Fashsquad Ramadan Tips

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Ramadan is finally here, maybe you’re thinking, How do I stay healthy?
If you want to avoid fasting headaches, weight gain and hunger pains read on for some tips on how to stay healthy and fresh this Ramadan.

Wake up for Suhoor:
It is very hard to wake up so early however, it is essential to eat Suhoor, this will help you avoid getting hungry during the day. Try to eat complex carbs and proteins at Suhoor, they take much longer to digest and this will effectively keep you feeling fuller for longer, try out fruit & yogurt parfaits (like the ones I make and post), scrambled eggs, dates, chia pudding and fiber cereals with nuts and dry fruits.

Avoid processed foods.
Processed foods tend to be high in calories, high in sodium and low in nutrients.
When fasting you only have a few hours to nourish yourself make sure you do not fill yourself up with these nasty calories, foods which are high in salt & sodium will make you thirsty, which you seriously don’t want when you have a long day of fasting ahead.

Eat your fruits and veggies.
Make sure you eat plenty of fruits & vegetables during Iftar, another tip is to make fruit smoothies in advance for Suhoor, this will certainly fill you up and give you the right nutrients and fiber that will help keep you healthy while fasting, they are also a brilliant way of staying well hydrated!

Drink lots of water
Keep water by your side! keep it filled and within arm’s reach from Iftar until bedtime/Suhoor to avoid dehydration and fasting headaches. You only have a few hours to get all the water you need for the day, make sure you stay away from Nasty Soda’s! these put you at risk for dehydration and fill you with empty sugary calories.
Keep your water close you will drink alot.

Exercise
Take a walk. Or a run, whatever you enjoy doing.
Research shows that all it takes is 30 minutes of exercise a day to maintain good health.
During the daylight hours in Ramadan most of us tend to lie around and do nothing because it is so hot, especially here in Qatar. Try balancing out your lazier days by taking a stroll each evening when it is cool, Aspire Park is a great place for a walk.

And last but not least, for those of us not fasting, let us ‘Be Considerate’ to those who are fasting, maybe you work with people fasting, try to be considerate and do not drink or eat in front of anyone, if you really feel the need, go somewhere private to do it.

I hope these little tips help you during this Holy Month
Happy Fasting and Ramadan Kareem!

Based in Qatar, for the past 14 years, originally from the UK, born & bred in Newcastle, UK. Mum of 2 wicked boys and a beautiful little girl. I adore good food, good fashion and beauty product obsessed. Love women who come together instead of against each other.

6 Comments

  1. rosanna

    June 29, 2014 at 6:58 am

    Thanks Kellie
    Ramadan kareem

  2. Adeeba

    June 29, 2014 at 7:49 am

    Awesome !!
    Thanks 🙂

  3. Noor

    June 29, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Thanks for the tips lovely x

  4. Ayman

    June 29, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Nice tips, and great to see this from a non fasting lady.
    Keep up the great posts.

  5. Kellie

    June 29, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Anytime, just hope it helps x

  6. aisha pulido

    June 30, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Super Shukran for sharing this..blessings are upon you always..

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