We all know that time of year. The time of love of romance blooming. It is also known as the season for weddings. We look forward to these moments where we can celebrate with our beloved friends and family by dancing and singing and laughing the night away. BUT with the celebrations we also have the heavy appetizers and late night dinners with the sweetest treats! If you are on a healthy regime, indulging is a sure way to potentially set you back for up to days if not even up to a week. The worst part, its easy to keep snacking without realizing the amount of calories consumed and how to get back on track.
So lets take a look at the typical menu and the amount of calories per dish.
Samosa: Savory Potato And Green Pea Stuffing, Served With Tamarind Chutney.
Nutrition: 350 Calories 4 gr Protein 32 gr Carbs Sodium 816 mg
Chicken Makhani (Butter chicken)
350 Calories 29 gr Fat 860 mg Sodium 8 gr Carbs 24 gr Protein
Chana Masala: Chick Peas Coked With Onion, Tomato, And Coriander
170 calories sodium 362 mg 32 gr carbs 7 gr protein
Aloo Jeera – Potatoes Stir-Fried With Crushed Jeera Cumin.
279 calories 16 gr fat 30 gr carbs 5 gr protein
Yellow Dal Tadka
100 cals 14 gr carbs 5 gr protein
Kesari Pulao: Saffron Flavoured Basmati Rice
289 Calories Total Fat 19 gr 21 gr Carbs 6 gr Protein
235 Calories 50 gr Carbs
1 ball 143 calories 17 gr carbs (from sugar) 2 gr protein
347 calories 71 gr carbs 4 gr protein
Depending on the options you chose from the menu, the upcoming days you may want to consider the exercises to burn the number of calories that were consumed!
Here is a list of the top excercises to burn those calories
200 Calories 20 minutes of Burpees
300 Calories 24 minutes skipping
400 Calories – 50 minutes @ swimming laps ( moderate speed ) or 93 minutes @ walking
500 Calories – 45 Minutes of back to back bodyweight exercises burnsor Jump rope for only 42 minutesor 66 minutes of boxing
600 Calories weight training with min rest 120 minutes or rowing for 60 minutes
700 Calories 1 hr skipping
Based on this, choose your dinner options wisely. Remember that indulging is okay in moderation, but try to choose the healthier options over the high fat options, and make sure you have a plan to get back on track after the event!