by Praanav Dasarathi | 27 SEP 2017
With festivals like Navratri and Diwali just around the corner there are ample chances of foodies to indulge themselves in binge eating. It's extremely hard to oppose your allurement for desserts like ladoos and jalebis, regardless of which age group you belong to. So, are you losing your control over tasty and delicious food? Keep track of what you eat. Here are few tips shared by renowned nutritionists to control your diet.
Reason behind binge eating
When a person is in emotional stress/ depression, it is more likely for them to develop binge eating, as it would act as a tranquilizer or a stress buster. They feel comfortable just to satiate their urge to keep away from anxiety or emotional break down. Such people should identify the root cause of the problem, which could be a domestic problem or any personal issues and avoid such eating habits, says nutritionist Sunitha premalatha.
Since stress leads to binge eating, doing regular exercise atleast 5 times a week is required in general to stay hale and hearty. This could act as a stress buster for the people and act as a protective measure for stress.
Factors to be considered for a diet plan :
The diet should be prepared depending on the
Other cultural issues
Tips to avoid binge eating :
Should be disciplined
Focus on the need rather than desire
Give importance to behavior modification
Eat small meals often
Keep one’s temptation away with firm determination
Have a strict diet for all the week days and eat their favorite dish on Sundays
Due to their incredible benefits, nuts such as almonds can be used to prepare wide variety of snacks that you can prep up during festivals”, says renowned Mumbai based Nutritionist Madhuri Ruia. These foods are easy, quick to saviour and mix up with any masala/spices. So during this festive season besides serving plain almonds, whip up some flavoured almonds and invite your guests with some tasty food items: crunchy, plain, roasted or flavoured.
Some palatable snacks are most suitable for satiating yourself during navratri time. They are affordable, convenient and provide many nutritional benefits. Plan your festival with these healthy alternatives:
Porridge with milk and grains
Low fat frozen yogurt
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