I want to take this opportunity to wish all of my followers a happy Ramadhan! I’m very excited indeed as its not just the holy month of all months in the Islamic months, it’s about all the benefits that it gives us; in terms of health as well as spiritually.
Now regarding health and fitness; the holy month of Ramadan is perfect for us to clean our act up and start eating healthily, not the other way around. Think of it this way.. Of all the months you’ve been slacking and given yourself excuses, why can’t you just be good in a month? For us Muslims, its compulsory to fast and we should take this to our advantage to eat healthily and keep focus to our goal.
Fasting is the most perfect way to detox our body. And guess what? It’s freeeeeeeee! No slimming or detox products needed! Fasting is a great way to clean up our digestive system and to remove all accumulated toxins that we have in our body.
Below are some of my fit tips for Ramadan.
Above are some of my tips for those who are wondering how can they maintain a healthy and fit lifestyle during fasting month.
For break-fast, do hydrate yourself enough & eat lighter meals like soups or salad first. Then go for your normal main course about 30mins-1hr later. Again, remember to eat a well balanced food consisting your grains, protein, fruit & veggies and dairy.
As for sahoor, try to eat foods that are high in fiber & protein such as oat porridge, sandwiches, eggs, smoothies & ensure to drink lots of water too.
Most importantly, is everything in ‘moderation’. That is the key. Even when doing your workout coz you have to understand that our body have been fasting all day and need all the energy that it needs to get the system going, therefore don’t push yourself too hard in your workout session. Lower your intensity or perhaps a shorter duration than you normally would have. Try to do your workout after break-fast or iftar. You may also do it before the fasting starts which is when you wake up for Sahoor.
Below is an example of workout that you can do during Ramadan, you may do 1-2 rounds & reduce your reps to 8-10.
Lastly, always remember to hydrate yourself enough during this fasting month. Reduce sugary drinks and sweets desserts as it will make you even more thirsty during the day. Perhaps try natural fruit juices like watermelons and coconut water that will hydrate your body. Try to drink at least 2L of water between iftar and sahoor. Also try to get up and eat for Sahoor. Eat something simple & yet nutritious enough to keep your body going through the day. It’s Sunnah too!
Should you feel like you are not eating a balanced diet, you may want to take multivitamins so that your body won’t be missing out or lacking in the essential vitamins and minerals.
I guess that’s all for now. Should you have any questions, leave a comment and I shall try to answer them okay!
Happy fasting! 😘😘 Love- Kay