The festival of Holi is upon us. It is a great time to get together with your friends and family, play colours and indulge in some great food.
However, it is also the time when it is impossible to avoid those sinful temptations like gulab jamuns, gujiyas, and kaju katlis.
Those lip-smacking food items are such a quintessential part of our lives that it is impossible to imagine Holi without these yummy treats. So, how do we manage on the health bit then?
Unless you have a super good metabolism, you are likely to pile on a few kilograms by the time all this festivity ends.
According to a survey, most Indians aren't able to lose weight that is gained during such festivals. So, today, we at Boldsky will give you some of the important tips and tricks to watch your weight and remain guilt free while you savour your favourite dishes.
Here's what you should be doing to avoid those unwanted calories during Holi.
Sharing Is Loving
It is rightly said that sharing is caring. Sharing mithais with your friends and family will be helpful, as you wouldn't end up on eating too many sweets. What's more? You would accumulate some good karma too.
Keep Smaller Portions
We know it is easier said than done. But eating in moderate quantity and keeping a small portion size of your favourite mithais and namkeens will not only help you savour the taste but will also help in avoiding those extra kilos.
Make H2O Your Best Friend
Drink adequate water before indulging in some festival snacks. This will give you a feeling of fullness and will help you curb the calorie intake.
Say Goodbye To Colas
Aerated soft drinks contain calories, which are difficult to burn after the festivities finish. Instead, replacing them with fresh fruit juices will be a good choice for you. Even natural beverages like thandai and rose water is a great option.
Don’t Compromise On Your Fitness Regime
You shouldn't disrupt your fitness regime just because it is Holi. Infact, you should burn some extra calories, since you will be consuming a lot of calories. Make sure to do some sort of a physical activity. Even small steps like doing household chores do count.
Indulge In Low Sugar And Low Fat Version
Gorge on low calories and low fat version of your favourite mithais. You can use natural sweeteners like gur or honey instead of sugar for a healthier version of sweets. But, still eat them in limited quantities, as they will contain calories.
Add Nuts And Fruits To Your Plate
Serve and eat dry fruits and fresh fruits more instead of those fried stuff. Adding nuts and fruits to your plate will reduce your calorie intake and will also curb those unhealthy sugar cravings.
Banish That Second Helping
It is one of the most effective ways to avoid those extra kilos. No matter how tempted you are, just stay clear of your second helping. Just dispose or give away after the first helping to curb any temptation.
Socialise With Your Family Than Focussing On Food
Holi is all about meeting your friends and family members who you can't keep in touch with given your hectic schedule. So, focus more on meeting and socialising rather than on food. Keep these points in mind and we are sure you will have a guilt-free Holi.