A popular belief regarding weight reduction is that even while on
a very strict diet if you happen to go out one night and indulge
in mutton briyani and a rich dessert, you can compensate this by
doing extra exercise the next day.
a very strict diet it is a wrong concept to let yourself go and
indulge once a week. Usually we see such people coming to us and
saying “I have been trying very hard to lose weight for the
last 6 months and not succeeding”. Finally they admit that
they are very strict throughout the week, in their diet and regular
exercises, but also very regularly indulge in the weekend.
we are working so hard we need a break, don’t we!” “Sorry,
sensible serious weight reduction requires you to be strict and
good all the 7 days and 7 days and 7 days for at least 3 months
to get 10kgs off. After that during the maintenance period you may
eat your goodies twice in a week and maintain your weight, but now
it is hard work all the way, every day, 7 days a week.
us look at the calories to get a better picture. 1-cup mutton briyani
is 500 calories and your dessert is another 500. Your normal diet
dinner would be 300-400 calories. So you have an extra 600 calories
of glucose in your blood. You decide to add 20 minutes extra workout
to your present 1 hour in the gym tomorrow morning. Your blood cannot
say that you have planned to work out more in the morning so it
will keep this 600 calories waiting in the blood. It has to be removed
from the blood immediately. But you are sleeping and can not use
it so the body converts it to fat and stores it. Next morning you
are at the gym and do an extra 20 minutes on the treadmill. You
burn an extra 100-200 calories only. 400 is still stored as fat.
you are ravenously hungry because of your extra work out and you
eat 2 cups of rice instead of 1 cup. You have stored another 180
calories and only added to your damage. So one of the most important
lessons to learn, is that, exercise in weight reduction or weight
control is not meant to compensate some food eaten but mainly to
build up your fitness and your metabolic rate, which in the long
run helps to burn fat more efficiently in your body.
some news, one samosa is 150 to 200 calories. A brisk walk of 20
minutes burns about 100 calories. So if you indulge in 1 samosa
while weight reducing, you have to do an extra 40 minutes walk,
over and above you present regular exercise schedule. It’s
not worth it!. Hold on, the samosa can be eaten after 3 months,
while on maintenance. All the goodies are not running away, they
will be there for us just 3 months away. We will then be 10 kgs
less, smartly dressed, looking good and eating without guilt and
pain so WAIT. It’s worth the WAIT!