5 Ways To Ease Fasting Discomforts

During the fasting period, chances are we may experience some discomforts. Here are 5 ways to deal with them so you can stay energised all day!


Inadequate sleep, dietary nutrients and the loss of electrolytes can lower energy levels. During fasting, be sure to:

  • Get adequate rest and quality sleep to wake up feeling fresh.
  • Keep your body hydrated with Performance®.
  • Plan your meals to include energy-sustaining food such as ESP Mixed Soy Protein Isolate Powder.
  • Include Coenzyme Q10 into your diet for an energy boost.


Our bodies naturally lose electrolytes through breathing, perspiration and urination. Excessive loss causes dehydration that can be further intensified by exposure to heat, not getting enough liquids before you begin fasting and physical activity. It could also cause headaches. Avoid dehydration by:

  • Keeping cool.
  • Avoiding excessive heat exposure.
  • Taking Performance®, an ideal thirst quencher that rehydrates, providing a blend of proprietary OPTI-LYTE electrolyte blend plus unique mix of carbohydrates to deliver instant and sustained energy and support optimal hydration.

Unintended Weight Gain

We may experience unintended weight gain as there could be a tendency to overeat or over-indulge in rich, fatty food. This offsets the benefits of fasting. Maintain optimal weight by:

  • Eating in moderation.
  • Observing healthy eating habits through self-control and discipline.
  • Closing nutritional gaps with Meal Shakes that provides 19 essential vitamins and minerals.
  • Manage your weight with Cinch® Shake Mix, rich in protein, fibre and calcium, providing the benefits of a meal, but yet tastes like dessert.


A common discomfort faced during fasting, constipation can occur due to low fluid and fibre intake. It is important to:

  • Hydrate during sahur and iftar.
  • Maintain a fibre-rich diet with lots of fruits and vegetables.
  • Regulate bowel movements with an enhanced proprietary blend which includes senna leaf, which is traditionally used as a natural laxative.

Indigestion (Heartburn)

Fasting generally reduces the amount of stomach acid. However, heartburn could be triggered by the mere thought or aroma of food which naturally signals the brain to increase acid production in the stomach. Control heartburn by:

  • Eating in moderation.
  • Avoiding oily and spicy food.
  • Reducing caffeine intake.
  • Taking a quality plant-based protein food such as ESP Mixed Soy Protein Isolate Powder to strengthen stomach and esophagus muscles.
  • Taking peppermint and ginger to soothe occasional digestive discomforts.

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