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Diwali Diet Tips for Diabetics [Diabetes Control]

  By posted Nov 6th 2012
Diet & Fitness




Diabetics always have to take the utmost care of their diet. However, Diwali involves delicious food and it becomes difficult to refuse everything, even for diabetics. At such times diabetics feel slightly depressed as they cannot have rich food items and sweets, fearing spikes in their blood sugar level. So how can a patient of diabetes still enjoy some Diwali fare? Let's delve right into it...

Prepare for the Evening
– Along with preparing sweets and other food items with artificial sweeteners, you can also prepare your body for the evening. Add food with low or minimum calories from the morning so that your body can easily digest one or two sweets that you cannot avoid. Usually this is the case with the sweets that are offered to the deity and everyone is supposed to have it as ‘prasad’.

Make sure to have your blood tested before and after Diwali, so that you can control it immediately. Exercise is important if you plan to indulge a little, so don't skip that workout no matter how light or heavy.

Along with preparing sweets and other food items carefully, calculating the intake of calories on the day of Diwali will also help you enjoy with full vigour and enthusiasm. Even though your sweets will be prepared using artificial sweeteners, you mustn't go overboard.

*You must consult your doctor regarding the intake of artificial sweeteners and take health tips from your doctor on sweet consumption this Diwali.

Indian Sweets with calorie counts & exercises to Burn those Calories

Gulab jamun
Calories/per piece: 150kcal
Exercise to burn calories: Dancing for 30min at moderate speed



Calories/per piece: 125kcal
Exercise to burn calories: 15 min of step aerobics.

Calories/per piece: 58kcal   
Exercise to burn calories: Running for 3min at the speed of 16km/h.


Calories/per piece: 142kcal   
Exercise to burn calories: Approx 25min of brisk walking.

Atta halwa   
Calories/per piece: 263kcal        
Exercise to burn calories: Approx 45min of brisk walking.

Sooji ladoo        
Calories/per piece: 134kcal   
Exercise to burn calories: Cycling for 20min at the speed of 20km/h.


Calories/per piece: 200kcal   
Exercise to burn calories: Running for 5min at the speeds of 16km/h.

Motichur ladoo        
Calories/per piece: 150kcal   
Exercise to burn calories: Jogging for 30min.

Coconut burfi        
Calories/per piece:192kcal   
Exercise to burn calories: Playing badminton for 40 min.

Calories/per piece: 501kcal        
Exercise to burn calories: Skipping rope for 40 min.

Calories/per piece: 325kcal        
Exercise to burn calories: Playing Golf for 1 hour.

*Inputs: Jyoti Sawant Nutritionist Gold’s Gym India *Images courtesy: © Thinkstock photos/ Getty Images



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