New Year, new you. For 2018, many have thoughts on New Year resolutions, including better health and nutrition. To stand by your food resolutions, you need to decide what is good or what is bad for your health. Good health starts on the inside and here are some tips from India's top nutritionists that will help you have a happier, healthier and fitter year that you always wanted.
Never skip breakfast
Skip the morning meal and chances are good that you'll end up consuming more calories overall simply because you are hungrier. Eating well during breakfast helps in rejuvenating muscles and prevents excess intake of calories later in the day.
Drink loads of water
We often tend to ignore this basic advice, but you must drink lots of water. Drinking more water also improves metabolism and is helpful for weight loss. The general recommendations for daily hydration are about 2.7 litres per day for women and 3.7 litres per day for men.
Never neglect protein
A lot of Indians may be, unknowingly, suffering from protein deficiency. Try and sneak in more of lentils and pulses and good quality proteins with every meal; breakfast, lunch and dinner. Protein not only helps in repairing muscle and fill in for muscle loss but also helps aid weight loss and boost the metabolic activity.
Desugar your diet
Excess sugars do no good to the body, and only go on to save as extra fat. Sugar plays a role not just in weight gain but also in heart disease, diabetes, cancer—and even wrinkles. A maximum daily sugar intake of just 5 teaspoons for women and 6 teaspoons for men, which means that if you have one soda, you've already exceeded your limit.
Don’t fear fat
How much fat you eat doesn't really have an impact on your weight or your risk for diseases. It's the type of fat and the total calories you take in that really matter. Fat makes food taste good. On the one hand, that can cause you to overeat, but on the other, it can help you eat more vegetables and other healthy foods that you should be getting in your diet.