I used to avoid fast mostly due to overeating (having entire day’s calories in just one meal is not a great idea for me), so this time I thought of making it a weight loss plan by eating clean and maintaining it throughout the day, as it makes no sense of starving whole day and stuffing your body with fried food in end of the day, as this will only end up in indigestion and putting up more weight.
The basic idea behind fast is to detoxify your body and self-control, it is kind of a balance between body and soul. Fasting also gives rest to digestive organs meanwhile body mechanism is cleansed by clean eating (consuming foods rich in fibre and fluids). Apart from the religious point, our digestive system should be cleansed once in a week to avoid diseases.
The weight loss diet plan for Navratri‘s, you can follow to take benefit. I have also given some options so that you don’t get bored eating same food for 9 days.
WEIGHT LOSS DIET PLAN FOR NAVRATRI FASTING
Early Morning: 1-2 glass water/ lemon water
Breakfast(8-9 am): 1 glass of Milk+ 4-5 soaked almonds+ 2-3 dates+ 1 bowl of seasonal fruits
11 am: 1 cup of green tea with few drops of lemon
Lunch: Slice of paneer+ 1 small bowl of roasted makhana/ handful of peanuts
1 glass of chia seeds/basil seeds smoothie+ 1 slice of paneer
1 bowl of curd with 2-3 strawberries/ 2 cucumbers
Post lunch (3-4 pm): Green tea with lemon/normal tea with half spoon of sugar+ 1 amaranth laddoos
Evening(5-6pm): 1 glass of buttermilk with coriander leaves/lemon water/coconut water + 2 walnuts+ 1 bowl of seasonal fruits
Dinner(7-8pm): kuttu atta roti (1-2) + 1 small bowl of sabut dana(sago)/samak(samo rice) khichdi+ + curd raita+ fruit chat
Kuttu atta roti (1-2)+ 1 small bowl of boiled aloo raita+2 teaspoon of singhade(water caltrop) ka halwa+ fruit chat/salad chaat
Paneer pakode of kuttu atta (3-4)+ 1 bowl of curd+ 1 big bowl of fruit chat
Big platter of salad /fruit with 1 big bowl of curd+ 2 slices of paneer
1 bowl of Sabut dana kheer/Makhana kheer+ fruit chat+ boiled aloo sabzi+ singhade ki roti(1-2)
Post dinner: Green tea with lemon
Before sleep: 1 cup of milk (without sugar)
Few tips which can make huge difference:
- Drink, drink and drink lots of water
- Eat roasted foods, avoid fried
- Eat something in every 2 hours
- Eat in moderation, don’t go overboard
- Eat more fruits and salads
- Try to have dinner before 7 pm
- Don’t skip paneer, at least have 150 gm of paneer daily in any form as it will help you cut fat.
I hope this was helpful.
Your body be your temple, broom it regularly to sweep away the negatives to make space for good things.