5 TIPS FOR A HEALTHY RAMADAN
5 Suhoor Options for Ramadan
1. Oats with almond milk + 3 dates + 1 banana
2. Quinoa paratha with minced chicken and subzi
3. Paneer paratha with green subzi
4. Bowl of mixed fruits with chia seeds and flaxseeds
5. 3 Egg whites + 3 tbsp oats mixed and cooked together with 3 walnuts
6 Ways To Get More From Your Workout
In this bold, fitness-driven world, your benefits include being strong, looking fantastic and feeling even better. Life is good. If you are one of the minority of people who regularly go to a gym for exercise, then congratulations! It means you have the right priorities and terrific discipline. A healthy exercise habit should blend fun and fitness, effort with results. Instead of dreading the gym, learn to streamline the process using these healthy exercise habits to get more out a workout than ever before.
1. Know Your Limits
Seriously, know your personal limits. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen somebody give up too early or get hurt during training or racing because they simply had no idea what their real thresholds were. The whole idea behind training and/or competing is to push your thresholds to the limits to fulfill your potential. If you don’t know what your limits are, how can you possibly know what your potential is?
2. No Pain, No Gain
You would think that this myth has been beaten to death or at least shooed from popularity, but I hear it surprisingly often from people who honestly believe that they need to kill themselves every day during training to maximize their workouts. DON’T DO THAT!!!!
3. The Farce Of The Low-Carb Diet
True, monitoring carb intake is one of the best ways to play around with your weight, but does it really work in the long run??? Ask yourself how long can you stay away from carbs? I believe that your eating has to be a lifelong process and you need to make healthy choices that you can sustain.
4. Create Variety In Your Training
Any good training regimen needs to include a mix of cardio, weights, free hand, interval training, pilates, etc…. you need to change your routine to not only add variety but also to train your body from different angles which will show better results and also beat boredom.
5. Set Realistic Goals
I’ve found the best way to work towards improving your fitness is to set realistic goals. This simply means that you need to know your body – its strengths and limitations. Set goals which are specific, measurable and achievable. For example if you haven’t worked out in a year and you need to lose weight think of first getting back into a routine of working out. Don’t set out with a goal of “I have to lose 10 kilos” you are setting yourself up to fail. Think of being regular with you workout and good with your diet every week, that itself is an achievement for the week. It takes a lot of hard work and more importantly will power to achieve your goals.
6. You Cannot Spot Check Fat
The fact about fat is that fat tissue and muscle tissue are different. They only way to reduce fat percent in your body is to build muscle which increases your metabolic rate and burns more calories, you cannot lose fat from certain areas. If you have a tendency to put on fat in a certain area it will only go once your overall fat percent in the body has dropped. It is a combination of strength training, cardio and a good food plan that will help you lose that fat.
Wake Up and Smell the Coffee… Literally!
Can’t start your day without a cup of coffee? That’s great! And for those of you who can, well, maybe it’s time to change that!
Got a sweet tooth? ME TOO!
Do you ever find yourself craving some sugar after a boring, healthy meal? It’s natural. Well, who doesn’t like chocolates and cupcakes and cookies? … And my personal favorite, Chocolate Mousse!!!
Feel like you’ve gained a few pounds around your belly after all that partying this summer? Don’t worry, I feel you! Here are a few simple ways of getting rid of those extra inches from the stomach area. And the best part? You can do these even at home!
Stay healthy, stay GREEN
What’s the perfect healthy drink for a chilly winter morning? Or for a scorching summer afternoon? Or for a gloomy monsoon evening? In all these scenarios, you can never go wrong with a Green drink. For green is the color of health and Green is the color of every season.
If you’re confused about what to eat between meals, don’t pick up a bag of wafers and put to waste your entire week’s workout. I have healthier, antioxidant alternatives for you.