It is close to a month since I’ve started this balanced diet and now its time to share the results (to brag and feel good about myself).
I’ve lost close to 7 kg and that is not the best part. Got a bit more to go before reaching my ideal weight and BMI. Frankly speaking, I’ve had a love-hate relationship with weight loss. Every year, I used to go on crash diets (Atkins) and lose the extra flab. Then spend the next few months gaining it all back until its time to lose it all again. Been doing this for nearly 2 and a half years.
I knew it was extremely harmful for my health. But I was looking at short-term gains. Finally, this time last month, I decided to put my foot down. No more crash diets. No more unhealthy lifestyle. No more couch potato business. No more all-sugar days. I don’t want to die before I turn 40. Atleast not due to health issues. I visited a dietitian. Came up with a balanced diet plan. And the results are extraordinary. Not because 7 kgs is a lot. I think its decent for a month. But because how a balanced diet has transformed me. And not just physically but, and more importantly, mentally.
My mental agility has gone up many folds. I feel my mind thinking faster, sharper and far more attentive. I am able to think clearly. My memory has gotten better. I don’t feel mentally tired when I get home after work. I feel relaxed while driving. Niggles in my lower back gone. Migraines gone. Overall, I feel mentally fitter. The benefits of this diet are far more significant on my mind than on my body. I know 7 kg is not less but it is just a number as compared to how I have benefited mentally. Overall, the health of my brain has dramatically improved.
And guess what? The diet plan is not rocket science. Just managing eating habits. Right things at the right time. Counting calories. Reducing the bad carbs and fats. Adequate protein and vitamin intake. Enough salads and fruits. Healthy snacks in between meals. That’s all.
All in all, if anyone of you is looking at loosing weight or maintain a healthier lifestyle, I’ll be glad to share the basic framework of this plan.
As quoted by a very wise man, “To keep the body in good health is a duty, for otherwise we shall not be able to trim the lamp of wisdom, and keep our mind strong and clear. Water surrounds the lotus flower, but does not wet its petals.”