Keto during Ramadan? Hmmm…!


The holy month of Ramadan is a great way for Muslims to cleanse their body. During this month, we should all focus on eating healthy and leading a positive lifestyle.

We come across many people, especially during Ramadan, who follow the keto diet to manage their health conditions. Why? Because the ketogenic diet is an exact, duplicate of fasting. During Ramadan, we fast for at least 15 hours and eat during a slot of 9 hours. The keto diet, also called “Intermittent Fasting” is the replica of fasting. However, the question arises that whether adopting the keto diet during Ramadan is healthy or not!

Health-conscious people mainly focus on how to eat healthy during Ramadan. It is suggested that the simplest way to start a keto diet is to cut out sugar from your diet and replace it with healthy fats. For example, for sehri meal go for oatmeal, cheese, and eggs and include salad, chicken, or nuts as your iftar meal. You should also include dates in your diet, it is high in calcium, sugar, and other healthy nutrients, which will keep you full and energized all day long.

Apart from all the health benefits, the keto diet can be a little difficult to follow during the holy month of Ramadan. This diet can cause flu called ‘the keto flu’. The symptoms one can notice are headache, nausea, fatigue, stomachache, etc. This Keto flu can last for two to four weeks. Due to this reason, many people often fall back on their regular diet plans.

Instead of making drastic changes in your diet plan and falling right into the Keto diet, one should slowly and gradually adopt this lifestyle. It is best to follow the plan that fits your pattern and which is easy for you to maintain consistency. Also, it is really necessary to consult a doctor or dietician before adopting the Keto lifestyle during Ramadan.

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