- Cut down on coffee
- Replace calorific mithais with wiser options
- Change your cooking oil
- Take time out for a quick workout
Cut down on coffee
We know that the festive season means attending to guests, spring cleaning our homes and a whole lot of running around. To keep up with these hectic days, we often reach out for cups of coffee every few hours. Moreover, you might not end up refusing those high calorie foods and will also gulp down endless cups of coffee that will end up damaging your system further. How? Well, coffee contains a whole lot of caffeine, which affects your central nervous system and increases stomach acid production. This causes diarrhea, stomach aches, etc. Hence, while you go all out to enjoy yourself during the festive season, avoid too much coffee that could have a bad effect on your digestive system.
Replace calorific mithais with wiser options
We totally get that an occasion like Diwali is incomplete without sweets. But to make sure you don’t end up with digestive disorders and weight gain during this season, consider replacing the sugary sweets with something less fattening. So instead of preparing too many fried snacks, include chikkis and baked sweets that are healthier compared to chivdas, chaklis and halwas.
Change your cooking oil
If you’re going to prepare the fried snacks anyway, switch to lighter oils that aren’t too heavy on the stomach. Oils like sesame seed oil and vegetable oil can put a lot of pressure on the liver. Oils should contain monounsaturated fatty acids aka good fats. This implies that when you’re deep frying food, these fats build a thin crust over your food and absorb oil as well as keep your cholesterol levels low. Hence, we suggest you switch to flaxseed or olive oil that will be comparatively lighter.
Take time out for a quick workout
We understand that with all the festivities and guests pouring in, you may not have enough time to dedicate too much of your time to working out rigorously. But all the festive eating can take a serious toll on your body. Hence, we suggest you take a short brisk walking session post dinner or anytime of the day that works for you. It won’t take up much of your time and will also keep digestive disorders at bay.