15 Oct 2018: #HealthBytes: 5 Indian dinner options that help in weight-loss
Weight loss isn't about shrinking your diet or fasting. In fact, such practices are unhealthy.
On the contrary, one should aim for three daily healthy meals, and regular, healthy snacking, even while attempting to lose weight.
Dinner is one such vital meal of the day, and options that are light-weight, easily digestible, and health boosters, should be prioritized for weight-loss.
Here, we list 5.
Khichdi: Break the stereotype - Khichdi isn't just for the sick
It's high time we move beyond the stereotype that 'khichdi' is for the sick.
In fact, it should be eaten by anyone who doesn't want to fall ill in the first place.
A wholesome, filling, yet light-weight meal, khichdi makes for a great dinner option for everybody.
One serving will get you plenty of carbohydrates, proteins, dietary fiber, Vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, and potassium.
Dalia: Feather-light, and super-healthy, Dalia is your go-to dinner for weight-loss
Dalia is another great dinner option for those looking to shed some extra kilos because it's lightweight, easily-digestible, and contains a high amount of fiber that aids in weight-loss.
Additionally, it contains several nutrients like protein, magnesium, potassium, and iron.
Apart from aiding in weight loss, dalia also offers an array of other health benefits, like improving heart health, preventing constipation, and boosting metabolism.
Soups: Most of soup is water, and that's great for weight-loss!
Studies have shown that turning otherwise normal, solid food into soups, simply by adding water to them makes people feel fuller and more satisfied, despite being low-in-calorie at the same time.
Right from tomato soup to mixed vegetable, there's plenty of ways you can prepare your soups, depending on your taste and hunger.
Being easily digestible and relatively fat-free, it's great for losing weight.
Dal: Get yourself enough protein power from a variety of Dal
What better a meal to finish your day with, than super-healthy and light-as-water Dal.
There's very little fat, and generous amounts of protein in all types of dal.
With so much goodness in just one serving of dal, it is an all-time favorite for people looking to lose weight and add muscle mass.
Eat with chapatis preferably to aid weight-loss.
Greens: Green vegetables will give flight to your weight-loss plans
No one can doubt the health enhancing properties of green vegetables, and same goes for losing weight.
They provide all the necessary nutrients like potassium, Vitamin-C, iron, and magnesium, and contain enough fiber to aid in weight-loss.
Additionally, there are a number of options to choose from, and popular ones include saag, palak, tori, and methi.
Eat with chapatis for a healthy, low-fat meal.