During this Holy Month of Ramadan follow some of these Nutrition Tips to keep yourself going during fasting:
- Listen to your body! You can continue to workout during Ramadan, the key is to finding a workout time that suits you. Everyone is different, for some, they prefer working out fasted, others prefer to workout after Iftar. Find what works for you and stick to that plan
- Break your fast slowly with a few dates, soups or salads
- Once you break your fast, make sure you are hydrating adequately, drink plenty of water and add in some electrolytes if feel that you need a boost. Avoid caffeine and sugary drinks. You can also add hydrating foods to your Iftar or Suhoor, try eating salads loaded with cucumbers (Fattoush!), lettuce, celery and fruits such as watermelon, strawberries and grapefruit is another great option
- Don’t skip Suhoor! It's your last chance to get in some healthy food and hydrate before your day of fasting. Some great options to eat include oats, yoghurt, fresh berries, bananas, labneh, fresh vegetables, eggs or lean proteins
- Try to ensure any meals you have include lean protein (grilled chicken, fish, beef) and healthy carbohydrate options (brown rice, sweet potato, quinoa, barley etc.) and lots of vegetables!
- Avoid heavy meals with a lot of white rice, fried foods or too many desserts and arabic sweets. Stay away from juices, sodas and drinks that are high in sugar. These are all unnecessary calories that are not going to help fuel your training or help you recover
Coach Antony and Elliot will be hosting a discussion on how to train and eat during Ramadan for all members on 22nd May at 6pm and 8pm. Come along to ensure you can keep achieving and progressing safely.