4 Tips to Lose Weight During Ramadan
1. Keep A Food Journal
You’ll be surprised to see what you actually eat once you start writing it down. Start a food journal this ramadan to keep an eye on what you are eating and manage your calorie intake. Its important to eat the right amount of calories each night. Try to have 1200-2000 calories depending on the amount of weight you need to lose.
2. Eat a Healthy Futoor
Break your fast with healthy food. When you’re hungry it’s easy to fall into cravings and eat unhealthy and fatty foods. These bad foods will cause you to gain weight especially if eaten in excess. Break your fast with foods high in fiber and protein. These will help to stabilize your blood sugar, suppress hunger and prevent overeating.
3. Eliminate Thirst
Your body can survive longer without food than water. Stay hydrated and drink as much water as you can throughout your day before you start fasting. Keep bottles of water near by and make goals as to how much you need to bring before suhoor. Try to drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces during the night before suhoor. Being hydrated will help you lose weight, be healthier and also make your fast easier.
Duh! Exercise! Eat smaller portions and healthier foods – the perfect recipe to lose weight in Ramadan. Remember exercise is more about consistency, so try to incorporate exercise into your daily routine after Taraweeh. Whether it be joining an exercise class, working out at the gym or walking…its more important to get moving!!