When did you realize you were overweight?
Due to the lockdown, a sudden visit from a close friend, comments on your weight such as “Preethi, didn’t you put on weight?” We might ignore that word and move on to the next topic, but after her departure, “Mumma” Is it true that I appear to be overweight? We never appear fat to our parents, and they never comment on us as if we are overweight unless we are quite obese. That is their affection. Because we are their entire universe.
We promptly open our wardrobe and begin trying to fit into our old jeans; sadly, we cannot, and this is when we know we have gained weight.
When our weight loss quest began, we instantly started researching diets and workouts to see how quickly we could shed this excess weight. But, believe me, this is not going to happen in a week or two.
When we search for a diet on the internet, we are presented with a plethora of options. 90% of those diets can help you lose weight while also causing a variety of adverse effects such as dull skin, severe hair loss, and anemia.
If we want to reduce weight, we must balance both physical activity and diet.
But what exactly is a diet? Is it a diet if you eat less or a diet if you consume the correct foods?
Diet is a simple phrase that alters our appearance as well as our impression of weight loss. A simple change in our lifestyle can have a profound effect on our bodies.
A diet is just a restriction on the amount and type of food you will consume. Eating less Unhealthy Food is considerably preferable to eating more Healthy Food, according to Ayurveda.
So, first and foremost, we must develop the habit of eating less, regardless of the cuisine.
This calorie restriction must be maintained in conjunction with physical exercises until you notice visible improvements in your body.
There are so many kinds of diets ruling the fitness world some of them are
- Low-fat diet/ high fat
- Low carb diet
- Meditteranean diet
- Keto diet
Not everyone wants to eat the same way. One must follow the diet that is best for them based on their body and how their bodies react to it.
I’m going to talk about the Mediterranean diet;
let’s examine where this name comes from.
This is one of the oldest diets, which was followed by Greeks and Italians in the 1960s. Interestingly, people from those places were healthier than people from other locations. So researchers at the time observed that the type of food they add to their diet actually distinguishes them from others.
This diet consists of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as nuts and seeds.
This diet assists you in avoiding lifestyle disorders such as type 2 diabetes and premature death & heart failure. Since then, there have been several studies demonstrating how beneficial this diet is to every organ of your body.
In this diet food is divided into four types of categories.
Food to Eat
- Extra Virgin Oil
- Whole Grains
- Fruits & Vegetables
- You can actually eat as many of these as you feel healthy and strong
Food to Eat-in Moderation (once in while)
- Foods like Yogurt
- These are once in a while foods to eat and should eat moderately
Food to Eat rarely( Occasional foods)
You should have this kind of meat occasionally, not in the regular part of your diet.
Food to avoid
- Food like processed foods
- Refined oils
- Refined grains
- Processed meats
- Added sugars and any
Most of the food in this diet can easily be available in the markets and it is totally not expensive to buy and it is a diet that works well without any side effects.