Do you turn green with envy when you see Miss India’s hourglass figure? Here is a diet chart for you & workout regime that you could follow to attain that perfect figure.
Arushi Verma, founder, FITPASS, and celebrity nutritionist Nmami Agarwal, who is the fitness secret of Miss India World 2017 Manushi Chhillar, suggest how to have a fit body:
*Don’t skip breakfast: Skipping breakfast will increase hunger pangs by the end of the day and also slows your metabolism
*Eat regular meals & use smaller plates: Eating small regular meals helps to reduce the temptation to snack on food high in fat and sugar and also maintain your metabolism.
*Avoid sugar, especially refined sugar.
Here’s a sample menu to help you out
*Early morning: Water two to three glasses (warm with or without lemon squeezed)
*Breakfast: Plain/unflavoured yogurt with an oatmeal or wheat flakes and fresh fruits and seeds or 2 to 3 egg whites with avocado, carrot, beets and sweet potato.
*Mid-meal: Coconut water followed by fruits.
*Lunch: Quinoa/rice/chapati with a bowl of vegetables & shredded chicken/lentils.
*Evening: plain nuts(unsalted) followed by fruit or banana & fig smoothie.
*Dinner: Chicken/fish (grilled/roasted) with sautéed vegetables (broccoli/carrots/beans/mushrooms/beets).
Several models have to travel & hence, are forced to eat out. While traveling, make healthy diet choices. Order foods such as grilled chicken or fish & avoid having a creamy sauce along with it. Instead of the main course, opt for an appetizer. Always order a salad along with your meal, but choose only low-fat dressings.
*Practise yoga regularly: Yoga is a great form of exercise to maintain correct body posture & keep muscles toned. Apart from providing a slim figure, yoga is also beneficial for increasing flexibility & core strength of your body.
*Twisting: For an over-all body warm-up, core twisting is the most effective exercise to lengthen, strengthen, detox and tone your entire body. Being an effective cardio workout, core twisting also helps to eliminate pain, inflammation and internal scar tissue formation.
*Squats: A Squat exercise which should be part of everyone’s workout routine – regardless of age, gender or fitness goals. They’re not just for your legs; they benefit the whole body in a multitude of ways. Apart from toning & maintaining thigh & bottom muscles, squats also help in increasing entire body strength & muscle, improving circulation, getting rid of cellulite etc.
*Run or just dance: The best way to de-stress your body is to go for a run or just start dancing to your favourite tunes.