Holi is the most awaited festival after New Year’s. Indian festival means get together, celebrations, mithai’s such as gujiya, gulab jamun, balushahi etc., which makes it difficult to stick to your diet plan. The delicacies sometimes result in bloating, pimples, acidity etc. Most of the dishes are made of ghee, butter, sugar which can be very taxing on the body. I am not telling you to kill your mood or deprive yourself from the tasty food, but what I want to highlight is the steps you can take after the festival of delicacies is over to detox yourself.
Post festival detoxification removes the toxins from the body and also builds the immune system. Infections and allergies are very common during festival season, therefore eating a good diet will make your body remain fit. Here are few things you can do to keep yourself healthy and get rid of those extra kilos which you have accumulated after the festival of Holi:
1.Drink plenty of water:
Water is a wonder drink. During festivals, people usually forget to hydrate themselves. So, the first step to take towards a healthy lifestyle is drinking sufficient water every day. It assists in weight loss and flushes the toxins out of your system. You can also start your day with a glass of lukewarm water with lemon as this helps in digestion. Honey lemon water cleanses the system and has gained popularity over a period of time. You can also include coconut water, buttermilk, soups in your diet.
2. Stay away from booze:
Bhang is very common in Holi, so after a crazy bhang party, it is better to stay away from all kinds of alcohol for some time. It is important for you to flush out the toxins from the body after the Holi festival. Excessive alcohol is associated with high blood pressure, heart issues, diabetes etc.
3. Eat light homemade food:
Eating fried and spicy food can also drain your digestive system. Intake of fresh and light food balances the system and ease out flatulence and bloating. Light food such as dal, seasonal vegetables and daliya etc., will energize your body. A bad stomach affects your mood, therefore fill your stomach with fruits, vegetables, curd, etc. which can help you get rid of stomach disorders.
4. Stay away from packaged food:
Avoid packaged food and refined products as they contain preservatives, which can be very damaging to the body. As they contain high levels of sugar level, salt, chemicals and BPA. They can lead to mental and heart problems and stimulate the growth of cancer cells. You should opt for unrefined food with lots of fiber.
Not just during holi or any other festival, you should exercise every single day. But, usually during festivals we tend to procrastinate our workout. Exercise releases a happy hormone, which aids in removing the festival fever and laziness. If you can’t go to the gym, prefer a small walk. Exercise aids in removing the toxins through sweat. If your muscles are tired or cramped, a workout will ease them out.
6. Sleep well:
Sleeping well is very important as it recuperates your body system. It improves your mental and physical health. Poor sleep is linked to overeating, heart issues, and diabetes. Many people tend to neglect their sleep and doesn’t pay attention to getting enough sleep for a healthy life. Once the celebration of holi is over try to sleep and rest your body.
7. Don’t skip your meals:
If you skip your meals or go into starvation mode, this can slow down your metabolism and reduces your concentration. The body needs energy to perform daily chores, exercise and other activities. Although, the side effects won’t happen overnight, but with time your system gets sluggish.
8. Clean your house:
It may sound boring, but cleaning the holi color stains from the floor and furniture will burn those extra calories and of course will shine your house as well.