Weight loss is a highly discussed topic. With a wealth of information out there, we can sometimes find ourselves a little overwhelmed with what to do and where to start. It doesn’t have to be complicated though! Your goal might be to shed a few kilos and get into shape, but a healthy lifestyle is even more important in the long run.
A few well-thought-out changes will set you on your way to healthily losing weight, both for the way your body looks on the outside, and the way it feels on the inside. Here’s how you can incorporate healthy habits into your life and get started on your journey.
1. Calorie Deficit In A Healthy Way
Losing weight doesn’t have to mean going hungry. Keeping your diet balanced at all times is very important. However, you can create a deficit by eating fewer calories than you burn in a day. How do you do that? Switch out calorie-dense foods with healthier options! Include lots of fruits and veggies, low-fat dairy, and proteins in your meals, and leave out the processed and fatty stuff. You will feel full because you can eat a sufficient quantity, but not have to worry about the calories.
2. Watch Your Portions
Stressing over calorie counts? Portion sizes are your friends when it comes to easy control of calorie intake. Manage your servings by using smaller utensils to eat out of. Never have snacks and drinks straight out of the packaging because it’s hard to gauge how much you consume. Another trick is to fill half your plate with greens and veggies which ensures a smaller portion of carbs and proteins in your meal.
3. A Balanced Diet Is A Healthy Diet
A well-rounded diet makes your weight loss journey more fulfilling. A simple way to ensure your daily needs are met is to incorporate more protein, low-fat dairy, and lots of veggies in your day-to-day meals. Grab things like nuts, beans, fish, and lean chicken for more protein that will help you feel fuller for longer. Low-fat options in yoghurt, milk, and cottage cheese, etc are great for calcium intake that helps reduce weight gain as well. Avoid starchy veggies but make leafy greens part of your daily meals.
4. Gradual Carb Control
Have you been told carbohydrates are your enemies when it comes to weight loss? That’s not always true! While veggies and proteins help weight loss immensely, carbs are important too. Cutting down on carbs too drastically will leave your nutritional needs unmet. Reach for unprocessed whole grains, veggies, and fruits instead of refined carbs for a healthy intake.
5. Beat Your Sugar Addiction
We are all hit with sweet cravings sometimes, but sugar intake can make weight loss harder than it needs to be. A big no-no is reaching for sugary drinks. Opt instead for naturally sweet tea, unsweetened juices, or low-fat buttermilk. Avoid heavily sweetened colas, flavoured milk, and coffee laden with syrups and sweeteners.
6. Try Triphala For Weight Loss
Triphala is an ayurvedic blend of the three fruits haritaki, bibhitaki, and amla. Did you know that it promotes satiety and digestion in the body? This helps you feel full and improves your metabolism. Triphala also helps reduce body fat percentages and body weight. Try this herbal powder as a little booster along with your diet and exercise.
7. Practice Mindfulness During Meals
In the habit of munching while watching something, working, or just chilling with friends? This can be bad if you are looking to lose weight. When you’re distracted, you aren’t aware of your intake. Eating mindfully goes beyond just mealtimes. Even when you are grocery shopping or cooking, be attentive to your food! Pay attention to colour, flavour, texture, and aroma as you eat. When you start feeling full, you know you’re done.
8. Juice It Up
Drinking plenty of water is important for your body’s health! It’s even better when you’re looking to lose weight and on a low-calorie diet. When you drink water before a meal, you feel full quicker. Water intake also increases energy expenditure for an hour after hydration. So make sure you drink enough water in a day and don’t reach for calorie-dense snacks by mistaking your thirst for hunger.
What if your hydrating drink is not only tastier but also accelerates your fat burning process? Try out Kapiva’s Get Slim Juice that combines the goodness of age-old medicinal herbs flaxseed and castor oil. Also, try Kapiva’s Aloe Garcinia Juice that is a unique blend of the fresh pulp of aloe vera and kokum that can melt the most stubborn fats in your body.
9. Try Intermittent Fasting
You might have heard the term “intermittent fasting” fairly often in relation to weight loss. What does it do? It aims to reduce calorie intake by alternating fasting and not fasting for certain amounts of time. There are three ways to do intermittent fasting – alternating eating normal meals for one day and fasting the next day (consuming only one small meal), eating normal meals for five days a week and small meals the other 2 days, and eating only during a fixed 6 – 10 hours in a day. This not only helps you lose weight, but it also reduces body fat and even controls blood sugar levels.
10. Get Ample Sleep
Consider yourself a night owl? While you may enjoy staying up late, missing out on sleep contributes to being overweight. Did you know that sleeping more than 7 hours a day can help you lose weight? Lack of sleep causes imbalances in hormones that promote satiety and hunger, making weight loss harder. Get your beauty sleep in to help your body stay healthy.
Bonus Tip: Try Meal Replacement Shakes
Indulge in the healthy essence of Kapiva Meal Replacement Slim Shake which is nutritious and Ayurvedic. The Slim Shake assortment pack comprises 4 flavours – coffee, chocolate, guava, and mango. From chocoholics to coffee lovers to the fans of tropical fruits, this combo helps you relish all the flavours without compromising on nutrition. Consume all these flavours in unison and your weight loss journey would be a treat like none other!