8 tips for a healthy Ramadan

Start with a soup

Start your Iftar meal with a warm soup that comforts the stomach after a long day of fasting, replenishes your body fluids and prepares the digestive system for the main meal. You can have an Optifast soup and add your favorite vegetables to create a hearty soup full of goodness.

At Iftar…

Eat slowly and chew your bites. It takes about 20 minutes for your brain to translate the message that you are full. So before heading to fill your plate again, take a few minutes to socialize with your family and friends.

Add more ingredients

At Suhoor you can prepare an Optifast chicken soup with the addition of vegetables like broccoli, peas, carrots and green beans, slices of chicken and a slice of whole-wheat bread for a fulfilling meal to sustain you throughout the fasting hours.

Important meal

Never skip your Suhour! Include a glass of skimmed milk, whole grain breakfast cereals and a fruit to keep you going through the fasting day.

Plan ahead

Plan your Ramadan meals and recipes well ahead. This will help you be organized and maximize your energy and strength. See our meal plans below! Contact our dietitian for free consultation on how to best implement your diet during Ramadan.

Water, water, water!

Drink lots of water to remain hydrated during the non-fasting hours. Have 2 glasses at Suhoor and 1-2 glasses every 2 to 3 hours after Iftar.

Alternative hydration

You can also hydrate your body by eating or drinking foods with high water content such as watermelon, cucumber or an Optifast soup or shake!

Don’t forget to move

During Ramadan, try to move around whenever possible. Go for a short walk during the office lunch break or take the stairs whenever possible.

DISCOVER OUR MEAL PLANS

IFTAR

BETWEEN IFTAR AND MIDNIGHT

SOHOUR

Replace 2 of your main meals with Optifast, and stay in control.

800–1000 Calories Daily

2 Optifast VLCD Products

1 Meal + 1 Fruit + 1 Dairy + 2 Cups Low Starch Vegetables + 2 Litres Water

  • A serving of dairy could be added on the side of a meal or on its own between meals
  • You have the option to pick which Optifast meal suits your taste and preference from our range of products: Soups, Desserts, Bars or Shakes.
  • If you decide to have 3 dates instead of 1, then you should let go of your fruit serving.
  • Your vegetable serving can be taken any other time between Iftar and Suhour timings

Replace just one of your main meals with an Optifast product, and maintain a healthy lifestyle during Ramadan.

1000–1200 Calories Daily

1 Optifast VLCD Product

2 Meal + 1 Fruit + 1 Dairy + 2 Cups Low Starch Vegetables + 2 Litres Water

  • A serving of dairy could be added on the side of a meal or on its own between meals
  • You have the option to pick which Optifast meal suits your taste and preference from our range of products: Soups, Desserts, Bars or Shakes.
  • If you decide to have 3 dates instead of 1, then you should let go of your fruit serving.
  • Your vegetable serving can be taken any other time between Iftar and Suhour timings

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