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Watch Your Weight: 4 Ways to Stick to Your Diwali Diet Plan!

Choose a balanced healthy diet plan that includes festive foods too

Work out and include weight loss drinks and protein-rich foods in your diet

Increase your fluid consumption to stay hydrated and energized

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Bajaj Finserv Health
November 18th, 2021
5 mins read

Festivities are a time to break away from your usual routine to enjoy with your family and friends. But as you soak in the spirit of celebration, do not let your health take a backseat. Saying yes to a diet plan this Diwali does not mean that you don’t get to have festive food or desserts. A healthy diet plan helps you eat right and in moderation. This means that you can relish all the festive specials you love guilt-free!

When looking to maintain your diet, keep your festive routine in mind. This way, you can find ways to keep up with it in a more practical way. Rather than skipping your diet and taking it up after the Diwali break, modify it so you can continue to lose weight and eat right. Read on to know the 4 ways in which you can make your Diwali diet work.

Find a balance between a rich feast and healthy choices  

Increased portion size leads to overeating and unwanted weight gain [1]. That’s why, when planning a Diwali diet plan you should keep in mind the portion size and keep a tab on it for all your meals. Do not pressure yourself and drastically cut down on the food you consume thinking about weight gain. Instead, think what motivates you and then choose the right platter for your festivities.

Excess fried foods add unnecessary baggage to your digestive system. So, control the consumption of fried foods. Instead include other things you want to relish this Diwali. To keep your meal balanced, include salads alongside a dessert or Diwali delicacy. Starting off with a bowlful of salad or a glass of water before indulging in sweets and savories will trigger your body to feel full and allow you to eat less.

Work out to shed those kilos

Regular exercise helps keep diseases at bay. Staying active boosts HDL cholesterol, which is the good cholesterol [2]. This allows you to stay healthy, without worrying about heart diseases. Even though you may be tempted to avoid working out during the festivities, set aside an hour a day. To stay on track with your healthy diet plan, an hour of brisk walking will help you burn those extra kilos. This way, you can eat a cheat meal more frequently during the festivities without having to constantly regret it.

Additional Read: 10 Healthy Drinks You Should Start Drinking for Low Cholesterol

Stay full and avoid unnecessary cravings 

Mindful eating and not starving yourself is the key to maintaining a balanced Diwali diet plan. In order to stay on track, you can eat small meals through the day. Select a few fiber and protein-rich foods like beans, berries, legumes, and nuts to include in your diet. This will satiate your hunger. When you feel full, the urge to eat vanishes and this way you can avoid binge eating. Binge eating is not good for your health, and it can put your metabolism to test. When your body is constantly pushed to digest all the extra amount of food without any preparation then it may leave you feeling dizzy, sweaty, and nauseous.

Drink lots of fluids to stay hydrated

It is always good to include weight loss drinks in your diet. A simple detox drink of water and fruits or an apple cider flushes out the toxins from the body. This also keeps you feeling refreshed. These drinks contain essential nutrients too. So, when thinking about a diet plan this Diwali include green tea, detox water, apple cider drinks and keep sipping them for good health all through the day. Research shows that drinking water increases the number of calories you burn [3]. Basically, water boosts weight loss and when you combine a few essential ingredients to water, then its action doubles up!

Additional Read: How to Gain Weight Naturally: An In-Depth Guide 

With these tips in mind, you can keep up with your diet plan this Diwali. To ensure you’re choosing the right weight loss drinks and protein-rich foods for yourself, talk to a nutritionist on Bajaj Finserv Health. Book an appointment with a specialist close to you within minutes and achieve your fitness goals with ease.

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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