Keep the love, get rid of the handles


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Keep the love, get rid of the handles 

Yay or Nay?! Skinny or Fat?! #transformationtuesday

No I have not been dieting on and off all my life. I actually had the ideal weight for my hight but in my head, I was always fat.

I have been suffering from an eating disorder since I was little. 

I had always a real fear of weight gain, I used to eat less, pretend I’m full, fast, or excessive exercise (I was a swimmer till the age of 18). 

Unfortunately I grew up with this bad habit and as I’m living alone for such long time, I never liked to cook, so it was easier for me to eat in restaurants or deliver fast food to home. I used to eat one meal per day because I didn’t feel hungry too much, I worked for long hours everyday that sometimes I forgot to eat and I never had breakfast, but then I found out that I’m getting weak and became actually over weight so I got depressed. 

The problem here that when I’m depressed I eat less or starve myself because I have no appetite. I had constant stomach pain. I don’t really remember when I became unhappy with my body but I remember that I was disgusted by the way my belly had grow and bloated and I started to have love handles too.

Anyway to make this story short I just wanted to share with you that all too often, we make the weight loss much more difficult than it needs to be with extreme diets that leave us cranky and starving. 

The unhealthy lifestyle choices that we follow, and the emotional eating habits always stop us from being healthy. 

The good news is that there’s a better way! My trainer “David Seisay has designed a customized food and training programme for me. I learned that I can lose weight without feeling miserable with making smart choices every day, developing new eating habits and preferences that will leave me feeling satisfied—and winning the battle. 

xoxo

My Salad .. My Way!!


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As I have been sitting in bed typing while feeling sick for a while. I wanted to chat about working out while sick. Do you do it? Do you rest? But what if you’re sick multiple days in a row? Do you rest all those days?

I had a big workout week planned. Lots of heavy lifting and some cardio intervals, but then I had the flu which came with a horrible sinus headache, then I had to go for a surgery.

Sometimes in life it pays to suck it up and rally, and sometimes you have to know when it’s time to rest and pay attention to your body. Being sick is one of those times. So all I did was – Rest, Reflect, and Recover!!

As I can’t be in the gym, I tried to eat healthy and drink lots of fresh juices to recover.

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I got some fresh Mesclun Mix (Baby Green Romaine, Baby Red Oak Leaf, Baby Iceberg, Baby Spinach & Arugula) from the Inseason store located in Zamalek and customized it my way.
I added some almonds and fresh berries for the first salad.

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And I added some Physalis, BlueBerries, extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar to the second salad.

My Salad My Way. Oh yeaaah it was Yummy for my tummy 🙂