Gone are the days when one had to starve to loose weight . This was the only option that most people knew . But with more exposure to internet and a number of fitness books being published people are getting aware of the right and wrongs in this department . I was among those who fasted twice a week and had only two chapatis whole day , did lot of physical activity but hardly lost any weight Sometimes there is lack of hard work and sometimes we are doing it the wrong way . I was doing the latter one and Instead of getting results it was day by day becoming stressful and all it was leading to fear of eating .
So , here are some of my confessions ( or the way i thought ) :

  1. How can one eat six chapatis a day and still not get fat ?
  2. If i eat that much i would burst
  3. Skipping breakfast makes you loose weight
  4. Having carbs just in one meal is sufficient enough
  5. Biscuits can replace proper meals and wont lead to weight gain
  6. How one can eat samosa without worrying about anything ?
So , these were some really rubbish things that were constantly on my mind during my teenage days . But reading some good books on fitness and diet have lead me to eating properly and without any guilt . Of course !! I still don’t eat my samosa that often but at least without any fear . You can read my earlier posts on fitness HERE and HERE
Apart from having basic three main meals comprising of right amount of carbs , proteins and fat the in between power foods can actually make you fit and lead you to healthy weight loss . So let the fire burn ( in our tummies ) . Eating power foods in between your main meals really provide kick to your metabolism and helps in burning fat . So here are those five fuss free food items that you can indulge into to get that desired lean body and a reduced waistline for sure 🙂

  1. COTTAGE CHEESE : Prepare your cheese fresh at home by just squeezing some lemon  juice in  boiling milk . Just 100 gms of it is sufficient to have it in between your meals when hunger bell rings . Make it more appetizing by adding some greens like parsley , mint or coriander leaves . rock salt and lemon juice make it yummier
  2. SOYA MILK: Its available in the market with different flavors . You can store it in your office also if you are a working woman .
  3. NUTS : Any type of nuts can be easily carried away as they need very little space and don’t mess up as they don’t leak or spill . Rich in antioxidants and a clean and healthy option too , but avoid the deep fried ones . I prefer a handful of five to six mixed varieties of nuts eaten together .
  4. ROASTED MAKHANA : Just as you make your pop corns you can roast your fox nuts OR aka makhanas in little desi ghee n salt . They taste awesome and are much more nutritious than the pop corns .
  5. LASSI OR CHAACH : Just like soya milk packed Lassi is available everywhere these days , I prefer it home made but if its not possible for you to make it at home have the packed ones . You can also blend your favorite fruit into it to make it more yummier and those who don’t like Lassi can have Plain or fruit yogurt instead of it .
So these are some power foods that You carry easily, You feast on them and Stop your undesired cravings to eat junk . Today its not just about eating healthy but its also about eating smart.


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