My best advice is do not skip your meals!
Don’t follow the feasting or fasting strategy. Skipping meals leads to snacking on sweets, farsan and leftover food. Eat 5-6 small meals instead of 2-3 large meals.
Eat home cooked food
Cooking your own food gives you crucial control of what you eat. Eliminate all fast food and restaurant food. Add more fruits to your breakfast cereal and try to include lettuce, cucumber, tomato, spinach, onion in sandwiches. Have soups and salads rich in fresh fruits and vegetables. Stay off white carbs as much as possible – including white bread, rice, pasta etc. High fat and fried food take a longer time to digest, making you feel bloated and heavy. Try nuts, seeds and fish instead. Certain vegetables such as cabbage, kidney beans and peppers are top examples of healthy foods that contain difficult to digest carbohydrates, which can cause gas. Limit servings to a half cup at a time.
Reduce your salt intake
Salt makes us retain water, which adds water weight and will make you look bloated. Avoid salty condiments like ketchup, barbecue sauce and canned or processed foods prior to any big event. Stay way from sodium (salt) as much as possible. It is the key culprit in water retention. Herbal and green teas work wonders!
Drink at least four litres of water during the day. Have fresh seasonal fruit juices such as watermelon, strawberries, cucumber and orange. Stay away from caffeine. Avoid aerated and soft drinks at all costs. Alcohol and coffee can also cause intestinal irritation and swelling. Water remains your best bet when thirsty.
Reduce alcohol intake
As it will make you puffy eyed and bloated.
Do any cardio-related exercise that can amp up your heart rate and burn calories. Consider spinning, cardio kickboxing or running and jogging with free weights to tone up the body. This will help improve your body shape and give you more energy.
Stress is bad for our skin and body. It makes us want to eat sweets. Avoid being sensitive to issues and take life easy. This is the best way to avoid stress.
Catch up on your sleep
It is essential to get a good night’s sleep. Sleep a minimum of seven hours at night to let your body regain and restore its systems. You’ll be amazed at the effect it has on your strength.
GET SET GO………
1,2,3,4 GET ON THE DANCE FLOOR…….
Wish WATC India members a Merry Christmas and happy new year!
Dr Bhavi Mody is a Postgraduate in Homeopathy with a gold medal in the BHMS exam and over 20 years of clinical experience. She is currently the Director of Vrudhi Homeopathic and Wellness Centre, Associate Director of Vrudhi Research Foundation and Edupsyche Pvt Ltd.
Bhavi specialises in providing not just homeopathy to her clients, but has evolved a structured program for providing a ‘light n sweet solution’ to a heavy problem – obesity. Her core USP is women and child care with homeopathy and nutritional support. She believes in ‘A humane approach to holistic healing’.
Dr Bhavi Mody is based in Mumbai but caters to clients all over the globe providing online homeopathic and wellness solutions.
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