Monday,23 October, 2017
Current issue | Issue 1147, 9 - 15 May 2013
Monday,23 October, 2017
Issue 1147, 9 - 15 May 2013

Ahram Weekly

The summer of your life

Let’s talk about better living! Our new interactive family corner aims to expand our lifestyle horizons with practical little pearls of wisdom from the editor and input from our readers.


amoneim@ahram.org.eg

Summer is the most suitable season for sweet and easy weight loss. Sure, it won’t be an overnight miracle. It’s a serious process, and your first goal is to accept this, instead of imagining. If you want to become fit and radiant over the summer, stick to these experts’ natural, enjoyable and easy ways to lose weight.

Sweet wake-up ritual:

• Integrate these principles into your daily routine, while appreciating and accepting their hedonistic side.

• Start your day, after a seven-hour healthy deep sleep, with a cup of green tea, or a glass of unsweetened grapefruit juice. Lemon and lime will do as well.

• Enjoy every sip and learn to love the bare tastes of these magical potions which flush toxins out from your body.

 

Magic happens in the morning:

• Right after the above mini ritual, it is essential to go out for a fast one-hour walk, if jogging is too exhausting for you.

• You’ll only lose weight if you work out with a completely empty stomach, with no fuel to burn but your stored fat.

• Put off breakfast as a reward an hour after your jogging or walking session.

• You can also invest in an indoor cardio machine. Cardio workout is essential for burning your fatty deposits because it significantly increases metabolic rate.

• Remember, it’s not an unbearable activity that you’re after, but a pleasant brisk 45-minute or an hour’s walk, ideal for meditating, and visualising a hot, fit you. Within a couple of months, this will become your reality.

 

Yummy and smart summer dieting:

• Turn these easy ways to lose weight into your way of life, rather than just this summer’s diet, and enjoy a small piece of cake or a candy bar on a daily basis.

• The point is to get used to optimal food quantities — the size of your fist per meal. It may now seem tiny, but this only proves that you’re accustomed to downright wrong portioning. Decreasing your food quantities means respecting nature.

• During the hot months, there’s nothing more refreshing and delicious than blending fresh smoothies with proven fat and cellulite busters like pineapple, cinnamon, ginger, apples, leeks and grapefruit.

• You can also use other seasonal fruits like apricots, figs, cherries, grapes and bananas. Although they are rich in fruit sugars, they are a great energy source and won’t pose a problem if you stick to no more than a large glass at once.

• There’s absolutely no need to add any sugar if the fruit is ripe. If it isn’t, a teaspoon of honey or brown sugar will not interfere with your slimming quest.

• Ice-cream, the greatest comfort food, is in fact low-calorie, even if it’s made with full milk and real sugar. The point is to slowly enjoy each mouthful instead of shovelling the entire container in moments of insecurity, doubt, fear and any other negative emotion we all experience.

• Keep your mind busy with checking out the Internet or cookbooks for amazing light and easy to prepare Mediterranean and exotic salads which combine proteins like fish, seafood and poultry with yummy vegetables, marinades, aromatic healthy oils, balsamic vinegar and spices.

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