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I will try Ramadan fasting to lose weight

ramadan bread

When the moment comes that I decide to go on a diet, I mean totally and religiously lose weight I might consider the things my Muslim friend writes about Ramadan fasting and how it becomes beneficial to one’s over-all health.

Here’s what my friend Peartrader and his co-writer tells about fasting:

  • Most Muslims do not fast because of medical benefits but because it has been ordained to them in the Quran.
  • Fasting in general has been used in medicine for medical reasons including weight management, for rest of the digestive tract and for lowering lipids.
  • There are many adverse effects of total fasting as well as so-called crash diets. Islamic fasting is different from such diet plans because in Ramadan fasting, there is no malnutrition or inadequate calorie intake. The caloric intake of Muslims during Ramadan is at or slightly below the national requirement guidelines. In addition, the fasting in Ramadan is voluntarily taken and is not a prescribed imposition from the physician.
  • The physiological effect of fasting includes lower of blood sugar, lowering of cholesterol and lowering of the systolic blood pressure.
  • Ideal recommendation for treatment of mild to moderate, stable, non-insulin diabetes, obesity and essential hypertension.
  • Patients who are suffering from severe diseases, whether diabetes or coronary artery disease, kidney stones, etc., are exempt from fasting and should not try to fast.
  • There are psychological effects of fasting as well. There is a peace and tranquility for those who fast during the month of Ramadan. Personal hostility is at a minimum, and the crime rate decreases. …
  • This psychological improvement could be related to better stabilization of blood glucose during fasting as hypoglycemia after eating, aggravates behavior changes. …
  • Similarly, recitation of the Quran not only produces a tranquillity of heart and mind, but improves the memory.

I know that dieting requires the proper motivation, but once my mind is really set on losing weight I would definitely try Ramadan fasting.

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Bike shed for us

I’ve told my online friend about my interest to go jogging with her one weekend. This is in connection with my ultimate goal to lose weight and be fit for my health. I have not started any program on dieting yet not even watching what I eat (sigh). Hence, I need an activity (aside from household chores) where I can burn calorie(s) to the hilt. ^^ How about biking? Hubby has been telling me to try biking. Why not? The only problem we have at the moment is that our bike, actually its hubby’s is too tall for me. I want a bike that is fit for me (or my weight) that can be used by my kids later. If we are going to have another bike we will need a bike shed to be placed just outside our house. Bike storage sheds are necessary to protect the motorbike from constant exposure to sun and rain. I’ve seen one that fits our need for bike sheds at asgardsss.co.uk. They have useful step by step instructions on how to assemble the metal shed.