With this festive season around the corner, it becomes difficult to resist the temptation of having festive sweets and savories mindlessly. Popularly known as the festival of lights, Diwali brings with it immense joy and pleasure but in no time for health-conscious people it turns out into guilt after having sweets and relishing food. The main reason behind it is that we become elated during this festival and the joy makes us eat more than the normal.
Here is how you can enjoy a guilt-free Diwali:
- Eat what you like, just less of it
Right portion is the key to healthy weight. You may choose whatever sweet or snacks you like just don’t overdo it. Diet is all about moderation taken in right proportions at a right time. So, no matter what you eat keep an eye on the quantity for sure.
- Take smaller bites
Well, studies have suggested that eating smaller bites by chewing for a longer period of time helps in reducing the calorie intake by hundreds. If you chew for a long time it will control your urge to take another piece so focus on taking small bites.
- Focus more on homemade sweets
Try to make Diwali sweets at home if you have enough time. Incorporate dry fruits with fibers to make healthy and delicious festive sweets at home.
- Modify deep-fried snacks
Fried food increases the weight at a rapid rate. It is suggested to rely more on upon roasted or shallow-fried snacks such as mathris, namak para, chaklis, kachoris, etc, that contains high fiber or soya content.
- Walk as much as you can
Don’t get lazy this festive season if you are on weight-loss track. If you are talking to someone on mobile or going out on a shopping try to walk as much as you can as it would help you burn additional calories.
- Increase your water intake
Water is the key ingredient to alleviate false hunger. Make sure you are drinking 8-10 glasses of water per day.
- Don’t skip your exercise routine
Most importantly, do not skip your exercise regime. Being consistent in your workout sessions will certainly keep your waistline in control.
Staying healthy in the festival season is an overwhelming task but not impossible. Follow these tips and enjoy a happy and nourishing Diwali!