The holy month of Ramadan is an ideal timing to get rid of excess weight and start a healthy lifestyle, throughout the year, through many healthy eating habits, moderate physical activity, and behaviors that researchers encourage to continue for the rest of the year, and they consider Ramadan an ideal starting point, for a better lifestyle throughout the year.

Research suggests that fasting has beneficial effects on body weight and blood sugar, this means less blood sugar, and less weight also over time, but how can cream Ramadan be converted into a month to blow up fat par excellence?

Follow a system and stick to it

Fasting itself, for hours ranging between 14 and 16 hours, is not only a reason for weight stability, and not to increase it, but it is an incentive to lose excess weight, without adhering to a specific diet, in a study on the effect of Ramadan fasting on visceral fat in those who suffer from obesity, researchers concluded that simply abstaining from food during the day Ramadan leads to reducing visceral fat and body weight in those who are overweight or obese, so researchers at the National University of Capodistrian In Greece, adherence to an effective diet during Ramadan may be an effective way to lose excess weight and improve insulin sensitivity in those who are overweight or obese.

Fasting itself for 14 to 16 hours is an incentive to lose excess weight (Getty Images)

Keep your workout

If you are already exercising, Ramadan is not an occasion to give up that good habit, especially if the exercise is done at the right time, just before breaking the fast, as breaking the fast in this case is a way to compensate and hydrate, or two or three hours after breaking the fast.

If you're not an athlete at all, here's advice on simple free sports, such as brisk walking, quiet jogging, cycling, and possibly swimming. In general, there are guidelines for exercising safely during Ramadan, the most important of which are, according to Hamad Medical Corporation:

  • Practice physical activity 30 minutes daily.
  • Avoid vigorous exercise during the day Ramadan, especially in the heat, to avoid the risk of dehydration.
  • Avoid sitting in front of the TV after breakfast, and do activities such as walking or housework.
  • Stop any physical activity if you feel dizzy, nauseous, shortness of breath or chest pain.

Sleep well

Fasting itself does not affect sleep, if sleep is already regular, and subject to a clear schedule, the structure of sleep will not witness major disturbances, according to a scientific study, which came to respond to the relationship between fasting and increased feeling of sleepiness during the day, but on the other hand, many do not adhere to a clear and explicit schedule for sleep during the Ramadan, as the schedules of many flip, and the celebration of the holy month leads to a decrease in the duration of sleep, and a decrease in its quality, with an increase in the duration of naps during the day, so it is recommended to give priority to sleep as much as Food is prioritized and prepared, as those who sleep better tend to eat less during the day, and a good night's sleep helps one control their cravings when fasting.

Fasting itself does not affect sleep if it is already regular and subject to a clear schedule (pixels)

Good sleep is not a luxury, but it is closely related to weight gain, according to a study on the impact of stress on sleep and obesity in the abdominal area, researchers concluded that mental stress plays a role in lack of sleep, weight gain and obesity, not only that, but it is a type of stress that reduces the effectiveness of weight loss attempts, with increased appetite and decreased motivation for physical activity, which makes it worse.

Hold on to the trail

Weight loss may be large or simple, depending on the diet and the amount of effort exerted by the fasting person during the Ramadan, but it is proven that there is a loss of fat, at least one kilogram, but does the effect last? This is what a scientific study tried to answer, as it concluded that the changes that occur in weight during the holy month, gradually return to the pre-Ramadan state, as maintaining this gain is linked to organized and consistent lifestyle adjustments, until weight loss becomes permanent.