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What is the best way to reduce weight?

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What is the best way to reduce our weight and belly? I am 29 year old and my BMI shows 25. My food habit is, I either have breakfast and dinner or Lunch and dinner. Twice a day. I work between 4PM to 1 AM.
Posted Tue, 10 Sep 2013 in Weight
Answered by Meenakshi Attrey 24 hours later
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Diet and exercise is the best way to reduce weight

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Thanks for posting the query.

When it comes to weight loss, combining regular physical activities with a balanced diet is all you need to do. A BMI of 25 is indicative of higher body weight in relation to your height. Ideally, the requirement is to lose about 6 to 8 kilos of extra weight.

And to achieve this goal, not only diet but other factors are also important, like having meals on time and doing regular exercises, since you have a belly bulge as well.

Include more salads, fruits and whole grains in your diet, these would provide the insoluble fiber and add bulk to your diet. Refined foods like Maida are not very good option. Limit the intake of the saturated fats like pure ghee, butter, cream etc. these foods are XXXXXXX in saturated fats and are associated with high cholesterol and body fat levels . Instead, choose from the unsaturated fats like refined vegetable oils, sunflower oil, soybean oil, rice XXXXXXX oil etc. Also limit the intake of nuts and oil seeds.

Choose from the low fat dairy products, and replace the regular cheese with tofu (soy paneer).

Keep yourself hydrated and divide your meals into smaller portions. Eat frequently; fix timings to help you keep safe from eating in-between. Eating frequently does not necessarily mean that you can eat at any time. You may include sugar less green tea in your daily routine. It’s packed with antioxidants to boot your metabolism.

Take your meal before leaving the house, to avoid those hunger strokes while you are in market or at office. Availability of mouth-watering snacks makes it difficult to resist them when you are hungry.

Go for regular exercises, brisk walk for 45 min is considered ideal for weight loss. You may start with 15 min and gradually add 2-4 minutes every day to reach 45 minutes. Try sit ups and abdominal crunches and twist crunches, for toned abdominal muscles.

Also making small lifestyle modifications like, eating food on time, avoiding activities like reading and watching TV while eating, would be of help.

Hope this would help.

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