10 Tips To Avoid Weight Gain During Ramadan In The UAE

There are small ways you can make sure you don’t gain too much weight during Ramadan in the UAE. Get great advice from personal trainers in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah and RAK
10 tips to avoid weight gain during ramadan uae pt

10 Great Tips To Help You Avoid Weight Gain During Ramadan 2023 In The UAE

Article Contributor: AW

The Holy month of Ramadan in the UAE for 2023 is fast approaching. 

Many men and women are concerned that their fitness regime will need to change during the Holy month and many worry that they’ll gain weight or lose muscle weight that they have worked hard for. But. Ramadan can be used to your advantage when it comes to weight loss. The main cause of weight gain simply boils down to surplus calorie intake.

Combine the lack of movement while fasting and decreased hydration can add to the cocktail making it more likely that you might gain more weight than usual in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and RAK.

Today’s culture doesn’t always help, promoting affordable and tantalizing buffets enticing more people to over eat than they normally would. This in turn means you might be more tempted to change your healthy eating diet.

Food and social occasions become difficult to turn down and hunger makes it harder to say no. The choices of food people tend to go for may not always be the healthiest as the mentality of ‘I haven’t eaten all day I can eat this’ overrides healthier options.

Here are some tips to help combat these issues while still enjoying and making the most of this Holy month:

Table Of Contents

Tip Number 1 - Drink Plenty Of Water

During Ramadan 2023 Ensure you break your fast with a decent amount of water to re-hydrate your system and also fill your stomach helping you eat less.

Drinking continually throughout the eve will also ensure you stay hydrated and reduce the chances of you going for the extra food you may not need, 2 to 3 liters is a good target which will help keep you energized the following day.

Tip Number 2 - Low Impact Exercise

Fasting does have its benefits where it can give you more energy to some degree. 

Because of this light exercise is recommended throughout the day or a low impact high intensity training session just before breaking fast, 2 hours after breaking fast, or just before sunrise are a good time to fit in some exercise.

Tip Number 3 - Food Choices

Food choices can play a huge role in reducing the chances of overeating. Choosing high protein and fiber rich foods in all meals can help keep you feeling fuller for longer therefore reducing over consumption in the long run.

Tip Number 4 - Portion Size

A few days into the month your stomach will adapt to your new eating lifestyle and may even shrink so don’t over stuff yourself and learn to eat smaller amounts continuously throughout the eve to ensure calorie intake is sufficient without over stretching your stomach.

Tip Number 5 - Plan Your Meal

Planning your meals ahead of time in Dubai and Abu Dhabi can help reduce your chances of over indulging as your portions are already sorted for you and you are less likely to choose fast food options due to hunger and impatience to eat.

Your body is your most priceless possesion - uae personal trainers
eat clean and set goals inspiration quotes - uae personal trainers

Tip Number 6 - Choose What Events You Attend

Try to avoid revolving all evening activities around food and attend more active social events instead like charity work which can help keep you moving and not thinking about food all the time instead.

Tip Number 7 - Reduce Your Sugar Intake

Before Ramadan in the UAE try reducing your sugar intake to get your system used to not having it so cravings for it will diminish. Try replacing sweets with healthier options like fruits and healthy wholesome snacks like homemade granola bars. 

If your personal trainer provides nutrition advice they will be able to provide you with some great healthy treat recipes.

Tip Number 8 - Reduce Your Stress

Stress during this month can be high as you still have to go to work and deal with other people who may also be stressed.

Try allowing time for relaxation and meditation to reduce cortisol levels spiking making you crave sugary foods leading you to make bad choices of foods once you break your fast.

Try practicing Yoga in Abu Dhabi or Dubai and other gentle forms of exercise that can help reduce stress.

Tip Number 9 - Your Family Eating Habits

Get your family and friends to practice the same eating habits to keep each other motivated and encouraged.

Having a supportive community helps keep you all accountable and more likely to achieve your goals.

If you are working with a personal trainer in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah or RAK they can provide you with motivation and support.

Tip Number 10 - Balance Is Key!

Remember to enjoy this month and don’t get too stressed if you have to constantly attend food functions and dinners, more and more restaurants are providing healthier food options so choose those to fill you up while allowing some room for a small treat now and then.

Balance is key always.

Find the best male or female personal trainer in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman or RAK.

Popular Training Categories

Weight Loss & Dieting

Personal Trainers To Help You Lose & Maintain A Healthy Weight With Exercise & Nutrition

Muscle Gain

Muscle Building Coaches For Impressive Gains & Definition


Kickboxing Personal Trainers For Men & Women

Yoga Coaches

Private & Group Yoga Personal Trainers & Teachers For All Ages & Levels

Strength Training

Increased Strength Personal Training For Men & Women

Body Toning

Body Transformation & Physique Improvement Personal Trainers


Improved Flexibility & Posture For All Ages

Pre & Post Natal

Stay In Great Shape During & After Your Pregnancy In The UAE


Learn to Box or Boxing for fitness in the UAE for all ages

Online Personal Training

Train at home with private, 1-2-1 professional online personal trainers in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah or RAK


Private & group swimming lessons for adults and children in the UAE


Specialist training and fitness for seniors and the elderly


Trainer & coaches for people who want to get back to fitness after injury or illness in the UAE
Show More

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Each personal trainer profile page includes a quick contact form. You can contact the coach direct and they will get back to you as soon as possible.

Use the filter options on the page below to closely match your training goals with the right coach and even select to show male, female or all personal trainers. 

The price for personal training in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and RAK can be found on the personal trainer profile page. Each coach has their own price information and training fees. When you contact a PT they will provide full details about price, discounts and promotions. 

All personal trainers listed on the UAE Personal Trainers website will provide a free fitness consultation to get a better understanding of your health and fitness goals. 

Freelance personal trainers and fitness companies provide PT at home, your gym, outdoors. Online personal training is also an option for many coaches and their clients.