The festival of Diwali is a true delight for those with a sweet tooth. It offers a tempting array of treats, from laddu and gulab jamuns to jalebis, kaju katli, assorted chocolates, and countless other delectable sweets. But what about those who are dieting? Worry not, because dietitian Rujuta Diwekar has shared a helpful reel outlining four rules that allow you to enjoy “mithai” without any guilt. In the video, one of her team members guides us through these rules. So, if you are on a diet and still wish to indulge in festive sweet treats, here are the rules to follow:
1. Embrace traditional sweets:
Rujuta Diwekar’s post emphasises that you should not overlook traditional homemade sweets like laddoos, barfis, halwa, and kheer. These sweets hold the essence of Diwali celebrations and are an integral part of the festivity.
2. Choose your moment:
Enjoy your sweets when you can relish them the most. Avoid haphazard snacking when you’re alone. Instead, savour them during moments of true enjoyment. Have barfi during breakfast, halwa or kheer with lunch, or your favourite sweets like laddoos or kaju katli during snack time.
3. One sweet a day:
Rujuta suggests consuming only one sweet per day. If your sweet cravings are too irresistible, you can divide your sweet indulgence, enjoying one in the morning and one in the evening. Remember, freshness matters; opt for mithai from your favourite sweet shop or homemade by someone special.
4. Be mindful of choices:
It is essential to steer clear of sugar-free sweets because they may lead you to consume more than the regular ones. Avoid temptations like chocolates, brownies, and other desserts available year-round, as Diwali is the time to celebrate Indian sweets that carry cultural significance.
Take a look at the complete reel below:
So, this Diwali, say no to avoiding sweets! Follow these simple rules and relish your favourite sweet delights without any kind of guilt.