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Looking weak after a weight loss programme .On a weight loss diet and aerobics. Is desi ghee good in diet?

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I am 24 yr old and my height is 172 cm and weight is 76 kg. I used to weigh 87 kg 6 months before.Then i started going for aerobics 5 days a week and started diet(no sweet,no sugar,no oil,no potatoes and no junk food and no ice cream,chocolates and bakery products. I got the results and have lost 11kgs,but now people say that i look very week and like a patient. Also the say that charm is not on the face.
Please advice what shoul i do?
And also one general Question, Should we eat desi ghee?Is it good for joints.and if yes how much shld we eat in 1 day.

Posted Thu, 19 Apr 2012 in Weight
Answered by Grace Abraham 25 hours later

Your weight is a balancing act, but the equation is simple: If you eat more calories than you burn then you gain weight. If you eat fewer calories than you burn, you lose weight.
You can lose weight by making smart choices every day, you can develop new eating habits and preferences that will leave you feeling satisfied—as well as winning the battle of the bulge.
To lose weight, you have to eat fewer calories. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to eat less food. You can fill up while on a diet, as long as you choose your foods wisely. The key is to add the types of food that can keep you feeling satisfied and full, without packing on the pounds.
If you want to lose weight without feeling hungry and deprived all the time, start eating foods high in fibre. High-fibre foods are higher in volume, which makes them filling. They also take longer to chew, which makes them more satisfying to eat. High-fibre foods also take a long time to digest, which means you’ll feel full longer. There’s nothing magic about it, but the weight-loss results may seem like it.
High-fibre heavyweights include:
     Fruits and vegetables – Enjoy whole fruits across the rainbow (strawberries, apples, oranges, berries, nectarines, plums), leafy salads, and XXXXXXX veggies of all kinds.
     Beans – Select beans of any kind (black beans, lentils, split peas, pinto beans, chickpeas). Add them to soups, salads, and entrees, or enjoy them as a hearty dish of their own.
     Whole grains – Try high-fibre cereal, oatmeal, brown rice, whole-wheat pasta, whole-wheat or multigrain bread, XXXXXXX muffins, or air-popped popcorn.
The following some steps which will help,

1.     Instead of the traditional 3 meals a day, eat only when you are actually hungry, and eat what you like but try to be healthy. Avoid eating anything 3 hours before sleeping.
2.     Avoid chocolate, cake, brownies, potato chips, ice cream, fizzy drinks or any junk food.
3.     Never starve yourself. It shuts down your metabolism which is a major process to help you lose weight. It also makes you feel woozy, tired, and makes you hungrier and your weight-loss plan unsustainable
4.     Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables, especially if you feel like snacking or for dessert. Note that some plants such as corns, avocado, banana, coconut, contain much higher calories than others. You don't need to avoid all the high calories plants but just don't think you can eat them as much as you want.
5.     Aim to eat 'good carbs (Carbohydrates)' (which have a low glycemic index) such as brown rice, oats, whole-wheat bread and whole-wheat pasta. Try not to have carbs after 5pm as any unused carbs will likely be stored as fat overnight, negating your morning bike session.
6.     Don’t forget about exercising!
7.     Eat breakfast each morning. Eating something in the morning gets your metabolism going and prevents you from binge eating later in the day.
8.     Drink plenty of water, and cut down on carbonated beverages, particularly those with a lot of sugar. Try to not drink any soda.

Desi Ghee contains saturated fat (which increases LDL cholesterol in the blood) is not advisable for person who wants to reduce weight and it is not helpful for the joints.
Hope I answered your Query.

Grace Abraham
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