Women juggling between home and office, often find little time to take care of their health. In the busy mornings, they often skip breakfast, and later compensate it with a heavy lunch, indulge in sugary snacks in between and have a heavy dinner to feel better. In other words, she takes very little care of her health. All such bad habits and practices start showing its effects on her health, as a result she starts gaining weight.
If a lady starts taking care of her diet and exercise regularly, she will not gain weight and have a fit life. Here are some easy diet tips and food habits for busy women who find very little time for themselves.
Here Are 6 Best Diet Tips For Working Women:
Start The Day With a Healthy Breakfast
No matter how busy you are, never skip breakfast. Skipping breakfast does not help in losing weight, but forces the body to store fat from the next meal. Not just this, skipping breakfast means the body goes hungry and to compensate the deficit the body starts storing up fat. Having a healthy breakfast takes care of her metabolism which helps in preventing unwanted weight gain. It keeps her energetic throughout the day.
The breakfast should be a combination of proteins and good carbohydrates which keeps her energetic throughout the day. Have a fruit, whole wheat pancakes or oatmeal porridge and also multi-grain sandwich. Women don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen to prepare the breakfast as it can be prepared in a short time. A cup of milk will fulfill her calcium requirements of the day.
Have Plenty Of Salads
Women should include plenty of salads in their diet. These are easy to prepare, less in calories, easy to carry and loaded with good nutrients. Some easy salad options include mixed salad without any dressing and which is full of green leafy vegetables. Those who are fond of seafood can have prawn cocktail without any calorie rich seafood dressing. Smoked salmon without any dressing is also a good option. A bowl of boiled vegetables with a dash of olive oil can be carried to office and eaten whenever hungry. Another good option is roasted and grilled vegetables (cabbage, broccoli, potatoes, eggplants) with a few drops of lemon juice for enhanced taste. No elaborate preparation time and no calories. Salads are filling, nutritious and can be had any time of the day.
Snacks At Leisure Time
Its natural to feel hungry and this is the time we love to have snacks like pizzas, colas, burgers and pastries. A lady needs to select a healthy snack which will reduce her hunger pangs and will keep her sugar level stable too. Fried snacks and sugary delights do not have any good nutrients and fill the body with unwanted calories. Women who spend a lot of time outdoors need to carry low calorie snacks so that there is no need to purchase unhealthy snacks. Healthy wheat biscuits, boiled yams, boiled sprouts, low fat yogurt, fruits, oatcakes, lean meat and even whole meal pitta are great options and can be carried.
Women should never skip dinner in fear of gaining weight. Dinner needs to be a balanced meal of raw salads, lentils, whole grain cereals, fresh fruits and soup. This does not take much time to prepare. Sugar cookies, cakes, pastries should be ideally avoided at night, no matter how much the craving is. Any type of dessert is not good for dinner since metabolism is at the lowest during night.
Tasty Delights In Little Portions
Spending a lot of time at office or outdoors causes stress and anxiety! Delicious treats are known to boost moods and helps to keep away depression. However, its important to keep in mind the calories intake. Women can indulge in small portions of delicious treats to keep excessive cravings away. One chocolate digestive biscuit can be carried whenever she travels – this is all of 90 calories and can be consumed in 2-3 days. One small slice of sponge cake can also be had to satiate all sugar cravings.
Plenty Of Water
Its important to drink plenty of water throughout the day, especially for women who travel a lot. Water is essential for all our vital organs to function properly. It keeps our tissues and muscles hydrated that is essential for weight loss. Drinking ten glasses of water throughout the day helps in getting rid of harmful toxins from the body. 10 glasses of water in a day is an integral part of the diet.
Hope the above helpful tips will help you stay healthy and fit, as you fulfill her responsibilities at home and at office.