I’ve often been posed with the “How did you do it?” question after my weightloss transformation. The generosity with which people commend my sustained efforts is one of my biggest inspirations. My journey took its own sweet time and has been a calculated mix of nutritious food and fitness. However, I’ve observed that in the quest to reducing weight people often tend to cut carbs, sugar and fat from their diet. This isn’t a healthy lifestyle choice though. This year with #BlogchatterA2Z I intend to bust a few myths and reintroduce you to home foods that nourish us. My theme for this year is: Nutritious Foods for a Fit Lifestyle.
In the entire month of April I’ll be discussing nutritious foods that constitute a healthy diet. Stay with me as I break them down for you, A-Z!
Apples do more than keeping doctors away. They’re high in fiber and Vitamin C and contain many antioxidants. One of the best mid-morning or evening snack, they fill you up just enough till mealtime. They’re also a good pre-workout fruit. Remember how your Mom hovered over you while you hastily downed your apple slices before playtime? Try doing that to yourself, again. 🙂
Soaked, shaved, crushed, chocolates or whole, we love almonds in any form. They’re packed with loads of nutrition apart from their famous memory boosting qualities. While dry fruits are often high in calories, almonds actually aid in reducing weight. They contain fiber, magnesium, Vitamin E and antioxidants. They improve your metabolic health making them an ideal snack before hitting the gym.
Their creamy texture sets avocados apart from most fruits. They have a high calorific value but are loaded with healthy fats, not carbs. They’re high in potassium, fiber and Vitamin C and contain metabolism-enhancing monounsaturated fats that reduce hunger. Add them to your salads, sandwiches or smoothies and enjoy their goodness. Nutritious foods can be tasty too!
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar is fast gaining popularity due to its weight loss inducing properties. It can help control blood sugar levels too. It had a strong smell and taste which makes it ideal for cooking or as salad dressing.
A healthy lifestyle is a conscious choice and nutritious food plays an important role in it. I hope that with my posts I’ll be able to guide and remind you that calories aren’t bad, we merely need to pick them wisely.
This post is part of the #BlogchatterA2Z challenge by Blogchatter