“You have the perfect child-bearing hips”
“You’re not fat…. but you’re not thin either!”
My body has been defined by this and other derogatory definitions ever since I can remember. Don’t get me wrong, I love my curves and I enjoy the challenge of styling my clothes in a way that enhances the good parts yet hides the parts I’m insecure about. Though being plump of figure doesn’t bother me, my deteriorating health due to weight gain definitely does.
The lockdown has not been easy on my mental and physical health. I have taken on loads of new work responsibilities, which coupled with home-schooling my son and household chores, have led to immense stress. In the beginning, I was mindful of what I ate and drank, but as the days progressed, all mindfulness was thrown out of the window, taken over by excessively indulging in sweets and unhealthy junk to battle the stress. This led to weight gain, hormonal acne and severe anxiety about my clothes not fitting anymore.
Instead of wallowing in self-pity, however, I decided to consult my favourite expert on the subject- renowned nutritionist Suruchi Garg of Diet Sutra. With a firm belief in removing myths about food to break the unhealthy relationships we form with it; Suruchi has been on a journey of empowering people to lose weight and fall in love with themselves, for over 10 years. Till date, she has seen thousands of clients with an almost 100% success rate.
That may sound like a tall order, but it’s true. I visited Diet Sutra 3 years ago to lose the stubborn post-baby fat that was wreaking havoc on my self-esteem. Through her balanced yet delicious diets, I was able to shed 8 kilos in the span of a few months. Given her successful track record in my own case, I knew she was the right person to consult to clear away my newly-gained lockdown love-handles too.
I began her program on 16th of October and just 5 days after successfully following her specially designed diet, I dropped 2 kgs. Yes, I’m serious- a whopping amount for such a short period of time!! When I saw the weighing scale for my first weight check-in, I simply couldn’t believe the dramatic drop. I asked my husband to check his weight after mine, to verify that the machine was working properly. His weight was exactly the same it had been when he had checked it 5 days ago, which made me feel like I was on cloud 9!
There is something about Suruchi Garg’s individualised diets that deliver sincere and steadfast results. They are easy to follow, can be customised as per individual tastes, needs or special outings, can be followed while travelling, do not rely on supplements or pills, and do not focus on expensive food or hard to source ingredients. Her program is based on simple concepts such as balancing of nutrients, portion control and division of meals, making it easy to follow and easy to incorporate into one’s lifestyle even after it ends.
My biggest takeaway from Suruchi’s diet program thus far, is that a weight-loss or health specific diet program need not be boring. There are ways to concoct tasty dishes keeping in mind personal nutrition and health goals. In fact, my entire family enjoys the variety in the food served, based on the program designed for me.
I think of Suruchi as my food manager, with the all-important job of taking care of the daily menu, allowing me to devote time to other important jobs. I trust her completely, follow what she tells me to consume and simply watch the magic happen. And as my journey continues, I will keep returning here to keep you updated as well 🙂
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