Contributed by Harleen kaur
We all feel a little lethargic after overindulging during Diwali, the greatest festival of the year.
Who doesn’t enjoy celebrating with sweets, especially if it means indulging in indulgent treats all week? The delicious besan laddoos and crunchy chaklis tasted absolutely divine, but they only made the post-celebration flab worse. The only way to get back in shape is to detoxify your body. But avoid the temptation to starve yourself; doing so will be detrimental to your health.
After the excitement of the festival, it might be challenging for many individuals to keep their workout programme. However, in order to maintain your health, it’s crucial to return to your regular exercise schedule as soon as you can, which is also good for your overall well-being.
Here we are helping you with some tips that will help you detox post-Diwali.
Cut back on sugar and fried foods
Our bodies need some time to heal after consuming so much sugar over the festive season. This is an obvious technique to assist in the recovery of your digestive system from the effects of the fried and sugary foods you’ve consumed throughout the festival. In order to help in the repair of your digestive system, it’s also recommended to avoid eating fried foods, refined flour, baked products, and sugar for some time in order to get back on track.
Exercise is essential
While detoxifying your body is the first step to becoming healthier, getting back on track with a regimen of moderate activity is also important. Go for a long walk or get your yoga mat out and practise 25 Surya asanas. Another best option you can opt for is to enrol yourself in a Zumba class, which can help you to burn 500–800 calories per hour and can help you stay fit.
Consume a lot of water
By definition, detoxification is removing toxins, and doing so requires drinking a lot of water. Drinking three litres of water will help the body remove toxins. However, stay away from consuming packaged fruit juices and aerated beverages as they are high in sugar and will slow down your detoxification process. Experts advise always choosing lukewarm water after a big meal as it will help in effectively digesting the meal. In addition to regular water, you can also drink coconut water.
Every morning, add a few drops of lemon or aloe to the lukewarm water before drinking it because these two things have detoxifying properties.
Avoid extreme diets
Crash diets and starvation are never recommended by experts. If you believe the myths about crash diets, it won’t help when you’re attempting to kick-start detoxification. All fad diets and drinks may result in indigestion, weariness, or giddiness. Additionally, skipping meals and starving ourselves will cause binges, muscle loss, and a serious decrease in one’s body’s metabolic rate, all of which will encourage fat accumulation. Simply be sure you eat basic, home-cooked meals with less oil. There is no need to follow rigid juice or detox diets. Just don’t miss any meals, but eat healthy at regular intervals.
Increase your protein intake
The king of nutrients, protein is often referred to as having some superpowers.
It’s commonly believed to be the most satisfying of the macronutrients because of its ability to affect your appetite and satiety hormones.
Protein is essential for maintaining muscle mass and may significantly enhance daily caloric expenditure. It also helps you avoid losing muscle mass as you age and lose weight.
Eat from smaller plates
The size of your dinnerware has been proven to have an impact on how much food you consume.
Your portion may appear smaller or larger depending on the size of the plate you use to eat it.
The study found that eating on a smaller plate resulted in healthier body weight individuals feeling more satisfied after eating and consuming fewer calories.
Getting back on track is really important after a bout of over indulgences during the festive season. The above tips can be implemented to detoxify your body and have a significant impact on getting your health back in shape.
Without a significant change in your routine, all the above suggestions will together have a significant impact on not only making your diet healthier but a more sustainable lifestyle overall after a great festive season.
Furthermore, you should also undergo preventive health checkups. These health checkups give a complete report about your health, allowing you to take necessary precautionary measures to improve your well-being and keep a host of ailments at bay.