Brides-to-be, are you worried about not looking fit on your D-day? Well, if so, here's what you would love. We understand that days before your wedding are tiresome, both physically and emotionally. So, to set you right, we got in touch with Akansha Jhalani, clinical nutritionist and founder of Beyond The Weighing Scale, to curate a two-week sample diet plan just for you.
The diet plan has options for vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian brides. You can follow it for months, alternating the plans for both weeks. It is simple to follow with many alternatives and is guaranteed to make you feel and look amazing!
Early morning: Warm water with 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar and 2 tsp pumpkin seeds
Breakfast: 1 whole egg preparation/Idli with sambhar/ Oats with chia seeds with 1 tall glass of lemonade
Mid-morning: Buttermilk with black salt and jeera powder
Lunch: Mixed vegetable raita, 1 phulka, 1 bowl of any vegetable and 1 bowl dal
Snack: Green tea with 1 fistful nuts and 1 fruit (choose seasonal variants)
Dinner: Mixed vegetable soup/Chicken soup with paneer stir fry/Grilled fish and 1 small bowl of rice
Post dinner: 1 cup warm water with 1 tsp wheatgrass powder
Early morning: Warm water with a pinch of cinnamon powder and the juice of half a lemon
Breakfast: Moong dal chilla with green mint chutney/Soft scrambled eggs with 1 slice multigrain toast
Mid-morning: Green smoothie with 1 tsp flaxseed powder
Lunch: Tossed salad with 1 paneer paratha and curd
Snack: 1 bowl peanut chaat and a glass water with chia seeds
Dinner: 1 bowl baked vegetables with or without shredded chicken and a slice of open sandwich
Post dinner: 1 cup lukewarm water with lemon
Besides following the above diet plan, you should also keep the following things in mind:
Hydration and a good amount of sleep cannot be ignored! Drink as much water as you can and do not think eight glasses are enough. If you can, go up to 4-5 litres of water a day and it will only do you good.
You can sip warm water through the day. It is the best way to aid your digestion processes.
Also, cheating once in a while is fine. After all, you'll be out shopping and indulging once a week won't harm you. However, make sure that your cheat meal does not turn into a cheat day.
Let us know if you like the diet plan and think its doable. After all, certain sacrifices only make their way to a glam lehenga, don't they?
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