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Weight Loss During Navratri: 4 Wholesome And Simple Dishes For Festival

Dr Preet Pal Thakur, Co-Founder of Glamyo Health, shares four healthy dishes for Navratri 2023 that you can try.

Written by Tavishi Dogra | Updated : March 24, 2023 12:59 PM IST

Everybody Fasts During Chaitra Navratri

During this nine-day fast, many people fast to lose weight or detox. It is crucial to understand the advantages and disadvantages of fasting. The importance of fasting cannot be overstated, but it poses significant health dangers if ignored. It's crucial to watch out during a fast, so you don't overeat or go hungry.

Eat Healthy During Navratri

Many look forward to the festive spirit, beautiful decorations, and delicious food as Navratri approaches. However, the festival can be challenging for those trying to lose weight. But don't worry; you don't have to compromise on taste or tradition to eat healthy during Navratri. Creativity and simple substitutions allow you to enjoy wholesome, delicious meals that won't compromise your weight loss goals. Also Read - Top 10 Foods That Can Instantly Raise Your High Blood Pressure

To Manage Weight During Fasting

Dr Preet Pal Thakur, Co-Founder of Glamyo Health, suggests having small frequent meals/ snacks and avoiding doing anything at home or the office.

Sabudana Khichdi

This is a popular dish during Navratri made using tapioca pearls. To make it healthier, use olive oil instead of ghee and add plenty of vegetables like carrots, peas, and beans.

Fruit Chaat

Fruit chaat is a refreshing and healthy snack during Navratri. Cut up your favourite fruits like apples, pears, and bananas, and mix them with some chaat masala and lemon juice. This will give you a healthy dose of vitamins and fibre while satisfying your sweet tooth. Also Read - Top 10 Symptoms of High Blood Pressure You Should Know

Aloo Raita

This simple and healthy side dish uses boiled potatoes, yoghurt, and spices. It is a great way to add protein to your meal and a good source of probiotics.

Samak Rice Pulao

Samak rice is a popular ingredient during Navratri and a good fibre and carbohydrate source. To make a healthy pulao, sauté some vegetables like onions, carrots, and beans, and add samak rice and some spices. This will give you a wholesome and satisfying meal without compromising your weight loss goals. Also Read - Tips For Measuring Blood Pressure At Home And When To See A Doctor

In Addition To These Dishes

It is essential to remember to stay hydrated during Navratri. Drink plenty of water and coconut water, and avoid packaged juices.