How To Take Care Of Your Body After Ramadan & Eid Celebrations
We try during the holy month of Ramadan to follow and improve our nutritional habits, but we often forget the healthy habits that we acquired during the month of Ramadan when we return to our daily routine. Overeating may lead to the disappearance of the habits and good results that we gained during Ramadan!
But, how can we continue to take care of our body health after the end of Ramadan and Eid celebrations?
Follow Healthy Eating Choices
Eid is associated with fatty food and sweets! So it is important to choose the right foods like salads, fruits, vegetable juices, juices, dry fruits, seeds, and good fats. The body adapts over the course of a month to not eating for long periods of time, so it is important not to stress the body by eating heavy and fatty foods.
- Follow 80/20 diet
The body will undergo drastic changes during the holy month, so make sure you eat easily. The 80/20 rule – eating until you are only 80% saturated – is a good way to do this. Eat slowly and avoid distractions like television during meals to stay aware of your satiety level.
- Keep Taking Water Breaks
It is important to pay attention to your hydration levels. Fasting often leads to dehydration as the body loses water and minerals through sweating and urination! We, therefore, urge you to ensure that your water intake is high as you return to routine life.
- Look After Your Digestive Health
Certainly, the excessive consumption of sweets, fried foods, and soft drinks that are part of Eid celebrations may affect your digestive system. Including a probiotic supplement in your daily routine can help replenish levels of beneficial bacteria in the gut and improve digestive health.
- Make Fasting a Habit
Several studies have linked intermittent fasting to several health benefits, including weight loss, lowering blood pressure, and lowering cholesterol. It is also known to speed up metabolism, improve memory, sleep and focus. Fasting for a few days is a good habit, especially now that your body is used to it.
Get Back To Exercising
Plan yourself an exercise regimen after the fasting month ends. Walking, cycling, swimming, light cardio, or weights – take your time and don’t strain yourself.
Get Rid of Bad Habits, and Finally!
Ramadan is the perfect time for smokers wanting to quit the habit. Abstaining from smoking cigarettes for a month has shown you that you can do without nicotine. After Ramadan, be careful not to succumb to the temptation to smoke. Get support from family and friends, and consider joining groups that support you with exercises to break the cycle of smoking.
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