Let us face it, we all have fallen under the impression that a crash diet, few weeks before an event will provide the best results. We eat less and even skip meals to just fit into that shirt, skirt or suit of our choices.
Crash diets are as crass as they sound. Not providing the body with proper nutrition reduces the immunity and makes you lethargic and causes stomach bloating. Proper healthy meals a day with healthy ingredients provide more nourishment to the body to burn fat than the lack of it.
Let us take you through a meal plan that can be consumed at any point of the day, helping you to lose almost 6 pounds in just about a week:
You’d require just a few easily available vegetables for this recipe. Vegetables are not everyone’s favorite food options, but the tastiest dishes require the healthiest options. Not to forget, certain vegetables together provide the most palatable meals in blend of their flavor.
Here are the ingredients and their role in burning fat in the body effectively-
1 Onion- Flavonoids present in onion reduces the chances of fat being stored in the body and boosts metabolism. Nutrition of onion does not deplete when brought in contact with heat and water. Hence this ingredient is perfect to be incorporated into daily meal plans.
2 Tomatoes- Tomatoes are popular in combating fat and obesity due to its high anti-oxidants content. It helps in reducing the water retention capacity of the body which is connected to low metabolism rate.
1/4th of a Cabbage- Cabbage is extremely low in calories and helps in detoxifying the body. The low calories and high fibre content in cabbages makes it an ideal food to be consumed for weight management. This helps in reducing the overall calorie intake daily, thus limiting fat storage in the body.
1 Capsicum- Properties of capsicum are great for reducing chances of respiratory problems and also keeps high blood pressure chances at bay. It provides a medium spicy flavor to otherwise bland meals.
1 Carrot- Carrot provides both soluble and insoluble fibers that are perfect to ingest on a healthy meal plan. Since fiber can’t be digested by the body, it gives a feeling of fullness, thereby reducing cravings.
- Dice and chop all vegetables into small pieces for better cooking
- Fill a pressure cooker with a cup of water and let it simmer
- Remember to keep the flame on low
- Add diced onion and saute it for a few minutes
- Add finely chopped cabbages into the mix with onion
- Next, put in the diced carrot pieces
- Continue adding capsicum and tomato to the mixture and stir the vegetables well
- Add rock salt to the mixture as much needed
- Pepper has quality weight loss properties, add half a tablespoon of it to the veggies
- Add 2-3 cups of water till the vegetable content and let them soak in the low heat
- Put the lid of the pressure cooker back and let the meal cook for about 15 minutes.
The boiled vegetable soup can be eaten twice every day along with or as meals. The ingredients are affordable and as the instructions, one batch of the soup can be consumed maximum 2-3 times in a day. Make sure to eat other meals along with it so it does not get boring quickly.
You can add boiled noodles and pasta to the soup for a tasty twist. The best part of this dish is that it is age-friendly and healthy, so anyone and everyone can enjoy the recipe and have an appetizing meal.
In a fitness plan, vegetables would make your diet perfectly balanced, as all things should be.