During fasting, we are not allowed to eat and drink. There is no intake that comes in for 13 hours of fasting, not infrequently it makes us limp and sleepy. Even so, there are some tips that you can apply so you’re not easily get limp during fasting, from the time of suhoor to iftar.
1. Don't Miss Suhoor
If likened, sahur is your breakfast time during fasting, so it is highly recommended to do so. Sahur helps maintain fluid levels in your body, and provides the energy and nutrients your body needs to stay active while fasting.
However, you are also advised to pay attention to proper intake at suhoor, such as balanced nutrition, and contain complex carbohydrates, high in fiber, and high in protein. These contents require longer time to digest, so you’ll feel full longer, but it is also believed to help provide energy for your body.
Complex carbohydrates you can get from nuts, and oats. While high-fiber foods can be obtained from dates, vegetables and fruit, whole grains, potatoes, to whole grains. While high-protein foods can be obtained by eating eggs, cheese, yogurt, or meat.
2. Drink Enough Water
You can meet your body's fluid needs by drinking water and eating foods that contain lots of fluid such as soup, vegetables and fruit. Body fluid needs must be met at suhoor and breaking the fast, so that your body remains hydrated and replaces body fluids lost during fasting.
3. Exercise at the Right Time
If you like to exercising, during fasting it is advisable to do it after breaking the fast to avoid dehydration in your body. After breaking the fast, your body will return to its best condition and you are allowed to drink after exercising.
Wait about 2 to 3 hours after eating, to start exercising, so that your body can digest food perfectly. Do not forget to drink lots of water both during and after exercise, to replace lost body fluids.
4. Eat Healthy Foods During Suhoor and Break Fasting
Keep in mind, during fasting, we only have a little time to eat and drink. That means, we only have a little time to provide healthy intakes for our body. Maintaining eating patterns while fasting can not only provide short-term benefits for health, but also able to provide long-term benefits, including helping the body avoid various diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.
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