International Women’s Day 2021: Lose weight, but not at the expense of your health and fitness

Highlights

  • International Women’s Day: The focus of your plan should be on achieving health
  • Your weight loss plan should help change your relationship with food
  • Start something you want to do forever

We wish everyone a happy international women’s day! Use this day as an opportunity to talk about weight loss, a problem tens of thousands of women around the world are grappling with. On this Women’s Day 2021, we talk about how to choose a perfect weight loss plan. Prominent nutritionist Pooja Makhija recently visited Instagram to address this issue. For anyone who has tried to lose a few pounds but haven’t, maybe because of the weight loss you have chosen for yourself.

International Women’s Day: How To Pick The Perfect Weight Loss Plan

In the role, Makhija begins by mentioning how the weight loss plan and its execution should make you happy. Here are other things to consider:

1. The focus of your plan should be on increasing health beyond losing weight. Goals like feeling fitter, more flexible, more active with better energy levels, digestion and metabolism.

Also read: Dealing with Constant Hunger – What Pooja Makhija Recommends

2. Your weight loss plan should help you change your relationship with food. The diet that you are following shouldn’t be restrictive. Following a restrictive diet can further increase your cravings and make you overeat. Eat a balanced diet and practice portion control. All of these tips together can help build healthy relationships with food.

3. Start something that you are forever ready for. This applies to both your diet and your exercise program. Opt for healthy and filling foods, preferably foods that you ate as an adult. Choose workouts that you enjoy, and not necessarily those that you find convincing. You can opt for aerobics, yoga, zumba, bhangra, or regular dance to get fitter. Combine them with a few strength training exercises to take full advantage of your training plan.

On International Women’s Day 2021, we know that getting health, fitter, and stronger are much better goals than just seeing progress on the scales.

Also read: Difference Between Mindful and Thoughtless Eating by Nutritionist Nmami Agarwal

(Pooja Makhija is a nutritionist, nutritionist and author)

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