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Ways To Cut Down On Calories This Diwali

Festivals and foods are inseparable. Whenever we think of diwali, the festival of lights, it is always the sweets, foods, family get-togethers and bursting of crackers that come to our mind. The moment we think of diwali, we become happy.

For sure all of you might be having great plans for diwali celebration, which is one of the biggest Indian festivals celebrated not just in India but across the world. Amidst all the celebration we tend to forget about the calorie intake. There are a few ways in which you can cut down on calories.

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Lip-smacking sweets and mouth-watering cuisines form a part of every house during diwali. Any friends, family and relatives coming to the house are treated with it. But at the same time it is important that one takes control of the calorie intake and stops gaining excess weight too.

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Most of us have seen that right after the festival one tends to put on weight; all this is because of the overeating and not being careful about what goes inside the stomach. For that moment it might give a high to your taste buds and you might relish it, but also one needs to think about its consequences.

Here are these few ways that will help in cutting down on calories this diwali. Take a look.


1. Opt For Foods That Are Rich In Fiber:

Visiting friends and relatives during diwali is fun and also eating special foods and sweets becomes mandatory. So, in order to cut down on calories, try to eat foods that are rich in fibre.


2. Choose Low-Calorie Sweets:

Sweets are a must have during the festival time, especailly diwali. Make it a point to choose and eat low-calorie sweets. It helps in putting a control on calorie intake.


3. Eat In Small Quantities:

Yet another trick to cut down on calorie intake is to eat in small quantities when you are offered sweets at your friends' and relatives' place. This helps in reducing the calorie intake.


4. Choose To Have Nuts:

Instead of sweets, choose to have nuts whenever you are offered calorie-rich foods at your relatives' place. Nuts are healthy and at the same time they help in cutting down on our calorie intake. Consuming nuts regularly is one of the major health secrets of our top actress Deepika Padukone.


5. Avoid Drinking Soda:

Drinking soda and soft drinks during the festival should be avoided. It is filled with calories and it tends to make you full and also increase the level of calorie intake.


6. Plan For A Workout A Week Before Diwali:

As the festival is approaching one should plan for a workout well in advance. It is better to lose some weight before the festival so that when you eat lots of food or sweets during diwali, it does not affect your health and increase your weight due to high calorie intake.


7. Vegetable Salads:

Since you know that you will need to take rich foods or sweets during the day, it is better to eat fresh vegetable salads when you start your meal. Salads are rich in fibre and nutrients. These fill up your stomach and will certainly lead you to eat less and cut down on calorie intake.


8. Drink Plenty Of Water:

Drinking lots of water not just helps in preventing dehydration during the festival season but it also helps clean up the system and makes one full, thus preventing intake of excess food and sweets.

Story first published: Monday, October 24, 2016, 12:42 [IST]
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