If you've been following me on Instagram, you've probably noticed, through some of my posts and stories, that I'm currently here in the Philippines. Yes, I'm back for vacation. Been here for almost two weeks now. Since I arrived, I've already had a lot of food trips, first of which was when I dined out with my younger sister and my nephew at BonChon in Robinsons Place Antipolo.
The holy month of Ramadan has started. This month requires our Muslim brothers to abstain from eating food, drinking, and doing a number of other behavioral, leisure, and pleasurable habits from sunrise to sunset. While the latter is a rather easy thing to do, abstinence from food and drink is where usually the struggle begins, especially during the first few days of Ramadan.
Fasting tests and enhances the endurance levels of your body and eating healthy food and having a work out regimen additionally helps strengthen and shape your body. I'm a non-Muslim but since I've been living in the UAE, I practise abstinence as a sign of respect to our Muslim brothers. I've also been in the fitness industry for years now, so I've come up with these 5 ways for staying fit and healthy which will hopefully help ease the challenges one may be faced with during Ramadan.
Controlling your diet is the key to losing weight and fat; there’s no doubt about that. But if you want to achieve maximum changes in your body composition—gain lean muscles and burn more body fat—weight training is also essential along with clean eating.
Aside from making you stronger, weight training also boosts the metabolism and builds lean muscles, which in turn will speed up weight loss.