Here comes the holiday season! The celebrations have begun and so have your worries with regard to your weight issues. Come festivals and your house will be bombarded with mouth-watering delicacies which will be hard to resist. You might just go and stand near them to only stare at them but before you even know, you will end up gulping down a complete box. And then you wonder how some people don’t fall prey to this trap even when festivities are up in the air. Well, here’s the thing! You need not maintain distance from food (because it will entice you anyway!) but you need to adopt a few tricks which won’t make you regret later. Let’s get started with those strategies:
Eat in Advance
So you have a Diwali afternoon party at your home and you have decided to skip your breakfast. You are thinking that skipping on breakfast will add fewer calories to your diet. But have you though what impact will it have when you party starts? Since you will be feeling awfully hungry, you will end up eating much more than you thought at your party. And that too without you realizing it much since you will also be eating in a hurry. Ensure that you have a hearty breakfast. Plus if you are going to be outside, eat a bowl of fruits before leaving home so that you start eating on an already full stomach. This way you will eat less.
Control Portion Sizes
As pointed out before, you don’t have to skip eating the delicacies altogether. Controlling portion is the key to enjoy the temptation without crying later over giving in to it. Be easy on yourself and indulge in food you like. However control the filling size to avoid over-eating and putting on too much weight. You can include tasty yet healthy snacks in your diet too in case you feel too enticed upon seeing the delectable food.
Do not Skip on Exercises
Have you ever had a realization that the ones who are the busiest are the ones who hardly skip a day for doing work out? That’s because they know that if they can’t devote even an hour for it out of 24 hours, they are simply lying to themselves. Be it a party which ends in morning or tiredness which has crept upon you after visiting numerous homes for gifts exchange; do not let anything deter you from going for a physical activity. Even a 40 minutes’ walk can benefit you!
Take Advantage of Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar is not just beneficial for skin and hair but also for your health. There are many medicinal benefits of it such as controlling blood sugar level, detoxifying body and acting as an appetite suppressor. You should add one teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar to a cup of water and have it daily every morning. You can increase its frequency after some weeks but ensure to have it diluted to not damage your teeth and throat.
A dessert spelled backwards is ‘Stressed’. You will find yourself reaching for sweets the most when you are emotionally down. If you are away from your closed ones during these festivities, you will naturally feel sad. But it’s important that you find ways for tackling the situation. One of the best ways to cheer yourself up is by cheering others. You can visit a NGO organization and spread the joy by distributing sweets, clothes, toys or other options that are feasible.