Desi weddings are one of a kind for two main reasons: the melodramatic environment and food that is flooded with cholesterol. So if you are one of those who attend Pakistani weddings just for the sake of good food, congratulations as you are a part of the ninety percent of people in the country who are pure mufta khors. We cannot help it, we all just love food irrespective of which province we belong to. Therefore, nothing sounds better to the ears than this one simple phrase ‘roti khul gayi’. However, you need to take care of some stuff before you go rushing over to that buffet. Wait a minute, hold on!
Do not go to an event with hunger pangs!
We do this all the time and it’s a killer! Each one of us would sometimes starve a bit in order to keep some space in there for overloading food later. Eat a nice snack before you head over to that shaadi. When you do this, as soon as the aroma of those chicken tikkas hits you, at least you won’t get the urge to binge mindlessly.
Don’t eat out of social pressure
So what if you aren’t all that hungry or you’re on a diet, yet you feel so compelled to have that chicken qorma with naan just because you are making all those aunties drop their jaws and question you ‘Beta, sirf salaad?’ Don’t let that make you feel uncomfortable with your food. They need to have a look at their bellies first, so yes aunty jee: sirf salaad.
Some say fifteen chews and other stick to twenty-three chews per bite, but you know what best suits you. The main key to better digestion is more chewing and slow eating, taking a few sips of water while you do that. This helps you not to overeat and you also avoid feeling bloated or gassy. Usually, post wedding gassy feels are just another desi wedding thing. Relatable much?
Save that drink for later
Even if it’s just water, if you consume too much of it during the meal it dilutes the gastric juices inside your body and hampers the digestion overall. Those juices are needed to breakdown the food particles inside your stomach. Also, if you are a fan of having that Coke ki botal during dinner, please reconsider? You can always have it a while after having dinner. Save all that food inside from becoming a huge blob of carbs and fizz.
Eat all those veggies first!
Since you would be arriving with a half-empty (or a starving) stomach for that party or cousin ki shaadi, you would be secretly hoping that there’s biryani and just any form of gosht on the platter. But what you really need to reach out for as soon as everything’s served are the veggies. Yes, the wisest choice is to take in some healthy food first, along with some water. Your body would be dealing with a lot of fats later anyway.
So now you know what you need to take care of in the next wedding that you attend. Health comes first, food would always be there for you! Just pick wisely and perform exercises daily using nutright mobile app. Happy eating!