The food you eat have big effects on your health and quality of life. When it comes to healthy eating and weight loss, the simplest way to make an impact is to form habits you can stick with for life. In fact, life was quite simple when we were young as even food was kept simple. Our grandmas and mummies used to feed us pure and fresh home-cooked, yet tasty, meals and hence there was no need for elaborate diet plans. Back then, they knew the meaning of balanced diet and food used to appear in front of us automatically – as though some Artificial Intelligence framework was installed in them.
As I said, eating healthy can be fairly simple, but the rise in popular ‘diets’ and dieting trends has caused a lot of confusion. In fact, these trends often distract from the basic nutrition principles that are the base of healthy eating. So let us focus here on a simple home cooked meal plan which will help you achieve your goal. Along with this, a minimum of three hours of any form of workout every week is a must.
After following multiple diet plans (from Rujuta to Dikshit to Keto to my personal nutritionist), which of course helped me in some way or the other, here is my custom plan which has helped me feel satisfied and energized, and NOT deprived and hungry. In fact, last weekend when I worked for more than 12 hours on both Saturday and Sunday, my boss remarked at midnight while we were wrapping up work, ‘How are you still so energetic as if it is 7 in the morning?’ The answer to that is this diet along with my mental strength and active lifestyle.
- At any given point, you should not feel deprived of food.
- Have small portions.
- Drink minimum 2 litres of water.
- It is okay to binge sometimes. Do not feel guilty about it. Instead compensate with an extra hour of workout.
- Make sure you eat at least one ‘belly fat burning’ food everyday.
- Appraise your diet every month and change the plan if need be.
- Last but not the least, every individual is different. So make your own meal plan as per your body needs. And most importantly, monitor and stick to it.