Post Diwali Weight Loss: 5 Exciting Ways to Get Your Body Back in Shape!


Medically reviewed by

Dr. Vikas Kumar Sharma

Aarogya Care

4 min read

Key Takeaways

  • Follow Diwali weight loss tips to lose weight
  • Plan a post Diwali detox diet to burn calories
  • Drink detox water to reduce weight effectively

Diwali is definitely one of the festivals where desserts take the spotlight! No matter how hard you try to refrain, the sight of gulab jamuns, kaju katlis and barfis are sure to make your mouth water! This indulgence doesn’t just stop with sweets, but also includes fried snacks and heavy meals. 

You may have been told to eat food whole-heartedly so that not only your tummy but also your soul is satisfied. This is absolutely true, so enjoy your festive feast. Normally, the actual struggle begins after Diwali. This is when you try to hit the gym hard to lose all that extra weight. You may even be searching the internet for effective ways to lose your weight. Do your research properly before you begin your weight loss journey. Here are 5 effective post-Diwali weight loss tips you can follow. 

Additional read: The Most Effective Diet Tips to Lose Weight during the Monsoons

Minimize Your Sugar Intake

Amongst several Diwali weight loss tips, this is one of the most significant one. After indulging during a festival, there is a huge sugar rush in your body. If you are looking to lose weight, you have to minimize the intake of foods rich in sugar. Make sure to cut down desserts, bread and refined flour products from your diet. As you know, sugar has many harmful effects on your body [1].

Refraining yourself from consuming sugar completely will happen only gradually as your body needs to adapt to this slowly. You may also face excessive hunger pangs due to the sugar rush in your body. Keep this in mind and take it slow. Avoid processed foods as these can increase the number of fat cells in your body. If you feel like having something sweet, try fruits and incorporate fiber-rich vegetables in your diet to reduce the urge.

Stay Well-Hydrated

There is no body cleanser better than plain water. Drinking at least 2 liters of water daily helps in flushing harmful toxins from your body. Drinking water also helps burn the fat accumulated in your body. However, ensure that you don’t indulge in fruit juices as these contain high amounts of sugar.

Drinking water also keeps your skin soft and supple. Who doesn’t love that? It is very important that your body has adequate fluid so that toxins can be eliminated in the form of urine and sweat. If you want to start a post Diwali detox diet, you can include certain homemade weight loss drinks like bottle gourd juice. Since these are natural drinks, you needn’t worry about any harmful side effects!

Additional read: 5 Amazing Weight Loss Drinks To Have At Night To Get Back In Shape!

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Start Your Day with a Detox Drink

There are few detox drinks that provide amazing results. Few examples include honey and hot water, lemon juice and grapefruit juice. Drinking detox water consisting of fruits or veggies rich in vitamin C helps burn calories. Having these drinks early in the morning on an empty stomach can prove to be beneficial for you.

Here is an example of a detox drink that can help you feel refreshed, hydrated and aid in weight loss. Its ingredients of this drink include:

  • Basil leaves

  • Sliced strawberries

  • Diced cucumbers

  • Lemon juice

  • Water

Add all this together in a bottle and shake well before drinking.

Exercise Consistently

Being physically active is the most basic weight loss tip. No matter what diet you follow exercising is a must. A few benefits of exercising are that it:

  • Helps in losing weight

  • Makes your muscles strong

  • Burns your fat cells

  • Releases endorphin hormone and elevates your mood

Devote at least 30 minutes on a daily basis for exercise. Not only will exercise get you back in shape but also can keep you motivated about getting in shape [2]. This way, it becomes easier for you to beat those post-Diwali blues!

Eat Fiber-Rich Foods Along with Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

It is essential to include foods rich in fiber in your diet. Go for a veggie cleanse and detoxify your body naturally. Since vegetables contain low calories and are rich in water content, consuming them can keep you satiated for a long period. This way your cravings can be curbed. Vegetables are also rich in minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and dietary fiber. They boost your immune system and protect you from diseases.

Now that you are aware of these post Diwali health tips, take care not to strain your body too much. Following fad diets without expert guidance can prove harmful for your health. While you need to enjoy festivals to the fullest, monitoring what you eat will definitely help you keep your weight in control. If you want expert guidance on post Diwali weight loss tips connect with top dieticians on Bajaj Finserv Health. Get a healthy diet plan customized for yourself and lose your calories the healthy way!

Published on 19 Nov 2021Last updated on 24 Apr 2023

Please note that this article is solely meant for informational purposes and Bajaj Finserv Health Limited (“BFHL”) does not shoulder any responsibility of the views/advice/information expressed/given by the writer/reviewer/originator. This article should not be considered as a substitute for any medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult with your trusted physician/qualified healthcare professional to evaluate your medical condition. The above article has been reviewed by a qualified doctor and BFHL is not responsible for any damages for any information or services provided by any third party.


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