Diwali & healthy food? Follow these easy tips to stay fit amid the festivities

WION Web Team
New Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Oct 22, 2022, 07:01 PM IST


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So, giving health a priority, this year, we have got you a list of things you can do to stay fit this Diwali.

Diwali is just around the corner, and in India, it is all about eating!

It's the time of the year when we meet family and friends and consume varieties of festive sweets and snacks. During the festival, the delicious sweets and dishes are mouth-watering and lip-smacking and simply leave us wanting more. However, oily, sweet foods can lead to health issues like bloating, and constipation, and, in the end, most of us end up gaining some extra kilos.

Giving health a priority this year, here we've compiled a list of things you can do to stay fit this Diwali.

Scroll down for guilt-free festival fun.


Prefer homemade food:

While this is the time when your cheat days are over, you still prefer eating homemade food. People eat lots of sweets and snacks during the festival. But, still, eating homemade items will save you. Rather than store-bought snacks, sweets, and foods, prefer homemade snacks, sweets, and foods made with a high-quality oil. Still, keep track of when you eat, what you eat, and how much you eat. 

Ditch oily food:

Food is the most important aspect of any occasion. During the festival, the delicious delicacies are something we can't ignore, but we can use our brains and, with the help of innovations, we can cut out a lot of extra calories. Make your dish and instead of frying them in oil, you can bake them or use the air-frying method. This method will surely reduce oil consumption. 

Avoid overeating:


It's that time of the year when your day is all about eating—no matter what you binge on, whether it's sweets or greasy food. But if you seriously want to resist overeating, stick to it and guide your brain and heart accordingly. 

If you want to eat less, stay hydrated. It will help you eat less. Small trick: Drink a whole glass of water before eating. You simply won't eat as much. Another thing you can do to avoid overeating is to skip the extras. Stick to the main course and avoid the side dishes on the plate and snacks too. 

Add this food to your diet: 

Maintaining a diet is tough when so much tempting food is around, so we suggest some foods that you can add to your diet and make your Diwali healthy and light. 

Add cucumber. It always tops the list of dieters because it has zero fat and calories and is made up of mostly water. Cucumber keeps you hydrated but also helps shed extra fat stored in the body. From main courses to mocktails, there are plenty of snacks made from cucumber. 

The second is spinach, which is super-rich in proteins and iron. There are so many dishes in our Indian cuisine that you can make with this green vegetable.

Beetroot: Another food that is low in calories and high in fibre is beetroot. So, make a delicious and colourful beetroot salad and add it to your dinner meal, which can be enjoyed by your guests as well. For more details, go to Google.



Reduce your alcohol consumption:

Sipping fizzy drinks during holiday gatherings can dehydrate you and increase your calorie intake. One should also be able to control their alcohol consumption. Cocktails, which are a combination of alcohol and juices, should be avoided, and 1 or 2 drinks should suffice.