You can follow some tips and tricks to stay healthy and avoid unwanted pounds from creeping up on you. Most of these suggestions involve improving your lifestyle, keeping a regular routine, exercising and following some basic diet rules. Also, your determination to stay fit and healthy will go a long way in making your efforts successful.

1. Break your day in a royal way, have a healthy breakfast 

In this fast-paced life, if, you are always short of time, snoozing the alarm and waking up late, just pour a cup of milk over two tablespoons of your favourite cereal, sprinkle some nuts or fruits and get yourself nourished. Let’s take five minutes off to relax and prepare for the day with a bowl of cereal, milk and fruit and ensure a positive start of the day.

2. To stay slim, staying in hunger is an invitation to danger

Control Portion and avoid skipping meals
The first thing that your body does when it has access to food post long gap is to store all the calories in the form of fat and spend the least for various functions of the body as well as for other activities. Small frequent meals will really help improve metabolism.

3. Build muscles by protein

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Your diet also plays a role in building muscle mass. Protein is the king of muscle food. The body breaks it down into amino acids, which it uses to build muscle, get the daily source by adding low-fat dairy products, eggs, fish, lean meat, nuts or whey supplements.

4. Limiting the starch and simple sugars 

Avoid Simple Sugars

Carbohydrate (Sugars and Starches) forms a greater proportion of our diet and hence there is a manifestation of carbohydrate toxicity which in turn is leading us on the road to impaired insulin levels, weight gain, hormonal imbalance and cardiovascular diseases. 

Try a variety of complex carbohydrates such as Sorghum (Jowar), Pearl Millet (Bajra), Ragi or Red Millet (Nachni), Corn or Maize, Quinoa, Oats, Barley, broken wheat and brown rice. 

5. Get wet through sweat 

Exercising regularly is one of the healthiest things you can do for yourself. Walking, doing household chores, climbing the stairs, playing a sport or dancing the night away are all good examples of being active. You don’t have to spend long, boring hours in a gym to reap these benefits. Whatever your age, health limitations or fitness levels, you can develop an exercise program that’s fun and rewarding and fits well within your life parameters.