Eid marks the end of Ramadan and signifies the most important get-together of the year. On this special day, people join together to enjoy a lavish meal that is akin to a feast with its many choices – from bread to desserts and platters of meats.
Now that Eid is over and, with it, the abstinence and moderation that characterises Ramadan, certain questions come to the forefront: are people still going to eat healthily and in moderation? Or are they just going to enjoy a more plentiful lifestyle?
The health benefits that Ramadan offers should not be discarded easily after Eid, as it can help you to remain healthy and in shape throughout the rest of the year. So, which food and fitness habits should you continue to observe in order to remain healthy post-Eid?
Portion Control is Key
One of the most important aspects of healthy diets is moderation, which implies portion control. Sometimes, the temptation to pile up your plate can be too much, but you’ll see more benefits if you opt for a balanced diet instead. Rely heavily on healthier foods too, such as vegetables and salads. You don’t have to deny yourself if you have cravings; for example, if you want chocolate, you can have it, but try to eat only a few squares instead of half a block!
Always Keep Hydrated
Water is your best friend, so try to establish the habit of drinking a few cups of water every single day. Remaining hydrated is good for your body and mind, as it prevents your skin from getting dry, allows you to flush out toxins and help you to focus, as when you’re dehydrated, you might feel like your mind is not as sharp as usual.
Also, drinking a glass of water before your meals can help you to feel fuller and prevent you from overeating.
Ease yourself Into a Workout Routine
Diving into intensive exercise after Eid can make you burn out faster, so make sure that you are balancing it all out. After all, if you go all out as soon as Eid is finished, you might put an unnecessary strain on your body that you might not be able to maintain for long. Start easy, then return to your normal routine and you’ll find it a lot easier to keep an active lifestyle!
Use Healthy Cooking Methods
It’s perfectly normal to indulge during Eid; however, once we’re past it, it is important to change o healthier cooking methods. Instead of deep frying, for example, you can try steaming or grilling. This goes for fish, chicken and vegetables, for instance, so maintaining a healthy diet doesn’t have to mean boring foods at all. Experiment and try out new things and, most importantly, try to avoid as much grease as possible.
Staying healthy and fit during Ramadan is important, but so is returning to a healthy routine once Eid is over. At Hajj and Umrah Express, we always strive to give our customers the best advice possible, as well as the best packages for your spiritual journeys, so don’t hesitate to call us on +44 208 992 8804 to learn more about what we can do for you.