- Festivities call for unbridled indulgence
- Diwali is one of the most-loved of all Hindu festivals
- Festivals and parties go hand-in-hand
It is that time of the year again when festivities call for unbridled indulgence in all things yummy and delectable. Diwali, one of the most-loved of all Hindu festivals, is a celebration of the homecoming of Lord Rama and Devi Sita. Festivals and parties go hand-in-hand and we understand that it is just not possible to say no to some of the most scrummy and lip-smacking treats that you must have been avoiding all year long. If you have been fighting diabetes, we understand how difficult it must be to say no to those heartwarming halwas and laddoos. This Diwali, fret not as we get you quick tips that will help you keep a check on your condition and also enjoy the flavours of festivities.
1 - Exercise portion control. You need to be smart about your food choices and this is exactly why you can take a bite of all things yummy and keep it to that.
2 - Frequent meals are necessary in managing your blood sugar levels. Avoid eating larger meals.
3 - Cook smartly, while preparing desserts, you can always use low-fat milk over full-cream milk. You can have desserts occasionally and to compensate, cut back on carbs. Replace regular sugar with natural sweeteners like jaggery.
4 - Keeping a check on your calorie intake is essential. Be mindful of it and cut back from having too much of oily or fried items.
5 - Don't skip your medication or insulin shots. Eat low-glycemic foods, have plenty of natural fluids and exercise without fail. Balance our indulgence by also maintaining a healthy lifestyle, eating clean and exercising regularly.
Consult your medical expert for more details on how to not rob yourself of the enjoyment this Diwali and still remain healthy.