Low Calorie Navratri Diet, Easy Ways to Lose Weight in Navratri, Lose Weight and Eat Healthy in Navratri Fasting

With the start of navratri fasting and feasting season, you won't imagine how much calorie you can gain. The reason being that in the name of fasting, you end up eating a whole lot of high-calorie food. Let’s take a look at the calories you consume during navratri in one typical thali.

  • 2 kuttu ke atta ki puris- 250 calories
  • 2 pieces paneer kofta- 300 calories
  • 1 katori samak ki kheer- 175 calories
  • 1 serv aloo sabji- 190 calories
  • 100 gm sabudana namkeens- 250 calories

This amounts to a whopping 1165 calories. Yes, on a regular basis, if you keep a fast on Navratri, you consume so much calories which will definitely lead to an increase in weight.

Navratri Thali

So why not try out a low-calorie diet on this Navratri. Eat sensibly and don’t let your fasting ruin your diet.
Here are our few suggestions for smart eating so that you can save your calories during navratries.

  • Eat small meals at regular intervals.This will keep your metabolism in good shape.
  • Avoid fried foods. Try to incorporate more of yogurt, smoothies, lassi and fruits. This will  maintain the optimum fluids in the body and also keep you full.
  • Instead of puri or pakodas made from Kuttu atta, try out Kuttu ki roti.
  • Replace fried aloo-chat with boiled aloo-chat and kheer with mixed-fruit curd or flavored yogurt.
  • Make some idli and dosa from the samak ke chawal.
  • Limit your potato intake.
  • Milk dishes can be cooked with skimmed milk or double toned milk.
  • Substitute sugar with a low calorie sweeteners or natural sugars .
  • Drink water, coconut water, lemonade (without sugar), herbal teas as much as you can. 
  • Eat vegetables like pumpkin and guard in different form like soups and curries to fill you up with fewer calories.
  • Eat kadhi, Thalipeeth and cheelas, which can be made with very minimal oil and are delicious to eat too.
  • Instead of having namkeens and pakodas , have a handful of roasted makhanas or nuts.
  • Drinking low fat milk, lassi and yogurt reduces your cravings to eat junk food.