Diwali 2020: 5 Simple Expert Tips To Stay Fit This Diwali
The season of festivities is on an all-time high and we have been celebrating a string of festivals back-to-back with much fun and fervour. After marking Navratri, Dussehra, Kojagari Purnima et al, the nation is all set to celebrate Diwali on November 14th, 2020 (Saturday). One of the most popular festivals in India, Diwali is all about lights, friends, family and food. In fact, Diwali and indulgence go hand-in-hand. From laddoos and jalebis to malai kofta and biryani – we literally binge on every lip-smacking dish during this time. As a result, most of us end up gaining some extra kilos by the end of the jamboree. But this year, we have got you covered!
We bring you some expert tips that will not only help you pick your food wisely but also balance out the calorie intake the next day. So, this Diwali, make your indulgence 100 percent guilt-free!
Diwali 2020: Here’re 5 Diwali Diet Tips To Stay Fit:
1. Prepare your meal with healthier ingredients:
With more and more people getting health conscious, we can witness the emergence of various recipes that give a healthier spin to the regular calorific dishes. For instance, regular sugar is replaced by coconut sugar or jaggery in dessert recipes and buckwheat or multi-grain wheat is used to prepare different savoury items, instead of maida. Consultant nutritionist Rupali Datta further suggests the inclusion of healthy oil in lieu of butter and skimmed milk instead of heavy cream to prepare the main course for Diwali feast.
2. Choose your sweets wisely:
Diwali seems incomplete without indulging in a variety of sweet treats. While some people prefer avoiding these yummy delights to prevent calorie intake, Macrobiotic nutritionist and Health Coach Shilpa Arora thinks sweets are needed once a while. She suggests, “Prepare your sweets with whole grain flours, seasonal fruits, nuts and seeds, healthy sweeteners et al. This will help you satisfy your sweet cravings without compromising on health.”