For you “busy” one’s out there who love to complain about not being able to shed those kilos due to a hectic lifestyle, here are a few tips which can guarantee a dip in the numbers on the weighing scale, if followed religiously each day.
1. Good Morning drink
Rich in Vitamin-C, lemons are known for their therapeutic properties. A glass of warm lemon water, first thing in the morning, not only wakes you up but flushes out toxins while being extremely beneficial to the body. Moreover, it helps in increasing your metabolism rate, helping you burn fat faster, while internally cleansing your body for healthy glowing skin. You may also add a teaspoon of honey if you want to avoid the sourness.
2. Cinnamon Water
Drinking cinnamon water is proven to be one of the most efficient ways to keep your stomach full for longer, as it comes with properties which help in balancing the blood sugar levels. Add powdered cinnamon or pieces of it while the water simmers after boiling. Hydrate yourself with this water in plenty, throughout the day. Furthermore, you can add cinnamon to other concoctions such as coffee, tea, fruit and vegetable juices.
3. Small Meals
Having small meals at regular intervals is healthier than having 3 big meals and it is ideal if you want to lose weight. Plan your meals through the day fitting in 5-6 meals in 2-3 hour intervals. While keeping your stomach full, it increases your rate of metabolism keeping you energized throughout the day. Be sure to maintain a healthy protein-carbohydrate balance in each and every meal, having your last meal at 8 p.m. In addition to that, give undivided attention to your food while eating, which means avoid using the phone, reading or watching TV at the same time.
4. Fruits and Veggies
Consume ample amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables every day. Foods rich in Vitamin-C help in aiding the fat burning process. Increase your intake of negative calorie foods, some of which are celery, grapefruit, pineapple, lime, lemon, apple, lettuce, broccoli and cabbage. It is said, ‘Eat your fruits and Drink your vegetables’, to absorb the best of their nutritional properties.