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Ramadan makes you gain weight and it will be even worse this year

Ramadan is a particularly auspicious time to celebrate. weight gain for those who follow the bans! And even more this year!

In the Muslim religion, the month of Ramadan is the most sacred month. of the calendar. Cébré Worldwide, it will begin on March 11 and end around April 9 this year. nbsp;For Muslims, Ramadan is seen as a time to strengthen their ties with Allah. During this period, the lives of believers are punctuated by prayers. ;res and by fasting. Between sunrise and sunset, practitioners of Islam may neither eat nor drink and must not lie, speak ill, or use violence. 

Nighttime meals are of particular importance in the community. Muslim during Ramadan. These are indeed moments of reunion and sharing. During this month, Muslims have two meals a day. One at dawn before sunrise, called the feast. suhoor around 4 am and before fajr, the first ;st prayer of the day. The second, iftar, takes place this year around 7 p.m. after  ;egrave;s evening prayer, Maghreb, and therefore after sunset. At the end of Ramadan, Muslims celebrate Aïd el-Fitr, that&# That is to say three days of celebration during which people exchange gifts, eat, pray and commemorate their ancestors .

However, the rhythm and content of meals during Ramadan make it a very favorable period for Ramadan. weight gain. A fact which seems paradoxical with the concept of daily fasting. Nevertheless, if Muslims abstain from eating and drinking during the day, the two daily meals are very consistent. The morning meal in particular is traditionally heavy and rich in carbohydrates. Moreover, the rhythm of meals can create physical cycles. Slower metabolic processes, bringing the body to a higher level of activity. store fats rather than eliminate them, as indicated on the BBC good food site. And this year, it will be even worse! Why ? Because the fast will end sooner, every day, than in previous years? previous where Ramadan took place when the days were longer, sunnier. Thus, the moments of reunion will last longer each evening and the opportunities to eat fatty dishes and heavy more numerous!

This is why those practicing fasting during Ramadan are encouraged to do so. drink plenty of water at permitted times and at regular intervals. include more fruits, vegetables and proteins in menus. Another tip is not to miss one of the two meals. That of the morning in particular could take a back seat due to the very early hour. Yet, the suhoor is essential to bring the necessary energy ;necessary for the day, even more so when the only other meal is only eaten in the evening.

Among the most recurring dishes and ingredients during Ramadan are dates, respecting the tradition according to which the Prophet Muhammad himself would have I broke my fast with this fruit and a glass of water. Dates infused in milk, for example, are very popular with me. ciées. Salads are also very common during the Ramadan period, like tabboulehé whose main ingredients are tomatoes and cucumber, both very rich in water.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116