It’s officially party season with Christmas and New Year cheer rife in the air. The entire holiday mood revolves around celebrations and indulgence, but for those on a weight loss spree, this time of the year can be really self-sabotaging. Everyone has plans for revelry but it is really important to ensure that the fun does not turn into regret the next day with all the over-snacking and over-drinking. All those months of self-control and healthy eating may turn to ash with the binging associated with the festive season. But that is not to suggest that you should shut yourself up and stay away from the festivities. We have listed some healthy drinks and snacks to indulge yourself in, and spread the cheer guilt-free.
HEALTHY DRINK REPLACEMENTS -
Instead of gulping down alcoholic drinks that can do no good, here are some low-calorie beverage substitutes to avoid going to a weight loss clinic post the celebrations-
At only 46 calories per cup, Watermelon juice is rich in vitamin C and vitamin A, both of which are great for your skin. It keeps you hydrated, contrary to alcohol, and also helps in burning calories as it is rich in amino acids.
Pomegranate juice is also a perfectly healthy substitute for alcoholic drinks that has no sugar and tastes great. It has low calories, no fats, and is rich in fibre, vitamins and potassium.
Mojito is a very popular drink and its virgin (non-alcoholic) version is equally good. Made from soda/sparkling water, sugar syrup, mint leaves, lime juice, and ice, this drink detoxifies and aids digestion as well.
Give the traditional lemonade a tangy yet sweet makeover without the evil of processed sugar. This strawberry drink is rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, plus it tastes like heaven! Make it your perfect partner this New Year’s eve without adding extra inches to your waist.
HEALTHY SNACK REPLACEMENTS-
Nuts are a great way to snack your way to health. Keep them handy at the party and indulge in their nutritious taste in between drinks. Choose from the almonds, macadamias, cashews, and walnuts.
In case you are a non-vegetarian, eggs are a healthy option to snack on without piling those extra pounds. Eggs have always been recommended by the best fitness centres as well as weight loss clinics in Delhi. Hard-boiled eggs garnished with onions, veggies, olive oil and a sprinkling of chilli or pepper powder are an easy, healthy snack for party evenings.
Indulge on lean cuts of meat this party season as they are a rich source of protein without adding extra calories. Toss them with fresh veggies and light dressings for a great party snack.
CUCUMBER AND PEANUT SALAD
Cucumber can be combined with peanuts and onions, even broccoli to make a delicious salad with a dressing made of vegetable/chicken stock, sugar, and lime juice. This recipe is hydrating, keeps you fuller and provides the much-needed nutrients too.
SWEET POTATO INDULGENCE
Sweet potatoes are great snacks to be enjoyed under the winter sun but you can give them a glamorous makeover by using in a salad. You can also boil and cut sweet potato and diced onions, add some mint and coriander chutney with some lime juice and eat the delicacy at your party.
Make the most of this party season by enjoying these healthy snacks and drink replacements guilt-free, but in case you do need further advice or treatments, Clinic Dermatech is among the best weight loss clinics in Delhi. We offer various services such as Cryosculpting, galvanic therapy, and other advanced weight loss therapies as per your need. Contact your nearest centre or call us to know more. Here is wishing you all a great, healthy New Year ahead.