Don’t Let Diwali Season Become the Weight Gain Reason

Diwali is a festival of lights, laughter and sharing. But it often also becomes the season of over indulgence and weight gain. So, here are some tips that we think will help you avoid weight gain.

Don’t go out Hungry

Diwali means visiting friends and family. Just make sure you don’t leave home hungry. As if that will be the case you’ll end up eating too many snacks and sweets at each house that you visit to give away gifts. So, eat small healthy meals before you leave home.

Cut Calories at Work

 Before Diwali start cutting calories at work by avoid or reducing the amount of tea and snacks. You can try and replace tea with coconut water and snacks with healthier options like carrots and fruits.

Don’t Skip too many Workouts

Before Diwali avoid missing workouts. On Diwali and the day after most gyms are closed, therefore, you’ll miss workout on these days for sure. But other days don’t miss workouts.

Avoid Alcoholic Drinks

While drinking with friends don’t over indulge. Drink in limits. If possible avoid all together.

Take Small Portions 

While eating at home or even outside, take small portions as during festive season there are usually many dishes which you are expected to taste and try.

Choose Nuts over Sweets

 While visiting people, when offered sweets, nuts and snacks, pick nuts in limited quantity, as they are healthier. This way you won’t offend anyone and will still save yourself from weight gain.

 Prepare a Healthy Dinner

If eating at home, what you have for dinner is in your hands. So, cook something light and healthy.

We wish all of you a happy and healthy Diwali!

7 Foods to Avoid When Trying to Lose Weight

If you are trying to lose a few kilos, there are only a few foods like coconut oil and eggs which are believed to help one lose. However, there are many foods that can lead to weight gain. So, be careful. Here’s a list of 7 foods that one must avoid when trying to lose weight.

 

Candy Bars

Added sugar, added oils lead to added kilos. In a small package candy bars pack a lot of calories, while remaining low in nutrients. So, CANDY BARS are a strict no no.

Sugary Drinks

Cold drinks and sodas might seem like a blessing in the summer heat. But they are a curse for your health and your waist line. So, stay away from Sugary Drinks.

White Bread

White bread made from very fine flour can increase your blood sugar levels and lead to overeating. Therefore, replace white bread with brown, or multi-grain bread.

Potato Chips

Whole potatoes are healthy and filling, but french fries and potato chips are not. These are fattening. Instead eat boiled or baked potatoes.

Cakes and Pastries

Pastries and cakes often contain large amounts of added sugar, refined flour and sometimes trans fat. These foods are high in calories but not very filling. Therefore they aren’t your friends in the weight loss journey. They are the enemies.

Beer

If you are trying to lose weight, you may want to consider cutting back on beer or skipping it altogether. Wine in small amounts seems to be fine.

Packaged Fruit Juices

Fruit juices are highly processed and loaded with sugar. They are not healthy. Eat a fruit instead.

Benefits of Working Out with Your Spouse

Gyming together as a couple can be great fun. It can also help you and your significant other strengthen your emotional bond and improve your relationship. Listed below are just some of the many benefits of working out together as a couple.

Guaranteed Quality Time

In this day and age when time is a commodity that none of us has to spare, working out with your spouse helps you kill two birds with one stone i.e. take care of your health and spend some quality time with each other. While driving or walking down to the gym in the early morning or late evenings, you can talk about yourselves, your relationship and your life. Also, while working our together, you get ample time to talk to each other, motivate one another and see each other learn and grow. This additional time together helps strengthen your bond and improves your relationship.

Healthy Competition 

Do you often feel that your relationship has gone stale or the spark is missing? Try competing with one-another concerning gym and fitness goals. This can help you bring playfulness back into the relationship. Challenge your spouse to a set of pull ups or bet over who can run more miles. These small healthy competitions at the gym can really bring the spark back in your relationship. Think up interesting rewards for the winner and we are sure your relationship will start feeling fresh and romantic again.

Increased Accountability

When you have to account for your actions to someone you become more responsible and take things more seriously. So, when you workout with your spouse or partner, you are both accountable to each other and therefore, you become less likely to skip workouts or renege on diet plans. Also, whenever you are feeling low or demotivated, your partner can push you to keep going through their actions and words. Therefore, when you workout with your spouse you are more likely to continue going to the gym and following routine.

Shared Goals Bring You Closer

When two people work together towards the same goal, they get closer. This is because you have more in common and therefore, more topics to talk about. It doesn’t mean you’ll not disagree or argue. It simply means you won’t be lacking for things to discuss, share and ponder over. Your shared health and fitness goal will also make you feel more in sync, which can bring you a lot closer as a couple.

You always have company for the Gym

Going to the gym alone can get boring and when you try to go with friends, they often have schedules so different from yours that you can’t match the time. However, when you gym with your significant other that’s not a problem. You can push each other, not to skip gym and you always have company on your way.

We think we have given you ample reasons to workout with your husband or wife. To add further weight to the argument we’ll like to say that a study in Prevention Magazine found that 94% of couples stuck to their workout plan when they did it together. Why wait, Karvachauth pledge to get healthier together.