Updated: Sep 16, 2020
“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end” – Seneca
So this year too began with new resolutions and if I ask, what’s your new-year resolution? I am sure weight loss and dieting will top the list.
Though I am an avid runner, I am no different. Due to some travel schedules and events in 2019, I reunited with my old enemy – The Extra Pounds. Since running with too much weight can lead to injuries, I too made a resolution to get back to my training and get rid of the extra weight.
You must be wondering, why I am posting about the resolution now when the first day of this year is long gone and we are almost entering the last quarter of the year...
Well, with some more events lined up in January 2020, I deferred my resolution and I began my Transformation 2.0 journey on February 10. Since then, I have lost a good amount of weight and my healthy journey continues by helping others as well.
Another year is round the corner, but my point is, do we really need first day of a new year to kick-off a resolution?
I started dieting in February, some started in lock-down and some started later.
We can start dieting anytime we want.
If you have not started yet, then let's understand what's dieting?
So what's exactly is Dieting?
I always thought dieting means eating less, not eating junk food, sugar, not eating anything or eating after long intervals and I also came across so many myths on dieting that bamboozled my mind. But when I deep dived on this topic, I ascertained that dieting simply means eating right and in right quantity for the target that you have set. Additionally, a diet plan is nothing but a document designed according to one's requirements.
Nowadays, there are so many applications that help you to calculate what you eat and how much you need to eat. With the information gathered from these applications, I was able to come up with my own diet plan. I realized that I would want to reconsider my eating habits and adhere to timeliness. With that in mind, I started enjoying my so called dieting.
With the outbreak of the pandemic, the plan somewhere lost the track a bit but since calorie counting became a lifestyle for me, I was able to continue my journey very well. With some spare time in hand, I signed up for Diploma Courses on Nutrition, Weight Loss and Sports Nutrition. Now I am able to customize diet plans for self and for anyone.
What I also realized is that, dieting doesn't mean that you need to give up your favorite dish. You can continue to eat what you love, lose weight and stay healthy simultaneously. All you need is a proper diet plan, dedication and consistency.
I am still enjoying my Biryani and relishing a healthy lifestyle!
Are you waiting for any good day to begin dieting or already following a plan?
Do share your experience in the comments section.
- Gaurav Bhardwaj