- Snack on fresh fresh fruit against hunger pangs
- Exercise regularly to burn calories effectively
- Maintain a healthy weight with high fiber foods
This pandemic has made us aware of the importance of good health. When we define good health, it is not only the absence of disease, but also a sense of well-being. The need for a healthy diet and lifestyle cannot be overstated. What you eat affects your mental and physical health in many ways. Physical activity also plays an important role in not only burning calories but also reducing the risk of certain diseases. A healthy body weight can be achieved with the right combination of diet and physical activity. Here are some tips that can help you maintain an idle weight.
Weight Management: Follow These Tips For A Healthy Weight
1. Eat like this
Start your day with the right and healthy breakfast.
Promise yourself that you will have a healthy and filling breakfast every day. There's enough research to prove that breakfast eaters are healthier. Skipping breakfast in the morning can be a bad idea. It could leave you hungry, tired, and looking for less healthy foods later in the day.
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Many eat less with meals thinking it will help them lose weight but then get through the day and actually burn unhealthy calories by eating junk. Avoid eating namkeens, bhujias, fried products like samosas, french fries, etc. instead eat fruits, nuts, chanas or have healthy drinks like buttermilk or coconut water ready to nibble on.
Eat nuts and seeds to combat hunger pangs between meals
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Say no to sugar
Refined sugar provides empty calories. Too much consumption can increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes, tooth decay and lead to weight gain. Switch to natural sources like fruits, dates, figs, etc.
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Get close to nature –
Focus on real food and whole foods. Eat more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and reduce your intake of processed foods.
2. Get in shape
Cut back 100 calories and burn 100 calories.
Follow this mantra every day and you can lose weight effectively by the end of the year. Use skimmed milk instead of whole milk, choose nuts and fruits to nibble on instead of samosa, mixes and cookies.
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Do mini workouts
Divide your 1 hour into three 20-minute segments throughout the day. Choose a combination of activities like walking with yoga and weights etc for a better result.
Be active to burn more calories.
Go up the stairs more often or even go to your co-workers after lunch for a chat. These are easy ways to burn more calories. Your goal is to take at least 10,000 steps a day. Keep an eye on your step count to make progress each day.
A healthy weight can keep various diseases at bay. Follow these tips and you will reach your idle BMI.
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