So, it is two months into summer here.
Hyderabad is getting unbearably hot! And, I had started to get horrible headaches everyday. That was one of the reasons I was not very active in the past two weeks.
This time Hyderabad is quite unpredictable. As soon as it gets too hot, it is raining over here and the weather is cooling down. And, since I am not working or having to travel 50 kms everyday back and forth from the office like I did last year, life is easier. But, then, I have to live with sun beating down on me on my top floor apartment!!
It does get pretty suffocating some times but right now I am enjoying the breeze as I am typing this out. It is relatively good today. Did I ever tell you that I live the most spacious apartment? Well, it is me and Mr. P and our 2400sqft area with two huge balconies which can be converted into sit outs. I know it is crazy to have such big house for just the two of us but then I really do not know what to say in my defence. Let me just say I love it and enjoy it 🙂
Oh yes, back to the post. Even though I have not had much of commute, last few weeks have been entirely opposite. I had to get some passport stuff done for which we literally have been on our feet every single day for the last two weeks.
Result. Spending loads of time travelling on the bike uncovered in the midday sun. Oh yes, I am tanned like hell but I am talking here of extreme dehydration! And then, I had to find a solution for it because my energy was literally being sucked out by sun!
Oh, do you also remember that glucose ad in which sun drinks a boy’s energy using the straw? It was an amazing concept! Yes, we do have straws attached to our head and can hear the sucking sounds made by the sun while the energy drains out from the body leaving us limp and lethargic.
And, finally, yesterday Mr. P’s stomach gave way and succumbed to food poisoning or diarrhoea with so many weather fluctuations and eating outside and not maintaining a routine.
So, I did thought updating this post with what tricks I am using this time to keep myself all ready for this summer. Since I am most of the time at home, the point of severe dehydration is out of the scenario.
I am no longer following these tips but they are definitely helpful for anyone who commutes and spends time outside the house. I would suggest carrying the following juices / liquids from your house but even if not, just make sure you get the fresh stuff without much additives.
I have upped my intake of fruits and fruit juices very recently. I prefer citrus or hydrating fruits instead of banana (which is my fav!) or the seasonal mangoes! #DidYouKnow the mangoes increase the body heat?
The advantage with citrus and hydrating fruits is that they have lesser sugar content, more of water content and easy on the stomach as well!! So, gorge on watermelon and berries and mausambis (sweet lime, thanks Nivs :)). And, surprisingly, I am liking watermelon now (I generally hate it!). Oh, I forgot about the other melon varieties – musk melon and family.
These days I am the one doing the cooking and as it is I am extremely lazy so I try not to spend much time bothering what to cook and not. And, if you ask Mr. P, he will tell you that in my dishes, you will hardly find salt, lest alone the other spices 😀
I do avoid fried foods but sometimes I am making nachos for myself only when the weather gets cooler. These days I would say I am binging on hummus. In fact, the new mantra to my cooking is to balance out the protein and carbohydrates so I feel full at the end of the meal.