For us desis, every year ends with a big bang and unfortunately, a bigger waist size. After all, the Diwali-party snacking and boozing, the celebratory Christmas indulgences, and winter food cravings, our unhealthy body screams for lifestyle changes to get that summer bod.
The jackets and sweaters shall come off and the reality and those extra bulges here and there will come to light when summer finally arrives
Yes, it’s that time of the year when we’re filled with regret of letting the festive season distract us from our fitness routine. But sis, we’re all in this together. So, here’s three lifestyle changes that can get you your summer body:
1. Start by making changes in your diet
No fad diets, please. You don’t want to lose weight immediately and gain it back mid-summer, right? Just a few changes in your diet can take you a long way and help you shed the extra weight and keep it off permanently.
Celebrity fitness expert and wellness coach, Grandmaster Akshar suggests the following diet changes for a fitter you in the summer:
2. Get back to your workouts
Ladies, gala time is over and since summer is also the time to shed laziness, you can make the most of it and shed that extra weight too.
Start with mild exercise such as walking and stretching for 30-45 minutes at least 5 times a week and increase the duration and intensity of your workouts gradually.
Akshar suggests using the powerful yoga practice of Surya namaskar and pranayama for the win. But you can even go for a high-intensity interval training that gets your heart rate up and makes you burn calories faster. In fact, dance/skipping whatever interests you can also be a great form of physical activity that can help you lose weight.
3. Sleep tight, ladies
If the party season ruined your sleep cycle and you still can’t seem to sleep on time, try waking up early regardless of whatever time you sleep at night. The next day, you will end up sleeping on time automatically because you’ll be so tired. Also, make sure that you get around 7-9 hours of good quality sleep.
The timely and adequate sleeping can further help your weight-loss agenda because several studies have proven quality sleep to aid weight-loss by reducing stress, speeding up the metabolism, and enabling proper damage recovery of your body.
Lastly, trust the power of a healthy lifestyle over fad diets/workouts. They’re going to take you a long way.