Despite Covid-19, the second wave, the wedding season has started. It is a known fact that people gain weight very quickly after getting married. There are many reasons, but without going into those details, let us know How to control weight after marriage.
First, let's know how to manage fitness during and after marriage!
You don't have to bother your new family with stocking up on diet food, all you have to do is include a few things to keep you fit and keep going.
How to control weight after marriage
Here are some tips that I followed and I didn't move even during my honeymoon 🙂
The one with Surya Namaskars
Surya Namaskars are 12 rounds of salutation that you can easily access from all yoga videos available online. I'm an avid yoga fan, so Surya Namaskars only needs a yoga mat, some space and a lot of motivation. I took yoga classes a few days before I got married, but after we got married we went on vacation to the Maldives. We stayed at a wonderful resort with a great gym. I started with a few rounds of surya namaskars, followed by a treadmill, and used the jump rope to get my heart pumping. My husband used the treadmill and weights.
You have a lot of free time in a place like the Maldives. So good food doesn't hurt
The one who starts your day with a good breakfast
Yes, follow this to stay active throughout the day. Each hotel offers a breakfast buffet. As a vegetarian, I was lucky enough not to go for the sodium-laden salamis and sausages. I started my meal with milk / yogurt and cereal along with some prunes and dates. I tried some of the exotic, fresh, homemade fruit yogurts that were filled with lots of calcium and vitamins.
For the next round I ate a vegetable omelette without cheese together with toasted multigrain bread. I followed up with some seasonal fruits and even carried a couple of bananas back to my room for a mid-morning snack 🙂
Every now and then I had freshly made sugar-free juices like orange and pineapple.
The one who ignores buffets in hotels
Husband and I were always tempted to try the buffets on offer at the resorts, the spreads were so tempting. The number of desserts on offer always called us. We always ordered from the menu. It was always better. We only ate what we ordered. Only shared a dessert on days when we thought it was really needed 😉
We enjoyed our vacation, tried different cuisines and stayed fit.
The one who moves all day
The tip is to keep moving all day, never always sitting or lying down. After the marriage I moved to two places, one in Delhi at my in-laws' place and the other in Pune, where my husband works. I ran around a lot, packed, unpacked, put down cupboards and met guests who passed our new place. We cousins took the time to run at a nearby club. The idea was to keep active.
The one with small meals
This is always practical. Remember to have small meals to keep yourself full as you will be feeding everyone with food. I eat nuts, yogurt, poha with green chili peppers for evening snacks. I just keep myself full. I don't eat wrong at dinner, I choose what to eat. People often tell me I eat less, but that's because I eat caution caution with caution all the time.
The one with taking your vitamin supplements
After marriage, it takes a lot of energy to survive the changes. I remember not taking my multivitamins for 2 weeks, after which I was really low on energy. I cried a lot. I decided to get back to my schedule and take my vitamin E and vitamin C supplements. It is best not to bother those around you and just take care of yourself as your own health is very important to take care of others around you. Of course, you need to check with your doctor about whether or not you need nutritional supplements.
The one who avoids eating whatever gets in your way
Ours was a Shaadi Ka Ghar, we had mithais, fried snacks everywhere. One day it was Bhatura Chanas and on top of that there was Moong Daal Halwa. I was embarrassed. Even so, since I was the queen, my wishes were everyone's command. I would have my simple ghee roti with the sabjis and avoid eating lots of sweets at night. Since I always ate small meals, I wasn't hungry at all. I remember walking into the beauty salon with a tiffin where I was getting ready and eating my meal when I got a much-needed break. I sipped nariyal pani before entering the venue. I was happy the whole time, I enjoyed my wedding celebrations as much as everyone else.
The one with homemade meals
Ok, forget about the honeymoon where you don't have the luxury of having homemade meals, but when I came back I told my mother-in-law that we will have ghar ka khana, I longed for homemade meals, cooked with love, under clean and hygienic conditions, you know that the right thing is going on in your body.
I moved to Pune, from day one I packed lunch for Mr. Husband. I believe we should all know how to cook. I cook simple things, I stocked my house with brown rice, multigrain atta (homemade), fruits, nuts, quark, milk and eggs. I can easily do some quick magic. I have help with cooking, but I can always make it even when they are not around. So take pride in the fact that you can cook. After all, the way to a man's heart is through his stomach 😉
Finally, get back to your routine and visit a gym, health club, or yoga center near your home. Trust me you will love it :). They will fit in all of your wedding dresses, trousseau would not be wasted and you will always glow. Well, a little hard work doesn't hurt 😀
Let your husband come along in your activities too. I love the fact that two people can live together and have similar goals. It makes life a lot easier and happier.
Greetings to all
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