Diwali, the biggest festival in India, when family and friends get together and celebrate. One tends to indulge, eat traditional sweets and junk at the same time. So, sharing some tips to have a healthy Diwali.
- First and foremost, don’t skip your exercise or workout as it would help you to maintain your weight plus improve blood circulation and prevent inflammation due to lack of sleep, late-night indulgences etc.
- Keep yourself hydrated and drink plenty of infused water or lime water, green tea, coconut water etc.
- Stay away from processed packed food which is high in preservatives, salt, sugar and trans-fats.
- Opt for healthy options and also keep that in mind while gifting your near and dear ones.
- Be mindful when it comes to picking up food, try and go for healthier options, pick a smaller plate and avoid a second helping.
- Do not skip meals, rather eat a light meal before you step out for a party to prevent gobbling without thinking as your meal- time gets postponed.
- Go unconventional this Diwali, rather than offering and eating traditional mithai go for homemade healthy options replacing refined flour to other healthy millets and white sugar to organic jaggery alongwith variety of dry fruits and seeds.
- Go slow on aerated and alcoholic beverages as they are empty calories and high on sugar. Indulge in moderation.
- Most importantly, strike a balance on the meals which are being consumed at home, either by eating light or can plan a detox diet, which will facilitate to keep weight under control.
- Another way to stay fit during Diwali and prevent from over eating is to relish your treats and eat slowly.
Diwali comes once in a year and food is one way which connects friends and families. The sweets and snacks made during Diwali have a special place in your heart, but remember not to let it ruin a year- long hard work and indulging in moderation is the key!