AppleGeeks Lite Tackles Ramadan

By Laura Moncur @ 10:50 am — Filed under:

Last month, those of the Islamic faith observed Ramadan. It’s a month-long fast during the day. Instead of eating throughout the day, you are only allowed to eat after sunset. You are also supposed to refrain from sex, speaking ill of others, using profane language and smoking during those hours. The practice is supposed to lead to a heightened sense of spirituality and aid the practice of self-restraint.

This year, an AppleGeeks Lite character was following the practice with predictable results:

AppleGeeks Lite

I’ve talked about Ramadan before:

Limiting your diet can have two effects on people:

  • It can give you a sense of control: When I am able to fast an entire day, it reminds me that I am in control of what goes into my mouth, not the beast within.
  • It can make you lose control: Other times, denying myself spawns a binge that will last far longer than the fast did.

I’ve found that limiting my diet is far more harmful than helpful to me, but there are others who feel a sense of empowerment from a short fast (whether for religious reasons or health reasons). The next time you’re planning on going on a fast, take into account what your eating personality is and how this will affect you in the long run.


One Response to “AppleGeeks Lite Tackles Ramadan”

  1. Reema Says:

    I’m actually a muslim and fast too

    but the thing is the sunnah (optional but not a must) that you start your fast as the sun comes up (breakfast) and its recommended to eat beans, eggs, milk and dates which is basically protein sugar and calcium and carbohydrates

    you break your fast at sun down and break it with dates to get your sugar up and then have regular dinner

    what makes fasting difficult is when ppl skip the start of the fast because they don’t want to wake up early ๐Ÿ˜‰

    but honestly i work out in ramadan closer to breaking the fast so i don’t get too thirsty and i always eat heartily at sun up so i only get a bit hungry and thirsty at the end of the day and i live in egypt its damn hot!!

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