World No Diet Day

World No Diet Day- 6 May

Dieting or getting worried about one’s weight is a disturbing thought that inevitably does nothing rather than waste time and reduces chances of doing something productive. It can be very inspirational to hear any healthy eating message but find it difficult to follow then you are not alone. All these advises and messages tells you about ‘what you should be doing’ but does not tells you of ‘how and why you could not do it’, thus leaving us defeated and demotivated to choose living healthily.

Every year on the 6th of May, International No Diet Day is being observed and the celebrations marks the acceptance of our body in its actual form, including fat acceptance and body shape diversity. The movement emphasizes the focus to shed the shame which is associated with having a body that is less perfect.  The observance of the International No Diet Day is pushed with the intention of promoting healthy lifestyle for all body types and shapes.

Bodies are beautiful in all shapes – be it a svelte looking or an athletic type. Considering the fact that dieting failures often result in gaining weight, with all of the weight lost being regained in almost every case within a few years. It is thereby important to know and learn facts and relation between weight loss dieting, health and body type.

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The way we look at our body affects our eating and lifestyle

Acceptance of our body or body positivity, is one of the root causes of the problem, although both are important in terms of deciding to lose weight and stay healthy and in shape. Hating your own body or feeling uncomfortable with it, can really affect the way what and how much we eat.

Our body weight and demographics fluctuates many a time in our lifetime due to a variety of factors, and it is bound to change. Many of us aspire to stay the same way all through our lives and maintain a stable weight, but that’s unrealistic and is the main reason why people panic when they see the changes. This panic is the root cause, that propagates people to avoid dieting, avoid the foods that they always enjoy, feel hungrier and also at times feel like that they are not eating well enough.

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Start loving your body and stop hating

In order to feel comfortable with your body and acknowledge the positive aspects of the current body state, never encourages weight gain and uncontrolled eating habits. Perhaps studies have revealed that by accepting and understanding how beautiful and amazing our bodies are helps in weight reduction and helps controlling the negative emotions that comes along with the hate and the many health issues. It has also been found that many health issues are not only because of extra weight but also because of its fluctuations at regular intervals.

Although accepting your body, where it is at present is not always easy. The attraction of undertaking a meal plan or diet might seem to be an easier choice, but these may have direct consequences on our physical and mental health as well. It might take some time, believe and trust to move body hate to body love, but it is worth the effort.

One of the prominent reasons people fail in their diets is because that they don’t know why exactly they are dieting. You may want to look and feel great or whatever, make yourself a list and put the list in a place you can see it for inspiration, because then you are not likely to give up if you do not quite meet your goals.

Source: Ms. Sheela Seharwat, Dietitian. She is one of the youngest successful entrepreneur of India, and founder and head mentor of Diet Clinic Health Care Pvt. Ltd.

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Lifestyle Awareness Day 2018

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Lifestyle can be briefly described as the way we chose to live our life. It is just not about living, it is about how we live. It is just not about eating fruits and vegetables, but also about ensuring that what we chose to eat, adds value to our health and life. It is all about living a life that is healthy, active and happy. It is about spending quality time with our family, friends and loved ones that adds to the overall well-being.

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Every year in the month of February, Lifestyle Awareness Day is observed as an awareness initiative to educate and create awareness on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. Through this day it is communicated to the people on the elements of good nutrition, physical activity, tobacco control, awareness against alcohol and drug abuse and the importance of safe sexual behaviour. Through this day the people get the opportunity of know and tackle lifestyle diseases like obesity, hypertension, depression, inactivity and unhealthy diets.

Living a healthy lifestyle is not at all difficult as we might think of. Just like anything else, it starts with a simple step. Whether it is quitting the habit of smoking or alcohol, or choosing to eat healthy and engaging in some sort of physical activity.

Noted below are some lifestyle changes that is recommended on this lifestyle awareness day for all for a better and healthier tomorrow:

  • Choose to reduce your salt intake: High salt intakes are responsible for issues related to blood pressure and in the long run towards heart diseases and strokes. Reduce the use of salt to minimum along with processed and fast foods.
  • Increase calcium intake: It is a vital mineral for bone and tooth health. It is also important for other body functions like the contractions of muscles.
  • Adopt to eating a balanced diet: Diet with the right ratio of essential elements like minerals, fats, proteins and carbohydrates are necessary for the proper functioning of all organs in the body and its development.
  • Quit smoking and reduce alcohol intake: Both these elements are of no good to us. Smoking damages our lungs and alcohol our kidneys and other vital organs of the body. The benefits are none, whereas, the damages are countless.
  • Exercise regularly and stay hydrated: Drink atleast 8 to 10 glasses of water throughout the day to keep hydrated. Water is the best medicine that we could have to stay healthy and cleansed. Exercising regularly keeps us fit and active and keeps our muscles toned and relaxed.

The world changes even before we could realize the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Take the first step forward and start living a happy and healthier life.

Source: Ms. Sheela Seharwat, Dietitian. She is one of the youngest successful entrepreneur of India, and founder and head mentor of Diet Clinic Health Care Pvt. Ltd.

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