As a nation of food lovers, festive seasons are mean feasting seasons! For those who observe the Islamic obligation of fasting during the month of Ramadan, our digestive systems will have to make quite a transition for the Raya celebrations. First, our entire eating schedule was completely inverted from day to night, and now, we are faced with an abundance of delicacies to feast upon on a daily basis for at least a week. So, during this period, it’s even more crucial to eat right!
While we’re enjoying the food, fun, and family gatherings, it is important to remember that most of what we’re consuming is rich in fat, salt, and sugar. If you managed to adhere to a good puasa habit, over-eating now would reverse the benefits you worked so hard for! You may end up gaining weight, and worsening medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, high uric acid levels, gastritis, acid reflux, indigestion, and so on.
Whether it is fasting, festive, or regular seasons, you should always stick to the basic principles of eating in moderation, eating a balanced diet, and to stay active. If you simply cannot avoid overindulging, do it only for one day, but you must immediately return to practising a healthy diet after that.
Here are some simple tips to eat right!
Selamat Hari Raya, and happy feasting!
Rozanna graduated in July 2000 from Leeds Metropolitan University with a Bachelor of Science degree with second class honours (1st division), having followed an approved sandwich programme in Dietetics. Rozanna is currently the Head of Dietetic Services at UMSC.
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