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Festivities are incomplete without tasty treats. But unfortunately, most of the delicacies can be full of calories and fat, which can make you gain a few pounds and put a strain on your digestive health. However, keeping yourself hungry or going on a full diet mode is not the solution to your sustainable weight loss goals.
If you want to lose those extra kilos that you gained during the parties and rejuvenate your gut faster, you have to eat and drink right!
Consuming one gram of protein for every kilogram of your body can help in weight loss and aid muscle growth. Eating a high-protein diet can keep you fuller for longer, boost metabolism, and cut down your hunger pangs. Lean meat, seafood, nuts, tofu, legumes, eggs, dairy, fish are all rich sources of proteins that you energized without contributing much to calorie gain. For best results, distribute proteins evenly throughout the day.
One way to get rid of belly fat and digestive-related issues is to incorporate fiber-rich foods into your diet. Fiber encourages the growth of good bacteria living in your lower gut, which help take care of processed like assimilating nutrients and processing waste. Consuming more fiber can help accelerate fat metabolism and thus decrease fat storage in the body, essential for weight loss. Add foods high in fiber content such as beans, broccoli, berries, avocados, whole grains, dried fruits, nuts, sweet potato, bananas in your diet for rapid weight loss.
Eating too much fried or processed foods can take a toll on your gut health. Thus, detox your body by taking more liquid diets in the form of soups to replenish your digestive system and cut down calories. Thick liquids like soup tend to remain in the stomach for long and thus help to reduce unhealthy cravings. Do not limit your whole diet to just soups, instead swap one of your meals, preferably dinner with liquid meals. Also, make sure to eat soup slowly and put the spoon down between slurps as slower eating leaves you more satisfied.
Sipping herbal tea and concoctions is one of the best ways to increase metabolism, detoxify your system, and aid fat burning. Loaded with rich antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, herbal drinks reduce your appetite and prevent the body from making new fat cells. Green tea, oolong tea, hibiscus tea, chamomile tea, and peppermint tea are great for weight loss. You can also make a herbal drink for weight loss using common kitchen ingredients like ajwain (carom seeds), lemon, and ginger.
Mix 1 teaspoon of ajwain with finely chopped ginger to hot water, let it simmer for a while, then add a few drops of lemon juice to create the best herbal concoction for cutting fat.
Sufficient water intake helps flush out toxins from the body, suppress hunger, and burn more calories. Drink a glass of warm water after waking up and 30 minutes before having meals to curb appetite and boost metabolism.