How to fast with health and purpose….

Fasting for some is a special time for spiritual reflection and growth and for others, a time to reset their bodies.

However, in all honesty, fasting can also be a test of our willpower and energy levels. 

With the Christian lent still ongoing and the Muslim Ramadan drawing really close, here are a few tips on how to approach fasting with a healthy mindset;

Fuel Up for Long Days: 

Don’t skip “Suhoor” (pre-dawn meal)! This meal sets the tone for your day. Choose complex carbs like whole-wheat toast or oatmeal, lean protein like eggs or fish, and healthy fats like avocados. This combo keeps you feeling fuller for longer.

Hydration is Key: 

You can’t drink water during the day, but you can before and after! Make water your best friend during “Suhoor” and “Iftar” (evening meal). Fruits and vegetables with high water content, like watermelon or cucumber, are also great choices.

Ditch the Sugar Rush: 

Skip sugary drinks and fried foods. They might give you a quick burst of energy, but they’ll leave you feeling sluggish later. Opt for slow-digesting complex carbs and healthy proteins for sustained energy.

Listen to Your Body: 

Feeling a headache or low energy? Don’t push yourself too hard. Take breaks, prioritise sleep, and adjust your activity level if needed.

Make it Meaningful: 

Ramadan is more than just abstaining from food. Use this time to focus on prayer, charity, and strengthening your connection with loved ones. Volunteering or reading the Quran together can be a beautiful way to connect with your community and faith.

Celebrate Small Victories: Pat yourself on the back for each successful fast! Ramadan is a journey, and every day is a chance to grow and learn.

By prioritising your health and well-being, you can experience a truly fulfilling Ramadan. 

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