If you want to remain fit, do not skip meals: Malini Dahiya
Author(s): City Air NewsPanchkula, November 26, 2019: Weight gain is not taken seriously in India until it becomes a serious problem and attracts some health problems like diabetes, joint pain, hypertension or fatty liver. The World Health...
Panchkula, November 26, 2019: Weight gain is not taken seriously in India until it becomes a serious problem and attracts some health problems like diabetes, joint pain, hypertension or fatty liver. The World Health Organization formally recognized obesity as a global epidemic. Obesity rates are rising most dramatically in urban settings, says dietician Ms Malini Dahiya, who is a certified nutritionist and wellness consultant.
On the occasion of Anti Obesity Day today, Ms Dahiya said, “Now a days people are getting thyroid problems because of obesity, which is opposite to the previous scenario where people used to gain weight because of thyroid problems. Obesity is also one of reasons of infertility.”
If we talk about India, by 2025 India will have over 1.7 crore obese children and ranks second among 184 countries, where the numbers of obese children are concerned, according to a study. Ms Dahiya says, “The biggest Problem is even if anyone realizes the weight problem, he or she will not go to the qualified dietician or nutritionist, instead they will apply Google gyan or follow the neighbour’s advice. Let us say No to Obesity and pledge to get fitter.”
World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines classify a BMI of 25 as overweight; the Asian cut-off point is 23. A BMI of 30 and above is universally considered obese. The main culprit for weight gain is the inactive lifestyle. Other bigger culprit is unhealthy diet. The overall intake of simple carbohydrates is huge. The widespread availability of fast food is also a problem.
Ms Dahiya says, “If you want to remain fit, do not skip meals. Have 3 major meals with 2 mini meals in a day. By eating right food at the regular hours of interval and doing at least 30-45 minutes of cardio, you can boost your metabolism. At the same time, increase the amount of fruits and vegetables. Introduce dry fruits as healthy mini meals. Remember, balancing the calories is the key. If your favorite food is rich in calories, like sweets then eat very small portion to satisfy your taste buds.”