10 tips to get trimmer for Valentine’s Day

Dr. Priyanka Marakini

July 9, 2019

Valentine’s Day is almost here and you’ve got a party to attend. Whether it’s a huge bash or a one-on-one, it’s essential to look your best. Whether or not you’ve been hitting the gym, we give you 10 tips trimmer for Valentine’s Day that will help get rid of the dreaded bloat and slim you down by sundown.

Take a probiotic in the morning

These “good” bacteria help keep your gut healthy and can also help get rid of any excess gas. If you’re not in the mood for yogurt or traditional Indian probiotics, pop a supplement.shutterstock_242208652 (Copy)

Cut carbs and dairy

 Complex carbs make the body retain water while dairy is slow to digest. Both can lead to a bloated feel, something you’re trying hard to avoid.

Nix the salt

Salt and bloating are extremely good friends so ban salt for a day. Avoid all processed foods, which are high in sodium. If you must eat, look for labels that say sodium free, low sodium or very low sodium.

Say no to alcohol

 We all love our single malts and wines but be warned. Alcohol dehydrates the skin and can cause your face to look bloated and puffy. It can also give you a puffed-up stomach. So abstain! You can drink up in the evening!shutterstock_70678441 (Copy)

Schedule a body wrap. Get in a slimming body wrap treatment in the early part of the day. Being wrapped in bandages/plastic leads to weight and inch loss on account of vasodilation, the dilation of blood vessels that decreases blood pressure.

Guzzle water

Drink water through the day and stay away from carbonated drinks – the bubbles can inflate your belly. Diet sodas also lead to cravings so stay away.

Eat smart

Treading the raw path may help you drop a dress size by the evening. Try fruit for breakfast. For lunch, make a salad of leafy greens, cucumber, tomatoes and chicken/egg with a dressing of lemon juice and a smidgen of olive oil. An afternoon snack – an apple and peanut butter – will keep you going. Or else, try these 10 zero-calorie foods.shutterstock_134773112 (Copy)

Take a long bath

Add a cup of Epsom salts to the bath and soak for a while. The salts create a reverse osmosis process by drawing water out of your cells.

Try a coffee scrub

A homemade scrub comprising coffee, sugar, oats and oil will get your skin date ready and can also reduce puffiness in the body. The skin absorbs caffeine and acts as a mild diuretic.

Stand up straight

Mommy knew what she was talking about. A good posture can help you look slimmer than you are. Stand straight, lift your butt and shift your weight to your heels. Open up your shoulders and tauten your tummy.shutterstock_149654219 (Copy)

About the Author

The holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences, Dr. Priyanka has more than 7 years of experience in the field of health and wellness. Currently serving as a Sr. Nutritionist at HealthifyMe, she specializes in Weight Management, Lifestyle Modifications, and PCOS, Diabetes, and Cholesterol Management. In addition to being a Nutritionist, Dr. Priyanka is also a Fitness Enthusiast and a certified Zumba instructor. A strong believer in eating healthy, she is certain that the right kind of motivation can help an individual work wonders in their lives.

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