Eid has finally come to an end you can’t help but think about yummy sheer khurma already.  And it’s not just sheer-khurma that’s on your mind. You are already dreaming of a table full of roasted meat, chopsticks, biryani, and a lot more meat dishes. After all, this eid brings a lot of cherished moments and meat to consume. Let’s just say you hold your horses for now.

With the festivity passing by, it must have not been surprising as one falls into a pitfall of unhealthy eating habits. And since you’re mindlessly gulping down every edible item is not a wise choice. Your heart and stomach need to hold their horses and let rationality take the decision-making process over.

 

What could go wrong?

Experts have reported a number of cases every year on Eid, having one thing in common: overeating. As tempting as it seems, overeating can lead to some serious health concerns, such as:

  • Abdominal pain and discomfort
  • Bloating
  • Nausea
  • Lack of energy
  • Increased blood sugar level, which may even lead to shock in extreme cases.

Here are a few tips from The Vitamin Company to avoid Bing-Eating during Eid:

1. Start your day with a light breakfast

I know most people wake up on Eid and the idea of eating is so exciting that everyone charges into the kitchen to grab a snack. This will usually contain sugary cereal or even some leftover sweets from Ramadan. Beware and don’t start off on the wrong foot!

We all know you’re going to be having a heavy dinner and probably a party lunch, too. There’s going to be a LOT of food, and probably a lot of sugar. So make sure you don’t overdose on sugar right from Eid morning! Try and make your Eid breakfast contain NO SUGAR to compensate for the treats later on.

Try and eat the very healthiest thing you can imagine first thing in the morning, and don’t fill your whole stomach. There’s a lot of food coming later the day, so let’s keep it light! This is the key to applying BALANCE to Eid and allowing more wiggle room for enjoyment with more calories later on.

2. A glass of water before the hunger games begin

Take a glass of water before you start your meal. Not only will it keep your appetite in control, but staying hydrated.

Many people eat all day but drink nothing. It’s easy to confuse THIRST for hunger! Keep a water bottle with you and make sure to stay hydrated by SIPPING WATER throughout the day. This will help you better understand what your body really wants!

3. Go easy. Do not overfill your plate

We hope you didn’t make the Eid day your cheat-day. Eat whatever Auntie Naseem has cooked for you, but take small portions. She sure is going to be mad at you for not stuffing all of your stomachs. Keep her happy by tasting all of her yummy dishes, but make sure to reduce the portion of each.

 

4. Say no to fizzy drinks!

Say goodbye to fizzy drinks on Eid as well. Fizzy drinks are loaded with sugar. You already are gulping down those sugar-filled buffets, you don’t need any more sugar to disrupt your system. A better alternative could be buttermilk with mint leaves.

5. Go nuts on those nuts!

You can also grab a handful of dry fruits or dates before mealtime. This way you are not going to be very hungry when the meal is being served, and you’ll automatically cut down on the unhealthy options. A good choice will be dates, walnuts, figs, and some almonds.

 

Eid is a beautiful time of happiness, thankfulness, joy and also, a lot of good food. While we definitely should enjoy our food and thank Allah for His blessings, be careful of what lurks around the Eid dinner table.

When we gulp down food just for the sake of eating everything, we are not appreciating our meals – we hardly even realize how much we are eating! Slow down, and thank Allah with each bite. Slowing down also allows your mind to understand that you are full and prevents overeating! Don’t forget that family, friends, and feasting are all blessings from Allah, and we should show our thankfulness by applying the proper Sunnah of food – SHARING, MODERATION, and BALANCE!

 

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