Common Mistakes During Ramadan : Lack of planning is the biggest mistake you can do during Ramadhan. Failing to plan is planning to fail. Make a plan for your diet, training, job, sleep. More errors to avoid:
Not Training. You won’t lose much muscle & strength if you stop weight lifting during Ramadhan. But you’ll tend to stick to your diet less. And this can cause more muscle/strength loss and fat gains than not lifting.
Not Eating Healthy. Lots of people gain fat during Ramadhan. The main reason for this is that a lot of the Ramadan foods are high in sugars & fats. Example: harira soup, often served with bread/dates.
Not Eating Enough. Food is energy. If you don’t eat enough you’ll lack energy at the gym and won’t recover well. You must focus on caloric dense foods to get the most out of your feeding window.
Not Sleeping Enough. Short nights can cause sleep deprivation. This can kill your motivation to go to the gym. Consider naps.
Popular Fasting Myths. I highly recommend you get a copy of Eat Stop Eat. It has all the research regarding fasting and its benefits. Some myths:
Metabolism Slows Down. Studies show that fasting doesn’t decrease your metabolism. And more frequent meals don’t increase it neither.
Muscle & Strength Loss. Fasting doesn’t cause muscle loss. You’ll most likely feel stronger & more aggressive training fasted.
Low Energy. You’ll have energy if you eat enough during your feeding window. Productivity will increase since you’re not wasting time on food.
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