18 Oct, 2020


Is Skinny = Fit?

Everyone around is rushing to dieticians or wellness coaches just for one thing i.e. weightloss. People neither know their actual

goals nor do they know that a dietician is not meant only for weightloss. Most of the people have a mindset that they can loose 

weight by starving. Starvation is not a correct way to loose weight. It’s not a long term thing. Also it will deprive your body of the 

essential nutrients and make you feel low, dull and dizzy. Your ultimate goal should be fitness not being skinny.


• I will go completely on a fruit diet

Even fruits provide you with calories and the fruit sugar i.e. fructose. Going

completely on a fruit diet for few days will raise your potassium levels too.

Fruits are rich in essential vitamins, minerals and fibre. They should be

added in moderation to provide bulk to your diet.

• Healthy food is always expensive, so everyone cannot diet or loose weight. 

Diet or weightloss friendly foods or healthy foods all lie their in your kitchen

or they are growing around you. You just need to be a food detective. Eat

local and seasonal foods. Eating avocados, quinoa, etc is not the only way

out to loose weight.

• Skip dinner to loose weight fast.

A big NO for this. Never skip any of your meals. Instead have light dinners

which are low in carbs and fats, high in proteins.

• Diet food means only salads.

Being on diet doesn’t means just munching on salads or fruits for the whole

day. You have a long list of foods that you can have. A few to mention are

oats, poha, tandoori chicken or paneer, daal or its cheelas and fruit

smoothies too.

• Don’t drink too many glasses of water in the morning as it will result in

bloating and heaviness.

Begin your day with several glasses of water for rehydrating your body after

the night and begin the day with better biochemical balance. Plain water at

the right temperature is the best hydrating beverage.

DeepanshiMalhotra, is a Delhi based dietician, clinical nutritionist and a certified diabetes educator.

She holds a Bachelors of Science in Life Sciences & Masters of Science in Dietetics from Delhi University. She also holds certification in Food & Nutrition and Diploma in Nutrition, Dietician and Health Management. She is also a Certified Diabetes Educator from Dr. V Mohan’s Diabetes Education Academy.

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