Wedding season is not just glitters and fun but the most awaited time of the year that not only gives you a break from your boring lives but also gives you a chance to spend cherishing moments with friends and loved ones.
It is also a time when there’s lots of delectable food around you that tempts you to ditch your diet schedules to get into a celebratory mood and enjoy everything as it comes.
This often leads you to gain a few extra pounds that can prove detrimental to your well being. However, the realization of all the unhealthy and junk eating comes much later when you find yourself hard to fit into the clothing you just bought for yourself.
The wedding season is coming up and we have to keep fitting ourselves into that designer choli or sherwani, time and again.
Apart from having fun and spending time with your family and friends, weddings are an occasion where you binge on sweets and other unhealthy stuff.
We all wish to eat in moderation and be conscious of what we eat during such occasions, but do you think it is possible with that never-ending buffet spread?
Here are some practical and do-able tips which would keep your diet on track without missing all the fun:
1. Avoid Skipping Meals
Trying to save the calories in the day for the night would undoubtedly be a foolish 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.
2. Beware of The Buffet
The unlimited buffet can take a huge toll on your diet if you don’t have a plan. The buffet is filled with a variety of sumptuous food and that is where your choices come into the picture.
You can avoid fried food and opt for dishes that are either baked or grilled. If it’s tempting, at least limit the intake of all those high sugar desserts. Go for some are healthy or less sugary options that would keep your taste buds and you happy.
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3. Ditch the Alcohol
With all kinds of drinks available around you, try to choose the ones with lesser calories. Alcohol is loaded with calories and therefore it is important to avoid alcoholic beverages or have them in moderation.
You can opt for plain water instead as it will also help in keeping you hydrated and in boosting digestion.
4. Stay Active
Yes, you read that right! Doing some physical activity in the morning for about 45 to 60 minutes would help you get rid of that bloat and also keep you energetic all day long.
If it’s a destination wedding, then going for a swim or cycling around can be a few fun options for you.
5. Plan Ahead
The constant ‘Save the date’ and wedding invites are not going to let you forget about the wedding lineups. Planning ahead is the best you can do.
Restrict yourself from the treats and eat small, frequent but healthy meals. Make sure to include antioxidants, fiber and protein in your diet much ahead of the event.
It helps nourish your body and improves your overall health and immunity. This would prevent your skin/hair or body from acting up last minute.
6. Portion Control
Look at the buffet in a healthy way by filling your plate with a balance of all nutrients. Take a bowl of pulao along with curd raita, a cup of stir-fried veggies or clear soup.
Try the dishes you like but make sure to have them in controlled portions. Sharing could 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 is one course filled with refined carbs and oil. Try to limit them to one or two pieces and not go beyond that.
Let this wedding season be a ‘hit’ for the diet and not a ‘miss’. Choose your options wisely and keep portion control in mind. Let the big fat Indian wedding not lead to a big fat belly.
Quick Tips –
- Hydration is the key to healthy digestion,
- Drink warm water or water boiled with warm water can have dry ginger (sonth)powder with it.
- Have lemon with lukewarm water every morning.
- Raw food (salad) and soups before the main course.
- Pick smaller plates, eat slowly, chew properly.
After all, and before everything good health is not a seasonal requirement, the best practice is to be careful about your diet round the year.
Anyways, if you have not been in good shape, these health tips would be of great help but don’t let flame to burn out and you would be alluring in the next wedding season, could eat with gratitude not guilt, and count your blessings not calories. “