No one food is responsible for putting on weight; your lifestyle, eating habits, activity levels, etc., plays a vital part. You can’t blame one food for your indisciplined approach towards life.
We need to understand that portion control is the key. You will come across many individuals who, in their defense, put across this thought that our ancestors too ate these foods and they lived healthily.
What they fail to realize that the physical activity-driven lifestyle at that time took care of food portions. That’s why certain diseases are now classified as “lifestyle diseases” because we have become sedentary, and this lifestyle change has affected our health.
Today we lead a life of convenience. Everything we need is just a click away. We are now even working from home.
The decrease in activity levels means that the body’s calorie requirement should also decrease. But we are still eating like ancestors.
They require high carbs consumption to carry out routine works. The modern-day population has to change their eating habits and emphasize more on the portion size of meals.
In their defense, many adults say to me that they have been eating certain foods in specific quantities since they were young and never gained weight, so it can’t be that they have all of a sudden gain weight because of that.
But when you are young, you burn more than average adults. Also, they are involved in some physical activity through recreational sports, traveling, etc. Their metabolic rate is also high.
Also, as you age, muscle atrophy happens. Your growth hormones decrease, and muscles slowly start to lose out with time. The body’s metabolic rate also reduces.
Practicing portion control can help you eat a healthy diet and avoid weight gain.
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Ryan Fernando is an Award-winning celebrity Sports Nutritionist with 2GUINNESS world record and 2 Olympic medals under his belt. His client list include Olympic wrestler Sushil Kumar, cricketer Shikhar Dhawan & bollywood superstars Aamir Khan & Abhishek Bachchan. He is Chief Nutritionist at QUA Nutrition Signature Clinics.