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BUBBLEJ1 Posts: 2,955
7/25/12 6:16 A

If you are fasting you probably shouldn't be exercising... When my friend fasts she can barely stay awake and alert, let alone do anything physical! A month of maintaining, while annoying, is only a month. You can pick up your exercise again during Eid and refocus on losing weight then.

DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,658
7/24/12 4:30 P

This has been addresses previously on various message boards and sparkteams, you may want to do a search for more support and ideas.

If one is eating about 1200-1500 calories daily, they will oftern do less work out and eat at the lower end of the calorie range during the fast. Usually dividing the calorie amount into 2 groups, so about 600 -700 calories at both meals. 600 calories is usually pretty easy to obtain with planning and can allow for a variety of healthy foods to meet your minimal nutrition needs.

SP Dietitian Becky

RADIOTIKSPARK1 SparkPoints: (7,841)
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7/23/12 5:39 P

Well, what I am going to say is a bit obvious and you have mostly heard it from the others...but I will say it in a slightly different way.

This is a month for reflection, no? A time of sacrifice to bring you closer to the spiritual. It sounds to me that this is a month where you should reflect on where you have been, where you are now, and where you are going with relation to your body. You are probably going to have to sacrifice exercise and calorie counting, especially if you are not drinking water during the day. You should eat what you normally eat during Ramadan in the morning and at night. You probably won't lose any weight this month, but, in a way, that is a worldly concern isn't it?

Take this month and spend it with your family, spend it researching diet and exercise and organizing your thoughts and goals. Don't go overboard at Eid and be ready to start back into your normal diet and exercise routine when Ramadan is over.

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7/23/12 4:16 P

I agree with skipping exercise right now too... I would also be concerned with dehydration esp if you exercise during the day. As far as eating goes, I would eat what you would normally eat just keeping mind of fats and sugar. You clearly are not going to be eating above your ranges if you watch the fats and sugar. I would sit with the family and not isolate sounds like to much of a punishment. You can eat healthy with them even if they are not eating healthy. At some point you will have to learn to make healthy choices when others are not. I do it all the time at picnics and eating out for dinner with friends.

Fasting is not new to you so this adjustment of your eating schedule is something you have always done anyway...do it the same way just make better choices.

CHEETARA79 SparkPoints: (76,840)
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7/23/12 2:38 P

I found another thread about exercising during Ramadan. Maybe take a look at what some of the other Sparkers are doing. www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.a
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7/23/12 2:17 P

So to be clear, you are trying to get a day's worth of nutrition into a 7 hour period of time, correct?

I would aim for things I know keep me very full for a long time. Whole grains and proteins, whichever your beliefs allow, and a good dose of healthy fats.

I would cut way back on the exercise, if I exercised at all, because you will not have the proper nutrition to sustain the extra calorie burn.

I can see this is going to be very difficult, and I wish you the best. I hope that helps. Maybe the resident dietician can offer you better advice.

Edited by: MISALINDA at: 7/23/2012 (14:19)
KICKINGKILOS Posts: 1,348
7/23/12 2:09 P

Iam stuck.
I'm a Muslim. This month, till August 19th, we fast for 17 hours a day with no water/food in between.
Sunday was day #2. I was not able to do treadmill, for more than 10 mins...burnt about just 40calories..
I stay away from all fried food (cutlets, sweet dishes etc) which is a custom at opening of the fast.
In fact, I do not even sit with everyone at the time of opening fast(gets me in trouble)
Then, I take my scrambled eggs/chicken roll/sandwich(approx 300-400cals) to the table downstairs and eat.
I do not eat snacks(even when I make them)


So can you please suggest me what all to eat or not to eat. Also my weight is stuck. Its not moving. I'm feeling so upset.

At this point of time I will give anything a go, the only downfall being workout is very tough.

Also, "MAYBE" end of August we all may fly to some place for 3 days vacation.
I want to look good.( more in my next blog)

Iam tired of not being where I want to be.
Had my back not dumped me, had I not binged like an idiot in June ...I would have been at-least 65 kilos.


I don't like ice-creams. My only vice was diet coke. Its gone. I do enjoy sugar free lemonade but Iam ready to let go.

Edited by: KICKINGKILOS at: 7/23/2012 (14:50)
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