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Fasting In Ramadan: Expectations Vs. Reality

Sleepy. Hungry. Thirsty. FAT. BLOATED. EXPLODING. Repeat.

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1. Expectation: Share the love and food at iftar.

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Reality: CALLING DIBS ON THREE SAMOSAS.

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2. Expectation: Break the fast in a civilised fashion, free of gluttony.

Reality: SETTING WORLD RECORD FOR MOST SNACKS CONSUMED UNDER 30 SECONDS.

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3. Expectation: Leave the best food for the guests when hosting an iftar party.

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Reality: LOL NOPE.

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4. Expectation: Drink a ton of water for sehri so I won't be dehydrated through my fast at all, yay!

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Reality: THE THIRST IS REAL. I'VE PEED SIX TIMES AND IT'S ONLY 3PM.

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5. Expectation: Avoid the oily stuff and maintain a balanced diet of mostly fruits and veggies.

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Reality: INABILITY TO RECOVER FROM FRIED FOOD COMA.

6. Expectation: Eat very little and continue iftar after offering Maghrib namaz.

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Reality: STRUGGLING TO BREATHE BEFORE REACHING THE PRAYER MAT, EVEN.

7. Expectation: The first fast wasn't that bad. This will be really easy.

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Reality: THIS CRUSHING REALISATION THE FOURTH DAY.

8. Expectation: Won't be eating out so often now that it's Ramadan.

Reality: EXHAUST EVERY SINGLE FOOD DEAL OUT THERE.

9. Expectation: Had a very filling meal for iftar so I won't be eating dinner at night.

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Reality: NOPE LOL BRING ON THE RICE AND THE CHICKEN AND THE ROTI, I'M HERE ALL DAY.

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10. Expectation: Fasting is so great: I'll be shedding those extra pounds in no time!

Reality: Haha JK!

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