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Just like everything else, being fit and healthy requires consistency. If you re not consistent with your diet and exercise routine, it is only a matter of time before all the hard work you put in since the beginning of this year will go down the drain. Set small goals for yourself every day and try achieving them one at a time. Remember that breaking down these seemingly difficult tasks is the key to achieving that body you have always wanted!
Morning: If you begin each day with straining to poop, it is time you took control of your life and did something about it. If you re suffering from chronic constipation, even if you ve made diet changes, it might take some time before you get some relief. One way to evacuate your bowels with relative ease is to have isapgol (psyllium husk) every morning with a glass of water. These are the 8 reasons to have isapgol every day.
Breakfast: Dosas are one of the most common breakfast items but how about trying a new variation of this popular south Indian dish? You can try out this cucumber dosa recipe. You will need only 30-40 minutes to prepare the batter as it doesn t need to be fermented for hours on end. It is high on fiber and also helps in replenishing your body with vitamins A, B and C.
Lunch: Many vegetables tend to go ignored because of how boring they look and taste. However, don t be too quick to dismiss them because with some creativity, you can create a great dish and meet your daily requirements of fiber and nutrients. This coconut flavoured Turai Moong Chana recipe by Chef Sanjeev Kapoor will make a great sabzi for lunch.
Snacks: During summer, you re at a higher risk of dehydration and it s a complete must to keep yourself adequately hydrated throughout the day. Once you re home after a long day at work, have a tall glass of chilled jaljeera. This recipe is easy to make so you need not rely on readymade sachets which contain high levels of sodium. Jaljeera aids in digestion and makes for a great low-calorie drink. Along with that, have a tub of homemade popcorn to beat any hunger pangs. Did you know a bowl of popcorn is only 31 calories? However, avoid microwave popcorn at all costs as it high on calories and can also wreck havoc with your health in the long run.
Dinner: Don t commit the mistake of discarding those jackfruit seeds as they are a great source of iron, magnesium and even proteins that can help in promoting hair growth and regulating your blood sugar levels. This jackfruit seed roast tastes great with rice and dal.
At home: Now that it s summer, you might prefer wearing sleeveless tops and dresses, but the only thing stopping you is the fact that you re conscious about your love handles. While working out in the gym will definitely give you results, you can accelerate your weight loss process and become fit within a month or two with this 10-minute home workout by Fitness Blender.
Gym: One of the biggest struggles while working out in the gym is doing your squats the right way. If your form is incorrect, it could result in your knees or back getting injured in the long run. Here s how to do a proper squat for a toned lower body. However, if you have any knee pains, completely avoid doing squats until the problem subsides. On the other hand, these are the exercises you can do despite your knee pain.
Yoga: Constipation is one of the most common health problems, especially for those who have increased their protein intake. Yoga is a great way to fight against constipation and give your digestive system a much-needed boost. You can try the balasana or child s pose to reduce your chances of suffering from piles or hemorrhoids.
Sleep well tip: If you re having trouble sleeping in the night, consider adding certain foods to your diet that have a natural sedative effect. One such food item is dhana dal. Studies have found that dhana dal has potent sedative properties. Other than that, it also helps in boosting your immune system.
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Disclaimer: If you follow a fitness plan already, consult your nutritionist before switching to this one. If you are allergic to any of the foods/ingredients mentioned, please do not consume it. Do not follow this plan without consulting your doctor if you suffer from a health condition hypertension, hypotension, diabetes, etc. or are pregnant.
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