Post Eid 2019 detox: 5 tips to go back to your weight loss diet   |  Photo Credit: Getty Images
New Delhi: The holy month of Ramadan came to an end with the celebration of Eid yesterday, on the 5th of June, in India. Muslims all across the world fasted from 7th of May to the 4th of June, almost a full month in celebration of Ramazan or Ramadan. During the month of Ramadan, people fast from the first prayer in the morning (Sehri), to the fifth prayer in the evening (Iftar), and finally, celebrate Eid with feasts and love and blessings of families and loved ones.
Now that Eid is over, it may be time to remind yourself of your weight loss goals. While the month of Ramadan might have helped you and brought you closer to your goals, the Eid feast may not have been that weight loss friendly. However, you still have the chance to redeem yourself, by indulging in a post-Eid detox to stick to your weight loss goals. Here are some tips to help you.
Now that you are not fasting anymore and can drink water, it may be the best thing to do to your body for weight loss. The heat is at an all-time high, especially in north India and hydration plays a big role in your digestion, and thereby in your weight loss. Drinking water before meals boosts metabolism and helps you shed even more calories than regular. Drinking a lot of water can aid digestion, improve skin and hair health among other benefits.
Go on a low-carb diet
While the month of Ramadan required you to follow a high-carb diet to maintain energy levels during the day while fasting, it may be time to cut down on your carbs now that the fasting month is over. Extra carbohydrates get stored in the body and cause weight gain. Eating only as many calories as required by the body, and burning the excess is the key to weight loss.
Try portion control
We understand you must be starving by the time it was time to eat during fasting, and it is obvious as the body needs food to function. When we are starving, it leads to cravings and over-eating. Now that fasting is over, you must try to reduce the interval between your meals but try portion control instead. Use smaller plates for meals that are not fit for your weight loss and bigger plates for salads. Similarly use small glasses for sugary drinks, while big tumblers for drinking water.
Cardio exercises play a very important role in burning calories. If you want to lose weight, including some form of cardio exercise like running, swimming, skipping rope, etc. should be a part of your routine to help you lose weight quickly.
Get good sleep
Waking up early morning or in the middle of the night during Ramadan is part of the fasting, but it can have an adverse effect on your health and your weight loss routine. Studies show that poor sleep is one of the leading causes of obesity and causes obesity in children as well as adults. Make sure you get sound sleep and sleep for at least 7 to 8 hours a day.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.
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