Now that it is a brand new year, most people have this in their to-do-list: Losing Weight. Since the holiday foods have taken their toll on putting on you some additional weight, most people, especially girls here in India, wanted to have that ‘Kareena Kapoor body’. Who doesn’t want to have this kind of body, anyway?
Most people are motivated to start planning their exercise regimen. However, the presence of Aloo Parathas every breakfast turns that motivation down. But since it’s New Year, we must get the urge to start that diet.
Since we already have that meaty and high-carbohydrate diet during the holiday feast, we must start cutting it down by eating fruits and vegetables. Since fruits and vegetables are known when it comes to shedding weight, this is a usual part of one’s diet regimen. However, you must not start eating it…yet. Eating fruits and vegetables is good for your health but remember that only eating those will not give you everything you need. Aside from vitamins and minerals, you will still need protein, fats and carbohydrates in order for you to have that much-needed energy.
These are the food that will certainly provide you with a balanced diet but help you shed that extra weight:
Flax Seeds – Being an essential part of this plan, flax seeds are known to contain lignans, fiber, Lecithin and Omega-3.
Yogurt or Curd – These foods are rich in calcium, pro-biotics and protein.
Tomatoes – Tomatoes are rich in Lycopene, Vitamin C, Carnitine and Oligofructose
Cinnamon or Dalchini – This spice manages blood sugar and improves your digestion.
Almonds – It is known to contain Alpha-linoleic acid, protein and improves metabolism.
Bell Pepper or Capsicum – Capsaicin, Dihydrocapsiate and Piperine, which can be found in this spice, are known to suppress one’s appetite, burn fats and prevent its build-up.
Melons – They mostly contain water with little sugar, therefore aiding in weight loss.
Brown Rice – This rice, especially the husky brown one, contains carbohydrates and fiber.
Papaya – This fruit, especially the ripe orange one, can flatten your belly.
Lentils – Like flax seeds, this is an essential part of an Indian Diet Plan since they contain fiber and satisfies your appetite longer.