Watch what you eat this Diwali!
For many, the festival of lights is an excuse to indulge in all-night parties, binge eating and mindless drinking, but the aftermath can result in sluggishness, lethargy and a bloated feeling. Experts suggest ‘thinking before eating’ is the mantra to avoid such symptoms and have a cracker of a Diwali Oct 26.
‘Diwali is a time when you see people playing cards all night long. But this doesn’t stop here; snacking and drinking continues with it. But what people don’t realise is they are abusing their bodies in the name of celebration,’ nutrition expert Geetu Amarnani said.
‘You are suddenly shocking your body system and depriving it of rest. So the exhaustion sets in, metabolism slows down and lethargy and sluggishness take over. So, the best thing to avoid all this would be sensible eating,’ she added.
Neha Kapoor, 32, a housewife, recollects how these parties and mindless eating played havoc with her system last year.
‘Celebrations at our house start one month in advance. We have regular parties to throw or attend and invariably we indulge in a few drinks and snacks. So much a person would try to resist sinful temptations, but it is indeed very difficult,’ said Kapoor.