Shedding weight in winters seems like an impossible task, after all, who does not like reclining on the couch and munching on comfort foods which ultimately results in fat accumulating all over our body.
But few people know that winters are also the best time to lose weight if little effort is plunged. Here are some effective and smart ways to lose winter weight easily.
Avoid Packaged Products:
Any packaged or processed food will only mean burdening up on excessive sodium, preservatives and sugar, thus resulting in weight gain. Winter is the time when the markets are full of fresh fruits and green vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, spinach, carrots. Stock up and plan ahead. Use a variety of seasonal veggies to make healthy foods that are prepared from scratch.
Consume Fresh Homemade Soups:
Winter brings out laziness for preparing meals at home. For quick hunger pangs, we generally end up preparing a packaged soup rather than making it fresh. Homemade soups are much healthier than readymade soups. Having a low calorie freshly prepared soup before a meal fills our stomach, which will result in consuming less calorie intake afterwards.
One of the easiest and healthiest way to shed out those extra pounds and toning body is consuming detox drinks. Homemade detox drinks are full of quality nutrients and vitamins which not only boosts our metabolism eliminates toxins but also rejuvenates the body as a whole.
Whether taking the dog out or looping around the neighbourhood, Walking is always a fun. It is not necessary to go for a walk early morning in winters when the temperatures are low and icy winds are blowing but taking a walk in your lunch breaks gossiping around with friends when the sun is shining can also do wonders. It will not only relieve stress but also helps to get that needed dose of vitamin D in winters.
Try Indoor Activities:
Freezing temperatures, chilly winds and shorter days can demotivate us to go for outdoor activities, but than also we can keep yourself fit by performing light yoga or indoor activities like Aerobics, Dancing, Skipping Rope or Jumping Jacks.
Winter is the best time when we want to keep ourselves warm by drinking hot drinks like tea and coffee. Ditch your regular Sugar and Milk tea and indulge yourself in a variety of herbal teas which are easily available in markets or can be prepared fresh at home like Ginger tea, Lemon tea or Green tea. Herbal teas not only lose weight but also cure ailments and boost our immunity.
Munch On the Nuts:
We all tend to cheat at least once a day due to food cravings. Don’t be lenient with those cravings and always have a variety of handful nuts ready and try munching them whenever you feel like craving for a snack.
Drop your blanket and follow these simple and easy tips to stay fit and healthy even in winters.
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