Fasting Tips During Ramadhan

by Nasrul Hanis

in Lifestyle

It’s Ramadhan again and it’s time for Muslim to undergo their fasting practice as it had been stated in the third pillar of Islam. Muslims are obliged to fast during the entire Ramadhan except for those who can’t afford to practice it due to several reasonable reasons.

Fasting is in fact helps the healing process which helps in improving your health and provides needed rest to the digestive system. Let’s see some of the fasting tips during Ramadhan that you can implement.

Practice Suitable Diet
Fasting is a good way to practice diet however don’t let it brings negative effects for you. It is necessary to control the diet even after successfully completing the fasting period where overeating after fasting would result in the drastic increase of weight. Our diet during Ramadhan should not differ too much from our normal diet and make it as simple as possible.

Plan Your Meal
The meal that you consume before and after fasting is an important meal to be considered while fasting. One of the important fasting tips to implement is drinking sufficient water before you start fasting. This can avoid the drastic loss of fluid in your body. Prefer taking slow-digesting foods which contain grains and seeds such as barley, wheat, oats and beans. They are better compared to fast-burning foods which contain ingredients such as sugar and white flour. You can also have fruit or vegetable juice that is rich in calories and nutrients that can build new cells and helps you to stay fit while fasting.

It’s recommended to plan your meal for breakfasting too. Don’t consume too much foods and waters while breakfasting. Consider taking light meal such as dates and sufficient water and wait for a while before taking the heavier meal such as rice and etc. This will let your digestive system to work accordingly to your need in a proper manner.

Save Your Energy
In normal days you might get your daily energy from consuming foods at day however while fasting your energy will be drained quickly if you’re using it too much. We might heard the stories of past warriors who were fighting in war while fasting, but you have to know your own ability. Try to save your energy by avoiding too much activities and always stay calm so you can avoid your body to use much energy. Relax yourself or if you want to do simple activity, take a walk as a kind of refreshment for your body and mind.

Wrap Up
Some people have negative thought about fasting however actually fasting is a good practice for human body especially the digestive system and this had been proven scientifically. One thing to keep in mind is to maintain a healthy lifestyle so you can stay fit while fasting.

Wishing all of you especially Muslims a blessing Ramadhan 1431H!

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