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Slowing Down The Metabolism Doesn’t Help To Gain Weight in a Healthy Way

Question / Dilemma: Sometimes I wonder if I have a very fast metabolism and that’s why I am so lanky. Could that play a spoilsport to my weight gain plan in the long run?

Answer: You should feel lucky to have a fast metabolic rate. It’s a healthy sign and what the whole world is craving to have! And it’s not that by slowing down your metabolism you will be able to forcibly store some nutrients in your body, which will in turn help you gain weight. To gain weight in a healthy way, you just have to take your meals on time, regularly and in large quantities. You have an active life, a hectic schedule, but you cannot skip a meal thinking you will compensate it in your next meal. That’s what will play a spoilsport to your weight gain regime, not your fast metabolic rate.

Answered by Prachi Agarwal, first appeared in HT City (Hindustan Times), Get Healthy Delhi! campaign, where she is a Fitness Expert on the panel of health experts.

— this article is written by a dietitian @ FitHo
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Alcohol Spoils Your Fitness Regime

Question / Dilemma: Will an occasional drink mess up my health regime?

Answer: As ruthless as I might sound, but alcohol will entirely spoil your fitness regime. The logic is simple. It’s not about the calories in alcohol, but alcohol in general slows down your metabolism. The body traditionally treats alcohol as poison, so when you drink, immediately your body starts working on the removal process of the toxins and starts cleaning the system. So the entire focus of your metabolic system shifts. Intake of alcohol therefore slows down this weight loss program. So, if you really want to lose some weight over the next three months, you must completely cut down on your alcohol intake. Trust me; you will see a huge difference. Now, coming to the damage that has already been done, well there’ll always a way out. Keep your body hydrated by drinking lots of water, eat light and exercise.

Answered by Prachi Agarwal, first appeared in HT City (Hindustan Times), Get Healthy Delhi! campaign, where she is a Fitness Expert on the panel of health experts.

— this article is written by a dietitian @ FitHo

How to Control Overeating

Are you tired of your binge eating habit? Do you find yourself giving into temptation to gorge down delicious food and before you can control its too late and the damage of consuming excessive calories is already done. Why do we find ourselves making the same mistake over and over again and how can you salvage the situation and control overeating in future.

Binge Eating (Cr/freedigital)

The need to obsessively over eat is mostly triggered by emotional factors. Either you are too sad, too happy, too tired or simply bored when you get this intense urge to eat. Some studies even blame our ancestors for our compulsive binging behaviour. According to them our primal ancestors were hunters and gatherers and went without food for long periods, so once they found it they would eat everything they could get their hands on.  The latest research suggests that starving leads to overeating  and is also responsible for slowing down of metabolism. This leads to storing of food in our bellies which is linked to heart diseases and acquiring diabetes type 2.

A binging outburst can set you back to a minimum of 1000 calories per meal and above your daily calorie intake. This means that you could be potentially adding upto1 kg each time you have 2 bags of chips while just chilling infront of the TV! (more…)

— this article is written by a dietitian @ FitHo