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anyone else gonna start fasting for Ramadan this sunday?

This sunday will kickoff a month long fast for many muslims. they will be fasting from sunrise to sunset with no eating or drinking during that time period. ANyone else gonna be fasting with me this month>


Thu. Sep 21, 3:26pm

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do you find that you make up for not eating during the day by eating more in the evening? do you get hungry? i would like to be so commited to something, but i am still researching different schools of thought and various religions. is this the first year you have done this?

Thursday, September 21, 2006, 3:34 PM

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I have been fasting for over 15 yrs of my life. I am 32 yrs old. It is hard especially when ramadan will come in the summer months and sunset is at 830 9pm and it is hot out. you do feel hungry but its very humbling and makes you more disclplined. Makes you realize what you have and not to take it for granted. Actually I tend to eat more at night to compensate but this year I will really try to watch what I eat. In our culture we have lot of gatherings with family and friends and special meals are cooked. I m gonna try to cut down and eat sensibly lets see what happens.

Thursday, September 21, 2006, 4:02 PM

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thank you so much for your response to my questions!! best of luck with your efforts to not overindulge!!

Thursday, September 21, 2006, 4:08 PM

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I do observe Ramadan ( I am not a Muslim but do appreciate the religion) in all ways except the fasting part. I feel it is not healthy for me to go all day without food and it triggers my eating disorder, so I just watch carefully what I eat, read my bible, pray more, and send good thoughts to the universe. I feel closer to God during this time.

Thursday, September 21, 2006, 4:32 PM

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I don't fast, but my grandparents and greatgrandparents did. They pronounced it "ramzan" in India where they were from.

Thursday, September 21, 2006, 4:33 PM

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so am i understanding right you dont eat or drink anything durring this time for a whole month??

Thursday, September 21, 2006, 11:30 PM

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no, there is no food or drink consumed during daylight, muslims wake up before sunrise and eat, fast all day and eat again after sundown. fasting is done by choice, and people are exempt if they are very young, very old, or ill.

Thursday, September 21, 2006, 11:37 PM

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My boyfriend, last year, lost a fair amount of weight (10lbs or so) unintentionally over Ramadan (he didn't need to lose, it just happened). I think it occurs naturally if you are doing the fasting on your own, because your appetite is naturally dulled and you don't eat as much as you usually would at nights.

If you're in family setting, or part of a community, then Ramadan can be a very social month, which makes it more likely you'll eat a a fair amount more than you are actually hungry for (just because people provide all this great food) when you break your fast each evening. This is the time when all those "how to eat at a social gathering" tips comes in handy, for those trying to lose a few lbs over the month...

I wish you all the best for the month!

Friday, September 22, 2006, 7:57 AM

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actually since it is sept/october it will not be that hard. I am gonna try to eat a lot of fruits and vegges and drink a lot of water. i mgonna try to stay away from the oily food and foods high in saturated fats. lets see how it goes.

Friday, September 22, 2006, 9:43 AM

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