Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is important for overall health and can help prevent and control many diseases and conditions. A high amount of body fat may lead to weight related diseases and other health issues. Being underweight is also a health risk. Medicircle presents the Healthy Weight Awareness Series with experts in the field of health and fitness to give out relevant information to people.
Khushboo Jain is Nutritionist at the Health Pantry which works on an ideology called “Unprocess Your Life”, that simply means living a more natural life. She's an experienced nutritionist with a demonstrated history of working with eminent organizations like Fitternity, The Family Kitchen, Baesic Fit etc.
The Health Pantry focuses on busting myths, showing what's right, and equipping individuals with tools and tricks with which they can take care of their health without the intervention of multiple health care providers.
Vital Points to Keep in Mind While Trying to Achieve the Healthy Weight
Khusboo emphasizes, “A lot of people are actually trying to either gain weight or lose weight. People are so much obsessed with their weight, but it is just a number and there may be so many reasons why one could weigh more or weigh less. Healthy weight is something that can be achieved, but you must look at the body fat percentage also, so weight can be your bones, it could be your muscles, it could be all of that. So, when someone is trying to lose weight, he /she needs to understand that don't lose weight in a form wherein you are losing weight of muscles and bones,” says Khushboo.
Khusboo adds, “Many of us go on a diet, stop taking proper meals (i.e., Carbs, Nutrients etc.). After some days, we shed some kilos also, but then the problems start. Our joints start paining and then we realise that our bones have become weaker due to lack of calcium and vitamins in our daily diet. So, a lot of the weight loss could have probably just been our bones and muscles weakening, which is not good for a healthy body. It’s high time to understand that you must reduce fat from your body and not muscles and bones,” says Khusboo.
Misinformation about Fitness is the Biggest Challenge
Khushboo explains how misinformation is the biggest challenge. “Nowadays most of us do quick research through the internet, which are individual opinions on things and we start sharing the same information to others. However, the human body is so complex and there are so many intricacies, that we honestly need to dedicate a lot more time and effort to understand our body because every human body is different from others and reacts differently to the same thing. We need to understand our body first and stop comparing it to others “The minute people start respecting their body a little more, it’s going to solve many problems for them. So, that is the challenge - lack of respect or lack of understanding leads to misinformation. The human body can take care of itself, provided we respect it.” says Khushboo.
Strategies of Good Health
Khusboo mentions, “Your body wants to be of the correct weight, but it will do that in its own way. If we restore all our deficiencies and get rid of all our excesses, then only we would end up losing weight.”
Khusboo lists down some useful strategies:
Mindful Eating - When you are eating food, give it your full attention. Do not do anything else. Then only you will get to know what is the right portion to eat, when to stop. Thus, your body will receive the correct amount of food Try to Eat with Your Hands – You will develop a connection with the food you are eating and it will taste good too. Physical Activity - Body is meant to be physically active, it is meant to do work, make best use of your body. Monkey Mind - In general people think a lot. Multiple thoughts keep on coming in mind simultaneously. That causes a lot of unwanted stress. unwanted stress is becoming the root cause of a lot of health issues. One should give their presence mentally and physically to the activity in hand and be present wholeheartedly in every moment instead of letting the mind wander,” says Khusboo.
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(Edited by Renu Gupta)