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Column: If you won’t eat it, then don’t cook it
Ok, one week into the fast I have to admit the body is a remarkable thing.
In the first few days of Ramadhan there were a fair few people close to breaking point. I kind of found the first day pretty bad but since then time has just flown by.
Within a week the body has become accustomed to going without. There is one thing though that still makes me a little concerned.
I was speaking to a friend the other day and he was telling me exactly what he has every day.
It think it defeats the purpose of fasting altogether. If you are going to make a meal fit for a king then you might as well give up now.
I have also become accustomed to seeing large amounts of food being wasted during Ramadhan. We tend to want to cook more than we can eat.
This is not just a factor for people here but across the Middle East where a recent report stated that 40 per cent of all food cooked during the holy month went straight into the bin.
I have found eating less at the end of the day is better for you than eating more. Your body will adjust.
There is only so much food one can store in the fridge. After the first few days there was a new rule in my home: if you aren’t going to eat it, then you don’t cook it.
Some days ago I was queuing for some meat at my local butchers and people were ordering far too much.
I know it is good business for the butcher but we have to realise the month is about learning to live with less.
And for those of you have come across the guys who can’t handle the fast let me give you some simple advice. Just let them be.
I tried to be quite diplomatic with a friend of mine who can’t handle fasts and it wasn’t pretty.
The worst time of day for be meeting one of these guys is around 7.15pm.
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