Parantha Power: How a Gurgaon Woman Achieved Post-Partum Weight Loss

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An unconventional weight loss story unfolds as a woman from Gurgaon shares how she shed her post-partum weight by adopting an unlikely diet—paranthas, usually considered unhealthy.

Anu Bathla, a 35-year-old homemaker, managed to lose 27 kgs from her initial weight of 85 kgs by incorporating various types of paranthas into her daily food regimen. Despite the common notion that paranthas are oily and detrimental to health due to shallow frying in ghee or oil, Anu defied expectations and now weighs a remarkable 58 kgs.

Post-delivery weight challenges

After giving birth during the COVID-19 pandemic, Anu found it difficult to monitor her weight while working from home, leading to weight gain resulting from a lack of exercise and unhealthy eating habits. Anu was particularly concerned about her persistent belly fat, which made her appear pregnant again.

The parantha-based healthy diet

Determined to shed the extra weight, Anu embarked on a rigorous diet plan that surprisingly included paranthas. Being her favorite dish, she decided to incorporate a healthier version into her weight loss journey.

Her daily routine began with drinking a liter of water in the morning, followed by a cup of hot black coffee or green tea. She then practiced intermittent fasting. Anu followed this with an intense two-hour workout regimen, including High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), which involved cardio exercises, circuit training, and bodyweight workouts.

HIIT, known for its effectiveness in boosting metabolism and building strength, combines short bursts of high-intensity exercise with periods of rest or lower-intensity exercise. It provides the benefits of lower and moderate-intensity aerobic workouts in a shorter timeframe.

Anu also adjusted her diet to include filling and healthy foods. While maintaining a steady intake of paranthas, she opted for non-gluten bajra and ragi paranthas cooked with low-fat oil instead of butter or ghee.

To ensure a balanced diet, Anu incorporated protein-rich foods like paneer, dals, whole grains, and rice at regular intervals while reducing her overall calorie intake.

Disclaimer: The tips and suggestions provided in this article are for general informational purposes only and should not replace professional medical advice. It is always advisable to consult a doctor or dietician before starting any fitness program or making significant changes to your diet.

Re reported the article from the story originally published in TimesNowNews

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