We all are almost getting used to the fact that Ramadan has approached this year in the heaty summers, starting from the end of May and continuing throughout the blazing month of June. Most of us are kind of scared of how things would work out since for some even colleges and workplaces aren’t off. But at the end, you hear everyone say yaar bas Khuda per chorr dia hai wohi sabarr dega. So how can you on your part make sure that you stay energized this summer during Ramadan? Without feeling fatigued, with the constant need to sleep in an air-conditioned room throughout your fast. Here are some tips from Team Nutright for your Ramadan lifestyle this year. For personalized iftar and suhoor meal plans for those on a diet, consult us and leave us a message.
Go easy on the sugar and grease
How can we desi families get rid of all the fried stuff for Ramadan? How can we say no to all those pakoras and parathas? Fried eatables that are ‘swimming’ in ghee are an integral part of our food culture, it’s hence not truly our fault. Similarly, they cannot be truly eliminated from our tables. What you can do, however, is go easy on them. Samosas can also be baked instead of fried in oil, did you know? Also, when you break your fast, try not to just start off with the fried goodies. Start with fruit chaat instead.
Monitor your nutrition
If you aren’t habitual of taking care of your diet during the rest of the year, please be a little kind to yourself during Ramadan. It’s when you are depriving your body of fuel for almost the entire day, you need to know what you are putting into it as soon the maghrib ki azaan goes off. Refrain from having bread at suhoor time, if you cannot afford a paratha each day (we don’t suggest you do that if you are weight conscious) go for a few chapaatis instead. But not white bread or rice that is low in nutritional value.
Reduce salt intake
Did you know that salty foods tend to make you thirsty? Opt for foods that are low in salt especially during suhoor. Canned and preserved foods are a big NO. Same goes for spices, they too make your insides burn making you crave for a drink sooner than you would usually start feeling that roza lagna shuru hogaya hai.
Sleep before suhoor, please!
There’s a reason why mother nature has devised the night time as the time to sleep. Almost all Your body needs its ample amount of sleep if you plan on spending the rest of your day in some quality praying and house chores. Sleep early after dinner and then you can take a nap later on in the daytime to avoid feeling completely drained out.
Is there really a need to emphasize on how much your body needs to stay extra hydrated during Ramadan? Especially if the Ramadan is during summers! Take fruits that are rich in water content, not only as a part of your fruit chaat in iftaar but also for suhoor. Watermelons and melons in general are such a great option! Take salads that have lots and lots of cucumbers. And of course, drink loads of water.