People have started to adjust to the ‘new normal’ way of living life. With the majority of physical activities and outings being restricted across India, people’s lives have become stationary. Along with the work from home stress and having to stay home otherwise as well, it has massively affected health (physical as well as mental).
Most of us have even gained weight over these past months. If you are among the people who have put on some weight, you might be searching for ways to follow healthy habits to lose it. In case you still don’t know what needs to be done to lose weight, this article may come in handy.
Here are a few tips that will help you lose weight naturally, even when you are staying indoors most of the time.
Tips to Lose Weight Naturally
A significant number of people in India suffer from health issues arising due to obesity and being overweight. This number may have increased ever since we are instructed to stay indoors. Now, in such challenging times, you certainly cannot afford to suffer from any health-related problems, especially those caused due to weight gain.
Therefore, we have put together a few tips that will help you reduce weight naturally.
Consume a protein-rich diet
Many people believe that starving or reducing your food intake helps losing weight. However, it is wrong! In fact, you need to ensure that you consume a protein-rich diet every day as it boosts your metabolism, further keeping you healthy and alert daily.
When planning your diet chart for weight loss, make it a point to consume all food groups throughout the day. Keep track of your calorie intake and calorie burned over the week/month. This will help you regulate a healthy weight loss over time.
Avoid processed food and excess sugar
Processed foods have a high sugar content and fewer nutrients in them. Food times such as white bread, white pasta, chocolates, biscuits, etc. can be eaten by someone trying to lose weight, but in small proportions only. In some cases, your nutritionist may advise you to remove these items from your diet altogether.
Switch to herbal teas/black coffee
Tea/coffee is what keeps us Indians going on when we have a tough day/week. If your goal is to lose some weight but you cannot keep yourself away from that regular cup of tea/coffee, we have an alternative. You can switch to herbal teas made at home. Just boil spices and herbs such as tulsi, turmeric, ginger with lime and honey. It helps remove the toxins from your body and improves metabolism. On the other hand, coffee lovers can drink a cup of black coffee to keep themselves active and burn calories.
With a balanced and regulated diet, it is also necessary to start exercising when planning a weight loss regime. You can begin with low impact exercises such as aerobics, walking, and Zumba. These have a massive impact on your metabolism rate and will help you burn calories faster.
Keep a check on your weight with a BMI calculator
While you follow a strict diet and regular exercising for weight loss, you should also be able to measure its impact on your body. That’s when a BMI calculator comes in the picture. The tool helps determine the body mass index or BMI of an individual based on their height and weight. A person with a healthy body weight will have BMI ranging between 18.5 and 25.9.
Finding a work-life balance in times like these can be overwhelming, but you should not let it affect your mental and physical health. Maintaining a healthy body weight will not only allow you to lead a long life but will also help you get a health insurance or term insurance plan at an affordable price.
Yes, you read it right!
Most insurers in India take BMI value as one of the premium-determining factors. So, if you are overweight or obese, your insurance premiums are most likely to be more compared to other people.
Therefore, try the weight loss tips mentioned above to shred the extra weight that you have gained in these past few months. Also, it is wise to consult a nutritionist before charting your diet plan. Remember: since each person is different, his/her weight loss regime will be different too!
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