Ramadan is here and losing weight in ramadan is not easy. The consumption of food reduced to almost half which persistently lead you to cut the weight solely. But the traditional practices of Iftar preparation won’t be helpful in that.
Fasting from dawn to dusk helps your stomach to detoxify by not eating during the day the amount of nutrients your body absorbs from the food you did intake, increases. It accelerates the rate of metabolism, contrary to how the body reacts normally, when we skip a meal. When you restricts your stomach to work on a certain time, it shrinks your stomach and makes it work for long time without food. With this training you will normalize your stomach in a better way all along the year. Do the same with your whole body parts. Losing weight in ramadan is all about steadiness. That means not giving up the foods you desire and love, but instead, finding healthy alternatives for your go-to indulgences.
How Do You Keep Healthy In Ramadan?
Here are the 10 delightful tips which ultimately help you stay healthy and to lose the weight without losing crave for food.
Avoid Starch and Sugar
Starches from things like bread, pasta, and high sugar fruit, and processed food like soda and desserts can be easily replaced by alternative sweeteners- which contain sugar with zero calories, but keep their use to a minimum level too.
Consume four to six ounces of protein at Seheri, Iftar and dinner. The protein source can be eggs, beef, poultry, fish, or even beef steak is fine on occasion. Not only fat gives food taste with its filling so it can help you eat less. Protein adds fuel to your muscle and helps the fats to burn.
Delight the Foods with Natural Fats
The dietary fats are the key to drop the weight. All fats except manufactured Tran’s fats (hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils) play a major role to lose the weight. Be sure you have things like avocado, olive oil, salad dressing, nuts, seeds and nut butter, with each meal and snack.
Make Meal Simple
If you are actually committed to yourself to lose weight this Ramadan, then make the diet plan first which includes proteins, vegetables and healthy fats. Replace the greasy Pakoras, Samosas and Parathas with nutritious healthy meal at Seheri and Iftar. With adequate protein, high fiber foods, and healthy fats like olive oil, and nuts, you have the perfect combination to stay satisfied
Go Get some Healthy
Being on diet doesn’t mean that you cannot dine out with family, yes you can. But be careful about selection of the restaurant. A craving for the newest steak or salad with unique dressing might be supportive.
Eggs- Your Best Friends
Add a two egg omelet, stuffed with cheese in Seheri. For the best flat belly results, eat the yolk mostly. They are one of the most effective nutritive sources of metabolism-boosting with vitamin B and choline, an essential nutrient used in the construction of all the body’s cell membranes. Add your favorite ingredients if you want to avoid the cheese.
Two Snacks a Day
Whenever your family asked to take some light snacks don’t resist. Go ahead. The meal in Iftar contains a lot of unhealthy snacks which you can make healthy by suggesting your mom new recipes. For example make sandwiches with boiled chicken, vegetables and pickles or fry the sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes.
Make Smart Substitution
Trying to go without something you love is more likely to persuade desires for the real deal, if it’s ice cream you’re looking for after long patience in Iftar, go for for natural yogurt (with less than 8 grams of carbohydrates per 100 grams), mix it with fresh fruits you like, and freeze it in ice cube. If chocolate is your love, opt for low-carb chocolate snack bars. A dark chocolate, no-sugar-added chocolate bar will be also good.
Water and Water and Water
Without any direction, it’s obvious that after breaking fast all you need is water. But wait. Don’t be overloaded. Take about ten cups (almost 10 liters) water with some interval of time. It will burn the fats, clear the waste products out from your kidney and clean up your stomach
Don’t give up the Dairy Products
It has been found that dairy not only cut down your weight but slow down the blood pressure as well. And all you know about tradition of taking yoghurt, Doodh Pheni in Seheri, and Dahe Bhalle, Doodh Soda in Iftar. So be happy at least at this point.
Read Also: Top 7 Castes In Pakistan That Define Our Population Makeup