7 Healthy Eating Tips For The Festive Season

Written by Dr. Veena Madhankumar and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team

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The wait is over. It’s that time of the year when you usually have loads of fun. The season of festivities is finally here. But this is no excuse to forget about your health. Your health is as essential as the celebrations.

Here are a few simple techniques that will help you stay fit through the season.

 
 

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1.FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

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During the festive season, our diet tends to be filled with foods that are oily, fried and filled with excess calories. While we cannot say no to them, we can try to substitute it a little with fruits and vegetables. They are low in fat and supply your body with the necessary minerals, fiber and nutrients. This will help you maintain glowing skin, keep a healthy bowel movement and also keeps a check on your calorie intake.

2.EXERCISE EVERY DAY

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Working out regularly can buildup a physical resistance and keep your energy level high. During this season, apart from consuming heavy food, we also tend to stay up very late. This will definitely take a toll on your health. Exercise helps you stay in shape by flushing out the toxins in your blood and improving blood circulation.

3.CONTROL THE FOOD PORTION

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We tend to indulge in mindless food binging during this season. Avoiding festive food as a whole can become an impossible task. But we should at the least try to keep it within an acceptable limit by consuming smaller portions during each meal.

4.DRINK MORE WATER

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Make sure you and your family are adequately hydrated throughout the day. The more food you consume, the more water your body needs to manage the load. Drinking a lot of water will keep you well hydrated and also flushes out unnecessary toxins from your body at the right time. If you are looking for some flavor, you can add a slice of lemon or a few mint leaves.

5.​EAT LITTLE BEFORE GOING OUT

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Before you head out to the festive feasts at your aunt’s house or a friend’s place, have a planned light healthy snack at your home itself. This will make sure you do not get too hungry and gorge up on unnecessary calories.

6.AVOID EATING LATE AT NIGHT

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The celebratory mood makes us forget about time and often tend to have late-night meals as well. Your metabolism tends to get slower with each passing hour at night. Hence eating very late after your dinner time can interfere with your digestion process. This might cause unnecessary weight gain.

7.MONITOR YOUR HEALTH

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People suffering from lifestyle diseases have to take extra precautions. Such drastic changes in your diet can create unexpected complications. Make sure you eat your medicines as per the schedule and keep monitoring your blood sugar, blood pressure levels, etc.

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