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Dos and Don'ts for maintaining health during Eid ul-Fitr

Resist the temptation to overindulge in high-calorie and sugary foods, as it can lead to weight gain and digestive discomfort
12:00 AM Apr 10, 2024 IST | DR. ZUBAIR SALEEM
dos and don ts for maintaining health during eid ul fitr
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Dos: Hydrate: Drink plenty of water and fluids throughout the day to rehydrate your body after fasting during Ramadan.

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  • Eat Balanced Meals: Consume balanced meals that include fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains to provide essential nutrients to your body.
  • Start with a Healthy Breakfast: Begin your day with a nutritious breakfast that includes foods like oatmeal, whole grain bread, eggs, and fruits to replenish your energy levels.
  • Eat in Moderation: Enjoy the Eid feast but practice portion control to avoid overeating, which can lead to digestive issues and weight gain.
  • Include Fiber-rich Foods: Incorporate fiber-rich foods like lentils, beans, vegetables, and whole grains to aid digestion and prevent constipation.
  • Stay Active: Engage in light physical activities like walking, stretching, or yoga to promote blood circulation and maintain flexibility.
  • Get Sufficient Rest: Ensure you get adequate sleep and rest to allow your body to recover and rejuvenate after the fasting month.

Don'ts:

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  • Avoid Overindulgence: Resist the temptation to overindulge in high-calorie and sugary foods, as it can lead to weight gain and digestive discomfort.
  • Limit Sweets: Limit the intake of sweets and desserts that are high in sugar and unhealthy fats to prevent spikes in blood sugar levels.
  • Avoid Fried Foods: Minimize the consumption of fried and oily foods, such as samosas and pakoras, as they are high in calories and unhealthy fats.
  • Limit Carbonated Drinks: Reduce the intake of carbonated drinks and sugary beverages, opting for water, herbal teas, or fresh fruit juices instead.
  • Avoid Excessive Caffeine: Limit the consumption of caffeinated drinks like coffee and tea, as they can lead to dehydration and disrupt sleep patterns.
  • Don't Skip Meals: Avoid skipping meals, especially breakfast, as it can affect your metabolism and energy levels throughout the day.
  • Limit Salt Intake: Reduce the consumption of salty foods and snacks to prevent bloating and fluid retention.
  • Don't Restart Smoking: If you have given up or reduced smoking, continue to reduce smoking gradually till you stop it completely.
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