The 4 F’s #WordsMatter

“It’s not that time of the year without….”

… the 4 F’s – “Family, Friends, Festivities and Food”

It’s really just not that time of the year without fun and frolic. With all the festivals paving in their way, the 4 F’s belongs to them, like the Garba with the Navratras, Rangoli with Diwali and Santa with Christmas!

And this is what makes it so very hard to stick to an eating plan … right! Now there I can see most of us making excuses. Because when we make preparations to make all the goodies and the festive food, we all know how nice they taste … Then once we get into the process of making the same the whole house smells of the divine food. And when the food is ready and you have a look at it you can vouch for how delicious it is …

Then the goodies are put away to be served at the right moment, and yes they still smell scrumptious … Some of us cannot even wait to taste or dig into the goodies. Yes, they look good, smell good and also taste divine!

This is the exact time when temptation actually tests you … just one bite, one goodie. Okay two, on the count of three – the extra workout starts ticking at the back of the mind … And finally, get lost in the temptation of the delicious food. Yes, literally lost!

So yes it’s not that time of the year when you can say no to festivals

It’s not that time of the year without family

It’s not that time of the year without friends

And definitely it’s not that time of the year without great tempting food

Here’s wishing all of you a festive time with your family, friends and great food! Do let me know what is it that you cannot do without on festivals. Would love to know your thoughts!

The prompt for this month is ‘It’s not that time of the year without….’. I received this tag from Ramya Abhinand at Me OtherwiseIt’s my pleasure to pass on this tag to Holly Jahangiri at A Fresh Perspective. There are 38 of us on this Blog Hop and it will be spread over 3 days – 4, 5, 6 October  2019. Do follow the #WordsMatter Blog Hop and prepare to be surprised! 

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Well, about me I can say that I am a certified dentist, healthcare analyst, medical writer and above all a mother of a 6-year-old. Most of my day to day activities revolve around her and she is my inspiration to start this blog. As a mother, I experimented with a lot of new things for my little one in a quest to find the best for her. I just want to share my experiences of being a happy and content mum.

22 Comments

  1. October 5, 2019
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    So true! One of the greatest joys of festivals is great food, snacks and sweets!

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      October 6, 2019
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      Yes, indeed food is a great joy of festivals!

  2. October 5, 2019
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    To answer your question, without a doubt it has to be sweets – mithais, keers, chcolates – the whole thing. It’s so so hard to resist. No meal is complete without a scrumptious dessert.

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      October 6, 2019
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      Agree a meal is incomplete without the yummy dessert. In fact, I often wait for the dessert.

  3. October 5, 2019
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    Well, in our household, we can’t do anything without some fun, festivities, food or family, as you’ve mentioned already! That is also what brings us the greatest satisfaction and the only way to beat the lows that life springs upon us from time to time.

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      October 6, 2019
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      Yes totally agree!

  4. October 6, 2019
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    Indeed there is no fun in life least of all the festivals without the four F’s. Alas this year I cannot partake of the making of goodies nOr in their devouring as I have fractured my hand and am wary of over eating as I can’t really exercise those extra calories. But I wish you a happy festival season too.

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      October 6, 2019
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      Oh, I am sorry to hear about your fractured hand. None the less you can still enjoy the festival season with family and friends.

  5. October 6, 2019
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    Ofcourse, this season is for sweets. But in USA, we don’t get many sweets as in India. So either we have to prepare ourselves or stay without sweets for festivals.

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      October 6, 2019
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      Maybe you can prepare the sweets yourself and enjoy the festive season 🙂

  6. October 6, 2019
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    I want the family and the food. Actually, just the food also will do! 😉

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      October 6, 2019
      Reply

      Haha, that’s cool 😉

  7. October 7, 2019
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    I don’t hold myself back. When it’s festival time, I eat and then after they are over – I go back to watching my food. 🙂
    Such a relevant post Shubhra 🙂 Thanks for joining #Wordsmatter

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      October 7, 2019
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      I guess it is the done thing to eat when the festival time is around and then watch out 🙂

  8. October 7, 2019
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    The food aspect of the festivities is making me sad that I am not in India to relish them and at the same time I can console myself that I can stay true to my regular diet and not having to worry about the exploding weighing scales 😀

  9. Shubhra Rastogi
    October 7, 2019
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    🙂

  10. October 10, 2019
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    Oh yes, this is the best time to gorge on food and celebrate the festive season with family and friends. Wishing you a great time as you enjoy all the 4Fs. Cheers ♥

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      October 10, 2019
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      Thanks, Shilpa!

  11. October 10, 2019
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    Festivals and food and getting fat. Or is it politically impolite to use that word. But after all those goodies, I struggle to fit back into clothes, though that doesn’t mean eating less sweets the next time!

  12. Shubhra Rastogi
    October 10, 2019
    Reply

    Very true Sunita! Thanks for visiting by 🙂

  13. October 18, 2019
    Reply

    Such a festive post. I was drooling over the food.

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      October 18, 2019
      Reply

      Thanks, Balaka!

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