Losing weight has two facets. First is to have a healthy, well balanced, low carbohydrate diet and secondly a well programmed work out. Ramadan is a Festival of Muslims during which mostly all Muslims fast over a period of a month and allowed to eat only once a day. This is the biggest opportunity for obese people and for health conscious people to lose weight.

Losing weight during Ramadan is not difficult as only one meal is allowed in a day. So, the calorie intake is already lessened. It would be an added advantage in losing weight if the person trying to lose weight drinks a lot of plain water during the fasting period. Avoiding of coloured and sugary drinks would be a plus factor for the weight losers, which is made difficult by the tantalizing stalls selling sugary drinks during Ramadan.

When the fast is broken one should not give in to the cravings of the sweet tooth, but try to consume a well-balanced meal with less of carbohydrate and more of proteins and health food. This is difficult because during Ramadan inciting sweets are prepared in every household and also available in the market. Hunger and thirst of the whole day makes one consume anything that comes handy and opts for the fried and sugary food. Once this fatty food is avoided, losing weight during Ramadan becomes easy.

Consuming a lot of water helps the faster from dehydration. If a well-planned programme of physical exercise is followed with this month-long fasting, losing weight during Ramadan can be a very successful venture. So, regular exercise carried out individually would go a long way in helping in the weight loss. Some fasters do not drink water or any kind of liquid during the whole fasting period. These fasters should be advised not to exercise to prevent dehydration. Physical training during Ramadan can be a boon to the weight-losers.

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India is a country which reflects its rich culture and heritage in the festivals that it celebrates. Muslim festivals in India are celebrated with the same enthusiasm and liveliness where Hindus and Muslims participate equally to paint this lovely picture of communal harmony. Ramzan is celebrated in the 9th month of the Muslim calendar.

Ramzan – Id-ul-fitr Celebration In India:

Muslims keep a fast for 1 month eating only after the sun sets. All the Muslim festivals are connected with an event of their prophet, Muhammad. The battle of Badr and the conquest of the holy city-Makkah were the 2 great events that lead to this month-long fasting. Muslims believe in self-discipline and tolerance and to practice those virtues, they fast for a month and purify their souls to get closer to their god-Prophet Muhammad.

This month-long fasting ends in the 3-day celebration of Id-ul-fitr. 12% of India’s population are Muslims and they are the largest minority of India. Islamic culture and its rich culture are a part of India’s culture and heritage. Muslims populate all over India so Id is celebrated all over India but majorly in North India. On the 29th or 30th day of Ramzan, according to the occurrence of the moon, the men gather in mosques or on streets for Namaaz or prayer.

After the prayer men embrace each other and return home to enjoy the Sevai-a sweet prepared from vermicelli, milk and dry fruits. The families visit each other and exchange Eidi or gifts. The women and children clad in new bright clothes and a lot of merriment follows.

Fairs are organized all over India to celebrate Id. Mosques are lighted up and the streets are decorated with strings of colourful streamers and tinsels. Every nook and corner is spruced up to welcome this pious day.

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