Ramadan is due to begin on Saturday 2nd April. The last day of Ramadan, Eid ul Fitr, is Monday 2nd May*
* dates are approximation on the sighting of the moon
Plan your day with a timetable as far in advance as possible, so you can schedule organising your relevant coursework, revision, rest, daily exercise, prayer and meals in the most efficient way possible. By planning in advance, you will know how you best
revise and organise your work early on, which should help you maximise your efficiency.
Suhoor: Meal before the sun rises
Try not to miss this very important meal. Good food options: porridge, dates, banana, boiled egg with sautéed spinach, yogurt and berries, muesli, smoothies, watermelon, fruits, juices, water. Staying hydrated is vital to your
health, wellbeing and cognitive performance. If you experience headaches or drowsiness, this could be a sign of dehydration.
Iftar: Meal after sunset break fast
Open your fast with dates and fruit; eat in small quantities and slowly. Good food options: grilled chicken, vegetables, salad, baked fish, quinoa, chickpeas boiled with chicken curry, tuna steak, salmon, hummus and carrots, grilled bean
burgers, herbal tea.
Rest and exercise
Rest when you can: ensure you are as well rested as possible. Although fasting can make you feel lethargic, getting as much sleep as possible will help you manage this.Try not to exercise until after you break your fast. Limit physical exertion and stay
indoors or in the shade. This is particularly relevant if you have an online exam that you plan to complete in the afternoon. Do not eat foods that are fried, have high salt content or sugary foods.
Evening meal options
When it comes to breaking fast, try to eat a balanced meal. Again, planning for this is important. This would be a meal that contains the proper proportions of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals and water necessary to maintain good health.
Mental health and wellbeing support
There is a wide and diverse range of opinions as to how to observe Ramadan. Be kind to yourself. Remember to take care of your mental health and wellbeing during this time.
If at any time you feel coping with the combination of study and fasting is hard, remember we have the Together All service which is free and confidential - more details are here 👉🏽 Click here to access Together All
Wishing everyone who is observing a safe and well Ramadan.