Saturday, July 28, 2012

Ramadan Tips & Tricks

Hey guys,

Since we're well into Ramadan, we thought we'd share some tips that we found on how to maximize your resources and fast in the healthiest way possible. Because your food source is limited this time of month, it's so important to eat the correct things in order to keep up your strength and keep going strong.

Obviously, the quantities of these items can be modified depending on your personal needs but this is just a rough guide.

When waking up for Suhoor, try eating: 
-1 bowl of oatmeal (if you don't like oatmeal, try a wheat based cereal like Kashi's Autumn Wheat)
-1 bowl of yogurt with any fruit on top and granola
-1 banana, apple, or any other type of fruit (actually, eat as much fruit as you want)
-2 boiled eggs
-Lots of water
-A multi-vitamin

and try to avoid these things:

-Any fried foods: Not only are they heavy and weight you down,  I find they also tend to make you thirstier, which you want to avoid doing to your already dehydrated body.
-Sugary cereals like Cocoa Puffs or Fruity Pebbles. Like I said before, since you're going to eat limited food, it's vital you eat the things that are going to maximize nutrients to your body. These types of cereals just don't cut it.
-Soft drinks, coffee, or any caffeine based drinks: Being avid coffee drinkers, it's hard for us not to indulge in a cup or two after Iftar or doing Suhoor. However, since you will likely be dehydrated, this is the worst thing you can do. Drink a cup, if you must, but mostly you should be drinking water more than anything else.

If you're a person who exercises daily, you can still get your workout in! Just do a little less than you normally would. For example, instead of doing 30 minutes, try for 15 or 20. Often, the best time to do this is an hour and or so after Iftar. It may seem like a time crunch (especially if you're praying Taraweeh), but if you're only doing 15 or 20 minutes, the time goes by fast and you'll still get enough sleep to wake up for Suhoor the next morning. Remember to keep drinking plenty of water. In fact, whether you choose to exercise or not, you should keep a water bottle with you after Iftar and drink it throughout the night/morning.

Try these tips and let us know your Ramadan techniques. Happy fasting!

Stay strong, friends!



  1. awww this is really cute guys. I liked the workout tips, curious where you gals got it from. Also nice job advising oatmeal for breakfast. Besides being very delicious, it full of fiber and great for your heart in preventing cardio vascular disease.

    1. you're so right about the oatmeal. glad you liked it! :)

  2. I will make sure to follow this...not. Still eating my coco puffs.



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