Diabetes isn’t just a single, isolated health issue. It’s a global concern and a big contributor to it are our eating habits.

For many, a little sugar seems harmless. A biscuit here, a ladoo there – it’s all fine in moderation, isn’t it? However, when these habits become your daily routine, they can in the long term contribute to insulin resistance, a key precursor to diabetes. Having excessive sugar causes our blood glucose levels to spike. Over time, this repeated spiking causes our body’s insulin response to weaken, leading to Type 2 diabetes.

And many people forget the other food cause: fat. Consuming excessive amounts of unhealthy fats can lead to weight gain and obesity. Obesity is a major risk factor for insulin resistance, where the body’s cells no longer respond effectively to insulin.

Many of our traditional snacks are high in both sugar and fat!

Our eating habits have changed dramatically over the years and so has our lifestyle. We’ve shifted from fresh, home-cooked meals to more fast foods and processed snacks. These foods are often high in both sugars and unhealthy fats to make them taste better, which is harmful for our health and increases our waistlines.

There are many complications once you get diabetes as in the future can result in reduced mobility, affects eyesight, kidney, nerves, etc. As you can see it isn’t just the disease itself, but the health problems that can follow. 

Many traditional sweets are high in both sugar and fat; jalebi, gulab jamun, kaju katli, ladoo, rasgulla, burfi, ras malai, etc.

Having these occasionally is fine.  While these foods are delicious and a part of Diwali celebrations, they are best enjoyed in moderation, especially for those watching their sugar or fat intake and if you are at a risk of Type 2 Diabetes.

What you need to do is learn how to make the right swaps when cooking.

In my Diwali cooking class, I prioritise teaching how to make healthier swaps. By simply adjusting ingredients and cooking methods, we can enjoy our favourite festive dishes without worrying about the health risks.  You will learn about portion sizes.

Come and learn how to make healthier Diwali treats and get 12 recipes from me.  If you have any questions, send me an email.  

Sign Up For Diwali Cooking Class

If you can’t attend live you will be send the recording from the cooking class and the recipe book.

Join me in my upcoming Diwali Cooking Class and let me guide you on what to eat, portions and healthy swaps.

When you sign up now for a limited time you will get 30% discount!