Healthy Ramadan 2016 Guide

The guide that will help you lose weight and boost your metabolism this Ramadan! A 20 page comprehensive tool that summarizes everything you need to know about healthy eating and physical activity during Ramadan. You’ll learn how to create a program that suits your needs, how much you should eat, how to challenge yourself with…

How To Pack For Umra: The Ultimate Checklist

A couple of weeks ago my husband and I went on the trip of a lifetime. In preparing for the trip I read numerous blogs, compiling a comprehensive list of things we would need to take with us to make our trip care-free and memorable. We travelled from Qatar to Medina by bus (a 23…

9 Tips for Eating Healthily at Restaurants

We often associate ‘eating out’ with eating unhealthily and ‘home-cooked’ with healthy. Even though most of the time the association holds true there are many ways to make eating out an enjoyable and healthy experience… an important skill for those that are too busy to cook every meal at home. Here are 9 tips for eating healthily…

Qatar’s Rising Obesity Problem: Is There A Solution?

Obesity in Arabic speaking countries is at an ultimate high. In Qatar alone 76 percent of adult males and 79 percent of adult females are overweight or obese (Ng et al., 2014). With the rapid ‘Westernization’ of Middle Eastern countries and the introduction of fast food chains children seem to be at a particular risk for poor eating…

Use Your Environment To Achieve Your Health Goals

What’s stopping you? Is it your family? Gym fees? Poor surrounding infrastructure? Little imported health products and supplements? Bad weather? I live in Qatar, and in Qatar it’s easy to experience all of the above. Cultural foods are abundant, unhealthy, and served every day. Gym fees are more than triple what you would pay elsewhere….

No, I’m Not Losing Weight For My Wedding

Getting married can be extremely stressful. Between trying to make sure you’ve picked the right guy to planning the perfect wedding you certainly don’t need added pressure from strangers. Unfortunately, you will be faced with the select few rude or nosy people. If you’re not a pin thin beauty queen be assured that you’ll hear…

I Married Him In A Week And Lived Happily Ever After

Marriage is hard work, there is no doubt about it. There are great days, and there are not so great days. When we start looking for that someone special we hope and pray that we will live (predominantly) in bliss. Although I have only been married for a couple of years, I would like to…