Embrace the healthy, this Ramadan

Fasting is not your license to binge eat, instead, your must practice moderation in food intake and switch to healthy meals.

1. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate

Dehydration is easily the most sufferable impact of fasting, especially in summers. But sloshing yourself with multiple glasses of water at sehri time to only feel bloated and empty your bladder in the frequent trips to the loo later, doesn’t seem the ideal plan. The smartest way to hydrate when fasting is to have a glass of water every hour after iftar. By the time of sehri, you’d have your ideal dose of hydration. Try and stay out of the sub during the day. Coffee and tea are dehydrating beverages; they should not count in your fluid intake.

2. Run from sugar

Most of us a crave for something sweet as we break our fast at iftar, so entirely abandoning sugar would be a miss, instead one can try limiting its intake. Sugar causes highs and lows which induce more cravings and thus messes up your metabolism. You can load up on fresh fruits instead of grabbing a large morsel of mithai.

3. Fibre is the way to go

A dramatic shift in meal times and days devoid of morning hit of caffeine can lead to conditions like constipation and gastric problems in some. Including loads of fibre in your diet will help your gut. Munch on fresh fruits, vegetables and dried prunes for the friendly fibre intake.