During Ramadan, apart from worship and concerns of how to spiritually improve oneself, a lot of people get preoccupied with what they will cook or prepare for iftar and suhoor for thirty straight days. The numerous shopping trips start a week or two before Ramadan. During the first few days of Ramadan, some people prepare the most lavish meals without thinking about how it will affect them later on, especially when they need to stand up for long taraweeh prayers.In this article, we will discuss Ramadan’s numerous physiological and lifestyle-changing benefits and how you can stay fit while fasting: by following a special 30-day Ramadan meal and fitness plan.
However, Ramadan is an annual opportunity to wipe away our sins, change our life styles and get closer to Allah , so when it is over we stay on the right track and continue the good deeds and habits we developed during Ramadan.
Whether it is Ramadan or not, my food concerns are the same. We fast for the sake of Allah , so personally it is not important for me to reward myself with excess hours in the kitchen, when my true rewards are already written down with Allah .
Most of us have different schedules during Ramadan, whether due to work or school. For those of us who cannot stay up all night, we need proper sleep along with proper food intake to allow us to fast and last the following day.
With the change in eating routines and habits, we may be oblivious to the fact that we could be putting on weight. We do not have the time to workout, nor do we focus on clean eating. It is Ramadan of course, so we have the belief that indulging in greasy foods for iftar/suhoor will give us energy throughout the day.
The right foods will always be earth-grown greens that are nature’s cure and answer to most diseases and illnesses out there. You should stock up your fridge and pantries with fruits for Ramadan rather than fatty, fried and junk food.
Who says it has to be boring? You just need to be creative just as you are with unhealthy items. To help you out, I’ve shared many sample ideas below that will help you prepare your own healthy iftar options in sha Allah. This will give you a better idea of what to prepare and how it can benefit you throughout Ramadan.