Author: Renu Puri
Indian Wedding Season comes with a bucketful of fun, glitters, laughter, and also “lots of food”!
The wedding season is coming up and we have ourselves into that designer choli or sherwani, time and again. Aside from having fun and spending time with your family and friends, weddings are an event where binging on sweets and other unhealthy foods becomes almost second nature.
We all wish to dine in moderation, be conscious of what we eat during such occasions and follow a balanced diet, but does one think it is possible with that never-ending buffet spread?
Here are some practical and do-able tips on how to maintain weight which might keep your diet on track without missing all the fun:
Trying to save lots of calories during the day for the night would undoubtedly be an unwise decision. In fact, indulging in a good high-fiber meal with veggies during the day will keep you away from overdoing it in the evening. Portion control, healthy eating, and diet food will also ensure that you don’t put on those extra kilos.
The unlimited buffet can take an enormous toll on your diet if you don't have a plan. The buffet is crammed with a variety of sumptuous foods and that is where your choices come into the picture. Before you pick up the indulgent fried foods, opt for dishes that are either baked or grilled. The low-fat salads, whole wheat pizzas (less cheese, obviously), hummus and pita, etc., are healthy options that may keep your taste buds happy as well as you satiated.
Yes, you read that right! Doing little physical activity - some exercise to burn fat in the morning for about 45 to 60 minutes would help you get rid of that bloating and also keep you energetic all day long. If it’s a destination wedding, then going for a swim or cycling around are often a few fun options for you. And since it’s a wedding, why not join the group dance for a fun way to exercise? The benefits of exercise are many. All in all, Regular exercise is the stairway to your fitness goals.
Look at the buffet in a healthy way by filling your plate with a balance of all nutrients. Take a bowl of pulav together with curd raita, a cup of stir-fried veggies, or clear soup. Try the dishes you wish but make sure to have them in controlled portions. Sharing might be a good idea when it comes to desserts as we know how hard it is to resist. Also, let the starters not end your diet plans, that's one course filled with refined carbs and oil. Attempt to limit them to one or two pieces and not go beyond that.
Let this wedding season be a ‘hit’ for the gut and not a ‘miss’. Choose your options wisely and keep portion control in mind. Mindfulness is key here. The only fat we should enjoy is that Big Fat Indian Wedding.
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