If there is one thing that sparked the pandemic, it has been an increased focus on our personal health and well-being. But if, like me, you have a hard time understanding the wealth of information available online, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
We arrived to Eshanka wahi, A wellness advocate and nutrition advisor, and asked her to host an Ask Me Anything session at the Girls Tribe by MissMalini App and answer all questions Tribe to achieve your nutrition and fitness goals. She answered questions about ways to find the right diet that works for you, how sleep, diet, and exercise are correlated, how to deal with weight loss stagnation, nutritional deficiencies, and more.
Q. What do you think is best to take first thing (on an empty stomach) in the morning?
Water at room temperature. If your gut is not acidic, then take a tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar in warm water. It is also great for intestinal bacteria. It is also recommended to have soaked almonds and walnuts.
Q. I’m very bloated and I really don’t know the reason behind it. I am not on a diet as such, but have reduced my overall food intake. Could that be a reason?
Try eliminating grains (especially gluten) for a week and then try eliminating dairy for a week. See if the swelling goes away with these steps. Also, take herbal teas like cinnamon tea, fennel tea, cumin + carambola tea, lemon tea, green tea, etc. two to three times a day.
Q. What are some high-protein options for vegetarians?
Indian cheese, halloumi, beans, tofu, tempeh, and protein powder as a shake are some vegetarian protein options. Also add powdered hemp, pumpkin, sunflower and chia seeds, walnuts, and almonds to your diet.
Q. How to get out of the weight loss plateau?
It is important to keep our body’s metabolism confused. Try to electrocute your body. Make a cheat day and eat what you want and then go back to a clean diet but with completely different foods. Also change your training. For example, if you’ve been doing cardio machines at the gym, try yoga or Pilates.
Q. What is the best time for meals and the last time we should have dinner?
I recommend eating along with the circadian rhythm, which means finishing your last meal before sunset. Eating heavier meals before 3pm is always a great idea, as our body’s natural metabolism is at its highest at that time.
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