Lazy is not recommended during this blessed and forgiving holy month. Even though fasting, daily activities must continue to run as usual, starting from worship, work, preparing food for breaking fast and at dawn, gathering with friends and relatives, and doing social actions such as sharing food. The beauty of togetherness by sharing useful things while filling in the days leading up to Eid al-Fitr will be held simultaneously in Indonesia on May 6, 2019.
People assume they’ll be overwhelmed with hunger and unable to control themselves. The truth is that hunger does not persist, but instead comes in waves. If you’re experiencing hunger, it will pass.
Staying busy during a fast day is often helpful. Fasting during a busy day at work keeps your mind off eating. No wonder if some of our friends choose to play game while waiting for the fasting period.
As the body becomes accustomed to fasting, it starts to burn its stores of fat, and your hunger will be suppressed. Many people note that as they fast, appetite does not increase but rather starts to decrease. During longer fasts, many people notice that their hunger completely disappears by the second or third day.
There are also natural products that can help suppress hunger. Here are my top five natural appetite suppressants:
Water: As mentioned before, start your day with a full glass of cold water. Staying hydrated helps prevent hunger. (Drinking a glass of water prior to a meal may also reduce hunger.) Sparkling mineral water may help for noisy stomachs and cramping.
Green tea: Full of anti-oxidants and polyphenols, green tea is a great aid for dieters. The powerful anti-oxidants may help stimulate metabolism and weight loss.
Cinnamon: Cinnamon has been shown to slow gastric emptying and may help suppress hunger. It may also help lower blood sugars and therefore useful in weight loss. Cinnamon may be added to all teas and coffees for a delicious change.
Coffee: While many assume that caffeine suppresses hunger, studies show that this effect could be related to antioxidants. Both decaffeinated and regular coffee shows greater hunger suppression than caffeine in water. Given its likely health benefits, there is no reason to limit coffee intake. The caffeine in coffee may also raise your metabolism further, boosting fat burning.
Chia Seeds: Chia seeds are high in soluble fiber and omega 3 fatty acids. These seeds absorb water and form a gel when soaked in liquid for thirty minutes, which may aid in appetite suppression. They can be eaten dry or made into a gel or pudding.
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