The Holy Month is upon us and if you’re preparing to fast, or are a newcomer to fasting, try these tips to ease your body into Ramadan.
Start drinking more water now
Add an extra glass or two a day to try and lower the level of dehydration the body will face during fasting, particularly in the heat of May.
Cut back on your calorie intake
Whereas some may be tempted to eat as much as possible now, you should actually be doing the opposite to keep hunger at bay during Ramadan. Extra food now will get the body used to eating more and therefore wanting more. Cut you calorie intake now by swapping high fat meals for high protein options to still feel satisfied.
Reduce your daily coffees
If you start cutting back now, it will reduce the struggle (and withdrawal headaches) at the start of Ramadan.
Start changing your sleep pattern
Set that alarm for a little earlier every day. If you usually get up at 7 a.m. – make it 6 a.m. and then 5.30 a.m. and so forth. Counteract this with going to bed earlier.