Renowned as a month of fasting for Muslim faithful’s all over the world, the holy month of Ramadan is here! However, not many people are aware of the reason behind the fasting. The fasting in the month of Ramadan is actually done in commemoration of the first revelation of the Quran to Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.).
Fasting is no easy feat, let alone one that runs consistently for a month. Here are a couple of tips to help you cultivate good habits this Month of Ramadan.
STARTING SMALL: During Ramadan, you are only allowed two meal times every day. One before dawn and the other at dusk both of which are called Suhoor/Sehri and Iftar respectively.
During meal times the trick is to start small, don’t just jump right into it. How? Lots of fruits and vegetables first before accompanying it with one meal serving. Basically, start your meal with something light.
STAYING HYDRATED: Water, more water, and even more water! The importance of staying hydrated during this period could not be overstated! Drink lots of water at each meal time. No, not caffeinated drinks, not soda, not even flavoured drinks, Just water. Lots and lots of it!
CONSUMING A BALANCED DIET: Yes, balanced diet! The trick to this is to pre-plan your meals. Balanced meals do more than fill you at the time of consumption, it would help keep your body at its optimum, affording you all the nutrients you’ll need to get through the day. Besides you only get two meals, make it count!
NOT OVEREATING: It’s very easy to feel deprived and wants to consume a large chunk of food at each meal time. Don’t fall for it! Overfeeding yourself is only going to make you feel tired and bloated, it could ultimately lead to unwanted health conditions! So, don’t do it! Stick to your Single meal serving, you’ll be better for it!