Busy Girl’s guide to a healthy diet


Summer time is in full swing and it generally reverberates to the start of the process of losing the extra pounds gained during the winter months, hidden away carefully underneath layers of clothes. Switching over to a crash diet in an attempt to lose all those extras is never a good idea.

A crash diet is basically hampers the body’s metabolism as a person limits their intake of calories to a great degree. The body ups its defence mechanism to prevent the stored fat from getting burned up by reducing the metabolic rate.

If a person goes on a crash diet and loses weight, this loss of weight does not necessarily equate with the loss of fat but rather with the loss of water that can be harmful for the body. This can also lead to a further imbalance between healthier fats and non-healthier fats in the body. The body’s complex interplay during the metabolic processes is disrupted and rather than benefitting the body the body begins to crave its lost fats and nutrients.

The healthier alternative is a balanced, nutritional diet coupled with a proper work-out regime and, over all habits is the best way to go.

A nutritionally well-balanced diet is imperative for the body’s optimal growth and development. This includes major food groups like milk (ghee, cheese, yogurt)  meat and beans (meat, fish, shellfish, nuts, lentils, beans, peas etc) fruits and vegetables ( apples, grapes, peaches, cauliflower, kale, radishes, potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots and greens) grains ( breads, rice, rotis, pasta etc) and oils ( vegetable oils etc.

To start the day off on a healthy note, waking up early and getting prepared for the day is always a better idea than sleeping in for longer even if you went to bed pretty late the previous night. If you don’t like a rigorous work out regime, you can always opt for the smoother yoga.

Flush your system down with warm water and honey, you can simply buy some lemons and a bottle of Dabur Honey for this purpose. This additionally reduces the need for coffee and tea in the mornings, helps you break that habit and leaves you with the feeling of being full for a long time.

Honey is known for several benefits. Apart from providing a natural source of carbohydrates, it contains essential sugars that replenish the energy after a rigorous exercise. It is also known to be an anti-oxidant and has anti-bacterial properties. New studies have also shown that honey can prevent cancer with its anti-tumour properties.

Replace the sugar in your tea with honey or use honey and mint leaves as add-ons to your homemade ice creams or summer-time, refreshing desserts. This way you don’t have to deprive yourself of your favourite ice creams or go on a crash diet to maintain your weight.

Tell us about the easy, scientific and hassle-free ways you adopt in order to lose weight, maintain and stay healthy.


Author: Anya

Founder at The TechGirl Journal & The IDEA Bucket ; Anya lives in California while working in the field of Computational Genomics. TechGirl Journal is focussed on the lifestyle of a girl in STEM and tips on how to build a business and a career in tech with a focus on skill-development, interviews, internship, personal projects, and pet-peeves! The IDEA Bucket is focused on small business ventures and practical, urban lifestyles. For specific inquiries, you can e-mail: hello@techgirljournal.com

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