Religion and weight Loss....Help!!
08-22-2007 11:40 PM
yea i am muslim too, in the morning i plan on eating two scoops of a casein protein(probolic by mhp) mixed with apple juice, a whole wheat bagel, a can of tuna, and my multi... i am also plan on being on novedex to help keep my test as high as possible cause its gona drop... anyone have any suggestions on what kind of routine i would benefit from? i'm thinking a cut...
08-23-2007 01:55 AM
bud, i'm not expert on religion but don't you think that worrying about test levels during ramadan is not the way to be going, i don't think allah would be too happy knowing that's what's on your mind during such a sacred time, wise up and be true to the cause man
Originally Posted by rooq
08-23-2007 12:13 PM
i just thought that it would common sense to use a test booster... its not like i'm taking roids bro... as for being true to the cause fasting 12 hours a day and sayin prayers 6 times(extra prayer in ramadan) the main thing that is on my mind is god. no disrespect
08-23-2007 01:05 PM
I'm no expert...on anything, lol, but if I knew I had to fast for a long period of time, slow digesting protein like casein would be my 2nd concern. A lot of FAT would be my first...even if it's not the best kind of fat.
I'd have a giant meal of primarily fat and protein. (Get as much healthy fat as possible, but don't stress out over the bad too much).
Peace and good luck with the fasting.
08-23-2007 02:06 PM
Not sure I agree that extra fat should be the dietary focus. Healthy fats, sure, but not a lot of excess fat.
Originally Posted by Sunder
08-23-2007 02:15 PM
slow proteins and healthy fats
08-23-2007 02:55 PM
thx man.. yeah i am looking to drop some bodyfat as well.. i am about 9% body fat..
Originally Posted by Xodus
i weight 165 lb..
height is 6 foot..
08-23-2007 02:57 PM
I'm just going to have to repeat some earlier advice and say make sure you get in your slow digesting proteins. Cottage cheese, cassein shakes, etc. As for when you CAN eat, make sure your food is ready like the second you can take a bite. Ha.
08-24-2007 04:50 AM
assalamu alaykum brother,
dont sweat ramadan too much. i go thru it every year with no noticeable muscle loss. last yr i didnt even have time to work out so i only worked out about 6 times that month..
i would just say to break ur fast with a protein shake, then pray maghrib, then have ur meal, starting with proteins, then green veggies, then carbs last. these are the rules that ori hoffmekler laid down for the Warrior Diet which is also based on a long fast, and inspired to some extent by the muslim fast. except in his diet u can have water and tiny amounts of protein throughout the day, and i wouldnt recommend following the diet in general. but u could learn from it a bit for ramadan.
for suhur have some cottage cheese/milk/ slow-digesting proteins, and some dates.
and like i said, dont worry about it too much. just stay away from the ramadan sweets!
as for me,
my pinky broke a couple weeks ago and i havent been to the gym in 1.5 months. and im thinking that i wont have time for the gym at all in ramadan, plus dont wanna break the pinky before it heals completely.
so im not gonna touch the weights in ramadan either. that would be around 2.5-3 months away from the gym, and im not worried at all about losing muscle. it just never happens with me. now, as for gaining fat, like i said, break ur fast with protein, then have food in that order, stay away from ramadan sweets, and ull be great. maybe take some forskolin to crank up ur cAMP levels which is great for burning fat and building muscles, and preserving muscle during caloric restriction. im taking it now and it feels like my muscles are growing without going to the gym. you can get it really cheap from www.gonsi.com (its called forslean). jjust take 1-2 servings with the protein as u break ur fast and go pray maghreb in a mosque, when ur back half an hour later, have ur meal. i guarantee you great results.
peace brother, and happy ramadan.
08-24-2007 05:02 AM
p.s., forgot to say inshalla
08-24-2007 05:30 AM
Thx for the advice brother.. much appreciated..
Originally Posted by NuruddinZangi
The only big problem is university.. and it's hard to catch up if you are fasting and besides that you are working out.. I am the kind of person that won't stay happy if i don't enter atleast 3 times a week the gym.... Unless i have a serious reason as u do my brother..
Ofcourse fasting is the most important of all.. no matter what i have to do it..
N e ways take care..and inshalah enjoy ramadan and your iftars
08-24-2007 12:10 PM
The religion debate in this thread is over. This is not the place.
08-24-2007 01:05 PM
Originally Posted by rooq
i'd agree with mike combs. worrying about boosting ur test in ramadan is not a great idea. first of all a drop in test for the month will not suddenly cause a loss of muscle mass.
but most importantly, high test makes it harder to lower ur gaze, which is extra important in ramadan
make this month about God and the afterlife, not the body that will one day turn to dust. make at least this one month all about strengthening your soul, then go back to strengthening ur body after ramadan.
08-24-2007 06:47 PM
Originally Posted by NuruddinZangi
08-25-2007 02:50 AM
cant you just...not fast?
Originally Posted by sameerkhan51
08-25-2007 02:51 AM
08-25-2007 04:03 AM
funny video mate..
Originally Posted by jomi822
N e ways i was asking for some great tips about my diet on the holy month... that's all..
08-25-2007 04:17 AM
You could look into intermittent fasting as an option if that fits.. it was developed with some of the ideas brought about by the fasting states of Muslims during Ramadan and gives a protocol whereby you eat the majority of your calories around your workouts within an 8 hour time frame.
08-26-2007 05:32 PM
IF U PLN CUT ON RAMADAN juss switch u r regular cuttin diet from day at night u should break u r fastin with whey + carbs same as pos workout than 30 min hav u r meal than after taraweeh have anotehr meal go train thank post workouit 1hour after another meal than for u r suhur take nigttime protein with carbas and good amount of efa dont forget bcaa when training!
08-26-2007 05:40 PM
also my advice is dont start cuttin on ramadan and better focus on
increasin u r faith and prayin and try to be better person in all the ways and icreasin good actions! u could juss start liek a recomp add stuff like sesathin and cla and efas and cortisol blockers with small cal defficit 4 teh month and than after ramadan inshallah start ur eca stack wirh cardio ..ect
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