5 Favourite Foods you shouldn’t run away from anymore!

In the daily grind about being fit, there has been a substantial increase in the population that is looking to be all ‘size-zero’, mistaking fit for ‘slim’. Due to an over-hyped description of lean as beautiful, body shaming and anxiety has been accelerated. Even healthy, non-slim people have started viewing themselves through these limited standards; causing them to cut down on their favourite foods, their favourite dresses and even avoid social appearance many a times.

Virginia Woolf once said, “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well.” This International No Diet day, Chitale Bandhu celebrates fat acceptance and body-shape diversity. We want to dedicate this day to spread awareness on being fit and healthy rather than slim and trendy. Here are 5 food choices that are often considered fattening, but this is why you should not just eat them guilt free but savour them!

These could get boring after a while, isn’t it?

1. Cheese:

Labelling Cheese in the fatty foods category is probably one of the biggest mistakes you’ve made if you’re a big cheese lover! Did you know, one slice of cheese requires an entire glass of milk to be made? Cheese is a great source of calcium, vitamin B12, phosphorous and 10 other nutrients. Now that definitely shows how much nutrition cheese can give! Stop resisting cheese and run to get home your favourite Chitale cheeze now!

Who said happiness wasn’t materialistic?

2. Butter:

Remember all those aunties who told you to stop having so much butter because it will make you gain weight and then you’ll have a problem finding a nice fair and handsome ‘munda’? Throw all those advices down the window now and apply butter generously on your bread! Butter is rich in fat soluble vitamins, if you know what that means…

Because butter doesn’t make you fatter!

3. Potatoes:

Tired of listening to those potato-puns about ‘becoming an aloo if you eat too much aloo’? We have some good news for you. Those poor potatoes that are being blamed for being fatty are actually fat free and contain more potassium than bananas. They are also rich in antioxidants which the body needs. No more running needed now!

You really thought of ditching THIS?

4. Rice:

Did you know, rice helps in absorbing the minerals and nutrients in the blood? Rice is also known to be an instant source of energy and is important in maintaining blood sugar levels. There is a reason why our South Indian friends are always so full of energy and ready for everything!

Common, this can’t be something you resist!

5. Bread:

Yes, it is often heart-crunching when dietitians send out messages about how unhealthy bread can be and how it could be damaging our systems. But what they don’t tell you is that when consumed in normal quantities, they could do some wonders to your body. Breads have some magical effect on your bowels which make it easier to pass stools. Bread is often also known to keep you at bay from mental health diseases like Alzheimer’s.

Still want to ditch bread?

So, this International no diet day, give yourself a break from all those unhealthy mundane diets and focus on what matters most, your health and happiness!