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After All The Fasting And Gluttony, How Does One Get Back To A Normal Eating Schedule After Vijaya Dashami?

After the nine amazing days of fasting and joy of Navratri, we get into the habit of inculcating a lot sweets and fried food on Dusshera or Vijaya Dashami. The day, symbolising the triumph of good over evil, is celebrated across states with enthusiasm, festivity, cultural programmes and food fests.

The question is: after all this fasting and gluttony, how does one get back to a normal eating schedule? Food deprivation and indulgences during the course of the festival can lead to unwanted weight loss and gain, requiring a good colon cleanse. Detoxification, using a combination of herbal teas and detox diet, gives you the best cleanse at home, which helps in shedding the extra kilos gained by eating sweets and heavy foods.

Tips on how to get back to normal

•Try to drink lots of water, lemon water, coconut water, buttermilk

•Be good on fibre intake and consume good amounts of local vegetables and fruits

•Try to avoid fried food and heavy spicy food

•Limit portion sizes, specifically at dinner and slowly and gradually reach your optimum portion size.

Navratri is also marked by change of season, which brings about a lot of variety of fruits and vegetables such as spinach, peas, carrots, fenugreek leaves, cabbage cauliflower and citrus fruits. It’s always best to include these varieties in bulk after fasting.

Some easy and healthy detox recipes



•3 carrots
•2 celery stalks
•2 beets
•1 turnip
•½ bunch of spinach
•½ bunch of parsley
•½ onion
•2 garlic cloves

Method: Mix all ingredients with water and puree in a blender.



•8 oz. of orange juice
•4 oz. of purified water
•½ cup banana
•½ cup strawberries
•½ cup yogurt
•½-inch slice of ginger
•1 small garlic clove
•1 tablespoon flax oil
•1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice, if desired
•1 tablespoon of spirulina powder

Method: Mix all ingredients with water and puree in a blender.

Orange–Carrot–Ginger Detox


•1 Large carrot
•2 Oranges
•1/2 inch raw turmeric (crushed)
•1/2 inch ginger (crushed)
•1/2 Lemon (juiced)

Method: Juice the orange and carrot separately in a beaker. Pour the juice in a blender add turmeric and ginger. Blend for 30 seconds and then squeeze half lemon. Strain and serve.

So on this happy occasion of Dussehra, let us pray that our lives are filled with happiness, prosperity, success and good health. Hope you follow all the tips and share those with friends and family. Stay healthy, stay happy.

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