HOW TO PREVENT HOLIDAY WEIGHT GAIN!
    The holiday season is here and that means meeting family, friends, holiday trips and not to mention FOOD! And lots of it as usually the case is and this brings various emotions in people depending on where they are in their weight loss journey. For people who are struggling to lose weight the […]
DIABETES AND EATING HEALTHY: IT’S IMPORTANT!
  If you are diagnosed with pre-diabetes it’s a wake up call indicating a change in lifestyle is in order. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every three American adults has prediabetes; that’s 86 million people! Without any intervention, 15% to 30% of people with prediabetes will go on […]
EXERCISE IN RAMADAN
EXERCISE IN RAMADAN   Ramadan is almost coming to an end and this is the last article in the “Nutrition in Ramadan” series. Good health is composed of 70% diet and 30% exercise, hence 3 of my previous articles were on healthy eating in Ramadan and it only is fitting that the last article is […]
Sunnah Foods and Ramadan
Sunnah Foods   As promised this is the third article in my “ Nutrition in Ramadan “ series.   Today let’s talk about a most important yet forgotten Sunnah- Incorporating Sunnah foods in our daily diet.   Now when I list the foods below , some of you might be amazed that most of these […]
NUTRITION IN RAMADAN: SUHOOR AND IFTAAR MEAL PLANS
NUTRITION IN RAMADAN     At the time of writing this article, 10 days of Ramadan have already passed by and I am just wondering how that happened. Days fly by, meals prepared and eaten and iftaar parties given and attended. Amidst all this I am still trying to eat healthy and encouraging other people […]
Benefits of Fasting.
WHAT IS RAMADAN AND BENEFITS OF FASTING   The holy month of Ramadan is here and 1.6 billions Muslims all over the world are excited! I will be posting a series of articles this Ramadan on benefits of Fasting, Nutrition in Ramadan and Prophetic Foods and how to include them in Suhoor (pre-dawn meal) and Iftaar […]
DO YOU NEED OMEGA-3 SUPPLEMENTS IF YOU EAT FISH?
    Omega 3 supplements were all in the news a couple of decades ago and I remember as kids, us buying the golden capsules and being fascinated by their golden hue only quickly to be put off by the fish burps that accompanied it. Well Omega 3s are now back in the news for […]
GREENS IN MY CHOCOLATE CAKE!
      ALERT!! Cheat Day Post!! 🙂 Sometimes all you want to do is have a large piece of a moist chocolate cake with a cup tea, snuggle in the blanket and read your favorite book and just end the evening with a relaxed chocolatey smile. And why not! We all deserve to pamper […]
STRESS; HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH!
STRESSED OUT?! Why is it that sometimes waking up with a busy day ahead of you fills you with excitement and on other days fills you with dread! Feeling stressed is perfectly normal and certain amount of stress is actually good for the body. “Eustress” is positive stress such as a getting a job promotion […]
VITAMIN C FOR A GLOWING SKIN!
The old adage ‘You are what you eat’ has never been more true if you want radiant skin. Vitamin C is one of the most important ingredient and it is indispensable for a healthy skin and its ability to provide an effective shield against the sun has made it an indispensable ingredient used in the […]