Hi everyone, I am back with a diet plan and some Navratri Vrat recipes in the series of posts related to weight loss during Navratri. Well, I don’t believe in heavy fried foods during Navratri fasting. As there is no point in fasting if you eat yourself sick and sleep every night with a heavy stomach burping and belching. Eeeks!… I hate that feeling.
Anyhow during vrat when everyone is trying to control their hunger and waiting for that one meal in the evening along with various mini-meals all through the day … munching on fried peanuts, roasted makhana, dry fruits, and bananas, but I am trying to stay light and healthy. So I prepared a wonderful meal for myself a day back. Take a look at my Navratri Diet Plan.
This is looking good… isn’t it? I don’t know what all you are thinking about it but let me ensure you that this was one really complete meal and kept me full the whole day. Of yes, I forgot to tell you that I take my one meal during lunch in place of dinner. That keeps me light and I can go for my late-night walk on a lighter stomach. 🙂
Navratri Meal Plan
Now I know all of you want me to stop blabbering and just wait for the Navratri diet plan. So before you decide to leave the page, here is the plan.
Two glasses of lukewarm water with either apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. Nowadays due to Covid 19, I am taking giloy swaras daily for the last year.
Mid Morning Snack
One orange or mosambi with a cup of black coffee with stevia after half an hour.
My healthy meal
Vrat ka dhokla
- Vrat ke chawal
- Curd I used half kator with water but you can increase if you wish.
- Spinach washed and chopped
- Salt, soda bicarb, or Eno fruit salt. (I prefer Eno 1 sachet, not in the picture below)
Mix Samak rice, salt, and curd and mix well.
Add Chopped spinach.
- Mix well and add some water so that the rice gets soaked nicely. If using Soda Bicarb, add now.
- Finally, after half an hour add Eno Fruit salt and mix well. Micro high for 4-5 minutes. You can use a steamer also. It will take ten-fifteen minutes to cook well in it.
- Do a knife test. Poke a knife and see if it comes out clean. If yes then it’s done.
- Cut in slices the way you want.
- Have Spicy pumpkin and peanut chutney.
Roasted Peanuts in a handful with a cup of tea without sugar. I like my tea without sugar with peanuts but if you wish you can add stevia. Aah! That reminds me, Do you buy roasted Peanuts from the market, or roast them at home? I make my own salted peanuts at home. How I do it… will be in the next post. Stay connected. 🙂
As I told you earlier, I take my full meal during lunch so during dinner I just have a glass of milk with six almonds crushed and boiled with it. It makes a great health drink after my one-hour late-night walk. The peanuts in the evening actually keep me full all through.
If you like to have your full meal in the evening, then you can simply interchange the lunch and dinner menus. No issues with that. 🙂
Water and Workout
Water and workouts are the most important ‘Ws’ in my Navratri fasting. I drink a minimum of 15-20 glasses of water daily, but if you can’t do that at least have 6-8 glasses minimum.
The Workout is my regular Leslie Sansone’s Walk at home program in the morning 2 -3 miles and at night brisk one hour walk. Basically, I believe that burning 500 calories daily is a must. It keeps my happy hormones flowing smoothly. 🙂
See you soon here with two easy Navratri recipes. Stay healthy, stay strong, because you only live once.
How did you like Navratri’s Diet Plan To Lose Weight?