Diwali is all about celebrating the day and night with friends and family and indulging in food that’s mostly sweet . It’s an age old tradition here. We often tend to overeat during this happy festival and thus end up wreaking havoc on our systems. We console ourselves by justifying the fact that the festival comes just once a year, so it’s fine to relentlessly down festival food.
However, after a night or two of binge eating, our bodies are craving to get back to normal and are screaming to be cleansed. Like we spring clean our homes pre-Diwali, we need to focus on spring cleaning our bodies post-Diwali as well. We’ve got you covered here as you can use these simple tips below to get back on track. The best thing about these tips is that they can be used at any time of the year or when you’ve just eaten the equivalent of a horse.
Eat home-cooked food
After gorging on all the oil, salt, starch and sugar during Diwali, eating home-cooked food should be your foremost priority for at least the next month. You always have complete control over the ingredients and cooking techniques while cooking at home. Prepare a nourishing meal rather than ordering in. Trust us, you’ll feel much better.
Increase your water intake
Drinking water is one of the key methods to detox your body good old H2O helps metabolize toxins. Try consuming up to 2 liters of water a day but don’t it gulp down hastily as you might end up bloating up. Starting your day with a lukewarm glass of water with a few drops of lemon juice in it flushes out toxins and excess sugar from the system, thus leading to weight loss.
Drink green tea
Green tea is the next best detox drink after water. Rich in antioxidants and catechins, green tea increases the production of detoxification enzymes in humans.
Pick natural and unrefined food
The magic formula here is to go for wholegrain, all-natural and organic food. This means no to sugar, refined flour, purchased baked good and certainly, fizzy drinks. Try to avoid ready-made masalas and other packaged food during your detox period. Follow a fruit and vegetable diet as they provide a range of nutrients and fibre which has a huge contribution to the detoxification process.
Turn off the TV and focus on your meal rather than the idiot box. When you sit down with your family and eat mindfully, you will enjoy and relish every bite of your food more. When you listen to your body’s signals and feelings, you will know when you’re done and thus can avoid overeating.