It is not rare to see women cribbing about sacrificing their most favorite dishes for the sake of slimming down. Even though the aspiration of getting a flat tummy is so intense, still the fact remains that your stomach never wants you to diet, let alone your taste buds. How good would it be for you to trim down your inches without experiencing the pain of giving up your favourite food? Here are a few tips that you can follow and a few lifestyle changes that you can inculcate to carve your curves without forgoing food!
Eating Habits to Help Slimming Down
- Adequate protein and complex carb intake changes your plus size to smart size they help in slowing down the release of sugar into your blood by the food you eat. This in turn reduces your hunger pangs considerably and increases energy, whereby inhibiting the body’s tendency to accumulate excessive calories in the form of fat. It even adds to the fiber intake in the body, which is known to aid in digestion.
Complex carbs: Green leafy vegetables, veggie salads, beans, brown rice, pasta, oats, – barley.
Protein: Meat, fish, eggs, chicken, nuts, beans, soya, soy products, dal and quinoa.
- Don’t say no to Fats. It is a misconception that cutting down completely on fats helps reduce your inches quickly. Actually, a regular fat intake helps create a texture in your mouth due to which you get a full feeling, and thus eat less. Also, it helps trigger some hormones that give your brain a message of having a full feeling.
Low-fat dairy products, seeds, olive oil, sunflower oil, fish, nuts and Desi Ghee.
Eat small frequent meals, 8-10 servings a day, and drink plenty of water to – reduce your hunger pangs
Increase wholegrain foods in your diet such as brown rice, wheat, pasta, brown bread, etc.
Use small utensils for eating and have starters like salads or soups for early satiate.
What BMI (body mass index) do you get a flat stomach?