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While genetics does play an important role in the onset of diabetes, an unhealthy lifestyle and bad eating habits are also contributing factors. Carbohydrates Whole Grain Foods. All we've to do along with this diet is add 45min exercise and plenty of water. Glad I found this post. Hi Reena I am 23 years old,5'1" and my weight is 55kgs.

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Basically avoid too much of Sugary items and Oily stuff. For strength you can have handful of raw Almonds or raw Walnuts when you feel hungry during snack time. Drinks lots of water and be happy. Avoid stress by avoiding unnecessary arguments and conflicts and think positive. Good mood also helps to balance the body. Just follow the same. Hi Vinayak, I'm glad you stopped by to read my blog. Current diet helps to loose upto 25kgs along with exercise 5days a week in 6months.

You are kgs but you didn't give me your height. Please refer this link to see where you are in BMI index and how much you need to loose be in normal range. Still to start some where follow the diet sincerely.

Don't give up if you don't get results immdediately, instead make healthy living your lifestyle you'll never gain abnormal weight again. If you think you need to loose more than 25kgs then following current diet you need to step up your exercise. Try consuming calories and burn calories by cardio exercise e. You will reach your goal weight. Wishing you healthy and Happy Living.

Thanks for this lovely diet plan. I was so frustrated when I dont get any indian diet plan. This one is so perfect and can be easily followed Hope so. I just want Kgs and inches loss. Thanks a lot again. I'm glad you liked diet plan Ravi. Looking at your determination I believe you'll reach your goal.

I'm glad you stopped by to read my blog. I was also looking for Indian diet plan and now i found this. I'm glad Jazz you liked the Diet Plan. Surfing the net early morning thinking that I will find some really healthy Indian recipes that I can include to shed those extra kg's. Having find none, I happened to come across your blog. And I just couldn't be happier. I have got some of the answers. Thank You for this lovely post, Mam.

Seeing the success story of you and your husband, there is a sudden rush of motivation. I'm glad Neha you stopped by to read my blog. I love your energy I know you'll reach your goal. Hi Reena, I am a young professional living alone and cooking has always been a headache for me. First let me tell you that I was looking for an Indian diet plan for a long time and I was so happy when I found one. I'm happy for you Trisha that you found what you were looking for.

Plan your meal and snack previous night to avoid hassle or slippage next day. Keep steamed chana, sprouts, boiled eggs, moong dal dosa batter or steamed beans in fridge so you can quickly make something interesting the moment you come home. Something healthy and satisfying will keep you on track and motivate you to be on track. First time am finding good Indian diet plan, Thanks a ton. Thanks Anand, I'm glad you stopped by to read my blog. Thanks a Tonne Reena..

I'm glad you liked the Plan Praveen. Hi Reena I have a sweet tooth and i have hunger pangs to indulge in something sweet at times. Even I have Sweet tooth, I prefer sweet within 30Calories post meal 1. Sugar Free Mint chewing gums Orbits is hardly 5cal 2.

Indian Sauf takes care of breath and digestion 3. Rajgiri ladoo Very light and made of jagree Gur has hardly 25Calories. Ice popsicle Very healthy, low in calories and cooling for summer 5. Handfull of juicy Grapes 6. Chikki A tiny piece of Chikki is also healthy as made of nuts and jagree plus very satifying for people with sweet tooth. It'll satisfy your craving and probiotic will take care of digestion. Eraser size Dark Choclate piece low is suger , coco works like a stress buster in Ladies: Hi Reena, Thank you so much for your diet plan.

Im 27 years of age, female and 5. Definitely Aakanksha, You'll lose weight. You are very young so your body will respond to exercise and diet quickly. Change the life style.

Trust me You'll start shedding weight rapidly. I know you'll reach your goal. Wishing you healthy and happy living.

Hi reena ,Thank u very much. Is it good to take ml water before any meal ,as the enzymes will be diluted which are secreted inside stomach enzymes which helps for the digestion and can't digest the intakes well.

Yes Raj it does dilute, but not sufficiently to impair digestion. The greater part of the water passes through the stomach in less than fifteen minutes; but food takes hrs to digest therefore it will not interfere with the meal. Drinking a glass of water before 30min is good a meal will help you better digest your food. Water should be avoided during the meal or good if taken 2hrs after meal. In our intestines, water helps our body absorb solids and pass waste through for elimination.

Our saliva, which initiates digestion of starches with the enzyme amylase, also consists mainly of water. When you are dehydrated, these processes become impaired. Drinking water prior to a meal may help you eat less and thus help you lose weight. I very happy Raj that you are taking food cycle very seriously.

Wishing you Happy and Healthy Living. I just want to know whether this diet plan is for male or female? You are right Saurabh gender differences in metabolism do exist, the differences in terms of total weight loss are modest.

For both men and women, making positive lifestyle changes will result in successful, lasting weight loss. I'm very happy that you are taking weight loss seriously. Try to keep calorie intake within per day. Wishing you happy and healthy living. I'm so happy for your sister. Thank you so much for letting me know. Wishing you and your family happy and healthy living. This comment has been removed by the author. I'm glad you liked the Diet Plan.

Hi Reena, A big thanks from another Software professional for helping others. Please provide me any Diet Plan which i can follow here. I'm happy you liked the Diet Plan Abhivish. Your BMI is Working is USA has one good advantage that office timings are fixed so you get lot of time in the evening for workout. Every apartment has a Gym. Otherwise gets good sports shoes and go for walk. One can pack kgs in one week if you are not careful.

One good thing is you get so many cut frozen vegetable and cut fresh vegetables in Indian grocery store and Wal-Mart, Kroger regular American stores.

Shop for some soup packets which is instant. You'll find lot of whole wheat, whole grain bread which is very healthy. Try to avoid that. Regarding Roti making issue you can get Pillsbury Frozen roties or many Indian grocery stores have ready roti packets set of 10 made fresh by local people.

Just buy extra and keep in fridge. Roll ready roties in wet tissue towel and Microwave for 15sec it'll come out soft and fresh. You can make Upma with lots of vegetables or make Maggie with loads of mixed cut frozen vegetables. Fill your kitchen with fruits apple, oranges and water melon. Make sure to be active and choose healthy food over junk you'll be fine.

Once in a while in weekend it's ok to go for high calorie food but make sure 5working days do 45min cardio Walk, job, run Hope I this will help you and give slight idea of making your own healthy version of Indian food.

There are some quick and healthy recipes in my blog have a look and see if it works for you. Hi Reena, I have gone through your diet plan,Its amazing. If possible could you recommend some Chicken or Beef cooking method of fitness.

My wishes for you and your family. Thanks for wishes Mark, I'm happy you liked the Diet Plan. I don't eat or cook beef but I know its red meat and it's very high in Saturated fat so avoid eating Beef. If you want to eat also make sure eat Steamed, Baked or Grilled. Avoid fried or greasy dish. Chicken is white meat which is healthy food if you remove the skin. As chicken skin has lot of fat. Same goes with Chicken too eat it Baked, Steamed or Grilled.

You can use pressure cooker to cook gravy chicken. There are whole lots of recipes available on internet to cook healthy Non-Vegetarian food. Makes sure to fill your plate with steamed vegetables and salad while eating Beef or Chicken. I was lookin for this kind of indian diet plan.

But i didnt get the meaning of "oz" that u reffered in the above post regardin to water drinking.. And happy new year: I'm so thrilled that you liked the diet plan.

Hi Reena, Thank you for this diet plan. Just checking that for the breakfast option with boiled egg am I allowed 1 slice or two slices of toast?? Also are they any websites where I can learn to cook a low fat vegetable curry and dhal as needed of this plan. You must take 2 toasted slices. Try to make breakfast filling so you don't feel hungry at least by There are many websites just type Healthy Indian recipes in Google and you'll have so many options. Almost every famous chef or cook books are trying to add healthy food as people are more conscious about health than before.

Remember replace regular vessel with non-stick, cook in pressure cooker, try to avoid onion as it takes lot of oil to fry them instead use garlic and tomatoes.

Check out some low fat and less time consuming recipes on my blog you may find them useful. Your diet plan is really encouraging I will post its progress shortly I'll wait for your progress updates and it'll surely boost my confidence and many more.

I am 27 years old male from Kolkata. Height 5'8" and weight 76 KG. I know I am bit overweight but the main cause of worry is I am recently diagnosed with hypertension. Dr says, physical activities and taking better food will be more helpful for me than taking drugs. I think, following the diet chart given by you will help me out. Thanks a lot for this much needed article.

Soham your doctor is right, healthy and active lifestyle will help you more than medicines. Avoid salty food and smoking as it can increase Hypertension. Try yoga, listening to good music and long walks for relaxation. You are very young Soham your health can bounce back pretty fast just stay active and choose healthy food over junk you'll be fine. I'm glad you liked the Diet Plan Prashanth. Thanks Karla for stopping by to read the Diet Plan. Your goal is very aggressive Kalra but it's possible.

According to your details Your BMI is Losing kgs per month is ideal but if you want to lose more you've to absolutely cut off your sugar and oil and be regular at cardio exercise Walk, jogging, running , cycling Be sincere and dedicated this plan will help you achieve your goal.

Keep me posted on your progress. Dear Reena, Under the vegetables portion can we use regular veggies as part of meal, Generally we cook, cabbage, peas, brinjal, cauli flower, gourd. Yes Anand any local or seasonal vegetables are fine.

Make sure to cook these vegetables in healthy way i. You can check out some healthy recipes in my blog. Thanks alot for taking your precious time and blogging down a diet for fat ppl like us. Gonna follow this plan from today. I'm glad you liked the plan Zed and going to follow it.

Thanks for lovely wishes. I started this blog because I was struggling with this weight issue. After trying so many diets and wasting money on exercise machines I realized we need to choose healthy life style and habits. Once you achieve the goal continue healthy living as the moment we go back to old habits the weight rolls back. Reena, I am glad to finally find a plan which looks suitable for diet. I am 20 Kg Overweight and was searching for a plan which does not suggest starving.

I have just one concern.. I am very fond of tea.. Is it possible to include 1 or 2 more tea cups in this plan. I take tea with very less sugar. I'm happy for you Surabhi that you found what you were looking for.

Tea is very good for health but try to have it with less sugar and skimmed milk or no milk. I use to have 2 cups of tea daily i. I didn't compromise with the quality of tea instead reduced the amount. Hope this will help. I'm happy you are taking your diet plan so seriously and taking care of every small detail.

I wish you success and healthy living. And i'm glad to appreciate ur reply for every post Thanks for lovely words Kavya. I'm sure you can do it. According your details Your BMI is You can do it by sticking to the diet plan and exercise. Make sure to do portion control as healthy food in large amount can also result in weight gain.

Increase your water intake and try to be active. Thanks for stopping by to read the Diet Plan. I'm glad you liked the blog. Hi Reena, It is a very very good diet plan. I had something similar in my mind but wanted to confirm whether it will work or not?

Finally I got it.. Thanks Just question-- 1-You have mentioned 1 bowl salad. Thanks Bijaya for lovely words. Your salad is awesome if you are eating this salad everyday hats off to you. Please continue to do it. Salad means anything raw like cucumber, spinach, carrot, tomato, radish, broccoli even fruits can be added.

Sometimes I add handful of grapes or apple slices to make it interesting. Avoid ranch as they are loaded with sugar and calories. Make your own low calorie ranch e. We choose whole grain over enriched flour as whole grain takes time to digest and body has to work hard and burn some calories. But enriched flour bread i.

Hi Reena I am 23 years old,5'1" and my weight is 55kgs. I was trying to lose weight so long. Even i started exercising 5 days a week. Will this plan help? Hi Mousumi, Thanks for stopping by to read diet plan. According to your details your BMI is You are considered normal.

Like sit ups to lose weight on stomach, cardio exercise to lose weight on lower body, weight to lose weight on arms and back. Don't do same exercise everyday change your exercise routine as muscles get use to same routine and then less calories are burnt. Try to confuse your muscles by changing exercise routine and pushing yourself from your comfort zone as we lose weight only when we got beyond comfort zone. You are very young Mousumi your metabolism will respond very quickly to healthy changes.

Have plenty of salad in the beginning of meal so you feel full quickly when you start main course meal. You are already in normal weight range this diet plan will help you remain in normal weight range, it helps to lose weight if your are over weight or obese.

I believe you should focus more on exercise to target your trouble areas. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator. Hi reena very nice plan, will be following it. I'm glad you liked the diet plan. It's good that you know where the diet plan can go off track in your routine. Try not to go empty stomach for dinner.

Have healthy snack and water before heading for dinner. You can stick to only 1 Drink with lots of ice and have it very slowly just to give company to your clients till clients are done.

Choose nuts over fried food. Have a round of salad or soup before going for main course. Burn extra calories next day just to make sure you are on the track. Try having low calorie food in the lunch if you know you have a dinner with client. Skip desserts or have very little portion desserts. I'm sure following these tips you'll be fine. I'm sure you'll achieve your weight goal. Wish you happy and healthy living. I am gonna try from today it self.

I m 80 kg and my height is 5. Hope i will be able to change my life.. I'm glad Sunayana you are going to try this diet plan. I like your energy. Diet will definately help you lose weight. Along with this diet try to cut off your sugar and oil and be regular at cardio exercise Walking, jogging, running , cycling I want to compliment you for doing such a good Job I was happy to see an article on India diet plan - which is surely very uncommon.

I am going to start it now Thanks for appreciation and lovely words Meetu, Can't wait to hear about your progress. Keep up your energy and enthu. Hiii Reena,,, i'm vikk from Melbourne ,i think your blog is the best and you have done a great job. Move it to lose it!!! Remember this mantra Maan. For weight loss you need to change your diet more protien and low carbs and start exercising min.

Since you are at your desk for long hours, get creative. I usually use a pedometer to count my steps in the whole day if the steps are more than 10, then it's good otherwise cover it up in the evening.

I park my car really far in office parking lot so I'm forced to walk. Or sit on exercise Cycle while watching TV or walk on Treadmill. Just put on walking shoes walk around the house. Bring healthy snacks to work.

Avoid the vending machines Eat snacks in between your meals to keep your metabolism elevated and your hunger under control. Drink water throughout the day instead of soda or coffee with cream. By drinking all of this water, you will also have to walk to the bathroom often that'll increase your physical activity.

I know it sounds funny but trust me it works. Perform body weight exercises like push-ups, dips, squats and lunges. Sit on an exercise ball throughout the day as well. This will cause you to contract muscles to remain balanced and it will also help your posture.

Start your day early excercise 60 to 90 minutes for weight loss. You do not need to do all of this exercise in one sitting. Exercise for 10 minutes in the morning, exercise for 10 minutes at lunch, exercise for 10 minutes when you get home in the evening and do whatever you can at your desk during the day. Start with positive attitude and you get creative once you start getting results. Hi reena, Its not possible for me to go for physical exercise,even then can i loose weight woth 6 meal diet plan.

Thanks for stopping by to read the Blog Prasanna Lakshmi, You'll definitely lose weight by following the diet plan but little exercise always helps to keep the good health and good mood. When health is bad or we are depressed it slows down the metabolism, then it's hard to lose weight when body is not burning calories.

If it's hard to go out for exercise try yoga in your room. Surya Namaskar is a full body exercise at very slow pace and it doesn't hurt the joints and fills our body with positive energy for whole day.

You can Google it and learn it from YouTube videos. There are many DVDs for at home floor exercises which are available online or in stores. Dancing on favorite music, playing with kid or just doing household work also burns lots of calories. I'm glad you liked the Diet plan Siddharth, Start the diet with positive attitude and stick to the plan you will reach the goal weight.

Keep me posted on your progress Siddharth. Dear Reena, Thanks for the simple plan. But yours is simple and easy way to go on diet which wont disturb the kitchen. From Monday i am following this Plan for next four weeks. I'm glad you liked the Diet Plan Ameya.

I'm sure you'll reach your goal weight. Hi Reena, I was 70 kg with ' height 3 years ago I lost weight through dieting and came down to But what happened along was chronic constipation and pain in joints. So I stopped dieting and my weight has risen again to From last week or so I have begun exercising for 1 hr and am being careful with what I eat.

Milk does not suits me. What should I take to ensure calcium in my body. Thanks for the diet plan, I loved the idea of mini meals. I will now implement these. I'm glad you liked the Diet Plan Halina. Sorry for delayed reply. The doctor will decide whether the child actually has a problem with excess fat on their body.

A high body mass index reading on a child should indicate that the doctor needs to investigate further, not that the child needs to be put on some kind of radical diet. When a child becomes a teenager, the body mass index test can still be utilized, however the reading must take into consideration the fact that the levels of body fat change during puberty. Girls and boys body fat is different, the BMI measurement by itself may not reflect this.

The identical formula determines the BMI for men and women. An extremely muscular or athletic man may be perfectly healthy even though his BMI is high. By doing this it will assure that he has no underlying health conditions to be concerned with. A BMI that measures lower than For some women this BMI is considered to be hot, but for the majority of women it is considered to be too thin.

This will help you with identifying any poor habits that you need to change and will also help you to avoid overeating. It would also be beneficial for you to research philosophies for eating healthy and different healthy diets that are recommended by a physician. Learn what foods to stay away from and tips for snacking, eating out and cooking healthy.

By doing this, you will be able to decide which plan works the best for you. You will also have a better chance of finding a diet that you can maintain long term. It is important for you to find an eating plan that will work for you and also includes food that you like. By doing this you increase your chances of sticking with it for the long term.

If your BMI is rather high, you will probably have to work really hard to lower it and then keep it down. Make sure the way you choose to lower or raise your BMI is something you can live with for a long period of time. Make a plan to increase your activity. Many times a high BMI is actually due to a lifestyle that is inactive. This means that you need to add exercise and activity routinely to your life. More and more jobs have become sedentary and a lot of people spend escalating amounts of time sitting at their computer.

Today, active lifestyles are a rarity. Plan to move around if you want a healthier BMI level. After calculating your BMI you can begin to make conscious choices about your physical activity and diet. Remember that you will not be able to change your BMI overnight. It will take some time, use tracking your BMI as self encouragement and do not take it out on yourself if your progress is slow. The healthiest changes in BMI are the ones that take longer to achieve.

Any quick drastic weight loss or weight gain is usually short lived. This kind of up and down will discourage you and you may decide to just give up once and for all. Depending on the category your BMI places you in, consider contacting a personal trainer. A personal trainer will have the knowledge necessary to determine what you should do to lower or raise your BMI level. An overweight person will usually be able to begin an exercise routine.

A person that is obese may need some time to lose weight prior to beginning to exercise. Your BMI measurement is not the same as your actual measurement of body fat. The BMI measures fitness and determines your ideal weight based on your height. It is absolutely normal to gain weight during pregnancy. A woman who is pregnant should discuss these issues with her physician. If the physician notices a sudden increase in weight loss, weight gain or not gaining the appropriate amount of weight these may be a sign of health issues that need addressing.

A woman should expect her body mass index to significantly increase throughout her pregnancy. In the majority of cases, it should.

She needs to make her goal to return to a healthy BMI following the birth of her child. Remember, this reduction in BMI will not occur overnight. However, this weight gain is based on the woman having a BMI between This is the normal BMI range and is considered to be a healthy weight for women who are not expecting.

A woman who is underweight at the beginning of her pregnancy with a BMI that is less than The goal is to assure that the fetus is getting plenty of nourishment from its mother so that the baby can develop properly and be a healthy weight prior to birth. Babies with a low birth weight are prone to have health issues. If the mother gains somewhere between 28 and 40 pounds during her pregnancy, this would be beneficial for her and the baby.

For example, if an expectant mother has a BMI of 25 and 30 the physician will generally recommend a weight gain of somewhere between 15 and 25 pounds. For a woman who has a weight that is higher than normal and has a BMI of 30 or higher, the physician will probably recommend a total weight gain of 15 pounds throughout the entire pregnancy.

New mothers have many demands on their time once the baby comes home. It is not considered unusual for a mother who gave birth within the past 12 months to still have a few pounds left of the baby weight. She just needs to give herself some time. For most women, the weight that they have difficulty shedding is generally about five pounds.

These women need not worry, they just need to take some time and chart their BMI regularly and then take the following actions to lower their BMI. There are a few things that can be done after the baby is born to assist the new mother in lowering her BMI level. One of the greatest things she can do is breast feed for a long period of time.

It takes quite a bit of energy for her to produce milk. This will help her to lose the weight she gained throughout her pregnancy easier. The nursing act itself also causes uterus contractions, this helps to shrink her uterus to her pre-pregnancy size quicker. While she is nursing she needs to be sure and eat healthy to support the milk production that is occurring in her body. Her diet should include fruits, whole grains, vegetables, low-fat dairy and lean meats.

This diet will make it much easier for the new mother to return to her pre-pregnancy weight or close to it while meeting the demands of caring for her child. Needless to say, a mother that is not nursing will also be able to lose weight and attain a healthy BMI quicker by eating healthy.

Regular exercise is also helpful to a new mother. This helps her to manage her weight and meet the many demands of motherhood. If she can find an exercise class that concentrates on post-natal exercise, it will help her to stay fit and also introduce her to other women in the same situation.

The more weight that the new mother gained during her pregnancy will make a difference as to how long it will be before she loses that excess weight once the baby is born.

There is no particular number that indicates a healthy BMI for a new mother. Despite what some think, the baby weight does not just fall off right after the birth of the baby. The amount of time necessary to return to her pre-pregnancy weight will depend on the amount of weight she gained during her pregnancy.

It will also depend on the lifestyle choices the new mother makes following the delivery of the baby. The body mass index is only one aspect of a healthy individual. As she tries to regain her pre-pregnancy shape following the birth of her child, she needs to consider her BMI a tool for tracking her progress.

She needs to remember that her BMI is not the only indication of her health. To determine the BMI of a younger person the same formula is used, but the age of the individual and their gender is factored into the total calculation for their BMI.

The reason is because children are still growing. This is a national chart of children in the same age group. The children are ranked by percentile. The doctor usually pulls out a growth chart to show you the comparison between your child and the other children in their age group. This is relatively the same thing.

Their placement on the chart determines their BMI level. According to the BMI charts, a child that is placed in the 95 percentile is considered overweight. The BMI index does more than just tell you if your child is considered overweight; it also determines if your child is underweight.

Because of these changes, children tend to look like their clothes are a couple sizes too big. It is not necessary to get overly concerned at this point.

Because of the rise in childhood obesity children should have their body mass index calculated as well. Make an appointment to have your doctor assess your child. When calculating the BMI of a child, the age of the child including months , weight and height needs to be factored into the equation.

In addition, it is important to note that some doctors do not like the idea of placing children in the overweight or obese category if the child has not reached puberty. An active child who eats rather healthy may continue to be chubby or sometimes fat until everything balances out following puberty.

They believe the BMI could help to predict health problems in the future. BMI assessments are not a diagnostic tool. It is very important to routinely take your child to the doctor for their yearly physicals despite their BMI ranking. Regardless, a BMI is a fantastic way to determine whether there could be a problem in the future. Honestly, you can probably determine whether your child is muscular or fat. Muscular children do not have a rounded face and stomach or any fat rolls.

BMI calculators are quick and simple to use. The necessary information is input within seconds. A child that has a BMI higher than the 95th percentile would be considered obese. However, do not get concerned. The BMI is just one indication of the overall health of a child. The BMI does have limitations.

This means that a person who is extremely fit and muscular could have an incorrect BMI calculation that falls within the overweight range. This individual needs to be more concerned with measuring their body fat.

If you have an abundance of muscle because you practice an extreme weight training program, your BMI may not accurately reflect your health. As previously mentioned, if you have recently birthed a child, are nursing a child or pregnant, your BMI is not an accurate depiction of your weight for optimal health. If a person is legitimately big boned, implying a high bone density, he or she may be considered overweight according to the BMI standards.

However, he or she could actually be in perfect health. Also, if someone is very thin, eats a poor diet and makes poor lifestyle choices he could still incorrectly fall within the healthy range. In this case, the BMI is not able to serve as a useful indication of his health. These people tend to have a healthier immune system and suffer less physical ailments.

This is because all their systems are continuously working together. Your body mass index BMI indicates how healthy your body weight is for you taking your height into consideration.

Lowering your BMI requires that you focus on exercise and healthy eating. If your main concern is your BMI, not the ratio of fat to muscle in your body, you will need to focus on exercises and eating habits that assist in losing fat while not increasing muscle mass.

You may want to research some weight loss tips while accessing our BMI calculator to continuously track your progress.

Nearly any healthy diet will help in achieving weight loss. The weight loss will in turn reduce your BMI. Increasing your intake of fiber will assist in regulating your bodies systems. The body systems being regulated will give you more energy and may increase your Basal Metabolic Rate BMR , which will assist you in achieving your goals in less time. Also, more important than what you are eating is how you are eating.

For many years dietitians have recommended that people should eat six small meals daily, instead of three larger meals. By eating these smaller meals, cravings are reduced and this causes you to eat less. By eating smaller meals that include high fiber foods several times a day, you will feel full faster and longer. If you eat out of boredom or are an emotional eater there are several things you can do. You should keep a healthy snack nearby or try to do something else to fill the void.

Consider chewing gum, creating a project to focus on or calling a friend for support. Aim for minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity weekly. Moderate aerobic activity would include things like walking or light cycling. Vigorous activity would include things like jogging, running, and intense cycling. You should incorporate strength training twice a week. Strength training can come in the form of lifting weights or engaging in activities like Pilates, which forces you to use your body as a weight to strengthen and tone core muscles.

Take precautions when exercising. While exercise is necessary for a healthy body, if you don't follow certain precautions and exercise correctly, you put your body at risk for injuries. Make sure you treat your body with respect when working out.

Ease into a fitness routine. Do not try to go from a sedentary lifestyle to working out at the gym five days a week. Give yourself small fitness goals, like taking a certain number of steps per day, or running half a mile, then a mile, then two miles.

You should sip water throughout your workouts. Becoming dehydrated can lead to dizziness or headaches during your sweat session. Get a fitness partner. Having someone to walk or jog with or take group fitness classes with at the local gym can be motivational. It can also help by providing you with someone you know that can watch for signs that you are overdoing it.

In the early stages of working toward a healthier lifestyle, you must assess what you are currently eating. If you notice any unhealthy habits, strive to make changes to your diet. Keep a food diary. For a week or so, write down every food that you eat.

It's important to know what your areas of strength and weakness are so that you can make improvements where needed.

Get a rough sense of how many calories you're eating. Women need about 1, to 2, calories a day. Men need about 2, to 2, However, these levels are for sedentary adults. If you're more active, you may need to be consuming more calories. Adopt a healthier diet. After keeping a food log for a week, make adjustment to your diet.

You want to make sure you're getting the healthiest foods possible. At every meal throughout the day, half of your plate should be plant-based, such as fruit and vegetables, and processed as little as possible. In other words, uncooked fruits and vegetables are ideal.

Remember that a healthy diet is about variety: Not all fats are bad for you. Good fats can be found in oily fish like salmon and tuna, avocados, nuts, and olive oil. These are essential to a well-balanced diet and proper brain functioning. It may take a few days or even weeks for your body to become accustomed to eating healthy foods.

Some foods like caffeine, carbs, alcohol, and sugar are addictive and can cause withdrawal symptoms like headaches or moodiness. Even though our bodies are made mostly of water, most Americans do not consume enough water throughout the day. Drinking more water can help with your overall health and minimize fatigue, hunger pangs, and other symptoms of dehydration. It's a common misconception that you should drink eight glasses of water a day.

The amount of water each person needs a day varies depending on body size, activity level, and climate. In general, to calculate how much water your body needs at rest in a cool climate, divide your weight in half.

A pound person needs about ounces a day when doing things like working at a desk or watching TV. Even caffeinated beverages like coffee and tea count toward your total intake of water, but these should not make up the bulk of your fluid intake. Soda, juice, or alcoholic beverages are heavy on calories and sugar but low on nutrition. These should be banned from your diet if you want to be healthy. You can also try creating infused water: It's essentially a mild herbal tea.

Research has shown that people who skip breakfast tend to overeat during the remainder of the day. Many Americans eat a carb-heavy breakfast like donuts, waffles, or cereal, which can be high in calories but low in nutrition. These types of breakfast will not keep you feeling full very long. Instead, opt for protein like eggs or unsweetened yogurt with fruit, and lowfat milk, fresh orange juice, tea, or black coffee avoid adding sugar and cream. Eat at regular, planned times. Train your body to expect a specific amount of calories at regularly scheduled meals three times a day.

If you find that you feel hungry in the afternoons or mid-mornings, try eating smaller meals more frequently. Avoid mindless eating throughout the day or eating late night snacks.

Snacking isn't bad for you if you do it right. In fact, grazing throughout the day on healthy snacks like yogurt, nuts, or string cheese can keep you from feeling deprived and overindulging later. Just make sure it's all in moderation and that you keep track of your calorie intake, since it can be easy to overdo it by mistake. Smoking is directly correlated with lung and mouth cancers, heart disease, stroke, and cancers of the throat, pancreas, and bladder.