Harshit is an ACE certified trainer and also a sports nutritionist. She is a fitness lover and loves helping people with their fitness journey. She is a freelancer and also provides online training to clients. For live workouts and fitness tips, you can follow her on Instagram handle. While this year a lot of us have been home and have started those healthy eating habits and fitness regimes but we all know Diwali is just around the corner and we all know how difficult it is to keep your fitness regime in control during Diwali. She has a few tips on avoiding festive binging for Diwali 2020.
Never go out on a party or get together on an empty stomach
You are most likely to binge on unhealthy snacks or sweets if you are hungry. So make sure you have a quick healthy meal at home before you head out and don’t forget to make this meal healthy by adding some protein which will keep you satiated for long along with green veggies for that extra fibre. This way you will hit your nutrition requirements for the day and will also avoid unhealthy eating outside.
Carry a healthy homemade sweet from home or a healthy snack
This year with the fear of COVID -19, it will be mostly house parties with a closed group of friends. This also gives you a great opportunity to carry some homemade healthy sweets and snacks to your friends’ place. It will add that extra care and you can also relish those homemade healthy snacks at the party without getting worried.
Don’t miss on your daily exercise
Though we all feel lazy the next morning after the late-night Diwali parties you should make sure you involve yourself in some physical activity the next day.As most of us are mostly working out at home these days so leave those excuses and make sure you do a quick workout session at home maybe 30 min HIIT (high-intensity interval training) or yoga. Also, by any chance, if you are not able to work out make sure you make your overall day-active by taking stairs at work or while just walking while taking on the phone. This will increase your NEAT (non-exercise activity thermogenesis) and will also help in burning calories.
Keeping yourself hydrated all the time will help to deal with excess food and drink intake during the festival. This will also help to flush out those toxins from the body and will keep your gut healthy. You can also include coconut water, herbal infused teas and smoothies in your diet to increase the overall water intake.
Sleep early and rest well
Remember a good and sound sleep is required for a healthy body. Though in this festival it’s hard to get those long hours of sleep make sure you are not going beyond the limit. Try to take a short nap during the day or maybe take a quick nap before you head out for the late-night party.
Ace certified personal trainer and certified sports nutritionist
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