Looking for the perfect Navaratri Diet Plan? We know, it’s the first day of Navratri and we can’t keep calm.
People all over the country and specifically from the northern and western India are gearing up for this 9 days celebration.
In eastern and North-eastern India, Navratri celebration is referred to as Durga Puja, while in North India, it is Navaratri celebrating the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana.
In North India, people observe fasting during these nine eventful days.
Although this fasting can be a great way to shape up your body and lose some weight, it can actually act opposite and make you gain weight instead.
Why? Let’s know the reasons below and also find the best Navaratri Diet Plan by the experts at Possible.
5 Reasons to Gain Weight During Navratri
- While breaking the fast, many of us tend to go blind and eat anything that makes us gain more weight.
- Avoiding healthy alternatives for food.
- Skipping micronutrient-rich foods like fruits and vegetables while fasting.
- Not drinking enough water during fasting.
- Eating more of outside foods instead of home cooked food.
So these are the obvious reasons that might lead us to gain weight even while we are fasting during Navaratri.
Therefore it is very important to find out ways to keep our weight controlled and even lose some kgs while offering prayers and fasts during Navratri.
And that can be achieved with a well planned Navaratri Diet Plan.
7 Weight Loss Tips For Navratri Diet Plan
1. Include more Vegetables
Vegetables will keep you full during fasting as well as after breaking the fast. You can try vegetable salads as well as veg soups to fill you up.
Check out this broccoli, spinach and ginger soup to give you the much-needed strength during Navaratri.
2. Have small frequent meals
Not eating or starving the entire day will only drop your blood glucose levels and will take away your energy.
So instead, try to have small 3-4 meals to maintain healthy blood glucose levels, throughout the day.
3. Keep hydrating your body
Not just water, you can go for fluids such as coconut water, lime water, and vegetable juices in order to keep your body hydrated and filled.
Otherwise, you will be hungry as well as weak due to fasting.
4. Keep moving
We know fasting can make you tired and you might want to just rest and not move much.
But that is one thing you should totally avoid. So along with keeping an eye on your foods, keep doing your daily chores, this will give the body the required physical activity.
5. Go for healthy snacks
Navratri brings a variety of snacks that are really hard to avoid. Do you feel like having some pakodas and puris? Better not. Instead, you can have saboodana, sweet potatoes, or baked and boiled potatoes.
Learn how to make the best Baked Sweet Potatoes from the video below!
6. Cook at home
We all are aware of the restaurant callings during festivals. But that adds as a big contributor to our weight gain.
So go for cooking at home this Navratri. This will also help you to keep control over the oil, spices and even, adulterants.
7. Choose low-fat options
Instead of commonly available full-fat milk products, choose the low-fat options of low-fat milk, low-fat cheese, and yogurt.
These healthy options provide vital nutrients like protein and amino-acids while keeping fat levels minimal.
To help you more here’s the ultimate Navaratri Diet Plan by Possible’s Nutritionist, especially for you.
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So, now you know how to enjoy Navaratri without gaining weight. So go ahead and enjoy it as much as you can.
P.S. Don’t miss the dandiya sessions, they would definitely help you burn your fats!