You don’t need to follow a calorie count and a restrictive diet plan to look your best on your wedding day. The way you look depends on the way you feel about yourself. Quitting chocolates and cheese for 2 months is not going to make you feel all good. So rather, focus on how you feel instead of cutting down on most edible things that are yummy and mouth watering!
Our best advice: Go for healthy but appetizing food!
Our diet plan for you is on similar lines. We won’t ask you to give up everything and become a saint. We would only ask you to cut corners and eat healthy food. So gear up for an easy to follow diet plan outlined below:
Start your day:
Start your day with something that not only fills you up, but also keeps you going through the day. Protein-rich food is your answer baby! This is also the time of the day when you should include whole grains in your plate.
There can be nothing better than starting your day with a bowl of oats! Be it oatmeal, oats parfait or simply a bowl of Greek yogurt with oats, almonds, cranberries and chia seeds on top, it’s one of the best choices of breakfast recommended by experts all over the world.
The easiest way to have avocado is to put it on toast and sprinkle salt and pepper on it. However, this might not appeal to everyone. So, if you’re one of them then you can also go for an avocado omelet and chilies along with lemon juice to make it a bit more tangy and spicy. Another way to include this protein rich fruit in your everyday diet is avocado and black bean quesadillas. Black beans are also a source of protein which add nutrient value to your food.
- Banana Smoothie:
Toss in some bananas, Greek yogurt, some honey and ground nutmeg in your food mixer to grab a glass of basic banana smoothie. You can also add in some berries if you want a twist in your smoothie.
Mid day lunch:
The reason we call it a mid day lunch is that you gotta have lunch by noon or latest by 1 P.M. This helps to digest food better and keeps you from putting on the unnecessary fat layers on your belly. The best meal for lunch is a simple vegetarian sandwich. I say vegetarian since any type of meat includes more carbs and fat than your good old veggies. Here are three easy to make sandwiches I recommend:
- Curd sandwich:
It’s a basic sandwich prepared by combining veggies such as tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, cabbage and basil with curd. The pro-biotics in curd can definitely help your digestive system by improving the gut activity. The veggies prove as an excellent source of fiber with zero calories and the bread makes it a wholesome meal.
- Hummus Veggie Sandwich:
Hummus is made of chickpeas which makes you remain full for a longer period of time and is also an excellent source of protein. Include veggies like cucumber and carrot to clean your bowel and bread gives you the limited the amount of carbs you need to maintain energy levels.
Nah nah..Do not open the fridge to binge eat on chocolates and cheese slices and all the unhealthy food when you get those evening hunger pangs. Instead, munch on these for a healthy evening snack:
- Apple or Papaya
This is the right time of the day to have an apple. If you’re not fond of apples you can also go for cut pieces of papaya. They not only keep you full through evening, but also contain all the necessary nutrients essential to increase immunity and keep you healthy.
- Roasted Chana
You can sprinkle chili powder and put a few drops of lemon juice to make it more tasty. Chana is the perfect snack when you’re working out. It is known to increase energy levels and reduce fatigue.
Dinner At 8!
When dieting, you should not have dinner later than 8! This is to give enough time to your digestive tract to digest dinner before you sleep. Also, dinner being the last meal of the day, should contain the least amount of calories. We recommend the following on your plate for dinner:
Making a colorful salad can be fun in the kitchen. You can play with your choice of veggies and fruits. You can also consider healthy seasoning like balsamic vinegar or simple salt and pepper. Most importantly, include lots of leafy vegetables such as lettuce, cabbage, parsley, spinach, etc. For croutons you can toss in nuts like walnuts and almonds. A few examples include, pickled cucumber salad and Caesar salad (without feta cheese).
Prefer chewing your soup. What we mean is do not crush all the veggies and make a watery soup. Instead, just boil your veggies in a good amount of water until they become soft and then season it with salt and pepper. If you’re not full in just one bowl, you can certainly go for a second one without having to worry about excessive eating.
So gals, if you wanna fit into that designer dress of yours on your wedding day then, get on with a diet. Not to mention, a cardio workout along with this diet is as much crucial to help you lose weight. With this diet plan, you can easily lose 3-4 kgs a month, if you have the required self discipline.
So get on with the challenge, all you beauties out there!