SMART WAYS TO STAY IN SHAPE THIS DIWALI CARD PARTY
It’s that time of the year all over again! Diwali being around the
corner- time for fun & festivities is back! Especially for those attending
late night card parties.
A sudden shock to both normal meals and regular sleep patterns comes
from late night parties binge-eating, tanking up on alcohol and lack of
exercise. From the card parties which flag off the season, to the endless array
of snacks and sweets we eat, Diwali is definitely the time when we tend to lose
track of our eating, drinking, and fitness habits.
While the joy of the upcoming festivities fills you with anticipation
and excitement, does your worry of weight gain dull that sparkle in your eye?
Worry not, because we’re here to help you sail through the season worry free.
So sit back, relax and read on to know how you can
make this Diwali, a healthy one.
Start your day
with body cleansing lemon ginger water! A simple yet powerful detox will help
you get rid of toxins and boost your immune system.
2. Healthy breakfast is must
Have a healthy
breakfast to ensure high energy throughout the day. This means you do not start
indulging in the Diwali sweets and snacks early on in the morning. Include
fruits, veggies, healthy fats, and
certain protein sources to replenish all the nutrients your body lost the night
Drink a minimum
of 3 liters of water per day. It keeps you hydrated. Not only does water flush
out the toxins of the body, it also helps during hangovers for after those late
nights. Instead of having coffee and tea, the more sensible choices would be
lemon water, coconut water, green tea, buttermilk, detox waters, or fresh
vegetable juice. It will help you avoid calorie uptake.
4. It’s all about portion control
You do not want
to play spoilsport at Diwali parties or even in your home. It is also a good
idea to keep your plate size small. But, instead of binging, take a few bites of all the
sweets ad savories that are special around this time of the year.
While you are
indulging your senses and palate, just be mindful of the number of drinks and
quantity of food and snacks you are consuming. Do not add aerated drinks and
packaged fruit juices to your drinks. Go for grilled and barbequed snacks, stay
away from anything fried, keep carbs and sweets intake to the minimal. And
learn to say ‘No’ when you know you are done
6. Flush out toxins with fruits and vegetables
day, add 2-3 servings of fruits & 3-4 servings of vegetables. Drink a glass
of vegetable juice. Vegetable juice will boost your livers ability to cleanse
you of last night damage.
7. Don’t Leave on empty stomach
you drink can activate the release of leptin hormone before you get any alcohol
into your system. A full stomach slows down the rate at which alcohol is
absorbed into the blood. Don’t reach for foods high in fat, though. Snack on
some protein before you go out, or eat a high-protein meal before relaxing on the
couch with a glass of wine.
yourself to two drinks in one sitting distances you from this threshold without
ruining the fun. Excess alcohol not only causes dehydration, gives you
a hangover and makes you look tired, but it also increases the risk of
accidents on the auspicious day.
9. Drink water before, during and after your drinks
Make a point to
have a glass of water between each drink. A drink of water for every drink of
alcohol can help with moderation and preventing a hangover. Alcohol is a
diuretic, which means it will cause us to become dehydrated. But, if we drink
plenty of water before drinking, this will keep us from feeling thirsty and
prompt us to drink slowly.
10. Don’t compromise on exercise
season exercise is the one thing to stick to no matter how busy you may be.
Yes, you’d find lesser time to exercise. But even a 20 minute run could go a
long way in helping you manage your weight during the season.
Even if you are not able to
hit the gym, climb stairs, do skipping or walk more.
Meditate at least 5 mins
towards the end of your workout to keep yourself stress free.
These quick and easy tips will keep your fitness level in check and you
will not have to shy away from any indulges this Diwali!
MAKE THIS KARVACHAUTH SPECIAL
BE HUMBLE TO YOUR HEALTH THIS
Karwa chauth is finally
around the corner. It’s an
annual day festival
celebrated by married women by fasting right from sunrise
to moon-rise for the safety and longevity of their husbands.
This festival indeed is full of joy and happiness but the associated
problems which the women faces after a long one day fast are of concern.
Nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, etc. are some most common problems seen
during or after the fast.
But this karwa chauth, it’s time to bother less as with the right kind
of food, the day is sure to pass with ease.
In order to make your karvachauth fast
less painful and to stay energised let’s gear up for the Karva Chauth with the following
Eat light food so
that you do not feel lousy and lethargic all through the day. In the morning
while you have sargi, try and avoid very sugary foods. If it is must, have
only a bit to taste or so. The principle is that sweet foods tend to aggravate
hunger later in the day, therefore, avoid those hunger pangs by avoiding too
much sweet. Homemade paneer is a healthy option as it is high in protein and
will therefore fill you up for longer.
Ø Nuts: - They are energy reservoirs these are
necessary as it keeps you energised for the entire day. But keep a watch on the
amount and do not over eat them
Ø Milk and Milk products: - They are
rich in proteins and will give you an instant dose of energy and are perfect to
help you pass the day without feeling hunger pangs. Include paneer or curd
Ø Sugar: - There should be a limit to sugar
intake as having it too much in the morning meal might make you sluggish
throughout the day.
Ø Consume water:- Drink around 3-4 glasses of
waters that you don’t feel dehydrated or feel week after the whole day
.Drinking water will relieve you of fatigue and help in digestion of food.
Ø Consume Fruits: - Eat good amount of fruits,
especially pomegranates as they will provide the nutrients to the body and help
you combat the health problems.
Ø Fast should be broken gradually with sips of water or juice to
Ø Avoid consuming tea or coffee immediately after breaking the fast
Ø Consume a healthy protein rich meal so that it provides you with a boost
Ø Take yogurt having some probiotic rich scoop of yogurt will definitely
soothe your stomach after the whole day of fasting. The good bacteria, protein
and Ca content makes this dairy product a wonder food and your definitive go to
consumable after the tiring day.
Ø Say no to fried food. Don’t add bad fats and empty calories to your
body. Eating oily food on an empty stomach will only worsen your gastric and
Ø Since you have managed to flush out toxins from your body through the
detoxifying fasting process, don’t add unnecessary calorie density to your
Ø Eat slowly and chew properly.Dont eat in a rush. It can cause
Ø Avoid heavy meals the next day as well, giving time to your digestive
system to restore normalcy.
Keep yourself busy to avoid hunger
pangs. Indulging yourself in some of your favourite activity helps you avoid
the feeling of hunger the whole day. Also do not indulge in heavy household
work as it may increase your hunger. Spend time in watching movies, your
You can also have a spa session to
relax yourself and enjoy your time.
ENJOY AND OBSERVE THIS FAST FOR LOVE IN
THE HEALTHIEST WAY POSSIBLE. EAT HEALTHY AND LIVE A HAPPY LIFE
and hope everyone has a fulfilled karwa chauth and this karwa
chauth adds more harmony, understanding and love into the