Those who think skipping breakfast is a great way to cut calories usually end up eating more throughout the day. Have a bowl of whole-grain cereal with fruits or something light such as Idlis for a quick and nutritious start to your day.

Have your dinner as early as you can. This will give your body ample time to digest what you have eaten. Don’t have Parathas or other heavy stuff for dinner. Rely on vegetables and enjoy a small bowl of light ice cream or frozen yogurt if you want something sweet after dinner.

Limit alcohol, fizzy drinks, sugary drinks and colas as these are packed with calories! Instead have fresh fruit juices, skim or low-fat milk, vegetable soups and juices and water.

Fruits and vegetable salads make you feel fuller and leave less space of other fatty foods. So, stock your kitchen with plenty of fruits and vegetables and at every meal and snack, include a few servings.

Add whole grains and fiber to your diet. Choose whole-wheat breads and pastas, brown rice, bran flakes and popcorn.

Instead of having three king-sized meals, have six smaller meals.

Throughout the day, do whatever you can to be more – take stairs instead of lift, park your car a little away from your office so that you get to walk, take your dog for a walk daily.

Adding a source of lean protein to each meal and snack will help keep you feeling full longer so you’re less likely to overeat. So, have low-fat yogurt, nuts, peanut butter, eggs, or lean meats.

Use the low-fat versions of salad dressings rather than mayonnaise, cheese, dairy products, and other products.

Last but not the least, you have to exercise to stay in shape and lose weight. That’s the best way to burn calories.

Follow the mentioned tips to lead a healthy and a happy life.

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Article Contributed By Saraswati Raman; a Sahaja yogi, lives in Pune, Maharashtra, India. Gifted with a spiritual bent mind, an uncanny intuition, and an extreme sensitivity, Saraswati is able to bring her abilities to pen down a few remarkable books on the evolution of the human being through energizing of the subtle energy centers in the human being. Saraswati Raman took up Sahaja yoga fifteen years ago, and her life changed dramatically. She was cured of schizophrenia, her career got uplifted, and she completed her MBA in finance and an MD in alternative medicine.

Other books written by her are the following:  [1] The Mystery of Sound [2] Incarnations: Steps to Momentum in Human Evolution [3] Sahaja Yoga: An Experiential Treatise [4] Sahaja Yoga: The Secret to Self-unfoldment and Transformation – Contact author through

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