Check this page regularly as we add our top tips for Ramadan one by one…

  1. You can still use eye drops….
  2. No smoking, so what a great time to give up! One You can help you…
  3. If you’re overweight, Ramadan is a great chance to lose weight – but only if you eat healthily to break fast! Foods to avoid: deep-fried foods, high-sugar and high-fat foods! Learn more here…
  4. Stay hydrated – Choose water over juices, to avoid putting on weight and sugar spikes. Drink plenty of water between sunset and sunrise. Avoid salty foods which will make you thirsty! And choose foods with high water content like fruit and vegetables to help you stay hydrated! More in this useful guide from the British Nutrition Foundation
  5. Eat slowly and in moderation when you break fast. When you consume too much food over a short period of time, the muscles in your stomach cannot work as effectively. This slows down the digestion process and causes abdominal discomfort. And hey, when you eat slowly, you enjoy your food more!
  6. If it’s possible, try not to go food shopping when you’re fasting – if you can get your shopping delivered in the evening then you’ll not be around so much temptation…
  7. Don’t skip Suhoor! It’s going to be hard to wake yourself up at that time in the morning, but don’t be tempted to sleep in and skip it – you’ll get into a pickle later on in the day without that important nutrition first thing…

  8. Diabetics: Consult with your GP before fasting. Your health is paramount, so you need to take it seriously. Take a look at some useful guidance from Diabetes UK here. Also click on the image below for a factsheet.Screen Shot 2018-05-25 at 07.27.09
  9. If you are taking any regular medication, have any health conditions, are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is very important to consult with your GP first before planning your fasts. Please make sure you encourage family members to do the same.
  10. Finally: Ramadan is a month of devotion and self-discipline, use the time of the year to reflect on the things in your life that you are appreciative of and the things you want to change. And enjoy it!

Some more useful guidance from NHS Choices

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