Most Indians across the globe are gearing up for celebrating Diwali tomorrow. The five day long festival started with Dhanteras, followed by Diwali on 19th October, Govardhan Puja and Bhai Dooj. While the festival brings with it the joy of meeting and greeting loved ones, it also makes us guilty of binging on festive sweets and savouries. The festive air is such that you cannot afford to miss out on grand treats, only converting into weight gain, calories and sugar worries. Why not gift yourself a healthy festive season and celebrate a guilt-free Diwali? All you need to do is to follow these tips to have an enjoyable Diwali.
- Diwali is just around the corner
- The five day long festival will start with Dhanteras
- Have a guilt-free Diwali with absolutely no regrets
1. Check the portions
Small portions fit in small plates; therefore, it is important to keep a check on the quantity of food you consume along with the daily calorie intake. Always try to avoid a second helping of your favourites.
2. Increase your water intake
Stay hydrated with juices, coconut water, and low calorie smoothies. Keep water infused lime, mint, berries, cucumber or any other fruit of your choice and sip through the day. This will help keep your metabolism going and replenish your system.
3. Smart binging
We all love to binge on sweets during the festivities. All you need to do is to take small bites of these sweets and relish the taste instead of just gulping them down. Slow eating will help reduce your urge to pick another piece. Also, wherever you go, try picking up homemade sweets so that you know there is no processed food that you are eating.
4. Gift healthy
Move over gifting the same old box of heavy mithai and gift a fancy box of healthy nuts to your friends and family. Everybody during this period is overindulging in sweets; so it is always good to see a change.
5. Walk, whenever you can
Take a stroll wherever you wish to go; be it shopping or visiting friends and family or take the stairs wherever you can. This way you will be able to lose some calories.
So go ahead and have a guilt-free Diwali with absolutely no regrets, but remember to stay nourished and healthy!
With Inputs from IANS