9 Festive Fundas to eat smart this Ganesh Chaturti

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.

Here are 9 Festive Fundas to avoid those extra calories during this Ganesh Chaturti:9 festive fundas to eat smart this ganesh chaturti

 

Start the day with, nutritious breakfast:

This will prevent you from overindulging in sweet and snacks. Choose healthy foods like fruits, cereals and oats; this will keep you full for a longer time.9 festive fundas to eat smart this ganesh chaturti

 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:

Continue with regular exercise routine, motivate yourself to run an extra mile, if you are lusting on sweets.9 festive fundas to eat smart this ganesh chaturti

Sharing sweets:

Don’t be greedy and keep all the sweets that you get only for your indulgence. Be generous. Share them with young ones in the family, relatives, neighbours.9 festive fundas to eat smart this ganesh chaturti

Use healthier options as prasad:

Try and serve healthy options like fresh fruit and dry fruits as Prasad. Rather than sweet Khoa Modaks.9 festive fundas to eat smart this ganesh chaturti

Play the size game: 

The simplest way to eat fewer sweets is to cut them into smaller pieces.9 festive fundas to eat smart this ganesh chaturti

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.9 festive fundas to eat smart this ganesh chaturti

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.

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9 thoughts on “9 Festive Fundas to eat smart this Ganesh Chaturti”

  1. Very informative article. During festivals,we tend to eat more food than usual. This article tells us how tactfully should we consume food without adding much of extra calories.

  2. I think these steps r really helpful during this festive season…thanx Shraddha for sharing these tips with us..waiting for ur next article.

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