Diwali is over and while you’re groaning that it’s Monday already, there’s not just that only reason for the groans. Diwali sweets are still lying in your fridge and the snacks calling slyly to you. Though you’re more than tempted to pop a few in your mouth, you guiltily look down where in a matter of just a week, your pants suddenly seem tighter and the buttons of your shirt feel like popping out. Diwali invariably spells a lot of weight gain thanks to all the delicious sweets and snacks. As the delicacies are made in quite a bulk, it take a long time to polish them off and well, them being so tasty, you just cannot stop at one!
So then, how do you let go of the weight gain and make sure you continue eating the sweets too? Now obviously, going on a diet right post Diwali is insanely difficult and instead, here are some alternatives you could use:
1. Do a one-day detox
Don’t go for a long diet but instead, just plan a one-day detox. Spend a day on fruits and juices. Don’t over-load yourself but eat just as much as you need. Keep your stomach a little empty. It will definitely make you feel lighter and help you start on a fresher note.
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2. Eat small portions
The thing with Diwali snacks and sweets is that you tend to just take the box, curl up on the couch and keep eating. You sometimes lose track of how much you have eaten. Instead, have the snacks in small portions. Take them in small bowls and eat so you do not over-eat them. Also, restrict yourself to eating just a small piece of sweet daily.
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3. Have the snacks with lunch
Instead of having the snacks as breakfast or during tea-time, have them along with your lunch as sides. That ways, you’ll automatically eat lesser. Have something light as your tea-time snack instead.
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4. Exercise a little more
Winters are soon approaching and the early morning weather is quite pleasant. Wake up 30 mins earlier and exercise. Go for a brisk morning walk or jog. Or, you could even join some early morning classes like Zumba or Yoga. If you are already an exercise freak, add 10 more minutes to your exercise routine.
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5. Invite friends over
This is the smartest way of finishing your snacks off without you eating them. Be smart, invite your friends over and pile them with all the Diwali goodies! There, you’re safe now!
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6. Eat light dinners
Instead of having heavy tea-time snacks and a heavy dinner, eat your snacks and sweets in the daytime. Keep dinners light. Have a soup and salad or some fruits. Skip eating oily/fried/sweet foods completely at night. This will help you lose weight as well as keep you feeling fitter.
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7. Hang up that sexy Christmas dress!
With Diwali gone, it’s time for the Christmas and New Year parties! Hang up that sexy Christmas and New Year dress/shirt right in front of you so you are motivated to look at it and lose weight faster. Just be careful you don’t turn into a Santa instead!