indian low carb diet.

 

Why you should not completely omit carbs from your diet:

1] Carbs (glucose) is the only source of energy that your brain and the central nervous system can utilize. So absence of glucose can turn out to have serious ill effects on health.

2] Carbs and fat metabolism – Fats cannot be completely broken down in the absence of carbs. Hence if you are looking for losing fat weight, it is important to have the minimum amount required of carbs to facilitate the complete breakdown of fat or the process of lipolysis. In the absence of carbs, the amount of ketone bodies in the blood stream will accumulate and lead to metabolic disorders like ketosis or acidosis.

The above mentioned reasons will justify the presence of carbs day in strict diets like the general motor’s diet (gm diet). Read – indian version of gm diet.

3] Carbs and exercises – Do you know that without proper carbohydrate intake, you cannot do exercises? carbohydrates are the best fuels for your muscles since they become accessible easily in comparison to proteins and fats.

The process – at the time of digestion, carbs are broken down into glucose, which then enters the bloodstream. The glucose is then picked up by the other cells of the body to produce energy. Glucose, that remains unutilized, is converted and stored as muscle glycogen in the short run and finally gets converted into body fat in the long run. So carbs are needed to supply energy to you while doing physical activities.

Carbohydrates are not bad provided you select the right ones. For example having mango is better than munching potato chips. The nutritional value of carbohydrates depends on the presence of nutrients and on the degree of processing that the food has gone through.

What are the healthy carbs that you should love?

If you have made up your mind to follow an indian low carb diet, you must also know about the healthy carbs that you should include in your regime.

  • Fruits and vegetables: While following an indian low-carb diet, people generally ignore the fruits and vegetables! but these are the healthiest foods of all. According to a study report published by the american institute for cancer research and the world cancer research fund, you can prevent art least 20 percent of all cancers by including 5 to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables in your daily diet. Another study has proved that the risk of coronary heart disease falls by four percent for every one serving increase of fruits and vegetables each day. Adequate consumption of fruits and vegetables also yields positive effects on bone density.
  • Whole grains: the breads are back – Think of the fiber-packed brown ones and forget about the ones made with refined flour. Whole grains are packed with nutrients and fiber. They contain all the three parts of the kernel. The bran or the outer shell contains b vitamins, fiber and at least 50 percent of the minerals contained in the entire grain. The germ part contains b vitamins, vitamin e, minerals, healthy fats and phytochemicals. The endosperm part contains protein, carbs and smaller amounts of b vitamins. Refined grains only contain the endosperm part and hence the vital nutrients present in the germ and bran are left out. Research suggests that three servings of whole grains per day can cut down your risk of diabetes and coronary heart disease by almost 30 percent. Other health benefits include lowering of serum triglyceride levels and blood pressure and a fall in the risk of gum diseases. Some popular whole grain choices include brown rice, oatmeal, corn and pop corns, wild rice, buckwheat, barley, bulgar wheat and quinoa.
  • Low fat/non-fat yogurt and milk: These carbs add health to your bones and cause a lowering of your blood pressure. These dairy products are good sources of vitamin d, protein, riboflavin and calcium. Yogurt lacks vitamin d. So get your vitamin d from milk and vitamin d-fortified cereals. You should check the fat content of the dairy products. High amounts of saturated fat are not heart-healthy.
     
  • Beans: Beans are healthy carbohydrates which can prevent cancer. It is known for preventing the reappearance of colon cancer. Research suggests that beans can prevent constipation, lower cholesterol and brings down the risks of coronary heart disease. The nutrients present in beans include protein, folate, potassium, magnesium, fiber and other minerals.
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Indian Superfoods You Must Try

Dt. Neha Suryawanshi 91% (14814 ratings)
M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Indian Superfoods You Must Try

1. Ragi: Known as finger millet, this is a fiber-rich, gluten-free superfood that’s perfect for vegetarians. The generous amounts of protein and calcium with its abundance of other vitamins and minerals, this super cereal can also reduce your risk of stroke and regulate blood sugar levels, weight watchers and diabetics can truly enjoy this grain because of its low glycemic index.

2. Walnuts: These nuts don’t just add crunch and flavor to your meals. Walnuts also have a wide array of nutrients and polyunsaturated fats to offer you. From tryptophan to omega-3 fatty acids to antioxidants, a lot of benefits make it special.

3. Chia seeds: A classic superfood, even just a tablespoon of chia seeds is full of calcium, protein, and micronutrients. Your heart, joints, and digestive system will appreciate you for making chia seeds a part of your daily diet.

4. Ghee: Once considered a cause of obesity, clarified butter has made a comeback as a global superfood. Though dense with calories and saturated fats, ghee is also free of sugar, protein, and carbohydrates. A healthy drizzling of ghee over your meals will allow you to enjoy its many vitamins, including conjugated linoleic acid, an antioxidant containing anti-viral properties.

5. Figs: The high amounts of fiber in figs have made them a treatment for constipation and skin infections. Figs are also known to be more nutritious than raisins, dates, and even apples. The proteins, calcium, iron, and potassium in this super fruit make it a healthy addition to salads and desserts.

6. Apricots: A fruit that’s delicious and healthy both dried and fresh. The nutrient-dense apricot has been known to aid in digestive health and lift up energy levels. Whether you choose to have it fresh or dried, you can enjoy your apricot knowing it’s packed with good stuff like vitamin phosphorous, and fiber.

7. Black rice: A nutty and fragrant must-try for rice lovers. This grain is high in fiber, iron, thiamine, and antioxidants, especially anthocyanin, which reduces cholesterol and improve liver function. If you’ve grown tired of quinoa or brown rice, then consider giving black rice a try.

8. Alphonso mango: A cup of this seasonal fruit will give you 76 percent of your daily vitamin c requirement. The potassium and vitamin c in this tropical treat can also lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure. Eating this when you can will help you feel full longer while also boosting your digestive system’s ability to burn calories.

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Indian Diet Plan for Weight Loss

Mr. Kishore D 89% (878 ratings)
Diploma in Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
Indian Diet Plan for Weight Loss

The age old maxim of “Have your breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper” serves true and good, even today. Most of us, when looking to lose weight, focus more on the exercises rather than the diet. In any weight loss plan, diet assumes a major role, as with the help of proper diet modifications and necessary diet changes, you can make sure the weight you are losing does not come back. Indian diets are primarily based on lentils and cereals and not meat heavy diets.

In order to tailor your diet according to your fat loss goals, you need to make sure you are getting all the necessary nutrients in the right amounts. Here is laid out the traditional Indian diet plan to lose the unwanted adipose:

  1. Breakfast like a king: Breakfast is your first meal of the day, which makes it the most important meal as well. The various options for breakfast are two hardboiled eggs and a slice of brown bread or a bowl of ‘dalia khichdi’ consisting of vegetables and a poached egg. Both these options contain complex carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats, all of which are the basics if you want to give this long journey forward the most perfect kick start.

  2. Do indulge in some mid-morning snacks: The mid-morning snack should ideally be 3 hours before lunch. A mid-morning snack is used to fill in the gap between lunch and breakfast, as a long gap can cause your metabolism to dip. Ideal choices for mid-morning snacks are soaked chickpeas or half an apple.

  3. Have your lunch like a prince: Lunch needs to be lighter than breakfast, so avoid eating any refined grains. You can opt for two chapattis, a vegetable curry and a fish or a bowl of brown rice, vegetables and chicken soup.

  4. Evening snacks: Don’t give them a miss! The evening snack can be a repetition of the mid-morning snack. Healthy sprouts or an apple serve as delicious yet very healthy alternatives.

  5. Have your dinner like a pauper: Dinner should ideally be the lightest meal of the day, as a heavy dinner can stress your digestive system before sleep. Opt for a bowl of vegetable soup or a piece of chapatti and a bowl of dal. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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Pregnant - The Healthy Indian Diet For You!

Dt. Apeksha Thakkar 91% (5844 ratings)
BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics , Diabetes Educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Pregnant - The Healthy Indian Diet For You!

When you are pregnant, it is important for you to have a proper diet, which is full of essential nutrients. A lot of these nutrients are used as supplements for the growing fetus. This is vital for the fetus to grow properly and receive proper nourishment. Every pregnancy is different, so does the diet differs based on issues based by a young mother. The biggest myth ever is to expect young mother to eat for two, but the truth is a pregnant woman just needs about 500 kcal extra from her normal RDA. It is always better to get a personalised diet chart, so coping up with physical and mental stress by an expectant mother becomes easier, leading to a happy and healthy pregnancy. A customised diet not only helps to be mother to take care of herself and lil one, but also ensure a positive wellbeing post pregnancy. Rest is equally important and to be mother should ensure she is active throughout her pregnancy for easy labour and fitness. Postpartum complications are prevented when the fetus receives sufficient nourishment. Here is a healthy Indian diet to follow during pregnancy:

  1. Meat, fish, eggs, poultry, nuts: These food items provide ample protein, zinc and iron. During pregnancy, the body requires an increased amount of protein, especially during the second trimester. You should consume at least 15 grams of protein regularly as an additional protein intake is important for tissue demands.
  2. Milk, cheese, yoghurt: These dairy products are a good source of calcium, protein, vitamins and phosphorus. The body requires high amounts of calcium during pregnancy. You should consume low-fat dairy products, if you are concerned about getting overweight.
  3. Fruits: Fruits are rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber and potassium. You should add fruits such as grapefruit, orange, melons and berries to your diet. Also you should have several servings of fruit regularly. Have fruit juices and fruit desserts as well.
  4. Vegetables: During pregnancy, you must include several types of vegetables in your diet. Raw, leafy vegetables such as spinach and other vegetables including carrots, sweet potatoes, peas, corn and potatoes should be a part of your diet. They contain vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, iron and magnesium. Moreover, constipation is prevented because of their low-fat and fiber content.
  5. Breads, rice, cereals, pasta: These food items contain complex carbohydrates, which are a good source of energy. Pregnant women require 6 to 10 servings of these food products. Grains are also good sources of protein and help in the development of the baby’s body tissues.
  6. Fats, sweets and oils: These food items are necessary for your diet when you are pregnant. However, you should avoid these in excess because of the high-calorie content. Try to consume food items, which contain low fat.
  7. Food rich in iron: Many Indian women suffer from anemia because of blood loss or improper diet. The body needs to get fortified with increased iron amounts. You should consume meat, prunes, raisin, spinach and soya beans. The body absorbs iron better when taken with food items, which are rich in vitamin C, like broccoli, potatoes and citrus fruits.

For getting an ideal diet chart during pregnancy, you should visit a dietitian. He or she will provide you with a diet chart, which will help you focus on the food items that are essential for you and your baby’s health. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dietitian/Nutritionist.

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85% Indians are Making These DIET Mistakes

Dt. Neha Bhatia 89% (15668 ratings)
MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
85% Indians are Making These DIET Mistakes

Mistakes that sabotage a good diet

Eating healthy, eating clean can sometimes be very confusing. With more and more new information coming up every day, one cannot comprehend what is healthy and what not. However, if you understand a few mistakes that can literally sabotage your good diet, you can surely be assured of eating healthy and clean.

1. You can be wrong with juices

Everyone thinks a glass of orange juice or any other fruit juice can do wonders for your health. But the truth is that you will be better off eating the whole fruit rather than the juice.

Why? for the simple reason, that juices lack the fiber content found in fruits. The fibers slow down the digestion of sugar in the fruit whereas their absence in the juice causes the blood sugar to spike and results in insulin resistance.

Besides, packaged juices contain hardly any real fruit, all flavoring and concentrate apart from added sugar, a big wrong in eating clean.

2. Drinking your protein? na! that can be wrong too!

People like bodybuilders, gym goers drink a lot of protein shakes to get their proteins supplemented. However, protein shakes are ok for those who are on the go or for replacing meals sometimes but they cannot be altogether substituted for protein intake.

Your protein must come from your food. Meat, fish, pulses, eggs and dairy cannot be replaced by shakes since you will definitely miss out the nutritional value that whole foods provide.

Besides, protein shakes may have a lot of artificial constituents and refined sugar that can be really bad for you.

3. Can't understand food labels properly? a great mistake!

With more and more people working, many on the move, packaged food cannot be altogether avoided. However, one must make sure to read and understand the food labels.

The food labels reveal what is inside the package. Anything that has the label - organic, raw or gluten-free is not surely healthy. One must know about ingredients especially things like msg, aspartame (artificial sweeteners) etc. That can be really unhealthy.

4. Sugar may be hidden somewhere

Calorie-conscious? avoiding sweets?

Well, even though you are very careful about selecting what you eat and avoid anything that tastes sweet, some sugar may still be hiding in your food increasing your calorie intake, without you knowing about it. Foods like tomato ketchup, pasta sauce, low-fat biscuits/crackers or low-fat dairy products, sandwich bread may all be hiding sugar almost equivalent to that present in a piece of cake. You must learn about hidden sugars and its alternatives to truly understand what you are eating.

If you would like to consult with me privately, please click on 'consult'.
 

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85% Indians are Making These DIET Mistakes

Dt. Neha Bhatia 89% (15668 ratings)
MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
85% Indians are Making These DIET Mistakes

Mistakes that sabotage a Good Diet

Eating Healthy, eating Clean can sometimes be very confusing. With more and more new information coming up every day, one cannot comprehend what is healthy and what not. However, if you understand a few mistakes that can literally sabotage your good diet, you can surely be assured of eating healthy and clean.

1. You can be wrong with juices

Everyone thinks a glass of orange juice or any other fruit juice can do wonders for your health. But the truth is that you will be better off eating the whole fruit rather than the juice.

Why? For the simple reason, that juices lack the fiber content found in fruits. The fibers slow down digestion of sugar in the fruit whereas their absence in the juice causes the blood sugar to spike and results in insulin resistance.

Besides, packaged juices contain hardly any real fruit, all flavoring and concentrate apart from added sugar, a big wrong in Eating Clean.

2. Drinking your Protein? Na! That can be wrong too!

People like bodybuilders, gym goers drink a lot of protein shakes to get their proteins supplemented. However, protein shakes are OK for those who are on the go or for replacing meals sometimes but they cannot be altogether substituted for protein intake.

Your protein must come from your food. Meat, fish, pulses, eggs and dairy cannot be replaced by shakes since you will definitely miss out the nutritional value that whole foods provide.

Besides, protein shakes may have lot of artificial constituents and refined sugar that can be really bad for you.

3. Can’t understand food labels properly? A great mistake!

With more and more people working, many on the move, packaged food cannot be altogether avoided. However, one must make sure to read and understand the food labels.

The food labels reveal what is inside the package. Anything that has the label – Organic, Raw or Gluten-free is not surely healthy. One must know about ingredients especially things like MSG, Aspartame (artificial sweeteners) etc. that can be really unhealthy.

4. Sugar may be hidden somewhere

Calorie conscious? Avoiding sweets?

Well, even though you are very careful about selecting what you eat and avoid anything that tastes sweet, some sugar may still be hiding in your food increasing your calorie intake, without you knowing about it. Foods like tomato ketchup, pasta sauce, low-fat biscuits/crackers or low-fat dairy products, sandwich bread may all be hiding sugar almost equivalent to that present in a piece of cake. You must learn about hidden sugars and its alternatives to truly understand what you are eating.

If you would like to consult with me privately, please click on 'Consult'.

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Healthy Indian Foods You Should Eat Everyday: Be an Indian

Dt. Neha Chandna (Ranglani) 90% (120 ratings)
Masters In Dietetics & Food Service Management, B.Sc.- Dietitics / Nutrition, Reebok Instructor Course
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Healthy Indian Foods You Should Eat Everyday: Be an Indian

What to eat and what not to eat is a highly confusing dilemma. We want good taste, we wish to stay fit and we desire to have the never say 'no' attitude! But is our diet good enough to support all of it? Well, the true Indian diet surely is!

Make your daily diet, a healthier one by adding some must haves to it.

The Classical Indian diet for good health!

  1. Black Beans: You ought to begin with that! Though, all sorts of beans are a booster dose for your health, none works better than black beans to boost the mind. Boost your brain power and stay active inside out, all day long! Anthocyanins and antioxidants, which are found in plenty in the black beans, are known to improve brain function.
  2. Strawberries: They are rich in antioxidants, fiber and vitamin A and C which improve immunity and helps in improving skin texture and overall health.
  3. Carrots: Sure that calls for being included in the list. Carotenoids are the fat soluble compounds that most orange, red as well as yellow fruits and veggies are spiked with. These compounds have been found to be associated with the reduction of a number of cancerous and timorous cases. They are also known to reduce the severity as well as the risk of conditions which are inflammatory, such as rheumatoid arthritis and asthma.
  4. Spinach: The greens have never let us down and surely, spinach tops the list. Spinach has folate and plant based Omega-3 in plenty. These help reduce the risk and chances of stroke, heart disease and osteoporosis. Sexual issues related to age are a common problem due to decreased flow of blood to the nether regions. Folate also helps in increasing blood flow to the same, decreasing the risk.
  5. Tomatoes: Tomatoes top the list to good health due to a major reason. Only 2 things that you need to know are - one, the redder the tomato, the better it is. This is because of being richer in lycopene, which is a powerful antioxidant. Second, the tomatoes which have been processed are absolutely as good as the freshly picked ones due to the ease of absorbance of lycopene by the human body. Various conducted studies have shown that a lycopene rich diet decreases the risk of prostate, skin, bladder, lung and stomach cancers. It also reduces the chances of a coronary artery disease.

Bounce away to good health, the Indian way!

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Indian Weight Loss Tips

Dr. Aasif Sheikh 86% (212 ratings)
BUMS, DHP, Diploma in homeopathy pharmacy
Unani Specialist, Khargone
Indian Weight Loss Tips

Are you overwhelmed with all the fancy exotic diet plans? then it’s time for you to follow something that suits you and your lifestyle. It is time to focus on an indian diet plan for weight loss. Because let’s face it, although we think indian meals are healthy there are a lot of loopholes. Therefore, instead of following a diet that is not suitable for you, try one that goes hand in hand with your eating habits.

We will give you insights on what is keeping you fat, the ratio of exercise and diet control you need to have. Plus an expert recommended month long weight loss diet chart plan for indians.

10 recommended indian diet for weight loss tips 
Weight loss is not so difficult and by following the below weight loss diet tips, one can lose weight at ease. The key is to follow the tips diligently.

1. Don’t skip meals
Skipping meals is never going to help you in weight loss. In fact, it will make you starve and you will end up eating something unhealthy that will further hamper your weight loss diet [1].

2. Eat more frequently
Have small meals frequently and regularly. The aim is to never let yourself be hungry. Be it having healthy snacks or fruits, try to eat more frequently. 

3. Have home-made foods
Cook food at home so that you can be more attentive towards the ingredients and find healthy alternatives to cooking. For example, you can use lesser oil or bake the chicken instead of frying. [2]

4. Increase the stock of healthy foods 
Always make sure that you have enough healthy foods in store so that whenever your hunger pangs strike, you eat something healthy instead of the stored pastries or the pizza leftovers.

5. Add all the food groups into your diet plan
Whenever you are planning a meal make sure you have included all the important food groups like proteins, vitamins, carbohydrates and good fat. The goal is to follow a balanced diet. 

6. Choose smaller plates and bowls
This really works. This has to do with the psychology. According to a new research published in the journal of the association for consumer research, decreasing the plate sizes can help in reducing the amount of food consumed. Hence a smart and easy trick to eat lesser and lose weight. [1]


7. Don’t go to parties with an empty stomach
Heading towards a party? eat something healthy and then go. This will let you be half-filled and hence you will gorge the party food lesser. This can help you have fewer alcoholic drinks too.

Weight loss thumb rules for party hoppers
Don’t skip meals before part, you will end up eating moreto survive dehydration due to alcohols, keep yourself hydrated throughout the day and even in between your drinksprepare your body for the party by eating fresh and raw fruits throughout the day8. Limit the usage of sugar and salt

Ditch the salt shaker and those additional spoons of sugar for your tea. Both sugar and salt should be taken in moderation. While excess sugar may affect blood sugar levels, excess salt may cause water retention and these contribute to weight gain.

1. Eat more fruits & vegetables 
In order to make your meals more filling, you can add fruits and veggies to them. This is a way to twist your dishes in the most healthy manner.

2. Avoid zero carb/restricted diet plans
Don’t fall into the traps of restricted diet plans such as zero carb diet. Our body needs nutrients from each of the food groups. So cutting any of them out will only stop us from enjoying their benefits.
Most of the weight loss diet plans provided online or by certain nutritionists look at curing the symptom and not treating the root cause of weight issues.
Hence it is highly advised that you consult a trained professional on how to lose weight. Here is a start, you can consult one of truweight’s nutritionist, absolutely free! ask your doubts and get solutions.
Tried everything and now tired of it? why aren’t you losing weight?
Are you blaming your lazy lifestyle and lack of exercise? planning to run or jog away from the weekend indulgence or a cheat on your diet chart to reduce weight? or have you scheduled an hour-long yoga session to work off the guilt from the unhealthy addition to the otherwise healthy indian diet?
Well, we have a surprise for you, research is out about how exercise is not the be all and end all of the weight loss.

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Ideal south Indian diet plan for weight loss:

Dt. Neha Suryawanshi 91% (14814 ratings)
M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Ideal south Indian diet plan for weight loss:

Ideal south Indian diet plan for weight loss:

Early morning:

Have a glass of warm water with a dash of lemon. And afterward, you can take a cup of tea but without any sugar in it. You can have 2 marie biscuits. Your total calorie intake till now will be 91.

Breakfast:

Having same breakfast daily could be quite boring. So here are 2 ideas for breakfast.

First is to have an omelet made of 2 egg whites along with 2 slices of brown bread. Total - 250 calories.

Or you can have 2 sprouts dosas with a cup of onion and tomato chutney. Total calories -220.

Mid morning snack:

It is best to have a cup of green tea and a bowl full of fresh fruits. Total - 40 calories.

Lunch:

 You can have brown rice vegetable pulao, raita of cucumber and onion and mixed veggies salad. Total calories -305.

Another option for lunch is to have sambar, lady finger veg, 3 medium sized ragi balls, and salad. 

Evening snacks:

You can either have coffee or green tea but make sure not to include sugar in it. Additionally, you should have some sprouted green gram sundal. Total - 105 calories.

Dinner:

Dinner should be a light meal. So make sure not to eat too much. You can have a veggies salad along with 1 medium bowl of thayir pachadi and millet khichadi. Total calories count - 335

Bedtime:

You can have a cup of milk and 4 soaked almonds. Total - 95 calories.

The entire diet plans given above counts for 1191 calories which are sufficient enough for a day. If you consume more calories then you will probably be gaining weight instead of losing. So try to stick with this plan.

Before you begin with the diet plan, make sure to include exercising in your routine too. It is essential to have at least 35 minutes workout daily to keep your body fit and healthy. Only eating healthy food is not sufficient to lose weight. You can include anything that you find interesting in your workout regime like walking, jogging, swimming, skating etc.

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Weight Loss - A Perfect Indian Diet Plan!

Dt. Avni Kaul 89% (119 ratings)
Bsc Food & Nutrition, Msc Food & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Weight Loss - A Perfect Indian Diet Plan!

The age old maxim of “Have your breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper” serves true and good, even today. Most of us, when looking to lose weight, focus more on the exercises rather than the diet. In any weight loss plan, diet assumes a major role, as with the help of proper diet modifications and necessary diet changes, you can make sure the weight you are losing does not come back. Indian diets are primarily based on lentils and cereals and not meat heavy diets.

In order to tailor your diet according to your fat loss goals, you need to make sure you are getting all the necessary nutrients in the right amounts. Here is laid out the traditional Indian diet plan to lose the unwanted adipose:

  1. Breakfast like a king: Breakfast is your first meal of the day, which makes it the most important meal as well. The various options for breakfast are two hardboiled eggs and a slice of brown bread or a bowl of ‘dalia khichdi’ consisting of vegetables and a poached egg. Both these options contain complex carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats, all of which are the basics if you want to give this long journey forward the most perfect kick start.

  2. Do indulge in some mid-morning snacks: The mid-morning snack should ideally be 3 hours before lunch. A mid-morning snack is used to fill in the gap between lunch and breakfast, as a long gap can cause your metabolism to dip. Ideal choices for mid-morning snacks are soaked chickpeas or half an apple.

  3. Have your lunch like a prince: Lunch needs to be lighter than breakfast, so avoid eating any refined grains. You can opt for two chapattis, a vegetable curry and a fish or a bowl of brown rice, vegetables and chicken soup.

  4. Evening snacks: Don’t give them a miss! The evening snack can be a repetition of the mid-morning snack. Healthy sprouts or an apple serve as delicious yet very healthy alternatives.

  5. Have your dinner like a pauper: Dinner should ideally be the lightest meal of the day, as a heavy dinner can stress your digestive system before sleep. Opt for a bowl of vegetable soup or a piece of chapatti and a bowl of dal.

 In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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