It’s that time of the year again when there is much reason to eat, shop and be merry. It’s time to stock up on goodies and cookies. But wait...is that all there is to the festive season?
It’s hard to resist the temptations of sweets during a time like Diwali. So how do you avoid festive binging? Read on to get enlightened.
1. Be Selective
With the plethora of choices floating before you, you are bound to wish to taste a bit of each and every goody. That is what results in binging. So, be selective and do not get greedy. Opt for only one of the two or three options offered to you. If there is a variety of sweets, pick the one you like the most or the one you know will be lowest in calories!
2. Satiate your Taste Buds
Staying on an empty stomach before a Diwali party is bound to make you binge. Make sure you eat before you head out. A plate full of healthy, REAL food will not make you feel taste deprived. So if you must binge, do so on nutritious stuff.
3. Say No (to a Second Serving)
It saves you from putting on that extra kilo. Moreover, it keeps you light and energized to carry out throughout the hectic schedule of the day. So, the next time someone offers you a second round of snacks and sweets, just pass the tray on to the next person.
4. Stay Out of Reach
Not literally! But when it is about your office party, just relocate yourself to a place as far away as possible from the temptations. Focus on the fun and the activities rather than on the food. You need to remind yourself of all the extra calories that you are consuming. However, make sure you pick on some snacks to avoid being classified as anti-social!
5. Stay Active
This festive season, make a vow to be the perfect host, or the perfect assistant to the host. So, whether you are at a party hosted by your boss or one at your relative’s place, offer to serve, help the lady of the house, and do any of the chores that require you to be on your toes. Not only will this keep you active, it will also help you avoid sitting in one place and gobbling up the goodies!
In case you read this article late and have already allowed yourself to indulge in the delicacies, burn out your weight worries by counter-calorie activities. Walks and jobs are essential to good health. Herbal tea will do you good too. If it still isn’t too late, follow the above steps to ensure a happy and healthy Diwali this year!