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Posted by: zara | 2009-08-18

ramadaan-weightloss

the muslim fasting month-ramadaan-is beginning this week. i would like to use this as an opportunity to lose weight. please can you give me some advice and suggestions?
we eat a breakfast before sunrise, then absolutely nothing until sunset.

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Dear Zara
Ramadan is not the time to try and lose weight. On the one hand you may lose some weight because of the day-long fast, but the chances are that eating a large meal at night when you will be starving is going to counteract your slimming attempts. Because of your lack of food intake during the day you will also not have the energy to exercise. So please wait until the fast is over and then go on a balanced low-fat diet and do regular exercise.
Wishing you well over the fast
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