Losing Weight in Ramadan
Tired of being unable to lose weight? For some people, fasting during Ramadan can cause weight gain. And if you happen to be one of them, you need to manage your food intake in the evenings. It can help you prevent undesirable weight gain.
People tend to eat a lot during Iftaar. This is the time when eating less food will, in turn, decrease the bad calories consumed, allowing you to preserve or even lose your weight during this month. This makes it possible for you to maintain your weight and even lose some during Ramadan. This month is the perfect opportunity for a new healthy beginning your body has been craving.
Eat Right in Sehri and Iftaar
Eating right is mandatory for losing weight in Ramadan. Break your fast with weight loss foods that are high in fiber and protein, preferably dates and 2 glasses of water. They will stabilize your blood sugar, kill hunger, and prevent you from overeating so you can maintain your calories. Drink at least 1 liter of water every night and try to increase it gradually.
- Avoid eating & drinking salty food items; they will only make you thirstier.
- Avoid diuretic foods; they will dehydrate you.
- Avoid taking too many oily foods like rolls, samosas or pakoras.
- Limit all the bad fat and bad sugary food items in your diet. If possible, totally cut down on it.
Not skipping sehri is very imperative. Even though eating hours are quite limited, but this doesn’t give you an excuse to forgo your first meal of the day. Skipping your sehri will make you feel hungrier the next day, and you will end up overeating for iftaar.
Don’t Forget To Work Out
Staying active is more than necessary. Fasting doesn’t give you an excuse to sleep and be lazy all day long. In Ramadan, you should maintain your usual daily activity level to a certain extent, but do avoid the sun and heat. Remember that you’ll burn more fat than ever on an empty stomach. After you break your fast or before iftaar, aim for 30 min of vigorous exercise a day that you can do at home such as burpees, lunges, sit-ups, and squats. Ask your trainer for a personalized home plan that is suitable for you.
Try not to do any high-intensity exercises or anything that causes you to break a sweat. Make sure that you do very light 15 to 45-minute activities like walking, housecleaning, etc. during the day because you won’t be able to drink any water to help you recover from an intense workout.
You can do high-intensity fat loss workouts during Ramadan, after breaking the fast. But try to avoid doing exercises while you can’t eat or drink anything.
Following this plan will help you lose weight in Ramadan. Don’t forget; dedication is mandatory.