I started Week 2 with much enthusiasm after the unprecedented
success of Week 1 (I lost 2 kilos in fat, by eating fat! And that too with no rigorous
exercise). However, the weight loss has been very slow this week. It’s like my
body’s trying to hold on to the good old lard and forcing me to go back to my
Nutella smeared bagels.
But with a great deal of willpower and the positive vibes from
my Keto buddy Rasha, I kept at it. Not a single gram of carb goes through my
mouth unaccounted for. Not a single day does my carb intake exceed 25 grams.
I’ve been off an on the dieting bandwagon for as long as I
can remember, and rarely have I succeeded at sustainable results.
The buzzword ‘Keto’ caught my fancy quite a few months ago,
and I could see the radically positive change it was having on quite a few
people in my circle. I was intrigued, yet all the jargon around macros had me
A casual chat over a work lunch with my colleague Rasha got
us started. We are both Keto newbies and decided to start this journey together.
Last week, I had the absolute pleasure of attending the very first beauty exhibition in Dubai that was dedicated to K Beauty. Korea has really taken the lead with innovative skincare, and I was pretty blown away with the wide range of brands and brand offerings that were on display.
Hello Beautiful! How’s the holy month of fasting going for
you? Hope you’re staying hydrated and at your radiant best. Hunger is not
really a concern for me when fasting (I stock up well in Iftars!), and I’m
getting over the thirst issues despite the summer heat by really glugging in my
2 liters post sundown. My greatest challenge is the sleep deprivation.
I get up for suhoor (the early morning meal) at 4 am, diligently
do my prayers and keep hitting the snooze button when my alarm cries out its
5.30 am again. Yes, I have a very early morning start given the school run and
the traffic to work.
The lack of sleep was creeping up on my face in the form of unsightly dark circles and puffy bags under my eyes, so I thought this would be the perfect time to give the Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream a try.
I’ve always been fascinated by perfumists. They are artists who hold an invisible easel, and are guided by a gifted nose.
At the recent Sephora Middle East Spring 2019 Multi-Brand event, I was fascinated by the ‘By Kilian’ booth. Loud neon lit-up letters shot out a bold question, “What’s Your Kind Of Love?” This heady title is a teaser to a brand new range of eau de parfums entitled ‘My Kind Of Love’ by master perfumist Kilian Hennessy.
I’ve been drawn to the magic of crystals for the longest time, and proudly possess a collection of various quartz stones. When I first started my crystal healing journey over a decade ago ignited by my frequent visits to a tarot card reader who’s hauntingly beautiful room full of crystals proved to be a sanctuary for my troubled young mind, most of my friends and family thought I was headed for the cuckoo bin.
Fast-forward into 2019, and crystal healing has suddenly come to the limelight with celebrities like Victoria Beckham openly admitting to the benefits she’s reaped from her love for crystals and even incorporating them into her newest fashion capsule collection.
Turmeric, the bright orange herb that is best known for adding brightness to Indian curries, offers a plethora of health-enhancing benefits making it a prized culinary addition across India, China and the Far East for centuries.
Perhaps you already have an ample stock of turmeric powder in your kitchen ammunition but like all things powdered, a fresh stalk of turmeric far outshines the nutritional benefits. Here’s 3 reasons why: