How many of us are into habit of monitoring our weight daily?
Well I am one of those. Some people call be obsessed for this habit, but I call myself mindful on this. Yes there are some days when there is a miss, but in general I monitor it daily.
My weight target is to be between 52 and 54 kgs, because this is most ideal for me to function at my best. The times when I go under or above this it freaks me up. I know my body well, so when I am constantly between 52 and 54 I am relaxed, but there are times like festival season, holidays when there is over indulgence of food and then the weight goes for a toss, I can see the steep rise, it comes up so fast, and then once you have gained a considerable amount of weight it is very difficult to lose, so better control it when it's just going up.
I have seen many people who are never bothered about their weight and it really makes me wonder, why? Are they not concerned about becoming obese. Also another thing is that when you do not control it just when it is rising then it becomes extremely tough to manage once it shoots up and then one goes in for all the different crash diets and extreme physical activities to reduce, which is not at all healthy and rather damages the body in different ways.
For me personally on a daily basis I maintain a home cooked clean diet, but yes over the weekend going out some indulgences happen and then I give a day to myself to release the toxins. For years I have been following the intermittent fasting diet plan with a 16 hour window, and it works very well for me in maintaining my weight. I do not believe in crash diets and heavy exercise. I enjoy my simple and peaceful Yoga postures in the traditional way and a balanced home diet.
The times we are living in where junk food is so much luring and it's almost everywhere, the MacD and KFC, Starbucks, Pepsi, Coke, fancy ready to eat preserved foods and what not which are the most harmful and gives a good helping hand to obesity. In such times it is important that we think about our health and act a little wise. I too am very fond of KFC food, and do indulge once in 6 months or so, but then that's it. I have discarded all aerated drinks and packed fruit juices completely. These little things do help me in maintaining my body and weight. Also I have observed that losing weight from junk food is extremely difficult then losing weight from you home made fresh meals.
I also enjoy drinking, but now I have made it a point to have my drinks in fresh lime juice or plain water, like vodka or rum I have it in fresh lime juice. Believe me it's not bad at all. It gives almost the same taste, except for the fizz. Beer gives belly weight, though I enjoy it, I restrict it to once in a month. Some of the wines have high sugar content, so now I am mindful about that too and pick up one accordingly. While one may think these are some extreme measures that I take, but then my take on health is that Health is the real Wealth.
Some people tell me that I am very lucky with the weight, since in years I have maintained this weight. But the fact is that they do not see my efforts behind it, the discipline that I follow and the sacrifices that I make. When anyone ask me for tips and I give them my diet schedule and plan they think twice if they can manage that and back off. I guess it is about self- motivation of what one wants for self.
So what's with your weight. Do you monitor it regularly and keep it in control or it does not bother you. Obesity leads to all kinds of ailments, so it is important to be mindful and treat our body not very loosely. We need to think about how do I want my body when I am 60 or 70. If this stays in our mind the rest will follow by itself.
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