Indian culture has so many shades and they keep on appearing at different occasions. During some festivals like Navratri, people keep fast to please the almighty but in these fasts, they are allowed to eat fruits and food which is specially prepared according to the occasion along with vrat ingredients. And the other is Karva Chauth, on this occasion, the married women keep fast for their husband’s long life. In this fast, the ladies are not allowed to eat and drink till it is broken. This tradition sometimes leaves all pregnant women in a dilemma whether to keep fast or not. So, to clear all your confusion we have listed some useful tips that you should keep in mind while fasting for Karva Chauth.
1. Consult your doctor before keeping fast
There is no study which proves that fasting during pregnancy is completely safe. And during Karva Chauth fast you are not even allowed to drink water which can lead to dehydration and slight pains. Besides this, you need to avoid you daily nutrition dose that you take for your baby.
So, consult your doctor before taking the decision as your trimester and health conditions also play an important part.
2. Try to divert your mind
If you have decided to keep the fast then this trick can help you a lot. Just keep your mind occupied with some work. This trick will make you feel less hungry. Just keep up with your regular routine and avoid tough physical work. Take a nice long nap in the afternoon before the puja.
3. Few things to keep in mind
Unlike the usual Karva Chauth this year you can have milk and fruits in between but still, there are chances that you may have hunger pangs. This happens due to the increase in normal eating habits. And for your milk and fruits are just like a fast.
During this fast, there are chances that you may experience fatigue, acidity, and headache. But you don’t need to worry as these are all the symptoms of fasting. But if your condition becomes severe or critical it is better to break the fast.
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4. Best way to keep the fast
If you are allowed to keep the Karva Chauth fast then there are few things that you need to keep in mind.
• Drink a big glass of milk when you are having your sargi early in the morning.
• Keep a bowl of fruits salad handy. Make sure you prepare it without seasoning. There are chances that you may experience hunger pangs and acidity. So, try to have a small portion of this salad.
• Lastly, have a glass of milk after the evening puja.