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VEGETARIAN CHICK

I am a vegetarian since almost 30 years. “Do you eat at least chicken and fish?” is the question I am promptly asked when outing myself. When I decline, they make a puzzled face, “But where from do you get your protein?!” Let me start from the very beginning, namely with the reason I became a vegetarian: I was a little girl when my mother took …

LUNCH-BOX: LENTIL SALAD

The other day we had Zoe’s little friends over for a playdate. I hadn’t have time to check a training DVD at the office so I asked them if they wanted to watch it together with me. „My mommy is a trainer now!“ said Zoe proudly. „What is a trainer?“ asked Ela. „I show people how they can grow their muscle“, I said. „Let me …

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 …