While people will spend millions after the start of the New Year on weight loss supplements, foods, and fitness programs, most people end up falling short of their resolutions come the end of February. The primary reason why people give up on their weight loss resolutions is because they attempt to do too much too quickly.
A much better approach to ensure you meet your weight loss goals for the New Year is to adjust your habits slowly and gradually. What many people do not know is eating certain types of flavorful Indian foods and cuisine can help promote their weight loss goals. Let’s take a look at some of these great dishes and how they can help you lose weight.
This vegetarian dish contains lentils, tomatoes, onion and garlic. Lentils help control sugar levels in the body and promotes belly fat loss. Garlic helps with high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and high blood sugar and is also beneficial at controlling appetite. Tomatoes contain vitamin C and also make you feel fuller longer after eating. You can also try Moon Dal Palak, a lentil dish prepared with garlic and spinach, if you don’t like tomatoes or onions.
This is a wholegrain flat bread that is a great alternative to Naan. The wholegrains in Tandoori Roti contain dietary fibers that aid in digestion and promote healthy weight loss since they have several benefits that help burn calories and fat.
This is a classic vegetarian Indian meal full of vegetables including onion, cauliflower, and basal. It is also seasoned with turmeric. The benefit of eating this dish is the vegetables used in its preparation can make you feel fuller while consuming less calories. In addition, vegetables are packed full of vitamins and minerals to help improve your overall health and well-being. Plus turmeric is an antiseptic and helps with upset stomach and digestive problems.
Removing the skin when preparing Chicken Tandoori removes most of the fat and excess calories. Chicken is considered a protein and consuming protein during weight loss is important to help curb hunger pangs and carvings. If you never tried this Indian dish before, many people say it is very similar to eating BBQ chicken.
A chickpea spicy Indian dish, Chana Masala is a wonderful meal to eat as an alternative to spicy curries. Chickpeas have a lower glycemic index rating compared to other carbohydrates. The lower the food on the glycemic index, the faster it is digested by the body. Including this meal as part of your weight loss resolution will make you feel satisfied when you want a spicy meal and still help you lose weight.
As with any weight loss diet, the key to success is creating a calorie reduction while still getting to enjoy flavorful meals. This means you should be eating fewer calories than your body burns. You should also try to avoid foods that use creams, butter, and other such fats while on your diet.
To discover more flavorful Indian foods that help promote weight loss, please feel free to stop by Mayura Inspired Indian Dining or contact us at (905) 451-6161 to make a dining reservation or inquire about our private dining options today!