Monday, June 11, 2012

Healthy Recipes and Diet Plan to lose >3 Pounds in 1 Week

Priyanka practising Yoga at Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
If you know me and/or read my post below, you would know what food means to me and how important it is in my life. Being a food-fanatic delivers many benefits but also poses some risks. The cons of being a foodie is that it is easy to lose track of healthy eating and sight of timely eating. It is easy to get carried away while navigating from one food blog to another and being inspired by so many versatile and delicious recipes. During the journey of blog-hopping, it is easy to be tempted by food pictures and enraptured by the yummy sounds of how it would taste. This often leads me to be cooking up more meals than what my tummy needs without keeping a log of the nutritional value/calorie intake.

My love for food so contradicts my obsession with being healthy, fit, and a fashionista. Thus, this food-fanatic often goes on health-plans and fitness routines. In order to tone up my body, I prefer to eat limited portions while being mindful of when I eat and how.

Lately, I created a diet plan for myself. I lost 3.3 pounds in 1 week. Many of my friends and followers wanted to know the recipe for success. I think this blog is a great medium to share how I achieved my goal. I believe that being a Food-Fanatic in the real sense means being attracted by the right kinds of foods, finding appeal not only in flavours but also in nutritional content. A food-fanatic who prophets or gives more attention to palatableness and little weight to wholesome eating is like someone with a soul less body. I have begun to realize that a true food-fanatic should not only practice but also preach a healthy lifestyle. Because food is not only about satisfying the taste buds but also about providing the body with the right kind of nourishment.


Tips:
  1. Start slow and give yourself breaks. You know it won't be easy to change an existing lifestyle and go out of the comfort zone so be easy on yourself. Listen to your body and give yourself a gradual entry into the plan/regime.
  2. Believe you can do it. Confidence and commitment are key. So is the discipline to stick to your goals.
  3. Break your goals into SMART (Specific, Manageable, Attainable, Realistic, Time based) ones. For example, my goal was to lose 5 pounds in 2 weeks.
  4. Before you eat, ask yourself: Am I really hungry. Stop is the answer is NO.
  5. When your hunger level is tolerable, fill yourself up with water. Try to do this as much as possible and get 8 litres of water in.
  6. Make sure you are taking multi-vitamins.
  7. Limit your portions especially when it comes to carb intake. Stop eating right before you feel you are getting full.
  8. Do not starve yourself.

Day 1
Breakfast: 1 slice of multi-grain bread with olive oil margarine and Indian chai without sugar
Lunch: Anything you want as you want to start slow
Dinner: Green beans stir fried in soy sauce and chili garlic sauce.
Snack: Real cheese, half a banana, glass of milk

Day 2
Breakfast: Oatmeal (brown sugar and Cinnamon) with milk and a handful of dried blueberries and chai without sugar
Lunch: Broccoli sauteed with sesame seeds and soy sauce
Dinner:  Repeat lunch
Snack: Trail mix (dried fruit)


Day 3 
Breakfast: Oatmeal (brown sugar and Cinnamon) with milk and a handful of dried blueberries and chai without sugar
Lunch: Lentil Soup (dal) and salad
Dinner: Repeat lunch
Snack: Olives, glass of milk


Day 4
Breakfast: Oatmeal (brown sugar and Cinnamon) with milk and a handful of dried blueberries and chai without sugar
Lunch: Watermelon
Snack: Edamame and olives
DinnerVegetables, a ton of tomato soup


Day 5
Breakfast: Oatmeal (brown sugar and Cinnamon) with milk and a handful of dried blueberries and chai without sugar
Lunch: Kala chana cooked Indian style
Dinner: Repeat lunch
Snack: Cashews, glass of milk

Day 6
Breakfast: Oatmeal (brown sugar and Cinnamon) with milk and a handful of dried blueberries and chai without sugar
Lunch: Any sabzi or soup
Dinner: 1/2 roti and sabzi (any without aloo)
Snack: Strawberries, glass of milk, green tea

Day 7
Breakfast: 1 slice of multi-grain bread with olive oil margarine and Indian chai without sugar
Lunch: Only sabzi (bhindi, chole, cabbage)
Dinner: Limited portions of Tehari rice
Snack: Papaya and cooked chicken

Day 8
Breakfast: Oatmeal (brown sugar and cinamon) with milk and a handful of dried blueberries and chai without sugar
Lunch: White Rice and chicken
Dinner: Only sabzi/vegetables
Snack: Edamame with rock salt, tomato soup

More links:
Healthy eating recipes
More diet plans
14 day to slim you diet
Executive weight loss

1 comment:

Priya said...

Bookmarked wat an interesting diet plan,thanks for sharing.

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