5 Diet secrets we stole from Rujuta Diwekar’s Instagram! (P.S: It’s time to diet right)

Celebrity dietician Rujuta Diwekar’s gyan is something everyone looks forward to and also swears by. In fact, the nutritionist recently released a new book in which she tells you why you should not skip items usually considered strict no-nos when you are on a diet.

Most of us live in the assumption that dieting means filling your plate with unpalatable food. Turns out not! Rujuta tells you how you can eat yummy and still stay fit and fabulous.

Here are 5 food secrets we stole from Rujuta’s Instagram. Follow these and gear up for a new you!

1. Fat, proteins and carbs are all good for fat loss!

Eating fat is good for fat loss.

Eating protein is good for fat loss.

Eating carbs are good for fat loss.

Essentially, moving beyond food groups and eating with a sense of gratitude in your heart is good for you. All of you, not just for a part of you that you want to rid yourself off.

2. 3 food facts to swear by

Top 3 food facts for #WorldHealthDay – 1. Ghee – addition of ghee is recommended for people who are obese, diabetic and struggling with fertility issues as it improves assimilation of nutrients from food, lowers blood sugar and triglyceride levels. Add atleast 3 tsp a day, one each (or more) with every main meal, aids Vit D assimilation too. 2. Fibre – too much of it is a bad thing as the phytates (a naturally existing compound, also called as an anti-nutrient) comes in the way of mineral absorption, can make you dehydrated, constipated and leave you fatigued in the long run. Avoid high fibre packaged cereals and oats and instead eat the local breakfast of poha/paratha/idli/ sattu/ dalia not just for its great taste but optimum nutrient ratio. 3. Green leafy vegetables – are not in season during the summers. Eating them raw also means that the anti nutrients will come in the way of nutrients from the meal. Instead eat pulses right now – moong, matki, navrangi, vaal, kulith, chavli, tur etc to ensure that fibre, iron and magnesium are received by the body in optimum amounts. Beats constipation, keeps the body energised and improves immunity and iron assimilation.

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1. Ghee – The addition of ghee is recommended for people who are obese, diabetic and struggling with fertility issues as it improves assimilation of nutrients from food, lowers blood sugar and triglyceride levels. Add at least 3 tsp a day, one each (or more) with every main meal, aids Vit D assimilation too.

2. Fibre – too much of it is a bad thing as the phytates (a naturally existing compound, also called as an anti-nutrient) comes in the way of mineral absorption, can make you dehydrated, constipated and leave you fatigued in the long run. Avoid high fibre packaged cereals and oats and instead eat the local breakfast of poha/paratha/idli/ sattu/ dalia not just for its great taste but optimum nutrient ratio.

3. Green leafy vegetables – are not in season during the summers. Eating them raw also means that the anti nutrients will come in the way of nutrients from the meal. Instead eat pulses right now – moong, matki, navrangi, vaal, kulith, chavli, tur etc to ensure that fibre, iron, and magnesium are received by the body in optimum amounts. Beats constipation, keeps the body energised and improves immunity and iron assimilation.

3. It’s always better with beans!

Top 3 food facts for #WorldHealthDay – 1. Ghee – addition of ghee is recommended for people who are obese, diabetic and struggling with fertility issues as it improves assimilation of nutrients from food, lowers blood sugar and triglyceride levels. Add atleast 3 tsp a day, one each (or more) with every main meal, aids Vit D assimilation too. 2. Fibre – too much of it is a bad thing as the phytates (a naturally existing compound, also called as an anti-nutrient) comes in the way of mineral absorption, can make you dehydrated, constipated and leave you fatigued in the long run. Avoid high fibre packaged cereals and oats and instead eat the local breakfast of poha/paratha/idli/ sattu/ dalia not just for its great taste but optimum nutrient ratio. 3. Green leafy vegetables – are not in season during the summers. Eating them raw also means that the anti nutrients will come in the way of nutrients from the meal. Instead eat pulses right now – moong, matki, navrangi, vaal, kulith, chavli, tur etc to ensure that fibre, iron and magnesium are received by the body in optimum amounts. Beats constipation, keeps the body energised and improves immunity and iron assimilation.

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1. Beans have an appetite regulating effect so you know where to stop eating

2. They are rich in Vitamin B and minerals so they help boost up an otherwise sluggish metabolic rate

3. Beans provide easily assimilable amino acids and bring about a better hormonal balance

4. Everything is better

with beans, especially PMS and fertility. So, chew on.

4. Say ‘yes’ to pulses!

Pulses are an important source of minerals and help lower blood sugars. They also help prevent adult acne, the type that shows up on the chin and upper forehead. And besides all this are yummy, high on leucine, an important amino acid that arrests ageing.

5. And finally, this is what a wholesome meal should be like and this is also what Kareena eats!

Bajra bhakri – fresh off the fields for its minerals and sweet after taste

Kulith pithala – the winter foods to prevent hair fall and kidney stones

Suran bhaji – for the phytonutrients that bring a glow to your skin

Danyachi chutney – for the crispy crunchy taste and Vitamin B6

Koshimbir – of freshly plucked tomatoes

When you put together a wholesome meal that uses freshly harvested, seasonal produce and cook it using your regional recipes, the nutrients and good health just follows.

Feature Image Source: Femina

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