Weddings are a time for celebration and lots of food. The only drawback is the post-wedding weight gain. The worst bit is looking into the mirror, and looking at all those inches that you have gained over the past few weeks! You have to get back to routine, and we know that is never an easy thing to do.
Well, if this has happened to you already, don’t worry. It happens to almost everyone including celebrities and you are no exception. But don’t feel bad, because all you need is 2-3 weeks to fit into those stunning newly-stitched clothes. A simple twist to your routine, a diet chart and you are sorted. Here are some tips that you need to follow all through.
1Start the day with 2 glasses of water and have plenty of water throughout the day. You can also sip lemon water.
2. If you are in the habit of having tea or coffee, then replace it with green tea.
3. Cow’s ghee, sesame, extra virgin olive oil or groundnut oil – only 4 tsp per day is permitted.
4. Lemon, ginger, cumin seeds, turmeric, coriander, rock salt, and green chilies, and other herbs and spices as needed.
5. Add some cardio exercise daily to your lifestyle.
6. Add one or two glasses of vegetable juices to your diet (See below to know more about vegetable juices you can add to your diet).
7. Eat smaller portions.
8. Identify sources of empty calories in your diet, such as high-fat and high-sugar snacks, and limit them.
9. Add more fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables into your daily diet. They’re powerhouses of nutrition and can fill you up on fewer calories.
10. Choose leaner, lower-fat meat and dairy products.
11. Eat your calories, don’t drink them. Engagement is a time for celebrations and parties, so choose your beverages wisely. Alcoholic beverages generally have at least 100 calories or more.
12. Opt for seasonal fruits and vegetables. It’ll ensure a healthy variety.
13. Men are usually larger and require more calories than women, so portion sizes among couples shouldn’t necessarily be equal.
14. Take a morning walk or a walk after dinner, or learn a new sport.
Here are a few healthy juices that you can add to your diet as you detox:
1. Mixed juices of carrot and spinach (it is a great blood purifier).
2. Amla juice (this one helps to improve immunity).
3. Wheatgrass juice (this is an excellent antioxidant, and also aids in preventing cancer).
4. Ginger juice (this is good for headache, nausea and throat congestion).
Foods to AVOID
Keep yourself away from these foods and drinks as far as possible to get the best results out of this detox diet.
- Fried foods
- Packaged fruit juice
- Aerated drinks
- Ice creams
- Mayonnaise in salads