Are you now feeling guilty about those sweets and snacks that you mindlessly relished during the Diwali festivities? We often tend to forget the calorie count, while munching on irresistibly delectable festive-season snacks.
So, in case you have put on some extra inches around the belly area, here are five simple tips that can help you get back in shape.
Hydration: Drink plenty of water
Sip sip sip, and your weight will dip dip dip!
Drink as much water as you can. We say so because H2O helps flush out toxins and impurities from the body.
Also, make sure to drink at least 3-4 glasses of water on an empty stomach early in the morning, for better bowel movement.
Further, water keeps you filled, thereby eliminating unnecessary hunger pangs.
Munch on raw veggies and dry fruits
It is essential to add plenty of fiber, minerals, and vitamins to your diet, in order to facilitate healthy weight loss.
Some of the best, fiber-rich vegetables to eat are cucumber, beetroot, carrots, tomatoes, broccoli, okra, and sweet potatoes, among others.
Also, add a handful of nuts (almonds, walnuts, cashews, peanuts) to your daily diet to balance healthy fats and shed bad fats quickly.
#3: Let go of junk food
Junk food increases the sugar levels in the body, thus making you lazy and fatigued, which eventually results in weight gain. Hence, we suggest you to keep oily and other fast food items at an arm's distance.
Cut the carbohydrates, and add more protein
Avoid eating too much of rice, potatoes, and breads as they are loaded with carbohydrates, a major portion of which remains unutilized in our body, leading to storage of fat.
Rather, switch to healthier options- whole grains, oats, and brown rice.
Also, increase your protein intake to stay fuller, thereby reducing unhealthy snacking. Further, protein also helps improve your skin and hair health.
Get enough sleep and start exercising
Lack of sleep could be a big reason as to why you're putting on extra weight.
Sleeplessness may increase your food intake, so it is a must to get minimum 7-8 hours of sound sleep every night to stay healthy.
Further, for best results, add some cardio and body weight training exercises to your routine to lose that extra fat layer around your belly.