You have just over 30 days to go for the year to end and you are going very steady with your weightloss routine. Don’t give up during the festive season. In fact, work harder so you can cheat on one or two days.

When you go for a walk in the morning, don’t take a stroll. It is not going to help you lose weight. You need to brisk walk to set the pace and increase your heart rate. Here are a few things you should remember while walking to lose weight.

Breakfast – Idlis are a rich source of fibre and carbohydrates and hence even 2-3 idlis are good to fill you up. They are low in calories if had with only chutney. Sambar is usually high in calories so avoid it. Try these masala vegetable idlis if you want a change from the traditional idlis.

Lunch – If you have some leftover dal and rice left, try this new recipe of egg and paneer khichdi for lunch today. It’s an interesting dish and you can add vegetables to it if you wish to. Being rich in protein and carbohydrates, it’s a filling option.

Snacks – Even though the lunch was filling, you might crave for something to munch on in the evening. For such small hunger pangs, keep some healthy snacks with you. You can make multigrain crackers from scratch and keep them in an airtight container for regular munching.

Dinner – Brown rice is like a workout for your digestive system. It takes quite some effort to digest and hence you can have it twice or thrice a week during lunch or dinner. Use it to make this oil-free brown rice risotto tonight that’s very healthy for your heart.


At home – Since you have already gone for brisk walk in the morning and are used to practicing yoga once a day, you can take rest from home exercises today. You can spend that extra time completing household chores or enjoy a steam or sauna at the gym.

Yoga – Improve your digestion with Uttanasana or the intense forward bending pose. It helps stretch the muscles of the abdomen and works on your hamstrings too. Practice it for 10 minutes at least.

At the gym – You have worked on your abs and upper body during the past one week, now concentrate on the lower body. You can try leg raises or leg curls or try one of these gym exercises for toning thighs.

Sleep well tip – For sleeping well at night, you can try some yoga poses that help beat insomnia. Yoga relaxes both your mind and body and hence will help you sleep the moment you hit the sack.

Fitness plan day 331

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Disclaimer: If you follow a fitness plan already, consult your nutritionist before switching to this one. If you are allergic to any of the foods/ingredients mentioned, please do not consume it. Do not follow this plan without consulting your doctor if you suffer from a health condition — hypertension, hypotension, diabetes, etc. or are pregnant.

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