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My School lunch box

Coffee

– Bottle of water

– Tuna on toast (brown bread)

– Fiber Plus chocolate bar by Kellog’s

– fresh orange juice

So I think I’m doing well…I’m maintaining healthy food at school by eating a bit of everything. From fruits to vegetables to fiber. The only thing I need to work on is my morning coffee. Because I’ve been waking up so early (5:30 am) I need coffee to wake up, just smelling coffee I feel better. I’ll try to switch to decaffeinated coffee starting tomorrow.

I will also try to add more vegetables and fruits next time!

Eat right! …Feel right!

If you’re feeling stressed and unhappy rosemary is the herb for you. Rosemary is an herb for stress that rekindles energy and lightens the spirit when brewed into a tea twice a day. Watch the video and listen to its benefits..I’m gonna go get me some rosemary herb 🙂

Last night after gym, my friend and I were starving so we headed to one of the local superstores and decided to have a light dinner. We had something called “Hawader”…Hawader in arabic derives from the word ready!  Meaning that the food that we prepared is very easy and fast to make.

What we had:

– Labneh with olive oil

– Black sliced olives

– Bread (fat free)

– Zaatar

– Fondel Cheese ( not Lebanese but you can add it)

– Brie Cheese ( not Lebanese but you can add it)

– Halloum Cheese (lebanese)

– Makdous (Eggplant- Walnut- red capsicum- garlic and olive oil)

Everything was ready from the supermarket we just cut some tomatoes and added cucumber.

The dinner was amazing healthy and light!

Having “Hawader” either for breakfast or dinner is a very nice family meal as well! Sahten!! 🙂

 

Since we brought up the topic of obesity in my previous post, here is an idea of what you can let your children snack on. Raisins!!

The health benefit of raisins is that they are an antioxidant. These help keep the blood clean and flowing. They get rid of all unclean impurities in the blood.

Raisins are also great for healthy gums and teeth. Though raisins are sticky and very sweet, they do not cause tooth decay ore gum disease.

Raisins are also a preventative measure for macular degeneration, which is the health of your eyesight. Just as carrots are good for your eyesight as are raisins. Overall, raisins help with eyesight, oral hygiene and they act as antioxidants. Raisins are sweet and great tasting and promote good health.

However do not give raisins to babies under 3 they may choke on it because it is very small in size and sticky which can cause them to get stuck in your child’s throat. To prevent that you can cut them into smaller pieces

I saw this link on Dr.Mehmet Oz’s fan page, and got devastated when I read this post. Some British retailer is selling large sized  clothing for kids who are Obese! In my opinion I am totally against it because the fact that these kids reached the stage of obesity is a mistake. Now when kids discover that there is clothing that matches their size it will be more convenient to them and this issue will encourage them to not lose that excess weight. I put up a poll I chose a few answers from what Dr. Mehmet Oz’s fans shared you can choose one or just add your own answer. I would love to hear your thoughts.

Everybody loves fried food and especially french fries! People who want to stay healthy and at the same time don’t want to miss out on fried food are recommended to get Tefal Actifry!

My sister got it for her family a few months ago and she tells me it’s amazing. You can even fry nuggets, chicken etc…

All you gotta do is put one spoon of oil, set the timer, and you can happily leave it doing its thing while you do yours.

You have to make sure fresh chips are totally dry before you put them in or they do come out soggy.

You can buy it online here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tefal-ActiFry-Low-Electric-Fryer/dp/B000T76UOE

 

 

Here are some tips to help you increase your water intake:

Drink a glass of water as soon as you wake up

– Drink water whenever you have an alcoholic or caffeinated drink.

– Carry a bottle of water with you at all times, so you can keep track of how much you are drinking.

– Drink little and often- your body can better absorb small regular amounts of water so if you do this rather than gulp lots in one go, you won’t need to run to the bathroom every few minutes.

– Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, as they are a valuable, natural source of water.

–  If you think you might be hungry and not thirsty, have some water then see how you feel in 20 minutes later.

– Set an alarm ( on your mobile phone or watch. for example) to go off every 30 minutes as a reminder to have a sip.

– Remember, once you notice  your mouth is dry, you’re already dehydrated. Drinking little and often will prevent this from happening.