Diwali is around the nook, and preparations are in full force for the festival’s jubilant celebration. The spirit of the festive season has brightened our daily activities, from home decorations to planning get-togethers with friends and hosting Diwali parties.
Diwali celebrations will last for about a week, so it’s crucial to eat healthy food and avoid calorie-dense desserts that could raise our risk of developing a lot of health issues. We do not need to refrain from eating sweets altogether but incorporating a healthy twist into them will ensure that you celebrate festivals in a healthy way.
Avoid these couple of things and stay fit during the festive season:
Avoid any sugary items. They have a lot of fats and carbohydrates. Natural flavorings like cinnamon, nutmeg, dates, raisins, and fresh fruits can be used in place of sugar to celebrate a healthy festival. Jaggery and honey can be substituted for refined sugar, but only in limited amounts.
Avoid soft beverages and alcohol
Soft drinks like coca cola or Fanta should be avoided entirely. Also, try to keep away from alcohol as much as possible. With so much work and to-dos, the excessive caffeine in it could cause your body to get dehydrated. Jal-jeera, nimbu pani, kokum sharbat, and coconut water are all nutritious drinks to choose from.
Avoid roasted food items
Diwali parties will not be complete without some roasted foods and snacks. People who are not vegetarians might prefer chicken, whereas vegans might roast veggies. However, you should stay away from these roasted foods during Diwali because they cause you to release too much gas in your stomach and could cause digestive issues.
If you need more information on what to eat to stay fit this festive season, you can avail of FITPASS services like FITFEAST, where you can consult nutritionists in real time via chat or schedule calls. They will respond to your questions about a healthy diet and give customized diet plans based on your objectives, whether you want to maintain your current fitness level, lose weight, or gain muscle mass.
We don’t want you to have a soulless Diwali. Here are some items that you could include to celebrate a healthy festival:
Milk-based desserts help consume healthy food and maintain good health since they offer first-rate protein. Food options like kheer, mishti doi, shrikhand, and Sandesh helps you stay fit during the festive season.
Tandoori cuisine should be included to stay fit during the festive season. These healthy food taste great, are fat-free and are also nutritious. You may prepare vegetable-rich biryani at home. Or prepare paneer or green veggies. Add coriander leaves, onions, garlic, spices, and chilies to make your dish delicious. Don’t forget to have curd along with your main course.
Baked Dahi Vadas
We like baked vadas over fried vadas. These are once more excellent for you to stay fit during the festive season. To bake them, you can use an appam vessel. Dip them in low-fat curd after adding a little oil. Spice it up and add homemade chutneys as a garnish.
Choose healthy alternatives
There are many sweets in the market, and here are a few that you choose compared to the others that help you stay fit during the festive season.
- Opt for Mysore pak, which is rich in protein, over coconut ladoo and besan ladoo (protein) over rava ladoo
- Opt either moong dal sheera, which is again rich in protein, or carrot halwa which has antioxidants/vitamins over Rava sheera
- Opt for payasam rather than traditional rice kheer
Follow these healthy tips to stay fit during this festive season. Remember, it’s not what one eats during the festivals that decide the fate of one’s health, but the consistency with which one makes healthy choices throughout the year. We bring you the biggest festive season fitness offer to make it easy for you. Yes, now you can get flat 50% off on FITPASS basic plan and also avail other services like FITFEAST and FITCOACH at affordable prices. We have already told you about FITFEAST above, FITCOACH is an AI-based fitness coach that helps you monitor your habits and preferences and create a workout routine keeping your lifestyle in mind.
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