- Breakfast: A protein rich breakfast is a must.
- Mid-morning snack: Fruits with buttermilk or green tea. “Green tea increases fat burning and improves physical performance. It can lower your risk of Type 2 diabetes, risk of cardiovascular disease and help you lose weight and lessen your risk of obesity
- Early-evening snack: Protein shake, nuts and seeds, veg sandwich or milk and apple. Researchers at Pennsylvania State University conducted a study which proved that nuts such as almonds have anti-cholesterol benefits and hence should be included in your diet.
- Dinner: Dal, veggies, with brown rice or roti and vegetable soup. And you should keep in mind that a light dinner is important, since the digestive system should get rest at night.
Use less oil or ghee in vegetables, dal, etc. Indian homemade food is the best dietary plan — roti, vegetables, poha, idli, buttermilk, coconut water are all excellent choices. Moderate amounts of rice, controlled portion of ghee daily and once a while homemade fried food such as puri, bhajiya and vada can be tried. These foods give you the energy your body needs.
Avoid all junk foods, be it Indian or western. Samosas, kachori, pizza, donuts are all equally bad. Foods with added sugars, and processed foods that contain high amount of trans-fats should be avoided.
Along with this diet plan, a few exercises done regularly at home can aid in weight loss and make you more toned too.