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Monday, November 3, 2014
One Day FEEL LIGHT Routine
Wow! So as I write this I do realise
that it has been QUITE SOMETIME since I last wrote something in my little
diary, but you can’t blame me. October was so festive starting with card
parties to celebrating the biggest festival in the country. Plus the number of
birthdays in my sweet little family all fall together and occupy half of my November
too! Infact it has been so happening that for a few nights I found myself
repeating the dialogue from the movie Jab We Met “babaji ab is night ko
thoda boring banado”.
Anyway I am not going to crib because
it was all too much fun. From playing dress-up for every party to celebrating
the birthdays it has all been lovely. BUT, the eating out and eating in loads
and eating all fried and eating all sweet that comes complimentary with this
time does take a toll. And I am sure post Diwali bickering most of you would
agree with me on this.
So in today’s post I will tell you a
few simple things that you can follow to feel lighter and better not just after
Diwali but after any eating spree. I follow this routine myself after aheavy day of eating out; you can accommodate the
tips as per your own body since you know it better J. You just need to follow it the day
after you’ve hogged. My husband has found a silly moniker for this day and he
calls it “THE AFSOS DAY” which means the day of regret LOL. But believe me it
is not like I will suggest you to not eat and drink. It is a tried and tested
one day routine which includes food! And it works beautifully.
Lots of Warm Water: After a heavy meal if you have just
a tad bit of energy before hitting the sack, have a cup of plain warm better. It
will do wonders! Even the next day try having a few cups of warm water between
Green Tea: After a night of binging start the
morning with a cup of green tea. If you are not fond of green tea and haven’t
acquired the taste yet, go for the conventional choice, a cup of lukewarm water
with juice of one lemon and honey as per taste. It is just as good.
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Breakfast:DO NOT skip your breakfast. It is
the most important meal of the day. Opt for healthier options like muesli with
milk or yoghurt, oats, or a toast but DO EAT.
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Lunch:You can totally skip your chapati/bread
and rice for a day for lunch. Have a portion of sabji(vegetables) or dal
(pulses) with curd and salad and you will be fine and your stomach very happy.
Smaller Meals but More Meals:This is a suggestion not just for a
day, but for every day. Before lunch have a portion of fruits since they are
not just healthy but will also work for your metabolism. Post lunch and before
dinner have something healthy like almonds to keep the hunger at bay.
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Replace Roz ki Chai/Coffee with a Cup
of Green Tea: I am
sure you love your cup of evening tea or coffee. But just for a day replace it
with a cup of green tea or warm water.
Dinner: Finish your day with an early dinner
of veggies for dinner with some salad and skip the bread and rice. You can also
opt for a clear
soup and some salad. If you cannot do without your dessert for a day have
some dark chocolate to satiate the sweet cravings.
If you follow these simple and not so
difficult tips you will feel way lighter and way better and the next day you
can eat your bread and rice normally. It is just a matter of one day but it
makes a lot of difference to your body.
If you have some healthy tips to feel better after a crazy day of eating junk do share it with our readers on our blog or facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ankitaranotramylittlediary).