The festive season is upon on, and we all know what that means – Diwali dishes, Diwali dinners, Diwali dessert and then some! We completely understand how rude it is to say no to Diwali sweets especially when they’re offered to you; that’s why we’re not asking you to hold back. Instead, we’re giving you four simple suggestions on how you can keep a tab on your diet this Diwali. Read on…
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Balance your diet…
Nothing spells Diwali better than deep fried foods and sugary sweets. And while we don’t recommend that you adopt a yes and no diet this Diwali, we do recommend that you eat in moderation. Don’t get greedy because this festival comes just once a year – Instead, be a tad more attentive and balance your Diwali devouring with lime water (a digestive,) or a bowl of raw fruit and veggies in the evening.

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Don’t ditch the workout…
Holidays, family and festivity make for a really great excuse to give your workout a miss! But when you’re two kilos heavier post the festivities; you’ll regret your actions. If you’re used to hitting the gym in the evenings, switch to a morning session or find the time to go for a walk or run up multiple flights of stairs post lunch – anything that’ll burn those calories and keep those muscles from getting rusty.

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Tame your appetite…
It’s hard to turn down those Diwali savouries, so every time you’re welcomed with a delectable platter at someone’s house, exercise your choice – study it, choose the two best items (that you might not have eaten at someone’s house already) and settle for some dry fruits (a must-have in most households). There’s no better way to put it – tame your appetite and your waist will tame itself.

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Tune in to health…
If you’re making Diwali sweets at home; make better choices wherever you can. While the consistency of most laddoos you make will depend on the amount of ghee you use, there are some dishes you could experiment with. Choose low-fat options such as skimmed milk over regular cow milk for desserts or if you’re making those delicious chaklis, try replacing the regular flour with nachni or ragi flour.