As any special occasion approaches, the first thing that we keep worrying about is, “Will I fit into that dress?” And mostly on such occasions, the weighing scale always tilts to the highest side. Sometimes we take up drastic measures like crash dieting which leads to bad hair and skin, but this is definitely not advisable. Crash dieting makes you pile on kilos, the moment you go back to food which are slightly higher in calories.
Eat a lot of fibre rich food and avoid constipation. Eat a lot of whole grains and raw salads. Include foods like papaya, banana, grapes, raisins, figs and milk as they act as natural laxatives. Drinking at least two litres of water during the day will help the fibre from the food to increase in size and hence clear your tummy. Everyday eat two fruits and try and add at least 2-3 servings of salads with your meals.
Most women find that along with other symptoms that they experience prior to their menstrual cycle, bloating is a constant pain. This is mainly because of hormonal changes that lead the cells to retain water. It is not possible to get rid of bloating completely, but you can truly reduce it. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables and cut down on your salt intake. Exercise regularly for at least forty-five minutes.
It is important to cut down on salt. Avoid salty packaged food, pickles or papads. The best way to fight water retention is by drinking lots of water. Avoid hard and soft drinks. Eat small five to six small meals instead of three large meals and last, but not the least enjoy your sleep.