Observing the end of the holy month of Ramadan, Eid celebrations begin. A glorious celebration that is followed by rejoicing, giving of alms and a feast of varied and delicious food.

Gradually transition into your normal eating habits

Returning to pre Ramadan eating patterns and food habits may cause a shock to your body’s system and may trigger undesirable side effects such as indigestion, heartburn and even weight gain.

Over eating during Eid is very common and may cause fatigue and tiredness in addition to the symptoms described above .To avoid these undesirable side effects and symptoms, try the tips below.

Healthy Tips for a Happy Eid!

  • Try eating your main meals during Eid at times that are close to Ramadan’s Iftar & Suhoor. This will help your body gradually get used to normal eating habits.
  • Start your meal with 2-3 dates just before Fajr prayers  
  • After prayers, have something light such as skimmed/low fat milk or laban 
  • Start with a light breakfast. Examples:
  1. Whole wheat or protein bread with low fat white cheese and vegetables and a boiled egg
  2. Whole grain cereals with low fat milk and one portion of fruits
  • Limit portion sizes to reduce indigestion and heartburn. Try to add more salads/vegetables instead.
  • Modify recipes to include less fats and sugars for richer and nutrient dense meals.

These will help you enjoy a nutritious and healthy Eid, while ensuring you gradually go back to having your 3 meals a day and regular exercise.

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