Shed Before You Wed- Weight Loss Tips for Brides

How was your friend’s wedding last week? Did you have fun? Or were you busy minting ideas for your upcoming wedding that is due in in a couple of months? The decorations, the food, the hair and of course the makeup, you scrutinized every bit to ensure your wedding becomes the talk of the town! That is great after all its your wedding day and you have got all the right in the world to make it special. What about the dresses? That lovely lehenga the bride wore, or the stylishly draped sarees of her sisters and that elegant fish-cut gown of a mutual friend all inspired you, right? But your chubby structure is coming in the way and forcing you to settle for the anarkalis! But you no longer have to sacrifice your desires as we have come up with a list of the Best Dieting Tips for Indian Brides. Go through them and look special on your special day!

Journey From Full Cream to No Cream

Journey From Full Cream to No Cream

Just a simple switch from the full cream milk to a toned version will help you shed the extra kilos. Had you known how much lesser calories you will ingest by making this swap you would have bid goodbye to the full cream milk long time ago!

Raita to Raita Switch

 Raita to Raita Switch

To all the yogurt loving brides, time to be on high alert! When you crave some of the white creamy dish, go for a plain raita instead of the tempting boondi one. You have no idea how much calories you put into it in the form of sugar and boondi!

Oil Free Breakfast Bowl

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A big sorry to the parantha eating north Indian brides! Its time to make the switch to a healthy bowl of oats from the oil dripping parantha that you have set your hearts on. No pain, no gain. With this in mind you might find it easy to make the breakfast swap!

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Salt Not to Taste

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The easy to find and fill namkeens will have to be done away with. The inconvenience is not regretted as the excess salt is the culprit in making you feel bloated. It also allows water retention leading to weight gain and you don’t want that!

Curb the Candy Cravings

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This is no news, the sugary treats are leading to a paunch, the last thing you would want to see poking out from your wedding attire! You give in, eat a sweet and then one thing leads to the other and you end up emptying the bowl, not good!

Say Hello to the Protein

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Yes, you need that if you want to see yourself as a healthy and lean bride! The leafy greens will see your plate more now. Maybe some smoked chicken and boiled eggs if you are not among the ‘make-a-face-when-you-smell-chicken’ squad! It will keep you full for longer, a good deal.

No Fad to Loose Fat

No Fad to Loose Fat

These diets and other advice from the ‘know-it-all’ aunt is taking you nowhere. The unrealistic expectations from a diet with practically no food is plain hazardous to your health. Instead have a balanced diet, exercise, breathe and look good!

Empty the Empty Calories

Empty the Empty Calories

A major risk to your dream body is the ingesting of empty calories such as a creamy cake piece, fries and other delicious stuff. These things have no nutrition and loads of calories that will be stored as fat. Choose nutritional foods to quieten the raging tummy!

Smaller the Plate, Lesser the Weight

Smaller the Plate, Lesser the Weight

The easiest switch you can make to lose some weight before your wedding is the plates you eat in. Swap the full plates with smaller ones which will make sure you eat less, feel more satisfied and turn slim and trim in the short span you have before the D-day!

Peanut Butter, Calorie Cutter

Peanut Butter, Calorie Cutter

You don’t believe us? It is butter, so has calories but the good fat and protein in it keeps you full for longer. Thereby cutting your urge to snack on junk throughout the day. You end up eating lesser calories if you include it in your breakfast platter, not that bad!

To all the would be brides, your big day is arriving faster than you expected and you have all the lesser time to shed the extra kilos. Make these changes in your daily diet to get the slender frame you always desired. For a planned effort ensuring weight loss you could opt for our bridal diet plan for weight loss. Make the special day all the more memorable with your special appearance!

 

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The Right PCOS Diet for Indian Women

The Right PCOS Diet for Indian Women

PCOS i.e. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is condition of hormonal imbalance in women which gives rise to many symptoms like irregularity in menstruation or no periods at all, excessive hair growth on body and face, acne, skin patches and also problems in conceiving. This condition can also lead to obesity, sleeping disorders, mood disorders and even heart diseases. There is no cure found to permanently end PCOS, however, certain lifestyle changes may prove to be helpful. Certain pills prescribed by a gynecologist can also improve the hormonal imbalance.
Indian women are seen to not take this seriously at the initial stage and only worry at the time when issues come up while planning to have a baby. Generally most Indian women are hit by obesity & this affects their ovulation. There are PCOS Diets that can help combat these symptoms.
Here are diet tips that make for most crucial aspects of Indian Diet Plan for PCOS:

Reduce Caffeine Intake

Reduce Caffeine Intake:

PCOS have a negative impact on the fertility of women and caffeine plays a major role in elevating the issue. Daily consumption of 4 or more cups of coffee can have adverse effects on a woman’s ovulation and menstrual cycle that contributes to infertility. You can reduce coffee in your diet to see if it lessens your PCOS symptoms.

Low Glycemic Index Foods

Low Glycemic Index Foods:

Eat foods that do not lead to sudden increase in your blood sugar levels. Opt for wheat substitutes of white breads, noodles etc. Whole grains like jowar, bajra also have low GI. Add green vegetables, and fresh fruits in your diet.

Lessen your carbohydrate intake

Lessen your carbohydrate intake

PCOS and weight gain are related issues. So cutting down on your carbohydrates would be a wise step. Distribute the carbohydrate consumption evenly between your meals and keep the proportion of carbs with respect to proteins and other nutrients low. Restrain yourself from consuming carbohydrates in the form of chocolate or refined sugars as they can trigger hunger pangs.

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Take Vitamin & Mineral Supplements

Take Vitamin & Mineral Supplements:

Consult your physician who could prescribe you some vitamin and mineral supplements. Most probably he will recommend you to take calcium pills (500mg 2 or 3 times a day). Even multi-vitamins could be taken. Multi-vitamins having folic acid is widely prescribed to women who are trying to conceive.

Increase Fiber & Protein Intake

 Increase Fiber & Protein Intake

Fiber intake will help controlling the blood sugar levels as well as reducing cholesterol. They also help in easy digestion, as well as giving a fell of fullness. Similarly proteins too Help feel full for longer spans and thus help in eating less. This is the best way for women with PCOS to battle weight gain.

Cut Trans-Fat

 Cut Trans-Fat

To keep heart ailments at bay, avoid eating foods that have trans fat. Have mono-saturated fats and omega 3 fats instead. Avoid full cream milk and milk products, red meat, butter, fried foods, etc. You can have fish, nuts, flax-seed, olive oil which are all healthy fats.

Limiting Alcohol Intake

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Most of us know that ingesting too much alcohol can adversely affect the liver, true. But few know that liver plays the role of eliminating excess oestrogen in women that is important to avoid PCOS. But when you consume a lot of alcohol, the liver diverts its attention towards getting rid of the excess alcohol. Resulting in a piling of oestrogen which leads to PCOS. To avoid this condition, limiting alcohol consumption will go a long way!

Eating well and maintaining an active daily routine, will not eradicate the syndrome and its symptoms entirely, but will definitely help reduce the associated health risks. It is therefore necessary that all women take the condition seriously and take appropriate measure to curb the long term consequences. Consult your doctor/ gynecologist if you seem to have PCOS symptoms. You can also try Idietitian’s diet plan for PCOS patients in India. The source any be any; a timely help and Initiation on your part can make life much better and fulfilling for PCOS patents.