Work from home has led to weight gain:
The global pandemic scare has changed the dynamics and work culture all over the world. In India, the prolonged lockdown phase has changed everything, most importantly, the work culture. WFH may seem blissful to some, it isn’t free from challenges and the biggest challenge for most of us is to manage time and odd hunger pangs. No wonder, the temptation to eat something good now and then has deluged our minds so much that resisting the urge to eat sumptuous food has eventually spoiled our routine leading to a constant increase in weight.
Well, it isn’t a great idea to step out in the current fearsome situation, so, the only resort to stay healthy and fit during lockdown is by adapting into healthy habits that get you healthy and ready to face the world once the lockdown is lifted. Suggestions from health and nutrition experts give us ideas to stay healthy and curb the monstrous appetite for junk food. So, if you too want to get back in shape, then read and follow this simple plan to lose weight and make yourself fit during the quarantine.
Start your day with a glass of warm water:
There is nothing better than a glass of lukewarm water. Almost 75 percent of our body is made of water and electrolytes. In fact, the best way to begin your day is with a glass of warm water. It helps in flushing out toxins and improves digestion.
A glass of lemon water to burn your fat:
After half an hour of drinking warm water, drink a glass of lemon water, that aids in improved metabolizing the fat deposition in the body and removes toxins from the system. If you don’t like the taste and feel nauseated, you can add a teaspoon of honey as per your taste preference.
Homemade Herbal tea can help you with weight loss:
Why should you buy a weight loss herbal tea, when you can make one at home. Take one-liter water and add 1 teaspoon of each: cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, and coriander seeds. Once the blend is boiled properly, cool it down to room temperature and drink it through the day to lose weight effectively.
Pick nutrient-rich breakfast:
As they say breakfast like a king and dinner like a pauper, make sure your breakfast makes for most of your nutrient needs of the day. Go for healthy foods like eggs, fruits, freshly made vegetable juices, oatmeals, paneer sandwich, healthy fruit bowls with quinoa or overnight soaked oats, etc. In fact, if you are fond of Indian breakfast then idli, neer dosa, appam can make for a healthy breakfast when served with chutney or hot sambhar. Eating healthy food in moderation is the path to good health.
A balanced diet with fresh products for lunch:
Cooking a healthy home-cooked meal with a portion of salad, brown rice, dal, and fresh veggies is one of the balanced lunch plates. If you don’t want to cook an elaborate meal or if you are running out of time, you can also go for moong dal, rajma, chapati, paneer rice, or paneer roll. You can also make one bowl meals with boiled chickpeas and rice to which chopped veggies can be added. Make sure you add a healthy portion of veggies to add more fiber to your meals.
Perfect Evening Munchies:
Good tea can fix everything so make sure to replace your white sugar with jaggery to make it really good. You can pair your tea with a simple toast or fried rice puffs, roasted channa, or cookies. Going for these light evening munchies are a better way to enjoy your tea time without putting on weight.
Having early dinner will help in better digestion and absorption of nutrients that you intake. You can prepare a light meal with two rotis and a healthy portion of veggie gravy and dal. You can add your own twist to your meals and eat on time to stay healthy.