Food habits – Fasting respondents only
Generally speaking, there are no drastic changes to respondents’ eating habits during Ramadan. The majority claim they eat the same amount (44%), eat the same food (49%) and maintain the same weight (57%). A minority claim theygain weight (17%), eat less healthy food (11%) or eat more (15%) during their days of fast.Encouragingly a significant proportion of those who fast claim they find it easy to do so(62%).
Considering fasting respondents tend to spend more time with family during Ramadan, there is no surprise, the majority prefer to break their fast at home (87%). The most popular food and drink to break their fast with is dates (60%) and water (18%).
Food habits – both fasting and non-fasting respondents only
Ramadan restaurant deals don’t appear to be popular amongst both fasting and non-fasting respondents, with 45% claiming they won’t be using any Iftar or Suhour deals this year.
When it comes to eating out, the sample was split with just over a third equally claimingthey don’t eatout more (38%), and a third claiming they do (33%). 29% claim their eating out habits don’tchange at all during Ramadan