Must Try Belly Blasting Workouts

Introduction:

Belly Blasting workouts are the way to go for mothers who want to tone down their belly bulge.

Bulging belly is the cause of concern for many mothers. Post pregnancy and delivery, it is difficult to bring back the toned abs like the pre-delivery times. There are many reasons for bulging belly, the most important reason can be diastasis recti in which large abdominal muscles separate. It can be treated with some exercises. Apart from Diastasis recti, there can be weight gain, increase in fat percentage and loose muscles around the belly which are tough to tone.

Bulging belly is the cause of concern for many mothers. Post pregnancy and delivery, it is difficult to bring back the toned abs like the pre-delivery times. There are many reasons for bulging belly, the most important reason can be diastasis recti in which large abdominal muscles separate. It can be treated with some exercises. Apart from Diastasis recti, there can be weight gain, increase in fat percentage and loose muscles around the belly which are tough to tone.

Here are some ultimate belly blasting workout videos and links that you can try. Let us know your experience of the same.

Six Week Six Pack:

My absolute favourite is Jillian Michaels as I have mentioned in most of the blog posts. Her Six Week Six Pack program is the answer to all bulging bellies across the world. I personally have experienced her program and got results. I find this is the most comprehensive program for ab work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syoHt4O_88Q

Where to find it? You can get her app Jillian Michaels on Android and iOS.

Belly Blasting Power Walk

If you are not into hard core workouts, no worries, you can walk your way into fabulous abs with Leslie Sansone. Leslie Sansone has Belly Blasting Walk for 2 miles. Walk and get that belly blasted.

Floor Session For Abs

Leslie also has Floor Session for ABS! Check It out here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOVHXpAaCk8

Belly Bloat Blaster Workouts

Sometimes, belly is just bloated but we feel that it is too big for comfort. Hormones play a vital role too. If you are PMSng, belly bulge happens, it is natural. In my list of good workouts which give results, there are Cassey Ho’s Blogilates. Here is her Belly Bloat Blaster Workout.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tx3bC9sKXtg

The Eight Minutes At Home Abs Workout

Bowflex has this wonderful 8 Mins ab trainer which you can give a try when you do not have time. It is an amazing ab workout.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXxsfMyz7So

10 Minutes Standing Ab Workout – Heather Robertson.

If you are thinking that Ab workouts are essentially floor workouts? Heather Robertson has Standing Ab Workouts. Check here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qia2ZXEzyLw

Flaunting abs is more than what we think. It is about the efforts that go in the gym/home and in the kitchen. It is important to stay consistent in your workouts and start eating clean for those washboard abs.

In case you have missed our clean eating article, here it is

Clean Eating Hacks You Don’t Know

Introduction

Clean eating is a science of living and more specifically eating which leads to a healthy physical, mental,emotional, psychological and ecological well being.It is very rightly said that “ We are, what we eat”!Human mind succumbs to pressure. There are various kinds of human beings. Some eat more when they are stressed and some keep away from food when they are depressed or anxious. Clean eating is a way of mindful eating where we know what can be consumed, how much can be consumed, when can it be consumed and why should we eat so. It is an easy method to prevent many food related diseases, obesity, heart related diseases and much more.

clean eating

Clean Eating Principles

The basic principles of clean eating are as follows. Following most of them with 100 percent dedication can work wonders in your health related journey.

  1. Real foods. What? I thought food can never be imaginary! Yes, real food meaning whole foods like cereals, pulses, vegetables, fruits, milk and not taking comfort in opening a pack of readily available chips. This can be achieved through a perfect meal-planner sheet.Avoid processed and refined foods.
  2. Well balanced diet against crash dieting : The importance of which can’t be emphasized more. A nutritious diet can take you places in the long run. Remember it is a marathon and not a sprint.
  3. Check up for your sugar intake: Sugar only adds to the empty calories. It has no great nutritional profile. Keep away from this temptation.Watch out for labels when it comes to cold drinks, and the alcoholic beverages.
  4. Drinking enough water: It is very natural to avoid water especially when seated in chilled Air conditioned room or at the comfort couch. But keep a reminder to drink a glass of water before you pick up a snack or any food to eat.
  5. Portion control: This ability to portion your food comes with the practice of mindful eating.

Remember Clean eating is not only about food but your thoughts,feelings and emotions. Happy clean eating, then!
If you have missed on our weight loss series, here it is:

Top 3 Weight Loss Smoothies You Should Try

Introduction:

Weight loss occurs when calories which we consume are less than the calories which we expend.
In short,weight loss= calories in < calories out This is simplified equation. But practically losing weight is a daunting task. what can be done to ease this process? We can try different types of food and check out from our experience whether it aids the process or goes against it. What helps is that we can try many different types of food groups and check whether they are supporting the weight loss process. Lately, Smoothies are on the block, especially weight loss smoothies. So, let us look at what these weight loss smoothies are and how they help get more nutrients and fibre.

Weight Loss Smoothie Nutrition:

It is said that these smoothies are quite nutrient dense and including them in your diet may help curbing the hunger hence promoting weight loss. But it is easier said than done.

When to have weight loss smoothies?

Breakfast is the best time to load up the nutrients in your system so that the body gets enough time to process it. It is not recommended to have smoothies post lunch.

Here are some good smoothie combinations:

Apple, Banana Almond Smoothie:

Here fruits are included with nuts and you can use your favourite nut milk or skimmed milk for blending. You can also skip milk if you wish.

  • Apples are good for weight loss. Low calories with low sodium and fat apple is the best fruit to be added to your breakfast smoothie. It is loaded with vitamins, minerals and ample amounts of fibre.
  • Bananas are rich in potassium has resistant starch with fibre, aiding weight loss
  • Almonds are all the rage nowadays. Rich in omega 3 fatty acids almonds maintain and lower our Body Mass Index.

Carrot Ginger Turmeric Smoothie:

  • Loaded with Beta Carotene carrots are good for your skin and eyes.
  • Ginger is known for its anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Turmeric shoot is antiseptic in nature, and also helps to curb common infections boosting immunity.
  • You can add a little bit of yogurt to give a touch of smoothie here.

Oats Banana Smoothie with Cinnamon

  • Oats have low fat and low carbohydrate nutritional profile which is perfect for weight loss
  • Banana as stated above helps digestion with ample amount of fibre and is loaded with potassium
  • Cinnamon can be used for flavouring and is known for immunity boosting properties.

While choosing smoothies it is important to consider the nutritional profile of the ingredients that you are putting in. Using more than 2 fruits at a time is not recommended for weight loss due to the sugar content. All types of greens are not compatible with all fruits, so we need to be careful about choosing our greens for making smoothies.

How To Have Sustainable Workout Routine For WeightLoss

Introduction:

Fitness freak that adhere to the rule of sustainable workouts have increased chances of successful results. We all have workout plans. Workout freaks always wish to stick to the workout plans. But what stops us from achieving success? It is very important to understand “Why does one fail to workout daily, twice a week, or as planned by him/her?

If your workout is boring or too much for your body to withhold, chances are that your body will refuse to pick up the same activity again. Please note that while deciding on a sustainable workout routine it is equally important to understand your likes and dislikes. It is also seen that results are better when a person sticks to a physical activity which he likes. The results are even better when he trysts with the activity he loves.

Sustainable Workout

Tips for Sustainable Workout Routine:

Few steps to understand what workout routine suits you the best are as follows:

  1. Understand yourself and your daily routine well and then take up and activity.
    • For e.g.:- Alex has a sedentary job for 12 hours. It would be advisable for him to take up walking as a workout activity and add few anaerobic exercises to that.
    • If your job is to keep on toes for most of the day, you may want some deep breathing exercises, some fun Zumba or some more of stretches.
  2. Turn on your favorite music channels or TV serials while you are doing some treadmill or repetitive exercises. Workout is indeed a mind game.
  3. What interest you the most? Are you a walk person or you love the endorphins when you are at HIIT?
  4. Start gradually. Don’t fire up the very first day, even if you feel like. That one set can be saved for the next day.
  5. Re-evaluate your workout routine frequently.

Remember, don’t always side by motivation. Sometimes you will be motivated and at other times you may not. Befriend discipline. It helps in the long run. Have a sustainable workout ahead!

Quick Workouts Available:

Here are some of the workouts which you can try at home:

10 mins workout for weight-loss

 

Must Eat Foods To Boost Immunity

Consuming immunity boosting food is the need of the day.

Hope you are doing good. As we take a look at the numbers of patients with COVID19, it feels that we should protect ourselves by staying at home and also eating food which is immunity boosting.

What is immunity?

Immunity is nothing but an ability of an organism to resist a particular infection. Boosted immunity can help in protecting anybody from the infections. As of now, we all are battling the spread of COVID19. The lockdown has also posed some restrictions on the food that we have. So, here is a simple list of foods which you can try while in lockdown.

Immunity Boosting

  • Citrus Fruits
    • Known for increasing the production of White Blood Cells, Citrus fruits are available widely across the market. They are native to some countries and some places. You can stock them for a couple of weeks.
      • Orange
      • Lemon
      • Lime
      • Grapefruit
  • Red Bell Peppers
    • Keep up your dose of Vitamin C along with Beta Carotene, by including Red bell peppers in your diet. Apart from boosting immunity, it keeps the skin and eyes healthy.
  • Broccoli
    • Loaded with many vitamins and minerals, broccoli has vitamins C, Vitamin A and E. It is rich with Antioxidants and fiber. But it is important not to overcook broccoli.
  • Garlic
    • Used in many food preparations across the world, Garlic is known for its immunity boosting properties. Some sulfur containing compounds bring all the goodness to Garlic in terms of immunity.
  • Ginger
    • A sure shot medicine for sore throat, ginger is known for its anti inflammatory property. It also helps to lower the chronic pain and reduces cholesterol.

So far, we have been able to stay indoors to prevent the spread of infection. Usage of the above immunity boosting food is harmless. It in fact, has innumerable benefits. Are you going to try these 5 foods to boost your immunity?