Dieting is not being content with half a lemon and carrot on your platter but rather going for whole grains and complex carbohydrates that will keep you full and will be nourishing…
Barbecues, picnics, iced drinks, ice creams, smoothies- summer simply brims with all these joys as though to make up for its overwhelming heat. Summer spells outdoors, warmth and adventures while it tantalizes you with those fizz drinks and fritters. Yet you cannot find a better time to start shed off those stubborn kilos. Of course most summertime fun orbit around food so you might as well plan ahead if you don’t wanna commit slip-ups in your diet.
No, we are not presenting you a meatless meat pie by telling you to diet (people have a tendency to think of diet as starving or skipping meals). In fact, we are advocating an overall healthy eating habit. Eating small meals every 2-3 hours instead of 3 large meals a day works wonders to improve your metabolism and keep your body happy. Skipping meals will NOT help you to lose weight. Quite the contrary, it will make the body cling on to the calories with even more vigor. You must have heard this a few times, but that doesn’t diminish the iron-clad rule of at least 8-10 glasses of water or fluids.
Switch to easy and healthy summer diet..
Crash diets? It’s the worst idea ever. Your body has its own personality and pushing it to edge with crash diets and heavy workouts will only produce reverse results. Don’t shun fats. Did you know that to eliminate unnecessary cravings, your body needs some well-earned fats? Good fats like olive oil, avocados, nuts and fish are actually good for your body and no, you won’t gain weight. The pregnant woman needs to be extra careful in summer; hydration is as major an issue as the intake of healthy calories.
Listen to your body. It is alright to indulge once in a while. It is alright to eat less than usual when you feel like it. Did you know breakfast is considered the worst meal to skip? Not that you can skip any meal for that matter, but skipping breakfast has the worst repercussions. It is like refueling yourself after a good night’s sleep to keep up the smart metabolism. Some cooling and traditional grand-mom suggestions include water melon, musk melon, cucumbers, gherkin, sattu of gram or barley. And they are simply perfect for the season. There are so many natural drinks to choose from like aam panna, sherbets of rose or sandal, thandai, buttermilk, coconut water, and barley water. Let those be your chill pill this summer.