The festival of lights celebrated by millions, belonging to India, glorifies the victory of good over evil, light over darkness. In reality, it is also traditionally known as a festival of giving and sharing. Festivals such as Diwali are known for their joyous celebrations, often with a choice of delicacies. People with pre-existing health conditions and those looking to lose weight might find it stressful to enjoy the festivities out of fear that their diet regimens can go awry as it is difficult to withstand temptation with all the good food around them. Don’t worry!! We’ve got 5 tips for you to celebrate a guilt-free Diwali.
1. We become what we eat
If we must become better than ourselves, then we must learn to eat with love in our hearts for our stomachs and for the 815 million across the globe who starve every day. This is not just some amount of food on your plate, this is the energy and strength to do more with your life
2. Make Ghee your best friend
Ghee, a stereotypical component of your mithai, this important fat helps your body assimilate essential vitamins like A, D, and E, which are needed to protect your bones, immune functions, and skin. The only caution is that you need to develop the habit of preparing sweets at home using fresh, natural, and organic ingredients, instead of buying them readymade from a store.
3. Make a healthy switch of ingredients
As mentioned above homemade sweets made in organic or A2 desi ghee is perfect for diabetics and people who are trying to lose weight. Merging organic ingredients like jaggery (a great substitute for sugar), ghee, and besan (chickpea flour) make for an ideal nutritious treat.
4. Consuming the right food at the right time
You can eat nuts and dried fruits or homemade delicacies soaked with them first thing when you wake up, as they are packed with amino acids and minerals. You can even swap that chocolate pastry or brownie safely with a homemade full-fat laddoo or Gulab Jamun. Just make sure the ingredients you use to make these are organic and the freshest you can get.
5. Less is always more
Keep in mind to use smaller plates. It is proven that using smaller plates helps keep portion size down to the least by doing so, your brain leaves a dramatic impact on the number of sweets you consume and hence the number of calories through it.
Gear up for a post-Diwali detox after festive-bingeing on your favourite Diwali treats. Detoxifying your body is the first step towards a healthier you, a limited amount of exercise can help you get back on track along with the right kind of protein in your diet.