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Ramadan Tip #5: Stop Overeating and Start Eating Slowly

Posted by Maha Jawass on

ramadan tip #5 stop overeating and start eating slowly

I know that as soon as the adhan comes on and it’s time to eat, we can’t help ourselves from scarfing down all the delicious food we have waiting for us. It’s important to remember that Ramadan is a time for self-control and self-discipline and this same mindset should be applied to breaking your fast. Overindulging during Ramadan becomes too tempting, especially when you can justify it with, “but I haven’t eaten all day!” Practicing self-discipline through iftaar by eating slowly means you won’t be overeating, which can be easy when you’re eating fast because your body doesn’t have enough time to tell you it’s full. Also, eating slowly and not overeating can help indigestion, which is common amongst eating too quickly and too much.


Including more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains in your diet during this month can help you from overeating. Especially fruits like watermelon that are full of water and can help you steer away from dehydration.


Learning to discipline oneself during Ramadan is nothing new, but that doesn’t mean it gets any easier. If you find yourself having a hard time not scarfing all the food down, try starting small and make an effort to eat slower during every meal until you’re comfortable with it.


What foods do you over indulge on during Ramadan? Mine is Kanafeh!

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