Valentine’s Day Special
Valentine’s Day brings not only feelings of love and joy, it also brings high-calorie chocolates, candies, cookies and other treats. In this article I hope to help you add a splash of healthy romance to your Valentine’s Day. Whether you are eating out or staying in or just looking for heart healthy tips, this article is just for you!!
Let’s try to celebrate the love filled day in a healthy way. Here are some tips:
- – If you are taking your loved one to a restaurant, don’t worry, you don’t have to deny to outside food. Take your time, enjoy the food and company and try to eat smart.
- – Find out if your meal can be made without butter, oil, ghee or anything that could help you cut down on extra calories.
- – Remember, grilled/ stir fry/ baked is usually better than fried.
- – Consider ordering a light soup/starter. This will fill you up before you order main course.
- – It is good to share your dessert. Order one dessert and share it with your partner.
Staying at home?
- – Staying at home is a great way to save calories, money and avoid crowd.
- – Cook a romantic candle light dinner for two which is a perfect yet affordable way to show your loved one how much you care.
- – Control the portion size of your meal. Cook something fancy yet healthy. For example- Pasta in red sauce, thin crust pizza, falafel with hummus, chole and chapatti, biryani and soup, paneer subzi with chapatti etc.
- – Instead of high calorie dessert, make fruit salad and save your-self form extra calories.
- – Sharing is caring! Cook one dish and share it with your partner. This way you will maintain your weight and not over-eat.
- – Go for a romantic walk. Try to walk for 45 minutes without stopping. You will burn the calories
Do not completely deprive yourself
- – If you and your partner are trying to lose weight or maintain weight, consider buying a fruit basket instead of chocolate box.
- – Gift your partner a gym membership or promise each other to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
- – Valentine’s Day is a time for laughter, fun and food. Having a cupcake/ slice of cake/brownie or 1 scoop ice-cream will not lead to weight gain.
- – Remember, Moderation is the key. Don’t feel guilty to eat little junk but avoid to over eat anything.
Have a guilt-free, healthy & Romantic Valentine’s Day! For further details contact