It’s not wise to think that as soon as Ramadan starts that your body will automatically be ready. Planning will make the whole process a lot easier.
Here are our top tips for preparing your body Ramadan…
Lower your food intake.
Start by eating smaller portions in the lead up to Ramadan. We know it can be tempting to splurge on food but this will just increase your appetite and make it more difficult for you to fast.
Start eating breakfast earlier.
During Ramadan then its customary to wake up early for Suhoor, the pre-dawn meal before the fast begins. To get your body used to this change, start eating breakfast a couple of hours earlier - especially if you’re not one for eating breakfast normally.
Try to cut out snacking.
It’s going to be easier if you get used to not eating often. Since during Ramadan you’re likely to only eat two meals a day - Suhoor and Iftar.
Try fasting for a few days.
What a better way to prepare for Ramadan than through practice? Try a few fasts in the run up to Ramadan where you can teach your body to adapt. Raw Juice cleanse will help with this.
Plan your meals.
Meal planning before Ramadan starts can help you, especially during the first few days when you’re busy adjusting. Prepare your menu for Iftar and Suhoor for the first seven days, draw up a shopping list and buy in what you can whilst you still have the energy.
Get in to a good sleep pattern.
If you’re normally a late to bed, late to rise kind of person, you may want to start regulating your sleep patterns now so that you way early for Suhoor.
Reduce how much coffee you drink.
Enjoy your coffee? Well, you may want to reduce your intake now if you’d like to avoid a pounding headache during the first few days of Ramadan. Make the switch to decaf, one coffee at a time, until you are only drinking decaf coffee, then cut it out altogether.