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Maintaining a Healthy Weight During Ramadan

Maintaining a Healthy Weight During Ramadan

As Ramadan approaches, Muslims around the world prepare for a month of fasting and reflection. While it’s a time rich in spiritual significance, maintaining a healthy weight can be a challenge for many. This article offers practical tips on how to balance the traditional aspects of Ramadan with health-conscious practices.

Key Tips:

  1. Balanced Iftar: Start your iftar with dates and water, followed by a light meal before prayers. After prayers, have your main meal, including proteins, vegetables, and complex carbohydrates.
  2. Hydration: Ensure adequate water intake between iftar and suhoor to avoid dehydration.
  3. Mindful Eating: Avoid overindulgence in high-calorie foods rich in fats and sugars which contribute to weight gain.
  4. Physical Activity: Engage in light exercises like walking or yoga, preferably two hours after iftar.
  5. Healthy Suhoor: Choose a suhoor meal rich in fiber and protein to keep you full longer.

By following these simple tips, you can maintain a healthy weight during Ramadan without compromising the spiritual and cultural traditions of this holy month. Remember, physical well-being is an integral part of your spiritual health.