Party season: Know how to strike a balance between junk and healthy food

At the end of the year, everybody gets busy planning the parties and their health and routine goes haywire. Here, experts list out tips to eat healthy, this party season.

How to strike a balance between junk and healthy food

  • It’s that time of the year where everyone indulges in parties; get togethers, vacations, and more to celebrate the year end. With lip-smacking food around, it’s hard to resist, which ultimately leads to overindulging in food and drinks. Moreover, the after party detox and the strict diet routine can be difficult.
  • Experts offer tips on  how to balance up after eating junk food.

According to nutritionists, it is important to find a balance between healthy with junk food. Ankita Ghag, clinical nutritionist, Co-founder and director, Vacchan Arogya said, “If you consume junk food make sure that you compensate by eating healthy food,  the previous or the next day.”

Nutritionists emphasised on controlling the portions while consuming junk food. “In case, if you don’t have any choice other than consuming unhealthy food,  while at work, in a party or while travelling, then remember to balance it out with a healthy meal-plan,” said Manjari Chandra, Senior Consultant Nutritionist, Max Multi Speciality Centre, New Delhi.

Know how to balance up after eating junk food:

  • Make a routine diet for six days a week with disciplined indulgence on the weekends.
  • If you eat junk food in the morning, compensate by eating a healthy and a light meal in the afternoon. Similarly, if you eat junk in the evening, include healthy salads without mayo and cheese dressing and soups without cream for dinner.
  • If you consume junk food, the next day, try to avoid bread, cookies or packaged foods. Eat raw and fibrous foods. For breakfast, opt for smoothies/ green tea/ oats/ coconut water/ milk/ yoghurt.
  • Junk food is carb and fat loaded, so eat one meal without including any carbohydrates.
  • Consume lentils/ greens/ veggies/ beans/ lean meat/ cup of fruits/ dalia khichadi with raita.
  • Improve on your water and fluid intake which will flush toxins and excess fat out of body.