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Day 4 - Snooozze to Loose


Week 1 | Day 4 | 20th August 2009

Food

Yesterday, Mr Fabulous had a suggestion for all the carnivorous people who like to eat eggs but find it quite-appalling in taste without the yolk ( Yolk contains all of egg's fat and cholesterol). He has been adding tuna or cottage cheese to his egg while removing the yolk (from the boiled egg). He claims it tastes divine and is healthier as well. So give it a try and let me know how it went!

Workout

My favorite cardio exercise currently is jumping rope (skipping, like we call it in India). I remember, how me and Sakshi (my childhood friend) were nagged every evening by our respective mothers to skip-hop-&-run and enjoy our childhood fully (which right-fully-so as our mothers had said, we would miss it when we are grown-ups). Well, without reminiscing about my childhood (my favorite topic) we will stay on the topic of jumping, which I can do non-stop for several minutes (I try 15-mins daily) and it just feels soooo good. In my experience running is better than walking and jumping is better than running. (So Jumping Wins! Ha!) Well, of course the intensity at which you do any exercise also matters. Jumping rope is excellent to tone your lower body (especially the calves and hamstrings) as well as the muscles of your upper body (especially the deltoids). It helps you burn a lot of calories and I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to shed the belly-fat.

Sleep

I have always been a morning person for as long as I can remember. It's a habit instilled in me via my Super-Mom! It's amazing how the first few hours of the morning are the most productive time of the day for me. After noon I feel the day is almost over and I have no time to complete my work any more! Of course that also means that we (Me & Mr. Fabulous) hit-the-bed early. 7-hours of sleep are a must for us everyday so usually by 9:30 - 10:00 pm we are in bed ready to visit la-la land. Also, to my benefit it is, after all, 7 hours of sleep that one requires to block the fat-storage hormones and allow full release of fat burning hormones.
" Sleep! Two hormones, leptin and ghrelin, regulate our appetite, and both are directly affected by how much sleep we get. These hormones work in a kind of "checks and balances" system to control feelings of hunger and fullness. Getting seven - eight hours of shut-eye each night helps the hormones work properly, which in turn will help curb your appetite."
- Jillian Michaels from Biggest Loser

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