Festive fatty season
For the last decade winter has been considered the most favorable season for weddings, parties, exhibitions and various social gatherings in Pakistan and it is the reason why winter is called the party season. And we all know that the party season means late night eating… and lots of it too!
What happens at these gatherings?
Whether it is a wedding or a party, the socializing goes on well past midnight and into the early hours of the morning resulting in going to sleep on a full stomach. To make matters worse the foods consumed at these gathering tend to be high in cholesterol and vey spicy. There are also many desserts to please the guests and it is very hard to say “no” on these occasions.
How is my health affected?
Obviously when you are going to bed at 4 am your body is too tires to get up for breakfast. Skipping breakfast often slows down your metabolism and less fat is therefore being used and mobilized during your daily routine. Moreover your body does not get sufficient rest as your daily routine has been disturbed, resulting in extra stress to your body.
I can’t leave my social circle:
It is true; no one wants to live in isolation, so the solution is not in leaving your social circle but learning to control your food intake, especially with desserts as generally sweets and desserts are eaten in large quantities at these gatherings/
How can I maintain myself?
It might be difficult for you to control your late night dinners but not impossible. Minimize your food intake and try to avoid oily food. Try to cut down on roti and naan at late night dinners as they are complex carbohydrates and need several hours to digest. Salads are healthy because they are not fattening and carry fewer calories. Salads also fill the stomach and psychologically you feel better for having filled your body with good food.
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