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Fitness Plan Day 49 -- Eat light, relax your mind and keep going

You have been remarkable for so long, stay strong and stick to the fitness plan.

If you have been following our fitness plan, you probably must have lost enough weight or have become fitter than before. But remember, you goal is completing the fitness 365 challenge and not give up.

Morning--We all brush our teeth every morning but more than often do not clean out the tongue. Over the night, the bacteria in the mouth form a thin layer over the tongue, which if not cleaned, can give you smelly breath. Use a tongue cleaner or your toothbrush to clean your tongue every morning.

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Breakfast--The weather is changing and getting warmer. What a better time than beginning your day with the cooling papaya and orange smoothie. Papaya and orange both are rich in vitamin C, which improves your immunity and also regulates body temperature. Here's the recipe to make a papaya and orange smoothie. If you feel that a smoothie is not filling enough, you can always eat a whole wheat toast with some peanut butter.

Lunch-- Keep it simple for lunch with some chicken stew and rice. This chicken stew is made with broccoli, spinach, fresh herbs along with the chicken and keeps you full for a long time. Here's the complete recipe for chicken stew.

Snacks-- There's a reason nutritionists emphasise on eating every two hours. It prevents your blood sugar levels from fluctuating and keeps your metabolism running. Don't forget to carry a handy snack like a bunch of grapes with you. Skip your evening tea and eat them instead. Here are a few reasons to eat grapes.

Dinner-- Always eat a light dinner, remember you will be sleeping for the next eight or so hours and the body will have to bur all the calories you might eat. Here's the recipe for a simple and light bottle gourd or lauki curry. Team it with a couple of rotis.

Exercises

At home--If you are working out at home, build your core by practising planks. They not only help you strengthen your core but also help you lose belly fat and help you build six pack abs. Here are a few variations of the plank you must try.

Yoga--Pawanmuktasana also known as the wind relieving pose stimulates digestion and relieves any gas that is accumulated in the stomach. Here's how to practise this pose.

Gym--If you are a gym goer and working to build muscles. You must try the deadlift. It's a weight training exercise that targets the entire back. However, one needs to be extremely careful while doing it and it can cause injuries. Always perform it under the guidance of a trainer. Here's more about deadlifts.

Sleep well tip--Read for an hour before your go to bed. Reading can help you relax by helping you escape into a different world.

Fitness plan day 48

Well, if you are motivated to start your New Year with a bang, spread the word by tagging your friends and #NewYearNewYou and @HealthSite4U. You can even mail your pictures, and we ll post in on Facebook, Instagram and share it with our TheHealthSite.com Community.

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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