By now most of us know that the role of diet is more than workout when it comes to losing weight. The usually agreed upon ratio of diet and workout is 70:30 in what they contribute to fitness. A good diet plan along with regular workout can do wonders for your body.
Weight loss happens only over a period of time, so checking your weight regularly might not really tell you much.
But there are many other factors that can indicate if your diet plan is working or not. Read on to know six signs that indicate the progress of your overall well-being and if your diet plan is working or not.
Cranky moods are no more a thing
Once you stop eating junk and start eating healthy, not only your body but your mind also feels happy. Junk food is tasty but does not contain the nutrients that your body needs. The right nutrient intake prevents nutrient deficiencies and boosts happy hormones like dopamine, oxytocin and endorphins which help you say goodbye to cranky mood days.
You feel light even after having your meals
Before you start dieting, you probably hog on all your favourite foods, which in most cases are processed. This satisfies your cravings but makes you feel overstuffed later. Once you start dieting, the post-meal feeling is that of satisfaction and not of bloatedness, hence not guiltiness.
Your bowel movements become smoother
Rushing to the loo at odd hours or finding it painful to poop are some signs which indicate that your diet is not healthy. Once you start eating right, your digestive system starts finding its job easy. The nutrients you get from a healthy diet boost your immunity and improve your digestion. So, if your diet plan has made pooping easy and regular for you, then it might be the best diet plan for you.
You feel high on energy
If your alarm does not feel irritating anymore or you do not need it at all, it means your new diet is working wonders for your body. Not needing coffee to get going and feeling energetic throughout the day is a clear sign of a healthy diet plan.
Your clothes fit you better
Maybe the pointer on the scale has not moved much. but if your clothes have started fitting you perfectly (no more bulges can be seen) or have loosened a bit, you have lost inches. You might not need to buy new clothes at this point but inch loss is a sign that you will soon need.
You do not crave for junk anymore
When your nutrient intake is up to the mark, you are satisfied and your body has no deficiencies, your body stops craving for junk. Though reaching this point is not that easy but not impossible as well.