“I want to lose weight but I love sweets.” “How can I reduce my weight, while I eat sweets, brownies or mithai?” “Is there a “right way” to eat sweets, so that I don’t put on weight?” “I love sweets, but I want to reduce weight too. Is it possible?”
A lot of people contact me with such similar questions. Many tell me that they really want to reduce weight but they have a sweet tooth and to fulfill their craving they end up eating sweets and so they don’t even dare to think about losing weight.
Well, I have a good news!! You can eat sweets and still lose weight! Yes, you CAN have your mithai (sweets) or cakes or brownies and still reduce weight successfully. High Five to that.🙌🏻 Okay… now I can actually see that smile on your face.💃💃I know you are happy.
I am happy too 😄and I want to dedicate this blog post to all those who want to lose weight but love to eat sweets.Learn two golden rules to follow if you want to eat sweets and still lose weight! Click To Tweet
But before revealing the secret, here is something you need to know first, “Why eating sugar or sweets is associated with weight gain?“
Why are eating sweets considered a taboo while trying to lose weight?
Eating sugar raises our blood glucose level, which results in the release of insulin (a big-time metabolism-regulating hormone that signals our body to store fat). The more sugar we take at a time, the greater is the rise in our blood glucose level and greater the insulin release, and greater the insulin release, the longer our body stays in fat-storage mode.
So we should keep in view that, weight gain as a result of eating sweets or sugar has little to do with a number of calories. It is more of the insulin generation part that puts our body in the fat storage mode, and this is what we need to be cautious about.
So now you know why it is recommended not to eat sugar or sweets for an effective weight loss.
I will proceed with telling you what is the ideal or right way in which you can have sweets or brownies and avoid your body from staying in this fat storage mode and continue to lose weight…
How to Lose Weight when you Love Sweets?
We CAN indulge in eating sweets, but with a plan. We need to keep in mind two golden rules, and like eating other food, these too require a lot of discipline.
RULE #1: You can eat sweets once a week. Have your cheat day! But after that continue with your normal ‘eating right’ routine. Don’t worry, your body will forgive you for one-night (or one-time) stand.Follow 2 Golden Rules if you want to eat sweets and still lose weight #eatsweets #loseweight Click To Tweet
REMEMBER: Do not have your sweets with your main meal. But if you really don’t have a choice, try to give at least a 30-minute gap in between.
RULE #2: This one requires more discipline and self-control than the one mentioned above, but is much more pleasurable.
You can have your sweets daily, provided you have them as a meal by itself, like your 11 AM meal or 4 PM meal or 6 PM meal. Fix your time and limit your portions. DO NOT eat anything else with it. Which means you have one piece of barfi (Indian Sweet) or brownie, and that is all you can have. This way your insulin levels shall also be well in control.
Having your sweet once a day shall take care of your daily craving for sweets, for the whole of that day.
But do REMEMBER: Don’t eat your sweet when on the go. Sit, relax and enjoy it thoroughly. Eat slowly and let it sink in your brain that you are having your sweet, cause that is how your craving for it will stop.
What is the right time for eating sweets?
Well, we have discussed the right way of eating sweets, but if you match it with the right time, you don’t have to worry about gaining weight when you eat sweets ever in your life.
While I did mention that you can have your sweet as a meal on its own in your 11 AM or 4 PM or 6 PM snack, but the BEST TIME to have your sweet is as your pre-workout or post-workout meal. (You may also like to read How many hours a day you need to exercise to lose weight). This is your window of opportunity to have your sweet (mithai). At both these times i.e pre-workout and post-workout, you need the energy to sustain your workout and to repair your body after a workout. And so at these times, you can eat your favorite sweet (or mithai) without any guilt and also get the much required instant energy.
If you follow this plan and learn to eat right and religiously stick to it, you can have your sweet every day… without any barrier in your weight loss efforts.Follow 2 Golden Rules if you want to eat sweets and still lose weight #eatsweets #loseweight Click To Tweet
I am sure you are all excited and want to try if this works… and hope you liked this blog post. If you did, do share it with your friends and loved ones. I am sure they would benefit from this knowledge as well.
I’ll see you in my next blog with another useful tip to lose weight… soon.