I followed the principles of Intermittent Fasting for weight loss. I used to maintain a 16-hour gap between my dinner and brunch and then, a 6-hour gap between brunch and dinner.
My breakfast: I only have two glasses of warm water in the morning.
Even now, when I have achieved 4% body fat, I still follow the eating pattern, it’s like a ritual for me. I feel it’s the best way to keep our metabolism in shape, without starving or avoiding certain foods.
My lunch: I had to lose a considerable amount of fat so I had to keep a strict regime on my calories intake. With the knowledge of nutrition, I calculated that I needed 1500kcal/day to achieve the goal. So, I took 750kcal from my lunch and 750kcal from my dinner.
It consisted of 2 chapatis, 1 cup daal, 1 cup of green vegetables and 100 gm of unpolished rice. I never believed in the concept that carbs are harmful for weight loss. Each macro is important and equally beneficial, we just have to create a balance in our input.
My dinner: 2 chapatis, 1 cup daal, green veggies and 1 glass of unsweetened milk at the time of going to bed.
Pre-workout meal: A cup of black coffee with no sugar.
Post-workout meal: After the workout, I just hydrate my body so that it can utilize all the fat oxidation properly.
I indulge in (What you eat on your cheat days): I used to have non-veg food on cheat days. I ate chicken curry, fish on my cheat days. Also, I took higher calories by 300kcal on these days. A regulated cheat day is very helpful in balancing the set point of the metabolism.
Low-calorie recipes I swear by: Daal is best for our body. It not only helps in Ketosis but also keeps us full for a longer time.