Five tips for a healthy and successful post-Ramadan diet – Tech
Josa Lukman (Jakarta Post)
Fri, May 27, 2022
As the Lebaran momentum wanes and we return to our usual routines, returning to better, healthier eating is vital for overall health and well-being, especially if you’ve been helping yourself to generous portions of your favorite Lebaran dishes.
To start the path to a healthier lifestyle, Tokopedia collaborated with nutritionist Dr Elfina Rachmi, MGizi, SpGK to share five tips for healthy eating after Ramadan and Idul Fitri:
- Consumption of sugar, salt and oil – Limit the consumption of sugar, salt and oil while monitoring your weight. Additionally, regular health checkups, enough rest, and stress management are also essential to the process.
- Strict dietary principles – Follow the four “J” of a healthy diet: Jumlah, Jadwal, Jenis and Jurus Masak (Quantity, time, type and style of cooking). Adequate quantity and a balanced diet along with a regular schedule ensure that the metabolic process is well maintained. Consideration should also be given to healthy cooking techniques with various processing methods, such as steaming, boiling, grilling and grandpa unlike frying. Frying should ideally be limited to a maximum of twice a week.
- Selection of food types – Make sure all macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins or fats), micronutrients (mineral vitamins) and daily fluid requirements are met. Instead, opt for complex carbs like brown rice, whole-grain bread, or oatmeal. Fats should ideally come from good fat sources, while saturated fats from fried foods or junk foods should be reduced. At the same time, pay attention to the fiber intake that can be obtained from vegetables and fruits.
- Fluid intake – Be sure to drink up to 2 liters of water or eight glasses a day. Minimize drinks that are too sweet, carbonated, and caffeinated, as they make you urinate more often and can inhibit calcium absorption.
Physical activities and exercise – Ideally, exercise should be done three to five times a week. Start with light to moderate exercises, such as walking around the house to work muscles that haven’t been trained in a long time, then gradually adjust the exercise program according to the needs and condition of the body.
Tokopedia held a virtual media rally on the theme: “Best Selling Food and Beverage Category: Tokopedia and Nutritionists Share Tips for Restoring Healthy Eating Habits After Lebaran”. With Tokopedia External Communications Manager Ekhel Chandra Wijaya, as well as Nutritionist Dr Elfina Rachmi, MGizi, SpGK and owners of Pipitlin Cocoa, Tissa Aunilla and Irvan Helmi. (./.)
Throughout Ramadan 2022, the Tokopedia Ramadan Ekstra campaign, among many others, has drawn a lot of attention from shoppers all over Indonesia.
“This in turn propelled Food and Beverage, Fashion and Household into the top three favorite categories,” Tokopedia explained. External Communications Manager Ekhel Chandra Wijaya.
Honey, cookies, and coffee became Tokopedia Nyam!’s best-selling products, while instant noodles instantly became crowd favorites for sahur in Tokopedia NOW!.
On the other hand, Muslim prayer equipment saw its sales almost quadruple throughout Ramadan 2022, while Tokopedia customers collected more than Rs 15 billion in zakat, wakaf and loyalty charitable donations.
According to Ekhel, the trend of sending Ramadan parcels was also in full swing, with the most common items sent via Tokopedia Parsel Ramadan being cookies, prayer materials and body care products.
“The furthest delivery for a package was from Pekanbaru, Riau to Jayapura, Papua,” he said.
Pipitlin Cocoa, founded by Tissa Aunilla and Irvan Helmi, is an example of a local MSME that took advantage of the opportunity during Ramadan to increase sales. Their business empowers over 2,000 local farmers in the special region of Aceh in Papua. Sales of Pipitlin Cocoa have more than tripled thanks to the Tokopedia Parcel Ramadan campaign. (./.)
Ramadan has also been a golden opportunity for MSMEs to boost their sales, as Pipiltin Cocoa has done by joining the Tokopedia Parsel Ramadan campaign.
Founded in 2013 by siblings Tissa Aunilla and Irvan Helmi, Pipiltin Cocoa prides itself on its chocolate products, which make full use of the diverse selection of Indonesian cocoa.
According to Irvan, Indonesian chocolate has been relatively unknown for a long time, noting that Belgian chocolate was very popular even if the raw materials do not come from this country.
“We use single-origin cocoa from six regions; Aceh, East Java, Bali, Flores, East Kalimantan and West Papua. Our unique selling point is our range of single-origin chocolates, with the packaging emphasizing the region where the cocoa is grown,” he said.
Pipiltin Cocoa, which employs over 2,000 local chocolate producers, exclusively produces couverture chocolate which uses cocoa butter as opposed to vegetable oil which is typically used in cheaper compound chocolate.
“The taste and feel are very different when chocolate melts in your mouth,” Tissa said, adding that compound chocolate has a higher melting point due to the vegetable oil content.
While participating in the Tokopedia Parsel Ramadan campaign, Irvan said that Pipiltin Cocoa had more than tripled its sales.
“This year it is interesting to note that our sales figures have increased even though people have started to return home for Lebaran as logically they would bring gifts with them instead of ordering online. has a sense of celebration and euphoria this year, which has also translated into more sales,” he said, adding that he hopes the trend continues through the end of the year. year as well as Lebaran 2023.