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Don’t Let The Festivities Add To Your Calorie Count!

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Knock. Knock. The festival of Diwali is upon us. It’s that time of the year when you catch up with family and friends. When you have most definitely already gorged on all things, decadent and sweet. And, probably gotten a sugar overdose in the bargain. Bingeing on festive favourites can wreak havoc on your waistline as most sweet delights are loaded with calories that will pile on the pounds. However, you can steer clear of those extra calories by following a few health hacks. Let’s get started:

  1. Prepare Sweets At Home
    Instead of buying sweets for festivals like Diwali, prepare them at home with a smart ingredient like I’m lite. You need to use half as much when compared to regular sugar, because 1 spoon of I’m lite has the sweetness of 2 spoons of regular sugar.
  2. Choose roasted not fried snack items
    Opt for roasted wadas, samosas, bhajias, spring rolls and cutlets. It’s not only healthy but rich in flavour & texture.
  3. Avoid deep-frying
    Use healthy cooking strategies like stir frying or baking. While baking, opt for a healthy sugar like I’m lite, made from 100% natural ingredients like stevia, which gives you the sweetness of regular sugar, but with low calories.
  4. Swap butter for healthy oils or ghee
    Diwali party on? Feast on butter chicken made with ghee or healthy oil, instead of butter. And made with skimmed milk, instead of heavy cream.
  5. Use real food-based dips
    Used to dipping your kebabs & cutlets in mayonnaise? Try curd-based dips or opt for Indian chutneys as healthier alternatives.
  6. Start your meal with a liquid beverage
    Begin your meal with soup, buttermilk or lime water as it helps to reduce the appetite.
  7. Healthy Diwali festival drinks
    Who says you have to serve up colas or sweetened fruit juice? You can serve up a home-made sweet beverage instead, made using I’m lite which gives you 50% less calories.
  8. Make water your best friend
    Drink 3 litres of water per day. It keeps you hydrated and prevents food cravings.
  9. No excuses to miss your workout regime
    Try to work out at least 30 minutes, five days a week.
  10. Sleep well
    Less sleep may lead to unhealthier eating. A relaxed body makes better food choices.

There’s no time like the present. Try out all these health hacks & have yourself a healthy-wali, Diwali!