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BREAK THE FAST THE HEALTHY WAY

In the month of Ramadan, muslims stay abstinent from food and liquids from the crack of dawn until sunset. While a 10 percent drop in our body’s water suply will land us in the hospital, a mere 2% decrease can trigger signs of dehydration, including trouble concentrating and severe headaches. That is why you should break the fast by drinking lots of liquids. WATER: Drink …

THE REWARDING BENEFITS OF FASTING

For Muslims Ramadan is a holy month, honouring the period when the first verses of the Quran were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad by the angel Gabriel. Allah says: “The month of Ramadan in which the Quran was revealed, a guidance for humanity, and clear (signs) for guidance and judgment…” During Ramadan, Muslims are supposed to read the Quran more often, abstain from eating, drinking, …

ARE YOU EATING ENOUGH?

If you are one of these people who don’t eat anything and maybe even exercise but cannot lose a single pound, you are most probably not eating enough; your body may actually have gone into starvation mode. Let me tell you what happens: This amazing machine called your body is coming up with a rescue plan to survive the starvation period you put him through. It …

MY NUTRITION SECRETS

Everyone you know is always on a diet – friends, celebrities, possibly you. I have never been on a prescribed menu plan for weight loss reasons ever. But then, when you look at the foods and drinks I regularly consume, my whole life has been a “diet” from other people’s point of view. To me it never felt like this because I just keep eating …

PARTYGIRL ON DIET

You are on a date and the guy asks you what you want to drink. You may THINK “Oh shit, these drinks will ruin my diet” but you will SAY: “Vodka sounds great.” He will be very surprised because he expects you to order a Pina Colada, a Cosmopolitan or a Martini. “Vodka Redbull??” he will ask in disbelief. “On the rocks”, is what you …