- A healthy lifestyle can help maintain body weight
- Strike a balance between cheating and eating, says the nutritionist
- So, eat healthy and sometimes cheat by default
Often times, while embarking on a weight loss journey, many completely forego several of their favorite foods altogether. However, it becomes difficult to follow. Prominent nutritionist Pooja Makhija shared the secret of weight loss and long-term management in a new Instagram post. In the caption, she wrote, “Healthy weight loss should always be a balance – eat right 80-90% of the time, eat with mind – then 10-20% let the game come into play where you eat with something” your favorite food. That is common sense. It’s a lifestyle. This is forever. “
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She used white rice (in a tall glass) and red rice (in a small glass) to explain the idea. First she takes a large glass of white rice and pours it onto a plate. Metaphorically, she says that the white rice here represents all intentions to stick to your eating plan – “follow a healthy lifestyle, eat a balanced plate, avoid carbohydrates, get regular exercise from time to time and have a healthier day” on Day”.
Then she takes a comparatively smaller amount of red rice into a container and begins to lay it over the white one. She says the red rice shows “all these impostors and a little bit of deviation that creeps in from time to time”. The idea is not to live a frugal life where either all is good or all is bad, she advises. Therefore, a fair mix of the two is ideal, where you eat with thought most of the time and for the sake of the taste buds on some occasions.
She mixes the two and says: “Balance is what keeps us healthy. But depending on what prevails, you will lead a life in which you are either the boss or unfortunately people like me and doctors.”
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Over a month ago, Pooja had given mind training tips to stay consistent and continue the weight loss journey. Her advice was to stop emotional eating before it turns into binge eating. To learn more about what she said about consistent weight loss, click here.
In short, the basics of a healthy life are good diet and regular exercise. Just don’t overdo it and you will find yourself reaching your fitness goals pretty comfortably.
(Pooja Makhija is a nutritionist, nutritionist and author)
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