Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Sahur Conundrum

Fasting is going just fine. My training sessions are pretty steady. I eat a small meal for iftar (breaking fast) then take half a serving of protein shake. Rest a bit and do whatever needs to be done. Then I start weight lifting. Not too shabby indeed.

But that's not what I wanna write about. I've no problems with appetite for iftar, but sahur (very early, pre-dawn breakfast circa 5am) is a whole different thing altogether. Try waking up that early and then forcing yourself to shove food down your throat.

Not appealing. But it is a necessary evil. At least for me it is. I can barely survive fasting without having sahur. My body would be in catabolic overdrive. Not good.

For now, I'm just taking my protein shake for sahur. Maybe make a tuna sandwich. But that's all I can stomach. I don't have a big appetite so early in the morning. Plus, I'm not a morning person. Which makes it worse.

For those who are observing the fasting month, or have experimented with fasting (like me blog-o-buddy Adeline)... what do you take for sahur?


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FatLouie said...

I had 2 slices of pancake and a whole full glass of protein shake at 2am actually. I was still awake that time, so I thought, why not just eat first before I go to sleep, since the time was close to sahur already.

I dunno whether it's because I slept a lot or what (woke up at 11am then had a nap at 330pm), but surprisingly, I wasn't really that hungry or thirsty. maybe a bit thirsty lah, but hungry, nope.

See if it works for u?

Kasey Brown Fitness said...
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Aizan Suhaira said...

Adeline and Kasey: Yeah, I've been taking my protein shakes for sahur. It works okay but I'm afraid with me, it doesn't last very long.

I'll be weak and sleepy by lunchtime.

I don't know what else can I take so early in the morning that would be okay for my non-existent appetite.