- Eat Suhoor, just before the dawn
- “Do not overeat during Iftar”.
- Cut down caffeine and tobacco slowly starting a week or two before Ramadan.
- Consume Slow-digesting foods like wheat, oats for suhoor so that the food lasts longer making you less hungry.
- Fruits and mixed nuts may be eaten as a snack after dinner or before sleep.
- Drink sufficient water between Iftar and sleep to avoid dehydration.
- Do not forget to brush your teeth before sleep and after Suhoor.
- Too much tea at suhoor should be avoided as tea makes you pass more urine
- Do not binge during Ramadan as fasting intends to regulate the body mechanism.
- Reduce salt during Ramadan as it increases the excretion of fluids from the body, causing thirst.
- Excessive physical activity may lead to higher risk of hypoglycemia during fasting, so should be avoided.
- Ramadan is a spiritual rather than just a physical journey for the betterment of society.”
- Dates are an excellent source of fiber, sugar, magnesium, potassium, and slow digesting carbohydrate.
- There are blessings in Suhoor….. Do not SKIP SUHOOR.
- Eat a balanced meal that consists of complex carbohydrate, high fiber food, protein and healthy fats.
- Avoid smoking cigarettes. If you cannot give up smoking, cut down gradually starting a few weeks before Ramadan
- Eat Smart, Move more, be fit.
- Slow down the pace of eating.
- Don’t Eat Too Much of One Thing
- Finish dining at least 2-3 hours before bedtime
- Replace your usual drinks with one containing less caffeine.
- Drop fatty foods; instead feast on salads, vegetables steamed with tofu, light grains, soups, and some yoghurt.
- Always use fresh fruit and vegetable juices in a fast.
- Soft drinks with artificial sweeteners can replace the sugar containing drinks for diabetics.
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