With the approaching month of Ramadan, many of us may wonder how to prepare our bodies for fasting and how to get ready for the holy month? The answer to this question lies simply in modifying the routine of life little by little to make the transition easier and lessen any symptoms you might experience that may accompany changing the daily routine suddenly.
A cup of coffee may be one of the most necessary daily habits that you start your day with for a day full of activity, and a cigarette may be a constant habit after eating lunch daily, but you must start to give up all these habits before the holy month of Ramadan to prepare your body for fasting and make the transition a lot easier for your body.
In this article, we will give you some tips that may help you prepare your body for fasting without feeling any tiredness. Remember that through the following points you are not only training your body to reduce the amounts of food that you will eat, but you will train your body and mind how to properly fast as well:
During Ramadan, we wake up early to eat Suhoor before the fast begins, which must not be missed. Start eating breakfast early from now to help your body get used to the first hours of fasting, especially if you are one of the people who do not eat breakfast on a daily basis.
Reduce Food Intake
We all know that eating large amounts of food before Ramadan will only increase your appetite and make fasting more difficult. Start eating moderate amounts, try to organize three healthy meals to eat during the day, and stay away from snacks between main meals to make an easier transition to having less meals during the holy month.
Reduce Coffee Intake
If you like coffee and want to avoid a severe headache during the first days of Ramadan, start reducing the amount of caffeine and the number of cups of coffee you drink now to train your body to function regularly caffeine free during daylight hours.
For example, you can switch to decaffeinated coffee, or perhaps to herbal teas with all the added benefits, or even try having only one cup of coffee.
Smokers who enter the month of Ramadan unprepared may suffer from various withdrawal symptoms such as difficulty concentrating, anger, irritability, insomnia, anxiety and impatience during fasting hours. Therefore, in order to avoid this in the holy month, reduce smoking during the day before Ramadan to mimic your daily routine during fasting.
It’s also a good idea to see Ramadan as an opportunity to completely quit other bad habits and not just smoking, with a little practice you will surely succeed.
If your sleep schedules are irregular and you sleep late and wake up late, start regulating your sleep from now, because in the month of Ramadan you will sleep and wake up early for the pre-dawn meal. You can also take a nap in the middle of the day, and whatever sleep habit you choose for the holy month, start to mimic it from now.
Stock Up On Your Meals
Planning meals before Ramadan can save you a lot of hassle, especially during the first week of Ramadan, prepare your menu for Iftar and Suhoor for the first seven days, write down the required ingredients and go grocery shopping during these days when you are still full of energy.
Voluntary Fasting Before Ramadan
What is the best way to prepare for Ramadan than through practice? Try to train yourself to fast before Ramadan to help you prepare for this holy month, and it is also a great opportunity to make up for any missed fasts from the past year.
Visit A Doctor
If you have concerns about your ability to fast for whatever reason, whether it is due to diabetes, high blood pressure, or other health problems that may prevent you from fasting, it is time to make an appointment with your doctor and consult him if fasting is a safe option for you.
Here we have presented to you a set of steps that would prepare your bodies for Ramadan and make fasting easier and enjoyable this year.
Do not forget to continue exercising during the days of the month of Ramadan to maintain your fitness at its best, as doctors and health experts always advise to walk, swim and practice yoga as well if possible moderately shortly before Iftar.