If you are spending too much time at the gym, you need to ensure that you make those minutes count. The steady state cardio workouts could just be a waste of time. Follow this fitness plan to get the best out of your workout.

Early morning
Take time to relax and meditate in the morning for a few minutes. If you can get up a little early in the morning, do a few rounds of surya namaskar or sun salutation.

Breakfast: Swap your heavy parathas for a bowl of oatmeal and you will be happy to see your weighing scale. What’s more, you will feel fuller and more satiated. If you are bored of the regular bowl of oatmeal, try these yummy oats recipes.

Lunch: Broth soups can be your best friend when trying to lose weight. They fill you up and are low in calories. Try this lemon coriander soup. You can also stock up on some rajma or red kidney beans for a low calorie, hearty meal. You will love this Punjabi Rajma.

Evening snack: Keep some hummus in your tiffin box or the fridge and you will never have to opt for an unhealthy snack again. Just smear the protein-packed condiment on your sandwich or toast. Do not go for a readymade one, make your own hummus at home.

Dinner: Lean meat is an excellent source of protein that can help build muscle and keep you full. Try this yummy lemon oragano chicken. Do not go for processed meats as it is not good for your waistline or your health.

At home: When you are home, try skipping with jump ropes. You will get the afterburn and the belly fat blasting benefits in a short amount of time. Also, opt for something which you can perform quickly without a lot of planning. This home workout can be easy to incorporate into your morning routine.

At the gym: Ditch the steady state cardio and add cardio intervals.Cardio interval training will help your muscle burn fuel, help you perform better and fire up your metabolism. Also, try weight training to lose those kilos. Do not worry about weight training bulking you up. In fact, a pair of dumbbells or kettlebells can help you slim down faster. If you are a beginner, try this basic kettlebell workout.

Yoga: All yoga styles work to tone and lengthen your muscles but if you want to lose weight quickly you need a cardio-driven yoga practice that will challenge your entire body. Vinyasa flow can do the trick for you, helping you reach your weight loss goals faster.

Sleep well tip
After a stressful day, it can be difficult to get a good night’s rest. Only add a few drops of lavender or tea tree essential oils on your sheaths and pillows to calm your body and mind.