Last modified on May 2021
With inputs from Parvathy Menon - Dietitian and Nutritionist
Did you know that approximately 39% of the global population was classified as overweight or obese in 2014? Back home, three out of four Indians are considered to be overweight. Data indicates that from 1998 to 2015, the percentage of overweight and obese women increased from 8.4% to 15.5% and 2.2% to 5.1% respectively.
According to the Obesity Foundation of India, “Children’s consumption of sugary sodas has increased by 300% in the last two decades.”
For this reason, we will learn what it means to maintain healthy body weight and how you can achieve it with an easy Indian weight loss diet plan chart.
Upset about the weight gain during the COVID-19 lockdown?
Well, you are not alone! We all have been spending our time at home now for more than a year, following the lockdown restrictions owing to the COVID-19 spread. In such a time, it is quite natural for us to gain some weight. Keeping your weight at a healthy level can be challenging during such hard times, however, bringing gradual changes into daily routines can help maintain a moderate weight. How to quarantine and maintain weight gain?
- You can start by walking or spot running. Working out at home via an online work-out class is always an option.
- If you are working from home, try to walk around the house every half an hour. The aim is to bring more physical movements.
- Try maintaining a disciplines lifestyle, specifically on your diet and the sleeping schedules.
- Practice meditation to relieve yourself of all the stress and anxiety relating to the coronavirus disease. Stressing over the pandemic can be harmful to your health.
COVID in India and life under lockdown has come with a plethora of difficulties and challenges. However, if you have gained some weight during the quarantine, try not to be too self-critical. It’s not the bodyweight that defines you. If you are happy, healthy, productive, and energetic from within, that’s more of a thing that you can count on.
If you begin to experience any corona symptoms, don’t panic. Calmly proceed to book an RTPCR test to confirm your diagnosis and then chat with a doctor online on MFine to identify your next steps.
Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, you can speak to leading dietitians through MFine’s online doctor consultations from the comfort of your home. Additionally, receive advice, tips and tricks to reduce weight sustainably through instant chat or video consultations from the comfort of your own home.