Our demanding job routine has challenged our weight and serious impact on our waistline. We work round the clock for living and often end up developing weight related problems .
We wish to get in shape ,get slimmer and of course look attractive in the mirror we see everyday . Our inner self starts wondering for a perfect body . We pinch those extra bulges on our tummy or maybe side bulges and wish they were gone at an instant. But the demanding work , official tours , field work and deadlines leave us with nothing but tired and lack of motivation by the end of the day.
Work Vs Health :
Did you know Diabetes ( commonly know as Sugar ) ,Hypertension ( elevated Blood Pressure ) , PCOS ( Hormonal imbalance in Women ) and high cholesterol levels are the outcome of increased Weight .So , Don’t just blame your work life from preventing you to start your Weight loss regime ,because I have a rescue Diet plan , specially designed for working men and women :
What goes wrong /what we do
For a hectic day at work we are more likely to skip breakfast and go on a bulk lunch instead. Impossible bosses, out of control workload and urge to proof ourselves at work has ultimately lead to rewarding ourselves with food. Or, after a hectic day we simply can’t spend time in Kitchen cooking healthy food. Result: we end up ordering food at our convenience and relish that food with false promises for tomorrow.
What to Do
1. It is 5 meals a day :
(Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner and in –between snacks)
I mean what can be better than this. You are having your meals every 2-3 hours and is counted as a weight loss regime .So stop skipping breakfast and rewarding yourself with food later on.
2. Eating right not exotic :
You don’t need to spend hours on preparing or executing the idea of diet with an exotic Salad or never heard dish from unknown cuisine . So relax don’t jump out of the box to make healthy Diet . Go eating right with your own convenience and choice of food .
Example of ‘Desi’ instead of exotic :
Cabbage instead of Lettuce
3. Diet at the rush hour
You can grab your Breakfast / Lunch on the run even if you don’t have time to cook at home . Let me share with your quite a few examples :
Wheatflakes ( Breakfast cereal ) + Warm Milk
( From the vending machine at office )
Masala Oats , Upma , Poha and more
( ready to eat , can be prepared at office microwave )
Breakfast in less than 15 min
Egg White Omlette + Wheat Bread Toast
Bread Poha , Besan Cheela , Besan Bread Toast
4. Smart Lunches and Dinner for Smart Person like you
Don’t be picky about your Lunch . Indian menu offers nutritious and complete healthy Lunch already . Prepare your Lunch before you leave or simply choose buy lunch keeping in mind the following :
- Start your meal with plenty of salads your office menu has to offer
- Get your protein from dal and pulses and avoid oily gravies
- Get your veggies right : Green veggies , beans, carrot etc avoid potato
- Eat right , eat more of dal to fulfill your hunger than bulking on chapatti or rice .
- Check out the healthy eating options your nearby places have , Quick examples : Multigrain bread sandwich , Idly –Sam-bar,Whole wheat pita bread
Even your Day should not end up in kitchen putting extra effort for a Dinner . A soup and bowl of vegetable oats or dahlia can save you from effort and loaded calories too.
5. Hungry Kya ? Grab a Snack
When I say small frequent meals it doesn’t mean right from the kitchen . It means right from your office bag . Now since you have started on your weight loss regime not to forget grab your fruit for the day. And use it as a snack in between your meals . For example : Apple/ Guava/ Orange a perfect snack to munch after your breakfast and before your Lunch .
Still feel like fruits are not your thing . No problem ! don’t go nuts just eat them . So snack combo 2: Mixed Nuts ( Almonds, Walnuts , Raisins , cashews ) with Tea preferably Green Tea
Even evening Tea or Coffee is a boost to our working day but let’s not forget on the go snacks like Diet Bhel , Popcorn , Roasted Chana , Roasted Makhana and more
6. Tea Or No Tea ?
Relax ! Diet doesn’t mean you have to skip on your favourite Tea and Coffee . After all most of us find the motivation to work only with the first sip of Tea and Coffee . So let’s use Tea and not abuse Tea at work . Having more than 2 cups of Tea or Coffee a day is considered a healthy habit . But when you opt for more than 2 cups you actually neglect all the healthy stuff like fruits, buttermilk , coconut water etc you were supposed to have instead of Tea.
Diet and weight loss is no longer a Dream , it’s doable
Loosing weight and working can be a challenge . But follow these simple and easy to follow tips which will help you get through each working day without sabotaging your Diet .