Preeti Syal
M.Sc. (Foods & Nutrition),
Delhi University, India
R.H.N. (Registered Holistic
Nutritionist) Canadian School of Natural Nutrition,
Vancouver, BC
E mail:
Phone: 778-388-7493
In today’s world everyone is running to achieve a desired figure, body image and a size zero! Everyone wants to look like their role model on TV. It is HARD But NOT impossible! Here are the top 10 healthy weight loss tips that make healthy weight loss easy and fun.
Lemon juice miracle Start your day with juice of half a lemon in a glass of warm water 20 minutes before having your breakfast. This will cleanse your liver and kick start your digestion. When your digestion is fast, your metabolism also jump- starts and you will be using more calories instead of storing them as fat.
NEVER EVER try to skip breakfast. What is the meaning of breakfast? It means break your fast. And if you delay or skip your breakfast, your body’s metabolism slows down and gets into the habit of conserving and storing whatever little you eat. So you may be saying that I eat so little and still I am putting on weight!!!!! Your body is smarter than you think! It has already started storing food for your rainy days as you are so much in a habit of skipping meals! So eat on schedule!
Don't wait till you're starving to eat as this will only encourage binging. Have 3 regular meals and 2-3 in between snacks which could be a handful of nuts, fruits, veggies. Be sure to have a snack of veggies and a fruit with you in your bag.
Under eat! Now you will ask me what the heck that is! Believe me, your brain needs 20 minutes to send the satiety signal to you. If you eat too fast, you have more chances of stuffing yourself too much. Stop when you are 80% full and never go for the second serving. Within 20-30 minutes you will realize that you don’t need to eat more. You are full! Remember to CHEW your food well. Take at-least 20 minutes to finish your meal.
Drink 8-10 glasses of pure filtered water in a day. Sometimes when you feel hungry and try to reach for a sugary treat in your office you are not actually hungry. You are in fact thirsty!
Do not drink liquids with your meals. Too much water with meals is like shutting your digestive fire off. It dilutes the digestive enzymes and leads to incomplete digestion. If you are thirsty, try to have a glass of clean water 10 minutes or so before the meal.  While you are eating, you want your body to be efficient at digesting the foods and absorbing the nutrients you are consuming.
Eat fruits in between meals. Eating whole fruits with the peel in between meals will provide you with a slow and sustained source of energy and keep your blood sugar levels stable. This will prevent you from having cravings and you will not reach for sugary treats.
Eat vegetable salads with meals. They have digestive enzymes which aid in better digestion. They have fiber which will give you a full feeling soon and prevent you from over eating. Have 7-10 servings of veggies a day. Enjoy them raw like having them with a good dip or just lightly steamed to get the maximum nutrition.
Eat fish 3-4 times a week. The best source of animal protein in your diet is cold water fish. I like freshly baked Alaskan salmon. Fish is a great source of omega 3 fatty acids which plays a big role in weight loss.
Use lentils, beans and legumes for replacing animal proteins. Use them baked, boiled, steamed. Remember to pre-soak them overnight and cook them well. Use them in salads, curries, and hummus or simply as a sprouted salad. My favorite is sprouted mung beans salad with a dash of lemon!

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