I have lost around 26 kg of my weight but before I got into the flow of exercise and weight loss I have failed many times. I don’t remember how many times but what made me finally lose weight was perseverance and dedication. I always knew I will make it work but after how many times I have to restart I never knew that. I am listing few reasons from my experience which might help you too!
- I was too tired as my baby use to get up very frequently during the night. Being a new mom I was unknown about how to handle an infant and even small problems use to give me sleepless nights. As a result weight loss and exercise never seemed that important to me. So the lesson learned here is “Unless you find it important you cannot do it”.
- The baby was/is the only important and other things took a back seat. Yes, the baby is important and so does you are. Never underplay yourself. Your health is important and so you need to give time to yourself.
- I was too scared as I had gained around 30 kg of weight during my pregnancy and so from where to start was the biggest question. I failed many a time thinking I can’t do it but then I got the secret which is “start small”.
- It’s a long game and if you are thinking you can do this in a day or two, you are going to fail. Have a plan of how much weight you should lose and what is your lifestyle? So always “Plan and Execute”.
- Don’t be very harsh on yourself. If you follow a very strict plan you may not execute it for long so always have a plan which you can follow for a minimum of 12 weeks.
- Mix your workouts and make them fun. If you are planning only to diet and not following any exercise routine than keeping yourself motivated is going to be tough or rather after a time you will not follow any plan. So to keep yourself motivated and going “Mix your exercise with diet”.
My learning will surely help you to lose weight or start a journey full of health and well-being.
I drink sattu daily in the evening and it kills my evening hunger and at the same time gives me lots of energy. How do I make it? It is very simple to make and it will take hardly 5 mins of your time.
Take take three/four spoons of sattu, some salt, one cup of water and few drops of fresh lemon juice. Mix them well and if you wish decorate with some basil or coriander leaves. You too can add some chopped onions and green chilies but that’s not compulsory but it will add to the taste. If you want to make a thick shake just increase the sattu quantity.
It will hardly take 5 mins of your time and you will get instant energy and lots of benefits.
You can replace water with milk too and inplace of salt you can add sugar.
I call sattu the god’s food and a gift to the humanity. Sattu is usually consumed in beverage form and is often used in summer because it can cool down the body well. The sattu sharbat (drink) is beneficial for health and it can be consumed among people of any age. Thus, get aware of its health benefits to include it in your diet.
Note: I consume it daily and it has helped me in losing extra weight and keeping me strong and healthy.
Few benefits of the Sattu
- Sattu cool down the body. Sattu is a great drink to quench your thirst during summer because it prevents the body from overheating and brings down the body temperature significantly.
Provides Instant Energy:
- Sattu is a simple drink that stores lots of nutrients and energy. In addition, sattu very easily digested by the body. Consuming sattu daily on a regular basis will maintain physical and mental health.
High in nutrients:
- Made by the dry-roasting process that seals in all the nutrients, sattu is rich in protein, fiber, calcium, iron, manganese and magnesium. In fact, 100 gram of sattu contains 20.6 percent protein, 7.2 percent fat, 1.35 percent crude fiber, 65.2 percent carbohydrates, 2.7 percent total ash, 2.95 percent moisture and 406 calories.
- Sattu has low glycemic index hence, drinking of sattu sharbat is beneficial for those suffering from diabetes. Sattu helps in regulating the blood sugar level.
- Sattu is highly rich in fiber which keeps the stomach full for long reducing the craving for food. Moreover, it also helps in reducing the extra fat from the body thereby, helping in weight loss.
An unexplained change in weight is one of the most common signs of a thyroid disorder. Weight gain may signal low levels of thyroid hormones, a condition called hypothyroidism. In contrast, if the thyroid produces more hormones than the body needs, you may lose weight unexpectedly. This is known as hyperthyroidism. Thyroid hormone is responsible for your overall metabolism
Women are as much as 10 times as likely as men to have a thyroid problem. Remember to get your thyroid tested.
I myself is suffering from Hypothyroidism and I get my TSH tested every three months. It’s under control with proper medication and exercise. So if you suspect a thyroid problem, ask your doctor to do a blood test for thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) as well as for thyroid antibodies.
Hypothyroidism and symptoms:
- Feeling tired and having no energy are issues associated with lots of conditions, but they’re strongly linked with hypothyroidism. If you’re still tired in the morning or all day after a full night’s sleep, that’s a clue that your thyroid may be underactive.
- Feeling unusually depressedor sad can also be a symptom of hypothyroidism.
- Skin that’s dry and itchy can be a symptom of hypothyroidism. The change in skin texture and appearanceis probably due to slowed, which can reduce sweating. Skin without enough moisture can quickly become dry and flaky, nails can become brittle and may develop ridges.
- Unexplained weight gain
How do you manage your weight?
- Proper medication. Get your TSH tested every after three months.
- Start with some body activity like walking and cross training.
- Follow a routine of eating healthy and measured.
- Relax and meditation. This will calm you down and motivate to get back to shape.
- Avoid vegetables from the cruciferous family are known goitrogens. They include brussels, sprouts, broccoli, bok choy, cauliflower, cabbage, kale and more.
Hypothyroidism is not a disease but a hormonal disorder which can be kept under control if treated on right time.
Say no to sugar as added sugar contains NO essential nutrients and is bad for your health.
Sugar and what are the side effects of it!
- Obesity and weight gain – Eating excessive amounts of sugar spikes insulin levels and no matter how much you exercise, when insulin is chronically elevated, most of that energy gets deposited and stored in the fat cells.
- Diabetes – Although eating sugar doesn’t cause diabetes, it can accelerate complications and progress the disease.
- Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) – When too much sugar is consumed day after day, it gets stored as fat in the liver, causing NAFLD. This can lead to serious problems like liver inflammation, which may progress to scarring and irreversible damage.
- Heart Disease – Research has shown that drinking sugar-sweetened beverages can raise blood pressure. Also, a high-sugar diet may stimulate the liver to release more toxic fats into the bloodstream. Both factors are known to boost heart disease risk.
- Aging – Scientists have noted connections between sugar consumption and cell aging, along with skin wrinkling.
Say NO to sugar and help yourself to get a better and fit lifestyle!