The Season of Love, Romance, Beauty, and Self-care is here. From candlelight dinners, intimate meals, desserts, and cakes everyone across the globe shall be celebrating Valentine’s Day this February 14th.
Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day remains one of the biggest restaurant nights of the year — one that often involves heavy dinners. But with a few tips and some planning, you can get through the big night without adding inches to your waistline!
Read on for Staying healthy this Valentine’s!
1.Say NO to BREAD!
Processed foods are a big No-No for reducing kilos and staying trim. If eating this forms a crucial part of the meal plan, we recommend portion control.
2.Meal modifications are key
Make Healthy Choices in terms of food and shine this Valentine’s day. Healthy choices such as salads, roasted food instead of fried foods, and in terms of calories, grilled is usually better than fried, and baked is better than braised.
3.Avoid all the Extras!
We recommend not adding any extras to your meal. When it comes to a salad, avoid topping it off with butter, cheese, bacon, and dollops of high-fat dressing. The same goes for a burger, baked potato, and other entrees.
4.Think, Breathe, and Eat Red.
Yes, the color of the season is also very healthy for the stomach. Red bell peppers, radicchio, cherries, strawberries, red beans, red onions, and tomatoes, for example, are all packed with vitamins, cancer-fighting antioxidants, or cholesterol-busting fiber and protein. So are you having your ‘Red Dose’ of health?
5.The Gift of Chocolate calls for Moderation.
Let’s get out of the box and gift more innovative options apart from chocolate. Chocolate is the most commonly gifted for Valentine’s and is also huge for gaining weight on the waistline and piling on. We recommend having chocolate in moderation and not splurging on it. Dark chocolate is actually healthy if had in a limited portion.
Valentine’s Day is a time for laughter, fun, and food. Having a small slice of cake or a couple of truffles will not lead to weight gain. And if you do pop the lid off that box of chocolates this Valentine’s Day, don’t feel guilty.
Let us all celebrate Love, Beauty and stay healthy and happy this season!
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