Friday, September 19, 2008

Tips to reduce weight / Tips to avoid obesity

  • Drink two tumblers of water on rising from the bed, and in a day drink at least three litres/liters of it.
  • One third of your food should be low calorie salad. It fills the stomach and gives less calories of energy.
  • Take fruits and sprouts raw.
  • Avoid refined food item like polished rice, refined sugar, white flour (maida).
  • Avoid potatoes, nuts, cream, ghee, sweets, fried food, and dairy products.
  • Take regular exercise sufficiently, so as to burn more calories of energy, than its intake.
  • Participate in games without taking glucose in between.
  • Go for brisk walk, jogging or running.
  • Avoid eating outs with friends; say you are dieting.
  • Fast once a week by only drinking adequate water or fruit juice.
  • Don’t overeat. Eat slightly less than your requirement. When you feel to have some more food, control the desire.
  • Use skimmed milk instead of full cream milk.
  • Use yoghurt instead of cream or curd.
  • The order of preference of food is (1) steamed, (2) boiled, (3) baked, (4) roasted, (5) grilled, and (6) fried.
  • If frying is unavoidable, use oils like sunflower oil, safflower oil, etc having less bad cholesterols to stay slim.
Eat to live and don't live to eat. This is a popular saying.