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How to lose weight after heavy Diwali festive binge?

After heavy Diwali eating, it's time to get back to normal. How to lose weight after heavy Diwali festive binge? Read these 7 post-Diwali weight loss tips. #firsttimemommy #festivebinge #postdiwaliweightloss #weightlosstips #howtolose

How to lose weight after heavy Diwali festive binge?

During Diwali, the festival of lights, we meet and greet family and friends, light lamps, burst crackers and indulge ourselves in delicious Diwali sweets and savouries. Festivals are for throwing caution to the wind and enjoying food as it’s meant to. However, as we bid adieu to Diwali, the festival of lights, with a heavy heart, it is also time to come back to our normal routine. How to lose weight after heavy Diwali festive binge? Read these 7 post-Diwali weight loss tips.

Eat mindfully and in moderation: Feast on gunjiyas, moong dal halwa, kaju katli, mohan thal or shakkar paras, but in moderation. This way you will not only not have a hard time giving them up, but also won’t feel withdrawal pangs.

Also, I don’t eat just for the sake of eating; it only piles on calories. I love gunjiyas and moong dal halwa made by my mother, so I prefer to eat only those instead of everything that’s been offered to me. Mindful eating helps.

Condition your mind: Condition your mind that this feast is going to end soon. Our mind is a very smart engine – once you tell it something, it usually listens and respects.

Don’t stop abruptly: Start giving up things little by little each day and slowly peter it out. This way again, you won’t have withdrawal pangs.

Start exercising: Once you start exercising, you will realise you are ready to give up on your Diwali sweets. Exercising pushes us towards mindful eating.

Having said that don’t stop exercising during Diwali. Even if you can’t go to the gym for weight lifting or Zumba classes, at least go for walks or practise Yoga at home. This will keep your metabolism and motivation level up.

Give the sweets away: If you are not able to resist the sweets even after Diwali is gone, maybe it’s time to give away those sweets. I usually make Diwali sweets in limited quantity, they last only a few days until after Diwali. Once the mithais are over, I know it’s time to get back to routine life.

Don’t crash diet: People resort to crash diets to lose weight after festivals. That’s a wrong way to do it. Eating normal homemade food with exercise helps you in getting back your groove.

Practise detox: Instead of crash diets, I prefer detoxifying my body. Most festival or holiday weight is due to water retention caused by excess salt intake and can be lost quickly. Hence, for detox, I eat gourds and millet roti and consume plenty of water with lemon-ginger-mint-cucumber-kiwi. I avoid dairy, sugar and salt for a day or two. It works as a diuretic and I lose retained water.

After heavy Diwali eating, it's time to get back to normal. How to lose weight after heavy Diwali festive binge? Read these 7 post-Diwali weight loss tips. #firsttimemommy #festivebinge #postdiwaliweightloss #weightlosstips #howtolose

How to lose weight after heavy Diwali festive binge?

These are my 7 tips on how to lose weight after heavy Diwali festive binge. What are your post-Diwali weight loss tips?

 

8 Comments

  1. Wo!
    Thank you for sharing
    Keep sharing
    Keep up the good work!

  2. superb post dear…. this is what I actually needed post diwali… he he he he

  3. Great ideas Anshu. I’ve already given away the mithai I don’t want or rather shouldn’t want. I have started exercising albeit slowly. At the back of my mind is the bingeing to come with my daughter ‘s birthday coming up, family get togethers, weddings and the general lets finish off this solitary chocolate syndrome…..

    • I can understand, Sunita…with Diwali over but the fried savouries and sweets still at home, the urge is too great to resist. I eat a little of it everyday – make it my post workout snack. This way I don’t have to throw away the good stuff my mom made. In fact, I recently made the first batch of carrot halwa, so can you imagine –
      Diwali after effects and the winter onslaught together!

  4. Good one there! I agree that all those help 🙂 I also give away sweets and with my nut allergy, I can’t eat a lot of sweets. But besan laddoo that’s done at home is my weakness 😉

    • So good to hear from you, Parul! Freshly made homemade ladoo – wow, I can actually smell it. I can understand your weakness, but half a ladoo for midmorning and evening snack shouldn’t harm you!! Enjoy!! 🙂

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