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Top Tips for Staying on Plan for Ramadan

May 24, 2017

Ramadan Top Tips. The key to getting through Ramadan is planning ahead and there is no reason why fasting will hinder your progress on your CWP Plan. Here are some top tips… By Shake It Up, Cambridge Weight Plan blogThe aim of Ramadan is to instill discipline within ourselves. Quite often we put too much emphasis on food in Ramadan, when in fact the whole purpose of Ramadan is to be humble and be grateful for what we have. Do not use Ramadan as an excuse to go off Plan – stay focused.

The key to getting through Ramadan is planning ahead and there is no reason why fasting will hinder your progress on your CWP Plan.

Decide what Step you will be following beforehand.

Step 1

  • Iftar: 1 product + 775ml fluid (ideas below)
  • Isha prayer (before or after): 1 product + 775ml fluid
  • Suhoor: 1 product + 775ml fluid

Step 2

  • Iftar: 1 product + 200kcal meal + 750ml of fluid
  • Isha prayer: 1 product + 750ml fluid
  • Suhoor: 1 product + 750ml of water

Step 3

  • Iftar: 400kcal meal + salad lunchtime allowance 750ml fluid
  • Isha: 1 product + half of breakfast allowance 100kcal + 750ml fluid
  • Suhoor: 1 product + half of breakfast allowance 100kcal + 750ml fluid

Tips

  • It is Sunnah (recommended) that one breaks their fast with water or a date. If you are following Step 1 or Step 2 then water is the better choice.
  • As soon as you break your fast, have a product before you go and perform your Maghrib prayer, you are less likely to be tempted with other food.
  • Drink plenty of water with your meal, after your meal, and before you close your fast at Suhoor. Remember fluid can be taken in the form of herbal teas, such as mint tea. Why not make up some ice-cold water with the new Water Flavourings to quench your thirst when you break your fast.
  • Use Bars as products if you find having a Shake or Soup too much as your second product.
  • If you are on Step 1 a meal such as Spaghetti Bolognese is very satisfying and can be eaten whilst in the company of others eating without feeling you’re missing out on food.
  • For those on Step 2 add your protein and vegetables to a product such as our meal sachets, or even use the Soup sachets as gravy over your protein and vegetables.
  • If you are incorporating exercise cut it down to half an hour and try and leave that to as close to Iftar as possible.
  • If you are invited for Iftar and are following Step 1 it may be advisable to step up to Step 2 for that day eating protein and vegetables for Iftar.

Glossary of terms:
Iftar – sunset the break of fast
Maghrib prayer – pray just after fast is broken
Isha – night prayer
Suhoor – time before fast is closed

Just remember Ramadan only lasts around 30 days and if you stay on Plan, you will feel so much better on Eid day and can celebrate your losses too!

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