Working Women & Weight Loss By Dietitian Neelima Srivastava

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Balancing the role of motherhood and profession means an attempt to satisfy both the need for personal achievement and the need to provide love and emotional security. But it does not mean that these roles contradict each other. Because working women in the recent century have the talent and skill set to accomplish both these tasks with flying colours. However in this process of achieving personal as well as professional goals women forget to take care of themselves and end up depressed due to many reasons such as stress or anxiety. Since women often neglect their own needs to satisfy the demands of these roles they NEGLECT THEIR HEALTH as well. There is no harm in trying any path in order to find fulfillment because no decision is permanent and can be changed as the situation warrants.

HEALTHY WEIGHT LOSS DIET FOR WORKING WOMEN

Healthy diet and nutrition is of utmost importance to women as bodies of women undergo many hormonal issues. A balanced diet provides enough support for weight loss in your daily huffing and puffing lifestyle. Eating right goes a long way for women.

WAYS TO REDUCE HEALTH RISKS WITH OBESITY IN WORKING WOMEN

  • NEVER SKIP BREAKFAST
  • Fruits, between meals
  • Ample drinking of liquid (water, most preferably)
  • Exercise regularly
  • Avoid excess of sugar intake
  • Reduce stress

THE HEALTH MANTRA:

1. Never Skip Breakfast

Follow the essential three times a day meal and munch healthy in between. You can grab fruits or salads. If you miss the most important meals i.e. breakfast in a day the repercussion is that you tend to go hungry and you binge on unhealthy items. The most important thing is planning ahead. And the outcome of balanced diet and exercise will be glowing skin, lustrous hair and perfect shape.

2. Fiber and Complex Carbohydrate Intake

Not having carbohydrates in diet is something you should not even think of. Meals having complex carbohydrates and which are rich in fiber are good source of energy supply as they get absorbed slowly. Daily fiber is must in a day to keep your gut in good shape. Pasta, beans, fruits and veggies are great sources of complex carbs and are also high in fiber content.

3. Consume essential fat

WOMEN AND FATS.. OOH LA LA!!!

Women, especially conscious about their weight and looks, create a shopping blunder as they avoid foods which have fat without knowing that it can lead to other problems like skin dryness. Women should not go for low fat food because while doing this fat is replaced with starch, which only forms sugar as a leftover. Walnuts and Almonds are a good way to fill the gap of fats.

4. Avoid excess sugar intake

Too much of sugary food leads to bloating and makes one feel heavy and lethargic. It is the biggest cause of weight gain. Binging on chocolates, cakes, desserts and other sweet items should be once in a while and not on daily basis. There should be no long gaps between the meals as it aggravates craving of sugar.

5. Protein

Protein is important for body. Too much animal based protein for woman can cause harm as it leads to loss of calcium and decrease in bone density. It is advisable to go for plant-based protein, as the digestible factor of it is 90% in the body.

6. Reduce Stress

Changing your lifestyle reduces your stress. Get organized, plan things and stop worrying. Green tea, chamomile tea, lavender tea are all herbs that help reduce stress. Omega 3 Fatty Acid (abundantly found in seafood) is also good to reduce any kind of stress and anxiety.

BEING A WOMAN COMES WITH LOTS OF RESPONSIBILITY SO STAY HEALTHY!!!

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