Commercial Manager in a shipping company
I have been in Qatar for the past 2.5 years and in the gulf region for 12 years. I started fasting when I was in Qatar during 20092011. In fact, it started as fun because a colleague wanted to prove that Ramadan fasting is the most arduous fasting process and I wanted to prove him wrong so I kept the Ramadan fast and asked him to follow the Sabarimala Fasting which is observed for 41 days and during these days, one can eat only vegetarian food. He failed miserably to maintain a vegan routine.
After the fasting I could feel a new energy of sorts and experience low toxicity levels, renewed energy, mind calmness etc. So rest was history and henceforth I continued.
I start my fast early morning with a glass of warm milk or just warm water with an apple and then it is absolutely nothing till sunset. I break my fast with fruits, dates and water. Then I proceed for a brisk walk to balance the metabolism and by 7-8 PM have a normal dinner and that’s it for the most of 30 days with an exception of Iftar invitations.
RucHIka DubEy is a long-time Qatar resident, former HR professional and a mother of two kids. In her spare time, she loves to socialize, dance, jewellery making and writing blogs on places in Qatar.