The pounds are creeping in and rigid diets aren't working. As weight loss becomes difficult, some foods also leave you feeling gassy, bloated and lethargic. It's time to set things with nutritious, high-energy foods that not only trigger weight loss but leave you feeling refreshed and energised. 

Follow this food timetable and you are good to go!

The early morning energizer 

Recharge your body metabolism with a glass of water right after you wake up. For complete detoxification, add a spoonful of honey and lime in the water. You could also try some green tea or herbal tea which is high in antioxidants. Drinking fluids in the morning will hydrate your body, prevent fatigue and keep you going strong for the rest of the day. 

The breakfast kick-start 

Eating small and frequent meals ensures a steady supply of calories without causing sugar spikes and weight gain. For breakfast, a combination of protein and high fiber works wonders. Protein gives satiety and prevents that formidable early morning energy crash. Try poached or boiled eggs along with whole grain toast or oats as good breakfast options.       

The mid-morning break 

Around mid-morning, snack on some fruits or nuts. Nuts are a rich source of magnesium which gives you energy. Fruits have natural sugars that leave you feeling peppy and alert for a longer time. Stay away from coffee, tea, or fatty foods which can cause an energy slump and a sluggish metabolism.      

The low calorie, light lunch

Keep your lunch light. Stick to a fish sandwich, a wholesome soup, or whole grain pasta along with an apple. You will remain active the rest of the day and feel alerted.   

The post-sunset meals 

An evening snack of yoghurt milk/fruit juice or trail mix improves your intake of fatty acids. Post sunset, stick to steamed veggies and a side dish of fish.        

So who said you're old? Get your food timetable in place today and watch your body lighten up to a younger you!