The Pakistani Weight Loss Plan [Eid al Adha 2018 Edition]Digital Marketer
The Pakistani Weight Loss Plan [Eid al Adha 2018 Edition]
Eid al Adha in Pakistan is one of the most festive events throughout the Islamic world. In Pakistan, a major Muslim country, it has a cultural significance all of its own.
Before the day of Eid, you will see kids and adults alike gearing up for the season, visiting the Cow Mandi, buying and then taking care of their halal, sharia allotted animals before they are sacrificed.
On the Eid days and afterward, it is a meat extravaganza. Delicious, mouth-watering foods are the main highlight of each day. Kebabs, BBQ, and steak all prepared usually in the midst of a family get-together, what more could anybody want?
While the Eid season is upon us, it is very easy to lose sight of our weight loss goals. Overeating and indigestion are one of the most common occurrences in the season. Both of these factors can contribute to weight gain in all the wrong places. We must, therefore, act accordingly.
While there are a lot of blogs talking about weight loss and the best way to go about it, there aren’t many dedicated to the Pakistani season. Because of this gap, we have written this blog post solely for this reason.
Another important thing before we begin this article. Though this is a seasonal post, the article discusses weight loss tips that can prove very useful for your regular weight loss plan as well. We hope that the article can provide you with a detailed Pakistani diet plan.
Eat a Nutritious Breakfast.
There is no doubt that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It provides your body with the essential nutrients to function through the day and stay healthy in the long run.
Even during the festive season, your breakfast should be the main focus of your diet. Do not skip breakfast, even if you have guests coming over. You can always explain the reason why you are eating such a small dinner, there is no shame in that.
A healthy breakfast with an adequate amount of meat can satisfy your protein intake and can help in protein synthesis throughout the day.
To ensure a good metabolism, you need to consume 2-4 glasses of water with a little bit of lemon squeezed into it followed with an adequate breakfast. It will help in digesting food faster.
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Eat Smaller Meals Throughout The Day.
While a family feast is a generally preferred part of Eid, it matters not that you finish everything on the table. One of the most problematic thing that people do on Eid is that they stay hungry throughout the day in order to feast at night. This is counter-intuitive since eating a large portion on an empty stomach can lead to gastric issues and stomach bloating.
Instead, what you should do is to set small portions of snacks for yourself throughout the day. Your health will benefit tremendously with such an activity and best of all, instead of focusing on food, you will be able to spend quality time with your family. After all, it’s Eid.
Keep a Check On Eid Sweets.
While meat and protein are a part of the Eid festival, we cannot rule out delicious sweets like Kheer. After all, there is no Eid without sweets.
A good helping of sweets can be very satisfying to the taste buds. However, there is the clear and present danger of a double chin removing that is of prime importance. It’s better to control your sweets intake to avoid the added calories. Enjoying responsibly is the key to all this.
A good strategy is to share the sweets with others, this way you calm your cravings and not feel guilty.
Grilled Is The Way To Go.
This one is pretty straightforward. It is worth noting that the food we eat has a tremendous effect on our calorie intake. The difference between a well-cooked steak filled with processed oil and a steak tenderized with olive oil. Battering your food with corn flour and deep frying it is not the best strategy to employ if you are looking for healthy options for your diet plan.
Reduce sugary drinks.
Nothing goes well with barbecue than a good helping of Coke or Sprite right? Wrong. They are tempting, we have to agree but they are very harmful to your diet plan because they contain more sugars than even the sweet dishes you have on Eid.
You should adopt either to totally put off sugary drinks or replace it with water. However, if you are feeling tempted, you can drink them but in moderate amounts.