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CELEBRATE THE FESTIVAL OF COLOURS IN A HEALTHY WAY

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Holi is a festival of colours, joy, happiness, dance and fun. How can we forget the most important part of our festival “food” and when it comes to holi it means all our yummy traditional foods – gujias, bhajias, and all those fried mathris. But these are definitely not the choice for calorie counters, so if you don’t want to give up your weight goals try to at least avoid giving into sweet temptations.

As an aware individual one has to keep in mind that moderation is the key to enjoy festive food and still keep the weighing scales in balance. Sweets with loads of ghee and fried foods like gujjias, samosas, pakoras remain the centre of festival food. They are not only full of calories but are also deficient in essentials nutrients. One has to be smart enough in selecting the healthy food items during the festival times…….

Here are some tips will help you in selecting best healthy food and eat right on this Holi while enjoying the real spirit of the festival.

ü  Limit your sweet intake and avoid overeating: An average adult requirement is 2000 calories per day, but during festival time one land up with an excess intake of upto 1500 calories.  This excess can be handled with careful, intelligent and right selection of foods in right amounts. Gujjia, dahi wada, can be taken but prefer taking them in little quantities. Do not binge on them.

ü  Eat and serve healthy: Offer healthy options to you and your guests like fruit salad, pasta salad, fruity yoghurts, and baked vegetable tikki with dahi and green chutney instead of fried. Small quantity of caramelised nuts like almonds, raisins and apricots can also be a good option.

ü  Drink lots of water: Increase water intake to curb your appetite. Drink at least eight glasses of water for keeping your body hydrated. Try to stay away from alcoholic beverages as they not only increase your calorie intake but also alter your consciousness.

ü  Try to be active: Dancing can be one of the ways of losing extra calories during the holi festival. Plan a workout for yourself to keep your body active and compensate for the extra calories that are consumed. Don’t neglect your exercise routine in the festive celebrations.

ü  Limit your thandai intake: This drink adds those unnecessary calories to your diet.

ü  Say a big NO to Bhang: Bhang is a very much intoxicating drink that could take a toll on your health, as this drink is made of cannabis, spices, ghee and milk.

So, enjoy this colourful festival of holi in healthy way………..

Diet Mantra

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