We’re about at the halfway point of Ramadhan. Congratulations on doing so well with your fasting so far!
But it’s here where things can get a little difficult. You’re nearing the closing stretch and your body starts anticipating getting back to a normal eating schedule again.
This isn’t the time to slip up.
That’s why we’re sharing a few little fasting tips that will help you get to Eid with a clear conscience.
Tip #1 – Never Skip Suhoor
Your pre-dawn meal is so important when you’re fasting. As the days grow longer as we head into June, it’s even more of a challenge not to eat anything while the sun’s up.
Getting up before dawn isn’t always the most appealing thought in the world. And with dawn coming earlier and earlier, you may feel tempted to just sleep through Suhoor.
Don’t do it.
Not only do you make things harder on yourself during the day but you’re also putting your body under more strain. Furthermore, skipping Suhoor could lead to you eating too much during Iftar. As strange as it may sound, this could lead to you gaining weight even though you’re fasting.
Tip #2 – Start Slow When Breaking Your Fast
We know the feeling of wanting to eat everything in sight during Suhoor and Iftar. However, that’s something you want to avoid if you aim to stay healthy while fasting.
As mentioned overeating can be a major problem. But you also have to recognise that your body enters a fasting mode during the course of the day. That means you have to ease it back in before you enjoy a late-night or early-morning meal.
Traditionally, people eat three dates to break their fast. This gives them a good dose of fibre and brings their appetite up ready for the main meal. Just take it slow and savour the food. And ideally, you’ll choose foods that fulfil your nutritional requirements for the day.
Remember that eating junk food leaves you feeling like junk for the entire day.
Tip #3 – Be Careful With What You Drink
Not being able to drink water while fasting is one of the biggest challenges you’ll face during Ramadhan.
That’s why it’s so important to focus on what you’re drinking during Suhoor and Iftar. Of course, you want to get as much water into your system as possible. This ensures you stay hydrated during the warm days.
However, you should also avoid any caffeine-heavy drinks. Caffeine can leave you feeling dehydrated, which is the last thing you want to feel when you’re not able to drink water.
As an aside, it’s also a good idea to avoid salt-heavy foods for this very same reason. Hydrate yourself as much as possible and avoid anything that might eat away at your body’s limited water supplies.
The Final Word
The good news is that you’re nearly there.
Eid is fast approaching, but you still have more than two weeks of fasting to go. Use these tips to make the process as healthy as possible.
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