We have just got down with one of the biggest festivals of our culture – Holi. Holi excites men of all ages including kids, youngsters, mid-age and old age people. And it is quite obvious as Holi is a festival of fun, play, celebration and feast where everyone over-indulges in playing with colors and enjoying a variety of Holi special mouth-watering delicacies and drinks. While Holi is all about pleasure and playfulness, it often disturbs your fitness regime and makes men gain a few pounds.
The sluggishness can spoil your next few days or even weeks following the festival, hampering your work, meetings, decision-making power and personal lives. Therefore, it is very important for men to get rid of the festival fatigue with the right and healthy techniques without losing a lot of time and putting their work at stake.
Here are a few simple yet healthy techniques to combat festival techniques-
Don’t Miss Workout
At times, the festival fatigue can last up to a few weeks where men don’t feel like going to the gym and skip the workout routine. This primarily becomes the major reason behind the weight gain instead of some cheat meals. The trick to balancing out festival weight gain is to get back to the workout routine without a miss which will then act on the excess food consumed by you and continue the weight loss journey. Whether you are into simple jogs, weight training, playing any sport or a yoga person, it is important for you to make your fitness regime a part of festivity so that nothing gets compromised in any situation.
Water has medical qualities that help men in every situation and it helps in this condition as it eradicates toxins from your body that have gone in the form of alcohol and fried junk food & sweet dishes. Men can take liquid in different forms such as simple water, lemon water, buttermilk etc. However, men tend to depend highly on caffeine whether it is tea or coffee in between their meetings and breaks but it is not advised at all as caffeine can reverse your hydration process and dehydrate the body.
Don’t Skip Meals
All health freaks are acquainted with the significance of metabolism and how vital it is to keep your metabolism working in order to lose weight. However, due to fear of weight gain or to balance out previous over-indulgences, men tend to start starving but it is not the right way. Starving will slow down your metabolism and its ability to burn calories. This will also lead to overconsumption of food whenever you take your meal. Thus, the right way to balance your weight is to eat simple, home-cooked, light meals that you eat on regular days without skipping because each meal is important to regulate your metabolism. Not to forget about breakfast as it is the highly essential meal of the day which helps you to start your day right and follow the pattern throughout the day.
Eat High Protein Food
While you overlooked everything that you ate during a couple of days of the festival. It doesn’t mean you continue to do the same. You need to become considerate about every meal to ensure that you are eating balanced food and having protein in sufficient quantities. Protein is one such macro-nutrient that is essential to building muscle mass and losing weight. Therefore, you must include food like legumes, dairy, oats, eggs and other things that carry a higher percentage of protein. You can add one portion of protein-rich food in every meal to ensure that you are consuming enough protein with each meal.
One of the major factors that determine the constant weight loss journey is sleep. Men, either working in the corporate world or running their own busy lives, often lose their sleep to manage the work left during the festival. This can be one big reason for the weight gain after the festival. A lack of sleep can increase appetite by modifying hormones, makes you more likely to eat unhealthy foods, and influences how body fat is lost while counting our calories. And when you sleep, your body works on recovering your damaged muscle to regain your strength again after a hectic schedule. Thus, men should ensure that they have a good deep 7-8 hours of sleep before they hit the gym or go to the office.
It is not a crime to celebrate the festival to lose weight but not getting back on track on time is certainly one. Hence, when you enjoy your festival to the fullest, also plan the right way to get back on your fitness journey in a proper way.