Recommended Diet Plan for Ramadan

Keep your body in shape during Ramadan with these healthy diet plans.

Moving into the final few days of the holy month of Ramadan, it’s tempting to tell yourself, “I’ve come this far; surely there’s no harm inindulging “just a little more” duringsahur,iftarand supper, especially when I’m surrounded by all the delicious food.”

Hang in there! According to health website livestrong.com, Ramadan can be a good time to form healthy eating habits. Here, we’ve prepared four diet plans for you to stay healthy and focused while looking good during this blessed grand finale of Ramadan.

Diet Plan 1

Begin sahurwith one to two servings of vegetables and a scoop of Spiru-tein. The drink’s blend of vitamins, amino acids and minerals help your body function at its best throughout the day. Replenish your energy in the evening with half a bowl of rice and a serving of vegetables with fish, tofu or lean meat. At night, snacking on a high-fibre kiwi will do wonders for your digestion.

Diet Plan 2

Enjoy a morning meal of meat biryani with an apple or banana for a healthy balance of protein and vitamins. For bukapuasa, combine a scoop of Spiru-tein with two cups of steamed vegetables. Nutritionist Antonio Cain reveals that vegetables with different colours have different vitamins and minerals, so vary your veggies, such as peas, corn and carrots. Round off your day with a pear.

Diet Plan 3

For sahur, have a scoop of Spiru-tein with a hearty sandwich made from wholemeal bread and light, chunky tuna in water, eggs or baked beans on a bed of lettuce. Break your fast with three dates, followed by three cups of salad served with tender strips of grilled chicken. Feeling hungry after the terawihprayers? Half a cup of strawberries make great anti-inflammatory snacks.

Diet Plan 4

Mix cereal or oatmealwith a chopped whole fruit and Spiru-teinfor a sahurmeal that sustains your energy throughout the day. Or, whip up a smoothie – a scoop of Spiru-teindouble fudge chocolate mixed with skim milk gives you the rich taste of chocolate without the high calories. Start iftar with three dates, and then treat yourself to some delicious prawn and petai sambal served with steamed vegetables. End the day with chopped cubes of vitamin C-rich guava.

Remember to keep your body hydrated by drinking plenty of water during sahur and bukapuasa – at least two litres of water daily.

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Sources

  • www.livestrong.com/article/547712-what-are-the-health-benefits-of-ramadan/
  • www.everydayhealth.com/healthy-recipe-pictures/pick-from-a-rainbow-of-beautiful-fruits-andveggies.aspx
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