Is the Doha heat & sand storms ruining your fast? Don’t worry.. we got your back!
I aim to consume foods which are lighter on the stomach and packed with nutrients on the side of my magic drink. Here are my top 5 tips to survive Ramadan in Doha:
This one has got to be no.1 on the list. I never skip a chance to hydrate myself after iftar and my jug full of natural coconut water patiently waiting by my bedside. I have noticed that 300ml of coconut water keeps me far more hydrated than the average 2 bottles of 300ml Aquafina.
- IDEAL SUHOOR
Fuel up! Since Suhoor is all you are going to get till the sun goes down, you must have a well-balanced meal to survive. Here’s a list of simple and easy nutrient filled food:
- Arabic dates
These are rich in carbohydrates and proteins.
For your stomach to keep working at it through the day, bananas are a great fructose and protein source. Great for digestion and an a good balance of protein and good fats.
- Cream cheese sandwich
Any of the dairy products can be consumed with an additional source of carbohydrates (brown bread, oats) to help you sustain energy through the day.
- Canned & oily food
Do you really need a reason? Not only are putting yourself through a detox with fasting, you don’t want to damage your health and digestion system by adding preservative rich and grease.
- Death by sugar
And lastly you’re sweet enough already so say a BIG NO to Sugar!
Tip : Prepare your Suhoor earlier so you could sleep some more and have breakfast in bed.
- TAKE A NAP
Snore away, take a power nap when you get a chance so that you don’t spend your energy fighting fatigue.
Don’t over indulge. Taking a power nap for 20 to 40 mins can help your body adjust and refresh your body and mind.
- BE PATIENT
Most of us are victims of the “Hangry” (combination of hunger and anger). If you’re like this, keep your intentions obvious and conduct yourself in a polite and courteous manner towards everyone.
- ENJOY THE MONTH
Even though it can be hectic try to enjoy the month with all the Ramadan activities, suhour and iftar tents happening Doha is most lively during the night. Spend quality time with your family and loved ones.
How to survive Ramadan in Doha? In a nutshell all you got to do is EAT, PRAY, LOVE!
The fasting is all worth it.