Just yesterday, I ended my 7 day diet program and lost 4 kgs in a week. This was the first diet program I ever signed up for. Frankly, it wasn’t quite difficult and I ended up with lesser fat. Of course, it wasn’t just diet, but exercise too. Here are 6 things I learned from dieting for the first time.
1. Don’t be rigid
Everyday, when I woke up in the morning, I decided for myself what I had to today and wrote it down on a paper. I didn’t pre- planned it. And whenever I had something other than mentioned, I just used to take a pen and note it down.
- Make your own diet plan
This one isn’t easy and it would take in a lot of research, but ultimately it’d be for your own good. You need find yourself a diet plan that suits you, that supplies you with the necessary nutrition but not fat.
- Lose fat, not muscle.
In most of the diet programs, you’d lose weight immediately. But instead of losing fat, you’d be often losing muscle mass. To counter this, exercise comes to rescue. Exercise at least thrice a week in a 7 day diet program.
- Water comes to rescue
Even though water doesn’t really help you ‘lose weight’, it is quite beneficial. Water gives your stomach a sense of fulfillment which will hold you back from eating those unhealthy snacks. Try to drink more water everyday than the previous day. To accomplish this, mark every time you have a glass of water and try to overcome this target the next day.
- Chewing gum instead of chips
You’d be craving to eat something unhealthy and fatty, even when you’re full. To counter this, try chewing sugar free gum. It would also help you to reduce chubby-cheeks.
- Reward yourself
Last, but not the least, reward yourself. Everyone who diets takes a cheat-day at the end of the week. Along with this, I’d recommend you to reward yourself every other day with a small chocolate or a cup of milk coffee. But don’t reward yourself too much or too often.
My Diet Plan
Below I’ve mentioned the diet plan that worked out great for me. Now it isn’t necessary that it’ll work out for you too, our bodies have different metabolisms. That’s why, as I said, it is necessary for you to make your own diet plan.
Day 1: I had 18 glasses of water. For breakfast, I had 2 bread toast. I had a banana and some melon for lunch. A cup of cold coffee as an evening snack. I had 2 bowls of pulses for dinner.
Day 2: I had 12 glasses of water. For breakfast, I had 3 tomato sandwich. I had a bowl of curd for lunch. A cup of mocha and 3 bananas as an evening snack. I had 3 chapatis for dinner. In addition to the above, I did cardio training.
Day 3: I had 17 glasses of water. For breakfast, I had 1 parantha. I had 2 bananas and 3 Orange – Navel for lunch. I had 2 bowls of pulses for dinner. In addition to the above, I did weight training.
Day 4: I had 12 glasses of water. For breakfast, I had a corn sandwich. I had a bowl of bondi raita for lunch. I had 2 bowls of pulses for dinner.
Day 5: I had 8 glasses of water. For breakfast, I had an apple. I had 2 bananas and 3 Orange – Navel for lunch. I had a full flashed south-indian dinner accompanied by an ice-cream sundae to mark the end of the day. In addition to the above, I did weight training.
Day 6: I had 7 glasses of water. For breakfast, I had 1 parantha. I had a bowl of curd for lunch. I had 2 chapatis for dinner.
Day 7: I had 10 glasses of water. For breakfast, I had a couple of corn sandwiches. I had 3 bananas for lunch. I had 2 bowls of pulses for dinner.
This is what I rounded up after a week of dieting. I plan to do it the next week too. I hope you find this informative.
Got any questions? Fire ’em straight away down in the comments.