Tips for brides to keep health in check during the festive season

Dieticians provide ample food for thought amid the festivities as you approach your wedding date.

It's easy to get caught up in the excitement of celebrations even as you count down the days to your wedding. But amid all this joy, it's absolutely important for you prioritise your health by eating right. Here's a comprehensive guide to help you keep your well-being in check through various mindful dietary choices.

Balanced indulgence: Portion control and portion size is crucial during festivities. Opt for smaller portions to enjoy a variety of dishes without overindulging. This will ensure satiation without compromising your health goals this festive season.

Hydration matters: During the celebration, don't forget the importance of staying hydrated. Hydration should be on point to keep yourself refreshed and support your body's functions. Include at least eight to 10 glasses every day. You will soon start noticing your skin looks more radiant than before. Additionally, staying hydrated flushes out toxins from the body, meaning no acne and blemishes. 

Limit liquid calories: Opt for water or low-calorie beverages instead of sugary and aerated drinks. Limiting liquid calories helps maintain a healthy balance, supporting your festive season well-being without unnecessary intake of sugars or additives.

Avoid outside food: Prioritise homemade meals to control ingredients and cooking methods. Avoiding outside food minimises hidden additives and facilitates a healthier approach to festive season diet.

Nutrient-rich feast: Incorporate seasonal fruits, vegetables, fibre, and lean proteins in your meals. These nutrient-rich options not only add vibrancy to your plate but also provide essential vitamins and minerals, aiding in better appetite control and contributing to a sense of fullness. 

Smart snacking: Choose healthier snack options such as nuts, seeds, and dried fruits instead of sugary or processed snacks. These choices contribute to sustained energy levels throughout the day.

Mindful portions: Pay attention to portion sizes to avoid overeating. Use smaller plates, and listen to your body's signals for fullness to prevent unnecessary calorie intake. Moderation is the key to relishing festive feasts responsibly.

Stay active: Incorporate physical activity into your festive routine. Staying active helps counterbalance the extra calories and boosts your mood.

By embracing these dietary guidelines, you can revel in the festive spirit while prioritising your health. This festive season, let your commitment to well-being shine as brightly as the holiday lights.

Inputs by Clinical Dietician Kajal Aggarwal, PCOD expert and Founder of Dietician Kajal’s App and Geetika Bajaj, Nutritionist and lifestyle management consultant


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