Diwali, the festival of lights, is just knocking the door, which means it is that time of the year again when you’re surrounded by savory dishes and irresistible sweets and snacks. As soon as the festive season of Diwali and fragrance of sweets fills your kitchen to the entire house, all your fitness intentions jump out of the window!
And the celebration would be incomplete without indulging in specific types of food, especially traditional desserts, that means extra calories in your plate! Everything in sight looks tempting and we are like “its okay, after all its Diwali.” But, it actually is not okay to not keep your weight and health in check in the name of special occasions.
Foodies are more likely to binge eat. Besides, the festival is full of deep-fried goodies like chakli, chorafali, kachori, namakpare, ghugra, jalebis, gulab jamun and other traditional dishes, which are very tempting and which may result in weight gain and the extra calories and KGs become difficult to shed after the festivities end.
So, it is extremely vital to eat with caution while satisfying your cravings. The key is to stick to your point when it comes to your diet and workout, ensuring that the festive mood does not disrupt your weight loss and fitness goals.
Here are a few tips to help you lose weight alongside avoid gaining belly fat to look gorgeous this festive season. Just check out the smart ways to celebrate a guilt-free Diwali and stay fit forever.
First of all, we want to advise you to pick low fat and low sugar ingredients while making sweets at home. Choose ingredients that are low in fat and sugar content so that the end-product is healthy. Be careful about not getting fooled by the ‘low-fat’ tag on your ingredients.
Use less oil while cooking something special or frying some snacks. The best way is you can go for a air-fryer snacks. No oil, no tension of extra cholesterol!
One more tips, when you can’t resist yourself from delicious dishes, just drink a glass of water, which will help you to make feel a full-stomach and you will ended up eating less! Do you know dietary fibers help you to cut down the calorie count? So, eat more fiber-rich foods.
Why don’t you go for dry fruits and nuts instead of typical sweets, that will help you to stay in shape and the plus point is no extra calorie gaining. Choice is yours!
If you have already consumed lot of calories during the day, make sure to cut some amount of calories during your dinner. It’s absolutely fine to skip the dinner in such a case. You can have either a glass of buttermilk or some low carb fat-free foods.
And here are a few tips to help you lose weight. Now, the question is how you will lose weight and stay in size.
Start your day with a big glass of warm lemon water to kick start your metabolism and cleanse your system of unwanted toxins. Drinking warm lemon water in the morning can help you to boost your immune system and keep the body well-hydrated. Plus, apart from vitamin C, lemons are a rich source of potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, pectin fiber, which helps to fight hunger cravings and aids quick weight loss.
Don’t starve yourself especially at morning. Include skimmed milk, two egg whites and two whole wheat bread toasts (without butter or jam).
Protein & Fiber
Try to include a good amount of protein and fiber riches foods in your meals and snacks to help you lose weight more easily. Opt for lean protein in the form of egg whites, chicken, fish or even protein powders. Having lean protein increases satiety and cuts down consumption of unhealthy foods while keeping your cravings in check. Add low-glycemic non-starchy vegetables, such as broccoli, spinach, onions, cauliflower and bok-choy. They are excellent sources of filling fiber, including fiber-rich fruits like apples, oranges, strawberries, bananas in your diet can do the weight-loss work for you. Try to avoid heavy sauce-based platters and fried foods. Steamed or grilled food will be best option.
Sweet & Desserts
Try to take small bites and relish the taste. It will last longer and help control your urge to overeat. Try some homemade goodies made from jaggery and dry fruits as they control your calorie intake. But, don’t combine it with meal.
Take plenty of waters to stay hydrate. You can also go for low caloric smoothies, juices, coconut water as well, or else go for juices made of lime, mint, berries, cucumber and any other citrus fruit of your choice and sip throughout the day, that will keep you refreshed and hydrated. Detox water will also be a good option.
The most important thing, last but not the least, don’t forget to maintain your exercise regime. At least give half an hour a day for exercise or aerobic. If you love to dance, you can also do that, which will help you to burn calories and achieve your weight loss results.