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5 Ways To Lose Weight

Shalini Manglani

Nutrition Advisory

2 min read

At almost every social gathering I will invariably have a bunch of people who will saunter over and very casually ask me ‘how to lose weight?’ I want to tell them so often that to even start to answer that I need to chat with them one on one for at least two hours because every person is different, their routines are different, their age etc is different! Well, but some are persistent. So, I use this line I found somewhere instead. The best way to lose weight is to do the following exercise: First look to your right, then look to the left , then smile politely and say “no thank you” when someone offers you food that UR not supposed to eat! Well, in reality it's not as simple as that...

Distribute your food intake through the day and limit your portions.

Eat 3 Healthy Plates and 4 to 5 In Betweens (Mini Meals) or Snacks (only if you need them).

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Water for weight loss.

Drink 2 glasses of water half an hour before every main meal and half a glass before every snack. Each glass can be about 200ml. Sip any home made herbal teas in the day to increase intake of water and antioxidants.


Exercise for quick weight loss.

Find an exercise you enjoy. You could walk or skip rope or join a gym or class. Do some yoga or jog or dance for half an hour twice a day or for an hour once a day. Exercise must become a necessary part of your life. If you eat you must exercise or atleast move. Plan a small snack before (a fruit) and after you exercise (two egg whites and a toast or some milk or yogurt or sprouts.)


Make small lifestyle changes for weight loss.

Eat at a table and not in front of the TV or in bed. Plate your food. Use smaller bowls and fix UR food timings.


Make clever choices in restaurants for weight loss.

Always start with water. Order a bottle of water instead of a soft drink or mocktail. Doggy bag (pack) large portions of food and focus of conversation and people rather than just food. Order right and don’t order fried food. Fad diets are fun in the beginning but very hard to sustain in the long run. Try every fad if you must, but always have a good fall back plan that works ready. Smile as you reduce weight!

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