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It’s Eid, not Eat! Top 5 healthy eating habits for Eid

healthy eating habits for Eid

Ramadan is finally coming to an end you can’t help but think about yummy sheerk-hurma already.  And it’s not just sheerkhurma that’s on your mind. You are already dreaming of a table full of gulab-jamuns, rasmalais, biryani, and a lot more. After all, you were fasting for the whole month, you deserve that kind of a treat, don’t you? Let’s just say you hold your horses for now.

[Also Read: Eid in Pakistan 2022 – 5 Fuss-free Ways to make Eid Special]

With the festivity all around the corner on Eid day, it is not surprising if one falls into a pitfall of unhealthy eating habits. And since your body is now accustomed to fasting, mindlessly gulping down every edible item is not a wise choice.

What could go wrong?

Experts have reported a number of cases every year on Eid, having one thing in common: overeating. As tempting as it seems, overeating can lead to some serious health concerns, such as:

  • Abdominal pain and discomfort
  • Bloating
  • Nausea
  • Lack of energy
  • Increased blood sugar level, which may even lead to shock in extreme cases.

Here’s what you can do:

1. Take a walk to remember

You already have a house full of family relatives, with people in almost every corner. Gather those cousins, and take a walk outside. You need to burn those added calories, and who doesn’t like a random rant about those shaitaani-relatives who got out of prison just to annoy you on Eid?

2. A glass of water before the hunger games begin

Remember all those times during your fast when you wished you had a glass of cold water to quench the never-ending thirst? Well, now is your time. Take a glass of water before you start your meal. Not only will it keep your appetite in control, but staying hydrated will also give you a ‘dang’ Eid glow!

3. Go easy. Do not overfill your plate

Do not make the Eid day your cheat-day. Eat whatever Auntie Naseem has cooked for you, but take small portions. She sure is going to be mad at you for not stuffing all of your stomach. Keep her happy by tasting all of her yummy dishes, but make sure to reduce the portion of each.

4. Fizzy drinks, no-no!

Say goodbye to fizzy drinks on Eid as well. Fizzy drinks are loaded with sugar. You already are gulping down those rasgullahs and barfis, you don’t need any more sugar to disrupt your system. A better alternate could be buttermilk with mint leaves.

5. Go nuts on those nuts!

You can also grab a handful of dry fruits or dates before mealtime. This way you are not going to be very hungry when the meal is being served, and you’ll automatically cut down on the unhealthy options. A good choice will be dates, walnuts, figs and some almonds.


You have said goodbye to shaitaan all through the holy month, let it stay away from your stomach too. Gluttony, be gone! Eid Mubarak!

Guest Post Credits: Dr. Faryal Zaidi



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