With Ramadan fast approaching I’m being asked by clients how they can avoid falling into the trap of eating the wrong foods, as well as some of the associated problems such as headaches, constipation, low blood sugar levels and weight gain. Here are my top tips to having a healthy holiday!
- When you break your fast, drink water first! You will feel less hungry as your body’s fluids are replaced. Try to drink 8-10 cups before you sleep.
- Avoid sugary drinks; consider coconut water or water with lemon, honey and a pinch of salt to stay hydrated.
- Despite being hungry eat slowly and chew food well. It takes 20 minutes for your stomach to tell your brain that you are full – put small portions on your plate first. Overeating can cause highs and lows in your blood sugar and dehydration.