The kitchen is the heart of the home, but it might also lead to unwanted weight gain. If planned in a right way then it can put you on your weight loss regime successfully. A healthier diet starts with a healthy cooking space. Weight loss diets do not require a ‘special ingredient’; they constitute foods that you see every day in your Indian kitchens. These weight loss foods can be eaten directly or consumed in combination meals that you eat daily.

Here are few simple ways to use your kitchen to lose weight:

Control The Size of Your Plate: Use small-sized plate instead of big plates. This will help you reduce your intake. Also add veggies and salads more on your plate as compared to grains and proteins.

Substitute Your Packaged Snacks with Fresh Fruits: Replace a bag of chips or diet namkeens with fresh and seasonal fruits. Stock your fruit basket with fresh fruits and place it on your dining table or kitchen top that is easily visible so that they are the first thing you see when you get hungry or leaving your house and you need to grab a snack to go.

Add a Bowl of Salads as a Pre-Dinner Appetizer: Having a salad before dinner is a great way to fill you up so that you get your fill of greens & antioxidants and you don’t overeat during dinner.

Plan Your Snacks in Advance: Planning is the key to eat healthy and lose weight. Just like you plan your groceries in advance take some time out to stock key foods like mixed nuts, fruits, air-pooped popcorns, murmura, roasted channa, etc. so that when you get hungry these healthy options are readily available for you.

Quality of Food Matters: Stock your kitchen with fresh fruits and vegetables. Quality food like fresh vegetables and fruits help you stay full for longer, prevent untimely cravings and provide opium nourishment to your body.

With this simple list of do's you will be able to lead a healthier life and get rid of unwanted weight. The only missing ingredient that you must add for best results is at least 15 minutes of exercise every day.