Following a low-calorie diet and exercising every day are not the only things that are required for losing weight. According to nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar, one should focus on developing good habits first. This will eventually lead to good health and weight loss will be an automatic result. However, that path that people usually follow is weight loss first. In fact, quick weight loss may end up giving you poor health and this may eventually make you develop poor lifestyle habits.
In one of recent posts on Instagram, Diwekar talks about the “right way to lose weight”. For Diwekar, developing good habits comes first. The same is followed by good health and then weight loss inevitable.
Weight loss diet: Develop good habits
The list of good habits include eating local, seasonal and traditional foods as part of your diet. The likes of avocado, quinoa and asparagus may help you lose weight in the short term. But they are surely not going to be sustainable in the long run. Foods which are sustainable are the ones that have been a part of your culture, the ones that you have grown up eating.
The list of good habits also include:
- Eat from the kitchen and not from a packet
- Eat with all your senses with gratitude and not fear.
- Stay active all day. Sit less and move more.
- Do minimum of 150 minutes of exercise every week.
- Fix a bed time and wake up time and follow it with discipline.
- Regulate use of gadgets, especially before you go to bed. Screen time can seriously affect your sleep cycle and sleep quality.
- Pursue your hobbies and do what you love. Spend time with family.