Finally, summer is coming… Spring is a transitional season; Therefore, we are in a great time to prepare our bodies for summer. The feeling of being tired, unhappy and depressed with the early darkening of the weather and the decrease in temperature in winter ends with the leaves turning green and the flowers blooming in the spring. When this is the case, it is a great time to get rid of the weight we have gained together with the slowing of metabolism and depressive mood with the increase in the need for storage in the body during the winter and to reach our ideal body balance.
Dyt. from YYU Gaziosmanpaşa Hospital Nutrition and Diet Department. While giving information about nutrition during the transition of the season, Benan Koç said that it is not right to lose the unwanted weight gained during the winter just because summer is coming.
Unfortunately, many people resort to popular diets that can cause permanent damage to their metabolism in order to lose weight fast during these transitional seasons. But now is the opportunity to use this process in a beneficial way by remembering that healthy eating is a lifestyle.
Should we lose the weight we gained in the winter by detoxing?
When we say "detox", we all think of applications that take a few days to eat fruit or vegetable juice, but did you know that the body's cleansing itself from foreign and harmful substances is called detoxification, that is, detox? It is possible to gain the weight you gained in winter by making small but positive changes to your daily diet without detoxing.
Another important issue in seasonal transitions is the change in metabolic rate, weakening the immune system and inviting diseases. Pay attention to these in order to fight the effects of seasonal transitions;
Consume vegetables and fruits in season
The weakening of the immune system during the seasonal transitions invites diseases. Vitamins A, C and E, which act as antioxidants, contained in regularly consumed seasonal fruits and vegetables, strengthen the immune system by increasing body resistance and protect us against diseases.
Eat a diet rich in selenium, magnesium and zinc minerals
Containing antioxidant minerals; You should prefer foods such as eggs, seafood, mushrooms, garlic, legumes, avocado, banana, green leafy vegetables, chicken, turkey, lean meat in your diet.
Include fermented foods such as yogurt, kefir, and kombucha in your diet.
The probiotics you add to your adequate and balanced diet plan support your immune system.
Increase daily fiber intake
Increasing the amount of fiber taken daily is important to combat the digestive system disorders that occur with the arrival of spring. You can increase the amount of fiber you take daily by adding whole wheat, bran, rye bread or whole wheat pasta, salad and vegetables, fruits to your diet.
Watch your water consumption
Drink 8-12 glasses of water a day to remove toxins from the body.
With the warming of the weather, we can increase our physical activity by making small changes in our daily lives. Some of these changes are; walking for short distances by using less public transport and vehicles, or walking at a light pace after work when the weather gets better.
Pay attention to your sleep patterns
Insufficient sleep leads to weakening of the immune system, so getting enough sleep for 7-8 hours is very important for the immune system.
Oatmeal porridge recipe you can make with seasonal fruits:
- 1 cup of plant milk or semi-skimmed milk
- 3 tablespoons of oatmeal
- ½ small banana
- 10 strawberries
- 1 teaspoon dark chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon of nutmeg
“We mix 1 glass of milk and oats pulled from the rondo with a whisk and cook on low heat. When we get the consistency of pudding, we remove our pot from the fire and mash ½ small banana with the help of a fork and mix it into the pudding. We decorate the top of our porridge with strawberry slices, chocolate chips and grated coconut. Enjoy your meal."