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Fitness Plan Day 5: Be stress free and eat healthy

Eat healthy and exercise to have a wonderful and cheerful day.

Good going, you guys! Five days and no sign of weakness. Pat yourself on your back and say 'well done!' Since you guys are already on the right path to fitness, you need to start working a little harder now. This is what you will have to do on Day 5.

Morning: Make yourself a magical drink that will help cleanse your system. Mix honey and lemon with warm water and drink this every morning on an empty stomach. Here's how this concoction benefits you.

Breakfast: You must always start your day with positivity and on a happy note. A good breakfast does that job. Try this delicious stuffed omelette recipe to begin your day with a smile and happy stomach. Check out the recipe here.

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Lunch: Try a different type of sambhar with rice for lunch today. Methi or fenugreek seeds and leaves come with a lot of health benefits like controlling blood sugar level, maintaining your heart health and aiding digestion. Check out the methi sambhar recipe here.

Dinner: Give rice a break for a while and replace it with quinoa. Try this chicken with veggies and quinoa recipe for a healthy dinner. This recipe is high in protein and low in fat, and even diabetics can enjoy it.

Snacks: It's time for some dhoklas! Do you know how to make dhoklas healthy? Check the healthy dhoklas recipe out here. Dhoklas are suitable for diabetics and since, they are steamed and not fried, they have fewer calories.

Exercises

It is mandatory that you exercise -- be it at home, gym or office. And clubbing it with yoga will help you achieve your fitness goal sooner and effectively.

Home: Today's exercise at home is going to be squats. Squats not only get your hips and thighs in shape but also help strengthen your muscles and make your lower body stronger. This is how you do squats properly.

Yoga: Start with Suryanamaskar today. It is a combination of 12 yoga poses that flow into one another with rhythmic breathing. If you are a beginner, start by doing 5-10 rounds of suryanamaskar a day. Keep increasing the number of rounds as you start getting comfortable with a certain number of rounds. Suryanamaskar uplifts your mood instantly and makes you feel positive and energised. Here's how you perform suryanamaskar correctly.

Gym: Since you have already begun with squats at home, go for an upper body exercise at the gym. Check out these 5 easy chest exercises for beginners at the gym.

Sleep: Do not sleep after lunch. Though a substantial meal always makes you want to hit your bed, it is an unhealthy habit. Here's why sleeping after lunch is unhealthy.

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 ourTheHealthSite.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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