Navratri marks the beginning of the festival. This is an auspicious occasion across our country. People celebrate this nine-day festival with great pomp and show their devotion along with nine days of fasting.
The scientific concept behind fasting is to detox and purify your body by taking a break from eating regular foods. Navratri promotes eating gluten free grains and light foods. Sometimes those who observe fast consume only fruits and water during the nine days. The fast food should be easy and full of nutrients. If done properly, fasting can also help in promoting weight loss. Yes, you read that right.
So, if you are planning to lose weight, then Navratri is the best time for you. Here are some easy tips that can help you achieve your weight loss goals while following Navratri fasting.
1. Add Vegetables to Your Meals
Fasting does not mean that you keep on eating fried potatoes and poori. You should focus on eating green vegetables which are rich in nutrients and easy to digest. They fill you up and thus prevent you from dominating eating. You can also make salads and soups at home.
2. Eat Small Meals
Eating small and frequent meals can help you keep your blood sugar levels under control. Even by eating small meals, you stay nourished and energetic throughout the day.
3. Choose a Low-Fat Food
You can eat your favorite Kuttu Puri once or twice during the fast. But avoid eating foods that have high fat content. Do not consume full cream milk or paneer. If you want to see that scale moving then opt for a plate of fruit salad fried tikkis.
4. Keep Yourself Hydrated
It is most important to keep yourself hydrated during the fast. Water helps in purifying and detoxifying the body at the cellular level. Keeping yourself hydrated also helps in weight loss. You can also opt for hot water to detox your body in a better way.
Just because you’re fasting doesn’t mean you shouldn’t exercise. If you are feeling low in energy, then you can opt for some easy movements or exercises. This will help prevent fat deposition and increase blood circulation, which can lead to better metabolic activity and thus weight loss.
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