How to manage your diet during festival season
It’s almost the onset of the festivals. One of the best things about festivals apart from happiness and joy is the dishes that define the festivals. Each and every festival is defined by the special cuisines which it has to offer. However, for people who are striving to maintain their weight or are dieting, festivals also prove to be a cheat day. Months of their hard work might go in vain if they fail to resist their desire. Though there exists a win-win situation if you follow the below-given strategy. With the below-given strategy, you can maintain your diet while enjoying the festival snacks. Let’s jump right into it and see how?
- Reduce the fattening ingredient – We understand your love of the festival snacks and you need to hear this. You can stick with your favorite holiday dish but just change the topmost fattening ingredient to reduce fat and calories and substitute it with something healthy. For instance you can prepare sweets, but instead of using evaporated skim milk, you can use cream. However just a friendly caution, just do not go overboard trying and substituting ingredients. You can also use light butter instead of using regular butter and you won’t even notice the difference in taste. For making pies you can use sugar-free gelatin.
- Try spreading out high-fat food over the course of dinner – Another strategy you can use to reduce the impact of festivities on your diet is to spread out the high-fat food over the course of dinner so that you or your loved ones don’t end up eating more than required. Also, since you are the chef, you can try modifying recipes to suit your needs. You can replace oil with an equal amount of applesauce while making sweets or baking cakes.
- Nutritional Twisting – A good old nutritional twisting in the recipe can help you go long way. Substitute fattening products with nutritional ones. Try making and developing a new recipes. Because some holiday diners may be more health-conscious than others, nutritionists recommend providing a variety of alternatives. "Make the meal a buffet so visitors may pick and select what they want. Also, don't be too harsh on yourself or your visitors. Dinners for the holidays are only held once a year. Eating dishes we typically avoid or don't have time to make is half the enjoyment.