Trying To Shed Off That Fat Flab This Winter? These Dieting Tips Would Surely Help!

Posted In: Dietician-Nutritionist     2018-02-21     38

Resisting from lip-smacking delicacies during winter becomes the most difficult thing, which results in weight gain. This pleasant season brings along lots of celebration, grand treats and lack of physical activity. Why? Because winter season is also a season of weddings, parties, festivals, Christmas, and new year celebration, and elevated cravings for some hot and warming foods such as pizza, fried chicken, burger, and fries. Apart from all these, cold weather also restricts your workout routine.


Do not worry! We have some tips that will surely help you during your weight loss period. 


1.      Drink lots of water and herbal tea


When it comes to body detoxification and maintaining healthy weight water plays an essential role. It keeps you full for longer hours and prevents you from overeating in between your meals. Drink at least 8-9 glasses of water per day.


Also, herbal teas such as peppermint, chamomile, and lemongrass tea induce a calming and soothing effect that would enable good sleep as well as better digestion.


2.      Stock-up your refrigerator with fruits and vegetables


Raw fruits and vegetables are loaded with fiber, which will not only fill you up for longer hours but also give you a great punch of antioxidants and nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, potassium, copper, magnesium, and folic acid.


Stock-up your refrigerator with fruits that are rich in vitamin C including sweet lime, guava, orange, and grapefruit to stay away from cold and flu.


3.      Cut-off refined and packaged foods


Refined foods are undoubtedly tasty and relishing but they are the real culprit in failing to achieve your weight loss goals. These foods are made from refined flour including cakes, pastries, cookies, burgers, doughnuts, pizza, and bread that can result in a spike in insulin levels and speed up the process of fat build up in the body.


Whereas, packaged foods like soups, magi, sausages, gravies are loaded with preservatives and excess of sodium whose consumption can predispose you to a wide range of health issues.


4.      Eat a meal rich in protein


Make sure to eat a meal which is high in high fiber, with moderate proteins and low fats. Proteins can aid in controlling sugar cravings and help in maintaining a healthy weight. It can also potentially balance the blood sugar levels. It is also seen that foods high in protein levels have a low GI and can help in losing weight.


5.      Gorge on a soup bowl before lunch and dinner


Consuming a bowl of veggie soup before your lunch and dinner not only keep you full for longer hours but also prevent you from overeating during lunch and dinner. Doing this you can manage your weight as well as get nutrition from veggie during the day.


Prepare a fresh soup using vegetables such as beetroot, carrots, cabbage, and tomato, with some crushed ginger, garlic, black pepper, and mixed herbs.