Mithai is Diwali. Fact. And everyone has a favourite Diwali mithai they indulge in whether it’s round, luscious gulab jamuns or sharp edged kaju katlis or even crumbly, yellow laddoos.
Staying away from mithai is not an option on Diwali despite your best efforts at sticking to a diet plan. It’s that time of the year, when friends, family and nearly every person you meet try to feed you mithai. More often than not you give in to temptation. Diwali comes only once a year, after all. Besides, you know that any resistance from your side will be met with a ‘Diwali hai bhai, kha lo’. The word ‘no’ magically loses all meaning on the day, and often refusing mithai is countered by blank looks and renewed attempts at forcing it down your throat.
It begins with just one laddoo or kaju katli or gulab jamun or sandesh (how bad can it possibly be?) And before you know it, there are three laddoos, a gulab jamun or two, and handfuls of chocolates having a calorie party inside your belly, mocking your efforts at self-control. You tell yourself that Diwali comes only once a year, and console yourself. Next year will be different, you tell yourself again, although it never is. And the cycle continues.
The video below shows exactly how a person feels when confronted with mithais on Diwali, and how he handles the situations.
As the video shows, Diwali is a good time to #DoTheDifficult. Even if you indulge in mithai on that day, you should never let it be an excuse to hold you back from your fitness goals. After all, Diwali mithai comes once a year, but good health can be enjoyed the whole year round.