Monday, 27 February 2012
Feeling guilty of your festive indulgences and want to shed off excesses from the generous portions of rich and sugary dinners, sweets and drinks you had? If you're feeling like how I'm feeling now, join me in getting healthy with the following diet and light exercises!
The general idea of the diet is not to starve yourself but to stick to your three meals a day and to refrain from fats or sweets, alcohol, fat dairy products and snacks. Try to keep a regular time for each meal and to eat lighter for dinner than for the other meals of the day.
- Breakfast - One cup of herbal tea or unsweetened coffee; one non-fat yogurt (125 g); one fruit: an orange, a kiwi or an apple and Half cup of sugar free corn flakes.
- Lunch - Vegetables salad with lemon and yogurt (skip the rich salad dressings); one slice of lean meat or fish steamed or grilled with steamed and very lightly salted fresh vegetables.
- Dinner - Vegetable soup or simple meat consomme with an apple to finish the meal.
In addition to the above, factor in a light exercise routine into your week. The definition of light exercises can differ from person to person. Aim for 30 minutes of light exercises three to five days a week.
If you are a sporty person, you may need to do more such as jogging, swimming or cycling thrice a week.
If you are not really into sports, start by increasing your daily physical activity such as walking in your neighborhood, doing housework, working in the garden, walking up a flight of stairs, dancing, stretching, or even throwing a Frisbee with your children.
How are you getting shedding your holiday weight? Are you getting ready for the summer with any new workouts?