Lose Weight This Ramadan

Craving for a slimmer and fitter figure? There’s no better time to do so than during the fasting month of Ramadan to give your body a healthy start.

The holy month of Ramadan signifies a time for fasting, introspection and prayer. It is also a time to indulge in a delicious feast as youbukapuasa or break fast with your favourite dishes. For some of you, Ramadan is also an opportunity to lose weight and achieve your ideal figure, which can be done with the right approach:

Stay Hydrated

Water in your body is essential in keeping you hydrated throughout the day while you fast. When you’re dehydrated, your body loses the ability to effectively burn fat, causing excess fat to be stored in your body, especially in your belly. Make sure you drink enough fluids before you begin fasting and after you break fast. We recommend drinking at least eight glasses (250ml) of water a day to avoid dehydration and to control your sugar cravings.

Don’t Skip Suhur

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially during Ramadan. Make it a point to wake up early for suhur and have a hearty breakfast before dawn. Eat foods that help you to maintain your energy and hydration throughout the day, including complex carbohydrates such as whole grain bread and plenty of protein such as eggs. Don’t forget to drink two glasses of warm water before you begin fasting.

Have A Light And Balanced Iftar

People tend to overeat during bukapuasa to compensate for fasting throughout the day. However, you should keep in mind to not overstuff yourself with all the good food available during the breaking of your fast. Ease into your meal slowly with two dates and a cup of water. Consume a small portion of clear, non-creamy soup and a salad of mixed vegetables. Take a break before resuming with a balanced meal of carbohydrates and proteins in small portions while staying away from fried foods.

Stay Active

It’s important to maintain your fitness regime and there shouldn’t be any excuses to skip your workouts during Ramadan. During the day, you can maintain your normal activities and schedule your exercises at least two hours after breaking fast. This gives you ample time to properly digest your food before you start exercising. Commit yourself to a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise each day, including brisk walking, sit-ups and squats.

Skip Processed Sugar

It’s hard to resist sweet and sugary treats and beverages during Ramadan. However, a high intake of sugary foods will not only cause you to put on weight, it may lead to serious illnesses such as diabetes too. Take on a personal challenge this Ramadan by consuming only foods with natural sugars, such as fruits, dried fruits, molasses and honey.

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Sources:

  • www.livestrong.com/article/422596-can-dehydration-cause-belly-fat/
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*As causes for being overweight vary from person to person, weight loss results will also vary from person to person, dependant on various genetic or environmental factors such as food intake, individual rate of metabolism, level of exercise, etc. No individual result should be seen as typical.