Before you try to lose weight, you should know why you are doing it. Most women I spoke to were doing it for the following…
- Is it because the partner/ child/ society wants you to???
- To feel healthier and look better for yourself???
- Medical indications??
- An event???
- To feel more energetic??
- For the dresses in your closet??? !!!
Please get your baseline investigations done, consult a physician/ psychiatrist……this journey is purely for those who want to be fitter, leaner ….while they realize that they will not look like supermodels….realistic expectations and lack of a Body Dysmorphic Disorder are essential.
Drink a glass of water on waking up
6 almonds, 2 eggs, a glass of milk ( you can add coffee or tea to the milk)
A glass of water and a glass of low-fat buttermilk
ALWAYS eat locally grown, seasonal vegetables.
A small bowl of pulses, (boiled with finely chopped onions, garlic, ginger, turmeric. tomatoes, green chili, roasted cumin, salt and turmeric.
A small bowl of ridge gourd, to which the a teaspoon of ghee has been added and the spices have been cooked in that.
2 phulkas ( very thin chappatis, made with the least amount of whole grain flour).
A small bowl of low fat yogurt to which tomatoes and roasted chickpeas have been added, with salt and roasted cumin,
If you have not been working out…..
A walk for 30 minutes ( this will gradddduuuaalllllyyyyyy increase) ..on the treadmill, at an average of 4.5 Kms an hour ( told you this was for the easy-going women)!!
A glass of low fat milk
same quantities as lunch, eat bitter gourd and pulses with 2 rotis.
Keep drinking water (6-10 glasses in a day)
Meanwhile grow your own wheatgrass and sprout lentils ….this has been covered in previous blogs….
Before the workout, eat a green apple and a pear ( the workout is hardly anything at this point)
I use green chili, as I love spices…and I add a dash of freshly squeezed lime to all the pulses….
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