TIPS THAT WILL HELP TO STAY IN SHAPE ON THIS HOLI!by Swati Khandelwal Health And Fitness Writer At FITPAS
Wondering how you're maintaining your fitness in this holi party? Holi, one of the major festivals of India, and is celebrated with enthusiasm and gaiety on the full moon day in the month of Phalgun which is the month of March. Holi is a time traditionally given to overindulgence as Holi sweets, drinks office parties and family get-togethers. It's a time to connect with family and friends and there's food in abundance whether it's finger foods, buffets or those deadly Holi food gifts.
Maybe your diet plan is pretty good most of the time, as you expect, but the festive season especially Holi is pretty tricky when it comes to subjects like controlling diet and maintaining your fitness with and eating healthy foods. Controlling on whatever you eat this Holi is the main way to keep yourself away from increasing the sugar levels of your body. It is not about the amount of food but the amount of sugar in the food, that’s what matters the most. Of course, it's not easy to go on portion patrol when the temptations are endless especially if there are numerous types of sweets and Holi feast all around.
Steps to Keep You & Your Self Fit & Healthy & Ready to Enjoy the Holi.
1) Don't Skip Meals
Eat a light and healthy meal a few hours before the holi event. We often have the mentality of saving our calories so we can splurge on that special meal, but it can often backfire. So don’t skip meals. A great filling meal that will hold you over until your event should include both protein and fiber for extra staying power and you will be able on your way in maintaining your fitness.
2) Pay Attention
It is easy to overeat at holiday gatherings since there is usually a variety of a food. Eat slowly and listen to your hunger cues. If you are truly not hungry, avoid second helpings.
3) Limit your liquid calories
If you want to have one or two cocktails, choose drinks that you can sip slowly and If you are looking for a mixed drink then lime water with black salt, and seltzer water is another great low-calorie option and help you in maintaining your fitness.
4) Stay Active
Try to incorporate time with family and friends by looking into an activity you can all enjoy. Think this might be out of your comfort zone? This can be a fun event not focused around food that allows you to spend time with those you love and in this way you will be easily on your way in maintaining your fitness.
Holi snacks and sweets form an integral part of the festival of holi. In fact, apart from being the festival of colours, holi can also be called as the festival of food. Celebrate the holi to the fullest by eating healthy. So enjoy your holi to the fullest while not increasing your waistline.
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