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Hindu Fasting Diet—So that you don’t gain weight!

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Hindu Fasting Diet—So that you don’t gain weight!

Dr. Zeba Sultan 26 Jun 2018 2330 Views

Fried foods, sweets and other unhealthy and weight-gaining foods become our comfort foods during fasting and festivities. This leads to weight gain and also other health issues. So, in this article I will be guiding you on what you need to do when you are fasting so that you don’t gain those extra inches around your waist!

Allowed food items:

  • Kuttu ka aata(Buckwheat flour) and banyard millet(Sama chawal)—100 -150 gms/day
  • Sweet potato 2 pieces throughout the day.
  • Paneer(250 gms/day), cow’s milk(2 glasses) and yoghurt(2 cups) is allowed
  • Vegetables allowed: Spinach, bottle gourd(doodhi), tomatoes, cucumber, carrots and raw papaya
  • Makhana, Almond, pistas ,cashew nuts are allowed a handful a day.
  • Fresh fruits allowed(2 bowls per day)


Food items to be avoided:

  • Do not indulge in starchy and deep fried foods.
  • Avoid potatoes, yams (suran), arbi (colocasia), sabu dana (tapioca) and raw bananas.
  • Avoid bananas, chickoos, custard apple, mango and grapes.
  • Do not have fried puris and pakoras.
  • Avoid sugary foods and coconut (sweets, milk etc).


Other points to remember:

  • Drink a lot of water. 3-4 litres daily.
  • Have something every 3 hours to avoid acidity and starvation.
  • Go light on spices and oil/butter/ghee.
  • If constipated make sure you have isabgol at night with a glass of warm water.


Fasting Diet
       TIME    MEAL                               MENU PLAN
  Early morning     Immediately after waking up have a glass(250 ml) of luke warm water without brushing teeth.



      A glass of cow’s milk and a bowl of fresh fruits



                    Green tea (1 cup)

Afternoon   Lunch
  • 1 bowl salad (Tomato, carrot, beetroot, cucumber )
  • 1 bowl of doodhi soup
  • Also you may have roasted paneer(1 cup)
      Mid-afternoon/early evening Munch on these.         5 almonds (deskinned) and 2 walnuts and 8-10               black raisins
      Evening Last meal


  • 1 bowl salad (Tomato, carrot, beetroot, cucumber )
  • 1 bowl of doodhi soup
  • Sama chawal(banyard millet)/kuttu aata dosa


Enjoy your festivities but make sure you do that while keeping in mind that health is also very important! Keep reading my blogs and thank me later!:)

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