Trying To Lose Weight? These Food Hacks Can Help You The Most

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Trying To Lose Weight? These Food Hacks Can Help You The Most

To lose weight, it’s vital to understand the role of diet and the right amount of fat in the same.

Trying To Lose Weight? These Food Hacks Can Help You The Most

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Obesity is a growing public health problem, both in the Western world and developing countries. A survey conducted by the Delhi Urban Diabetes Survey (DUDS),  found generalised obesity in 79.5 per cent of individuals that were surveyed. This itself can be a good reason to start on a weight loss plan. Although body fat plays an important role in metabolism, excess cholesterol and other fat can lead to heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. 

Fats stockpile certain vitamins and minerals and support their absorption in the intestine. Excessive fat gets stored as fat tissue and certainly releases fatty acids, including cholesterol, which halts weight loss. 

Noting the reason behind not losing weight even after exercises and certain steps, health and wellness expert Dr. Jewel Gamadia says, “It can be either because your body is absorbing or storing too much fat or it is not using the fat that is stored.” 

Which Fat Is Good For Me?
Yes, that is true. Fat can be good too. Unsaturated fats, specifically polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats, are generally beneficial to health and can even aid in weight loss. The polyunsaturated fat found in fish, nuts, and seeds provides the essential fat required by the body without adding to its weight. While avocados are the best source of monounsaturated fat.

These are some of the easily available food items that can aid in weight loss in a safe manner without any side effects. 

  • Include Green Tea In Your Routine: Green Tea is an easily available, affordable and popular beverage these days. It is natural and proven to be a safe way of reducing weight.

  • Isabgol (Psyllium) Can Help Too: Current medicinal literature has shown that Isabgol too can aid in weight loss. When it dissolves in water, it forms a viscous gel that may decrease appetite, leading to indirect weight loss. However, it has to be taken for a considerably longer duration (6-12 months) to show visible results.

  • Aloe Vera: The anti-obesity properties of Aloe Vera are extensively documented. It is proven to reduce visceral fat and also helps in the oxidation of lipids and the white adipose tissue in the muscle.

  • Flaxseed: Flaxseed also works on the same principle as Isabgol (when you have them, they induce a feeling of fullness and satiety). Flaxseed has general benefits too. Regular consumption of flaxseed may have beneficial effects on blood pressure too.

  • Whey Protein: Whey protein powder can be added to your food, drink etc. and consumed regularly for weight loss. However, talk to a health practitioner on how much of the Whey protein powder can be had in a day. The doctor may measure your BMI and recommend a specific dosage. 

These are some of the easy food hacks that can help you reduce weight naturally. However, do remember, not to consume these in excess. You did not gain weight overnight, naturally, you will not lose weight overnight too. It will be a gradual process.

Apart from food items, you can add physical activity too in your daily routine. Any form of physical activity has a positive effect on your mood which creates a further positive loop for you to choose the right lifestyle the next day!

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