Diwali 2018 is done. I’m sure you all must have had a jubilant time celebrating it with your friends & family. Diwali is a blissful carnival of festive vibes, lights, gifts, wishes & blessings for prosperity & good luck and not to forget, the sumptuous eats. Any festival in our country is incomplete without sweets and Diwali being a big one, there is a plethora of irresistible lip-smacking sweets & savouries and “eating-spree” surely happens.
Post the tiring merriments and pampering noshes, I’m sure you must be feeling restive and uneasy and looking for ways to get your groove back. A lot of people suffer from laziness, stomach issues or end up feeling dull.
Well, Detox after such galas is the answer! Festivals and detoxing go hand in hand. But let me tell you that this isn’t a perpetual solution to over-indulge and then detox, though its fine once in a while. Celebrity nutritionist Rutuja Diwekar, in her Facebook & Instagram live videos, too recommends to avoid toxicity for longer time and to undergo detox plans often to maintain a balance in your health & lifestyle.
Detoxification has to be mild, don’t go harsh on yourself! It takes 3-4 weeks for our body to accept new routine and changes. Patience is the key! The idea is to flush out toxins and give the body a chance of fresh start to bounce back. A few Detox tips to help you regain your health & well-being-
- Get back to your routine, start exercising. You can start with low level workout like walking then increase your pace and level.
- Start your day with hot water, lemon juice & honey. Or you can also try any herb based cleansing tea.
- Abstain from over-eating.
- Catch up on your sleep. Most of are overtired because we don’t sleep for 8 hours a day.
- Have green tea, peppermint tea or honey-ginger-lemon, they are known to aid weight-loss.
- Try having cucumber-peppermint juice, bottle gourd-tomato-carrot juice, or any other naturally sweetened juice.
- Drink plenty of water, minimum 10 glasses a day.
- Start your meal with raw foods like salads and have at least a plate full of salad/fruits in a day.
- Include seasonal fruits and vegetables in your diet.
- Wave goodbye to sugar-based drinks and anything packaged. Make fresh juice and food at home.
- Reduce your intake of refined flour, breads, pastas, cakes, sweets, potato, and rice. Don’t cut these all out, just exercise control.
- Use olive oil as your base of cooking. Avoid fried food and rather sauté or bake your meal.
- For snacking, use nuts- almonds, walnuts, flax seeds, chopped veggies with dips. You may also try baked savouries or roasted namkeens and fox nuts.
- If you are a non-vegetarian, switch to fish. Try its baked variations.
- Take 4-5 small meals a day. No heavy meals that may create trouble in digestion.
- Take less food in your plate and chew it well. Savour the food that you are eating instead of just gulping it down.
Amid all the chaos and fun, don’t forget about yourself.
Revive after Diwali- “the carnival of lights”
And, always Stay healthy & fit!