Looking for the best tips of how to lose weight in Ramadan? Look no further, Ramadan can be the perfect opportunity to renew your health and gain control of your weight.
How to Lose weight in Ramadan by following 4 easy to follow tips
Ramadan is a blessed month in which Muslims fast during the day and eat at night. Below are 4 things you need to remember if you want to lose weight during Ramadan. Use these 4 easy tips to assure you reach your weight loss goal.
Track Your Calories
Tracking your calories allows you to become accountable as to what you are putting into your body. Doing this will allow you to become mindful of what you are eating and subconsciously begin to eat healthier foods.
To track your calories, there are smartphone apps which can help. Lifesum is a great free app on Iphone and Andriod, which can help you track your calories.
The goals of tracking what you eat is to achieve a Caloric Deficit.
Having your body burn more calories than you are eating in 24 hours leads to what is called a “Caloric Deficit.”
Eat Sunnah Super foods
Eating the right Sunnah super foods is one of the fastest ways to lose weight in Ramadan.
Simply put, the quality of your nutrition matters. Even if you are at a caloric deficit, if your body is not getting the nutrition it needs you will feel inclined to eat more junk food to satisfy cravings.
Here is a quick list of Super foods from Sunnah.
- Ajwa Dates
- Raw Honey
- Black Seed
Diet the Sunnah Way
The Prophet (pbuh) said: “A human being fills no worse vessel than his stomach. It is sufficient for a human being to eat a few mouthfuls to keep his spine straight. But if he must (fill it), then one third of food, one third for drink and one third for air.” : Sunan Ibn Majah 3349
This means that according to the Sunnah you should not eat till your fill. The wisdom here is infinite and by eating this way we are actually helping our bodies stay healthier and detox naturally.
Chew Your Food
When breaking the fast it can be tempting to eat quickly to extinguish hunger. However, eating fast and not chewing thoroughly can be counterintuitive to your weight loss goal.
“Some studies found that eating food faster and chewing less are associated with obesity“
Hence, chew your food thoroughly when opening and breaking fasts to further optimize your weight loss.
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