If you are fasting for Ramadan and you want to use that opportunity to lose weight and burn fat in a healthy way then this article is for you. I want you to pay attention.
Here’s the exact method to follow to lose weight while fasting:
Make sure that you eating less than 2,000 calories per day. Don’t worry, you don’t have to obsess over counting calories, but make sure you don’t overeat food.
Instead, eat small portions of healthy meals through the evening and early morning (before fast starts at dawn)as it will keep your metabolism level adequate and also maintain a balanced blood sugar level.
Eat food low in carbohydrate, but with more protein and vegetables.
Let your meal contain the following healthy those of foods: Fish (e.g. mackerel, Salmon, Tilapia) and Chicken, Vegetables: Cabbage, Cucumber, Spinach (also known as “efo green”), Ugwu, “Ewedu”.
Other foods you can eat are “ofada“/brown rice, “moi moi“, millet, semolina, wheat meal, “masa”, almond, cashew nut, eggs, skimmed milk, “ewedu“ etc
You can also eat fruits such as watermelon, pineapple, oranges, banana etc. In The 30 Day Fat Loss Program, I did share fat burning foods that you can actually use to lose weight. The meals and recipe in this 30 Day Fat Loss Program can also be enjoyed during Ramadan.
I want you run as fast as your legs can carry you. Yes, Run…away from foods like sugar, white bread, white rice, ice cream, sweets, cakes, muffins, soda, soft drinks. You have to restrain yourself.
Its ok for you to eat it once a week, but let it be a small portion. Whatever you do, DO NOT indulge yourself. Otherwise, you will put the weight back on. Remember, Ramadan is about self-restriction.
Make sure you drink at least 1 litre of water. When you drink water, ensure you do this slowly and don’t guzzle it down.
When you’ve been fasting all day, guzzling water down your throat can make your stomach feel tight for a moment. We don’t want that.
Also, avoid drinking any liquid that will cause you to become more thirsty. I am talking about drinks such as Coke, Orange Juice, Tea etc
During the day, you can do 15 – 20 minutes light exercise such as walking. Reserve the high-intensity workout for the night time just before you break your fast or after.
When you exercise your body, you will burn a lot more calories. If you absolutely want to do your exercise after you break your fast, ensure you leave at least 2 – 3 hours for your meals to digest before engaging in exercise.
So that’s it for today. If you follow the above tips that I have shared with you over the Ramadan period, then you would lose weight off your body.
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Happy Healthy Ramadan!
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