Summer is the perfect time to lose weight. The sun shines brighter, you are far away from lazy winter mornings and the need to lose weight comes naturally. Summer is also unofficially known as the weight loss season. Only because during this time of the year, the motivation to lose weight is greater simply due to the beach pictures doing the rounds!
Summers are also a great time time to include colourful fruits in your diet and let nature do its job. Fruits are the best way to load up your nutrient quotient and come with the additional benefits of weight loss, glowing skin and increased metabolism levels.
Litchi: The delicious, succulent litchi is actually amazing for weight loss simply because of its antioxidant properties. Litchis help in enhancing immunity and also serve as the perfect post meal dessert option. However, eat them only after 60 minutes of completing dinner.
Plums: Plums are low-calorie fruits, rich in dietary fibers, sorbitol and isatin. All these nutrients help in controlling blood pressure and relieving digestion issues such as constipation. Plums are also low in glycemic index, hence ideal for diabetic patients wishing to lose weight.
Peaches: This yellow-orange fruit promotes weight loss, digestive health, glowing skin, good immunity and detoxification. Peaches are an ideal combination of vitamins and minerals and you can include them in a variety of ways in your diet. You can either have them whole or add them in your water for a fresh fragrant detox water. You can also include them in your milk shakes and smoothies.
Watermelon: This water-loaded fruit is ideal to colour up your plate and palette. Watermelon contains as much as 92% water and essential nutrients such as vitamins A, B6, C, amino acids and dietary fibres.
Muskmelon: This vitamin C-dense fruit is a hidden gem. One serving of muskmelon is good for weight loss fanatics and should be considered as a healthy snack. Due to its typically sweet flavour, it is also good for those with a sweet tooth. If you just cannot withdraw your hand from desserts, try eating one serving of muskmelon every day.
Mango: The king of fruits is good for weight loss too! Contrary to popular belief, mangoes are high in pectin levels and tons of other nutrients like vitamins A, C, D and essential fibres for those suffering from occasional constipation.
Pineapple: Pineapple is another fruit often ignored. This beautifully patterned fruit brings with it many benefits such as anti-inflammatory properties, pro-digestion qualities and boosting metabolism.