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Eat, pray and drop a kilo

Here's how to plan a great festive season detox for yourself

Arpita Kala 26 August 2016, 10:35 PM
A still from English Vinglish, where Sridevi played a home chef

A still from English Vinglish, where Sridevi played a home chef

From desi-ghee ladoos to those crunchy samosas and midnight pizza orders, festive season is usually more about food than anything else. So, if you think the festivities will cost you your health regime, here's how to banish that thought. Nutritionist Dr Anjali Hooda Sangwan says, “Festive season fasting is a great time to detox your body. It's a win-win since you can stick to a healthy lifestyle and enjoy too.” So, here are some tips to detox this season:


Fabulous not fried: Avoid oily snacks especially the fried potatoes that are quite the rage during festivities as they increase your body inflammation leading to weight gain. If you want do it right, then opt for a roasted or boiled potato per day seasoned with rock salt.

Lay off the ladoos: Bite into Ram Dana ladoo or Amaranth cakes in moderation, since they are sweet. Instead opt for ones made with jaggery or organic honey to get the taste and still stay fit.

Make a meal plan: Going on detox doesn't mean you starve, just get cleverer with your meal plans. Snack on roasted flax seed with a favourite fruit or nom on gluten-free flour buckwheat flour chapatti/bread. You can also switch to sendha namak or rock salt that is way healthier than regular one. Roasted Fox Nuts or makhana are a rich source of protein and carbohydrateand make for a great snack.

Increase your fiber: To detox right and get rid of body toxins, eat a high fiber and pectin diet. So you should definitely stock up on fruits like apples and pears.

Hydrate well: Drink lots of water to flush out the toxins and if you're missing you daily hot cuppa then, switch to Jasmine, Dandelion root or Green tea for an added dose of antioxidants.

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