Article by Jahnavi Patwardhan
The festival of lights is the most awaited festival of the year in India, with family, friends, lights, sweets, and savouries aplenty. The entire week is adorned with celebrations, colourful clothes, beautifully lit homes and delicious aromas from the kitchens.
Indian sweets have an overwhelming amount of one ingredient which makes the sweets rich and melt-in-the-mouth delicious - Ghee. The same ingredient also leaves you feeling particularly heavy after the festivities come to an end.
The pleasant aftermath the body feels after the festivities has also come to become what most Indians embrace as a part of the festival, but health and fitness enthusiasts dread those extra pounds that the season brings along.
How can you keep the extra pounds away? Don’t worry, we wouldn’t suggest that you lay off the sweets, that would be blasphemy! The secret is to make a shift in your metabolism and keep your core active. Your body is tricked into processing the sugars and fats in a manner where it does not leave you regretting those last few sweets that you ate.
Diwali is a festival of celebration of the inner light and the light that surrounds us, it is also extremely important that we maintain a balance in whatever we do, and that extends to how we celebrate! The festive season is to ignite the light in our lives and those of many others!