Calories are the amount of energy in the food and drink you consume. When you fast your body needs to adjust to less calories. It’s the same when you break fast, so how to eat during festivals? The best way is to control your calorie intake during Hari Raya, and at other times too. There are lots of simple ways to control your calorie intake, so here are a few suggestions. Try a few of them and see which ones work best for you and the ones you love.
The simplest way to control your calorie intake is to count your calories, then you can make sure that you don’t eat, or drink, too many. You can even use an App to log and track the calories you consume. Check on calories of local delicacies that are available during festivals and this would give you a rough idea of how much you are consuming.
A single bottle (475 ml) of carbonated drinks carries almost 200 calories. Why not replace this with water, or another lower calorie drinks. When you are breaking fast with an easy-to-consume, healthy nutrition supplement. Uno Nutrition offers tasty protein shakes, like trucasein+ and that you can drink during Hari Raya.
Drinking water is always a good idea, it will also help with your calorie intake. Try drinking water before you break fast. This may help you to feel more satisfied when you eat and help to reduce the number of calories that you and the ones you love consume.
Low calorie starters
Fasting should help you and the ones you love to be more mindful about the calories in what you eat. Also, about how much you eat and when you eat which is important during Hari Raya. Once you are more aware of your eating habits and their consequences then you can choose low calorie foods for starters, like soup.
Substitute lower calorie foods
You can still have your fix of carbohydrates as part of your balanced diet during festivals, or any time of the year, if you spend just a little time thinking about your nutrition when you are preparing for Hari Raya.
Pay attention to food labels
Check the serving size and the number of calories on food packaging labels. This will help you and the ones you love to count your calories and manage your calorie intake when you break fast or at any other time. Nutrition supplements by Uno Nutrition have clear information on their labels. Hari Raya is a once in a year festival. Enjoy the festival and do not be too restrictive on what you are consuming. Instead, be mindful of what you are eating, and this would help you go further in your healthy eating journey. You and the ones you love can take nutrition supplements while you are fasting and during festivals too. Controlling the calories that you and the ones you love consume will help you stay healthy and age gracefully. Uno Nutrition offers affordable, easy-to-consume specialized nutrition supplements for all.