Now that summer is upon us, most of us want to look and feel our best. But let’s be honest, most of us don’t always choose to eat convenient, processed food. Sometimes it’s the only option on a busy day between picking up the kids from school, heading to soccer practice, walking the dog, doing the laundry and, and, and…. ! The dilemma is that we are becoming subconsicously addicted when it comes to fatty and sugary food and it’s affecting our health and our waistlines.
From office get-togethers, school reunions or simply spending time with family, we are all self-conscious when it comes to our appearance and summer brings out our worst anxieties. But it’s not mere appearances that should concern us about being overweight. Health issues, staying fit, being active, feeling full of energy and having a sense self-esteem are all what really matters. So let’s not talk of fad diets and starving ourselves. It is possible to start losing the excess body fat sensibly by cutting down the carbohydrates, reducing sugar, and saying a big no to alcohol and soft drinks. And best of all by incorporating some some fast calorie burning food items.
How about adding curry leaves into your day to day food. Sprinkling some curry leaves over a meal will help in quick weight reduction. This herb helps in flushing the toxins out of the body.
Sip a glass of buttermilk after a heavy meal. This refreshing drink contains fewer amounts of calories than normal milk. Buttermilk regulated bowl movements and the general digestive track, which can assist with weight loss. By adding a teaspoon of honey, a healthy natural sweetener, can take the edge off the sour taste of buttermilk.
Millets (A must have food)
Go for millets (also known as jowar, bajra and ragi) because they will ensure weight loss as well as help in smooth movement of bowels. Millets are rich in fiber, which makes your stomach feel full longer. This whole grain food also makes an excellent vegetarian dish because it is very high in protein.
Low-Fat Dairy Products
A bundle of research has evidently proved that low fat dairy products help in losing weight even though many people eliminate them when dieting. These low fat products are fat burners and assist with weight loss from around the midriff.
By trying to incorporate the above food items and leading an active lifestyle, you will soon reap the rewards by having more energy and starting to shred the pounds.Amelia Smith is anutritionist, herbalist, health and medicine writer and yoga enthusiast. She is a professional in the health, nutrition and diet industry.