The festive season is all about irresistible sweets and mad celebrations. We want to enjoy our favorite sweets and snacks, but also keep our calories intake in control. Because nobody wants to look plump just a day after Diwali. It is like losing all the tireless work that you had put in the gym.
Don’t worry, guys, we have found the right balance where you can relish your spongy rasogulla and keep yourself fit. All you need to do is take care of these little habits before you take a plunge into the aroma of sweets.
1. Take only sugar-based deserts. Avoid sweets that have fat.
Not all sweets have fat. Sweets like dark chocolate, plain sandesh, mishti doi, rosogolla, and custards have no fat. One should avoid Gulab Jamuns as it contains a high amount of both sugar and fat.
2. Try to make your own sweets.
If you are really craving to eat your favorite dessert, why not make it? This way you can control the content of ghee and fat that goes in. You can use dry fruits to control the sweetness. Plus, always use skimmed milk to make sweets.
3. Drink a lot of water and avoid alcohol.
Drink about 2-3 liters/day and you can replace wine with alcohol as a bottle of beer adds tons of liquid calories.
4. Always take a small portion of sweets.
Try to control your craving by having a small portion of all your favorite desserts. Don’t fill the plate to the brim and avoid second helpings.
5. Don’t forget to exercise regularly.
Run an extra mile if you are lusting on sweets just too much. Also, eating nuts helps your body absorb nutrients better and improves digestion.
6. Have a light dinner.
Sugar is like cocaine, one gets addicted to it too quickly. Avoid sweets during dinner time. Eat a lot of vegetables because the fiber content helps cleanse your stomach and eliminates the excess sugar stored.
7. Give the sweets to less fortunate people.
If you have too many sweets at your home, it is better to give them to less fortunate people.
Don’t just eat sweets, but be sweet and responsible this festive season.