Tis the season of binge-eating! All our diets, treadmills and calorie counts went down the drain, in the name of Diwali - the one festival when India eats, and eats heartily! From the gulab jamuns to the kheers, the halwas to the pooris, the feasts were never ending and so were our appetites. Now, as the Diwali season is behind us, we are left with bulging bellies and protesting weighing scales. But fear not, a little exercise and a balanced diet will get you right back on track! Read on to know more.
Fruits, Fruits and Fruits
Fruits are the easiest way to lose weight and maintain a good metabolism. Fruits are loaded with fibres, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, which clean your body and get rid of all the toxins. Being light on the stomach as well, they can be a perfect snack for those urgent pre-dinner cravings. Mango is one such fruit that boosts the digestive function and burns unwanted calories, thus helping you to lose weight.
A Good Night’s Sleep
A fact less known is that a good night’s sleep can help you lose weight. Yes, it's true. A deep and undisturbed sleep of 7-8 hours can make your body detox. Another thing to remember: this sleep has to be at night only! The ideal time to go to bed would be 10 pm, since it is in between 10pm-2am that our body works in the REM cycle, shedding the most toxins.
Water, Water Everywhere!
Another great Diwali detox tactic is to drink loads of water. Drinking water helps to flush out excess fats and sugar, thereby clearing up the system. Drinking water will also help to clear up your skin and bring a sparkle to your eyes. Always keep hydrated!
Sugar and Fried: Bye, Bye
A good way to let your system recover from the Diwali binge is to cut back on sugar and fried foods. Instead, try to eat light for a few days. Dal rice, porridge, and veggies are a good way to soothe the digestive system which went into Diwali overdrive. All these foods are easy to digest and healthy for your digestive system.