It’s my favorite time of the year…with bright lights around, new clothes, greeting relatives and of course plates brimming with delicious treats.
I’m sure of all that you enjoy during this festive time, the one thing that stops you from enjoying are the yummy mithais…
It’s time for you to stop worrying as these treats are to savoured without any guilt.
There is nothing wrong in enjoying your ladoos and mithais.
Know about the goodness of these festival delicacies so that you can enjoy Diwali guilt free.
– Dry fruits and nuts like almonds, pistas, cashews are great sources of fibre, amino acids and minerals… and are great when eaten first thing in the morning, as a snack, or incorporated into your mithai.
– Ghee, one of the important components of mithai – is an essential fat and helps assimilate fat-soluble vitamins like A, D and E, protects your bones, is great for the skin and most importantly helps mobilise stubborn fat.
– Sugar or jaggery is beneficial when mixed with nuts, ghee, besan or rava.
The healthiest yet delicious Diwali menu is a simple spread comprising of one freshly fried item, one sabzi, dal, roti, rice and of course, home-made mithai.
Whilst you are busy feeling guilt-free with the above, it is equally important that the other basics are followed too:
– Sip water frequently throughout the day. It will keep you hydrated and will also satiate the false hunger.
– Go easy on alcohol. It’s a major dehydrator and contains empty calories.
– Avoid packaged foods.
– Last but not the least, don’t forget to work out! Nope, cleaning the house, making sweets and meeting people is not technically considered as working out 😉
- Dedicated workouts will put your body metabolism in high gear, helping you burn calories faster.
So this festive season;
avoid crackers, crack a walnut instead…
Enjoy the festival and on behalf of Fit4Fat: Diwali ki hardik shubhakamanaye!