Best South Indian Diet Chart For Weight Loss
South Indian diet and weight loss! You see, the flavours of rasam and sambar are so inviting that you will probably forget about weight loss 😀 The joy of eating a masala dosa or appam is out of this world. Now, if you keep gorging on all the yummy dishes that South Indian cuisine has to offer, you may feel that weight loss is difficult. Dosa has oil in it (the one you eat at restaurants really has a LOT of oil in it :P), there are veggies that are deep fried in oil too. Does this mean that when you eat South Indian food you can’t lose weight? That is not completely true. South Indian food is light when home cooked and can be used to your benefit if weight loss is on your mind. If you are a lover of South Indian food you can very well enjoy it and lose weight too just by being selective and careful about what to eat.
You can make a personalized south Indian diet to lose weight. Follow steps mentioned below:
- Calculate your BMR (Basal Metabolic rate) in order to know your basic requirement of calories. You can do this online with the help of a BMR calculator.
- Calculate your BMI (Body Mass Index). Knowing your BMI will help in finding out how over weight you are and how much you need to lose to fall under the ‘healthy’ category.
- You should analyse your body stats.
The above indicators will help you in setting a realistic weight loss goal for yourself. The right body weight for you depends on your height, body built, your level of activity and your lifestyle.
Here is a 1200 calorie South Indian diet chart for weight loss for your reference with the help of which you can lose 3 to 4 kgs a month:
Drink a glass of warm water with a dash of lemon. Have your cup tea without sugar along with 2 Marie biscuits. Total : 91 Calories
2 Sprouts dosas with a cup of tomato and onion chutney. Total: 220 Calories.
An omelet made up of 2 egg whites and 2 slices of brown bread. Total Calories- 250
Mid morning snack-
A bowl of fresh fruits and a cup of green tea. Total Calories- 40
Mixed veggies salad, cucumber and onion raita, brown rice vegetable pulav (1/3 rd of a soup bowl) Total calories- 305
3 medium sized ragi balls, lady finger veg, salad and sambar- Total calories – 353
Green tea or coffee without sugar along with sprouted green gram sundal. Total calories- 105
Millet Khichadi, Thayir pachadi (raita) 1 med bowl, veggie salad. Total calories- 335
So this was a 1191 calorie diet.
This diet plan will work only if you club it with proper exercising. You need to have a 35 minutes workout schedule with the above diet. In your workouts, you can include swimming, skating, walking or anything else that you are interested in.
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