Have you ever been that person who works out every morning, has a diet plan which you follow religiously, yet you can’t see much of a difference in your body shape? You need to change your conventional methods. Burger bachay have always been told that eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar. You desi people believe it so much that you have started to consider it a fact!
Have you ever heard of Intermittent fasting? Sorry khawateen o hazaraat, your belief system, regarding weight loss, are about to get screwed.
Intermittent fasting, when simply put, is consciously skipping meals and fasting for almost 16 hours a day. Let’s see how intermittent fasting is better and workable.
Why Is This Relatively Easy For Us?
It shouldn’t be a problem for us as such, not eating for 16 hours a day, as we already fast in the month of Ramadan, and that too for almost 16 hours a day! You must have noticed that your skin gets fresher and has a certain glow. And your body starts to tone! But as soon as Ramadan ends, we get back to those shahi nashtay which ends the weight loss success you had in 30 days.
Say ‘No’ To Ghee-Dipped Amma Kay Haath K Parathay
The best way to start is, skip your Breakfast which will maintain a 16 hour fast. Lahoris might find it difficult as they love to have nulli nihari and halwa poori ka nashta. If you wish to lose weight, stop it!
This new term, Intermittent Fasting, is proved by science as well. The man of the old age used to eat whenever their body required it and didn’t eat when it wasn’t required. Their bodies got used to “not eating all the time”, and hence they were fitter than the lazy youth of today! The key is to have dinner at 8 pm and fast till 10 am in the morning. Start off your day with fresh fruits.
Eat Healthy Afterwards
Just because you lahoris and kashmiris have been fasting for 16 hours, it doesn’t mean you overeat when you break you fast! Remember it is intermittent fasting, not eating. Keep your diet simple and healthy. Include carbs and protein content, and let the miracle of nature do its job of trimming your fatty curves.
Exercise Is Still Important
There are people who repeatedly say “kuch kar kay he marna hai”, they should consider intermittent fasting, as it has proven to increase your life span. Intermittent fasting has many benefits which help you regulate your blood glucose level, thyroid hormones, reduce the risk for cancer, and maintain lean mass and much more. Needless to say, exercise is important. And everyone must be exercising if one wishes to have a disease free burhapa. Intermittent fasting and exercise can produce synergistic effects for your body. This combo improves your aerobic capacity, muscle strength and mass and bone density.
With exercise and intermittent fasting; eat, move and live better.