FITNESS TIP TO PREVENT WEIGHT GAIN
1. Stay active and don’t forget to workout
Diwali is no reason to stay away from being physically active. It is tempting to sit on your couch all day, and watch TV, while spending time chit-chatting with family. But remember going for regular walks or taking the stairs, or even just doing some simple stretching can help in the long run.
We understand that Diwali is a busy period, but it is important to burn those calories that you consume on the go. So, remember to take out time for the gym or do some body weight exercises at home. Try working out in the morning, when everyone is asleep so there is no disturbance. It may be difficult to control your temptations, but working out can surely help you burn those extra calories.
2. Avoid unhealthy snacking
Diwali is all about gorging on traditional delicacies. Unhealthy snacks such as sweets, namkeens and cookies are readily available around the house, especially during the festive season. Be watchful of your snacking habits, if you are hungry and need a snack, opt for real foods. Fruits, vegetables, nuts etc are all filling snacks that do not contain added sugar or unhealthy fats, both of which lead to weight gain.
Be mindful of the quality of food you eat by avoiding streetside fried and unhealthy delicacies. Indulge in foods that boost your metabolism, and help your skin to glow such as almonds, walnuts, cashew etc. You can try to incorporate proteins such as milk, chicken, eggs, curd, paneer etc in your meals. Also, try drinking vegetable juice once a day.
3. Limit your liquid calorie intake
‘Mindful drinking’ is important to ensure you do not end up piling on those extra calories. If you want to control your weight, it is best to limit your intake of high-calorie beverages. Packed juices, soda, and other calorie-rich beverages contribute a significant amount of sugar and calories to your diet, which can lead to weight gain. Additionally, too alcohol intake can cause dehydration and promotes fat storage.