Updated: Apr 13
Ramadan is nearly upon us again, a religious month observed by approximately 1.6 to 1.8 billion Muslims worldwide.
A period of prayer, reflection and celebration during which Muslims fast, abstaining from both food and drink, from sunrise to sunset.
It can be challenging and it can also be highly rewarding but what are the best food and training choices for anyone looking to get into shape or stay in shape and continue their fitness journey during this time?
The Perfect Time To Lose Weight?
You’re probably thinking if you’re fasting, you’re going to lose weight anyway so it doesn’t matter!
Well, that’s not necessarily true!
There’s evidence to suggest that many individuals who lose weight during Ramadan are back to their pre-Ramadan weight within a month or so after Ramadan ends.
With approximately 15% of the population of Singapore being Muslim, I’ve treated and counselled many Muslim patients during Ramadan and in my own clinical experience, without the proper guidance, a lot of patients find themselves not losing weight and actually gaining weight during