Weight loss: Give your body a post-Diwali detox

Diwali, the festival of lights and sweets, brings lot of joy and also weight. If you’re worried about how to get back in shape and want to lose that extra flab you have gained during the festive season. Then, follow these amazing tips given by the experts to help you lose those extra kilos


Diwali brings with it immense joy but this happiness turns into guilt after having festive sweets and savouries. All it takes to ruin a year’s worth of minding your meals is one long, festivity-filled weekend. Don’t worry, just follow these steps for a quick Diwali detox and weight loss.

Rutika Murudkar, a clinical nutritionist at Naraindas Morbai Budhrani trust said, “Opt for a detox diet, but not for too long. Include good amounts of fluids, fruits and vegetables. Exercise is mandatory to help you lose weight. Maintain good electrolyte balance. Avoid saturated fat, trans fat and sugary foodstuffs. Consume home-made food.”

Manjari Chandra, Senior Consultant Nutritionist, Max Multi Speciality Centre, New Delhi informed, “During Diwali, people indulge in lot of carbohydrates and fats (maida, fried food, ghee). Avoid simple sugar for some days. Consume raw foods (salads), fibre-rich food, whole beans and lentils instead of polish. Eat nuts like almonds, walnuts, makhana and apricot.”

Ankita Ghag, clinical nutritionist, Co-founder and director, Vacchan Arogya said, “Consume clear soups, green tea and butter milk. Opt for steamed, boiled, grilled, roasted and baked foods.  Avoid fried and junk food. ”

Follow these healthy diet tips:

  • Consume complex carbs such as jowar, bajr and ragi
  • Includes fruits, vegetables, salads and fibre-rich foods
  • Drink a lot of fluids
  • Opt for fresh fruits instead of fruit juice
  • Eat nuts like almonds, walnuts, makhana and apricot
  • Opt for steamed, boiled, grilled, roasted and baked foods
  • Avoid fried and junk food