Ramadan 2020: Is fasting healthy? Is fasting a good way to lose weight?
Eating Rules for Ramadan
When you’re hungry, it’s easy to eat your food too quickly.
This creates digestive issues and will leave you feeling less full, and bloated.
Hannah suggests seven things to do to avoid this, they are:
- Slowly drink water before you eat
- Eat green vegetables with all meals
- Sit down to eat at all meals
- No phone or computer when eating
- Chew your food to liquid
- Don’t eat and stand
- Fill your plate and move away from the buffet/ table/ gathering
There are four main food groups to stick to during Ramadan, they are:
Fruits and vegetables
Hannah said: “Rich in fibre, fruits, and vegetables are essentials during fasting as they increase the feeling of fullness and help prevent constipation.
“They also contain vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals that are vital for good health.”
Rice and alternatives
Hannah said: “High-fibre carbohydrate foods like brown rice, quinoa, beans, lentils, and wholemeal bread take longer to digest, helping to sustain energy levels longer.
Meat and Dairy
Skinless chicken, fish meats, and dairy are a great source of protein to keep you sustained.
Hannah explained: “They help repair and build body tissue, and build up your immune system”
Don’t fear fat! Hannah explained: “Fats keep you satisfied and happy.
“Load up your plates with avocado, nuts, good quality organic cheese, Olive oil, ghee, tahini, and ghee.”
Source: Daily Express | Diet