3 little things to make Ramadan easier
The holy month of fasting is starting on the 2nd of April. Fasting during Ramadhan can improve your health, but this is if you do everything in the correct manner. Otherwise, it can cause you more harm than good. So, here are some tips for you that you can follow to make Ramadhan a bit easier and for ensuring adequate nutrition.
1. Don't overeat during Iftar (dinner)
To be honest, I have personally made this mistake during my first year of fasting. My friend or one of my realtives told me that you should not eat too much food during Iftar. One week ago, when I was making up for missed fasts, I tried not to overeat during Iftar and I felt the difference. My stomach was not full and I felt better. I could move, dance, do anything I want and then I still had space for tea with desserts that I love.
2. Do not skip Suhoor (pre-dawn meal)
If you skip Suhoor, your body will need to rely on the previous meal to provide you with all the nutrients and energy until Iftar. So, that means that you may feel weak, dehydrated and tired during the day. Some days I would oversleep, by the time I woke up it would be early morning and I would continue to fast. This made me feel bad and tired during the day. I wanted to rest and stop working. Waiting till iftaar was a very hard task for me and I would find it difficult under this circumstance. As someone who has been there and done that :), I suggest you also do not overeat during Suhoor because it may be difficult for you to sleep then. Picture credit
3. Keep yourself busy
In Ramadhan due to not spending time having breakfast, lunch, and snacks during the day, I make myself busy and have plans for the day and work planned. I feel like my time and productivity increase. Sometimes I even forget that I am fasting because I am immersed in work. Before you know it, iftaar is just a few hours away. Picture credit
Hope these tips will help you and happy Ramadan! Best regards, Rakhiya.
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