Losing Weight in Ramadan

Fast 2 Fit: Your Ultimate Guide to Losing Weight This Ramadan

Healthy Iftar Meals, Healthy Living, longevity, Ramadan, Self Care, Suhoor, Sunnah

Losing weight this Ramadan? Are you out of your mind? I gain 20 lbs after a month of excruciating fasting!! Well at least this is what I hear and witness year after year in the Muslim households. Ramadan is a food fest. People fast from Dawn to Dusk. As the time for Iftar nears, mostly women start preparing delicious meals fried carbohydrates, sweets, sugars, and all kinds of delicacies. And when the time for breaking the fast arrives at the sunset, everyone eats whatever is in sight. Essentially nullifying all of the health benefits of Ramadan.

And the other view I hear from people that do not know much or anything about Ramadan Fasting is.

Whattt??!! Not even Water?

Yes. Not even Water.

And No. It is not dangerous or harmful for you.

How do I know? Its only because Muslims have been observing the fasting in the month of Ramadan from Dawn to Dusk. For Over 1400 years, and no one has ever died from Fasting. Fasting during Ramadan is prescribed in Islam and is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. For a period of 29 (or 30 days), People do not eat, or drink from Sunrise until the Sunset. They are supposed to spend time in the prayers (Ibadah), to raise consciousness (Taqwa) and mindfulness.

I am seeing that modern science is finally catching up to all of the benefits of fasting. And Health and Wellness Gurus are re-inventing all sorts and modes of Fasting. So far. So good.

But Are there any Health Benefits of Ramadan Fasting?

Ramadan Meal Plans

Numerous scientific studies have been conducted during the Ramadan fasts and it was found that there are multiple health benefits including, but not limited to losing weight in Ramadan, managing diabetes, cholesterol, and blood pressure. Sleeping Better.

Among the proven health benefits of Ramadan and other time-restricted forms of Eating include Weight Loss, Reduction in BMI and Body Fat, Improved Sleep, and Mental Clarity.

Fasting has been found to reduce depression and anxiety, as well as prevention of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. Ramadan fasting has been proven in multiple scientific studies, that it successfully prevents chronic health problems such as high cholesterol, heart disease, and obesity, as well as improves mental health and wellbeing.

You can download the Free Report below to learn more details of the studies here.

Do you feel guilty of spending your Ramadan in the Kitchen instead of inner reflection and purifying your soul?

Is this you? As the month of fasting begins, Do you feel the dread of low energy, fatigue, hunger, and thirst?
Do you feel tired all day? Scared of extreme hunger pangs multiple times a day? As the day passes by the feelings of weakness and lethargy that come from fasting. 

And then instead of self-reflection, and reading and understanding the Quran and Salah, you rush through your prayers and spend all the time in the kitchen making a feast. You meal prep your Samosas, Pakoras, dahi bhallas (or whatever the food of your region is), and Sweet delicacies to indulge in. And the time of Iftar and Dinner becomes a Big Night Time Food Fest with a variety of foods. So instead of Losing Weight this Ramadan, you are well on your way to put on some more.

What if you could actually get all of the health benefits of Ramadan this year?

It is no easy task when the physical restraints of fasting are so laborious on your body. A constant reminder of hunger various times a day teaches you the importance of food and water and the various bounties that Allah has created for us.

But I can tell you, there is a way. Rise to the challenges that Allah (SWT) set for us during this time, and develop a healthier outlook, all while losing weight, living our best lives, and remaining balanced as we progress through this holy month. The Fast 2 Fit Guide has Ramadan Meal Plans and Easy Recipes to multiply the Health Benefits of Ramadan for you multifold. And if Losing weight This Ramadan is your main goal, it comes with a promise of up to 22 lbs or 10 kg of weight loss this month – if you follow the program exactly as is.

“Allah is with those who restrain themselves.”

Quran 16: 128.

Some Ramadan Meal Plans

Here are some Ramadan Recipes. Meal Plan ideas, that are super simple and healthy such that you will enjoy the delicious food and not have to

Health Benefits of Watermelon, Summer Superfood #4,

Easy Meatballs Recipe with Spices and Herbs, Quinoa Recipe with Almond and Pistachio,

Curry Roasted Chickpeas – No one can eat just once.

Some ideas for Suhur – Chia Pudding, Suhur Chai, Slimming Morning Drink

What is in the Fast 2 Fit Guide?

In the Fast 2 Fit Guide, You will find proven Ramadan Recipes, Sunnah, and  Islamic ways to Weight Loss and lose up to 22lbs or 10 kgs this Ramadan. This book is an easy-to-follow guide for anyone that wants to lose weight for the holy month of Ramadan. The book contains delicious recipes using the foods mentioned in the Noble Quran. These recipes help you shed weight, burn belly fat, and build muscle. We also discuss ways of conduct during Ramadan for fasting, eating, and drinking as well as Prayers so not only you lose your physical weight you strengthen your Iman and Increase your Taqwa and Piety and Consciousness of Allah (SWT). 

What would you look like on Eid Day, 22 lbs (10 kg) lighter?

Let those gross bulging stomachs, flabby arms, and triple chins become a thing of the past! If you already have your Eid Clothing, Resize it to 2 Size Lower. Imagine if you could eat and drink all of the favorite foods of Prophet Mohammad (SAW). And follow the guidelines of Sunnah for this month of Ramadan. The guidelines were laid down 1400 years ago. Narrated, Followed, and Committed to over by the generations before us in the Hadith and Sunnah of Our Beloved Prophet (SAW).

Achieving Weight loss and Health by Observing the Islamic Methods of Fasting and Eating Foods according to the Sunnah of Prophet Mohammad (SAW). Do not forget to sign up one you check out the articles there.

Losing Weight This Ramadan

Jerry Seinfeld Experiment: Don’t break the chain. Post #96

Dom D’Agostino’s Diet – A Primer On Starving Cancer Cells through Fasting and Ketosis.

Healthy Living, longevity, Ramadan

I was surprised to find out that Dom D’Agostino’s Diet Plan was one of the top searched terms that shows up this blog, and ​I decided to overhaul it and make it more useful for anyone that the Search Engine Gods send this way. Back when I wrote it, it was just some research I stumbled upon and I made the Explain-Like-I-Am-5 Notes for myself. Wait, Actually that is what I think this blog is like. I write for 5-year-olds.

Ok, First things First, Since we are talking about Cancer and Other diseases here.

I am not playing doctor. Any advice you read on this blog cannot be used as a substitute for professional medical advice. If you are experiencing a health condition please reach out to a qualified healthcare professional. I repeat, do not use this blog as medical advice to treat yourself or others.

The Woe is Cancer! The disease “loved” by big pharma, hospitals, and the insurance industries alike. Cancer is crazy division of abnormal cells that spread and take over the “normal” cells of the useful organs of the body. And the Premise that you can starve the cancer cells by fasting – seems believable to me. Now, what I believe means nothing to anyone, including me ha! Where is the science? And we will discuss that shortly, but first What is Dom D’Agostino’s Diet and why are people looking for it?

Who is Dom D’Agostino?

You can find most of Dom’s work at his website here, and his social media here. But since you are here looking for this information, Dom has been doing and supporting multiple kinds of clinical researches on Fasting, and Ketosis, and ending Cancer, And he lives the fasting and ketosis lifestyle too, every day. Following Dom and the work of other Scientists, and Doctors I am fairly convinced that most diseases; diabetes, other cardiovascular diseases, and even most cancers are metabolic diseases. Oh, Hippocrates was right, after all. About – Let “food” be your medicine stuff.

And What is Dom D’Agostino’s Diet Plan?

Not only Dom researches on Ketogenic Diet and Fasting he also practices what he preaches. Dom D’Agostino primarily eats a ketogenic diet. The ketogenic diet is a very low carbohydrate, high fat, moderate protein diet. This puts the body into “ketosis”. A state of Ketosis is when your body starts burning fat for fuel instead of sugar and carbohydrates or other stuff that can convert into sugar.

OK. I get it. So what can I eat on Dom’s Ketogenic Diet?

Step 1 – Use an app such as My fitness pal or other apps that can help you count your calories and macro nutrient (Fat, Protein, and Carb) requirements. My benchmark for moderate activity for an average women is 1200 Calories, and Men is 1500 Calories.

Step 2 – Use seafood, chicken, other meats and dairy for protein and fat. Use lots of low carbohydrate vegetables. Keep your net carbohydrates (even from vegetable sources) to under 20 grams per day. Pretty much completely skip the fruits, alcohol and grains.

There are some recipes around here, which if you eat as is (without tortillas, grains, and fruits), they will pass the Ketogenic tests. Such as this Roasted Chicken Recipe – With Herbs and Spices, Easiest Guacamole Recipe You will ever make., Roasted Masala Cashews/ Almonds and Easy Thai Tom Yum Inspired Soup.

What about Fasting?

Now stack up fasting and extended fasting on top of the Ketogenic Diet, and you will see that your body will try to eat the “unwanted”, “abnormal” cells first before getting to fail the organs or eating the muscles. There is also a name for the process. “Autophagy” – That requires a whole blog post of its own. Someone remind me. Atleast that is the hypothesis in a very simple language. This is what scientists such as Dom D’Agostino are trying to prove in more controlled clinical settings. And in the case of Dom – also by example.

So, this doesn’t mean that the ketogenic diet and fasting is the silver bullet that would cure “ALL” cancer, however, it could be a powerful preventive tool as well as a cure if used in conjunction with other treatments!!

And Again, I Repeat – DO NOT DISCOUNT THE MEDICAL ADVICE and go on a fasting spree. Because that gal on the Internet told you so. But, Eat Healthily. Take small steps to live better. Drink water. If you have a family history of Cancer – Try Fasting and a Ketogenic lifestyle. If not all year, try it a few months a year as natural detoxification of the body.

Fasting is not a “new” science.

Whether or not you believe in any religion, all of the ancient religions of the world prescribed mandatory fasting. Where ever the humans downloaded the Religion from, I am sure someone knew some thing either by practice or whatever the prevailing “science” was then when humans were discovering Religion!

Want a recipe for my secret breakfast drink to get lean in 21 days? Learn more here –  Melt Away Every Last lb of Fat. Become Lean in as little as 21 days with This One Trick.

What are some benefits of the Ketogenic Diet?

If you are still here check out this popular TED talk by Dom.

One important point to note, not all cancers use sugar for energy and I have not had time to look at each type of cancer either. I am sure there is research available. Ketogenic diets have been found helpful in reversing and preventing the early onset of diabetes, cures Epilepsy that is incurable by other medications. Ketones generated as a result of the Ketogenic Diet controls seizures and protect the brain. Reminds me, Check out the Meryl Streep movie, First Do No Harm, true story of a boy whose severe epilepsy is unresponsive to medications. The boy, Charlie was cured by Ketogenic Diet. The ketogenic diet has been found useful in managing Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, which is a connective tissue disease that causes chronic pain and fatigue.

Ok So The Final Conclusion

All that said, if you are healthy (or not) try to eat unprocessed whole foods. Moderate Protein, Lots of vegetables, Fruits to get your other micronutrients. Lots of Water. Get a balanced diet, Reduce intake of grains and sugars in any and all forms. Fast occasionally, or Intermittent Fast Daily. Go outside, get some sunshine. Try to be generally happy, healthy, and hopefully be able to prevent the dis-eases.

Pretty Bad news for the healthcare industry, if you are all healthy and fit. So join my fight against the disease here, And Spread the knowledge. Share this blog with friends and family, so they can live healthily, ever, longer too.

Jerry Seinfeld Experiment: Don’t break the chain. Post #86.

Seen this making rounds on the Internet today. And I can say from living here, that it is the Truth, And a sad reality of the healthcare system in America.

Norway University Calls On Students to Return Home From Countries With ‘Poorly Developed Health Systems’—Such as the USA. Read more here.

And curious to see what you all think of it. Oh and here is something else to think about.

One quarter of what you eat keeps you alive. The other three quarters keeps your doctor alive.
-Egyptian Proverb.