How can I balance my health without compromising my faith?

August 2010, Warren Matthews

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Question: from Caesar

How do I best balance out my health needs without compromising my religious beliefs which calls on me from time to time to go without food and or drink (fast).

Question: from Caesar

How do I best balance out my health needs without compromising my religious beliefs which calls on me from time to time to go without food and or drink (fast).

Answer: from Warren

Hi Caesar,

I am assuming that you are Muslim and are referring to Ramadan when you are unable to eat or drink between sunrise and sunset. I agree it makes it difficult if you are in a western country and working a normal job.

If you are I would suggest that you simply ensure that you have a good-sized breakfast before sunrise and plenty of water. Then after sundown, have a light meal so you will not be hungry in the morning and can have a good breakfast to help sustain you through the day.

It is not ideal but should not have much effect on your overall health.

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