How To Lose Weight During Ramadan

  • Publish date: Saturday، 24 April 2021
How To Lose Weight During Ramadan

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle with a nutritious diet and managing your sleep schedule can be hard and challenging during the holy month of Ramadan, neither less to say losing weight.

Ramadan is all about tradition, religion and mainly food, so how could one lose weight when traditional Ramadan sweets and food is on the table?

As known Muslims in Ramadan refrain from eating food and drinking any beverages from sunrise until the sunsets, which can mean a huge meal when breaking your fast and also upheaval and metabolic mayhem in contrast to the usual fitness regimes of many Muslims around the world.

However, with a proper diet, nutrition and exercise, you could come out healthier and better.

If you are looking to losing weight then as all nutritionists say, monitor your calorie intake as during Ramadan it is easy to lose control and over eat dense food especially on iftar.

You could be in a calorie deficit of 300 calories a day from Monday to Friday which totals 1500 calories down. But then if you cut loose at the weekend and eat two tubs of ice cream totaling 3,000 calories then that calorie deficit you’ve worked so hard on maintaining through the week will turn into a calorie surplus – and that means weight gain.

Another important thing to keep in mind is to not lose control just because it is Ramadan, and therefore do not suddenly change your diet.

It might be the case that you won’t be able to fit the same number of meals into your eating window between Iftar and Suhoor than you would on a normal day outside Ramadan, but try and keep the amount and quality of food you consume in those meals the same.

Plan and prepare your meals, if you plan and prepare your meals you will not be put in a hassle last minute to get Iftar and so you would be left with the choice of either getting fast food or even making quick unhealthy meals.

Avoid fried dense food and make sure your meal is filled with nutrients including vegtables!

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