As you wind down and get ready to say goodbye to 2016, you may have either thought about your new year's resolution for 2017 or feel completely overwhelmed by the whole "new year, new me" concept. Regardless of which category you fall into, I wanted to help simplify achieving your health goals. There is nothing more demotivating than setting grand goals and then getting to February-March and realizing you haven't done anything to get any closer to your goals.
I am super excited to announce my FREE webinar I will be hosting on January 4th at 7PM EST.
Chelsea is a blogger, certified personal trainer and nutritionist specializing in Healthy Eating for Weight Loss. She is passionate about healthy, natural living and loves intertwining faith and wellness. She wishes to inspire other women to live more natural and productive lives for the sake of Allah (swt). You can find more of her work on her blog at muslimahhealthy.com.
Without a further ado, here is Chelsea's top 5 healthy Sunnah foods to add to your diet:
The best lifestyle a Muslim can adopt is that of the Sunnah of Rasulullah (pbuh). It is filled with many blessings and wisdoms, particularly when it comes to your health.
The Prophet (pbuh) lived a very moderate and healthy lifestyle. The foods he ate and recommended have come to be known in modern science today as some of the healthiest f...
Although I don't celebrate Christmas, I love indulging in the holiday flavours! My regular holiday go-to's are usually buttery shortbread cookies or gingerbread. I wanted to change it up and incorporate one of my favourite winter fruits, pomegranate. This Chocolate Winter Bark is a quick and easy holiday treat for you and your family and an even better present! It looks super fancy but is quick and inexpensive.
Here are a few tips and tricks to remember when you are making your Chocolate Winter Bark:
Roast almonds at least a day before you are making your bark. I roasted about 1 cup of almonds and used it for a variety of recipes throughout the week.
Make sure the pomegranate seeds are as dry as possible. Remove any bruised or punctured pomegranate seeds.
Have all of the toppings ready in bowls before you melt your chocolate. Once the chocolate is melted, you will have to work fast!
When you are breaking the Chocolate bark, some pomegranate pieces may fall off...
Ever since I had my daughter, it feels like I have unearthed a never-ending hunger. This usually results in the above interaction several times a day. I feel like I am ALWAYS hungry. This type of hunger can easily spiral out of control and lead me to snack on unhealthy items. However, I use these spurts of hunger as an opportunity to re-fuel and re-nourish my body.
One of the things that helps me grab healthier snacks throughout the week is by prepping my snacks on Sundays. You may put thought into your meals throughout the week, but snacks can be an afterthought. The problem with this is that if you find yourself hungry in between meal times and you haven't planned out your snacks, you are likely to grab something that is high in calories, sugar, and fat.
My solution? Energy bites. They are the perfect solution for a quick snack that is healthy but also easy to eat and share with my toddler!
[I received free samples of the Inner-J Bars, however, all opinions are my own].
Good nutrition before working out is important for you to perform well but healthy eating after you work out is just as important. If you have been following these blog posts, you may have seen the first part of the Eating for Exercise series - Part 1: all about pre-workout nutrition. Today’s post will be the second and final part of the series. We will be talking about post-workout nutrition and what you can do to help your body recover after your workout.
When you exercise or do an intense workout, you:
Deplete your carbohydrate stores
It is important to replace everything you have lost after you exercise so that you recover well and can continue to perform your best at your next workout.
Here are some recovery tips to keep in mind:
Eat a recovery meal or snack within 30 minutes after finishing your exercise. This is important to speed up musc...