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22 Reasons Muslims Don't Lose Weight During Ramadan

You'd think fasting for 30 days would put the "slim" back in Muslim. Wrong.

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2. Qatayef


Cheese- or walnut-filled pancakes drenched in syrup? Yup. That's what a typical Arab dessert would be during Ramadan. They're delicious, comforting, and oh so gluttonous. Recipe here.

5. Rooh Afza


In Pakistan, people typically break their fasts with this rose-flavored syrup mixed with cold water. It's got a lot of sugar, but it's refreshing as heck. Perfect for these long summer days. Recipe here.

6. Breakfast Kababs


People eat patties of meat for breakfast, OK? Shami kababs are the king of Ramadan. Served with some eggs and a greasy paratha, you'll eat 90% of your daily calories before 4 a.m. Recipe here.

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