Been able to meet your weight losing tactics, but unable to maintain them? Then, South Beach Diet is your answer! Dig into this diet strategy and keep your spirits high until you reach your target weight. Remember, the rate of weight loss is not that very quick, but what you manage to get off, you keep the weight off.
Meal Ideas To Keep The Weight Off
Whole-wheat pizzas liberally topped with veggies, grilled chicken or fish, vegetable curries with salad, chicken or cottage cheese served with small helping of brown rice, vegetable porridge cooked with veggies like onion, capsicum, beans, peas.
Snack On These
Popcorn made at home, baked tortilla chips with tomato salsa, oats with nuts and without sugar, an apple, peanut butter sandwich made with whole-wheat bread and mixed vegetable juices.
Exercise The Easy Way
Try walking briskly for an hour everyday. You’ll know you’re brisk enough if you are all sweaty at the end of it. Add mild stretching exercises to your regime so that your body gets more flexible by the end of this period. Yoga is a great way to strengthen your core muscles.
Do you love to indulge that sweet tooth?
Melt some dark chocolate in a double boiler or a microwave. Dip strawberries in and enjoy!
A small portion of pudding instead of other calorie-filled desserts like cakes and pastries, though not allowed, but is fine otherwise. A once-in-a-while indulgence should not harm. Just don’t make it a habit.
Make a delicious dip. Hang yoghurt in a muslin cloth. When the water drains out, blend it gently. Add salt, pepper, mustard, a cube of low-fat grated cheese and finely chopped capsicum. Viola! A great snack is ready. Dip carrots and cucumber pieces in the dip and enjoy. Use this as a substitute for mayonnaise in your Russian salad.
Can’t do without pizza? Choose a thin-crust pizza with vegetable toppings, onion, tomato, capsicum and mushrooms. Half the cheese and make sure to share the pizza.
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Foods To Keep The Weight Off
VEGETABLES ARE PULSES like carrots, green peas, potato(sweet and small), pumpkin.
STARCHES(WITHIN LIMITS) like Whole-wheat, breads(multi- grain, oat and bran, whole wheat, rye), barley, wheat-porridge, high-fibre, low sugar cereals or wheat flakes, whole-wheat or durum wheat pasta, Pita bread, brown or unpolished rice, air-popped popcorn.
FRUITS including apples, apricots(fresh and dried), cherries, custard apple, grapefruit, grapes, guavas, kiwi fruit, litchi, mangoes, melons, melons, mulberries, oranges, papayas, peaches, pears, plums, pomegranates, strawberries, etc.
SPECIAL TREATS : Dark chocolate(look for 50 per cent to 70 per cent coca solids). Limit to two small pieces a day, a fat-free and sugar-free dessert and red or white wine.
Foods To Avoid
VEGETABLES like beetroot, potatoes(white), sweet corn.
STARCHES like white flour bread, buns, pastas, all made from refined flour, corn flakes, white rice, cakes.
FRUITS like bananas, canned fruit(packed with sugar syrup or juice), fruits juice.
TOO NAUGHTY TO EAT : Ice-cream, jams, sugar, milk add-ons, health drinks.
Ways To Keep The Weight Off
All refined cereals are strictly off-bounds. So no biscuits, cakes or anything made with refined flour. But cereals are allowed. Just don’t go overboard with it. Try to eat your rice or pasta as a side dish to your fish or chicken, rather than a meal by itself.
Every meal should have a big bowl of vegetables, either cooked or as a raw salad.
Make fresh tomato salsa at home instead of bottled tomato ketchup which has high sugar content.