The ways to be fit by diet and nutrtion is below.
1. Drink Water
Start your day with a glass or two of plain water.Drinking water first thing in the morning helps jump start your metabolism and helps remove toxins from your body. Also,water has no calories,so drink it instead of soft drinks and alcohol. Drinking plain water also helps in controlling hunger and prevents you from eating unnecessary calories. Switch to water or green tea and feel the difference within a day.
2.Be healthy inside
Participate in a minimum of 150 minutes of cardio per week for good heart health. Choose aerobic exercises you enjoy, such as walking, riding your bike, taking a class at the health club or playing tennis with a friend. Break up your cardio workouts however you need to fit your schedule. Exercise for 10 minutes three times per day or 30 minutes once each day as needed.
Perform strength-training exercises two to three times per week for 20 minutes per session. Include exercises that work your upper and lower body muscles, as well as those in your core. Use dumbbells or kettlebells while doing biceps curls, triceps kickbacks, and shoulder and chest presses. Work your core muscles by performing seated trunk rotations with a medicine ball. Tone your legs and glutes with squats, lunges and leg lifts.
2. Walk After Your Meals
If you are not cut out for running or exercising then we might have something simpler for you. Try taking a ten-minute walk after your every meal. This can help you burn a few calories quickly and aid in digestion.
Did you know: that 5-minute walk taken shortly after each meal can improve daily blood sugar levels to a greater extent than a single 45-minute walk in the morning.Researchers say that a post-meal stroll helps clear glucose from the bloodstream in part because more of it is taken up by the muscles. Next time post your meal skip the couch and go for a short walk.
Yes, you read it right: RUN. Running helps you burn calories, reduce stress and suppress appetite hormones. If you are used to walking then add a little bit of jogging in intervals. Running/jogging helps you burn more calories & tone up faster than walking in the same amount of time! But it doesn’t end here. Research confirms that exercises like running result in “after burn” which means that one continues to burn more calories for as long as two hours after you have stopped running.
7. Do Push-ups/Squats
By far one of the most effective exercises to burn calories. If you don’t have enough time, patience or equipment, just get on the floor with simple push-ups and squats. Push-ups and squats require only 15 minutes of your time and the results will make it look like you have been spending some serious time sweating in the gym. Both are fantastic exercises to burn fat, tone arms and legs in no time.
Take minimum20 minutes of your life daily to become fit.
Minutes 0-4: Moderate pace to warm up
Minute 4-5: Jog
Minute 5-6: Run (your quickest pace)
Minute 6-7: Jog
Minute 7-8: Walk
Minute 8-9: Jog
Minute 9-10: Run (your quickest pace)
Minutes 10-12: Walk or Jog
Minute 12-13: Run (your quickest pace)
Minutes 13-15: Walk or Jog
Minute 15-16: Run (your quickest pace)
Minutes 16-17: Walk or Jog
Minute 17-18: Final Run!
Minutes 18-20: Recovery walk
Exercise with a friend. Find a friend who also wants to be active during the week and exercise with them. You can also ask members of your family (siblings, cousins, even parents) if they’d like to exercise with you. It’ll be easier to stay motivated to be fit if you have a friend or family member to exercise with and who can provide moral support.
Having a friend to support you will make you more likely to stick with your exercise regime.
Food rules for a flatter stomach:
1. Eat a breakfast high in protein.
Start your day with a breakfast high in protein to get your metabolism moving and to feel satiated and energized until lunch.
Blend yourself a smoothie with greens, almond butter and some fruit, or make an egg white scramble with veggies.
2. Don’t deprive yourself, but make healthy substitutions.
Make a few substitutions to reduce fat and calories without losing flavor. Choose Greek yogurt in place of sour cream, honey or maple syrup in place of white sugar, and finish your meal with berries rather than cake or ice cream.
3. Use fresh herbs.
Fresh herbs like parsley, cilantro, basil and mint will add flavor to a dish without many calories, which will curb the desire to add sodium through salt (which contributes to bloating), and will cut down on calories since you’ll use less oils and butter.
4. Eat plenty of complex carbs.
Rather than eating refined simple carbs like pasta, cereal, bread and white rice, choose complex carbohydrates like oatmeal, whole grain pasta or bread.
5. Definitely eat fat.
Consuming healthy fats actually helps you blast belly fat. Make your own salad dressing by using extra-virgin olive oil and your favorite vinegar or citrus juice. Add sliced avocado to your sandwich and skip the cheese. Although these are all small changes, by consistently choosing healthier alternatives every day, you can accomplish your goals without feeling deprived or dissatisfied.
3. Eat More Fiber
High-fiber foods are good for your health and weight loss. Fiber-rich foods might help boost weight loss by helping you to feel fuller after you eat. But most of us eat only about half as much fiber as we should. High-fiber foods generally require more chewing time, which gives your body time to register when you’re no longer hungry, so you’re less likely to overeat. And high-fiber diets also tend to be less “energy dense”, which means they have fewer calories for the same volume of food. So the best way to add more fiber to your diet is by starting your day with a fiber-packed breakfast in the form of oats, whole wheat flakes & muesli. You can also include fruit with every meal, and start your meal with a bowl of fresh, seasonal salad.
4. Eat at Home
In urban Indian with new restaurants opening every day a person is eating out an average of 4 meals a week outside his/her home. For some really busy professionals, this number is as high as an average of one meal a day. Although restaurants are offering more nutritious food options these days, the choices are often limited. Most foods that are served in restaurants contain high amounts of fat and calories, and they can be detrimental to your health if they are consumed on a regular basis. Besides its different to completely control what goes into preparing your food in a restaurant. If you eat at home, you have more control over how the food is prepared. Eating at home is one of the best ways to promote a healthy lifestyle and lose weight. Try limiting your food outings per week and feel the difference.
5. Eat less Salt
Go easy on the salty snacks, like namkeen, chips, high sodium pickles, pretzels and processed foods that are high in sodium. Extra salt is added as a preservative in such foods. Salt contains sodium and high sodium foods cause water retention in the body, which can make you look bloated. Besides, salt is so addictive that you can’t be satisfied