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Today’s your last unhealthy Sunday. From Monday, work out hard with these simple tips

Taking the first step towards committing to eating healthy can be scary. But it needn’t be. Start off small – by making tiny changes in your everyday life and habits. Read on to know how.

fitness Updated: Jul 30, 2017 07:24 IST
Health,Fitness,Weight loss
Your diet plays a huge role in losing weight.(Shutterstock)

You don’t necessarily need a fancy gym membership or a personal nutritionist to get that killer bod. We round up the best of our diet and fitness stories of the week to get you started.

1) A new snack each day!

We know those hunger pangs and cravings are a pain. But there’s a way around it that doesn’t involve reaching for the nearest cookie or greasy grub. From baked potato chips to diet chivda, you can actually munch on a different healthy yet delicious snack each day of the week.

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2) Minimal effort, smart cooking

Home chefs, modify a few small things in your routine and watch the difference. Swap carbs for complex carbs, roast or steam instead of frying and switch jaggery instead of refined sugar. A chef shares his 5-point guide to eating healthy without compromising on taste.

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Go for desserts with honey to satisfy your sweet tooth. (Shutterstock)

3) Put on the chef’s hat

Repeat after us: healthy food can be delectable too. And yes, that involves cookies and cakes too. If you like experimenting in the kitchen, be sure to try out these recipes.

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4) Herb power

While the monsoon brings much respite from a sweltering summer, it also brings a host of diseases with it. Respiratory tract infections, cholera, typhoid, diarrhoea, malaria and dengue fever typically spike during this season. Protect yourself against them with 8 commonly found herbs and spices such as tulsi and turmeric.

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5) Get your facts right

Are potatoes unhealthy? Should you cut back salt from your diet? Will avocados make you fat? We get a nutritionist to bust common myths.

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First Published: Jul 30, 2017 07:23 IST