The Jar's Tips For Healthy Fasting in A Quarantine Setting
Updated: Nov 18, 2020
Are our fasting friends ready for “not even water” questions?
Yes, it is Ramadan time of the year again, a month when abstaining from food and drinks during sunlight hours is a part of the major body and soul cleanse for a big part of our population.
The Jar Healthy Vending hopes you are standing strong during these turbulent times and are well prepared for 30 days of self-discipline and a huge mental work on our best human qualities such as generosity and empathy.
Since fasting is so far the most favourite healthy habit of The Jar team, we want to support our friends who are about to undertake this huge yearly challenge and share a few tips for better fasting experience.
Break your fast in a traditional way
This is a traditional and the most healthy way to break long daily fast. But do you actually know why? First of all, dates are easily digested carbs that release energy in a slow and healthy way. They are also high in sugar, but here's a good big bonus - they do not spike your blood sugar level and are free from cholesterol. They also contain potassium, magnesium, iron, and small amounts of protein and fat on top of fibre and minerals.
Maybe we should adopt this trick in our intermittent fasting routines too. The Jar Healthy Vending has a few dates options ready for your breaking fast meals in a simple traditional form or topped with nuts for added nutritious value from D8 Moreish Dates.
Increase your water intake by eating hydrating foods Firstly, dehydration is the cause of fatigue, irritability and lack of energy. And the primary goal of fasting is to achieve maximum results without sacrificing productivity and more importantly positivity. It is essential to stay hydrated either by consuming enough water or including fresh green salads or juicy fruits as an additional hydrating source of nutrients. But in case you get bored of simple water, our healthy vitamin-infused variations are to the rescue to make your fasting experience even more smooth and beneficial. And we do have plenty to spice up your diets - DA-SH fruits-infused sparking water, No.1 Botanicals with benefits from the healthiest herbs out there and Aqua Esse magical pure water potions for maximum variety.
Exercise to stay fit and healthy
A 30-minute workout after a day of fasting with particular focus on cardio will enhance the result from the training and help you lose weight faster. Why? Intermittent fasting allows body to use fat as a primary source of energy. And in our quarantine setting today, this is so particularly important.
Keep your portion size in check
Overeating is mostly always psychological. When breaking fast, prepare your portioned meal in advance to minimise the risk of going overboard with all the indulgence.
It takes 20 minutes for us to actually digest the food and, essentially, information that we are full. So, do not hurry and it could be a surprise to see eventually that your portions do not actually need to be big to become full.
"Eating mindfully and listening for when your hunger is actually satisfied puts less stress on your body and gives you more energy than eating huge amounts at one time."
Stay mindful and enlightened
Fasting gives your digestive system a rest, and this can energise your metabolism to burn calories more efficiently. If you are fasting, it is particularly important to avoid processed foods and all that makes you body's pH levels acidic.
Now, more than ever, your body needs good nourishment to compensate for all the stress. Whole grains, vegetables, fruits, lean protein, healthy fat from plants and nuts will give your body all the essential nutrients to support strong health and enlightened mind. Remember, fasting is always a huge opportunity to stop bad habits and boost your diets with additional nutrients.
The Jar Healthy Vending wishes our fasting friends a blessed and happy month ahead!