Festivals in India are an integral part of people’s life. They are celebrated with an assortment of mouth watering, rich, irresistible sweets and snacks.
During festival season it is difficult to stick to diet because of expectation to join in the celebrations. One neither want to be snobbish nor a spoilt sport by declining every time offered those “loaded-with-calories” and sinfully delicious stuff.
Start the day with, nutritious breakfast:
Avoid second helping:
Howsoever tempted you are, be firm and put your plate down after you are through with your first helping.
Burn it out:
Use healthier options as prasad:
Play the size game:
Drink water before snacking:
To bring in the feeling of fullness, drink water before snacking. This will definitely bring down your craving and will make you eat less. Gulp few sips of hot water after having sweets for better digestion.
No to carbonated drinks:
Try to stay away from carbonated drinks as they add unnecessary empty calories, which will be very difficult to burn later on. Plain soda is a better alternative. Choose water, lemon water, masala chaas (buttermilk) or just masala milk over other fizzy drinks. These alternatives are healthy and tasty as well.
Use smart meal logic:
Try to keep festive Lunch rather than Dinner. In case of festive dinner’s serve heaps of vegetables and salads. Fruit and veggies as they are good source of nutrients and they contain hardly any fat! They will help you glide through the richer foods with ease.