Eid Al Fitr in UAE: Doctors warn residents against overeating after a month of fasting

With the holy month of Ramadan drawing to a close and Eid Al Fitr feasts just around the corner, medical experts are reminding UAE residents to go easy on sweets and tasty treats during festivities this week.

Don’t treat food as reward

Dr. Hardik Parmar, the gastroenterologist at Medeor Hospital Abu Dhabi, noted that fried and fatty food can lead to gastric problems.

“People tend to fill their stomachs. Don’t treat food as a reward. It can endanger your efforts to develop a healthy diet in your life. The aim should be to satisfy your hunger and not to get lured after looking at the large spread of delicacies. One should start with lighter meals like fresh fruit juices, dates, vegetables, etc. One should be active by doing lighter exercise, like walking in between meals. Later, one can have heavier meals.”

Dr Parmar added that people need to address their sleeping patterns, and also not go to bed immediately after meals.

“There should be at least two to three hours between the last meal and sleep. Be mentally prepared for the change in lifestyle and accept the change.”

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