Monday, August 11, 2008

Dieting and Health

(Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and I am making it clear that it is so. But that doesn't mean I am going to endorse anything blindly...)

Well, when I put myself on the weighing scales recently, I was aghast to find myself weigh 67 kilos or a good 147 pounds. I used to be 20% lighter three years ago. Though my waistline has gone up a bit, I'm not too worried because I see a number of heavier people and my colleagues tell me, 'You are all right with your height'. But I can feel ominous signs. I often think about what really heavy people would do. Suppose, someone weighed 30-40% more than what I do and suppose they were about six inches short? Would they really go and use some diet pills or would they simply devote time to natural modes of slimming?

I remember one of my students. This is many years ago. When I first saw her, she was pretty fat, not exactly obese but fat. Then one fine morning, I saw her slim and this was after the vacations. I was tempted to ask her what she did and she told me that she stopped eating carbohydrates and she ate lots of salads every night and that she drank lots of water and that she went for a three kilometer walk every day. I was amazed at the kind of effort people took.

Now, I seem to be headed towards that situation in life. I have a sedentary lifestyle and that contributes to the fat around the stomach. I do drink green tea and it is popularly believed that green tea does help in reducing fat. I also sometimes mix honey with green tea and have it. But I might have to force myself to get onto a three kilometer walk every day.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Your a health concious? since when? thats surprising! i never knew that.. but nice blog.... Congrats! missing you here!