Festivals can be unforgiving on the waistline. The last quarter of the year brings with it non-stop fun and celebrations with a train of festivals in our country.
India, “The Land of Festivals” just got over with the celebration of Rakshya Bandhan, Onam, Ganesh Puja and Dusshera. And now is the time to gear up for the Big Bang Diwali.
But the question that bothers everyone is, “How to prevent weight gain and still enjoy the festival?”.
As a kid, this was always my favourite time of the year. It is the best time to revel in the company of loved ones, dress up in finery and gorge on delicious dishes prepared for the event. Being born with a mammoth sweet tooth, I never refrained myself from bingeing the sweets and savouries during these occasions. But that happiness always turned into guilt once the festivities ended.
Over a period of time, I figured out how to prevent weight gain and yet not miss out on the fun. So, I present to you my Top 10 Guidelines to let you celebrate Diwali without weight-worries and guilt pangs.
Mix 1 teaspoon of Gulkand with some Milk. Add a pinch of Cinnamon powder and your Magic Potion is ready. Gulkand is rich in probiotic bacteria. It works at enhancing your gut flora and thereby curbs acidity, constipation, bloating and makes your belly look flatter and thinner. Cinnamon helps regulate your blood sugar while at the same time helping curb your cravings for certain foods.
Having them first thing in the morning prepares you by boosting up your metabolism, keeping your weight gain worries at bay.
Instead of eating a sugary breakfast or skipping your morning meal entirely, eat something with Protein. A protein-packed breakfast doesn’t just help keep you full, it can also increase your energy level that these festivals demand.
So, eggs, paneer paratha, tofu sandwich, toast with peanut/almond butter, grab whatever is easily available for you. And you will get the superpowers needed for the house cleaning sessions and shopping spree.
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