The Right Way to Fasting… This Ramadan – SpaGenie Blog

The Right Way to Fasting… This Ramadan

The Right Way to Fasting… This Ramadan

July 8th, 2012
Nutrition

Question: In order to avoid dehydration, strengthen body tissues and lose weight what must one fasting during the holy month of Ramadan eat?

Answer: It is a must for people who are fasting during the holy month to drink water as much as possible during/ between Iftar and bedtime. Fruits, vegetables, legumes, and yoghurt must be included in the meals at Iftar and Suhur for energy boost, and sweet, fried and fatty foods must be avoided on a large scale. Considering this thought one must think that fasting is the only way for people to lose weight, which is absolutely wrong because what you eat, and how much you eat is what will help you lose weight on a big scale. According to the research conducted it has been found that for a person to lose weight rapidly one must avoid caffeinated drinks such as coke, coffee or tea 4-5 days before Ramadan. And for that to happen one must gradually reduce the intake of these drinks, because a sudden decrease will result in headaches, mood swings and irritability. The dieticians say that constipation (too little fibre and water in the diet) is among the main complaints during Ramadan. Other problems include indigestion (from over-eating, especially of fried, fatty or spicy foods), muscle cramps (not enough vegetables, fruit, meat, or dairy products in the diet) and headaches (due to caffeine and tobacco withdrawal).

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