1. Take up some voluntary fast days or make up for missed days from last year, this can help ease your body into the fasting routine.
  2. Visit your doctor in advance if you have any chronic diseases to get advice regarding fasting.
  3. Start having your breakfast earlier than usual so that your transition into fasting will not feel so foreign for your metabolism.
  4. Over the next few weeks running up to ramadan, stick to 3 main meals a day and avoid snacking in between. by stopping the snacks you will only be dropping one meal of your diet during fasting.
  5. Cut down gradually on your caffeine intake. it will help in training your body to function regularly caffeine free during fasting hours.
  6. Meal planning before ramadan ensures you are intaking the right amount of nutrients and eating the optimum amount.
  7. Begin gradually reducing portion sizes since over-eating pre-ramadan will only increase your appetite and makes it more difficult to fast.
  8. Ramadan is the best time to quit smoking. take the chance and start reducing the amount of cigarettes to prepare yourself for ramadan. try to take a step forward and quit smoking entirely by the end of ramadan.