Festival season is here…!!! One of the significant festivals of India, the festival of lights ‘Diwali’ is around the corner. This is a festival which is celebrated by Hindus during autumn. Its family time for us, where every family members meet and greet, spend some quality ‘happy family time’. Decorating home with beautiful lights in the night is one of the best parts of this festival. I personally love the positive vibes these lights spread… My soul gets refreshed by the charm during this festival.
For those who doesn’t know why this festival is celebrated *wink* –
Diwali is called the Festival of Lights and is celebrated to honor Rama-chandra, the seventh avatar (incarnation of the god Vishnu). It is believed that on this day Rama returned to his people after 14 years of exile during which he fought and won a battle against the demons and the demon king, Ravana.
Ahemmm, back to our world, Girl world…!!! I know its our dream to eat without getting fat…!!!
But, when you are with family, when there are so many tempting, delicious food, its verrryyy difficult not to break ‘THE diet’ and stay fit…!!! Once in a while letting yourself have some food which satisfies your soul is also recommended. Provided, you are not going to regret it later. If you want to know how to stay fit while enjoying the festival, this post is for you…!!!
So, read on beautiful…
Start your day with healthy breakfast-
As the day progresses, you will be busy with the celebration. Keeping track of calorie intake gets trickier. So, make sure at least you start your day on a healthy note by having heavy and clean breakfast.
Low Fat, Low Sugar Products:
While shopping for Diwali, don’t forget to shop some healthy foods. Try to prepare sweets/snacks with low fat milk, sugar. But, again its low fat not ‘no fat’ hence keep the sweets intake less.
Oily food??? No no..!!!
As much as possible eat roasted food over oily ones. Needless to say, oily foods are unhealthy. They do more harm than good.
Smaller plates for rescue:
Try to serve food to yourself on a smaller plate. This will make sure that your intake of unhealthy food is less. ‘Moderation’ is the key. Whatever you eat, make sure it’s in moderation.
Drink Plenty of Water:
You can live without food for long, but water ‘naa’..!!! You need to drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated. You tend to get exhausted at the end of the day. Drinking water, will keep you away from the harmful effects of dehydration and also helps in flushing out toxins from the body.
Nuts/fruits instead of sweets –
Choose to have some healthy nuts/fruits instead of sweets. Festivals and not having sweets..!!! Not happening na??? Ok, here is the small deal – go for non-fried sondesh and rasgulla instead of a gulab jamun. Steamed modaks are also diet friendly. *happy sweet tooth*
Say No to alcohol:
Alcohol is one of the major causes for dehydration. After the late night parties with loved ones, you don’t want to have a bad hangover the next morning right. Do you want to look dehydrated/pale the next day honey??? Orrr do you want to add any extra unwanted calories around your waist???(which we call beer belly *haha*) I can hear you saying ‘Nooo’..!!! *Wink* then please say ‘No’ to alcohol as much as possible.
Decrease the intake of tea/coffee/aerated cold drinks –
You can replace tea/coffee/aerated cold drinks by water/ juice/ lime/ coconut water or jaljeera…!!! Sip on these healthy fluids to avoid extra sugar intake.
I know it’s quite difficult to take some time out from the busy day. But, try and take some time for a quick cardio session. Burning calories will make you feel good about yourself and healthy. After the workout session, you can also reward yourself with one extra piece of your favorite sweet without guilt. *wink*
These are some of the quick tips which will help you to stay fit while enjoying this Diwali. Stay fit, Stay gorgeous…!!!
Happy Diwali in advance…!!