National nutrition month 2019 India

National Nutrition Month 2019: 6 Easy Tips to Lose Weight in a Healthy Way

National Nutrition Month 2019 or ‘Poshan Maah’ is an annual nutrition and health campaign. The goal of this campaign is to spread awareness about healthy eating habits and staying clean.

The month of national nutrition gained momentum over the past few days, thanks to the young generation of India and social media. Even the Health Minister of India “Harsh Vardhan” launched a social media campaign which says ‘Eat Right India’. The aim of this media campaign is to improve food habits and promote a balanced healthy diet in India.

Data shows that India is following a trend of other developed or developing countries that are continuously becoming more obese. Unhealthy and Processed food has become much more accessible & affordable. Some studies also show that rising middle-class income is increasing the average daily calorie intake in both men and women.

 We don’t realise but our kitchen is filled with unhealthy stuff. And we are consuming them on daily basis, which will ultimately impact our overall health and fitness. That’s the reason why most of the middle-age people in India are still struggling to lose weight.

There is a misconception about weight loss, which says that “going to the gym to lose weight is enough”. But that’s not the best way to lose weight. Losing weight in a healthy way is difficult only if you make it. Many people fall in the trap of keto diet and other fancy diet plan, and end up spending a lot of money without any significant result.

Now, you may be wondering “How to lose weight in a Healthy Way by following India diet?” Let us help you to maintain your weight and get back in your perfect shape. In this article we will be covering 6 best weight loss tips that you have to follow for the next 90 days in order to lose that extra fat.

6 Easy Tips to Lose Weight in a Healthy Way

1. Cook your Food at Home

There is an old saying to live a healthy life, “You are Healthy as long as you are not consuming any packed or processed food”. That works the best rule to follow as a beginner. Most of the certified trainers and nutritionist also suggest you to follow this rule, if you want to stay active mentally and physically.

At home, you can easily monitor your food, hygiene, and ingredient intake. Moreover, you can easily keep an eye on your macro & micronutrients. It is always a good idea to cook your own meal at home and whenever you feel hungry try to grab a fresh vegetable or fruit instead of processed foods. Fruits & Vegies will help you to fill you up, which ultimately reduces the amount of calorie intake.

This National Nutrition Month promise yourself to cook your 90% food at home by yourself. Remember your health is in your hands.

2. Stay Hydrated

We all know how important water is for any biological life. Without it, we can’t survive. It accounts for 60% of the body and is essential for every single cell in our body. Since the water in our body is always be consumed or used, it needs to be replaced with water itself.

Does drinking water can help you to lose weight?

Simple answer is “Yes”, water helps you to boost your metabolism, detoxify your body and helps your body to reduce water weight.

There is a study which shows that students who brought a water bottle with them into an exam scored higher marks as compared to those who didn’t have water. This actually makes sense because a scientist believes that people who stay hydrated are more active mentally, have a sharp memory, and stable mood.

Here are some of the benefits of staying hydrated:

  • Water help prevent dry mouth
  • Good circulation of blood
  • Helps muscle and joints work better
  • Keeps your skin hydrated and glow
  • Water keeps your body and mind cool

This “Poshan Maah” make a habit of drinking or sipping water every 10 minutes. Drink at least 10-12 glasses of water every day. Try this and you will see a huge difference in your life, health, and body.

3. Exercise Daily

Do you want to feel better, add years to your life and be active always? I am sure your answer is “yes”.

The benefits of exercising daily are very hard to ignore. There are tons of health benefits of working out daily. No matter what fitness goal you have, if you want to live a healthy and happy life then you should add a good exercise in your daily routine.

There are several studies and data which shows that doing exercise helps to control your weight and body fat percentage in the long run. When you engage in any kind of physical or outdoor activity, you burn calories. The more intense workout you do the more calorie you will burn in less period of time.

This nutrition month adds a good exercise in your daily life routine and at the end of this year, I am sure you will lose some weight and feel proud of yourself.

If you are a beginner then you should read: Top 12 Mistakes Beginners make in the Gym

4. Manage your Calorie Intake

Ask any personal trainer or any certified nutritionist, they will tell you that losing weight is all about your calorie intake. It is as simple as eating your favourite dish without any complaint.

If you are in a calorie deficit you will definitely lose weight. Learn to manage your calorie and keep an eye on your nutrition if your goal is to lose weight fast but in a healthy way. There is a saying – nutrition is the key to a healthy life.

If you are from India then please try to add protein in your daily diet instead of fats and carbohydrates. Some studies showed that protein really helps you to lose weight and maintain your daily calorie intake. Limit your processed food intake as mentioned above and add good healthy food in your daily diet. Choose fruits and vegetables over some packed food. Because they are more filling and fuller of vitamins & nutrients.

6 tips to lose weight fast in a healthy way

5. Rest Properly

Maybe some of you don’t consider this as a tip to lose weight, but studies have shown that not getting enough sleep will lead to weight gain. Doctors also believe that good night sleep is essential for your body, and to reduce mental & physical stress.

I agree with you that sleep won’t help you directly to lose weight, but it can help you keep under control by regulating the hormones that affect your appetite and reduces your cravings for caloriedense food.

To know more about natural sleep read this: Why natural sleep can make you healthier?

6. Happiness and Self Love

National Nutrition Month is not just about physical health, but it also includes mental well-being. Happiness is a part of that mental health. We all work to earn our living and fulfill our dreams, but do you know the reality of our life? We all are working to be happier and most of us are chasing happiness.

The day when you start to feel happy, start to spread love and positivity, is the day when you will achieve all of your dreams. Being healthy is not a one-time process, rather it is a long-term journey which teaches you to be active, eat right and love yourself. Fitness is not just about being better than someone else rather it is about being better than yourself.

This National Nutrition Month 2019 take a pledge to exercise daily, eat healthily and love yourself daily.

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