Diwali brings with it tremendous joy as well as an indulgence in having festive sweets and savouries, which can put one on a guilt trip .It is but natural that during the festivities, everyone gets involved in bingeing and inevitably turns into weight gain. In this air of festive vibes, everyone gets involved in bingeing and later all this bingeing turns into weight, calories, and sugar worries -- but u can enjoy the festival with no regrets this season.
1.)Drink warm water with half a lemon squeezed in or a cleansing herb tea.
2.)Include fruits and vegetables with a low-glycemic index, and make a point of eating different types and colours.
3.)Have at least one salad per day with dark green leaves. Steam, sauté or grill vegetables as a side dish to fish, chicken or pulses/beans.
4.)Start your meal with some raw foods to get your enzymes going and your digestive system primed.
5.)If you are a non-vegetarian, eat cold water fish at least 3 times a week
6.)Use olive oil as your primary cooking oil. Other than that cold pressed coconut, mustard, and desi ghee (in moderation) are some of the best oils for cooking.
7._Use herbs (fresh & dried) and spices to flavour your foods
8.)Snack on seeds and nuts.
9.)Chew each mouthful slowly, focusing on your food, and eat until only about three quarters full.
10.)To keep blood sugar level stable, don’t go longer than four hours without eating.
11.)Add some form of protein in every meal.
All in all enjoy the festivities and have a healthy and prosperous new year.