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