Celebrating Womanhood – “Healthy” Habits That Are Doing You More Harm

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Women have a tough time managing lots of things. While they are multitaskers, they often forget to take care of themselves and look for shortcuts. So you have vowed to run for half an hour daily, you have stocked up your fridge with all the healthy stuff, which you believe will do wonders for your body. However, what might seem like the first step towards getting healthy might be sabotaging your healthy efforts.

So if all this while you were thinking that you are following healthy habits, make sure you read till the end to know that some healthy habits might end up doing more harm than good.

Opting for Smoothie In Place of Breakfast
Replacing breakfast with a smoothie

While you may think that opting for smoothie can save you time and helps you indulge in a healthy breakfast, you are completely wrong. Weight loss smoothies or smoothies, in general, contain nothing but fruit, milk or water. While eating fruit is good for health, consuming a large amount of fruit can raise blood sugar, further leading to an insulin spike. If you don’t have time to indulge in proper breakfast, you can include no more than one cup of fruit along with avocado or peanut butter.

Starting with Power Yoga
yoga

So you are new to yoga and have bookmarked the YouTube yoga channel suggested by your friend. You have chosen to start the first class by indulging in power yoga to stay fit, right? Well, this is another healthy mistake you might be making. A yoga class is more about strength building and staying active. So if you are not familiar with different poses and don’t know how to do them correctly, you can’t get the benefits. If you are new to yoga, start with a beginner class instead of indulging in power yoga on the first day.

Flavored Yogurt is your Go-To Snack
Snaks

A majority of women don’t have time to sit, relax and enjoy their food as they are pre-occupied with a number of things. This is when they look for go-to dishes that help them stay on their feet all day long. If you have stocked flavored yogurt in your fridge and it is your go-to snack, then you are doing yourself more harm than good. Flavored yogurts have a significant amount of sugar, which is extremely harmful. So instead of the flavored version, pick up unflavored yogurt or try your hand at a snack which is loaded with nutrients.

Drinking Tea Before Bed

If you are in a routine of having a cup of tea before going to bed, you are doing yourself great harm. Tea contains caffeine that can disrupt your night sleep and keep you awake. Do you think taking low-caffeine is a fair game? Well, think again as a small amount of caffeine can stay in your body for hours and make sleeping difficult. Instead of caffeinated tea, choose green, black, and oolong tea.

So this woman’s day, choose to give yourself a priority and stay healthy. Choose Wisely, Eat
Healthily!

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Dietitian Nalini, winner of Best Diet Consultant in Chandigarh award for 2 consecutive years – 2014 and 2015, has helped hundreds of people achieve their weight loss goals. A Post Graduate in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Nalini says that in order to lose weight effectively, you have to eat!

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