We all thought that this year we will be able to wholeheartedly say that the Ketogenic Diet is “so 2019”, but no it is still going and running on full force taking over our lifestyles, social media and conversations.
Restaurants in Amman are upgrading their menus making a specialized “keto menu” as we speak making room for this trendy diet that has taken us by surprise, and there is now more than just one family member doing it and preaching about it. So why is the Keto Diet still a thing?
Well for starters, a little bit of fatty food for thought - no pun intended, if we go back a hundred years ago, the Ketogenic Diet was invented after thorough scientific studies by neurologists to help prevent children from having epileptic seizures. Epilepsy is a condition where the neurons in the brain are extra in number, and it was thought that the state of ketosis could actually be a treatment for seizures. The human body’s main source of energy is from carbs and sugars, which can worsen an epileptic child’s electric tornado by increasing the neurons in their brain, and a diet that consists of mainly fat can still provide enough neurons for the brain to function normally, and can avoid seizures.
That being said, the significant popularity of the Keto Diet has nothing to do with epilepsy! The temptation that people find in the state of ketosis is not uncanny anymore; it's as simple as putting two and two together. I can eat fat to burn fat and hence lose a ton of weight? Sign me up!
Delicious and accessible keto recipes all over Pinterest, who wouldn’t? The reason why it’s becoming so great is thanks to what it stands for. I don’t have to only munch on carrots, why no I can eat a lot of cheese, butter and fried goodies that taste just like the real thing!
The increase in the Keto Diet’s popularity is fueling it even more, people are being more inventive with their mouthwatering recipes, it looks very appetizing on Instagram, you shed all the unneeded fat, and not to mention the restaurants offering all-Keto meal plans everywhere in the world now. We don’t know about you, but we strongly believe this diet is not going anywhere anytime soon!
Have you ever had that moment after a meal where you wondered to yourself: “Did I really just pay that much for a quinoa salad?
Clueless as to which group class you should go for? Totally fine, we’ve all been there!
Are you going above and beyond in your weight loss journey and still can’t see any results?
Intermittent fasting is officially, totally a thing now. For some people maybe, it’s more like “Oh, you mean Ramadan?” Well, not technically there is actually a difference.
While culturally and especially in Amman, the Holy Month encompasses traditions of feasting rather than moderate eating, you can actually go above that and use it to your advantage to shed all this quarantine weight you might have helplessly put on. Here are a few tips to get back on track during Ramadan:
While the city of Amman is slowly going back to it’s livelihood amid the pandemic, it is without a doubt that gyms will not be open anytime soon, so it’s going to remain home workouts for now. Everywhere in the world people have proven that they can make a workout schedule work during quarantine, effectively and productively, but a lot of people are wondering whether or not it is healthy to workout while fasting or not. Well, the simple answer is that you can’t put the word workout and unhealthy in the same sentence, but there is a right way to do it that you can benefit from.
We’ve all taken the internet as our own personal dietitian and thought it was going to change our lives for the better; we hate to be the bearer of bad news but that’s not the case at all. The interwebs is full of insight on just about anything, but it is also filled with different opinions and theories. When you’re about to be more serious than ever about adopting a healthy lifestyle with long term goals...
It’s not news anymore that home workouts is all we’ve got for the time being, and at least for the next quarter of this year thanks to the coronavirus that’s taken the world by a storm. Jordan is doing well in comparison to the rest of the world, but it is safe to say the gyms in Amman won’t be open anytime soon for precautionary purposes. If you’re about the look-good-feel-good life, then listen up, because it does come with a bonus - it won’t cost you expensive exercise equipment, just good ol’ affordable resistance bands that go hand in hand with your weight loss, strength training and toning your entire body.
We are all familiar with dopamine when it is related to exercise, but not so much when it comes to food. If you were ever wondering how someone could possibly be addicted to going to the gym, it is because they’re keen on getting their daily dopamine fix. Dopamine is basically a happy hormone, that your body releases through utmost exhaustion while working out - and when you start feeling it regularly, there is no going back and you won’t ever imagine yourself without it! Good news ladies and gents, because that happy pill we give ourselves can be also done through eating certain foods, and we’re not talking about everybody’s favorite junk food therapy, there are healthy alternatives high in tyrosine which is the amino acid that aids in the production of dopamine. Here are 4 foods that can boost your dopamine and hence make you oh so happy:
Adopting a healthy lifestyle can be difficult, but maintaining it can be even more difficult if you make a few wrong decisions that were not advised by a professional. There are a lot of things we tend to do merely based by things we read on the internet or solely base them on someone else’s experiences. We sat with Faten Abu Hasna, a specialist in clinical and sportsmen nutrition in Amman, Jordan who set the record straight on topics regarding leading a healthy lifestyle.
Boxing has gained a lot of popularity over the last couple of years, and for good reason. Whether it is weight loss you’re after or muscle development, you can literally achieve anything you want off your body just from boxing. We’ve heard a lot of people adopting boxing as part of their lifestyles with most gyms in Amman offering it in many forms, and at many places where you can be learning professional boxing and nobody ever regrets it! Here is why we think you should be the next one talking about it:
What everybody knows about nuts is that they for one are delicious, but also extremely therapeutic to munch on. If you’re a nuts lover and on a healthy lifestyle, then this reading is for you. What you might not know about nuts is that they actually can help boost your metabolism which in return will help you burn fat and lose weight, especially in the belly area. While you’re here, grab a bowl of nuts because we’re about to break some truths on how nuts can help you get those body goals: