Do you dread going near the weighing scale fearing that you may have put on two more kilos instead of losing it? Turns out, you are not alone. Weight keeps fluctuating that too for various reasons. What you need to remember is that patience is key. You cannot get bogged down so easily and quit trying midway. If you want a sustainable weight-loss, you have to keep in mind that results could be painfully slow. Prioritising diet is important and starving yourself will not help you in the long run. Having an in-depth knowledge of one’s diet is found to be very helpful, for instance, you should understand the difference between good carbs and bad carbs. Did you know, including more fibre in your diet could be a real game-changer for you?
Fibre takes time to break down, which makes you feel full for a longer period of time. If you feel full, you would not feel the urge to binge so soon- and thus you would be able to lose weight more smoothly.
Cheelas are one of India’s most beloved breakfast staple, it is a kind of a savoury pancake. If you want you can make them enriched with fibre, here are some ideas.
1. Suji Besan Cheela
Why settle for a simple besan ka cheela when you can make it crispier with the addition of semolina or suji. Make your breakfast an affair to remember with this tempting and crispy pancake that takes less than 10 minutes to come together. Pair it with sauce, chutney, pickle or any dip of your choice. click here for recipe.
2. Oats And Matar Cheela
It is thick, loaded and serves as the perfect start to any day. Whoever said oats are boring, perhaps never knew about the grain’s versatility- and this oats and matar cheela are a proof. The savoury pancake with mild hint of peas is a hit across all age groups. Along with fibre, it makes for an incredible source of protein too. Click here for recipe.
3. Moong Dal Cheela
The classic recipe you have been waiting for. It has been one of our most favourite breakfast delicacies since time immemorial, and it is time you try your hand at the recipe. It is so easy, you actually have no excuse. To spruce up your cheela, you can also prepare a filling of paneer and green chillies. Here’s the recipe.
4. Mixed Dal Cheela
Not one, or two, but this dal comes with the goodness of four dals. This soft and chewy cheela is a treasure of good quality fibre, protein and a range of antioxidants that helps keep your immunity and skin in best shape. Click here for the recipe.
5. Kuttu Ka Cheela
Kuttu or buckwheat is a pseudo grain that is rich in both insoluble and soluble fibre. It not only helps keep you full, but also prevents your blood sugar from rising. Kuttu cheela is a dark brown, crepe like vrat staple that you can actually consider making a part of your daily breakfast. Pair it with dahi and you are good to go. Click here for the recipe.
Try these ideas and let us know how you liked it in the comments below.
About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.