Stop Counting Calories and Start Losing Weight
To maintain a healthy weight, it is important to eat well and lead a healthy lifestyle. According to numerous studies, eating junk food will result in much more weight gain than eating a balanced diet with the same number of calories.
People have been told that reducing calories by 3,500 can help them lose a kilogram. In reality, experts are discovering that this age-old tactic is incorrect.
Moreover, our cortisol levels rise when we intentionally count and restrict our caloric intake. Our cravings for processed, fatty, and sugary meals increase, our appetites grow, and our bodies begin to store belly fat. So, what we do to reduce weight may have the opposite impact.
The types of foods you eat, your metabolism, and even the kind of bacteria in your gut each affect how many calories your body burns. You can consume the same number of calories as another person and still experience very different weight-related results.
How can you lose weight without counting calories?
- Focus on Quality of Food –
- Avoid or limit processed foods when making your meal plans because they can cause your body to crave more food. Instead, concentrate on unprocessed foods like lean meats, whole grains, and a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables.
- Take a balanced breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus 2 snacks every day. Eat non-starchy vegetables, nutrient-dense protein (soya, pulses, grass-fed, or organic chicken), and whole-food fats such as avocado, coconut, cocoa, olives, eggs, or macadamia nuts.
- Also, add one or two low-sugar fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, or oranges per day.
Eat when you’re hungry, stop when you’re full, and eat again when you’re hungry again.
- Regular Exercise (as well as intense)
- Try about 60 to 90 minutes or more per week of moderate-intensity exercise. (If you are over age 50, have a chronic disease, or are at risk of one, consult our doctor before starting). Many people believe that moderate exercise is a stroll to the garden, but in reality, it involves ascending a sizable hill.
- While any activity is preferable to none, wherever possible, strive for a higher intensity level of exercise.
- Do 10 minutes of high-resistance eccentric strength training of your largest muscle groups once a week.
- Sleep Well (6-8 hrs)
Weight gain may result from poor sleep as well. Your body craves rest at night and activity throughout the day. When you alter the body’s natural rhythm, it becomes unbalanced. Similar to how hormonal changes affect your weight, sleep deprivation makes you desire to eat more. Therefore, it should be a top priority to discuss sleep issues with your doctor.
- Medication check
Weight gain can sometimes result from medicine. If you start a new medication and you realize you’re gaining weight, be cautious. Your physician might be able to recommend a substitute that doesn’t have the same side effect.
- Get professional advice
In many people’s minds, being unable to lose weight is a moral failing. As with other medical conditions, many people will need help from a doctor to lose weight. Based on the concept of holistic wellness, the Vedique Diet is created for you by Dr. Shikha Sharma. It offers Bio-energy (Prakriti) diet plans. The Vedique App provides daily diet updates customized to each individual’s body needs.
These simple changes will optimize your fat-burning hormones and make you metabolically healthy and a lot happier, too.
The Vedique Diet programme by Dr. Shikha Sharma provides one-to-one coaching with expert Vedique Doctors and Nutritionists. A diet plan is decided after identifying the root cause of weight gain. The steps taken to identify the root cause are a blood test and a report, a metabolic analysis, and a body Prakriti analysis.