10 diet and fitness tips to avoid unhealthy weight gain

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Eating a balanced diet will help you lose or maintain weight, look prettier, and have an amazing festive time free from nausea, bloating, water retention, acidity, etc. Follow these diet tips to stay fit.

Have you ever wondered ‘why do people stop eating healthy or put their diet and exercise on hold during the festive season’? For the majority of people, the festive season is all about parties, get-togethers, and feasting. The festive season can be, perhaps, a challenging time to maintain the desired weight or a healthy lifestyle. But there are guidelines that can help you avoid festive or holiday weight gain. The key is to stick to a regular fitness regime and a healthy diet with lots of fibre-dense fruits and vegetables, proteins while cutting back on the intake of unhealthy snacks and processed foods. During festivals, it’s very important to keep a watch on what and how much you should be consuming every day.

Eating a balanced diet will help you lose or maintain weight, look prettier, and have an amazing festive time free from nausea, bloating, water retention, acidity, gas, etc. Over-eating and eating out often will cause these problems as well as make you pile on the pounds. It’s worth noting that festivals are an ideal time to spend time with friends and family, but not eating all the time.

How to maintain a healthy weight during the festive season

The following tips will help you ensure that you eat healthily and keep fit over the festive season. Try to follow the 10 steps suggested by Dietician Jasleen Kaur for a healthier, fitter celebration.

Step 1: Balance your meals – this includes your breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Step 2: Have grilled food items like grilled chicken, grilled paneer or grilled mushrooms.
Step 3: Practice portion control – having control over the portion size is a vital component of a healthy eating plan.
Step 4: Keep yourself hydrated – dehydration is one of the biggest reasons for binge eating. Our body does not realise the difference between hunger and dehydration. When you are hungry without a reason after a meal, it is often due to a lack of enough water intake.
Step 5: Socialise mindfully- always ensure that you do eat something before leaving the house for the party.

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