Home Health & Fitness Celeb Nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar's Festive Guide to Staying Healthy

Celeb Nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar’s Festive Guide to Staying Healthy

The festive season is our favourite. After all, we all get to eat delicious and tempting food. But that doesn’t change the fact that they are unhealthy. Eating too many sugary and fried foods can lead to weight gain and bloating. So, how to enjoy the festival while keeping your health in mind? Don’t worry, Rujuta Diwekar is on your rescue. In one of her audiobooks, the celebrity nutritionist has put together a comprehensive guide to enjoying the holiday season in moderation called ‘Eating in the Age of Dieting’.

Here are 5 tips for eating in moderation by celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar:

1. Persistent and Familiar

Breaking the myths surrounding Diwali feast, Rujuta Diwekar says that if eating regular Diwali food is breaking your diet plan, then your weight loss plan is going to fail this time too. These unrealistic guides, according to nutritionists, are not culture-friendly, instead, “they focus on the guilt surrounding occasion-based feasting and take advantage of it to sell detox plans or packages that are often extreme and doomed to fail.” The aim should always be to follow a healthy diet as it teaches you to eat without guilt. FYI: There’s nothing wrong with enjoying your puri or halwa.

Halwa is a delicious recipe that can be eaten in moderation.

2. Sweets Isn’t Your Enemy

Sweets have been termed unhealthy but the reality is a bit different. Nutritionists point out that ghee, which is one of the biggest components of most sweets, helps keep the intestines in good shape. Moreover, it is also ready to bear the load of overeating during Diwali. “It is an essential fat and helps to assimilate fat-soluble vitamins such as ADE, and K, while protecting bones, skin, and immune function as the seasons change,” she adds. Either sugar or jaggery gives a sweet taste to your sweets. When they are mixed with dry fruits, ghee, gram flour, flour, gum or semolina, the experience is therapeutic.

3. Plan Your Diwali Menu

Keep your Diwali menu simple. The spread may include homemade sweets, a freshly fried item, vegetables, lentils, some roti and rice with chutney, pickle or papad. In her audiobook, Rujuta Diwekar urged them to celebrate a more authentic celebration.

(Also Read: Diwali 2022: Veg Diwali Party Menu With Step-by-Step Recipes)

hipqt5g

Diwali is not an excuse to binge on calorie-heavy foods. Photo: iStock

4. Dried fruits and seeds are your best friends

Dried fruits are good for health as they are an amazing source of amino acids, minerals and phytonutrients. To get the best benefits, eat them first thing in the morning as a snack or turn them into a dessert. β€œIt is a myth that cashews are loaded with cholesterol. It has zero cholesterol and really helps in controlling it,” says Rujuta.

5. Don’t Skip Surya Namaskar

We skip our workout and exercise routines during festivals. Instead of going to the gym and lifting heavy weights, take it down a notch by waking up late. Nutritionists suggest “five rounds of Surya Namaskar”.

Here’s wishing you a happy and healthy Diwali!

RELATED ARTICLES

Diabetes: Prevention and Diet Management Strategy by our Consultant Nutritionist

Diabetes is a condition in which the body's glucose metabolism gets out of sync. Normally, food is digested and glucose is released into...

vitamin D Lack of sunlight in Kashmir Valley has reduced in people

Vitamin D Deficiency: Every vitamin is important for the body. Due to lack of vitamins, many types...

11 Best Restaurants In Aerocity, Delhi You Must Try

There is no dearth of places serving delicious food in and around Delhi, but as the saying goes – a change is always welcome....

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Russia-Ukraine War: Putin ready the deadliest bomber TU-22M3 aircraft

Russia Ukraine War Update: The ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine is not taking the name of ending. ...

England Squad Affected By Stomach Bug Ahead Of 1st Test vs Pakistan In Rawalpindi | cricket news

England's cricketers, including skipper Ben Stokes, have been struck down with a suspected stomach bug on the eve of the first Test against Pakistan...

China making ‘military base’ in Indian Ocean, deployment of submarine, Dragon warned America about India

Washington: After the South China Sea, the Chinese Navy, now eyeing the Indian Ocean, has deployed submarines in this sea area adjacent to India....

Fans Line Up To Click Selfies With Neymar’s Doppelganger At Qatar World Cup. Watch | football news

Five-time world champions Brazil have already qualified for the Round of 16 at the FIFA World Cup with a game to spare in the...

Recent Comments