Now that the lockdown is opening up In my journey towards a healthy and fit body, I have decided to make changes in my lifestyle every 10 days so that I have enough time to adjust. Good habits are not easy to adapt for a person like me (Read – I am a foodie and a lazy bum 😛 ).
So let’s start with easy lifestyle changes I have made this week to kick start my weight loss.
- Replaced refined oil with Olive oil for cooking
Read the benefits of using Olive oil here. Although I have always been using good refined Oil like Saffola still it is not beneficial for us. As far as cost is concerned, Olive oil is expensive but if you are using non-stick cookware, it will not hurt your pockets too much. Generally, I have seen better bargains on Olive oil in big supermarkets and online too. For families, you should never miss such a deal. So, Olive oil in, refined oil out. You can also use coconut oil for your cooking, it is equally good.
- Replaced Sugar with Stevia
I don’t have much of a sweet tooth but I am totally a tea addict. I need my morning tea else I feel doomed 😛
Tea and coffee lovers generally overdo sugar in their bodies. Sugar is the biggest devil in our meals, please please stay away from it unless you have low sugar or any other medical problem. There are many artificial sweeteners in the market and I have used almost all the variants. I have switched to Stevia sweetener since it is low in carbohydrates and does not contain Aspartame. The sweetener is made of Stevia, a plant with naturally sweet leaves. So, Stevia in, Sugar out 🙂
- Raw food before every meal
You might have understood that all calories are not the same. I am trying my best to eat some raw foods, say a fruit or salad half an hour before every meal. Fiber helps in the digestion of food, so my meal is digested in a better way. Also, I eat in proportion since I have had salad or fruit, my meal quantity is controlled.
- No water after having meals
When we drink water after food, our digestion process slows down. So, I have started to wait for at least half-hour after my meals to drink water.
Processed foods out of my kitchen – Yes, you have read it right. I have removed all the processed foods (Read – Maggi, pasta, cookies, white bread, etc ). If they are present in my kitchen, I tend to eat them at some point in time. Avoiding processed foods is a very important factor to gear your weight loss.
These five lifestyle changes –
Olive oil instead of refined oil,
Stevia instead of sugar,
Raw food before meals,
No water after meals,
No processed foods.
My Latest Lifestyle Changes to Lose Weight are going to be with me forever and I don’t think I would have a problem following them religiously even after the lockdown due to Covid-19 opens up completely.
What changes have you made to be healthy? Share with us, after all, collaboration is the way to succeed 🙂