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Ward off festive fat

Here's how to manage your calories during festival season.

health and fitness Updated: Oct 22, 2011 02:36 IST
Hindustan Times

Here's how to manage your calories during festival season.

1 Go for low fat and low sugar ingredients: Make use of low fat ingredients like low fat milk, low sugar products and other dairy products to make sweets and snacks. Try to make optimum use of these products. Do not use these products extensively under the halo effect of low fat. The product consisting ‘low fat’ does not mean that there is absolutely ‘no fat’ in these products.

2 Clever Diwali party tricks: If you’re at a buffet, stand as far away from the party food table as possible so you’re less likely to Sweeteat without thinking. If you can’t help stockpiling your plate with food then ask a friend or your partner to get the food for you. Remember you’re not at school any more so you don’t have to eat everything on your plate. Make your loved ones — not the food — the main focus of the party.

3 Keep your vegetable intake high: Serve two vegetables with each meal (try not to smother them in cream sauce), and put salad greens in every sandwich.

4 Increase protein and fibre intake: One of the easiest and best ways to curb cravings is to increase your protein and fibre intake. Make sure every meal and snack contains a little protein in the form of nuts, seeds, eggs, fish and legumes.

First Published: Oct 21, 2011 18:19 IST