Weekly FAQ Series

By      08-Aug 2019       Read Time: 6 Mins

Weekly FAQ Series

We are here with our next Weekly FAQ Series on the basis of our constant viewer’s questions and user queries. In this series, we present answers to the frequently asked question over our various social media channels. Hope this weekly questions and answers series will help sort your concerns related to health. To ask more about health, nutrition and food you can comment down below at the end of this FAQ post or reach to us on any of our social media network

Can I lose weight by only exercising?

Firstly, if we go by statistics, weight loss is a result of 75% diet and 25% exercise. Though exercise is an important part of our lifestyle but depending just on exercising for weight loss is not going to work since weight loss involves much more efforts than just exercising, because it’s not all about burning the calories. So, if you think that you can indulge in junk food then you can easily burn those calories at gym so it’s not possible because your food intake accounts for 100% of the energy that goes into your system and exercise only burns off less than 10- 30% of it. So, this clearly highlights the big discrepancy and definitely points that burning off all your dietary intake is not easy and completely possible with exercising alone. It is better to focus more on a healthy and balanced diet along with exercise than solely depending on exercise.

Why does the body weight keep fluctuating?

First let’s understand what actually body weight is. So, body weight is not just the measurement of fat present in the body but also comprises the weight of your organs, bones, muscles, fluid and waste. So, when you’re dehydrated, you weigh less, but that doesn’t imply that you are healthier. And when it comes to fluctuations in body weight there are number of factors which contribute in this fluctuation mainly increased consumption of water might show hike in your weight the next morning or increased consumption of sodium by means of packaged foods which often contain high amounts of sodium or salt which leads to water retention so, your weight may fluctuate for a while. Also, in women often just days before starting with menstrual cycle, you may experience weight gain due to water retention and bloating, which becomes normal on starting with your periods. So, if you feel your weight fluctuates a lot, try keeping a week’s gap between measuring your weight and do not measure your weight daily!

Can eating white rice lead to weight gain? Which rice is better-brown, white, or black?

Eating white rice can lead to weight gain is just a myth as there is no proof to this statement because its not just about eating white rice but it depends on the amount you eat and the lifestyle you follow. So, it’s not the rice but the quantity that makes you fat. Weight gain occurs when the number of calories you consume exceeds the amount used as a fuel for activities or metabolism. Also, there are more than 20,000 varieties of rice and each variety has shown differences in their calorie content. When it comes to varieties of rice, white rice lacks the husk, germ and the bran layer also it is polished so, brown rice is a better alternative since it’s a whole grain rice, chewier than white rice and more nutritious, containing magnesium, iron, thiamine and zinc. When it comes to black rice it provides with highest amount of protein per 100 grams amongst all. Also, has low glycaemic index so, good for diabetic patients too. So, the bottom line is include all varieties of rice in your diet, but with a portion control.

Disclaimer

The questions followed in Weekly FAQ Series are all the compilation of our viewers/followers’ questions and lately customized to portray in the question and answers series accordingly. The presented content offer/provide the generic advice/information only. We do not suggest/recommend the listed answers to substitute with any qualified medical prescription and opinion. Request you to always consult a doctor or specialist in extreme cases and illness.

 

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