Crazy diets drives you crazy, isn’t? You start to believe that this is the best option for you to lose weight. But this is really a serious problem.
Most people fail to understand the difference between weight loss and fat loss.
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Losing muscles is easy whereas losing fat needs right pattern of eating and exercise.
Reality check: Biscuits, chiwda or bhel will only lead to muscle loss, not fat loss. Follow it religiously and you end up looking bloated and overweight or not weight loss at all…
Here’s why eating biscuits, bhel, chiwda not the best weight loss food snacks:
Poor nutritional content: Bhel or rice puff is like eating air. Really, it has zero nutritional quality and poor satiety value. It never keeps you full or serves any you any good.
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Biscuits, chiwda and bhel are high carbohydrate foods. When carbohydrates are consumed in excess, it gets converted to fat (body fat). Because most of the weight loss diets are low calorie, they are generally high carbohydrate but low fat and protein, leading to only muscle loss.
Fat loss can happen only when the food is high fat and protein and lower in carbohydrate. This makes biscuits, chiwda or bhel the poor sources of weight loss (fat loss) food snacks.
Low Thermogenic effect: Thermogenic means ‘The foods that stays in stomach for a longer time and use a lot of energy/ fuel to burn/ digest it’ eg: whole wheat roti will take longer time to digest and burns more energy than sugar.
Foods like khakra, chiwda, biscuits, bhel are low thermogenic foods. It digests too fast and doesn’t need much energy for the body to burn.
Poor timing: 5-6pm meal is the most important meal of the day, just as your breakfast. Eating low energy food, and low nutritional meals will crash your blood glucose level in 15 mins, leaving you extremely hungry during dinner time. Therefore, you tend to overeat in the dinner time.
STRATEGIES THAT CAN WORK WELL FOR YOU:
Keep in mind that 5-6pm meal needs to be planned a day prior.
Always plan this meal a day prior to stop you from going wrong as this meal is generally taken too lightly by people.
This meal needs to be high on healthy fats, proteins and low complex carbs.
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Avoid fake foods that are low in calorie or nutrition quality (they are high on hidden sugars like dextrose, corn maple syrup).
Avoid diet foods like diet khakra, or diet bhel. They are totally fraud foods.
Avoid low fat food items like low fat cheese, low fat milk, low fat yogurt, low fat butter, or biscuits. They are portrayed low fat but the quality of fat is trans fat (Unhealthy fat that makes you fat).
Keep the meals real and natural like whole milk and its products, nuts, whole cereal preparations, whole pulses, veggies, whole eggs, chicken or fatty fish.
Avoid processed or packed foods like noodles, pasta, chips, soya sticks, nachni wafers, or any roasted item. They are high in sodium, leaving you bloated the next day.
Avoid instant foods like instant noodles, or wraps.
Avoid packed sauces like mayonnaise, or ketchups.
1- Always plan your 5-6 pm meal in advance. Like a night before, plan ‘What are you going to eat?’
2- Meal should be high on healthy fats, healthy proteins and complex low carbs.
3- Keep the carbs low as much as possible. Best is to snack on foods which has carb 10gms or less than 10gms.
4- Homemade foods like- sprouts with paneer cubes, egg whole, chicken steaks with veggies, hummus with veggies and sprouts, avocado with fish grilled, cheese multigrain bread 1 slice and veggies, peanut butter rolled thin small roti, oats yogurt peanut butter and fruit smoothie.
5- Eat out option- paneer, egg , grilled chicken or fish with salad tossed in olive dressings, Hummus with sprouts, nuts, yogurt, greek yogurt, coconut malai, almond milk or coconut milk with whey protein.
6- Carry foods options- Proteinshake, quest bar, sprouts with yogurt, almond or coconut milk with nuts, boiled whole eggs with veggies, cheese with veggies, peanut butter with 1 multigrain bread.
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7- You’ll automatically feel light during the dinner time. Therefore you don’t crave for wrong foods and don’t overeat.
8- Avoid the fake foods like diet foods, low fat or low calorie foods, roasted foods, any packed or processed foods or any variety of packed sauces.
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