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Watch what you are eating at work to keep that extra weight OFF

Published Date: Monday, 2nd May 2016 | Updated Date: Saturday, 15th April 2017
Watch what you are eating at work to keep that extra weight OFF

Detoxification is essential for the removal of harmful toxins from your body. It also aids weight loss, gives you energy and clears up your skin in the bargain.

Drink up on juices

Drink at least 4 glasses of warm water in the morning and about 4 to 6 glasses during the rest of the day totaling up to 8-10 glasses per day. Also, drink at least one glass of vegetable juice daily. This could be made from different combination of vegetables for such as follows:

Option 1: Spinach+ tomato+ carrot

Option 2: Cucumber+ tomato+ onion

Option 3: Tomato+ beetroot+ carrot

Option 4: Coriander leaves+ tomato

Option 5: Orange+ tomato+ carrot

Why eat calcium-rich food

Eat at least two calcium rich foods every day – namely curd and whole beans (like rajhma, chana), leafy vegetables, tofu, soybean, almonds, sesame seeds etc. These foods keep our bones strong while helping in detoxifying the body.

Lime – your detox friend

Keep some lemons handy and squeeze them into your drinking water through the day. Use them generously as a salad dressing or on your dals. These have an alkalizing effect on the body and assist the body in eliminating toxins, which helps you lose weight.

Munch on almonds

Always keep a few soaked almonds in the fridge. They form an excellent in between snack food. You can also use them in salads instead of croutons. Almonds apart from being alkalizing are rich in protein, essential oils, calcium, and magnesium. They will help you lose weight thee natural way.

A sprinkle of sprouts

Include sprouts in your daily meals. You can have anything from wheat, jowar, soybeans, moong, beans, chana, black beans etc. Sprouts are the best foods that you can eat to stay fit, slim, and healthy. They have `life force’ within them, which gets transferred into you. They are energizing and alkalizing, packed with enzymes.  The protein in the sprouted grain gets predigested into easily assimilated amino acids and their nutrient density shoots up. So, lose weights through sprouts.

Don’t skip meals

Don’t expect to lose weight by skipping meals. That’s is just not the right way. Your body thinks it’s being starved, so it slows your metabolism and stores nutrients and fats, it would normally burn. The best is to eat small portion of three to four nutritious meals and two snacks a day for an efficient metabolism.

Why manage stress

Balancing obligations to your employer and your family can be challenging. Protect your mental and physical health by engaging in activities that help you manage your stress at work and at home. Such activities can vary from yoga, meditation to dancing and walking. Stress has a bearing on weight loss if not managed properly.

Work out for weight loss

Exercise is a must for weight loss. Cardiovascular exercise and more importantly resistance exercise (weight lifting) is essential for good long-term health. Muscles will increase your metabolism making it possible to lose fat, and resistance exercise has amazing benefits for your heart and other organs.

These eating guidelines will help you to maximize your performance all day. Use them to your advantage to focus your thoughts to concentrate better, to work smarter and longer durations, to avoid fatigue, to either delay sleeping time or even to relax at the end of an action packed day.

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