Happy Healthy Diwali

diwaligreetingIt’s that time of the year again. The holiday season is here with back to back parties and outings. Diwali, the festival of lights and sweets. Whether it is eating out or at home with family and friends, there are plenty of goodies, sweets and savory fried foods, rice dishes to entice you. But that does not mean you overindulge where your waistline might not thank you afterwards. Here are some ways around so you don’t need to kill your digestive system or pack extra pounds.

WATCH YOUR PORTIONS Take a smaller plate and chew your food well. It takes 20 minutes for your brain to know you are full. If you eat slowly, you will enjoy your foods and will be able to control the portions.

HAVE NUTRIENT DENSE FOODS Stick to the veggies, dals and dahi. Limit your roti, naan and rice portion. Fill half your plate with veggies, one quarter with dal and a small part with rice or roti. Have half portions of any 2 sweets. That way you will enjoy but prevent overindulgence

DON’T COMPROMISE ON EXERCISE This will boost your metabolism. You will feel better and burn calories more efficiently especially if you exercise right before you go to a party.

STAY HYDRATED Drink atleast 8-10 glasses of water. It boosts your metabolism and prevents unnecessary binging. You can also have thin buttermilk or a clear soup or lemon water.

EAT BEFORE YOU GO TO A PARTY Never go hungry to a party or you are sure to overeat. Eating before going out to a party is a tried and tested tip that works every time. Have some soup or protein shake or a salad so you are not starving before you leave. This will help you make better choices
Remember, moderation is the key. Indulge in the festivities but eat right at the right time and in the right amount.

HAPPY DIWALI!!!!

Light eating, Light Living, A lighter You, A healthier You