21. October 2021

Navratri, Durga Puja, Diwali 2021: How NOT to gain weight in festive season – check these 10 tips


The festive season is upon us and it means we wish to look our greatest! But festivities additionally imply a variety of binging, particularly on sweets and fried stuff. So how do you savour all of the goodies and but have fun with out feeling responsible and bloated? Delhi-based nutritionist and life-style advisor Hardiksha Kaur tells us, “A well balanced healthy diet and lifestyle doesn’t let you compromise on your favourite festivities. There are few tips which you can follow which can help you celebrate without the feeling of being guilty.”

But she additionally reminds people who whereas remaining wholesome is essential, we should not lose give attention to the essential factor about festivals – household time, celebration and pleasure. “Festivals bring us together and allow us to spend time with our family and friends. So focus more on the celebration and less on food and drinks,” she advises.

Here are a few of Hardiksha’s tips for sustaining weight in festive season:

Control your parts

We often have a tendency to eat a bit an excessive amount of throughout festivals. We over-fill our plates and find yourself over-consuming which causes weight gain. To keep away from this, eat mindfully. Smaller plates is the best method to to management portion. 

Keep your self effectively hydrated

Drink sufficient water all through the day or embrace coconut water, lemon water or buttermilk in your eating regimen. Keeping your self effectively-hydrated will act like a pure detox to your physique.

Never skip in your meals

Breakfast. Well because the phrase suggests, it is meant to break the quick! It ought to by no means be skipped. Include a mixture of protein and carbs in your breakfast to increase your metabolism and provides a kick begin to your mornings.

Begin day with ‘methi’ water

Start your day with fenugreek (methi) seeds water. Methi seeds suppress meals cravings due to its pure fibre content material, which retains you fuller.

Gorge on selfmade sweets

Sweets and festivities go hand-in-hand and particularly when it comes to Indian festivals. You don’t want to keep away from sweets fully, however you may make selfmade sweets like besan laddo, flaxseed laddo, panjeeri.

Also bear in mind, the most effective time to eat sweets is early night, it will assist  keep away from late evening candy cravings.

Cut down on alcohol

Avoid alcohol as a lot as you may. And in case you do drink, then don’t drink on empty abdomen. Always drink a glass of water after ingesting a glass of alcohol.

Plan your outings

Planning your meals earlier than going out will in reality prevent kilos! Never depart with an empty abdomen as a result of you’ll find yourself consuming extra outdoors. For occasion, in case you’re going out for dinner, have a heavy lunch. This method, you’ll find yourself having a lighter dinner.

Control sugar cravings

To management sugar cravings, finish your meals with a mix of half a teaspoon every of saunf, ghee and jaggery.

Indulge in some bodily actions

Even when you’ve got no time to train, strive to take out 15-20 minutes for a brisk stroll, yoga or stretching, which can provide help to keep your health even throughout festive season.

Also read: Navratri 2021: Should you avoid carbs while fasting for weight loss?

Remember, cleansing occurs naturally

Always bear in mind our our bodies naturally detox!! We have gotten lungs, kidneys and pores and skin, which work endlessly. So even when you find yourself consuming overeating in a celebration, begin your subsequent day usually (with out feeling responsible). Do not beneath eat or over train to cut back the guilt. Just resume your common routine.

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