Monday, September 25

A Tip for Sehri

The first few fasts of Ramadhan always give me a bit of a headache (literally) as my body becomes accustomed to the dehydration throughout the day. So here's a trick I've been using for the past few years. It's a bit late now but if you're still having trouble give it a go, or save it for next year.

For the first couple of fasts, take some painkillers with whatever you usually your fast with. I use ibuprofen, but anything will do and take them even if you're feeling ok at the time. For some reason, medical or psychosomatic, my initial fasts aren't as bad when I do this. After two or three fasts, you can drop them since your body should have acclimatised to the lack of water by then.

Oh and while we're here, avoid citrus fruits for Sehri. Maybe it's just me, but they're totally parching.