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Yes, it’s that time of the year again, the time to have endless fun with family and friends, the time to indulge in tempting delicacies, getting little sleep, and more fun because it’s festive season and the last three months of the year will have some of our favourite festivals in continuity- It’s Navratri already and it will be followed by Durga Puja, Dussehra, Eid-e-Milad, Diwali, Bhai Dooj, Gurpurab, and Christmas. Although this is a great time to have fun and enjoy, it can be a challenging time to stay fit and keep in shape. The thing is we start ignoring tasks that we think we think are optional which for many include focusing on their health.
This is where it goes wrong and all your hard work through the year can go down in vain if you don’t take special care. Not taking out some time to workout or letting your fitness not be your priority can do more harm than you thought was possible. Since these months are not just about fun and frolic and celebrations and togetherness but also about sweets and savoury foods and indulgence there are chances you might consume extra calories during festive season. Now we are not telling you not to indulge in these tempting delights but keep yourself in check and follow some simple fitness tips to stay in shape and let your effort reap the benefits.
How To Keep Yourself Fit During Festive Season?
Staying fit during the festive season can be difficult as you are very likely to consume extra calories and skip workout during festival season. And people don’t want to be on restrictive diets during the festive season and understandably so. This is why we bring to you some easy to follow diet tips to stay fit during the festive season. Without saying anything further, let's get to the fitness festive tips!
One of the easiest to follow fitness tips is to set short term, simple goals that are achievable and not intimidating. It might be very difficult to stick to your regular workout routine during festivities but sticking to simpler short term goals is realistic and possible. You can set goals like taking a walk post meals, doing some cardio at home.
Being active is fitness festive! Managing a workout routine during the festive season can be difficult but it has great benefits and there is always a smart way of doing things. You can make choices like walking to nearby stores for shopping, indulging in indoor activity, doing some cardio and even household chores can helo you stay active.
When it comes to fitness tips many would suggest you to give up on your favourite foods and that they are a no no even on happy occasions or festivities. But not us! We will tell you to indulge in your favourite delights and not punish yourself by staying away from them but practice portion control. Take smaller portions of whatever you are eating.
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You must have heard that drinking more water can ensure that there is no water retention and can make you feel fuller which will make you eat less and also flush out all the toxins from the body. Try drinking 9-10 glasses of water everyday to keep your calorie count in check. This is actually one of the most effective fitness festive tips.
What Should You Eat & Avoid During The Festive Season?
There is no rule that says that you have to pile up on calories during the festive season so there are always ways to make healthy swaps or avoid things that have high calorific value. Here are some simple swaps you can make this festive season to stay healthy and in shape.
Healthy Food Swaps
- Replace Frying with Roasting. Roast all the food items that others would have considered frying and see for yourself they are just as delicious.
- Replace Sugar with Jaggery or Honey. When counting calories, sugar is a major culprit for adding those in the diet plan so making a healthy switch when making desserts can help.
- Replace Milk Chocolate with Dark Chocolate and cut down your calorie consumption by a sizable amount. Dark chocolates are not only rich in Cocoa but also in antioxidants and can help with weight loss.
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