Lose Weight In 4 Weeks With The Help Of This Foolproof Indian Diet Plan!
Medically reviewed by Ashwathy V. Pillai, Postgraduate Degree in Dietetics & Applied Nutrition
Diet plan of any kind can be overwhelming and curating one can definitely be exhausting. This involves a lot of research and is quite time-consuming.
However, how many of us come up with the right diet plan that is easy to follow and meets all the nutritional needs?
Table of Contents:
- 4 Weeks Expert Recommended Indian Diet Plan
- 5 Demons Slowing Down Your Weight Loss
- 10 Recommended Weight Loss Tips
- Indian food and drinks linked to weight loss
- Advantages of an Indian diet
- Unhealthy Indian snacks to avoid
- Healthy filling Indian snack alternatives
- Lose Weight if You are Behind Pills and Potions
- Why Aren’t you Losing Weight?
- Planning to Join a Weight Loss Establishment?
When on a ‘diet’, a number of us skim through recipes that are not native and therefore challenging. These foods are bland and eating them every single day can definitely make anyone cringe.
But what if we tell you this can be done differently? You can eat foods that are wholesome, delicious and also native?
Indian foods are linked to an excess amount of rice (carbohydrates). This gives the impression that Indian foods are unhealthy. But the truth is, we have simply forgotten our staple foods and become too dependent on rice. Adding to this, we have started consuming all kinds of junk food.
Instead of eating foods that have very little nutritional value and following unsuitable diet plans, it is wise to choose diet plans that are both suitable and manageable.
In this article, we will give you insights on what is making you fat, the ratio of exercise and diet control you need to have.
Below, we have also provided a month-long weight loss diet charts recommended by experts. These charts are curated to suit Indians.
Expert recommended Indian Diet Plan for Weight Loss in 4 Weeks*
Week 1: Weight Loss Diet
Early morning: 1 fruit of your choice + 3-4 mixed seeds such as watermelon, flax, sesame, melon to name a few.
Breakfast: Open paneer sandwich with mint chutney / 2 idlis with sambhar / Akki roti with dill leaves and sambhar / 2 egg omelet with 2 whole grain bread slices / 2 multigrain mixed vegetable parathas + 1 glass of vegetable juice of your choice.
Mid-morning: 4 walnuts and 2 dates / Fruit of your choice/tender coconut water with malai
Pre-lunch: 1 plate of preferred salad with vinegar dressing. Recipe suggestion from blog
Lunch: 2 multigrain roti / 1 Katori red or brown rice + 1 bowl dal / pulses like rajma / Egg bhurji / non-veg subji + 1 bowl low-fat curd
Mid-evening: 1 glass of tea or coffee / 1 glass buttermilk
Snack: 1 fruit of your choice / 1 glass whey protein drink /1 bowl Sprouts bhel
Dinner: 1 bowl chicken gravy + 1 bowl rice / 2 multigrain rotis + salad + 1 bowl low-fat curd / 1 bowl vegetable dalia upma or 1 bowl millet vegetable upma + 1 bowl sambhar + 1 bowl of salad or soup
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Post-dinner (if you are up late): 4-5 pieces of nuts/ 1 glass warm low-fat milk
Week 2: Weight Loss Diet
Early morning: 10 ml wheatgrass juice + 5 to 6 almonds and walnuts
Breakfast: 2 medium vegetable uthappam with sambhar / 1 bowl vegetable dalia upma + chutney / 2 medium paneer, oats and ragi dosa with sambhar / 1 bowl fruit, flaxseed and oats porridge / 1 bowl red rice or brown rice pulse-mixed pongal + 1 bowl sambhar / 1 sprouted red rice poha + 1 glass vegetable juice of choice
Mid-morning: 1 glass Whey protein shake with milk / assorted fruit platter / Trail mix/Tender coconut juice with the malai.
Pre-lunch: 1 bowl minestrone soup with more veggies and less of pasta.
Lunch: 2 multigrain roti + 1 bowl vegetable subji / non-veg subji + 1 bowl boiled pulse chaat (rajma, chana, black chana, green moong etc) / 1 bowl red or brown rice + 1 bowl mixed vegetable subji + 1 vegetable egg omlette.
Snack: 2 multigrain flour khakras / 1 fruit of your choice + 1 cup green tea / Trail mix with mixed seeds.
Dinner: 1 bowl vegetable brown rice basmati chicken biryani/ vegetable pulao + 1 bowl vegetable raita + 1 bowl vegetable or chicken salad of choice / 1 bowl steamed red rice + 1 bowl mixed vegetable sambhar + 1 bowl non-veg / vegetable subji + 1 bowl salad of choice / 2 multigrain roti + 1 bowl mixed spiced dals / fish curry + 1 bowl curd.
Post-dinner (if you are up late): 1 glass of whey protein shake if missed during snack or simply a glass of warm milk.
Week 3: Weight Loss Diet
Early morning: 10 Spirulina or green leafy veggie juice + 1 fruit of your choice
Breakfast: 1 bowl vegetable sprout poha with chutney / 3-4 dal paddu with sambhar / 2 oats idli + sambhar / 2 methi parantha with low-fat curd / 2 mixed vegetable adai uttapams + 1 bowl mixed veg sambhar.
Mid-morning: 1 fruit of your choice/fistful of Assorted nuts / 2 tbsp of trail mix
Pre-lunch: 1 bowl sprout salad of choice / 1 bowl mixed veggies chunky soup.
Lunch: 2 multigrain roti + 1 bowl veg or non-veg (seafood, fish, chicken) subji of choice + 1 bowl of thick dal / 1 bowl red rice + 1 bowl mixed vegetable sambhar + 1 bowl subji + 1 bowl low-fat curd
Snack: Til or peanut chikki with 1 cup spirulina and mixed veggie juice.
Dinner: 1 bowl fruit and veggie mixed salad of choice + 2 bran rotis (wheat roti or oat bran) + 1 bowl of non-veg subji / 1 bowl red rice or brown rice + 1 bowl dal + 1 bowl curd
Post-dinner (if you are up late): 1 glass of whey protein shake
Week 4: Weight Loss Diet
Early morning: 10 ml Amla juice + 3-4 walnuts and almonds mix.
Breakfast: 2 medium dal paranthas (made from leftover dal if any) + 1 bowl low-fat curd / 2 Ragi veggies paddus with peanut chutney / 2 small and fluffy vegetable pancakes / 2 paranthas + 1 bowl vegetables raita / Paneer and vegetable rice bath (from leftover rice) + 1 bowl curd / 2 idlis with sambhar
Mid-morning: Amaranth seeds chikki / 3-4 dry fruits / 1 bowl cut fresh fruits of choice
Pre-lunch: 1 bowl sprout salad / 1 bowl grilled chicken or fish salad
Lunch: 1 bowl millet and dal khichdi + 1 bowl mixed vegetable kadhai / 2 multigrain roti + 1 bowl non-veg subji or egg bhurji +1 glass of spiced buttermilk / 2 vegetable millet uttapams + 1 bowl sambhar.
Snack: 1 cup spiced boiled corn or 1 corn on the cob + 1 cup coffee, tea or green tea/ 1 Fruit of choice / 1 glass whey protein drink
Dinner: 1 bowl vegetable and mixed seeds salad + 2 multigrain roti + 1 non-veg subji or dal of your choice / 1 bowl red or brown rice + 1 bowl mix veg sambhar + 1 egg bhurji.
Post-dinner (if you are up late): 1 glass warm milk.
*Disclaimer: This is a general diet plan and should not be confused for a specific weight loss recommendation for people with complex health conditions. We suggest you visit a nutritionist for in-depth health analysis and a weight loss plan. Everyone differs in terms of their metabolism and hence may react differently to this diet too.
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Weight loss tips to consider while following the above diet chart
- Superfoods are the biggest key to quick and healthy weight loss. Superfoods are nothing but regular foods that have concentrated with nutrients. They could be millets, seeds, certain grass varieties or even fiber-rich foods. Consume them in measured amounts every day and see your weight melting.
- Always drink enough water. Many times thirst is masked as hunger. So when you are hungry, try drinking water first. It is a proven natural way to fill up the stomach and preventing yourself from gorging later.
- Always preclude lunch with salads or chewy soups. You will be tempted to eat less rice or roti or whatever is for lunch.
- Ensure all your meals have a protein source. If any meal is lacking in it, throw in an egg or dal to ensure protein.
- One day in the week can be designated as a cheat day. It will help you to manage cravings and get back on your Indian diet chart for weight loss.
- On a cheat day, do not overindulge on sweets or fried items. If you feel like it, have a small bite-sized portion to simply curb the craving.
- Never at any point during the diet, starve yourself. There is evidence that starvation, in fact, leads to overeating.
- Remember, the short-term goal is not going to yield results. Hence, always focus on clean, healthy eating that promotes weight loss and at the same time can be adopted throughout your life.
5 Demons Slowing Down Your Weight Loss
Our nutritionists after research have debunked the most common couch-potato-no-exercise-hence-obese myth right there!
Below are the five common reasons for weight gain that most of us overlook.
Remember when you are hungry but actually angry? There is a term for that and it is called hangry! The anger is an emotional or mood specific response to hunger, something controlled by hormones.
So when hunger can make you angry, imagine what would be actually transpiring inside. Any Indian weight loss diet plan cashes in on this and makes you eat often to prevent hormone and enzyme spikes.
It is proven that hormones can either make you fat or even result in weight loss. Ever heard of Leptin, Ghrelin, the stress hormone, thyroid hormones, and insulin? Well, all these form a complex hormonal cocktail that greatly influences hunger, feeling of fullness, even fat storage pattern and the places it gets stored.
Sounds freaky, doesn’t it? Well, the good part about it is, you can influence some of them (for example insulin, stress hormones, etc.) with a good dieting chart.
2. Vitamins and minerals
Miss them and you miss weight loss goals!
So you thought that burger hurts your waistline by only helping you pile on the calories? Well, there is more to your food than just calories!
This reinforces the fact that it is important to look at food in a more wholesome manner (like a healthy Indian diet) than just calories, cheese, butter, oil, fat, etc!
What are toxins? Everything around us; be it the pollution, smoke, food colours, food additives, plastics etc are all toxins and these have the potential to cause obesity.
Research finds that excess exposure to toxins make our body store toxins in small fat pockets. Also, toxins reduce the pace of metabolism that eventually, slow down the process of weight loss. That’s why it is very important to detox the body once in a while.
If you do not get enough sleep, then your body tries to cope up with the related exhaustion in multiple ways. And one such coping mechanism is the increased secretion of stress hormones. This makes you susceptible to infections among other things.
Stress is like an enemy that weakens your body from all angles. Not only does it release fat-storing hormones, but you also tend to reach out to sugar and salt-laden foods to cope with the stress.
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10 Recommended Weight Loss Tips
Weight loss is not so difficult and by following the below weight loss diet tips, one can lose weight effortlessly. The key is to follow the below tips diligently.
1. Don’t skip meals
Now that’s the key point! Skipping meals is never going to help you with weight loss. In fact, it will make you starve and you will end up eating something unhealthy that will further hamper your weight loss process .
2. Eat more frequently
Have small meals frequently and regularly. The aim is to never let your stomach hungry. Be it healthy snacks or fruits, try to eat more frequently.
It’s been observed that people who are maintaining their weight post-weight loss and people with normal weight are inclined to eating frequent meals on uniform time when compared to people who are overweight and obese .
3. Have home-made food
Cook food at home so that you can be more attentive towards the ingredients and find healthy alternatives to cook. For example, you can use less oil or bake the chicken instead of frying.
Also, home-cooked food helps in better planning of food preparations, for days in advance. This provides better options to plan and encourage healthy grocery shopping.
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 store-bought pastries or the leftover pizzas.
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, carbohydrates, and good fats with micronutrients. The goal is to follow a well-balanced diet.
This helps in providing all essential nutrients to the body which promotes a healthy metabolism. This, in turn, helps in weight loss.
6. Choose smaller plates and bowls
Though this is psychological, choosing smaller plates and bowls really works.
According to 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. This is proven to be a smart and easy trick to eat less and lose weight.
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 not gorge the party food. This can help you have fewer alcoholic drinks too.
If you are a party animal, below tips can come handy.
3 Weight Loss Thumb rules for party hoppers:
- Don’t skip meals before the party, you will end up eating more.
- To survive dehydration due to alcohol, keep yourself hydrated throughout the day and even in between your drinks.
- Prepare your body for the party by eating fresh and raw fruits throughout the day.
8. 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.
9. Eat more fruits & vegetables
In order to make your meals more filling, you can add fruits and vegetables to them. This gives a healthy twist to your dishes.
The complex carbs or fiber present in fruits and vegetables satiates your stomach and prevents overeating. Also, it absorbs the extra blood cholesterol. This ultimately helps in shedding the extra body weight.
10. Avoid zero carbs/restricted diet plans
Don’t fall into the traps of restricted diet plans such as zero carb diet. Our body needs nutrients from every food group. 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 symptoms 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. To start with, you can consult one of Truweight’s nutritionists, absolutely FREE! Ask your doubts and get solutions.
Indian food and drinks linked with weight loss
If losing weight is your primary goal, then you should cut down on junk, processed food, sugary beverages, and unhealthy fats.
Indian cuisine is undoubtedly delicious. But we cannot ignore the fact that some foods are laden with grease, sweet and butter. The good news is, there are plenty of dishes that are low in calories and full of proteins.
Here are some of the foods you can eat without feeling guilty.
1. Tandoori Chicken
One of the most familiar Indian dishes, it’s red and charred. All the goodness of the fat comes from the meat and marinade and not from oils and unhealthy fats. They are a good source of protein and will aid you in weight loss.
A North India dish made of red kidney beans in thick gravy with a healthy amount of herbs and spices. Serve it with hot chapatis and your taste buds will dance with joy.
Despite the name, we presume it is high in fat but buttermilk generally holds no butter and is actually low in fat. Preparing buttermilk from low-fat milk contains 15-20 calories /100 ml. Savor this delicious treat to keep your body hydrated and active.
South India’s staple breakfast is a great addition to any weight loss diet. Since idli is steamed and not fried, it is not laden with many calories. Idli is also good for the gut and digestion. If you want to cut down on carbs, you can also opt for healthier alternatives like ragi or millet idli.
5. Bhindi (Okra) Curry
This simple dish tastes great with hot rotis and is a perfect meal for vegetarians. You can have this for dinner or lunch and it will not only satisfy your hunger but will also help you with weight loss.
When included alongside healthy eating, certain beverages are more effective than others promoting weight loss.
Below are some healthy drinks to include in your diet if you want to lose weight.
1. Green Tea
This tea is a favorite among health gurus. Green tea is packed with antioxidants and other powerful nutrients. It is also known to burn fat efficiently.
2. Black Coffee
Black Coffee is used by people to boost energy and lift the mood. It contains caffeine which acts as a stimulant in the body and promotes weight loss.
3. Black Tea
Just like green tea, black tea also has compounds which help in weight loss. Black tea is high in polyphenols called flavonoids, a powerful antioxidant which helps in weight loss.
Water is simply the best beverage anyone can drink. It is the simplest way to improve overall health! Drinking plenty of water will benefit your waistline and keep you full in between meals. It will also increase the number of calories you burn.
5. Apple Cider Vinegar
ACV contains acetic acid, a compound which promotes weight loss by decreasing the insulin levels, improves metabolism, suppresses the appetite and burn fat.
These are only a handful. There are many other superfoods and drinks that will help you on your journey.
Advantages of an Indian diet
A typical Indian diet is always better than a conventional diet because there are so many fresh curries and vegetables to play around with.
The Indian diet is also rich in nutritious foods like whole grains, healthy fats, fresh vegetables, low-fat dairy, and fruits.
While most of us look out for Western diets, we fail to notice that our own Indian cuisine could actually be the best and one of the healthiest diets. Likewise, an Indian diet can be consistently followed without much effort.
Below are some benefits of the Indian diet.
1. Healthy Spices
Almost every Indian cuisine uses various kinds of spices. Turmeric is one such standard spice that not only adds colour to the food but also helps us in treating stomach pain, bloating, gas, heartburn, and diarrhoea.
Cardamom is another useful spice used tremendously in the Indian cuisine that helps in treating stomach and intestinal ailments.
2. Fresh Vegetables
Fresh produce is always used in Indian diets and fresh vegetables are most. This fresh food diet will vitalise your body and keep your organs healthy.
3. Less fattening meals
Indian diet consists of foods such as dals, salads, and curries made using vegetables and pulses. Most of these recipes do not use calorie-rich ingredients like cheese or cream, unlike Western cuisines.
4. Satiating flavors
Most Indian foods are filled with distinct flavour and spice that can easily satiate your taste buds. This will cause you to indulge in smaller portions thus keeping a check on your calories.
Variety keeps you from getting bored. India is known for its variety of cultures and each of these cultures has a vast variety of foods that make up the Indian diet. With so much to choose from one can never get bored with this diet.
Traditional Indian cooking always uses fresh produce and involves making dishes from starch, which means fewer preservatives and overall healthier food. Traditional Indian meals include carbohydrates, protein, fats, and fibers – all the elements you need for a balanced diet.
Another important ingredient we use is curd, which is made from fermented milk which keeps the digestive tract healthy, thanks to the good bacteria it contains.
Curd is packed with calcium which restricts our body from gaining excess body fat and it can help prevent developing insulin resistance, which is often a precursor to both diabetes and coronary heart disease.
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Unhealthy Indian snacks to avoid
Indian snacks are creamy, sugary and so delicious that thinking about them makes us salivate but if you are serious about losing weight, then there are some snacks which you need to avoid.
Now, jot down the no-no snacks listed below!
Vada Pav: Loved by all Mumbaikars and the rest of India, Vada Pav is easily accessible and tasty, but really unhealthy. A single Vada Pav can have as many as 286 calories.
Parathas: They are favorites of North India. Stuffed with creamy potatoes and pan-fried, they make the perfect food but aren’t good for the body. The addition of butter makes it fatty and unhealthy.
Toast Butter: Being a quick breakfast dish, toast butter isn’t a typical Indian dish but loved by the entire country. However, toast butter has no nutritional value. The white bread is full of maida and butter which is packaged, contains extra salt, colour, and preservatives.
Puri Bhaji: Puri Bhaji is extremely unhealthy as they are fried and potatoes aren’t the best vegetables to eat in the morning.
There are countless snacks that you need to avoid or consume less if your goal is to lose weight. To know more about these snacks, Read here.
Healthy filling Indian snack alternatives
DO NOT FRET! Better options are always around the corner.
There are many other healthy Indian snacks which are as tasty as the unhealthy ones. Not only are these delicious but good for your health as well. Read on to know more!
- Baked snacks: Stay away from fried potato chips and opt for baked snacks like Khakra or baked soya chips.
- Masala Corn: Very easy to prepare, boil some corn and add spices to it for a healthy yummy snack.
- Sprouts: Sprouts actually tastes very good if you cook them well. Here are some sprout recipes.
- Tilgul: Sesame seed and jaggery ladoos are loaded with vitamins, calcium, and iron. When you crave something sweet after a meal, pop these in your mouth.
There are so many healthy snacks that you can prepare from the comfort of your kitchen. Remember to control your cravings and stay away from processed, unhealthy food if you want to achieve your goals.
How to lose weight if you are behind pills and potions? Just a Weight Loss Notion
Please don’t tell us that in your search for a weight loss diet plan you fell for all those gimmicks out there.
Did you know none of these companies selling these weight loss products has done serious long-term studies on how to lose weight naturally?
Additionally, the limited research there is about these overnight weight loss ingredients finds subjects losing at best only a kilogram. With no follow-up, those people would have fast regained that lost kilogram making this a lost cause.
We don’t blame you; the weight loss industry would be one of the biggest con industries. With so many myths and lies floating around, weight loss has become a marketing battleground.
We tried enlisting some common myths. Read all about the common weight loss myths and why they are so!
Tried everything and now tired of it?
Are you blaming your lazy lifestyle and lack of exercise? Planning to run or jog to burn the weekend indulgence?
Or have you scheduled an hour-long yoga session to work off the guilt from eating unhealthy foods?
Well, we have a surprise for you; research is out about how exercise is not everything for weight loss.
“Turns out, you can’t outrun a bad diet! It will exact revenge on your belly and hips eventually.”
You may scoff at this wisdom, but take the instance of beauty pageant winner Mrs Sheuli Bhatia.
Her asthma made it difficult for her to work out hard but she was already enrolled in the Miss India International pageant.
Even she had thought that she could burn off a bad diet by light exercise. That is until she realised diet is what contributes to 70% of weight loss! Read her full weight loss story here.
Numerous studies on how to lose weight have now lifted the curtains on how much contribution does running on the treadmill has on weight loss versus diet chart to lose weight! Ok here’s how it works.
Weight loss is believed to happen when energy spent (calories burned) is more than the energy consumed (in the form of food).
However, there are 3 components of energy expenditure
- Basal metabolic rate (BMR)
- Energy used for digestion of food or thermogenic effect of food
- Physical activity
Research finds that BMR is responsible for 60 to 80% of energy expenditure, another 10% by digestion which leaves only 10 – 30% of energy or calorie burn by physical activity.
Hence exercise which has been revered as ‘the solution for weight loss’, only accounts for small changes in weight.
We are not negating the effect of exercise on health. Research finds that exercise helps reduce the risk of type-2 diabetes, stroke, cardiovascular conditions, blood pressure, and other lifestyle ailments. So keep exercising. It will benefit you in the long run.
Weight loss for female
Apart from following the above-generalised diet chart, here are a few bonus tips for women.
Why women in particular? Because a woman’s body and mind go through a number of changes and hence, weight loss can be challenging for them when compared to men.
- Since women are more prone to stress, try to calm down before undertaking any diet plan.
- Hormonal issues like PCOS, hypothyroidism in women bring weight gain. So, keep a check on your hormonal influences.
- Shop smartly while buying groceries.
- Take up exercises while watching your favorite serials.
- Find ‘me’ time and try to keep yourself happy.
Always remember, a well-balanced diet is not just for weight loss but it can also be a way to retain your health and beauty.
The healthy food that we eat is also a source of vitamins and minerals that are essential for better skin and hair wellness.
So when you are looking for a diet chart for women, you must know that it will be an added advantage for fixing different skin and hair issues. A healthy diet chart for females is hence the key to over wellness both inside and outside.
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Nutritionist Recommended Weight Loss Tips
Avoiding high-fat foods; restricting calorie intake; regularly weighing yourself and moderate physical activity helps weight loss and eventually weight management too.
If you are banking only on exercise then your weight loss will indeed be slow. Go get an Indian diet plan for weight loss from a certified nutritionist
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“Bottom line: Exercise or physical activity only brings about SMALL changes in weight. Do not gloss or obsess or tailor a weight loss plan solely around exercise. In fact exercising has its own line of benefits on lifestyle conditions and hence important too! Rather get a diet chart for weight loss and stick to it”
We still recommend these 8-minute complete body workout exercises to keep you in good health and to help reduce belly fat.
Practice this along with the expert-recommended weight loss diet plan given below and you are sure to succeed!
So there you go, a detailed Indian diet plan for weight loss, for all weight loss and weight management. We hope your search for the right answer and perfect body ends here!
1. Can I lose weight without doing exercise?
A. Yes you can. However, maintaining the weight in the long run will be very hard. With regular exercise, you can maintain your lost weight better. The equilibrium between calorie consumption and calorie expenditure is essential to lose weight and its healthy maintenance.
2.What should be the ideal body weight loss to avoid lethargy and weakness?
A. Ideally, depending on an individual’s rate of metabolism, weight loss of 0.5-1 kg per week is considered healthy.
3.Should I restrict my diet to loose weight?
A. To attain sustainable, healthy weight loss, include all the food groups with major focus on metabolism-boosting nutrients. Include more of complex carbohydrates instead of simple carbohydrates and eat more fibre rich foods. These contribute majorly towards weight loss.
4. What is a well-balanced diet and how can it help with weight loss?
A. A well-balanced diet comprises of all the food groups in your meals and in right proportion. The nutrients present in the diet will speed up the metabolism and provides sufficient energy.