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Fitness plan day 351 – A flat tummy needs more than just crunches

Lower body exercises also help you tone your abs. Add them to your regime.

If you think 100 crunches a day can give you flat abs like your favourite celebrity, you are wrong. You need to do a combination of exercises to burn fat and tone the muscles of any part of your body. Today s plan has a few other exercises that can help you achieve washboard abs.

Morning If you have woken up with a heavy head or feeling fatigued, apply some chandan or sandalwood paste on your forehead. Studies indicate that applying this paste on your forehead relieves headache and stress, improves concentration and provides a cooling effect.

Breakfast If you feel like having an Indian heavy breakfast then settle in for this easy recipe of green paranthas today. Fresh leafy vegetables are available in abundance during winter and it s a good idea to add them to your daily menu. You can even roll these paranthas and pack them for your evening snack.

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Lunch You ve not had chicken for this entire week. You can always add this protein to your menu today. Make this chicken fried brown rice for lunch today. You can enjoy it with a bowl of crunchy salad. The recipe just takes 10 minutes to prepare if your rice is boiled.

Snacks Your evening snack must not pack more than 150 calories if you want to balance the calorie intake and loss effectively. Try this refreshing healthy bruschetta recipe which is spicy and tangy perfect for the evening hunger pangs.

Dinner Did you know soy protein helps in lowering your cholesterol? Add this lean protein to your diet to lose weight. This low-fat protein-rich soya bhurji is a perfect standalone dinner recipe. You can have it as is or with multigrain rotis, bhakris or bread.

Exercises

At home Today you will not do crunches. Try these 5 home exercises instead to burn belly fat and tone your muscles. These include the plank pose to build core strength, the twist for your love handles and few other exercises that work on your upper and lower abs.

Yoga The only drawback of a high-protein diet is that it can make you feel constipated at times. Since you ve added proteins to both lunch and dinner recipes, you might have trouble with bowel movements the next day. To save yourself from it, try these yoga asanas that provide relief from constipation.

At the gym Did you know that when you perform exercises for your lower body, they work on your ab muscles too. Yield dual benefits with these 6 gym exercises for well-toned legs. You ll get leaner thighs and butt and burn belly fat too.

Sleep well tip If you are unable to sleep till late hours at night even after lying in bed on time every day, doesn t mean you suffer from insomnia. Often our daily habits can disturb our sleep cycles or patterns. Here are the 10 common sleep mistakes that people make.

Fitness plan day 350

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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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