I weighed a whopping 86 Kgs when I was in college. It was a sheer embarrassments and I kept making excuses to stop myself from feelings guilty about being lethargic and lazy. Loose fitting clothes and dark colors became my companions so that I can make myself look toned. But, the truth cannot be concealed for long. It was when I was detected with diabetes that I finally broke all the shackles of laziness and excuses and decided to hit the road in my jogging shoes. But, soon I realized that I had to get my diet plan in order and just rigorous exercising will not help. I needed to check my calorie intake and make sure that I am able to burn as much. After a getting in touch with a friend’s physiotherapist and nutritionist, I managed to chalk out the perfectly balanced diet for myself. It was made according to my weight, height and age so that I may receive the right amount of nutrition and don’t starve.
A super-exciting diet schedule
Since the nutritionist knew about my likes and preferences she made sure that the diet plan I made would be realistic and not drastic. I first thing I did was pasting the poster of a super fit model on my wall and starting eating the right food. The mornings had me eating two slices of brown bread with cucumber slices, a freshly-made fruit juice and two egg whites. After two hours I was asked to have a fruit. It could be anything but banana. For my lunch I had brown rice, pulses, and a small bowl of vegetable curry that did not have carrots and potatoes and was cooked with very little oil. I was allowed to have a certain quantity of fish, chicken or steak. In the evening I had a handful of almonds and a plate full of fruits. At night I had a bowl of oatmeal or cornflakes. This was the diet I followed for a month and I saw astounding amount of weight loss. This diet required me to eat every two hours and give up on junk food completely. Sundays I could indulge on a burger and may be ice-cream. The week-long diet had very little oil and was stuffed with green vegetables good amount of proteins. I coupled my diet plan with a 45 minute exercise routine early morning that I picked up from the physician. It serious worked wonders for me. A little sacrifice improved my metabolic rate and brought down my diabetes level. I was extremely happy but I made sure I didn’t go back to my earlier life-style.
Taking care of the metabolic rate
During this weight-loss period I learnt a lot about my body and became very conscious of what I ate. It is very wrong to over-eat or under-eat. Eating in the right quantity is what matters. To keep the blood circulation and diabetes level under control, it is important to have more proteins and vitamins and less of fats.