While Diwali is a festival full of love and excitement, it also involves lots of delicious food. And who can say no to that? However, the tendency to binge eat on Diwali can lead to health issues if left unchecked. So it’s time to pull yourself together and get back to your healthy eating habits. 2-3 days of binge eating won’t make you gain weight if you’re doing a detox right now. We’re here with 5 things you can do to do a post Diwali detox.
We have the right to go crazy on Diwali. It’s one of our most special festivals, the whole family comes together, everyone is happy and we have great food and sweets. So rightly no one is holding back and that’s fine. But it’s good to detox after finishing the festivities so you don’t cause permanent damage to your health.
Smriti Kochar, a gut health expert, shared on her Instagram account 5 things she is doing to get back to clean eating after Diwali. Let’s take a look at them!
How to do a detox cure after Diwali?
Here are 5 expert-approved ways to help your body detox after Diwali:
1. Ditch the sugar
You absolutely have to give up sugar for a while. Diwali mithais (sweets) cause your blood sugar levels to spike dangerously high. Even if your intercourse seems normal, every time you eat sugar you affect the functioning of every cell in your body due to oxidative damage. It’s time to fix that damage!
2. Practice portion control
Reduce your grain intake to once a day. Cereals like atta (flour) and rice have the same effect on our blood sugar as normal sugar. So, reduce your portions for a while and let your body return to normal.
3. Have balanced meals
Focus on balanced meals. When your day starts with dosa and pooh (Indian rice dishes), followed by roast (wheat pancake) for lunch and rice for dinner, you are overloading yourself with carbs. Choose healthy proteins and fats as well. Including lentils or eggs in your diet is a good idea.
Intermittent fasting may seem like a fad, but the fact is that fasting is amazing for your digestive system. It helps your body and your liver to recover. The liver is a key detoxification organ and fat accumulates there very quickly, especially after all the binge eating during the Diwali holidays.
5. No alcohol
Stop consuming alcohol for a month. The liver is the organ that must metabolize alcohol. Drinking alcohol can stress your liver after all the festivities, so rest up.
While celebrations bring you happiness and peace, binge eating certainly does not! So try these 5 tips to detoxify your body after Diwali so you don’t regret overeating.