The grand festival of lights and pomp Diwali is just around the corner. This Indian festival is a global festival now and the country is gearing up to dress its best and enjoy the festivities as much as possible. Sweets, lights, and crackers are an integral part of this festival and to add with it good food and lots of alcohol make a part of the festivity.
Here are a few tips to stay healthy this Diwali while indulging in the Diwali fun –
Start with some light exercise in the morning –
You have a long day ahead with decorating the house, pooja or maybe going to a Diwali party. Since the weather is usually pleasant in the morning, start with a walk in your nearest park or just a few yoga asanas in your balcony.
Have a healthy fulfilling breakfast –
You already know that you might have to eat a lot of unhealthy food at dinner. So the morning breakfast should be very healthy. Try to keep it oil-free and high-fiber so that you don’t feel any discomfort like acidity and have high energy all through the day.
Have lots of water –
Drink enough water throughout the day so that you stay hydrated and stay off unnecessary food cravings and snacking.
Go light on Diwali snacks –
Diwali parties are all about free-flowing drinks and delicious snacks. That usually contributes to a bad hangover and dysentery for some. Try having a light meal at home before heading out for a Diwali party. This will prevent overindulgence in unhealthy snacks. Never reach a party empty stomach.
Also, limit alcohol intake to not more than two glasses of wine or other alcoholic beverages. Drink enough water in between so that you can slow down your alcohol consumption and remain hydrated.
Healthy desserts –
Desserts are anything that is sweet and can round off your meal. So instead of the traditional sweets, why not have a bowl of fresh fruits.
However, if you are not convinced, have some healthy options for sweets.
- Add dry fruits, nuts, and seeds to your fruits.
- Adding some spices like cardamom, saffron, and cinnamon will enhance the taste of your sweets besides boosting your metabolism.
- Add honey or jaggery instead of sugar to your sweets.
Post-Diwali tip –
All the calories that you have been eating this Diwali might have put on unnecessary pounds. Balance out those calories by having a 3-4 days detox diet.
Indulge in a guilt-free Diwali. HealthFolks wishes all a very healthy and safe Diwali.