1 Balance it out: Holidays are dominated by eating out. However, watch the portion size of what you are eating to avoid weight gain. Include plenty of leafy vegetables and drink at least 10-12 glasses of water per day to flush out the toxins.
2 Make exercise fun: Try to explore places on foot so that there is some physical activity involved in the trip. Take up a sport or go for a swim. It is important to to balance out what you are eating with mild physical activities.
3 ‘Pre-pare’ the host: If you are visiting family or friends on your holiday, it’s a good idea to request your hosts in advance to keep the menu light as Indians have a tendency to treat guests with rich foods high in calories and fat.
4 Say no to aerated drinks: Have fruit juices, nimbu paani, aam panna, butter milk instead of aerated drinks.
5 High fibre, low fat: High-fibre foods add bulk to your diet and are prevent diseases. They also keep the insulin level steady and promote the use of food for energy rather than for deposition as body fat.
-With inputs from Vandana Luthra, VLCC