First of I would like to say thank you Scooby for all your work and supporting a healthy community.
Second, I am apologize oif this topic isn't in the right category, but it seemed like this is the best category to me.
Ok now, I've personally noticed many people who follow Scooby's plans or advices are from an Islamic culture. Some are friends and some are strangers. So I would like to give back by giving some tips on how to go through this Holly month of Ramadan ( to whom who are wondering: Ramadan: is a month that comes once a year on the lunar calender and Muslims take this month as a month of peace and fasting. And as far as fasting goes some Muslims worry about feeding their body with the right nutrition and food to "a tleast" maintain muscle mass or health progress. )
All I could tell you is no worries. If there is a time of the year where you can actually be healthy, it is in this month. I would like to give out some tips that work for "me".
First of, I would seriously liek to note out, that in this month many families tend to make a fatty meals for "iftar" (the time where the fasting is broken when the sun sets) or some over do it in the food. Most of that hunger most of us feel is actually from the lack of water in our bodies. once the time to eat sets. . . all you got to do is drink a bit of water and you will find your hunger starts easing out. Now for some, there is the issue where they can't fit a proper work out plan to their lifestyle in this month.
Here is a few things that I do an meals I go for. ( please note this is a plan I follow from what I've learnt form scooby and adding some few stuff of my own to keep my progress)Option 1:
Working out 2 hours before "food" time. yeah I know you don't have to tell me. . . its tough as hell specially after going through daily chores, but thats what I prefer best since it really helps in toning my body and losing wait while maintaining muscle mass. ( not much muscle to be honest lol )
2 hours before Iftar I hit the cardio exercises.
20-30 minutes on the cycling machine
20-40 minutes treadmill
then I go for either follow the weekly bodybuilding plan I set my self to for like an hour at most then hit the showers
I also tend to end my workout with 2 ab workouts I know some say the daily ab workouts is unnecessary but it works wonders for me and I personally do it for the burn. . . best feeling in the world I tell ya!
then I hit the showers and wait for the meal time. . . ok now here is the tricky part and it all depends on your "Will".
if you follow scooby's nutrition then this is a peace of cake since you should have built a resistance against food and organized your self.
(just a note: we eat to live and not live to eat) just wanted to point that out. . .
As for meals. . . if you did follow this plan. . then you must be feeling thirsty as hell by now. . . the trick to building resistance to thirst is simple. . . DRINK WATER BEFORE HAND!! lol. . . I mean like seriously. . rather than over doing it with food in your stomachs just drink more water before the sun rises for the next day.
after the workout once the meals start. . . break your fast preferably with "dates". Coz recently a study has revealed that dates can eliminate the bacteria that builds up while you fast.
Then jug up the water but take it EASY . . . I personally drink half a liter of water then eat 2-3 more dates. and go pray or whatever you prefer ( some prefer to start diging in) but I personally like to finish my prayer to let my stomach get used to the water and food that just came in. Then I start digging in.
For the meal. . . I usually make some chicken breast peaces and vegetable soup ( they come in different style be creative as a cook lol) then I eat like small stuff like an egg or more dates. ( NO SWEETS PLEASE! sweets in this month is very common. . . but it is your destruction. . . maybe have them in your cheat day. . .
as for people who can't cook. . . well ready made soup I think should be available all over the world or just go for any nutritious meals from scooby's site
thanks scooby for that
and if your will is really strong you can go for whey protein supplements. . . as for people who have mass muscle. . hit a pill or 2 or whatever pills amount you take from amino acids . . thats if your really paranoid. . . I personally like to enjoy a meal and go for protein food resources ( chicken breast, tuna etc. . . check scooby's site)
and most importantly please have some fruit and salad at night. . . it will help restore critical vitamins . . .
just avoid the sugary ones
NOTE: DRINK ALOT OF WATER! it will ease down your hunger and give you energy for the next day.
Working out on an empty stomach is critical to me. . coz aperantly that kinda works for me in burning of any fats in my body that need burning. . but thats how my body works. . u just gotta find what works for you. . .
now Option 2
I gave this idea to a friend last year and he follows it since it works for him best
When meal time comes. . . he goes for some water ike half a liter. . and Orange juice or berry juice for the extra boost of energy ( that what works for him )
then he skips the eating and goes to the gym ( in your case might be a home gym ) and hits the cardio machines and his building plan. . simple as that. . . then he comes back and eats his meal. . . sometimes he takes amino acid pills before he goes to the gym ( half an hour before) he takes 6 pills. . . . Option 3
which is the normal. . which is after eating and everything you can go to the gym. . but personally I haven't seen this working for anyone except like 2 people. . . but they are bachelors. . . no family around. . . and plus it gets really difficult to workout on a full stomach and you don't feel like you accomplished much. ( I tried it twice )
I just wanna point out that I tried these plans last year. . . and thought I'd say it this year in advance
I apologize f I made this wrong or some might have been offended ( yea it happens don't ask me how ) this is just my opinion and some tips to help you. . .
Thank you for reading. .
I just wanna say again. . thank you scoooby and keep up the good work . . your the best you helped me change my life around
Take care everyone and may this month be a blessing to all to Muslims and non Muslims. . .
peace be with you all