With the new year celebrations just around the corner, everyone is most concerned about how they'll look come new year's eve. Today, we're telling you that if you feel healthier - that's half the battle won. The healthier you'll feel, the better you'll look. To help you do just that, we've got some tips about how you can feel healthier in 10 short days. Don’t stress out; a combination of diet and fitness will make you feel happier physically and mentally. Let's begin...
Diet: Decide a diet plan that isn't too different from what you eat right now. Most dieters make the rookie mistake of cutting out all their comfort foods and crash dieting. Or worse still, following diets that call for Western foods that aren't easily available or locally made. Stick to your cuisine, and your regular diet, but practise these rules:
- Practise portion control
- Cut down on salt
- Avoid deep-fried food
- Cut down on junk food
- Drink enough water
- Mantain a food journal
- Stop mindless eating and drinking
Workout: Start a workout that has elements of cardio and weights. Both forms of exercise are equally important for weight loss. Look to spending no longer than 45 minutes on exercise every day.
Hydrate: Drink at least enough water to keep the colour of your urine clear, and enough so that you don't feel thirsty all the time. While working out, focus on drinking at least a few sips every 5-8 minutes (depending on intensity).
Give up unhealthy food: You know that vadapav isn't doing your cholesterol any favours, nor is that ice cream laden milkshake. Shake these bad foods off your system.
Sleep for at least 6-8 hours everyday: Sleeping is essential to a feeling of overall well-being. Studies suggest that sleep is directly related to abdominal obesity. Think of it as the connection between physical stress and mental stress that adds up to disturb everything from hormone production, digestion, and every other regular function of your bodies systems. Sleep well every night for the next week, and you'll see an inch or two from your waist just melt away.
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