First and foremost, Daily Vanity would like to wish all our Muslim friends and readers a Selamat Hari Raya! Hope this Hari Raya will be a fruit(kuih)ful one for you.

Now, when you think of Hari Raya, you would automatically think of ketupat, rendang and all the other traditional Malay food. Oh, and don’t forget about the sweet drinks served at each house you visit. After a while, you’ll feel like the amount of food you’ve eaten could last you for the next five years.

We’re going to share with you a couple of ways you can relieve the feeling of being bloated, and to hopefully somewhat maintain your weight so you can fit into all your pretty Hari Raya outfits! We HAVE to do our #OOTDs right?

1. Eat in moderation

You can eat at every house you visit. But the key is to take a little bit of everything from each house.

2. Opt for plain water


It may be tempting to drink that orange soda and that grape F&N at every house. But think about the sugar content in them! Yikes! Perhaps after drinking soft drinks at three out of six houses that you’re visiting that day, kindly ask the host if you could have a glass of plain water instead.

3. Drink lots of water!

This applies to whether you’re going visiting or not. After eating all the yummy food, you need to wash it down and to… Dispose of your waste. Water helps to do that and to also remove toxins from your body. For our Muslim friends who have been fasting for the last month, your stomach may still be in shock with the amount of food that you’re taking in such a short time. Not removing toxins from your body can potentially cause gastric pains or diarrhoea.

4. Clock in your workout

Get back to your workout routine if you have given yourself a break during the fasting month. If not, you can try this workout (It’s a fat burner one. We know- how apt right?)

5. Get your daily dose of fruits


If a house you’re visiting offers you fruits, go for them! With all the lontong gravy, you need some fresh fruits to balance it out. Keep some blueberries in your fridge so that when you come home from visiting, you can munch of them. Blueberries are high in antioxidants and they’re really easy to eat.

6. Drink your tea

Definitely not bubble tea! Tea is known to help mitigate the effects of greasy and fatty food on your heart and blood vessels. If we have to recommend, go with hot green tea without sugar!

If you find our tips useful and easy, do share it with your friends!

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