Eat Right Diet Plan: Beginners’ guide to dieting

Mahvish Khan Jan 14 2016
right diet plan

Dieting has become the new fad these days. Almost every other person, whomever you meet, claims to be on a diet in order to get that ‘ideal’ figure. Some start following random plans from Google and some prefer to go for a ‘crash diet’ without even knowing the pros and cons of that particular diet plan they are following.

I have talked to certain people about this diet fever and after talking to them I have realized that most of them are completely clueless about what dieting means – or what it should mean. Most of them start a plan which is not compatible to their health and they end up starving themselves and eventually binging.

Therefore, to kick things off on the right now, I have developed a one-week beginners’ ‘Eat Right Plan’ for those who are searching for an efficient plan that’ll help them get into the dieting phase without starving themselves to death.

Before beginning with the plan I have mentioned some important instructions too.

  1. Dieting isn’t torture, so stop thinking of yourself as a bechara or bechari to follow it. It’s a step towards a healthier lifestyle, so be happy and determined.
  2. Dieting isn’t a miracle potion – you need to be patient to achieve the figure you want.
  3. Until and unless you don’t control your portions, no plan can help you. All the mentioned meals should be eaten in an appropriate size. Keep one medium size bowl in which you add your food.
  4. Avoid carrying big lunch boxes, go for medium ones and the best would be small ones.
  5. Stop telling yourself that you are on a diet.
  6. Drink lots of water. The moment you feel a bit of hunger, go drink some water.
  7. No water after any meal till two hours.
  8. Before 10-12 minutes of your meal, have two glasses of water.
  9. Avoid use of artificial products, no matter what the description says. Go for all NATURAL food. No artificial chicken, no artificial soups, nothing with a label on it.
  10. LAST, you are not only losing weight, you have planned to change your lifestyle – live by that ideology.

 

BEST OF LUCK!
Sunday:

BREAKFAST 1 apple, 1 boiled egg, 1 sweet potato
SNACK 3 oranges or orange juice (which has carrot, ginger and honey mixed in it)
LUNCH Vegetable-loaded daal and green tea
SNACK Corn, any fruit, yogurt, any juice (fresh fruit)
DINNER Chicken pieces with spinach
WORKOUT 30 minutes fast walk, 10 minutes jumping pack
Snack (if required) In case of late night cravings you can munch 11-12 almonds,/handful peanuts/ dry fruits

 

Monday:

BREAKFAST Overnight oats, orange juice
SNACK Salad
LUNCH Salad(cucumber, carrot, lemon, cabbage), white channa (chick pea) chat – one big plate, green tea
SNACK Fruits (2-3 oranges or any other fruit)
DINNER Fish grilled pieces with some carrots
WORKOUT 30 minutes walk, 10 minutes jumping jack, 5 minutes cycling
Snack (if required) In case of late night cravings you can munch 11-12 almonds,/handful peanuts/ dry fruits

 

Tuesday:

BREAKFAST 1 large boiled potato (in any form), a glass of milk
SNACK Some nuts/ channa/ corns
LUNCH Lobia chat/ Chicken Loki kebab
SNACK Coffee of skimmed milk
DINNER Brinjal raita/ or you can have mashed Brinjal
WORKOUT 30 minutes walk, 10 minutes jumping jack, 5 minutes cycling
Snack (if required) In case of late night cravings you can munch 11-12 almonds,/handful peanuts/ dry fruits

 

Wednesday:

BREAKFAST Banana pan cakes/ banana oatmeal, milk
SNACK 2 small piece of dark chocolate with some nuts
LUNCH Cauliflower rice
SNACK Yoghurt freeze fruits or some juice
DINNER Fish pieces
WORKOUT 30 minutes brisk walk, 10 minutes jumping jack, 5 minutes cycling
Snack (if required) In case of late night cravings, munch on 11-12 almonds,/handful peanuts/ dry fruits

 

Thursday:

BREAKFAST 2 hard-boiled egg, orange juice, 1 date
SNACK Cucumber salad
LUNCH Lettuce wrapped rolls (4 max)
SNACK Chana, some nuts
DINNER Daal with vegetables and boiled Loki in it
WORKOUT 30 minutes brisk walk, 10 minutes jumping jack, 5 minutes cycling
Snack (if required) In case of late night cravings you can munch on 11-12 almonds,/handful peanuts/ dry fruits

 

Friday:

BREAKFAST Vegetables loaded 2 eggs+ milk+ orange, honey, ginger and carrot juice
SNACK cucumber chicken salad(some boiled or smoked chicken)
LUNCH Red Beans chat or bean kebab loaded with vegetables
SNACK Channy + Oranges
DINNER Vegetable loaded soup
WORKOUT 30 minutes brisk walk, 10 minutes jumping jack, 5 minutes cycling
Snack (if required) In case of late night cravings you can munch 11-12 almonds,/handful peanuts/ dry fruits

 

Saturday:

BREAKFAST Date shakes (any shake) +2 boiled egg.
SNACK Cucumber smoked chicken salad with some oranges
LUNCH Black chana chat loaded with vegetables can
SNACK 3 apples
DINNER Chicken fried pieces
WORKOUT 30 minutes brisk walk, 10 minutes jumping jack, 5 minutes cycling
Snack (if required) In case of late night cravings you can munch 11-12 almonds,/handful peanuts/ dry fruits

 

Get a print of this plan and paste it on your mirror, so that you don’t forget. This plan will help you to begin your journey towards your desired physical health. Just stick to the plan religiously and see the change in you.

 

Mahvish Khan

Mahvish Khan:

She is a teacher and an English grad from the University of Karachi. She likes the finer things in life.