The dress. The photos. The honeymoon!
It’s no wonder women do everything to look best on their wedding day. And if your upcoming wedding is serving as an inspiration to tackle your weight and fitness issue, that’s great. Wedding will encourage you to take action at the right time.
Few simple steps and determination will give you desired results. Follow the below routine, diet plan and regular exercise.
- WEIGHT CUTTING FOOD
Add weight cutting foods into your diet to aid in the slimming process. Some food items which can be added to your daily meal are:
Apple, Figs, Carrots, Capsicum, Cucumber, Cabbage, Lettuce, Millet, Cinnamon and Bean Sprout. Salad made with Apple, Carrots, Figs and Nuts is best substitute for mid day meal.
These are few foods which will help you to lose weight and gain health.
- THREE MEALS A DAY
Get in three meals a day when you are looking to lose weight and keep it off.
You should stop eating after 7 p.m. it will be hard but with this discipline, you will see quick results.
3 Meals can be divided into:
Protein rich food: Fish (omega 3 fatty acids), Nuts (rich in essential fats and fibre), Egg whites and Chicken.
Whole grains: Oats, Ragi, Bajra (rich in vitamin B, vitamin E, fibre and magnesium). Oats contain soluble fibre which is known to absorb fats.
Green leafy vegetables: Low in calories, high in fibre and contain vitamin C which helps to cut fat.
- EXERCISE IS MUST
A healthy diet doesn’t mean much without exercise. It is definitely hard to combine both healthy eating with frequent gym sessions, but they go hand-in-hand. To lose weight one must exercise for at least an hour a day, five times a week.
Start with cardio which will elevate your metabolism, followed with strength exercises like crunches, squats, and push ups (two three times a week only).
- BIG NO TO ALCOHOL
Drinking Alcohol messes with metabolism, which is a vital component to successful weight loss. Alcohol itself contains 7-10 calories per gm., so if you are having 4 ounce glass of red wine you add 95 calories to your diet. Some drinks required soda and sugar syrup, which contribute to more increase in calories. Most importantly alcohol has a tendency to lower inhibitions, making you more likely to indulge in food.
- MANAGE STRESS
Stress leads to increase belly fat and weight gain. Stress messes with the way fat is deposited in our body because of the specific hormones and other chemicals your body produces. Cortisol is a steroid hormone which is released in response to stress. When stress keeps your cortisol levels elevated, your body stores more energy as fat.
- DETOX WATER
Detox water help the body to get rid of toxins and also flush the fat. One can make more than 50 types of detox water by adding different ingredients in one base.
For weight loss: Grapefruit helps you to burn fat, cucumber helps to avoid water retention and lemons helps to flush out the toxins from your digestive system.
Take one liter of water in a glass jar, add ½ grapefruit sliced, ½ cucumber sliced and 1 lemon sliced. Also add few leaves of mint in it. Let it rest for couple of hours in the fridge before serving. Drink at least ½ liter a day to see the effects.
- HYDRATE YOUR BODY
Proper hydration is the essential key of weight loss. Hydrated body works out effectively as compared to dehydrated body. Water also helps you to increase metabolism. There are many studies and research done on the exact amount of water required daily for an individual. One should at least take 3-4 liter of water daily.